‘It’ movie about clowns comes alive in movie theatres, literally

Seeing others get scared by clowns when you’re not, might be fun for some people, but the condition known as Coulrophobia, or fear of clowns, can be frightening for those who suffer from it. Now with author Stephen King’s “It” remake film released September 18, 2017 featuring the killer clown, Pennywise, some people are intentionally dressing up as clowns and attending screenings.

Commuter at train station

Trauma by the tracks

TTC commuters are accustomed to delays on the subway, which are sometimes caused by suicides on the tracks. Though for most commuters the announcement might result in being late for work or school, some have the misfortune of witnessing a suicide. This can translate into either shock or trauma. People suffering in the aftermath of witnessing suicides have found refuge in online forums, with many coalescing on Reddit. The social media forum features posts from witnesses to TTC suicides.

TTC bus

No snow tires on TTC buses: Riders at risk?

Imagine being on your way somewhere and the TTC bus you’re in is not moving, because it can’t get up the hill in the snow. That is exactly what happened to many passengers on Monday February 2, when at least one bus on York Mills Road east of Yonge Street was struggling to get up the hill, due to the 22 centimetres of snow that walloped Southern Ontario overnight Sunday and into the morning commute. The TTC buses do not use snow tires.