Commuters in Toronto have been navigating the city’s public transport system with growing unease, following a surge of violent incidents targeting both riders and operators.
As of Friday, there were seven reported incidents of violence in the last seven days on the transport system of Canada’s largest city.
This includes a woman who was stabbed multiple times by a stranger on one of Toronto’s iconic streetcars. The next day, a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the torso on a bus.
In another incident, a bus operator was shot with a BB gun by two teenagers. Four days later, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) said two other employees were chased by a person with a syringe at a subway station.