LRT vehicles are electrically powered and environmentally friendly.
How many jobs has the GTS Project created? Are specific numbers/information available to validate the success of the project?
To date, over 600 community members have attended several career fairs and networking events. This initiative has provided guidance and support to over 100 individuals, through a City of Toronto Career Specialist working out of the GTS community office. This initiative has also resulted in the posting of over five dozen employment opportunities with 14 local community members getting job interviews and six community members were hired.
Through this partnership, Metrolinx and the City of Toronto are co-sponsoring a class of 15 youth to attend an intense 12-week construction pre-apprenticeship training program through the Central Ontario Building Trades Hammer Heads program.
Metrolinx has embarked on new ground to ensure that the communities in which we work and serve realize not just the transportation benefits of The Big Move but also social and economic benefits from investment.