Message from the Executives
Office of the Chief Executive
The TTC remains focused on restoring services to pre-pandemic levels. Starting on Sunday, June 19, numerous service adjustments will begin to increase frequency and reintroduce seasonal service on various routes and/or match capacity to demand on several routes around the city. We’re also re-introducing a seasonal service on the 30B High Park bus route to connect High Park Station into High Park on weekends and holidays until the Labour Day weekend in September.As of the week ending June 4, and as was the case throughout the pandemic, bus boardings lead the way at 65 per cent of pre-COVID levels with streetcar and subway boardings at 53 per cent and 50 per cent, respectively.
Providing safe, reliable service is our top priority, and customers can be confident that the TTC remains the best way to get around this spring and summer.
Indigenous Heritage and Pride events continue
Leading up to National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, eight specially wrapped buses and streetcars will enter service next week. All will feature artwork by local Indigenous artists. The wrapped vehicles will operate on routes across the city until September.
For the first time, Indigenous employees will share the beauty of their culture with us by holding a Pow Wow at Mount Dennis Division on June 25. The event will feature drum circles, dancers, traditional food and much more. All employees and family members are invited to attend.
The TTC Pride vehicle tour continues to make the rounds during Pride Month. Next week, the vehicles will be stopping at McNicoll on June 19; Wilson on June 20; Davisville on June 21; and Sheppard Distribution Centre on June 22. The TTC will also be participating in Pride celebrations, including the Pride parade next weekend (more details below).
Indigenous Heritage Month and Pride are important opportunities for us to recognize as we continue building an organization where employees feel like they belong and our customers feel welcome.
Next Board meeting: Thursday, June 23
And finally, I’d like to remind everyone that the next Board Meeting takes place on June 23.
The agenda will include staff reports on several key items, including updates on the TTC’s Accessibility Plan and Wheel-Trans Transformation Program; Safety, Health and Environment System annual review; and a report on the TTC’s 10-Year Collection Outlook/Modernization Fare Collection.
Please stay safe.
Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
June 17, 2022
March with the TTC in the 2022 Pride Parade
All TTC employees are welcome to march alongside the Pride bus in this year’s Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. Participants are asked to meet up from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Ted Rogers Way (look for the Pride bus). Families and guests are welcome. Official TTC Pride T-shirts will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. The parade runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please bring water and dress for the weather! Please contact Filming, Tours, and Events Specialist Sandy Tsirlis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.