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

On Remembrance Day, Sat., 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 an important part of our Remembrance Day commemoration in the City of Toronto and I want to thank all TTC workers and riders for taking part in the moment of silence,” said Mayor Olivia Chow. “As Torontonians, we come together on Remembrance Day to honour the lives lost in the pursuit of freedom and those who continue to serve Canada and its people.”


“The TTC is honoured to provide current and former members of Canada’s military free rides each year on Remembrance Day,” said TTC Chair Jamaal Myers. “This week, the TTC Honour Guard is proudly representing TTC employees in the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph at Old City Hall.”


Members of the Canadian Armed Forces and war and peacekeeping veterans may be asked to show their service medals/ribbons to receive free rides on all TTC vehicles on November 11. One companion will also be allowed to ride the TTC free of charge.


On October 27, 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.


“More than 600 TTC workers were 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 CEO Rick Leary. “The TTC invites all riders to wear a Poppy, make a contribution to the Toronto Royal Canadian Legion, and take a moment to thank the veterans you see during your commute.”


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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