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On the TTC Board’s agenda

The Ontario Government announced earlier this week that it’s moving the province into Step 1 of its reopening plan starting today. It’s a cautious resumption of indoor and outdoor activities, and that’s welcome news to businesses and communities everywhere. It’s certainly good news to the TTC as we continue finalizing plans to welcome back customers across the network.

For employees who have been working from home these past 15 months, I know there are a lot of questions around what returning to the office will look like. As we look to the fall, we are exploring the idea of what a partial return to the office looks like with people attending the workplace a few days a week. As we determine what the TTC’s next steps will be, your safety will continue to be the most important factor as we continue to work closely with Toronto Public Health. More information will be shared with you soon.

June 16 Board meeting
At the next TTC Board meeting on June 16, Commissioners will be discussing and voting on several important topics. The agenda will include staff reports on the following items:
> Wheel-Trans Transformation Program: This update report outlines our accomplishments and future steps relating to Family of Services, Travel Training, Access Hubs and the rollout of new technology, among other accessibility initiatives. It also provides an update on the review of cross-boundary Wheel-Trans service for riders travelling in and out of Toronto.
> Financial and Major Projects: This is a detailed budgetary update for the period ending May 1, and an extensive status report on the TTC capital projects and programs.
> SAP Program Update: This is a staff presentation for information outlining progress on the modernization of our back-office functions and replacement of decades-old legacy systems and manual processes.

TTC Board meetings continue to be held via video conferencing. Next Wednesday’s meeting begins at 10 a.m. and will be live-streamed on the Official TTC YouTube Channel. The full agenda can be viewed at ttc.ca.

Accelerated second dose vaccinations
Yesterday, the Province announced further accelerations to their vaccine roll out. Starting Monday, June 14, anyone living in Halton, Peel, Porcupine, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and York public health units who received their first Pfizer or Moderna dose before or on May 9 will be eligible to book their second dose appointment.

These appointments can be booked through the provincial booking system (for Peel and Toronto public health units), directly through public health units that use their own booking system and through participating pharmacies.

If you received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine you can choose to either receive a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, or Pfizer or Moderna. If you choose AstraZeneca as your second dose, you can book your appointment by contacting the pharmacy or primary care provider where you received your first dose.

If you would like a second dose of AstraZeneca, you can book your appointment by contacting the pharmacy or primary care provider where you received your first dose.

Employees are also encouraged to keep an eye out for pop-up clinics offering first or second doses on www.vaccinehunters.ca or by following @VacHuntersCan on Twitter.

Even while vaccinations rates steadily increase for both first and second doses, it’s more important than ever to follow public health measures and remain vigilant. We can’t let up now.

Stay well and be safe.

Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
June 11, 2021

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