1. Contest Period

The Contest begins on November 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) and ends on December 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET (the “Contest Period”).  The Contest Period consists of five (5) days (each a “Contest Day” and collectively the “Contest Days”) consisting of the following (the “Entry Period”):

i. Five (5) consecutive Contest Days during the Contest Period beginning on November 27, 2017 and ending on December 1, 2017, and beginning at 10:00 AM ET and ending at 2:00 PM ET on each Contest Day.

2. Eligibility Requirements

The Contest is open to any person who is an Ontario resident and eighteen (18) year of age or older.

Employees (including regular full-time, regular part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, student full-time, student part-time, co-op, casual and fixed term) of TTC, the employees’ immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling and child) and any person with whom employees are domiciled are not eligible to enter the Contest.

3. Social Platform Not Involved

The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (each, a “Social Platform”).  Each Social Platform is hereby completely released of all liability by each contestant in the Contest.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to TTC and not to a Social Platform.  Each Contestant may only use one (1) Facebook, one (1) Instagram account, and/or one (1) Twitter account to participate in the Contest.  For the avoidance of any doubt, use of multiple accounts from the same Social Platform is strictly prohibited.

4. How to Enter

No purchase necessary.

To enter and participate in the Contest, the following must occur:

  1. At 10:00 AM ET of each Contest Day of the Contest Period, TTC will post on on TTC Facebook at Facebook.com/TorontoTransitCommission, TTC Instagram at Instagram.com/TTCInsta, and TTC Twitter at Twitter.com/TTChelps a photo with instructions to share (the “Daily Photo”).
  2. The contestant must respond to the Daily Photo posted on TTC Facebook, TTC Instagram and/or TTC Twitter, in accordance with the instructions in the Daily Photo, to the stated hashtag on or before 2:00 PM ET of the same Contest Day of the Daily Photo (each, an “Entry” and collectively, the “Entries”).
  3. Each Entry must,
    1. be original to the contestant and, if not, the contestant  must have obtained all necessary rights in and to the Entry for the purposes of entering the Entry in the Contest;
    2. not violate any law, statute or regulation;
    3. not give any reference to, or likeness of, any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if any of the individuals are under the age of 18 years of age;
    4. not give rise to any claims whatsoever, without limitation, claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party; and
    5. not be defamatory, libelous, obscene, and not contain, depict, discuss or otherwise involve, without limitation, nudity, alcohol/drug consumption or smoking, explicit or graphic sexual activity, or sexual innuendo, crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols, derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial or, sexual, religious or other groups, content that endorses, condones and/or discusses any illegal behaviour, personal information of individuals, commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services (other than TTC’s), any identifiable third party products, trade-marks, brands and/or logos (unless the appropriate consents have been obtained).
  4. The contestant must be in compliance with these Rules.

5. Entry Limits

Entries are unlimited. A contestant may provide multiple Entries to a Daily Photo in accordance with these Rules.

6. Winner Selection

  1. Eligible Entries received in each Contest Day of the Contest Period will be entered into a draw.
  2. At approximately 3:00 PM ET on December 1, 2017 (the “Selection Date”), fifty (50) contestants will be selected by random draw from the eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Period.  The random draw will be completed using the online selection tool Random Name Picker.
  3. The selected contestants will be contacted by TTC using the information provided by the contestant upon Entry.
  4. To be declared a winner, the selected contestant must do the following:
    1. Be in full compliance with these Rules.
    2. Correctly answer a time limited mathematical skill testing question without mechanical or other aid.
    3. Within five (5) days of notification, sign and return a declaration and release prepared by TTC in which, among other things, the contestant, (A) confirms compliance with these Rules; (B) agrees to release TTC and its board members, officers, employees, consultants, and agents from any and all claims, damages, injuries, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from any liability in connection with the Contest, and the contestant’s participation in the Contest; (C) assigns all intellectual property, including copyright, in and to the contestant’s Entry and waives the contestant’s moral rights in the Entry in favour of TTC; (D) agrees to release TTC and its board members, officers, employees, consultants, and agents against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from any use of the contestant’s Entry, including without limitation, any claim that the contestant’s Entry infringes a proprietary interest of any third party; (E) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize as awarded; (F) releases TTC and its board members, officers, employees, consultants, and agents from any and all liability in connection with the awarding and/or the contestant’s use or misuse of the Prize and any portion thereof; (G) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of the contestant’s name and Entry, without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or marketing carried out by TTC in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet; (H) agrees to be photographed and/or filmed in respect of the Contest, the Prize, and/or Line 1 Extension; and (I) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of the contestant’s photographed or filmed image in whole or in part, without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or marketing carried out by TTC in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet, and waives the contestant’s moral rights in the contestant’s photographed and/or filmed image in whole or in part in favour of TTC.
    4. Within five (5) days of notification, provide TTC with the name of the winner’s guest and confirm that the guest has been notified that the guest will be required to sign a release prepared by TTC, in which, among other things, the guest, (A) agrees to release TTC and its board members, officers, employees, consultants, and agents from any and all claims, damages, injuries, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from any liability in connection with the Prize, and the guest’s participation and use of the Prize; (B) acknowledges that photographing and/or filming will be present throughout the day of the Prize, including the meeting at Sheppard West Station, embarkment, subway train ride of Line 1 Extension, and disembarkment and agrees to be photographed and/or filmed in respect of the Prize and/or Line 1 Extension; and (C) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of the guest’s photographed or filmed image in whole or in part, without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or marketing carried out by TTC in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet.  If the guest is under the age of 18 years of age, the guest’s release will be required to be signed by the guest’s legal guardian.
  5. TTC may require that the eligible contestant provide confirmation in a form acceptable to TTC of the grant of rights of all individuals with rights in the Entry.
  6. Should TTC be unable to contact the selected contestant within three (3) days of the Selection Date, the selected contestant not be in compliance with these Rules, the selected contestant fail to return the properly executed documents within the specified time, or the selected contestant fail to accept the Prize for any reason, the selected contestant will be disqualified and will forfeit all rights to the Prize, and TTC reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to select by random draw from the eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Period another Entry, and in which case the foregoing provisions shall apply.

7. The Prize

  1. A maximum of fifty (50) prizes (each, a “Prize” and collectively, the “Prizes”) are available to be won.
  2. Each Prize consists of two (2) fares, one (1) for the winner and one (1) for a guest of the winner, to ride a TTC subway train along Line 1 (Yonge-University subway line) extension consisting of Downsview Park, Finch West, York University, Pioneer Village, Highway 407 and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway stations (“Line 1 Extension”) on December 16, 2017, the day immediately prior to the date on which Line 1 Extension is placed in revenue service, open for public transportation.
  3. Each winner and their guest will meet at approximately 10:00 AM ET on December 16, 2017 at Sheppard West subway station for media photographs and to embark on the subway train.  The subway train will travel to each station of Line 1 Extension and return to Sheppard West subway station at approximately 1:00 PM ET on December 16, 2017 for disembarkment.  Disembarkment at any station of Line 1 Extension is prohibited.
    1. TTC does not provide transportation to and from the Sheppard West subway station.  Each winner is solely and absolutely responsible for transportation to and from the Sheppard West subway station, and the acceptance and/or utilization of the Prize, including any costs applicable thereto.
    2. The approximate retail value of each Prize is no more than $13.00 CDN.
  4. The Prize is accepted by each winner as awarded and is not transferable, assignable, or convertible to cash, except as may be provided by TTC in its sole and absolute discretion.  No substitutions are permitted, except at TTC’s option in its sole and absolute discretion.

8. Prize Limitation

A contestant may only win one (1) Prize.

9. Odds

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries and the eligible contestants meeting the submission and winning requirements.

10. Release of Liability and Limitation of Liability

By entering the Contest, each contestant accepts and agrees to, (a) be legally bound by these Rules, including the eligibility requirements; (b) be bound by the decisions of TTC; and (c) waive any and all claims against TTC and its board members, directors, officers and employees for any injury, damage, or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the contestant’s participation or attempted participation in the Contest or from the receipt or use or misuse of a Prize or any travel activity related to the receipt or use of a Prize.

TTC shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription or registration of Entry information, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible, or erased computer or network transmissions, line failures of any telephone network, failure of computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, inability to enter the Contest by Social Platform, or any other error or malfunction, or an injury or damage to contestant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation, submitting an Entry, or downloading any materials in the Contest.

TTC shall not be responsible for lost, stolen, illegible or destroyed fare or documentation in respect of the Prizes.

11. Consent to Publicity

By accepting a Prize, each winner authorizes TTC to use in any related publicity the winner’s name, photograph, image, likeness, voice and any statements the winner may make regarding a Prize for TTC advertising and promotional purposes in perpetuity, in any form of media including the Internet, without limitation and without additional compensation or consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.

12. Laws and Rules

The Contest will be run in accordance with these Rules, which shall be subject to amendment by TTC without notice or liability to the contestants.  Each contestant must comply with these Contest Rules and each contestant will be deemed to have read, understood, and agreed to, these Rules by submitting an Entry and participating in the Contest.

The decisions of TTC in relation to the Contest will be final and binding on all contestants.

The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations and is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and each contestant submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario in the City of Toronto.

13. Cancel and Amend

TTC reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest or to amend these Rules at any time in any way, without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever.  Without limiting the foregoing, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or due to technical failure, computer virus or bug, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or any other occurrence or cause beyond TTC’s control, TTC reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest.