Oh no! Road Construction!

Daniel Bitonti for The National Post:

Behind the counter at Aris Place, a diner near the corner of Roncesvalles and Fermanagh avenues where a group of men in their 70s sit in the back at tables that look nearly as old, John Athanselos uses a spatula to check eggs, bacon and potatoes sizzling on a griddle.

Every so often, he waves the spatula in frustration at the streetcar stop directly outside his front window where, after a year-and-a-half of construction that clogged Roncesvalles and squeezed the small businesses that line it, streetcars finally began running again on Dec. 19.

via Roncesvalles’ still-unfinished rebuilding strains neighbourhood | Posted Toronto | National Post.

This is kind of a ridiculous lede to what otherwise is your standard horrors-of-road-construction article. “He waves the spatula in frustration” indeed.


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