Bob Boddington lives at the end of Maple Bush Aveune (near 401 & Weston Rd) and enjoys walking his cat on the trails of the Humber River. He owns the Owl & Badger Pub on Eglinton Avenue West (near Eglinton & Bathurst) and works as its manager. His business is over 10 kilometers from his home. It normally takes him 20 minutes to get there by 10:30 when he starts the days work. This is his journey.
Before Bob can drive to work he requires his morning Tim Horton's coffee which he picks up across the street at the Crossroads Center.
Bob, being in his mid-40s and driving a burgundy coloured supped up Honda Civic, he is not one to take the sidestreets to work, so on to the 401 he goes.
Every morning Bob battles his way through heavy traffic at the intersection of the 401 & 400 but today, there does not appear to be any cars on the road but him so he floors it.
Bob flies by the TTC's new Jane LRT line and would never consider using it because it does not go anywhere he wishes to go, and besides, he loves to drive. Zoom zoom
Bob comes to the "Basketwieve" and knows that he must stay in the collector lanes in order to turn off at the Allen Rd.
Bob continues driving, passing this stretch at Keele in under 2 minutes flat. Bob begins to wonder why portions of his city have magically disappeared.
He approaches Yorkdale Mall, normally a very busy place, but it appears that the parking lot is mostly empty at the moment.
Bob turns off the 401 onto the Allen Rd running southbound. During imclement whether events, Bob Boddington normally parks at the mall and jumps aboard the University Line subway.
Mr Boddington loves driving this stretch of road when there is no one on it with its trench-like feel. Go Bobby Go
There is a huge problem if you are speeding southbound on the Allen and that is this former expressway deadends at Eglinton Avenue West at a stoplight with a huge backlog of traffic waiting to turn left.
Bob finally arrives at work and when he gets inside his bar he smiles because he made it in record time of 11 minutes.
Bob wonders if anyone other then him will be on the roads on the way home.