On the case – Transit Safety K9 unit teams up with Toronto Police Service to respond to suspicious boxes outside Toronto’s Union Station

Large foot lockers recently left unattended on the sidewalk outside the historic downtown bus and rail station raised more than curious looks by passersby – they led to a quick response by one of Metrolinx’s new explosive detection dogs. No explosives were found, but it was a real-world example of why the teams patrol busy transit hubs, and why they work so closely with local emergency services departments. A couple of … Continue reading On the case – Transit Safety K9 unit teams up with Toronto Police Service to respond to suspicious boxes outside Toronto’s Union Station

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

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