1. Starts with "F."
2. A Favorite
For the letter of the week for this round I am going to go with all things TTC, Toronto Transit Corporation.
Finch Subway Station
Finch is the northern terminus subway station of the eastern section of Line 1 Yonge–University.
Krystyna Sadowska's sculpture Rhythm of Exotic Plants (1965) is displayed on the lower concourse level, outside the fare-paid area.
On March 30, 1954, at a ceremony at Davisville station, Toronto Mayor Allan Lamport and Ontario Premier Leslie Frost shared the task of pushing a lever to turn a signal from amber to green, symbolizing the opening of Canada’s first subway line.
They and a train full of dignitaries and media then took the twelve-minute subway journey from Eglinton station to Union station, where Frost unveiled a plaque to commemorate the event. That afternoon, members of the public got their first chance to ride the subway. Later in the day, the very last streetcar passed over the old Yonge Street tracks.
I found this fabulous vintage video from 1954.
As luck would have it, Finch has a flower shop.