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Toronto Removes Transit Station Map Because It Looks Like A Giant Penis

The sign was created in December and went viral on Monday, prompting officials to remove it.

Posted on February 3, 2015, at 10:08 p.m. ET

There is a very special transit station in Toronto and it's special because it's shaped like a penis.

Is it just me, or does this newly erected map of Downsview station look like a giant schlong? @TTChelps @TTCnotices

Zaz@zazamatazFollow

Is it just me, or does this newly erected map of Downsview station look like a giant schlong? @TTChelps @TTCnotices

3:35 PM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

From above, the penile form of Toronto's Downsview Station is not immediately obvious.

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But last year, someone at the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) decided to, so to speak, cut away the building's foreskin and reveal it's true nature. Spokesman Brad Ross told the Toronto Sun the sign was "erected" in December.

The sign is apparently a map of station anatomy.

Google and the Toronto Transit Commission.
Google and the Toronto Transit Commission.
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Google and the Toronto Transit Commission.

On Monday, someone noticed the sign and tweeted an image of it. From there, a robust discussion arose on Reddit:

• "Seriously. I instantly thought "That's a penis." when I saw this. Needed no time to compute."

• "It's amazing how one image can sum up the entire TTC experience. Well done."

• "Did they really need to colour in the tip? Sweet Jesus."

In response to the all excitement, Ross told CBC News the sign apparently didn't go through the proper review process. The Sun added that the transit agency is taking "a long, hard look at the incident."

@patrick1up @stilez @TTChelps @blogTO @Urban_Toronto @fragileheart New map has been designed and will be installed asap.

Brad Ross@bradTTCFollow

@patrick1up @stilez @TTChelps @blogTO @Urban_Toronto @fragileheart New map has been designed and will be installed asap.

11:18 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And Tuesday, the phallic transit sign was removed:

So the #TTC removed this sign at Downsview station this morning. Wonder why? #RideTheRocket #topoli

Toronto Sun@TheTorontoSunFollow

So the #TTC removed this sign at Downsview station this morning. Wonder why? #RideTheRocket #topoli

7:26 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

While there were no formal complaints about the sign, its removal will likely please those such as Brian Shugar, who described it as offensive and "very pornographic."

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