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Happy Pride, Toronto! TTC serves a diverse city

6/27/14 6:00 AM

This week, WorldPride has come to Toronto and the TTC is proud to play its part in both celebrating and participating in this major event.

A TTC bus has been wrapped in rainbow colours to show the TTC’s commitment to the causes of diversity and equality, and to promote the use of public transit as the best and quickest way to get about town during the festivities.

At Wellesley Station, a plaque has been installed to honour the local community in hosting WorldPride and the TTC’s commitment to LGBTQ rights. Many TTC staff, family and friends will join the march this weekend, together with our Pride bus on what promises to be a spectacular and meaningful day.

The TTC’s workforce has long reflected the diverse make up of our multicultural city. As CEO, I am committed to making the TTC more reflective of the city that we serve. The past two years, for example, has seen an increase in the number of women in senior management positions, including key posts on my executive team.

There is still more to do. Women and visible minorities are under-represented in management and, like any big organization, the prevailing culture needs to further embrace all to make this a truly great place to work.

For me, it’s part of our journey of becoming a transit system that makes Toronto proud. By reflecting the city we serve, we are better able to understand and embrace the diverse customer base that we move around Toronto, every day.

> If celebrating this weekend, don’t forget to pick up our special weekend pass, branded for WorldPride 2014. For just $22, six people – maximum two adults and four children under 19 – have unlimited access to the TTC on June 28 and 29.

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