Message from the Executives

Rewards and Recognition event salutes exceptional employees

Rewards and Recognition event salutes exceptional TTC employees

At Wednesday’s (September 29) Rewards and Recognition celebration, the Executive Team and I were thrilled to recognize more than 50 employees for exceptional – even life-saving! – achievements in safety, leadership, teamwork, customer service as well as innovation and creativity. This was the first time we held our celebration virtually, and like so much at the TTC, the program was adapted to COVID-19 times.

Through the challenges of the pandemic, I know many employees across the organization have been going the extra mile to look out for each other, help customers and “make it work.” During these difficult times, it’s more important than ever to highlight exceptional individuals who are sustaining the level of excellence that makes the TTC a world-class system.

With this in mind, let me congratulate again all of our winners and those nominated for the fall period. All award recipients were most deserving of the heartfelt appreciation they received from senior management and their peers. We will be featuring many of these employees in this newsletter over the next several weeks.

The TTC is very fortunate to have so many great people making a difference each and every day. As always, I encourage you to take some time this year to nominate someone you see doing exceptional work. Check out the Rewards and Recognition program at for details. And let’s not forget the Winter Awards ceremony later this year will debut the Diversity Award to recognize employees who are committed to fostering diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging.

Deadline to submit your vaccination status extended to October 6

I am pleased to share this Wednesday, ATU Local 113 made an announcement encouraging its members to upload their vaccination status, as outlined in TTC’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy. This statement reverses the union’s previous position which directed members to not follow company directive in sharing their status.

In light of this, we will be extending the time all TTC employees have to disclose their status to October 6.

To all of you that have uploaded your vaccination status, thank you for your ongoing cooperation. If you haven’t received your vaccine yet, our next clinics with health partners will be held at Warden, Victoria Park and Sheppard West stations (October 5 to 7).

As a public service, we owe it to our great city to continue to be leaders in safety, respect and dignity. We have said this from the start of the pandemic – we are all in this together. Let’s all keep doing our part to put this pandemic behind us.

Stay safe.

Richard J. Leary

Chief Executive Officer

October 1, 2021

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