ATU Local 113 members are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Vanessa Kurpiewska, 31, of Toronto who died after she was stabbed on a subway at High Park Station on Thursday, December 8. The accused also injured another woman in the attack. We continue to wish the injured woman a full recovery.

With the escalation of assaults and attacks on the TTC, ATU Local 113 President Marvin Alfred spoke today with local and national media on how the TTC and the City of Toronto must take immediate action to make the TTC safer for workers and riders.

ATU Local 113 will continue to stand up for members and riders as this senseless violence must come to and end.


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CTV News Toronto

Global News Toronto

CITY News Toronto

CBC News Network

CBC News Toronto



ATU Local 113 President Marvin Alfred also did interviews that aired on CP24, CBC News Toronto and AM 640 Global.



Toronto Star: High Park subway stabbing leaves woman dead

Toronto Sun: Witness recounts deadly ‘icepick’ attack on TTC subway

CBC News: Police identify woman killed in random double stabbing on Toronto subway train

CP24: Toronto subway station stabbing: woman dead; suspect in custody

Canadian Press/Toronto Star: Woman dead in Toronto subway stabbing didn’t know attacker; mayor says transit safe