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Transit advocates take over subway stations to protest possible upload of TTC

Last Updated Feb 22, 2019 at 9:38 am EDT

Transit advocates took over 35 subway stations Friday morning, to protest the possible upload of the subway system to the province.

The day of action saw members of TTC Riders, Toronto’s Labour Council and NDP MPPs handing out flyers and spreading the message “Don’t steal our subway.”

The largest TTC workers union, ATU local 113, also took part, with workers wearing T-shirts with the same message printed on them.

Advocates were at major stations, including Bloor-Yonge, Finch and Kipling between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Earlier this month, it was announced that the province and the city will form a joint group to examine an arrangement that could include the province taking over ownership and delivery of future projects, but not being responsible for the entire subway system.

The agreement also says the group will look at the possibility of the province only assuming responsibility for the delivery of future projects, and not owning those assets or completing a full subway upload.