Message from the Executives

Office of the Deputy Chief Executive

Our return to the office on April 4

We are excited to welcome you back to the office next week! As you know, starting April 4, employees who have been working remotely will return to the office for two-to-three days per week.

For some of you, this shift has been long-awaited, and for others, it will be an adjustment. We will continue to be flexible in our approach to meet both your needs while supporting the business. And every step of the way, your safety will continue to be our top priority.

We know there may be some questions as we return to the office. Later this week, we will be sharing an Employee Guide to help you prepare for your transition. It contains safety reminders for both in the office and at home, as well as an overview of what to expect as we shift to flexible working. In the meantime, here are some FAQs to get you started. As always, if you have any questions, please speak with your Manager.

Frequently asked questions

1) What safety precautions are in place in the office? Will masking be required?

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.

Wearing a medical mask will continue to be required indoors, unless you are working alone in your workspace and/or actively eating or drinking. Employees must also continue to physical distance (at least two metres) while in the office. This means that some spaces, such as meeting rooms, will continue to have a reduced capacity limit.

As an additional and optional measure to keep you and others safe, rapid antigen tests will also be available to employees. You can access tests and PPE directly from your Manager.

2) Do I need to bring TTC equipment that I’ve been used remotely (i.e. desktop monitor) back to the office?

We are currently doing a review of all IT equipment to better understand what will be needed. In the meantime, employees can expect to take their laptops/tablets back and forth between their remote work location and TTC location.

For larger equipment (i.e. monitor), please work with your Manager to determine when these items will need to be returned.

3) What happens if I do not have a dedicated workspace in the office?

Please work with your Manager to determine the best solution. Some employees may be required to desk share with other team members, alternating the use of a work station with employees who are working remotely that day.

Thank you again for your hard work and resiliency over the last two years. As we have said throughout the pandemic, we are all in this together. I look forward to this next, exciting step – and to seeing you in-person very soon.

Kirsten Watson
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
March 28, 2022

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