Toronto is sending off its old streetcars in style
Toronto will soon be saying goodbye to its old streetcars – but first residents will spot the newly-designed, brightly painted transit vehicles operating along downtown streets.
The city is retiring its Canadian Light Rail Vehicles (CLRV) after 40 years of service, and to celebrate, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) partnered with local artists to create an exhibition that “pays tribute to this unique civic icon.”
The project, called “A Streetcar Named Toronto,” saw CLRV #4178 transformed into a colourful art activation—both inside and out. Artist Jacquie Comrie painted the exterior of the streetcar using a variety of colours and hues, including neon and glow-in-the-dark paints.