Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

June 11, 2007 12:59 ET

TTC Bus Driver Honoured for Helping Police Arrest Suspected Kidnapper

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - On July 11, 2006, TTC bus driver Raymond Thomas was driving his bus eastbound on Finch Avenue. He was contacted by a TTC radio operator, who advised Mr. Thomas that police believed a man suspected of kidnapping two 6-year old boys was on his bus.

Operator Thomas confirmed that the suspect and the two boys were on board his bus. When the bus arrived at the Finch Station, police were waiting, and the man was taken into custody.

For his action, Raymond Thomas will be honoured by the TTC and Bell Canada as the 14th annual recipient of the TTC's Transit Community Watch Award. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 12th, at 2:00 p.m. at the TTC's Arrow Road Division, 700 Arrow Road.

The Transit Community Watch program was created in 1992 to enhance safety and security on the system and in the community by encouraging all employees to report any problems encountered by riders or other members of the community.


What: Presentation of 14th Annual TTC Transit Community Watch Award.
Who: TTC Operator Raymond Thomas, TTC Interim Chief General Manager Gary
Webster and Cameron McCuaig of Bell Mobility.
Why: To honour TTC Community Watcher of the Year.
When: Tuesday, June 12, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: TTC's Arrow Road Division, 700 Arrow Road. (south of Finch, west of
Highway 400)

Contact Information

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