This afternoon another act of violence took place on a TTC streetcar at Spadina and Sussex. A woman in her 20s was stabbed and has since been rushed to hospital.
Our thoughts go out to the victim and her family during this time, and we wish her a speedy recovery. We’d like to thank the first responders and Toronto Police. The suspect has now been arrested.
We are reassured by the fact that four of the individuals involved in yesterday’s assault at Kennedy have been charged by police. We hope to see the investigations continue to ensure all individuals involved are held accountable.
Our call to action was clear – the City of Toronto and the TTC need to do more. We have repeated this ask and continue to see no movement.
Harsher penalties are necessary for those who commit acts of violence on public transit.
Our members are in fear, and we cannot support them alone