How to snarl transit with a promotional stunt for beer
Dundas and Spadina streets are closed off after a 'suspicious' package was found, which turned out to be part of a Coors Light contest for Twitter followers, Monday, July 7, 2014. (@Selina50mm / Twitter)
Published Monday, July 7, 2014 7:35PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, July 7, 2014 10:10PM EDT
After the Toronto Transit Commission was forced to divert a busy streetcar route, Coors Light might be rethinking their latest promotion.
A suspicious box was seen attached to a railing at a TTC streetcar stop at Dundas Street and Spadina Street. The package, a silver briefcase, turned out to be part of a Coors Light contest where Twitter followers “search and rescue” the boxes to win a prize.
After the TTC had to divert one of their streetcar lines, one Twitter user discovered the problem – and the TTC wasn’t amused.
Coors Light responded with an apology, saying they were working to fix the situation as they continued to tweet at other contest winners. Some commuters responded, voicing their displeasure with the disruption that delayed their trips home from work.
At around 9 p.m., Coors Light apparently ended the contest, tweeting "All adventures must come to an end," and apologizing to those who were disrupted.
@TTCnotices Sincerest apologies for any disruption this has caused. We are contacting appropriate people immediately to fix the situation.
— Coors Light Canada (@coorslightca) July 7, 2014
All adventures must come to an end. Thx to all who participated in #searchandrescue. For those who were disrupted in anyway, our apologies.— Coors Light Canada (@coorslightca) July 8, 2014