Message from the Executives

Office of the Chief Executive

February may be a short month, but much is already underway at the TTC. We’ve made it through the second major snowfall of 2022, and I continue to be impressed by the perseverance and dedication of TTC employees. Thank you to all of you who helped prepare for and respond to this week’s snowstorm.

Celebrating Black History Month and Lunar New Year
This month, we’re once again acknowledging Black History Month with customer and employee campaigns, and for the first time we’re celebrating Lunar New Year organization-wide.

To wish the people of Toronto a Happy Lunar New Year, we have decorated four TTC buses and one streetcar with a design celebrating the Year of the Tiger. Over the next two weeks, we’ll also hear from employees about how they celebrate Lunar New Year with their families and communities. You can also submit your own well wishes for colleagues and enter to win one of five family prize packs to the Toronto Zoo. More information can be found in the Lunar New Year section in this week’s newsletter.

The TTC is also proud to celebrate Black History Month. This year, we’re shining a spotlight on the work of eight local Black artists from the City’s StreetARToronto (StART) Program and featuring their work across the system. Within the organization, we’ll be featuring videos, posters and articles sharing the achievements of Black employees, and learning what inclusion at the TTC means to them. Check out the video below to hear what they had to say.

Thank you to all the employees who participated in these campaigns so far, and to our Corporate Communications, Diversity and Culture and Marketing and Customer Experience teams for their critical work to raise awareness about these important initiatives within the Commission and across the city.

Upcoming Board meeting on February 10
Next week, at the first TTC Board meeting of the year, Commissioners will hear about several key items in public session, including the Cross-Boundary Service Integration Plan, the Talent Management Outreach Plan as well as an update on the Easier Access Phase III Project.

As always, you can tune into the Board meeting on February 10 at 10 a.m. on the TTC’s Official YouTube Channel.

Please stay safe.

Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
February 4, 2022

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