Canadian war vets and peacekeepers ride the TTC for free on Remembrance Day
November 8, 2013
On Monday, November 11, Remembrance Day, decorated Canadian war and peacekeeping veterans can ride the TTC for free.
War and peacekeeping veterans are required to show their service medals/ribbons to receive free access to TTC buses, streetcars, subway and the SRT. One companion will be allowed to ride for free as well.
The TTC will join in honouring the nation’s veterans on Remembrance Day by bringing all of its vehicles to a standstill at 11 a.m. The following announcement will be made immediately before the two-minute pause:
“Attention TTC customers, the Toronto Transit Commission will now observe a two minute pause in service and reflect on the sacrifices for peace made by Canadians.”
Subway and RT cars will be held at station platforms. Bus and streetcar drivers will stop their vehicles at a regular service stop prior to 11 a.m., and remain there during the pause. Wheel-Trans Operators will bring their vehicles to a stop at a safe location. Service will resume immediately following the observation of the two minutes of silence.
“Lest We Forget” signs will be placed at the front of all TTC bus and streetcars, and a Remembrance Day message will appear on all subway platform video screens. The TTC Honour Guard will participate in the Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph and Old City Hall.
The TTC will operate normal weekday service on Remembrance Day.
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