City of Toronto Archives to open The TTC – 100 Years of Moving Toronto public exhibit
The Toronto Archives will open The TTC – 100 Years of Moving Toronto exhibit. The exhibit is in partnership with the TTC and celebrates its 100th anniversary.
The exhibit explores the history of the TTC including the consolidation of the transit system, growth in the 1920s, fare media, the development of subway lines, female TTC workers during the Second World War, as well as diversity and accessibility at the TTC. The exhibit also features Irma James, the first Black female Streetcar driver, and Lyn Morgan, the first female Lead Hand. Innovations from the 21st century such as low-floor streetcars, electric buses and green roofs at TTC facilities will be showcased as well.
The exhibit is free to attend and will be open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information is available on the City’s website: www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/access-city-information-or-records/city-of-toronto-archives/archives-feature-exhibit/.
The TTC celebrated its centennial anniversary on September 1, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time, the exhibit was launched for online viewing only on the City’s website: www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/online-exhibits/web-exhibits/web-exhibits-transportation/the-ttc-100-years-of-moving-toronto/.
Photography exhibits at 12 TTC subway stations will also be on display until July 2022 at Don Mills Station, Kennedy Station, Main Street Station, Bay Station, Kipling Station Finch Station, Queen Station, Union Station, Dupont Station, Spadina Station, St. Clair West Station and Vaughan Metropolitan Station. More information about the photography exhibits is available on the TTC’s website: www.ttc.ca/about-the-ttc/TTC-celebrating-100-years-of-moving-Toronto/Photography-Exhibits.
More information on the TTC’s 100th anniversary celebration is available on the TTC’s website: www.ttc.ca/about-the-ttc/TTC-celebrating-100-years-of-moving-Toronto.