TTC Stuff-the-Bus drive set to collect new, unwrapped toys
For the tenth year, TTC employees will hold their annual Stuff-the-Bus toy drive starting this weekend at participating Walmart stores across Toronto. This year, four 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's drive officially kicks off on Q107's Derringer in the Morning show on Friday as TTC CEO Andy Byford accepts donations on a bus outside the Corus Quay Building between 6 and 7 a.m. The bus will then park in front of the Walmart store at 1900 Eglinton Ave. E. (at Pharmacy Ave.) from noon to 8 p.m.
This year, a special Stuff-the-Streetcar toy drive has been added on Sat., Dec. 3 at Woodbine streetcar loop at Queen St. and Kingston Rd. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: TTC Stuff-the-Bus toy drive for the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness.
When: November 25 to 27, and December 3, 2016.
Where: A TTC bus will be accepting toy donations at each of these Walmart stores:
- 1900 Eglinton Ave. E. (at Pharmacy Ave.) on Fri., Nov. 25, noon to 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 26, noon to 8 p.m., Sun., Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 2245 Islington Ave. (at Rexdale Blvd.) on Sat., Nov. 26 and Sun., Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
- 799 Milner Ave. (at Morningside Ave.) on Sat., Nov. 26 and Sun., Nov. 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days.
- 2525 St. Clair Ave. W. (at Runnymede Rd.) on Sat., Nov. 26 and Sun., Nov. 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days.
- Woodbine Loop (Queen St. E./Kingston Rd.) on Sat., December 3, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Facts about the Stuff-the-Bus Toy Drive, which was started by TTC bus operator Kevin Kane in 2007 and is staffed entirely by volunteers:
- Number of recipient families in 2015: more than 500
- Number of recipient families since 2007: 4,000
- Number of recipient children since 2007: 13,000
- Value of toys collected and donated since 2007: approximately $438,000