Tons of cops on Bloor-Yonge station today. The so-called "security increase".
The news of course trying to say "it's all gonna be ok".
I go to university through Bloor-Yonge every day and here's a fun fact - if one wanted to blow this major overlay station up (both Bloor and Yonge are literally one over another, a strong explosion I'm sure can collapse quite a few things) - they could with relative ease. Especially at 8am when people are literally breathing on each other's backs.
Doesn't even have to be too strong of an explosion. People will panic and kill each other trying to get out from clouds of smoke which will inevitably fill the station.
Just so you have a point of reference, THIS is Bloor-Yonge during rush hour.
Toronto is a VERY vulnerable city. If even just one suicide bomber was to blow itself (yes, IT-self) up while a train was on station, the entire city would be paralyzed.
Odds of me getting killed in such an attack are like 1 to endless universe, but it's still an unpleasant thought.
I guess my point is:
Fuck ISIS and fuck islamic radicalists (and any radicalists for that matter). Stay safe, always be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas.