Letter to Mayor Mel Lastman

Hello Mr. Mayor,

I am an 18 year old student who has been living in Toronto
all my life, recently I heard that there may be a strike on the
TTC. A strike on the TTC would make it near to impossiable to live
my day-to-day life (eg: school, work, entertainment) as I have no access to any other form of transportation nor can I afford to use a taxi to goto school for everyday of the possible TTC Strike (approx $30/day – $15 each way), this would mean I would have to stay at home instead of goto school/work or wake up four hours earlier (normal allowance for getting prepaired, plus a two hour walk to my school).

Although waking up four hours earlier is no problem it leaves me fearing for my safety as I will be wondering the streets of an area I do not know well at around 3-4am.

I was wondering if the City Of Toronto could do something to prevent such a strike such as deeming the TTC an ‘essential service’ (which it is to most people in the city).

I look forward to your reply and thank you for your time.
-Kevin Welford-Costelloe
Toronto Resident

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