Commendations Corner - January-February 2018

Arrow Road: Paul Archer, Marc Collins, Shaun Francis, David Graham, Christian Gendron, Kirk Hanson, Blaauw Hernandez-Hendrick, Derek Hicks, Kevin Higgins, David Hoy, Adrian Kilroy, John Lionti, Kulwinder Lohtia, Darryl Lorde, Keith Marshall, Randhir Marythasan, George Mavrakis: “Please take the time to shake George Mavrakis’s hand. He definitely went above and beyond today with the icy conditions at Jane and Wilson. Safety was his number one concern.” … Luciano Memmo, Jennifer Miller, Asif Mirza, Faiz Mohamed, Mark Mohammed, Vaughan Morant, Sean Patterson, Hemant Prasad, Joseph Primi, Russell Pyper, Khusphpreet Sandhu, Preet Sharma, Henry Shum, Eric Stolarz, Lindsay Taylor, Jeremy Thorp, John Torti, Mary Touma, Royan Turner, Rajkumar Vamadevan, Junior Walker, Megan Wirtz, Joseph Woo, Anthony Young, Stephen Yu

Birchmount: Mohammad Abowath, Matthew Adams, Marva Anthony, Euroy Arthur, Derrick Atkinson, Nancy Banegas, Darryl Barnett, Patrick Bennett, Kevin Bilbey, Ryan Bodmore, Joseph Carlucci, Vitali Chatalov, Mauricio Conrado, Andrew Delong, Daniel Facchini, Chester Ferdinands, Eyob Gawada, Bruce Goodman, Jennifer Graham, Keith Gualtieri, Sandy Guido, Christopher Heise, Devon Henry, Neil Hermes, Darryl Howard, David Jardine, Asif Kadodia: “A man was yelling at passengers and the driver dealt with the situation in a calm, respectful and swift manner. Thank you for being amazing at your job!” … Alex Kay, Jignesh Kumaar Patel,  Luis Leal, Chun Louie, Kamran Mahmood, Rose Mastrangelo, Samantha McLean, Filip Milosevic, Ibrahim Mohamud, Ildiko Nagy, Bradley O’Connell, Deborah Paterson, Sean Patterson, Tina Pilgrim, Dharsha Radhakrishnan, Maurie Ramdial, Steve Reynolds, Gus Samaras, Sugunthan Shanmugathansan, Naresh Sivadasan, Patrick Smith, Shawn Stanley, Scott Swift, Karen Thompsett, Jason Todgham, Kathe Triantafillou, Edangeles Villanueva, Chandice Williams, Zabihullah Habibi

Danforth: Tony D’Addario, Kimani DeGale, Ryan Jairam, Daniele Naccarato, Jeffry Sayles, Craig St. John

Eglinton: Justine Aris, Abdulaziz Punjani, Armando Barjamaj, Dominic Belmontes, Andrew Castillo: “I was running to catch the 24B at Don Mills Station. I tripped on the curb, my feet came out from under me and as I was carrying a bag, I was not able to break my fall. I landed on my head. A TTC driver came quickly to my aid and stayed with me until I was in the ambulance.” … Erwin Cruz, Chris Eaton, Laslo Eter, Ioanis Kladakis, Andrew Leslie, Carl Nelson, Debbie Phillips, Debra Raymond, Nahshon Sutherland, Roberto Tuccitto, Alex Villanueva

Malvern: Melwyn Andrade, Bernard Balian, Sanjeev Bhalla, Lisa Crawford, Paul D’Andrade, Julian Dasilva, Jahfa Fari, Ian Foubister, Shaun Harper, Jack Huntington, Mohmed Jeebhai, Gary John, Jeff Long, Gerald Kolten, Sugrim Madramotto, Ellington McLeggon, Scott Mount, Nawagopan Nawarathinaras, Haider Noman, John Oostdyk, Patricia Palmer, Sarona Primo, Lucya Pirapakaran, Jagath Rupasinghe, David Stevens, Kristopher Talbot, Muhammad Usman, Mahshid Vatani, Steve Wai, Steven Webster, Waruna Wijeratne, Wendell Williams, Fahad Zamir

Mount Dennis: George Arandas, Ross Bendle, Shirley Bishop, David Boden, William Bolton, Kevin Borges, Josesilva Carvalheiro, Nichola Cousins, Terri-Lea Croddock, Annmarie Crooks, Sereen Dawkins, David Elrick, Julian Erui, Karen Fydenchuk, Kenroy Ford, Rajveer Garcha, Afework Gebreselassie: “Lovely driver on route 32 this afternoon. He helped an elderly passenger off the bus with a trolley and held her hand until she was securely on the sidewalk!” … Daniel Goulet, Surisa Granger, Kobay Grant, Lyndon Gray, Emmanuel Grey, Natasha Hackshaw, Byron Harris, Oknegi Henry, Asha Isse, Robert Judd, Fere Kamkar, Karamjeet Kaur, Digvijay Kaushal, albert Kwan, Tamara Lafayette, Damany Luke, Bruce Masters, Michelle Mittermair, Kumari Moodie, Stephen Moore, Lebert Morrison, Glenford Nembhard, Michel Nunes, David O’Neil, Parveen Pathak, Jorge Perez, Jeffery Pinchuk, Salman Rehman, Shawn Riviere, Giuseppe Rizza, Nadia Roubos, Neil Rocha, Dale Samuel, Lee Schwalb, Arshveer Sekhon, Joao Silva, Joanne Simpson, Adriano Stravino, Christina Ta, Iris Thompson, Gary Vandinther, Eldon Wickham, Adolphus Williams, Kenrick Williams, Stuart Yalowsky, Andrew Yeung

