Message from the Executives

Office of the Chief Executive

City Council met this week to finalize the City’s 2023 operating and capital budgets, including the TTC’s. The operating and Wheel-Trans budgets total $2.38 billion and will see millions of new dollars invested in system safety and cleanliness while delivering service based on new, post-pandemic ridership patterns. A 10-cent fare increase on single cash and PRESTO rides will take effect on April 3.

This year’s share of the $12.5-billion 2023-2032 Capital Budget Plan is approximately $1.34 billion, comprising of $800 million for infrastructure and state-of-good-repair projects; $455 million for vehicle purchases and overhauls; and $88 million for transit-expansion-related work.

Safety and security on the TTC
We are in ongoing conversations with our partners at the City of Toronto, stakeholders and our employees on how we can find solutions to the complex challenges that we are currently facing. These challenges are outside of our core business and the additional advice and experience is welcome.

I want everyone to know that your safety and well-being are top priorities. This includes both your physical and mental health. As we head into the Family Day weekend, I want to remind everyone how important it is to make sure you are taking care of yourselves.

Please remember that there are many resources available here at the TTC to help support you and your families. The Employee Family and Assistance Program (also known as Lifeworks) EFAP is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. EFAP can be reached by calling 1-800-572-0039 or TTY: 711 (TTY to Voice) or 1-800-855-1155 (Telecommunications Relay Service). These supports are also available through the MyEAP App or online at

Please do not hesitate to reach out to any Manager or Supervisor for additional support that we may be able to offer you.

Please be safe and watch out for each other.

Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
February 17, 2023

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