TTC streetcar spotted in the middle of an Ontario forest (PHOTOS)

Aug 19 2019, 5:32 pm

TTC streetcars aren’t always on time, and sometimes get derailed, but they never travelled too far off course… or so we thought.

Toronto City Councillor Josh Matlow was in the forests of the Haliburton Highlands when he spotted a site from home.

A streetcar, in the middle of the woods.

Matlow tweeted a photo of the streetcar, which garnered a lot of responses.

Someone reminded us that streetcars are “dangerous in the wild.”

Some of the responses pointed out that Matlow was at the Haliburton Scout Reserve, which houses this abandoned vehicle.

According to TTC’s Stuart Green, that is where the vehicle is.

Green told Daily Hive that it is the body of TTC streetcar 2500, which is a Peter Witt car built in 1921 and retired in 1954.

He speculates that it may have been intended as a cottage or cabin, or it may have been placed there as a spectacle.

Photos geotagged in the area show what the interior of the streetcar looks like.


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