Six violent attacks took place in and around the TTC in just five days

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If you live, work or even play in the City of Toronto then you have no doubt heard about the string of violence that has plagued the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in recent weeks.

It got so bad that the mayor, police and the TTC’s CEO got involved on Thursday, by announcing more police officers will be present within the transit system. 

Here are the latest  TTC incidents that have taken place this week alone.


Toronto police are searching for a suspect they believe was responsible for a violent robbery at Broadview subway station on Monday.

The suspect was seen on video footage snatching a purse from a woman which led to the victim falling down a flight of stairs.

The man is described as being between the age of 40 and 50 years old, standing at five-foot-six, with short dark hair, and he was last seen wearing a pale green jacket and beige pants.


Four 13-year-old boys were arrested and charged with assaulting two TTC employees in Scarborough.

The incident took place on Monday in the area of Kennedy and Merrian roads. The TTC workers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Two of the boys were charged with one count of assault, and the two others face two counts of assault. They will all appear in court in March.


One woman was arrested on the scene after allegedly stabbing another woman on a streetcar Tuesday afternoon.

Toronto police said the assault took place at Spadina and Sussex avenues. The 43-year-old suspect stabbed the 23-year-old victim multiple times, according to police. 

Officials said they did not know each other.


One person was arrested after two TTC employees were allegedly chased through a subway station by someone holding a syringe early Wednesday.

This occurred at Dundas Station. The employees managed to get inside a collector booth and call police, according to investigators.


A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the torso and legs while on board a TTC bus in Etobicoke Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

This occurred at Old Mill Station and the victim suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The male suspect has yet to be apprehended and is described as being in his 20s with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a blue mask and black jacket.


Four teenagers were arrested after a female passenger at York University subway station was shot at with a BB gun on Thursday, according to police.

Authorities recovered the two replica guns. Those allegedly responsible are 15 and 16 years old.

They have all been charged with possessing a dangerous weapon.

All of these incidents happened in the past five days. 

And just last week, on Jan. 20, a woman was sexually assaulted in a subway station bathroom, according to police.

Authorities released images of the suspect and asked for the public’s help in identifying him.

Police say the victim was in the woman’s washroom at Kennedy Subway Station when a man followed her inside and assaulted her.

He fled the scene before officers arrived. The suspect is described as between 30 and 40 years old, and standing at five-foot-four with a medium build.

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