Pensions: Michelle Nandlall, Katelyn Steadman

Plant Maintenance: Georgina Anokye, Sherry Cadore, Frank Greco, Zenaida Guira, Donna Jackson, Johanna Lozano, Teresa MacLeod, Azeb Tewolde

Queensway: Baeem Abdel-Majid, Vida Baksa, Louis Cavaco, Kahong Chau, Daniel Clancy, Deandrah Crumbe, Patricia Gale, Gurmeet Grewal, Piotr Idzik, Terrylynn Jensen, Asifhusain Kazi, Steven LaChappelle, Paul Linton, Clayton Madiment, Steven Majocha, Michael McDermott, Aqeel Mohammad, Semir Ozer, Josip Prcela, Tanya Ramsammy, Mohammad Rana, Vince Sage, Behrang Sina, Michelle Spiteri, John Watts, David Zappi

Roncesvalles: Jeffrey Baker, Paul Dunston, David Freitas, Dave Gokhool, Carlo Iannantuono, Andre Khan, Alexsandra Macdonald, David Miller, Adnan Mir, Sheldon Morant, David Peacock, Suresh Ramotar, Ramanpreet Sandhu, Theresa Santos, Christopher Scapicchio, Suresh Sehrawat, Glenn Shiwram, Mitchell Soares, Moses Wajcenberg, Andrew Weenen

Russell: Younane Abdulbaki: “Oh yay, we have the streetcar driver that sings happy songs. He’s awesome. A bit of light-hearted fun at the end of the day is always welcome.” … John Baran, Steve Bruce, Vito Bellino, David Charles, Irina Chipizubova, Michael Coomby, Thomas Gill, Thedore Grozdanis, Daniel Lendvay, Chris Lewis, Jonathan Lewis, Terry Mannella, Paul Marcuz, Joseph Martinez, Matthew McLeod, Charles Morrow, Steven Petrevski, Gilbert Rodrigo, Robert Thibodeau, Errol Thompson, Krystal White

Stations: Andrew Alves, Ranato Beringuel, Hugh Clarke, Reynold Craigg, Ruby Jostiak, Terrence O’Leary, Howard Trebilcock

Training/Development: Andre Foster, Roy Lallkissoon, Otis Leow, Patrick McLaughlin

Wheel-Trans: Keith Carvery, Mariusz Barlog, Teresa Gale, Christina Garcia-Polanco, Darcy Gaudier, Raj Gill, Khalid Gukadowr, Giullio Iacono, Nabil Jaser, Jill Jobity, Jerry MacNeil: “Too bad they can’t make a mold of him.” … Suresh Mailwaganam, Glenda Martinez, Umar Memon, Lisann Mentor, Adnan Mir, Karim Mohamed, Jerry Silveira, Mike Slade, Ataulmajeed Zafar, Carol Zmuda

Wilson-Bus: Sidney Baker, Jitin Bhardwaj, Mohammad Bhatti, Anthony Cagalawan, Anthony Centofante, Michael Clarke, Atilla Fodor, Paul Gorelle, Domenic Gouveia, Fedele Isabella, Donovan Letts, Rachel McCoy: “There was a lot of cars parked illegally that blocked the route for a while, but just wanted to say that our driver did a great job communicating with us and staying chill through a difficult situation. A-plus to her!” … Vince Modica, Luis Monroy, Arlen Ndreu, Agostino Pagano, Benyam Paulos, Vito Pierri, Anil Prasad, Mark Ramsay, Robin Robinet, Mike Tsakalidis, Ivan Vieyra, Paolo Visani, Adam Vozza, Sheldon Williams 

 

Queensway Division sock drive 

Arrow Road Division donated more than 1,000 pairs of new socks for the Shepherd Ministries on Queen Street East in February. Arrow Road Operator Angie Clark had accepted a sock drive challenge from her brother, Mike Clark, from Queensway Division. Queensway finished a close second, donating 800 pairs to the Evangeline Residence women’s shelter. From left: Manager Claudio Caschera, Queensway Recreation President Mike Clark, Arrow Road Operator Angie Clark, Arrow Road Recreation President Hernan Saulle and Local 113 Shop Steward Mario Azzopardi.

Mount Dennis delivers coats for surrounding community

Mount Dennis coat drive.

Operators and staff at Mount Dennis Division collected more than 400 new coats during their annual coat drive. The child- and youth-size coats were recently distributed in the Mount Dennis community with assistance from the Learning Enrichment Foundation and Toronto Police 12 Division. The Mount Dennis Recreation Association thanked Knights of Columbus, Pace Credit Union, Oakwood Espresso and Servizio Plus for their special contributions. The division has raised more than $20,000 worth of coat donations over the past several years.

Mount Dennis coat drive.

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TTC employees are commended daily by customers – by phone, mail/e-mail, online on in person. All commendations that are received from customers should be forwarded to the Customer Service Section in the Customer Service Centre. This will generate a Customer Service Report (CSR), which is redirected to the employee’s work location to confirm his or her name and to obtain permission to publish it in The Coupler. The work location must forward a copy of the CSR to The Coupler in order to have an individual recognized in Commendations Corner. An employee being commended by another employee should be notified in writing, with a copy to The Coupler and to the employee’s work location or manager, to obtain permission to publish it in The Coupler. These commendations can be forwarded via internal mail to The Coupler Office in the McBrien Building, or by e-mail to mike.detoma@ttc.ca.

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