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Toronto Star: Queen 501 streetcar: the longest, wildest ride




Jim Rankin
Staff Reporter


The 501 Queen car courses from the Long Branch Loop in the west to the Neville Park Loop in the east and back again 24 hours a day, picking up and dropping off the city's lifeblood.

People shuttling from hundred-year-old homes to downtown jobs in gleaming towers. From homeless shelters to soup kitchens. From art studios and galleries and clubs to cafs and bistros and late-night poutine. From a detox centre to a fresh start.

On the Toronto Transit Commission's 501 Queen route, life can begin and end.

One can enter this world at St. Michael's Hospital or St. Joseph's Health Centre, or die at either facility and be mourned at one of a number of funeral homes along the line or in a seedy bar where the beer comes cold, served in pitchers, before noon.. ...............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://thestar.blogs.com/queenstreetcar/2011/10/queen-5...



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