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Chief Executive Officer

Toronto Transit Commission
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: June 22, 2018
Employment Type: Full Time


The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America’s third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC’s vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC’s recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing “a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar, and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service, and courtesy.”

We are currently seeking a Chief Executive Officer on a permanent full-time basis.  


Accountable to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for providing overall leadership to the management of the TTC, including ensuring prudent administration of public funds and the delivery of a safe and efficient transit service. This includes:

  • Providing leadership and overseeing the development of detailed strategic annual Goals and Objectives and operating plans for all TTC departments in support of the transit system’s direction and vision for the future. Specifically, development and delivery of the TTC’s five-year Corporate Plan;
  • Providing leadership and overseing the development of strategically appropriate capital and operating budget requests for the safe, efficient, and cost-effective operation and timely life cycle replacement of TTC assets;
  • Leading the staff in collaborating with key stakeholders as necessary to achieve the delivery of the TTC's strategic, financial and capital projects objectives;
  • Ensuring that solid planning and budgeting systems are in place to support the transit system’s goals, objectives, strategic direction and future development and growth;
  • Ensuring timely reporting of financial and physical results including any significant cost, safety, human resources and ridership/revenue issues to the TTC Board;
  • Developing an effective and efficient organizational structure that implements approved budgets, annual goals and objectives, and strategic direction;
  • Ensuring accountability at executive/senior management levels, development of technical and supervisory competence and succession planning through internal development and promotion, or external hiring as required;
  • Ensuring timely and effective communication of the transit system’s overall strategic direction to TTC Board members, staff, and external stakeholders (including media);
  • Providing leadership in overseeing the work of TTC employees (either directly or through direct reports) ensuring that accessibility/accommodation needs of TTC passengers and/or employees are effectively met in a timely fashion in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefits from the TTC as a service-provider and an employer.
  • Making recommendations to the TTC Board on all matters affecting the TTC's business as set out under Bill 148, City of Toronto Act;
  • Supporting the TTC Board in the development and implementation of goals and objectives identified in the annual corporate plan; and
  • Achieving Board directed goals and priorities.


  • Successful track record of organizational accomplishment as a President & CEO, CEO, COO, business unit leader or in another strategic corporate leadership capacity;
  • Demonstrated success in providing overall strategic leadership to a large, operating company in the private or public sector, having one or more of the following elements:
    • The size and complexity of unionized operations with a significant asset base;
    • An active public policy context involving various levels of government;
    • Significant range of stakeholders including municipal and provincial governments;
    • High visibility among the media and public; and
    • Providing service to a significant segment of the public.
  • Experience or a significant understanding of public transit and, broadly, the transportation sector;
  • Graduate degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related discipline would be an asset.
  • Financially sophisticated; able to lead an organization that has elements of financial complexity;
  • Quick study; able to develop an understanding of a new business environment in a timely manner; and
  • Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.This is a permanent full-time position located in Toronto, Ontario and reports to the Board of Directors.

For job related inquiries, please contact

Language of Work:  English

Current Annual Salary Range: $247,556.40 to $356,046.60 annually

Salary ranges are subject to change from time to time in accordance with TTC policies. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is also available (subject to eligibility criteria) including Healthcare and Dental Benefits, Disability Benefits, Life and AD&D Insurance Benefits, Pension Plan Benefits, Out of Country insurance coverage, and Discretionary Allowance.

This position is designated as Safety-Sensitive, Specified Management or Designated Executive under the TTC’s Fitness for Duty Policy. If you do not currently hold a designated position, you will be required to pass an alcohol and drug test as part of the certification process.

To apply, please submit your application/resume and related materials to and state the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

TTC Business Address and Work Location:

Toronto Transit Commission

1900 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario

M4S 1Z2

At the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), we place a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day, and we keep Toronto moving with a dedication to service, safety and convenience that is unparalleled in our industry. We invite you to join our team in delivering on our commitment to creating a transit system that makes Toronto proud.

Hiring and selection preferences are not given in the employment of an employee’s relatives. Relatives of current TTC employees cannot be hired, assigned transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a potential conflict of interest due to relationship. If you are qualified for the position for which you are applying, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee at the employment interview.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resource- Employment Services at (416) 393-4570.


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