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Historic Photo Exhibits Launch TTC's 100th Anniversary Celebrations



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The TTC has begun to mark its 100th anniversary of operation (the agency was established as the Toronto Transportation Commission on September 1, 2021) with a series of free photo exhibits in twelve subway stations in Toronto and Vaughan. These exhibits feature images curated by the City of Toronto Archives.

According to TTC Chair Jaye Robinson, “These photo exhibits are the first in a series of events leading up to a very important anniversary - 100 years of the TTC. I would encourage Torontonians to take time to peruse the photo displays as they travel through our TTC stations and explore the virtual exhibit on the Toronto Archives website. The TTC has played an important role in our City’s history, and these photo exhibits trace the remarkable evolution of Toronto’s transit system over the past century.”

Although the exhibit officially launches on July 2, images have already been spotted at Main Street station. The twelve displays will highlight different eras within the TTC’s history, including:

  • Sheppard Subway Construction (at Don Mills station)
  • Scarborough Rapid Transit (at Kennedy station)
  • Streetcar Advertising Cards (at Main Street station)
  • Historic Station Concept Art by Sigmund Serafin (at Bay station)
  • Women Guides on the TTC (at Kipling station)
  • Moved by Electricity (at Finch station)
  • Streetcar Track Construction in the 1920s (at Queen station)
  • Harbourfront and Spadina Light Rail Transit (at Union station)
  • Yonge Subway Construction by Artist John DeRinzy (at Dupont station)
  • Transit System Maps (at Spadina station)
  • Transit Expansion Means Development (at St. Clair West station)
  • Buses and Streetcars in the 1920s (at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre station)

This is just the first event the TTC plans to mark its 100th anniversary; more are planned throughout the end of 2021 and into 2022. For more information, consult the TTC’s press release here.

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