13 tweets that sum up Mayor John Tory's subway ride this morning

Sep 8 2016, 1:03 am

Toronto resident Bianca Spence was hailed a hero in the city today after Mayor John Tory accepted her TTC challenge.

Spence tweeted the challenge to the Mayor earlier this summer, garnering plenty of support from Torontonians.

And then again a few weeks ago, Spence tweeted at the Mayor asking him if he’d been on the subway during a heat wave. This tweet caught the attention of the Mayor’s office, and the meeting was set for the morning of September 7.

So the city held its breath as Toronto’s Mayor hopped on the non-airconditioned Line 2 this morning – like thousands of local commuters. Would he survive? Will he sweat? Will his train be delayed? Or perhaps, will he get shoved out of the way as the doors slowly shut?

But his ride seemed fairly uneventful, minus the lack of tie and jacket by the end of it. His one day action is clearly not enough for residents, who took to Twitter to express their (hilarious) thoughts on Tory’s big subway ride.

But it wasn’t all bad, some were happy the Mayor stood by his word and took the challenge.

This morning a report ranked Toronto as the third best city to live, with some of its weakness being its transportation system. And no one is truly surprised.

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