Poppy campaign launched at Spadina Station
The Toronto Royal Canadian Legion poppy campaign kicked off at Spadina Station on Oct. 31. TTC veterans and veterans from Sunnybrook Hospital were joined by Davisville Public School’s Grade 6 class for a moment of silence honouring the valuable sacrifices made by Canada’s heroes.
The ceremony was attended by (from left): TTC veteran John Swallow, Deputy CEO Chris Upfold, veteran Jim Finnegan, Royal Canadian Legion District “D” Commander Jay Burford, and veterans Lou Cronsilver, Mac Joyner and Don Stewart. Also present were current TTC employees and peacekeeping veterans Fern Taillefer and Nigel Fontaine.
The TTC has a long and rich history of military service. During the Second World War, more than 600 Commission employees enlisted for service. Those names are remembered on the TTC’s Honour Rolls, along with a dozen of them who were killed in action. Over the 90-year history of the Commission, more than 100 TTC families have been the recipients of the Memorial (Silver) Cross presented for sons, daughters and family members lost at war.
On Remembrance Day, Tue., Nov. 11, the TTC will pause service for a two-minute wave of silence across the entire network. Veterans and a companion travelling with them will board for free.