TTC hosts 100th Anniversary close-out event this Saturday

Transit enthusiasts, customers and members of the public are invited to attend closing celebrations for the TTC’s 100th anniversary. The event will be held this Sat., Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the TTC’s Hillcrest complex, 1138 Bathurst St.


“The TTC’s 100th anniversary has been an important milestone where we’ve been able to celebrate the TTC and its workers and look to the future and Toronto’s plan to keep our transit system growing,” said Mayor John Tory. “I look forward to celebrating the TTC this weekend and continuing to urge everyone to keep supporting our transit system.”


“The TTC has proudly served Toronto for over a century, and we look forward to continuing to provide Torontonians with reliable, efficient and safe transit in the years to come,” said TTC Chair Jaye Robinson. “I invite everyone to come out this Saturday and celebrate with us as we close out our 100th anniversary festivities.”


“We’ve come a long way since 1921, with more than 32 billion customers served, and I want to say a big thank you to the employees -- past and present, and our customers for making this milestone possible,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “We are also looking forward to celebrating the students who submitted winning entries to the TTC100 contest, and shared their vision for the next 100 years of transit in Toronto.”


At the event, visitors will be able to tour TTC vintage and newer state-of-the-art vehicles and purchase souvenirs from the TTC pop-up shop. There will also be a charity barbeque at the event, with proceeds going to the United Way. In addition, students who submitted winning entries to the TTC100 contest will present their ideas to the public.


There is no admission fee and the venue is fully accessible. Attendees can take the 7 Bathurst bus from Bathurst Station, and get off at Bathurst Street at Bridgman Avenue. Entry is through the main gate.


In addition, there will be a free shuttle between the event and the Toronto Archives building, where visitors can see the TTC 100 Years of Moving Toronto Exhibit - a comprehensive collection of newly digitized photography showcasing the TTC's journey over the past 100 years. The display also features historical tokens from the 1950s, tickets, and the first Metropasses from the early 1980s. The exhibit closes Sept. 7.


The TTC kicked off its 100th anniversary celebrations last year, with Mayor John Tory officially proclaiming September 1, 2021, as “TTC Centenary Day” in the city of Toronto. The TTC also marked the milestone by having celebratory banners on display outside Union Station, and through an awareness campaign on its vehicles, social media channels and in stations. A commemorative 100th Anniversary TTC coffee table book and artwork are available for purchase in the TTC online store at


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