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Watch Local 113 Stories

From a glimpse into the amazing streetcar
refurbishment project to a look back at the long history
of this skilled and vital work force, this page hosts video
stories of the Toronto Transit Workers, showcasing
the important role they have played for over a century and
continue to play as our city grows in the 21st century.

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From the video library

Protecting What Matters – Theatrical

A powerful and moving 90-second compilation of the value of Toronto’s Transit Maintenance Workers. Screened pre-show at Cineplex Odeon Theatres in Fall 2012.

Protecting What Matters – TV Commercial 1/3

One of three 30-second TV commercials showcasing the skills of the little-known maintenance workers who keep our city moving.

Protecting What Matters – TV Commercial 2/3

One of three 30-second TV commercials showcasing the skills of the little-known maintenance workers who keep our city moving.

Protecting What Matters – TV Commercial 3/3

One of three 30-second TV commercials showcasing the skills of the little-known maintenance workers who keep our city moving.

Life Cycle of a Streetcar – The LEO Project

Find out how the skilled workers of the Life Extension Overhaul project work their magic on Toronto streetcars, keeping them in working order over the decades to save funds and the environment.

Battery Refurbishment Project

Paul Arsenault, a TTC worker and a founder of Canada’s first baseball league for autistic children, is now leading an in-house battery refurbishment program that saves over a million dolllars a year.

What if the TTC just disappeared?

Former Ontario Cabinet Minister Marilyn Churley gives a video presentation of her ground-breaking 2008 report on the value of the TTC to the City of Toronto – at least $12 billion a year.

President Bob Kinnear takes on Mayor Ford

On July 27, 2011, transit union President Bob Kinnear makes a deputation to City Council over proposed cuts to transit, demanding that Mayor Ford deal with the massive Toronto taxpayer subsidies of out-of-towners who regularly take the TTC.

Keep TTC Public

This compelling video shows how privatization of public transit around the world has been a disaster for taxpayers and riders. In Part 1, we learn of some of these disasters and why Toronto should avoid TTC “public private partnerships.” ( See Part 2 )

Anti-privatization TV ad

During the 2010 Toronto municipal election, ATU Local 113 mounted a major public awareness campaign showing the dangers of privatizing the Toronto Transit Commission, looking to cautionary tales around the world. ( See also Keep TTC Public )