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Andy Byford’s move to New York will take him to another city where former TTC CGM David Gunn (1995 to 1999) presided over a system desperate for a major overhaul. Gunn ran the NYCTA from 1984 to 1990, and is renowned for what he accomplished, but it was only a start. Toronto is a city that admits its failings with difficulty, and that has hindered the TTC over many Boards and CEOs. In New York, everyone knows there are big problems because they affect everyone, every day. That’s an uphill battle for any manager and Byford’s 2018 will be much more challenging in his new home.
Before he goes, Andy (as everyone calls him) will no doubt be fêted in many watering holes around the city, not least of which will be his “local” The Rebel House. Exploration of Toronto microbreweries will be relegated to an occasional vacation treat should he return, and his NYC challenge will be to find a “football” bar up to his standards.
Byford leaves the TTC in better shape than he found it, but Toronto will be worse off for the break in transit leadership at this critical time.
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FYI to all you Rebulars: We're having a Rebellion Party today at the Rebel House!
$1.75 Rebel Bitter all day, musical entertainment by Mark Kersey, give-a-ways, all in honour of the 175th anniversary of the Rebellion.
Come on down and join us for a pint!*
*Or two, or three!
We're #7! We're #7! That's right, we made Blog.TO's list of Best Gastropubs in Toronto, settling in at a cozy 7th place. Nice! Thanks, guys!
In addition, the good people at Pub Magazine like our summer patio! See their quarterly issue for the deets.
We should note that, if you haven't come in for a pint in the last little bit, we're sure to have something new and exciting for you to try. And if you're peckish, why not grab a bite while you're here? The cheese pennies are to die for; so you'd better get in quick before the End of the World next month!
A message from Eglinton—Lawrence MPP Mike Colle:
On Sat, Sep 15th at 1pm the community will rally to help save Postal Station “K”, the site of Montgomery’s Tavern, where the Rebellion of 1837 was launched.
Come out to sign the petition, pick up an 11”x17” Save Station “K” poster, and hear musical performances.
Where: Postal Station “K”. Corner of Yonge St. & Montgomery Ave.
When: Saturday, September 15th, 2012, 1:00pm.
For info and to RSVP, contact 416-781-2395 or 416-314-6467
If you would like a poster, or you can help put them up in retail stores and/or community facilities, contact Sarah Teichman.
And, again, if you would like to help us in collecting signatures to save the historic Postal Station K, download the petition and start hoofin' it.
The Toronto Crown corporation is looking to sell the post office that sits on the historical land that once held Montgomery's Tavern—where the Rebellion of 1837 began in December of that year.
As Globe and Mail columist Jane Switzer explains:
Although the location was designated a National Historic Site in 1925 (protecting a five-metre radius around the flagstaff and a commemorative plaque on its base), the building has few safeguards under the law. The post office is listed as historic by the City of Toronto, but because federally owned buildings are excluded from the Ontario Heritage Act, it has no protective designation. [full article]
If you live in the Eglinton-Lawrence area and support the effort to save Post Station K, make sure that you contact Local MPP Mike Colle, who is heading a petition to save the site from being sold. (For the record, he's also written a letter to the Provincial Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the person responsible for policy related to Canada Post.)
Afterward, come in to the Rebel, buy a pint, and lament with us the sorry state of contemporary provincial governance with us!