TTC spotlights arts and culture to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month

The TTC will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month throughout June with the works of nine Indigenous artists prominently featured in stations and on specially wrapped buses and streetcars, and events to honour Indigenous employees, culture and creativity.


“I look forward to seeing the work of local artists highlighted across our transit system during Indigenous Peoples Month,” said Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie. “This is an important month to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous Peoples. I’m glad to see that the TTC is embracing this on their vehicles - supporting the City of Toronto’s commitment to truth, justice and reconciliation.”


“The TTC Board recognises the critical role that our transit system plays in honouring the diverse communities we serve,” said TTC Chair Jon Burnside. “I commend the TTC for once again featuring incredible artists whose works pay tribute to Indigenous stories, voices and lived experiences.”


The artists featured in this year’s campaign are Ryan Besito, Emily Clairoux, Melissa Compton, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Brandon Jacko, Natalie Laura King, Amanda Amour Lynx, Catherine Tammaro, and Fallon Simard. Customers can see their murals on six wrapped buses, four streetcars, and as print advertisements in vehicles and stations. The wrapped vehicles will operate along a number of routes throughout the city.


“The TTC welcomes the opportunity to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month, and the diversity and cultures of our employees and communities we serve,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “We are working hard to build a more equitable and inclusive transit system, for our customers and the 16,000 team members who make the TTC a great place to work.”


The TTC is working toward creating a Truth and Reconciliation Strategy to ensure true representation of Indigenous voices. To accomplish this, the organization is collaborating with the City of Toronto’s Indigenous Affairs Office, First Nations and Urban Indigenous Communities, as well as the United Indigenous Council and other employees.


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