Day-to-day Xtra files Freedom of data demand after TTC brings advertisements for gay hookup web site
Complaints from 16 commuters objecting to an image of shirtless homosexual males embracing prompted the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to pull advertisements when it comes to homosexual hookup website Squirt from its subway vehicles in September.
Day-to-day Xtra received copies regarding the complaints after filing a Freedom of Information demand underneath the Municipal Information Act in October 2015.
Squirt.org is owned by Pink Triangle Press, that also publishes regular Xtra.
The TTC removed the adverts on Sept 9, 2015, simply because they promoted having intimate relations in public, spokesperson Danny Nicholson stated during the time.
On Nov 9 the TTC circulated 18 documents to frequent Xtra, including 15 complaints from transit users whom objected towards the advertisements. In addition it circulated one grievance from a TTC worker, whom wondered if the TTC must have an advertisement вЂњfor a website that is premised in guys that are helping up in public areas.вЂќ