TTC violence worries those sheltering in transit system

Last October, for the first time in his life, Dan Watson was “nameless.” He was sleeping on Toronto subway cars and in coffee shops. For one whole month, nobody called him by his name. “You don’t feel like you belong,” he said this past week, bundled in a beanie and a winter coat during a … Read more

‘Heroic’ TTC driver saves 4 people from being struck by GO train

The actions of a quick-thinking TTC employee are being hailed as “heroic” after a decision they made most likely saved the lives of four people, says the transit agency. Around 6 pm Thursday, an oncoming northbound GO train just east of Agincourt GO Station struck an empty vehicle stuck on the tracks in Scarborough. Just … Read more

Toronto Police On Patrol Didn’t Stop More TTC Violence This Weekend & Here’s What Happened

A new plan to address TTC violence may have 80 Toronto Police officers scattered across the city’s transit system at all hours of the day, but various incidents are still taking place. Over the weekend, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) dealt with more problems on public transit as concern over TTC safety remained amplified, with … Read more

‘Why did she do it to me?’: Victim of Toronto streetcar stabbing speaks out – Toronto

Sitting in a sparsely furnished apartment in downtown Toronto she shares with her boyfriend and two other friends, the 23-year-old victim of an unprovoked stabbing on a TTC streetcar recalled the terror she felt on Tuesday afternoon when she was attacked by woman, a stranger she never met. Traumatized and worried that her assailant might … Read more

Man assaulted by young people on TTC bus in East York

Police said a man was assaulted by a group of young people aboard a TTC bus in East York Friday evening. The incident happened near Cosburn Avenue and Pape Avenue at around 5:42 pm Paramedics took the man to a hospital with minor injuries. Police say suspects fled the scene. An investigation is ongoing. Just … Read more

Suspect in stabbing at Old Mill Station sought by police

Toronto police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a stabbing that happened Wednesday afternoon on a bus at Old Mill Station. In a press release issued Friday night, Toronto police said the 16-year-old victim boarded a TTC bus parked at the subway station and then reportedly engaged in conversation with the suspect. … Read more

TTC to deploy 80 ‘highly visible’ staff a day to enhance transit safety

In response to the recent spate of random violent attacks on the TTC, the city’s transit agency is ordering managers to patrol during rush hour. The additional surveillance comes on top of the additional police officers who flooded into the city’s transit system in shifts of 80 on Thursday. TTC CEO Rick Leary met with … Read more

TTC riders don’t feel increased police presence, continue to ride with caution

One day after the police announced they were increasing their presence on Toronto’s transit with 80 officers, many riders on the busiest TTC lines said they hadn’t noticed much of a difference. Gem Geronimo, who commutes to her office a few times a week on the Spadina streetcar, said she hasn’t noticed any police on … Read more

4 teens in custody after person reportedly shot with BB gun at Toronto subway station – Toronto

Police are investigating and four teenagers are in custody after a passenger was reportedly shot with a BB gun on a Toronto subway train. Toronto police said the incident occurred at York University Subway Station at around 11:43 am on Thursday. Police said officers received reports that teens allegedly had a replica BB gun. Police … Read more

Man wanted for allegedly harassing teen girls at TTC station

Toronto Police Service is looking to identify a man who was allegedly harassing teenage girls at Wilson subway station. Police alleged that on Jan. 23, around 8 am, a man made “unwanted and inappropriate comments” to two teenage girls waiting for a bus at the station. When the two girls boarded a bus at the … Read more