TTC stuff-the-buses to collect new, unwrapped toys

On Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, TTC employees will be holding the annual Stuff-the-Bus toy drive at participating Walmart stores across Toronto. This year, a total of eight of the TTC’s 12-metre buses will be set up as drop-off stops for new, unwrapped toys, which will be donated to the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness.

The Stuff-the-Bus weekend drive officially kicks off on Q107’s Derringer in the Morning on Thursday, November 29, from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. A TTC bus will be parked outside the Corus Quay Building at 25 Dockside Drive to accept donations. The Stuff-the-Bus drive makes its next preview stop on Friday, November 30 when it accepts donations in front of the Walmart store at Eglinton and Pharmacy from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What: TTC Stuff-the-Bus Toy Drive for the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness.

When: Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days.

Where: A TTC bus will be parked at each of these eight Walmart stores:

- 165 N Queen Street (Hwy. 427/Queensway).
- 799 Milner Avenue (Milner/Morningside).
- 1900 Eglinton Avenue (Eglinton/Pharmacy).
- 2245 Islington Avenue (Islington/Rexdale).
- 2525 St. Clair Avenue West (St. Clair/Runnymede).
- 3132 Eglinton Avenue East (Eglinton/Markham).
- 3850 Sheppard Avenue East (Agincourt Mall, Sheppard/Kennedy).
- 5995 Steeles Avenue East (Steeles/Markham).

TTC employees have been conducting a Stuff-the-Bus toy drive during the holiday season for the last six years. This is a labour of love for TTC Operator Kevin Kane and his team of volunteer Operators. Last year’s drive gave a Christmas gift to more than 500 families with children. This year, the group hopes to raise more than $60,000 worth of donations.

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