November 27, 2015

This weekend, TTC employees will be holding their annual ‘Stuff-the-Bus’ toy drive at participating Walmart stores across Toronto. This year, six TTC buses will be set up as drop-off stops for new, unwrapped toys, which will be donated to the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness.

The weekend drive officially kicked off on Q107's Derringer in the Morning today, when TTC CEO Andy Byford accepted donations on a bus outside the Corus Quay Building. The bus stopped at George Brown’s Waterfront campus and will then park in front of the Walmart store at 1900 Eglinton Ave. E. (at Pharmacy Ave.) from noon to 8 p.m.

What: TTC Stuff-the-Bus toy drive for the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness.
When: November 27 - 29
Where: A TTC bus will be accepting toy donations at each of these Walmart stores:

  •  1900 Eglinton Ave. E. (at Pharmacy Ave.): Friday, Nov. 27, noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov.29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  •  3132 Eglinton Ave. E. (at Markham Rd) Saturday, Nov. 28and Sunday, Nov.29, 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. both days.
  •  799 Milner Ave. (at Morningside Ave.) Saturday, Nov. 28and Sunday, Nov.29, 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. both days.
  •  2525 St. Clair Ave. W. (at Runnymede Rd.) on Saturday, Nov. 28 and Sunday, Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
  •  165 N Queen St. (Queensway & 427) on Saturday, Nov. 28 and Sunday, Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. both days.

TTC bus operator Kevin Kane and his team of volunteer operators have been conducting Stuff-the-Bus holiday toy drives since 2007. Last year’s drive provided Christmas gifts to more than 500 families. This year, the group hopes to raise more than $70,000 worth of donations. To date, the toy drive has helped more than 4,000 families and 13,000 children. The toy drive has collected approximately $300,000 worth of toys since it first started eight years ago.

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