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Appointment of Chief Capital Officer: Gary Downie

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Downie to the position of Chief Capital Officer.

Gary joined the TTC in 2017 in the position of Chief Project Manager in the Engineering, Construction and Expansion Group.

Gary’s vast experience with delivering major projects, in both public and private sectors, spans over 35 years. He has over 18 years of experience managing the infrastructure upgrade and expansion projects for large-scale transit providers in dense metropolitan areas. He has experience directing, developing and managing business units within Oil and Gas, Marine and Transportation sectors. Prior to joining the TTC, he was the Head of Delivery for Major Projects at the London Underground where he had oversight of over 450 staff and carried full day-to-day project and commercial responsibility for all projects.

Since joining the TTC, Gary has continued to lead and have direct responsibility for various major transit project initiatives in his capacity as the Chief Transit Expansion Officer and Chief of Major Projects. Gary recently assumed the role of the Chief of Major Projects in the fall of 2019 where he had direct oversight of numerous multi-million dollar projects as part of the TTC’s 15-Year Capital Investment Plan.

The past few years have brought about many exciting changes, challenges and opportunities for both the TTC, and transit in general. Gary’s experience and leadership in delivering major transit projects will be instrumental in his role as Chief Capital Officer as he leads his team through the challenges ahead where he will oversee various infrastructure, accessibility and state-of-good-repair capital projects.

Gary is a Mechanical Engineer and has an MBA from Napier University in Edinburgh. An accomplished professional, Gary’s expertise will be invaluable as we continue to partner in our vision to build and maintain transit in Toronto.

Please join me in congratulating Gary on his appointment.

CPO Gary Downie

New Chief Capital Officer Gary Downie.

Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
June 2, 2020

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