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January 2020

Deputy CEO’s Office: Robert Ricciuti was appointed Head of Service Delivery Control (acting) effective January 19, 2020.
CEO’s Office: Betty Hasserjian was appointed Chief Safety Officer (acting) effective January 11, 2020.
People Group: Dhaksayan Shanmuganayagam was appointed Head of the IT Services Department effective January 9, 2020.
CEO’s Office: Natalie Poole-Moffatt was appointed Chief Corporate Affairs Officer effective January 6, 2020.
Plant Maintenance: John Perri was appointed Manager – Communications Maintenance effective December 29, 2019.

People on the move

December 2019

Transit Enforcement Department: Jay Lawrence was appointed Head & Chief Special Constable (acting) effective December 8, 2019.
Transit Enforcement Department: Pamela Ashcroft was appointed Manager – Training & Logistical Support (acting) effective December 8, 2019.

Effective Jan.1, 2020, the functions of the Commission Services Department, currently under the Chief of Staff, will be incorporated under the Legal and Customer Communications departments.

People on the move

November 2019

Infrastructure & Engineering Group: Lou Narduzzo was appointed Head of the Subway Infrastructure Department effective November 3, 2019.
Infrastructure & Engineering Group: Peter Hrovat was appointed Head of the Streetcar Infrastructure Department effective November 17, 2019.

Sherbourne cycle track dedicated to Vice-Chair Heisey

October 2019

In September, Commissioners congratulated TTC Vice-Chair Alan Heisey who had the Sherbourne cycle track dedicated in his honour. Heisey is an avid cyclist who has played an important role in the conception of separated cycle tracks on Richmond, Adelaide and Sherbourne streets. The track along Sherbourne runs from Elm Avenue to Lake Shore Boulevard East and opened as Toronto’s first separated bike lane in 2013. Heisey has served on the TTC Board since 2012, and has chaired both the police and parking authority boards. Photo, from left: Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Councillor James Pasternak and Heisey.

Sherbourne cycle track dedication

Transit Responsibilities Review Between The City & The Province

June 2019

City Planning staff is conducting customer awareness and consultation on Transit Implementation in the subway system. The Province introduced Bill 107: Getting Ontario Moving Act, which enables a series of changes to how transit is planned, designed and delivered in Toronto. More changes are expected later this year and in 2020. The City and Province are currently conducting a joint review of transit responsibilities. More information about the public consultation and survey is available at the City of Toronto website.  

June 3, 2019
Stations: Queen | Sheppard-Yonge | Kipling | Kennedy
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
June 6, 2019
Stations: Bloor-Yonge | Eglinton West | Eglinton | Scarborough Town Centre
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
June 11, 2019
Stations: Kipling | Eglinton West
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
June 12, 2019
Stations: Queen
Time: 12 noon to 2 p.m.
June 18, 2019
Stations: Sheppard-Yonge | Eglinton
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
June 21, 2019
Stations: Scarborough Centre | Kennedy
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
June 24, 2019
Stations: Bloor-Yonge | Osgoode
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
June 26, 2019
Stations: Bloor-Yonge | Osgoode
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Introducing the TTC Love Bus

June 2019

To kick-off Pride month the TTC debuted its Pride bus at Toronto City Hall’s Rainbow and Transgender Flag Ceremony. The bus has been specially wrapped with the Pride flag and includes the slogan “love drives us all” and hashtag #TTClovebus. The Pride bus will run on the 94 Wellesley route through the month of June. It will join the Pride Parade, along with TTC employees and their families and friends on Sun., June 23.

Pride bus 2019

People on the move

April 2019

Service Delivery Group: Dwayne Geddes was appointed Head of Wheel-Trans (acting) effective March 30, 2019.
Plant Maintenance: Milan Vignjevic was appointed Manager – Communications Engineering effective April 1, 2019.
Plant Maintenance: Raheem Khamisa was appointed Manager – Project Office effective April 1, 2019.
Plant Maintenance: Bill Mylonas was appointed Foreperson – Wiring and Service Section effective April 14, 2019.
Plant Maintenance: David Hache was appointed Foreperson – Wiring and Service Section effective April 14, 2019.

Attention employees and pensioners

February 2019

TTC Health and Wellness would like you to know that Green Shield Canada Change4Life is holding a Health Risk Assessment Contest. When you complete the Health Risk Assessment on Green Shield’s Change4Life platform between January and February 24 you will be entered into a random weekly draw to win one of 150+ gift cards between $10 and $250 in value. To participate please visit: www.greenshield.ca, sign in or register, and once logged on click on Change4Life to enter the platform for the Health Risk Assessment and the contest.

contest poster notice

Subway riders on Line 1 with Maple Leafs

February 2019

Auston Matthews and Frederik Andersen exit at Osgoode Station on their way to morning practice at Toronto City Hall on Feb. 7. Subway riders found themselves sitting beside and taking selfies with the Toronto Maple Leafs, in full uniform, as they took the train from Union Station to Osgoode to attend an outdoor practice at Nathan Phillips Square.

Maple Leafs ride the subway.

People on the move

January 2019

Customer Communications: Deborah Brown was appointed Head of the Customer Communications Department, effective January 4, 2019.
Service Delivery Group: Alan Cakebread was appointed Head of the Transit Enforcement Department, effective January 7, 2019.
Operations Group: Andrew Dixon was appointed Head of Transit Control (acting), effective January 13, 2019.
ATC Team: Michael Hazlett was appointed Operations Integration Specialist, effective January 13, 2019.

Customer Service Agents move into Yorkdale, Lawrence West

January 2019

Starting Jan. 6, Yorkdale and Lawrence West stations will be staffed with Customer Service Agents instead of Collectors. Customers can pay their fare with PRESTO cards as well as tickets, tokens or exact cash. The other stations staffed by Customer Service Agents are: Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Highway 407, Pioneer Village, York University, Finch West, Downsview Park, Sheppard West and Wilson.

The TTC Board approved the Stations Transformation Program in 2016. In-station transition will also see Collector booth conversions, public information hubs, full-service fare-vending machines, upgraded fare lines and additional closed-circuit television cameras.

The TTC will stop selling tickets and tokens on Aug. 3. TTC tokens and tickets will no longer be accepted at the end of 2019.

 

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