March 1, 2018

At an event this evening to celebrate employee excellence, the TTC honoured the late Robert McGrath as its Employee of the Year for 2017.

Robert, who died late last year, was a Station Collector in the Bloor-Danforth East area. He embodied the TTC ambassador in all that he did. On one occasion, he helped a young man who approached him after being beaten up. He cleaned the youth’s wounds, listened to him and offered support and comfort. Robert is missed by all who knew him. This is the first time such an award has been made posthumously.

The Rewards and Recognition program celebrates TTC employees’ demonstrated diligence and dedication to the organization, honouring top performers in the areas of Leadership, Creativity & Innovation, Safety, Customer Service and Teamwork. A key focus of the TTC’s recently released Corporate Plan is to recognize staff for the contributions they make every day and to share stories of TTC employees who exemplify The TTC Way.

“The recipients of these awards exemplify the best of the best at the TTC,” said Rick Leary, Acting CEO. “We’re incredibly proud of this year’s nominees and award recipients, and all of our nearly 15,000 employees for their tireless commitment to delivering safe, reliable service to our customers.”

2017 Award Recipients

Charles Spiteri
Garage Foreperson, Arrow Road Garage Bus Maintenance & Shops

Innovation and Creativity
Rameez Nauth-Ali
Revenue Equipment Analyzer, Revenue Operations

Andrew Marsh
Manager, Facilities, Plant Maintenance

Customer Service
Robert McGrath
Station Collector, Bloor-Danforth East Stations

Lou Raggiunti
Instructor, Bus & Maintenance, Human Resources

Aristidis Vagdatis
Electrical Equipment Mechanic, Plant Maintenance

Lifetime Achievement Award
Gemma Piemontese
Chief People Officer

CEO Special Award
Deborah Brown
Head, Customer Communications (Acting)

Employee of the Year (Posthumous)
Robert McGrath
Station Collector

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