TTC celebrates the Year of the Dragon

The TTC is transforming several of its iconic streetcars and buses with special Lunar New Year designs, joining Toronto’s East and Southeast Asian communities in celebrating the Year of the Dragon.


“The TTC’s transformation of streetcars and buses for Lunar New Year is a wonderful way to celebrate the Year of the Dragon and to honour Toronto’s East and Southeast Asian communities,” said Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow. “The rich cultural diversity of Toronto is what makes our city such a vibrant place to live and work. I commend the TTC for their commitment to inclusivity and for creating an opportunity for all Torontonians to come together and celebrate Lunar New Year.”


“This initiative is a true reflection of the TTC’s commitment to embracing and celebrating the cultural diversity of our city,” said TTC Chair Jamaal Myers. “By transforming our streetcars and buses with Lunar New Year designs, we are not only showcasing the beauty of this festival but also creating a sense of belonging and pride among our customers. We hope that this celebration will bring joy and happiness to everyone who takes the TTC.”


“The TTC is committed to delivering on our promise of an inclusive transit system where everyone feels welcomed,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “We are proud to play a role in acknowledging and celebrating the many cultures that make up our great city and wish all those celebrating a prosperous Year of the Dragon.”


The streetcar and bus designs include Lunar New Year greetings in multiple East and Southeast Asian languages, including Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Malay, Mongolian, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, and Vietnamese.


Throughout February, customers have the chance to catch the Lunar New Year streetcars running through Toronto’s Chinatowns on the 510 Spadina and 506 Carlton routes. Additionally, buses serving routes in Malvern, Scarborough, and East York will also feature the special Lunar New Year designs.


The TTC is also running an internal communications campaign to highlight Lunar New Year, encouraging employees to share how they are celebrating. The TTC will also be spotlighting Lunar New Year on its social and digital channels.


The TTC encourages everyone to hop on board and share photos and videos of the vehicles on social media using #LNYxTTC. Customers can visit for more information about diversity and inclusion at the TTC and the Lunar New Year campaign.

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