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Office of the Chief Executive

10/23/14 10:30 AM

Heightened Security

The TTC has implemented heightened security across the entire transit system following the tragic events this morning in Ottawa. TTC customers can expect to see increased visibility of transit enforcement officers and Toronto Police on subway trains and in subway stations.

The Transit Control Centre and Stations have increased vigilance and reminded all personnel that if they see something suspicious, to report it immediately to Transit Control.

The TTC began heightening security two weeks ago following comments by ISIS with respect to Canada’s participation to combat the terrorist group. At this time, there is no credible threat to public transit in Toronto.

Nevertheless, we will be looking for suspicious activity or suspicious packages to ensure the TTC remains safe for you and our customers. The public are also being asked that if they see something, to say something to a uniformed TTC employee or police.

In addition to increased vigilance in public spaces, TTC security will be stepping up perimeter checks and other non-public entries into the system, including subway tunnels, garages and carhouses.

As an employee, you must wear your photo ID at all times when entering TTC offices.

Thank you for your support and efforts in this serious and important matter.

Andy Byford
Chief Executive Officer
October 22, 2014

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