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City of Toronto Introduced new online dashboard to track safety and security incidents on TTC

Abdur Rahman Khan

In response to a string of violent incidents on the TTC over the past year, the dashboard and a number of other safety initiatives were developed.

A new online dashboard for tracking safety and security incidents on Toronto’s public transportation has been launched by the City of Toronto.

The new tool, which went live on Monday, tracks a progression of measurements connected with security on the TTC, including the pace of criminal offenses against TTC clients, TTC workers, and the quantity of significant offenses that happen across all travel networks in the city.

The dashboard also keeps track of customer satisfaction with personal safety and the number of wellness checks done by safety ambassadors.

The data that were published on Monday show that the rate of crimes committed against TTC customers in May was 1.82 incidents per one million boardings, up from 1.75 incidents in April and 1.66 incidents in March, but down from 2.70 incidents in January.

In May, there were 8.39 incidents per 100 employees, up from 6.79 incidents in April but down from 8.68 incidents in January.

The quantity of significant wrongdoing events on all travel frameworks in Toronto in May was 220, up from 162 in April and 177 in January.

The rate of customer offenses per one million boardings has decreased by 33% since January, according to the tracked dashboard data. According to a TTC news release, “the rate of offenses against employees also decreased during the same time period.”

“Also, the kinds of crimes have become less violent in nature.”

In response to a string of violent incidents on the TTC over the past year, the dashboard and a number of other safety initiatives were developed.

In the past year, there have been four homicides on or near TTC property, as well as three attempts to push people onto the tracks at Bloor-Yonge Station.

“I need to thank our representatives and our City accomplices for the difficult work to handle the complicated difficulties our framework has looked throughout recent months,” TTC President Rick Leary said in a composed explanation.

“However encouraging as this pattern seems to be, we realize the occupation is not even close to finished. We stay focused on expanding on these drives to guarantee we are tending to the worries we’ve heard.”


One new TTC wellbeing drive has drawn weighty analysis from travel and against neediness advocates.

The TTC’s “Getting Back to Transit (Move Along)” program, which aims to reduce the number of people seeking shelter on the TTC, is described as a “disturbing plan to hide homelessness” that “won’t make transit any safer” in a news release issued on Monday by the TTCRiders.

The city’s “Move Along” initiative’s first two phases, according to a new report, have already been implemented.

“Encouraging individuals to move from other stations to Union and Spadina stations,” where Streets to Homes resources are available, is one of the components of Phase 1.

According to the report, the Transit Control Centre will be contacted and special constables will be deployed “if the individual is not interested in a referral or refuses to leave the station” as part of Phase 2.

In order to assist with the initiative’s implementation, the TTC intends to hire 12 additional special constables in July.

Rebeena Subadar of Jane Finch Action Against Poverty stated in the TTCRiders news release that “expanding police presence on the TTC will make transit users feel unsafe and continue to build a culture of fear within communities, especially for Black, Indigenous, racialized, immigrant, unhoused people, and people experiencing mental health crises.”

“The TTC’s “Move Along” initiative is not a solution for safety; Instead, it’s a quiet eviction that targets homeless people.

The TTC, on the other hand, asserts that it is preventing people from staying overnight in TTC stations by employing “a compassionate and people-first approach.”

“Unique Constables and Safety officers will utilize relational abilities and foster compatibility with people to arrive at a goal that doesn’t include a capture, which is just to be utilized if all else fails,” the report read.

“People will be given every opportunity to leave the premises voluntarily, unless there is a public safety concern.”

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