Looking back over the past 75 years, there is no doubt that public transportation has played a major role in the development and maturing of Toronto and its metropolitan area. Indeed , despite the fiscal challenges facing it, the TTC today remains a transit agency with an enviable reputation.
The TTC Story:The First Seventy-five Years, by Mike Filey, features over one hundred magnificent black and white images selected to illustrate the principal "transit" event in each year of the TTC’s existence. The photographs have been selected from the Commission’s vast archival collection by its knowledgeable archivist, Ted Wickson. Each event is fully described and put into its local, national, and worldwide historical context through the use of entertaining and informative text.
Mike Filey is a popular Toronto historian and is a former member of the Toronto Historical Board and the Ontario Heritage Foundation. In addition to his regular column in the Toronto Sun, he is a popular commentator on several Toronto radio stations. He is the author of many books on Toronto, including his popular Toronto Sketches series, From Horse Power to Horsepower, I Remember Sunnyside, and in the fall of 1999 a revised edition of his Mount Pleasant Cemetery book.
"Fascinating pictures and informative text."