Recently, Statistics Canada released a report that analysed a number of trends across the country, and one of the findings showed Toronto to be a growing multicultural city, even more diverse than Paris and New York (Torontonians often state this fact but never quote — or know — the source).
So when I saw the above map of the TTC’s subway system, displayed entirely in Chinese, I wondered why someone (like the TTC, for example) hadn’t done this before [ click on map for larger version, and Wikipedia entry ].
There are obvious stations across the city that could use multi-lingual displays of the subway, streetcar and bus system. Christie and Yonge-Sheppard stations could certainly use Korean maps, High Park could have Russian, Pape with Greek, and so on. Union Station could have numerous languages. It’s certainly not an easy endeavor for the TTC to take up, but something worth exploring. Especially if we really want to see our city as a true meeting place of cultures and peoples.