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See video of new GO Transit bus wrap commemorating Black History Month

A vibrant-looking GO bus is on the road, driving through the region and honoring Salome Bey, Canada’s First Lady of the Blues who paved the way for many black artists. See the video of how this bus wrap came together and why this initiative is important for Metrolinx and the history of the country. Some might say GO Transit bus #8531 has soul – and … Continue reading See video of new GO Transit bus wrap commemorating Black History Month

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GO Transit bus wrap and Union Station transit art installation mark Black History Month

February has become an important time in Canada – and beyond – to pay tribute to the story of Black history. This year, Metrolinx will look to the life of Salome Bey, an influential Toronto blues artist, as inspiration. Her image will be used on a GO Transit bus wrap and in an art installation inside Bay Concourse at Canada’s busiest transit hub. As well … Continue reading GO Transit bus wrap and Union Station transit art installation mark Black History Month

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Giving Back – How the perspiration behind one scholarship should be an inspiration to us all

Metrolinx News recently covered Jean Augustine’s appearance at an internal Metrolinx Black History Month event. Augustine, a celebrated champion of Black History month in Canada, talked about the importance of giving back to the community. That doesn’t just happen in isolation or with a snap of the fingers. It takes the perseverance of someone who is able to rally others to a cause. This is … Continue reading Giving Back – How the perspiration behind one scholarship should be an inspiration to us all

Ensuring ‘Deep connections’ – Canada’s Black History Month champion speaks to the importance of transit

Jean Augustine, Canada’s first Black female Member of Parliament, recently took part in an internal Metrolinx event celebrating Black History Month, where she addressed a number of major issues – everything from systemic racism to microaggressions, as well as the role of transit in marginalized communities. The importance of transit cannot be overstated, trailblazer Jean Augustine told an audience of Metrolinx employees. Augustine was the … Continue reading Ensuring ‘Deep connections’ – Canada’s Black History Month champion speaks to the importance of transit