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Atrium exhibit – The TTC: 100 Years of Moving Toronto

Runs to August 31.

Now open on Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.

The Toronto Archives has reopened its atrium on Saturday for its exhibit celebrating 100 years of the TTC.


PCC streetcar at intersection of Queen and Yonge streets
PCC streetcar at intersection of Queen and Yonge streets
August 1983
City of Toronto Archives
Fonds 1526, File 76, Item 1


100 Years of Moving Toronto highlights the growth and expansion of the TTC, with newly digitized images of female employees during the Second World War, early accessible vehicles, and construction of the Yonge and Sheppard subway lines. Objects on display include historical tokens from the 1950s, tickets, and the first Metropasses from the early 1980s. The exhibit also features Irma James, the first Black female Streetcar driver and Lyn Morgan the first ever female Leadhand.

This exhibit forms part of a larger celebration of the TTC’s centenary, which can also be seen at 12 subway stations. A web version of this exhibit is also available to view.


Uniformed women posing for the camera and offering a fare beside a streetcar.
TTC Guide Thelma Clark at Yonge and Carlton
City of Toronto Archives
Series 2476, File 6, Item 1
Portrait of Irma James
Irma James, first Black female TTC streetcar driver
Photo: courtesy of the TTC


The TTC: 100 Years of Moving Toronto runs until August 31.

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