Summit leaves road wide open
The eastbound Queen car, which normally takes 12 to 15 minutes to travel from Niagara St. to University Ave., took seven minutes Tuesday around 9:25 a.m.
“The streetcar just hurtled on because there was reduced traffic on Queen St.,” according to reporter Raveena Aulakh.
Debra Black made a similar report on the Spadina car.
Reduced traffic may be the summit’s silver lining.
“I’m loving this G20 stuff … made it in 15 minutes from Pape and Danforth to city hall, despite the rain. Even fewer cars on the road this morning, not many delivery trucks,” wrote Vanessa Lu.
Nancy White said she saved money as well as a little time. Lighter traffic got her to work five minutes faster than usual from the Beach along Queen East to Queens Quay.
The parking lot north of the Star building at 1 Yonge St., was charging $10 instead of the usual $12 summer rate.
“I guess they know people are staying away,” she said.