Message from the Executives

Office of the Chief Executive

I’m very pleased to announce that we’ve selected the winners of our TTC 100 Contest.

Earlier this year, we invited young students in Toronto – our next generation of customers – to share their vision for the TTC of the future. They responded with fantastic and creative ideas using illustrations, photos, drawings, models and written submissions.

Thank you to our partners at the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the STEPS Initiative.

The winners will be announced at a special event to close our 100th anniversary celebrations at Hillcrest Complex on August 20. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. Congratulations and a big thank you to all the participants!

Although the TTC marked its 100th anniversary in 1921, transit in Toronto has a far longer history, which pre-dates the Toronto Transit Commission. One hundred and thirty years ago, on August 15, 1892, the first electric streetcar began operating in the city.

Operated by the TTC’s predecessor, the Toronto Railway Company, the first electric streetcar, a wooden car with open sides, made its way from St. Lawrence Market to Rosedale along Church Street in Toronto. Crowds watched with excitement as history was being made with the shift towards electrification and away from horse-drawn cars.

Honouring Canadian military and veterans on Warriors’ Day
With the opening of the CNE next week, the TTC is honoured to continue our long-standing tradition of providing free rides to all current members of the Canadian Armed Forces in uniform as well as war and peacekeeping veterans wearing military service medals or ribbons on Warriors’ Day, August 20. Free travel is also extended to one companion on all TTC vehicles.

Each year, the TTC recognizes the valuable contributions of the Canadian military, veterans and peacekeepers by providing them with free rides on Warriors’ Day and on Remembrance Day.

The 2022 Warriors’ Day Parade at Exhibition Place will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the parade.

Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
August 11, 2022

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