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Service with a smile: Will empathy training improve TTC customer service?

Watch video of our Story Circle to get a snapshot of the transit-related issues and solutions we heard from Scarborough community members.

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Hi, I’m Aparita. As many of you know, Scarborough usually gets a bad rap in traditional media and sometimes even in popular culture. Those stories dwell on crime and grime in the community, which was once nicknamed “Scarberia” and “Scarlem.”

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More buses, better service — locals voice need for immediate transit solutions

Consensus at our Story Circle was that, of all forms of public transportation, buses are most effective at getting people around Scarborough.

Talking TTC: Story Circle surfaces transit challenges and solutions in Scarborough

Attendees shared their frustrations with specific bus routes and Toronto Transit Commission employees’ poor customer service, among other issues.

Behind the scenes of Farley Flex’s Scarborough pride video: How he discovered rapper Maestro

The Canadian Idol star and music executive describes how he got his entrepreneurial start in Malvern.

Making space to talk about mental health in Scarborough

One woman's journey from fear to finding comfort at the Shoniker Clinic.

Why Canadian Idol star Farley Flex has Scarborough pride

Malvern native Farley Flex credits his hometown with helping launch his career.