Timeline: City Archives opens exhibit celebrating century of the TTC

Apr 22, 2022 | News

The Toronto Archives opened its doors again for an in-person exhibition, this time celebrating the centennial of the Toronto Transportation Commission (TTC).

The TTC turned 100 years old last September, but because of pandemic restrictions, the exhibit was initially launched for online viewing only.

Mayor John Troy said the lifting of many COVID-19 restrictions allows for in-person visitors to enjoy the history of the city’s public transport system.

“The exhibit will now be open for guests to view the wonderful history of the transit system in a safe way,” Tory said.

The collection’s highlights include the growth and expansion of the city’s public transportation and offers digitized images of female employees during the Second World War, early accessible vehicles, and construction of the Yonge and Sheppard subway lines.

The exhibit is free and is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the City of Toronto Archives atrium at 255 Spadina Rd. near Davenport Road.

The celebration extends to a series of photography exhibits at around 12 subway stations and will be available until July 2022.