Message from the Executives

Office of the Chief Executive

Line 4 turns 20

I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge that next week is the 20th anniversary of the opening of the TTC’s first fully accessible subway line – Line 4 Sheppard. Officially launched on November 22, 2002, the TTC’s subway system grew by 6.4 kilometres and was the first rapid transit line built in Toronto in 36 years. A ceremonial train carrying elected officials and dignitaries burst through a banner at Don Mills Station to mark the milestone. The official opening was followed by free rides for the public, and the first day of revenue service followed two days later.

Project Red Ribbon holiday campaign
This Wednesday, at Wilson Garage, the TTC hosted an event with the Toronto Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The TTC joined forces with MADD, Toronto Police Service, Toronto Fire Services, Ontario Provincial Police and family members of the victims to unveil a new series of bus ads stressing the dangers of impaired driving.

As part of MADD Canada’s Project Red Ribbon holiday campaign, the bus ads raise awareness of the risks of impaired driving, and encourage motorists to always drive sober.

Santa Clause Parade this weekend
On Sunday, November 20, the Santa Claus Parade and the Holly Jolly Fun Run will return to the streets of Toronto for the first time in two years. As we have in previous years, we’re encouraging our customers to take transit to view the parade this Sunday. A number of subway stations are conveniently located close to the parade route and additional service will be running on Line 1 and 2 to accommodate those attending the festivities.

Stay safe.

Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
November 18, 2022

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