‘Irresponsible behaviour’: TTC investigating after firework set off on bus

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The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) says it’s investigating after video recorded the moments a group of teenagers set off a firework on a bus in broad daylight, just one of multiple incidents of fireworks being set off on a TTC vehicle in the last week.

One video was published on Twitter and began to circulate online on Tuesday. It shows a young person with a firework in hand on an occupied TTC bus.

The individual then lights the firework and aims it at the back of the bus, where several people can be seen ducking and frantically trying to evade it. After a few seconds, the firework goes off in the person’s hand, and screams can be heard inside the bus.

The person recording the video and many others get off the bus and flees. CityNews has not independently verified the video, but a TTC spokesperson says it is aware of the incident and has opened an investigation.

On Wednesday, the TTC tweeted that they were made aware of two additional incidents of people being reckless with fireworks on TTC vehicles, marking seven confirmed incidents of the same nature in nine days.


“We have downloaded the video, and our investigation is ongoing,” the TTC spokesperson said in an email to CityNews. “Needless to say, deliberately setting off fireworks on public transit is the height of irresponsible behaviour.”

The TTC confirmed that no injuries were reported.

“The safety of our customers and employees is paramount to all we do, and we are using all the tools and evidence at our disposal to investigate these incidents and pursue charges where possible.”

Investigators tell CityNews it’s also aware of the video, and “police are being engaged.”

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