I am writing to share an update on safety initiatives at the TTC.
Effective July 2, 2020 masks or face coverings will be mandatory on the TTC. Children under two and those with medical conditions will be exempt. Instructions for wearing a mask and making your own simple face covering are available here.
To support our customers in this change we will be employing a one-time targeted strategy to distribute 1,000,000 non-medical masks to our customers. Working with the City’s Poverty Reduction Office, the distribution will start June 29. We are also doing a multi-lingual customer education campaign to ensure awareness.
The TTC’s full news release with messages from Mayor Tory, TTC CEO Rick Leary, and Dr. Eileen de Villa, the Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto, is available here: https://www.ttc.ca/News/2020/June/17_06_20NR_Board.jsp
Attached is an update with additional details.
The safety of our customers and employees will always be our top priority. Thank you for your support for safe transit.
Arno van Dijk
Construction Liaison Officer
Toronto Transit Commission
1900 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4S 1Z2