Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

March 26, 2007 06:00 ET

TTC Launches Search for New Chief Executive

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 26, 2007) - The Toronto Transit Commission today launched an international search for a permanent Chief General Manager. Gary Webster, former General Manager of Operations, has been Interim Chief General Manager since Rick Ducharme resigned last June.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the chief executive will contribute leadership, strategy, direction and enthusiasm to a staff of 12,000 and manage a total budget of more than $1 billion. The capital budget for 2007 is in excess of $700 million. The chief executive will also oversee implementation of the Toronto Transit City - Light Rail Plan.

The TTC is the third largest transit operation, by ridership, in North America, after New York City and Mexico City. It provides service to a City of 2.5 million with annual ridership of about 450 million. Bus, streetcar and subway/rt routes cover more than 4,700 miles and the fleet includes 1,600 buses and 1,000 streetcars, subway and rt cars.

The search for a Chief General Manager is being conducted by Organization Consulting Limited, 156 Duncan Mill Road, Suite 5, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3B 3N2 or email

The full advertisement for the position can be seen on the TTC website,

Contact Information

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