Photo of animal services with Boomer

Homeward bound with help of Crosstown – how beloved dog Boomer found his way home after six weeks on the lamb in Toronto

Boomer the dog went missing six weeks ago and was reunited with his owner thanks to the quick thinking of a Crosslinx construction worker.  Things were pretty ruff, but are now dog-gone great.   Losing your pup is every dog owner’s nightmare. That’s exactly what happened to Simon Chadwick. His three-year-old lab-mix named Boomer went missing in late October after he got loose from a relative’s … Continue reading Homeward bound with help of Crosstown – how beloved dog Boomer found his way home after six weeks on the lamb in Toronto

Meet Tyler and Dougie – Metrolinx’s newest Transit Safety dynamic K9 duo

Customers will soon begin seeing Special Constable Tyler Long and his K9 partner Dougie, around the GO Transit and UP Express networks. But let’s go out on patrol with them right now. Sergeant Cam Cooper went to see a man about a dog. It wasn’t, Dougie – but when he laid eyes on this friendly, energetic German Sheppard, he knew there was something special about … Continue reading Meet Tyler and Dougie – Metrolinx’s newest Transit Safety dynamic K9 duo

Skaters make their way across ice at the rink at Harbourfront.

Now that GO Transit’s Sunday Funday pass program has been extended – Here are 10 places to check out around Toronto on a day of travelling

A program that allows customers to ride on any GO train or bus, to and from wherever you’re going for $10, has been extended into the spring. This Sunday (March 1), it kicks off again. So as a nod to more options across a single Sunday, we’ve gathered up a list of destination to get you moving around the 416 when most others are stuck … Continue reading Now that GO Transit’s Sunday Funday pass program has been extended – Here are 10 places to check out around Toronto on a day of travelling

Officer and Dash walking down the platform with a GO train in the background.

Metrolinx K9 unit begins patrols today – and we learn more about what life is like for the dogs off-duty

The transit agency’s K9 officers start regular patrols today (Oct 24), after months of training. So we take a look at the special bond forming between handlers and their furry partners – including when they log off each day. After the action, every hero needs down-time at a quiet Fortress of Solitude – even one to share with their crime fighting and furry partner. As … Continue reading Metrolinx K9 unit begins patrols today – and we learn more about what life is like for the dogs off-duty

Dash stands proudly with his new vest. The dogf is light brown, and vest is black with Transit Safety markings.

Dressed for duty – Metrolinx Transit Safety K9, Dash, gets his official vest (Photos)

As the transit agency’s K9 unit goes through its early paces, at least one of the dogs is ready – and looking smart – for his testing. Dash, a key member of Metrolinx’s new K9 unit, is now kitted out to begin the next phase of his continued training. Customers may see Dash, or other K9 team-members, around our GO Transit facilities, including Union Station, … Continue reading Dressed for duty – Metrolinx Transit Safety K9, Dash, gets his official vest (Photos)

Dash jumps up to lick the face of Officer Hoffman.

Metrolinx Transit Safety teams expand to include K9 unit

The three newest team members are undergoing 12 weeks of intensive training and will be on duty sometime in September. Their upcoming official patrols will be historic. It’s a busy afternoon in York Concourse. Hundreds of thousands of people are flowing through Toronto’s Union Station, heading up to the GO Transit platforms. But something seems out of place. There’s a grey duffle bag sitting against a … Continue reading Metrolinx Transit Safety teams expand to include K9 unit

Ruff Days Made Better with Dogs on the GO

Lakeshore Line regulars enjoy puppy cuddles en route. Penny the black lab brings a whole new meaning to the dog days of summer. Four days a week, Penny gets on the Lakeshore GO Line in Oshawa and travels to Clarkson GO station (in Mississauga) to work alongside her owner, Sara Bodnar. Bodnar works for a chiropractor in Mississauga and Penny is at her side the … Continue reading Ruff Days Made Better with Dogs on the GO

A group of dogs, all with red bandanas around their necks, rest on the floor of Union Station.

Commuters Take Pause to Enjoy Therapeutic Paws

Therapeutic Paws of Canada events sees dogs converge on downtown Toronto using GO Transit. Think of them as a day at a spa – but covered by lots of fur. One look into his beautiful eyes and you can’t help but immediately feel a sense of calm and safety. And petting his soft coat makes it impossible to feel stressed. Therapeutic Paws of Canada — … Continue reading Commuters Take Pause to Enjoy Therapeutic Paws

Crosstown LRT construction builds bond between construction worker and a local dog

Workman’s best friend – Amid carefully made planning, a special friendship grows Amidst the chaos of building a 19-kilometre transit line, a friendship grows naturally. Though aided by dog treats. Just like his human counterparts, Coby the standard poodle has been navigating Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction for years. Patiently he patrols his Leaside territory with his trusty owner, Robin O’Donohue, stopping to smell familiar aromas … Continue reading Crosstown LRT construction builds bond between construction worker and a local dog

Top ten tips for safe travels during the holidays

Ring in New Year’s Eve 2019 on a safe note Just pause for a moment. Because we get it – you have a lot on your plate this time of year. The holiday season means the lives of many of our customers turn into military-like campaigns, with dozens of objectives and nonstop troop movements. But relax. Anne Marie Aikins, senior manager of media for Metrolinx, … Continue reading Top ten tips for safe travels during the holidays