Message from the Executives

Office of the Chief Executive

With nearly 1,000 visitors attending last Saturday’s 100th anniversary finale at Hillcrest, it’s evident to me that the TTC remains an integral part of our city and continues to bring great pride to Toronto.

It’s hard to believe that an entire year has gone by since we officially kicked off our centennial with a ceremonial streetcar ride at Roncesvalles Yard on September 1, 2021 – 100 years to the day the TTC began operations.

Many have special memories of the TTC and last Saturday’s gathering helped to show that the TTC holds a special place in the heart of Toronto. Quite simply, the TTC is essential to Toronto’s future.

Kids from kindergarten all the way up to Grade 12 sent us their vision of public transit through artwork depicting all facets of the TTC. The response was fantastic and I’d like to extend my congratulations to the following winners:

• Robyn and Leonard Killeen from Seventh Street J.S.
• Selena Haththotuwa from Secord Elementary
• Ishraq Alam from R.H. King Academy
• Annie Clarke-Ward, Jazz Stocker-Witterick, Kailah Kilfoyle
and Virgil Grant from The Linden School
• Finch Howells-Young from Shirley Street P.S.
• Alexandros Prokos from Sir John A. Macdonald C.I.
• Ayaz Ghafur from Hillmount P.S.
• Saheel Siyam from W.A. Porter C.I.
• Kevin Wang from Elkhorn P.S.

Their artwork has been developed into a mural installation to overlook the tracks at Davisville Station, which is being installed this week for all to admire.

I hope everyone had the opportunity to share in some of the celebrations this past year. For me, it has been a great privilege to pay tribute to the TTC workforce, both past and present, for their tireless dedication to delivering safe, reliable and efficient service to 32 billion riders and counting.

Thank you for all you do. Have a great weekend and stay safe.

Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
August 25, 2022

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