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

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 … Continue reading Metrolinx Transit Safety teams expand to include K9 unit

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 … Continue reading Crosstown LRT construction builds bond between construction worker and a local dog

Metrolinx makes dogs on GO a permanent feature

Five months after launching a pilot project allowing leashed dogs on GO trains and buses with their human commuters, Metrolinx’s board of directors voted Thursday to make it a permanent part of its pet policy. Metrolinx is doing something doggone good. During their Dec. 6 meeting, the Metrolinx board unanimously approved changing its pet policy … Continue reading Metrolinx makes dogs on GO a permanent feature

Metrolinx considers making dogs on GO a permanent feature

Five months after launching pet pilot project allowing leashed dogs on GO trains and buses with their human commuters, doggone it, the results are in. Tess Fleming is the ultimate GO train passenger. She’s petite, well mannered, loves to sit quietly - and she never puts her paws up on the seat. Tess, a two-year-old … Continue reading Metrolinx considers making dogs on GO a permanent feature