Message from the Executives

Office of the Chief Executive

Welcoming employees back to the office

After more than two years away from the office, I am excited to officially welcome employees who have been working remotely back to the workplace on a part-time basis, starting April 4. Our return to office will begin with working in the office two-to-three days a week. Like many of you, I have been looking forward to seeing colleagues more regularly in person.

As always, your health and safety remains our top priority. We have been working closely with public health officials to make sure our policies are up to date so we are ready for your return. Like all TTC locations, wearing a medical mask will continue to be required indoors, unless you are working alone in your workspace and/or actively eating or drinking.

When the pandemic began back in March 2020, I don’t think any of us could have predicted how long it would last. Each of you significantly shifted the way you work, while also balancing personal and family responsibilities. And while we aren’t quite through this pandemic yet, hope is on the horizon for a new normal.

Vax and Ride clinics in the subway
As the city reopens, we’re excited to welcome riders back and offer an easily accessible way to get vaccinated during their commute. This week, the City of Toronto kicked off their Vax and Ride campaign at 10 subway stations across the system, including: Bathurst, Dufferin, Islington, Jane, Kennedy, Sheppard West, Sheppard-Yonge, St Clair West, Warden and York University. These clinics are offering first, second, third and pediatric doses to anyone aged five and up, with no appointment necessary or TTC fare required.

We’re proud of the part the we’re playing in getting this pandemic behind us. We will keep on working with our city and health partners to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to receive their vaccine at a convenient place and time.

COVID-19 safety
As a reminder, while restrictions have been lifted in many areas, the TTC’s mask mandate for riders remain in place until at least April 27. Masks are also still mandatory for TTC employees while indoors and on TTC vehicles. Further updates will be shared as we get closer to the end of April.

For the time being, we continue running updated safety reminders about our mask policy for customers returning to the TTC in the form of posters and public address announcements across the system as well as on social media.

And finally, if you’re exploring the city’s great attractions all over again, the Toronto Archives, in partnership with the TTC, recently opened its public exhibit, The TTC – 100 Years of Moving Toronto. The exhibit is free to attend in person, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Archives is located at 255 Spadina Rd., steps from Dupont Station and Hillcrest Complex.

Stay safe.

Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
March 31, 2022

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