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Yesterday Transit Historian Trevor set up his display of #Lego buses and streetcars at the @annette_village_fm for the 6th time since 2016. His model of a 1921 TTC Peter Witt streetcar was motorized and driving around the table.

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Testing out the doors on Transit Bricks' new museum carbarns! No Lego minifigs were injured in the making of this video!

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New vs. old: A size comparison of Toronto's streetcars. Transit Historian Trevor's #Lego replicas are based on the Toronto Transit Commission's "Flexity Outlook" Light Rail Vehicle #4400 from 2014 and the @torontostreetrailway's "Bandbox" horsecar #16 from 1876. The full-sized T.S.R. horse-drawn streetcar is currently hidden in storage at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. Hopefully it'll return to Toronto one day! . . . #lovetoronto #vintage #transit #history #canada #canadahistory #torontohistory #legominifig #legoaddict #legophoto #torontophoto #torontolife #visualtoronto #exploretoronto #TOhistory #ttczone #tram #trolley #streetcar #streetsoftoronto #the6ix #the6 #thesix #torontolove

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Transit Historian Trevor is selling collectible streetcar history cards on ebay! This card features a photograph of his Lego A.L.R.V. streetcar infront of Honest Eds. Inside the card is a description of the history behind Toronto's streetcars. Search "Lego Streetcar History" on ebay!

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Toronto's streetcars: then and now. Transit Historian Trevor's #Lego replicas of the Toronto Transit Commission's "Flexity Outlook" Light Rail Vehicle #4400 from 2014 and the @torontostreetrailway "Bandbox" horsecar #16 from 1876. The full-sized T.S.R. horse-drawn streetcar is currently hidden in storage at the Canada @scitechmuseum in Ottawa. Hopefully it'll return to Toronto one day!

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#Lego replica of the Toronto Transit Commission's "Flexity Outlook" Light Rail Vehicle #4400 in Roundhouse Park by the CN Tower. The Flexities were introduced in 2014 and were the first wheel chair accessible streetcars in Toronto. They are slowly phasing out all the older high-floor C.L.R.V.s and A.L.R.V.s.

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Here is a look at the tent that Transit Historian Trevor and his Lego buses and streetcars were set up under at the @annette_village_fm last Wednesday. The market was hit by a short but strong storm, yet the tent held up! Trevor will be back at the market Wednesday June 20th 3pm to 7pm.

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Historical selfie! Yesterday Transit Historian Trevor and his display of Lego buses and streetcars were at the @annette_village_fm. He will be back next week on Wednesday June 20th 3pm to 7pm. The market is located in the parking lot next to Runnymede Presbyterian Church.

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Transit Trevor's display today at the @annette_village_fm during the rainstorm. The exhibit got soaked, but the models survived!

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Today Transit Historian Trevor returned to the @annette_village_fm to display his Lego transit models. The exhibit included his newly built @torontotransitmuseum carbarns. Stay tuned for more photos!

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Tomorrow Transit Historian Trevor will be setting up a small display of Lego buses and streetcars at the @annette_village_fm. Wednesday June 13th 3pm to 7pm in the parking lot next to the Runnymede Presbyterian Church. There will be Transit Bricks cards and prints for sale as well! . . . #lovetoronto #vintage #transit #history #canada #the6ix #the6 #canadahistory #torontohistory #legophoto #torontophoto #torontolife #ttczone #legominifigure #Trueto #lovecanada

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Here is a rare look in Transit Historian Trevor's Lego workshop. He is currently building a flatbed truck to transport the TTC relics around. Vintage vehicles like the TTC's 1st bus, a double-decker from 1921, are too old to move under their own power. Stay tuned for the completed transport truck!

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Transit Historian Trevor's #Lego replica of a T.T.C. Peter Witt streetcar on Front Street in front of Union Station. The grand station opened in 1927, just 6 years after the first Peter Witts ran in Toronto. It was the 3rd "Union Station" in the city since 1858. The CN Tower can be seen in the background, which was built in 1976.

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Transit Historian Trevor's #Lego replica of the TTC's "Peter Witt" streetcar #2766 on Front Street passing Union Station. Wooden streetcars had been operating on Front Street since the late 1800s, and were replaced by the steel TTC Witts in 1921. When the Yonge Street subway opened in 1954 the streetcars were removed and replaced by buses. Today the street is serviced by the "121 Fort York - Esplanade" Novabuses. #2766 is the last Peter Witt streetcar in Toronto and only comes out for parades and other special occasions.

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Transit Historian Trevor has been touring Toronto, teaching the T.T.C.'s history, and is available for hire! He has given formal presentations at retirement/nursing homes and museums, and has even taught transit history to the blind. Trevor also recently became an official Educational Partner with the @tdsb.on.ca, and can now teach transit history at schools. Contact him at trevorps@transitbricks.com for presentation rates and availability, or go to www.transitbricks.com for more info!

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A group of #Lego transit enthusiasts chartered a TTC "Orion 7" bus and visited @ontarioplace last week. The park opened in 1971 and featured a large waterslide complex as well as other rides and attractions. In 2012 the park closed down and the waterslides were removed, with only the tower left standing today. Stay tuned for more adventures with Transit Bricks!

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2 generations of Toronto Transit Commission buses parked at the main entrance of Ontario Place. The vintage GM "Fishbowl" New Look bus was introduced in 1958 and the modern "Orion 7" hybrid bus is from 2006. When the park opened in 1971 it was serviced by a seasonal extension of the "29 Dufferin" bus. Today the park is abandoned but can be reached by the "121 Front-Esplanade" bus which runs to the Exhibition Loop.

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Transit Bricks will be returning to the @annette_village_fm on Wednesday June 13th and 20th. 3pm to 7pm. The market is located in the parking lot next to the Runnymede Presbyterian Church, and is accessible by the TTC's "26 Dupont" bus. Transit Historian Trevor will be displaying his collection of Lego TTC models and selling prints. Come out to support the artist and learn about Toronto's transit history.

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