Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

October 26, 2007 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: Toronto Royal Canadian Legion and the TTC Launch Annual Poppy Campaign

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2007) - Canadian war veterans and peacekeepers will team up with Grade 5 and 6 students from Davisville Public School, to launch the Toronto Royal Canadian Legion's annual TTC Poppy Campaign. A kick off event will be held this morning at 11:00 a.m. on the Collector's Level at Davisville Station.

Canadian war veterans and peacekeepers will pin poppies on the Grade 5 and 6 students to remind Toronto to wear a poppy and honour the men and women who served our country.



The TTC is pleased to welcome several former TTC employees who served
Canada in war and peacekeeping operations.

Robert Massena Gordon Paterson Gordon Break
Thomas Connolly Jim McGuffin Jack Smith
Donald Elliott Jack Knowles John Swallow
Cyril Hutchinson Frank Dvorak Mike Comeau
Richard Colyer


On Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m., the Toronto Transit Commission will observe a two-minute stop and stay for all subway cars, buses, streetcars and SRT cars, to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by Canadians.



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What: Launch of the Toronto Royal Canadian Legion's Poppy Campaign.
Who: TTC Vice Chair Joe Mihevc, Royal Canadian Legion District D
Commander Lorraine Drake, Canadian war veterans and
peacekeepers, and Grade 5 and 6 students from Davisville
Public School.
Why: To remind everyone in Toronto to purchase poppies.
Where: Davisville Station (Collector's Level), 1900 Yonge Street
When: Friday, October 26, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.


Contact Information

  • Toronto Transit Commission
    Marilyn Bolton
    Media Relations
    (416) 393-3741