Image via Wikipedia During my undergraduate years, I commuted from St. Catharines to York University in Toronto.  Travelling from the bus station on Academy Street to downtown Toronto and then on to the northern reaches of the pre-Greater Toronto Area at Steeles Avenue was an adventure.  That was back in the days when the Queen Elizabeth Highway was mostly two lanes wide, there was no such thing as gridlock and the end of the line for the Keele Street TTC bus was at Finch Avenue, an actual farmer’s field.  Tomatoes I think. And sheep. Hard by the rusting squats of the gasoline “tank farm” on the east side of the street. A 45 minute walk from residence if the weather was good. During first…

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