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Op-Ed: Toronto turns TTC subway train into Underground Railroad Special

Toronto - Today is Emancipation Day throughout the British Empire, including Canada. The Slavery Abolition Act was signed on this date in 1834 ending African enslavement.

Toronto police officer charged with second-degree murder in Yatim shooting

A Toronto police constable has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Sammy Yatim, an 18-year-old shot nine times while he was holding a weapon alone on a streetcar.

Op-Ed: Woman screams to be let off Toronto bus in YouTube video

Toronto - Recently, a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus driver refused to let a woman off of the bus at the back door when she said she was about to get sick. The woman loudly berated the driver while waiting before the doors opened across the street.

Toronto student rescues stranger from subway tracks

Toronto - In contrast to the unfortunate subway incidents in New York last month, yesterday a Toronto college student rescued a man who had fallen onto the tracks, with a train coming toward them.

Police called for TTC bus not Toronto Mayor Ford

Toronto - Today Toronto Police talked to the media to set the record straight about the use of a Toronto Transit Commission bus being called to transport football players from Don Bosco Catholic after a game at Father Henry Carr Catholic was called early Friday.

Op-Ed: TTC — How much bad media will it take to get something done?

Toronto - It is not an uncommon occurrence in Toronto for residents to go around with horror stories from the Toronto Transit Commission.

Op-Ed: Toronto Transit Commission and the Ford school bus fiasco

Toronto - Last week Mayor Rob Ford took time out of his busy meeting schedule to coach football. While playing hookey from an important city council meeting may seem like the big story here, it's not.

Op-Ed: US Dollar devalued on Toronto's transit system Special

Toronto - An extremely small sign at the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) collector booth in downtown Toronto startled me yesterday when I saw the sign that there will now be a 10% surcharge if you are paying in US Funds for your transit ride.

Toronto transit starts Contact exhibit for May Special

Toronto - As part of Scotiabank CONTACT, an annual festival of photography in Toronto that take place during May, Pattison, Scotiabank and the TTC are joining together to bring art to TTC riders with four public installations with Make CONTACT on the TTC.

TTC plans discussed during morning session at Toronto City Hall Special

Toronto - Toronto's City Council is meeting today for a special session to debate the future of the city's transit system.The meeting was called for by TTC chair Karen Stintz earlier in the week.

Couple busted having sex on Toronto subway platform

Toronto - A couple has been arrested for having sex on both a subway car and subway platform in Toronto. At least one other passenger captured the XXX show on their cellphone.

Ont. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath urges freeze on TTC cuts, fares

Toronto - Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath made a Monday morning stop at Ossington Station where she called for a cease on Toronto Transit Commission cuts and said she would freeze transit fares for four years.

Possible drug connection to deadly Toronto TTC crash

Toronto - There's a possible drug connection in the TTC bus crash that killed a woman yesterday in Toronto. Toronto police allegedly found what appears to be marijuana in the driver's possession.

Toronto TTC bus accident leaves woman dead, several injured Special

Toronto - A woman died Tuesday afternoon after a TTC bus smashed into a crane on Lawrence Avenue while going down a hill in Toronto. Several of the other 14 passengers were injured with nine being transported to hospital.

Part of Yonge subway line shut down in Toronto, creates delays Special

Toronto - Once again, the Toronto Transit Commission shut down a part of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line over the weekend for track maintenance. Shuttle buses were ordered, but that didn't stop delays from occurring.

Could TTC's Gary Webster be getting a pink slip? Special

Toronto - There's talk coming out from Toronto City Hall that TTC chief general manager Gary Webster's could be facing a pink slip.

New Toronto Rocket subway launches with lots of fanfare Special

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) launched its new subway train today, The Rocket, and will only run on the University/Yonge line with just the one train until next month.

Op-Ed: Do TTC streetcar drivers ring their gong, horn too often now?

Toronto - Are Toronto people getting to the point where they just ignore the gong or the horn from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) drivers because in the last five years they just seem to dinging them over and over for no reason whatsoever.

Part of Toronto Yonge Subway Line shut down due to broken rail

Toronto - There is currently no subway service on the Yonge-University-Spadina line for transit riders travelling between Eglinton and Bloor Stations. The Toronto Transit Commission shutdown subway service for an emergency track repair.

Police bust four in TTC fraud case

Toronto - Toronto Police have arrested four people after a lengthy fraud investigation dealing with a TTC project manager and the owner of a paving company.

A preview of the new Toronto Transit Commission subway trains Special

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission has officially unveiled its new subway cars. Starting next month, the new Toronto Rockets will start making its way onto the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.

