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Gimme shelter - but first restore glass

Post Time:Nov 02,2009Classify:Company NewsView:346

A transit shelter that's missing a big glass panel doesn't offer much protection from wet, windy weather.

Now that the weather is cool and blustery, we're getting a lot of complaints about missing or damaged transit shelters, which provide a small measure of comfort for people who rely on the TTC.

And for those who catch the bus or streetcar at a TTC stop without a shelter, their Christmas wish list would no doubt include one of the glass cubicles.

(We're trying to set up an arrangement with the city's street furniture division, which is responsible for shelters, to forward complaints from readers directly to officials who can fix them, to speed repairs.)

Richard Cotter emailed to say a large glass panel on a transit shelter at the southwest corner of Lloyd Manor Rd. and Princess Margaret Blvd., near Eglinton Ave. W. and Martin Grove Rd., "has been broken for many months and I cannot seem to get the TTC organized to fix it."

We went there earlier this week and noticed the big glass panel that's supposed to cover much of the front of the shelter, which faces north, had disappeared, leaving it unprotected from northerly winds, which will soon have a lot more bite as winter approaches.

STATUS: We talked to Kyp Perikleous, who's in charge of all street furniture, and mentioned to him that the shelter is one of the older styles still in use, adding that it's a candidate for replacement.

Perikleous said he'd look into the possibility of having a new shelter installed, but in the short term, he'd make sure the glass panel is replaced.

Source: www.thestar.comAuthor: shangyi

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