If you witness a traumatic event while in transit on the TTC, there are organizations that can help.

The TTC has partnered with Distress Centres of Greater Toronto to provide support in the days following a suicide attempt at a subway station.

Crisis line responders are available 24/7 at 416-408-4357.

View the “Witnessing a traumatic event” pamphlet.

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The Victim Crisis Response Program, provided by Victim Services Toronto, helps individuals and their families in the immediate aftermath of crime or sudden, unexpected tragedy. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Victim Crisis Response Program is the only service in Toronto providing immediate on-scene crisis, trauma, safety and support services to victims of crime and sudden tragedies.

The program provides crisis intervention, practical assistance, referrals to a wide range of programs, services and counselling. Services are flexible and portable. Accessing this service right away can help reduce the harmful effects of trauma on victims and their loved ones. The Crisis team is reflective of the diverse communities in Toronto and has the capacity to assist victims in over 35 different languages.

The TTC encourages anyone who has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event while taking transit to visit the Victim Services Toronto website or contact them by phone at 416-808-7066.