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#SitTO: A No-Brainer Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come

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“Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come” said Victor Hugo, famous author of Les Miserables and the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Even though he was talking about crime and punishment in the mid-nineteenth century, the sentiment stands, or given this post’s topic, sits. A recent flurry of media attention and a nationally-trending hashtag (#SitTO) has finally started a long overdue conversation about Toronto’s public spaces, namely their lack of public seating. See, while Toronto has no shortage of engaging streets, vibrant neighbourhoods, and dynamic public spaces – seriously check out footage from Jurassic Park during the NBA playoffs – there’s very few places where you can take a load off. Here’s a few reasons in no particular order about why that’s a problem and why you should care about this in the first place.

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Bikestock Vending Machines Keep you Cycling 24/7

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There is an endless supply of excuses that can be made to avoid jumping on that dusty bicycle and into your car instead: It’s too cold outside. It’s too hot today. It’s snowing. I don’t want to get sweaty on the way to work. I’m wearing heels and don’t want to bring a change of shoes. I have too many things to carry today. Continue reading

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