Phil Tracker

  • Dec 15

    Phil tapped his PRESTO card at the new York University Station on his way to the TYSSE ribbon-cutting ceremony. Phil at TYSSE
  • Dec 13

    Phil enjoyed a family-style lunch at our annual head office potluck. His contribution: donuts!


  • Dec 12

    Phil visited Aurora GO Station to announce increased train service between Union Station and Aurora starting in the new year.


    Inside the station building, he was able to warm up while meeting some staff.

Later that evening, Phil hosted our first ever Town Hall  to address questions from the public


…and chatted one-on-one after the event ended.

  • Dec 8

    Phil had a morning chat with staff following the Metrolinx Information & Information Technology team meeting.

    Phil then attended the swearing in ceremony for our new Transit Safety Officers.

  • Dec 7

    Alongside our Chairperson Rob Prichard, Phil answered media questions following the Board of Directors meeting.12072017_BoardMeeting
  • Dec 6

    Phil spotted donating to the Metrolinx carollers in York Concourse in support of United Way.


  • Nov 23

    Phil spent his evening at the 2017 Smart Commute Awards, where workplace partners and regional workplaces are recognized for their exceptional effort in implementing their Smart Commute program.

  • Nov 22

    Phil visited Ryerson’s City Building Institute to discuss approaches to transit governance.
    Phil at the Ryerson CBI
  • Nov 21

    Phil took part in a panel discussion, “Collaborating for Success” hosted by the Toronto Board of Trade.Phil at the Toronto Board of Trade
  • Nov 20

    Phil kicked off a meeting of the minds at Urban Land Institute Toronto. A perfect place to engage on the draft RTP.


  • Nov 17

    Phil headed to Durham Region to check out the Ajax and Pickering pedestrian bridges


  • Nov 16

    Phil went over our plans for expanding GO service at the Hydrail Symposium.


  • Nov 9

    Phil taped Focus Ontario with Alan Carter today. The segment aired on Global TV over the weekend. Watch it here.

  • Nov 5

    Phil and some adventurous Metrolinx staff climbed all 1,776 stairs of the CN Tower as part of the annual fundraiser in support of United Way.


  • Nov 2

    Phil, along with representatives from other regional agencies – Translink and ARTM (Authorité régionale de transport métropolitain) – met with federal officials as part of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

    Phil with representatives from Translink, AMT and the federal government

  • Oct 27 

    In his ongoing mission to see our people and projects first hand, Phil took a tour of the Eglinton corridor – everything from the tunnel to future station sites to the community offices.

  • Oct 26 

    Phil met with the Metrolinx Board of Directors for his first board meeting. A summary of the meeting can be found right here on the blog.


  • Oct 25 

    Phil sat down with AM640’s Matt Gurney and Supriya Dwivedi to discuss his first few weeks on the job and his impressions so far. Give it a listen.

  • Oct 22 

    Phil is a bit of a moving target. On his “downtime” this weekend,  he ran a half-marathon for United Way. He plans to do nine more halfs within the year — how do you spend your weekends?

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    Phil and his wife Carol at Nathan Phillip’s Square – Oct 22, 2017
  • Oct 21 

    Phil appeared in the Saturday edition of the Toronto Star, addressing fare integration, governance, and Bombardier.


  • Oct 20 

    Phil poured, flipped and served pancakes to staff for our annual United Way pancake breakfast.

  • He then went in and around Union Station to explore the busiest passenger hub in Canada.

    And behind the scenes at the GO Transit Control Centre

  • Oct 19 

    Phil sat down with The Globe and Mail’s Oliver Moore this week to address some hot topics. Here’s the article.


    From print to TV, Phil visited the TVO studios to discuss the GTHA’s transportation needs with Steve Paikin and a panel of experts. See for yourself. 

  • Oct 17 

    On CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, Phil talked with Matt Galloway about his vision for transforming transit. Give it a listen


  • Oct 13 

    Phil toured the soon-to-be-completed Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility.

  • On his travels, he continued to chat with customers on the train.

  • Oct 11 

    Phil talked with local residents about the Eglinton Crosstown’s future Mount Dennis Station at an open house.


  • Oct 6 

    Phil had a busy day. He started it off by joining Premier Wynne, Minster Del Duca and Mayor Tory to announce a proposed fare discount when customers use their PRESTO cards on trips that combine TTC with GO or UP.


    Following the event, our new CEO made his way through Union Station to meet some front-line staff

  • He then went east to Oshawa Bus Maintenance Facility to visit with staff there

    And got to know some commuters along the way

  • Oct 4 

    Oct2017 LeadershipForum-PhilV-2845On day 3, Phil chatted with Metrolinx team leaders at the quarterly Leadership Forum.

  • Oct 2 

    On his first day on the job, Phil addressed community and transit stakeholders at the Metrolinx Transportation Symposium 

  • Sept 29 

    Welcome to Toronto, Phil Verster! Our new CEO starts Oct. 1. He looks pretty good here, doesn’t he?!

  • Aug 24

    Phil Verster is announced as incoming President & CEO of Metrolinx
    Phil Verster