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Toronto Vaccine Day

The City of Toronto has declared Sunday, June 27, 2021 as Toronto Vaccine Day, and plans to vaccinate 25,000 people throughout the day. To support these efforts, the TTC will provide free rides to anyone travelling to and from any vaccine clinic or appointment in Toronto on Sunday. This offer is also extended to anyone working or volunteering at a clinic.

I could not be more proud of how much the TTC has contributed to Toronto throughout the pandemic – we truly have proven that we are essential. I especially wanted to extend my thanks to our frontline employees who will be working this Sunday to help get thousands of Torontonians vaccinated, bringing us one step closer to the end of this pandemic.

Easier access at Keele Station
Commuting on Line 2 became significantly easier with elevators in service at Keele Station. Two brand new elevators connect street level to subway platforms underground. Other station improvements added to make access easier include: accessible sliding doors, accessible fare gates that are PRESTO-enabled, as well as enhanced signage, wayfinding and security features.

Keele Station is now an easy and accessible connection point to the many excellent shops and restaurants that have reopened in the Bloor West Village, St. Joseph’s Health Centre by accessible bus, and many neighbourhood points of interest. I give tremendous credit to the numerous TTC departments, contractors and stakeholders it takes to make each station accessible.

Keele became our 53rd accessible subway station earlier this month. Easier Access construction is scheduled to start at nine more stations in 2021: Castle Frank, Christie, Glencairn, Greenwood, Lawrence, Museum, Rosedale, Spadina and Summerhill. For now, accessibility upgrades continue at Donlands, College, Sherbourne, Yorkdale and Lansdowne.

Our Easier Access Phase III project is scheduled to make the remaining subway stations barrier-free for persons with disabilities, seniors and people with baby strollers by 2025.

I want to thank everyone for their work and outstanding customer service as we navigate the most difficult year in the TTC’s 100-year history.

Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
June 25, 2021

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