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It's not too good if you're in a hurry, but the 501 does give a wonderful look at city's many faces
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Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Hume, Christopher
Date: Dec 29, 2007
Start Page: A.3
Section: News
Abstract (Document Summary)

Torontonians who ride it daily might not be impressed, butNational Geographic has named the Queen streetcar, the 501, one of the top 10 trolley routes in the world. The honour is included in a new book, Journeys of a Lifetime 500 of the World's Greatest Trips.

Moving west past University, Queen changes yet again into a bustling street of shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries; it's a thoroughfare that was reinvented by artists in the late 1970s and subsequently taken from them by the gentrifying hordes. The latter have altered Queen West, but not yet managed to kill its wonderful spirit of outlaw entrepreneurialism.

Once past Mimico in New Toronto, the stops are on numbered streets - 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and up to 37th. It's back to the '50s with roadside diagonal parking, strip malls and a convenience store with an ad for the long-defunct Toronto Telegram.

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