Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day
March 18, 2022
WHEREAS today marks Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day, an opportunity to recognize the work transit operators and workers do to keep Toronto moving safely, especially throughout the pandemic.
Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day provides us with a chance to recognize the hard work and dedication of our 16,000 Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) workers, and their commitment to keeping people moving across the city. Their commitment to our residents and our city has helped us navigate these unprecedented times.
These operators and workers have helped get other frontline and essential workers to their jobs and make sure residents get to places like grocery stores and medical appointments. Public transit workers in our city and across the world have made sure that everyone was able to get where they needed to go, when they needed to get there.
It is important on this day to reinforce the message that all transit workers must be treated with respect by the public. Recent attacks against transit operators and workers are totally unacceptable and deeply concerning. As a city, we are committed to working with the TTC and the unions that represent these workers to find more ways to ensure they are safe and protected on the job.
The City of Toronto recognizes the contributions of TTC employees and all they do for our City and across GTA. Their dedication and hard work make our city stronger and vibrant.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim March 18, 2022 as “Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day” in the City of Toronto.