All TTC trains, buses, streetcars will stop for two minutes of silence on Remembrance Day

On Remembrance Day, Fri., Nov.11, at 11 a.m., the TTC will pause all service for two minutes in honour and memory of Canada’s fallen.

All subway trains will be held at station platforms. Bus and streetcar operators will stop their vehicles at a regular service stop prior to 11 a.m. and remain there for the duration of the moment of silence. Wheel-Trans operators will hold their buses at a safe location.

“The TTC is always an important part of our Remembrance Day commemoration in the City of Toronto and I want to thank all workers and riders for taking part in the moment of silence,” said Mayor John Tory. “It is so important that we honour Canada’s fallen in every way we can as a city and remember those who have fought for the freedoms that we all enjoy today.”

“More than 600 TTC workers enlisted for service in the Second World War. Their names are remembered on the TTC’s Honour Rolls, including a dozen who were killed in action,” said TTC Chair Jaye Robinson. “The TTC is honoured to provide current and former members of Canada’s military free rides each year on Warriors’ Day and Remembrance Day.”

War and peacekeeping veterans may be asked to show their service medals/ribbons to receive free access to all TTC vehicles or stations. One companion will also be allowed to ride the TTC free of charge.

On October 28, the TTC joined Canadian veterans at Leslie Station to launch the Toronto Royal Canadian Legion’s annual TTC Poppy Campaign, which continues until Remembrance Day.

“The poppy is an important symbol of remembrance and a reminder of those who fight – and have fought – to protect our freedom. The TTC invites all riders to wear a poppy, make a contribution, and take a moment to thank the veterans you see on the system,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “This week, the TTC Honour Guard is proudly representing our workforce in the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph at Old City Hall.”

The TTC also acknowledges Indigenous Veterans Day on Nov. 8, which recognizes the brave contributions, participation and sacrifices of First Nations, Métis and Inuit veterans.

All TTC buses and streetcars will carry a sign on Remembrance Day reading “Lest We Forget” and a special message will run on all platform video screens throughout the subway system.

All service and public address announcements will resume immediately following the stop-and-stay order. 

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