WATCH: The TTC says surveillance video of the now infamous #TorontoStreetcarSex act exists, but the police haven’t yet received any formal complaints.
TORONTO — Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) spokesman Brad Ross says “every streetcar in Toronto is named Desire.”
But some take the Tennessee Williams reference more literally than others.
One scandalized rider reported “at least” two people “engaged in some sort of sex act” around 5:30 p.m. Thursday while riding a westbound King Street streetcar, Ross told Global News.
“They reported it to the operator who called it in. The streetcar was stopped for about 20 minutes.”
Ross said the individuals involved fled the scene before police arrived.
Police are not investigating, though, because no one has complained. The TTC is not pursuing charges but Ross said he wants people to know there are “far better places to get to know one another.”
TTC rider Adam Owen was sitting at the rear of the 504 streetcar when the operator stopped around University Ave.
“The operator came on over the intercom saying ‘Indecent exposure is never OK. and I’m stopping the car right now,'” Owen told Global News.
Although Owen didn’t witness the sex act, he waited around with other riders.
“I wanted to see the resolution, but by the time the police arrived the people had left. It ended up not having very much of a climax,” he said.
Owen, who regularly uses public transit, said this “definitely the weirdest thing” he’s seen on the TTC.
“When weird stuff like this happens, people come together to make light of it,” he added.
By Thursday evening, the racy hashtag #TorontoStreetcarSex popped up on Twitter offering several quips about the TTC and those who ride the rocket.
While you were watching the Leafs game, 2 (or 3) people were apparently ‘scoring’ on the TTC streetcar. #TorontoStreetcarSex
— MoniKa Platek (@MonikaPlatek) November 21, 2014
Mind the gap. #TorontoStreetcarSex is trending. I thought Torontonians lost their humour. Wrong – and this on first snowfall day!
— John Bail (@Johnpomo6) November 21, 2014
The Downtown Relief #TorontoStreetcarSex
— Norm Wilner (@normwilner) November 20, 2014
Can’t wait to see the TTC explainer video for #TorontoStreetcarSex
— Glyn Bowerman (@Banquos_Banquet) November 21, 2014
Please exit from the back door. #TorontoStreetcarSex
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) November 20, 2014
People keeping warm in carbon free ways. #TorontoStreetcarSex
— Shawn Micallef (@shawnmicallef) November 20, 2014
The better way. #TorontoStreetcarSex
— Heather (@LadySnarksalot) November 20, 2014
Full disclosure: Adam Owen is a friend of the reporter.
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