Toronto Transit bans all political campaign posters Special

Toronto - The Canadian election trail may be heating up but on Toronto's subway platforms there will no sign of campaign posters. The reasoning, though, has nothing to do with the TTC but with the city's bylaws.

Report: Toronto Transit Commission complaints soar to nearly 700

Toronto - Newly accessed documents from last year show that the number of complaints over distracted Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) drivers spiked to nearly 700. This news comes as operators are facing scrutiny over cellphone use.

Toronto citizen takes down man assaulting woman with baby

Toronto - On Thursday police were called to an assault in progress call on Quebec Avenue near Bloor Street West. When they arrived they found a suspect held to the ground by a citizen.

TTC employee charged with assaulting man on bus in Toronto

Toronto - On Saturday a bus ride for a man and his son in Toronto got physical when an employee of the Toronto Transit Commission allegedly pushed the father into a pole on a crowded bus.

Toronto transit head says there will be no strike during talks

Toronto - President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 Bob Kinnear announced at a news conference Thursday that its employees will not strike during contract negotiations. Kinnear also urged the province to properly debate making the TTC an essential service.

Op-Ed: TTC Faces No-Win Situation in Fight to Prevent Cell Phone Photos

Toronto - In recent years, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has demonstrated a good deal of progress through technological advancement, from a new and improved website to television screens in subway stations that offer a news ticker and train updates.

Toronto Councillor John Parker discusses transit, GO/Metrolinx Special

Toronto - Although it is unclear at this time if all or parts of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will be unloaded to the Government of Ontario, city councillors are discussing the pros and cons of such a move.

Man dies after being dragged for blocks by Toronto streetcar Special

Toronto - Two Toronto Police bike constables tried to flag down a TTC streetcar driver today, as a pedestrian was dragged for blocks under the vehicle.

Toronto transit fare increase is scrapped, $24 million found

Toronto - The possibility of a ten-cent fare hike for Toronto's transit is no longer. Toronto Transit Commission Chairman Karen Stintz announced Tuesday that the proposal is now dead.
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Make CONTACT on the TTC
Make CONTACT on the TTC
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Toronto Transit Commission General Manager Gary Webster at a TTC committee meeting.
Toronto Transit Commission General Manager Gary Webster at a TTC committee meeting.
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Bob Leroux  VP Central Region  Pattison Outdoor Advertising
Bob Leroux, VP Central Region, Pattison Outdoor Advertising
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Toronto Transit Commission s light rail vehicle (LRV) public display at the TTC Hillcrest Facility.
Toronto Transit Commission's light rail vehicle (LRV) public display at the TTC Hillcrest Facility.
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TTC General Manager Gary Webster speaks to a transit rider at city hall.
TTC General Manager Gary Webster speaks to a transit rider at city hall.
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TTC Chief Customer Service Officer Chris Upfold and TTC Chair Karen Stintz.
TTC Chief Customer Service Officer Chris Upfold and TTC Chair Karen Stintz.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) and TTC Chair Karen Stintz walking at the Downsview Subway Station platfo...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) and TTC Chair Karen Stintz walking at the Downsview Subway Station platform.
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Canadian officials unveil model of the new Toronto Rocket Subway.
Canadian officials unveil model of the new Toronto Rocket Subway.
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Toronto Transit Commission General Manager Gary Webster is expected to lose his job Tuesday afternoo...
Toronto Transit Commission General Manager Gary Webster is expected to lose his job Tuesday afternoon during a special TTC committee board meeting at city hall.
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City Councillor Josh Colle (L) and MPP Mike Colle.
City Councillor Josh Colle (L) and MPP Mike Colle.
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TTC
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Route map, lights up
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A new TTC street car in service at Spadina subway station.
A new TTC street car in service at Spadina subway station.
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Toronto Transit Commission s light rail vehicle (LRV) public display at the TTC Hillcrest Facility.
Toronto Transit Commission's light rail vehicle (LRV) public display at the TTC Hillcrest Facility.
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TTC Subway Became Underground Railway to celebrate Emancipation Day
TTC Subway Became Underground Railway to celebrate Emancipation Day
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Archives and Fine Art  and Executive Director - Scotiabank Pho...
Jane E. Nokes - Director - Scotiabank Archives and Fine Art, and Executive Director - Scotiabank Photography Award (SPA)
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Inside the council chamber where TTC held its first-ever town hall meeting.
Inside the council chamber where TTC held its first-ever town hall meeting.
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New Rocket
New Rocket
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