Marcel Malboeuf Scholarship Award Announcement

The strength of ATU Canada is based on solidarity and respect. We commit ourselves to the goals of worker democracy, social justice, equality, and peace. We are dedicated to making the lives of our members and their families safe, secure, and healthy.

This award was created in 2018 to honour Marcel Malboeuf — an individual who exemplified these traits throughout his career of over 48 years with the ATU.  Marcel earned the respect and admiration of ATU members from across the country and through this award he will be remembered for generations to come.  The Marcel Malboeuf Scholarship will be awarded yearly on September 13, Marcel’s birthday. It will be awarded in the amount of $1000 to an ATU member’s dependent who is enrolled in post-secondary education in Canada, and who exemplifies the highest standard in academic achievement and demonstrates commitment and dedication to their community with the utmost leadership qualities.

Value: $1000

2023 Scholarship:  submission period open from June 13th, 2023 until August 12th, 2023 midnight.

Download the applicant package below: 

Statement of Solidarity with ATU Local 1587

ATU Local 113 is in solidarity with ATU Local 1587, transit workers at GO Transit & Metrolinx. We encourage members to show support including by joining their picket lines when off duty.

We remind Local 113 members that as they carry out their regular duties, they may encounter legal picket lines. In these situations, members should proceed in a manner which ensures the safety of the public, other workers, and themselves. No attempt should be made to cross a picket line where it is unsafe to do so.

ATU Local 113 Endorses Candidates for the 2022 Ontario Municipal Election

ATU Local 113 is pleased to announce our candidate endorsements for the upcoming Toronto municipal elections.

The pandemic was a difficult time for public transit, but chronic underfunding and questionable City Hall leadership made it even worse. We need to restore and improve service so that we can rebuild trust with TTC riders. And to do that we need leadership at City Hall.

All of these candidates will be champions for quality public transit and share our vision for maintain public ownership and control and will advocate for adequate, reliable funding. With their support we can make sure that the interests of riders come first in all planning and service decisions, workers and the public will be safe and secure, and we will end attacks on network integrity and accessibility.

Please volunteer for a campaign near you and get out and vote for these transit champions.

In Memory of Retired Former Executive Board Member Frank Giustini

It is with deep sadness that ATU Local 113 announces the passing of Frank Giustini, retired and former Executive Board Member.

Brother Giustini was a valued and active member of our Local, having served us as the Executive Board Member representing Collectors – CSAs, Clerical, Patten Building, Traffic Checkers, Wheel-Trans Administration & Davisville CSR’s (2019 – 2021). He is remembered for his contributions to our members in fighting for fair treatment in their workplace and engaging them in our union.

Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones at this difficult time.

Further details to be announced.

The Executive Board
ATU Local 113

Local 113 calls for inquiry into Eglinton Crosstown LRT delays and cost increases

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT was originally proposed in 2007 and scheduled to start service in 2020. If it had proceeded as planned, we would have been able to ride a publicly owned and operated new line two years ago. Instead, we’re still waiting for the more expensive, privatized version.

Metrolinx and the Province, with the support of TTC and City Council, insisted that the line be built through a public-private partnership, or P3. This takes longer, since years were spent tendering the work and negotiating the contracting out. It also costs more, since private builders need to make a profit and face higher borrowing costs than government.

In a P3, the public pays extra in exchange for certainty on the time and cost of construction. According to the Province’s own value for money assessment the Crosstown P3 would cost $472 million more than traditional procurement.

Their argument was that the extra time and cost was worth it because the private builder took on any risk of delay or cost overrun.

How did that work out?

In 2010, when construction started it was supposed to be completed by 2020.

In 2018 and 2020, Crosslinx, the private builder, successfully sued Metrolinx, forcing them to pay $325 million due to delays caused by COVID-19, a structural defect at Eglinton Station, and technical claims.

In 2020, the opening date was pushed to 2022.

Now, the opening is delayed again – and they can’t even say how long.

And it’s not over yet. There is no projected completion date, and the budget could still go way up.

Was it worth it?

By the time it’s done private construction could be a billion dollars more than traditional, public procurement. Most of the details are being kept secret from the public. We believe the public has a right to know how our taxes are being spent.

The Confederation Line in Ottawa was built in a similar manner, and has caused a similar series of lawsuits, as well as dozens of safety complaints, difficulty operating in the snow, repeated delays, fire, odour, flooding, and derailments leading to a public inquiry.

We can’t let the same thing happen in Toronto.

The public has a right to know

ATU Local 113 is calling on the City to launch an independent inquiry into the delays and cost increases, and for our members to have a seat at the table.

We are going to have to pay to operate it, surely, we deserve to know how much it cost

Obituary – Art Patrick, Former ATU Local 113 President


Arthur William PATRICK

17 JANUARY, 1939 – 30 JUNE, 2022

(TTC Driver, Shop Steward, Board Member, President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113)

Passed away peacefully on Thursday June 30, 2022, in his 84th year. Arthur, loving husband of Bebe Patrick. Dear father of Larry Patrick (wife Rita), Lori Patrick, Sandy Patrick Morrow, Lisa Patrick Field (husband Bruce), Theresa Patrick (husband Jeremy Priede). Cherished grandfather of Shane, Ryan, Tami, Amber, Kyle, Tristen, Elliott and Genevieve, and great grandfather of Shane Jr., Ashley, Alexis, Ava, and Clover. Predeceased by his parents Robert Noah Patrick and Hanna Mary Patrick.

Friends may visit at the Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York, (South of Steeles Avenue) on Wednesday, July 6, from 12-1 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. followed by Cremation.

In Memory of Arthur Patrick, if so desired, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimers Society would be appreciated.

Always in our hearts. Never forgotten. Always loved. R.I.P.


Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the PATRICK family.

Election Day in Ontario

Today is election day in Ontario. The future of the TTC depends on the next elected government. Successive Liberal and Conservative governments have failed to fund operating costs, removed our right to strike, and have made efforts to privatize public transit. Over the last four years the Ford government has cut over a billion dollars in operational funding and attempted to steal our subways.

We at ATU 113 are officially endorsing the NDP. No other party has the proven commitment to restoring operational funding, respecting workers’ rights, and building a public transit system that works for everyone.

Please vote NDP today. Vote to support public transit workers.

ATU Local 113 Statement on Buffalo Shooting

The racially-motivated shooting in Buffalo on Saturday filled us all with horror and sadness. The loss of life in senseless violence is always a tragedy, but the murder of innocent people who were targeted because of their identity is especially painful.

We feel this anger and grief every time we hear about an attack on Black and other racialized groups, or religious, ethnic, LGBTQ2S+ or other minority groups who have been targeted. Each time we want to believe it is the last one, but it isn’t. Every attack is motivated by a belief system that values some lives over others, and they will not end unless we change those beliefs.

It reminds us that we need to keep working every day, in our communities, our workplaces and in our shared institutions to root out this ideology of hate. Within our union family we need to continue to learn and educate each other, and to have difficult but necessary conversations about the beliefs systems that make racist violence possible. By challenging our own assumptions and biases, we can fight injustice in the world around us more effectively.