Commendations Corner - October 2016

Arrow Road: Daniel Annis, Nicholas Blissett, Frank Cioffi, Vince Czibok, Stephen England, Christian Gendron, Robert Klikorka: “One of the best drivers I have ever had. He was super helpful and polite. Handled a bus full of teenagers, which can be a handful super well. Need more bus drivers like Rob.” … Marcia Quidley, Lucy Merrlles, Frank Ragone, Jesse Todorski, Stephen Webb, Muhammad Zafar

Birchmount: Dave Ballantyne, Andre Baker, Ryan Bodmore, Simone Carrington, Andreas Fili, Zabihullah Habibi, Neil Hermes, Eric Hildebrand, Emerald John, Ryan Morton, Sherry Newton, O’Neil Gabbidon, Nellon Pemberton, James Rudderham, Neville Sequeira, Stephen Smith, Johanna Vasol, Stephen Welch

Danforth: Dilshad Jaffer, Andrea Prescott

Eglinton: Kathy Devos, Bradley DeZilva, Bernard Friday, Charmagne Gilgannon, Craig Hunter, Justin Irving, Khashayar Babaeian Koupaei, Peter Lambropoulos, Matthew Lewis, Lawrence Oliver, Jim Stojanovski, Tanya Ramsammy, Stewart Wolff, David Woolridge

Malvern: Emidio Acciaccaferri, Paul Alexander, Shahzad Awan: “I wanted to appreciate the bus driver who was on this route; he drove so well that I actually fell asleep during my ride, which I never do, and I mean it when I say that I have never fallen asleep in a moving vehicle. But his driving skills were so smooth that I ended up missing my stop!” … Stephen Ball, Chad Hill, James Cook, Lisa Crawford, Rohan Figueirado, Clifford Howard, Martin Lavallee, Philip Leung, Winston Morales, Michael Racioppo, Christos Skoufaris, Richard Wafer, Ronald Walker

Mount Dennis: Jorge Ames Vilches, Steven Ahmad, Kevin Borges, Samuel Chang, Rana Debaissi, Roger Dow, David Elrick, Martin Gibson, Carlos Gois, Leda Halle, Terrance Henry, Nelson Machado, Enzo Marcello, Tiffany Mark, Juan Carlos Oviedo, Marcello Prete, Paul Rebeiro, Natasha Richards, Vivek Sharma, Robert Thomson, Dana Wing, Adolphus Williams, Namik Yusufov

Plant Maintenance: Charmaine Allen, Kevin Crump, Steve Di Diodato, James Templeton, Dan Weinstock

Queensway: Rommel Aranilla, Louis Cavaco, Matthew Chau, Stanley Czekierda, Paul Daigle, David Foster, Patricia Gale, Michael McDermott: “When the TTC bus driver serves, and gets, a round of applause, I’ll call it a good commute.” … Oneil Morris, Nelish Nazarali, Andrew Sokolavas, Mark Stefanutti, Mark Tiley

Roncesvalles: Joshua Andercheck, Fernando Bagnasco, Michael Bajolek, Bruno Canino: “Would like to say I was very impressed with the Operator on how he handled the situation of a female passenger being assaulted on the streetcar. His concern was very genuine and was very helpful in calming the female passenger down and getting her assistance.” … Trevor Chunilall, Christopher Crowe, David Freitas, Irshad Hasan, Perry Howell, Natasha Le Cointe, Chris MacLean, Paul Marcuz, Timothy Nash, Alan Nieweglowski, Brandon Ogden, Kadia Palmer, Clara Powell, Vincent Pranzitelli, Manuel Scarola, Mitchell Soares, Brant Thompson, Kevin Turner, Stanley Windsor

Russell: Steve Bruce, Renwickelt Felix, Leonardo Ferreira, Derek Green, Theodore Grozdanis, Eshantha Guneratna, Abdul Hamid, Chris Perrin, Lorraine Pillar, Filip Kruszynski, Jonathan Lewis, Terry Mannella, Greg McDowell, Brenda Michaud, Jeremy Morrison, Lenroy Munro, Adam Oztopaloglu, Keith Sahadeo, Santosh Shrestha, Gareth Stewart, Pat Zambri

Stations: Brenna Taylor

Training/Development: Andrew Dixon, Paul Maglietta

Wheel-Trans: Chris Angelidis, Malika Bala, Mike Cameron, Sean Carter, Bruce Crosby, Caressa De Los Santos, Ed Duncan, Gord Falk, Cristina Fornasier, Teresa Gale, Mario Georgatesellos, Eric Gottlieb, Christopher Heidinger, Aaron Hoehn, Simon Kelly, Marcia Kerr, Catherine Koppejan, Theresa Legge, Christina Martinez, Jason McGill, Andres Menendez, Karim Mohamed, Sam Natividad, Michael Parris, Amin Patel, Jennifer Pattison, Valerie Restivo, Michael Schryer, Chris Scott, Kendra Scrimgeour, Biagio Serra, Tubraiz Sikander, Kimberley Smith, Ted Spurvey, Abraham Stepanian: “I want to put in a good word for Abraham who came to my rescue, he needs to be commended. What a gentleman and so helpful.” … Kostandinos Stephanidis, Shelina Thompson, Maggie Virtue, Susan West, Andrew Whitely, Ataulmajeed Zafar

Wilson-Bus: Jason Cunha, Farid Hosseini, Preston Pilgrim, Antonio Vitullo

Wilson-Subway: Gordon Zheng

TEU boot drive for The Scott Mission.

Boots on the ground

Special Constables, Fare Inspectors and Protective Services Officers from the Transit Enforcement Unit collected more than 100 pairs of boots for a donation to The Scott Mission in Toronto. Fare Inspector Darryl Gauci, right, and Sergeant Alex Funduk, centre, spearheaded the drive and were thanked by the Mission’s Julian Picon in November.

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Sending commendations

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

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