Brad Ross

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Brad Ross wrote : "This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted," External link

CBC Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted," External link

ctvnews Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted," External link

CBC Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, September 22, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted,” External link

cornwallseawaynews Thursday, September 22, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted," External link

barrie Thursday, September 22, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted," External link

cp24 Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, September 22, 2022 11:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Children should be outside. They should play. They should go to school. The video implied if they're unvaccinated they need to remain at home, isolated. That is wrong and not the message that we wanted to convey," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 21, 2022 9:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The video created was intended to highlight the impact it (the pandemic) has had on children and inform parents and caregivers that vaccines for children are now available,” External link

cknw Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The video created was intended to highlight the impact it (the pandemic) has had on children and inform parents and caregivers that vaccines for children are now available,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, September 21, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “While informal media scrums are permitted on public squares, formal events such as what was observed today, are not,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “They’re not enforcing. They’re not engaging,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, September 8, 2022 2:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City continues to review the award handed down on Friday, though it is pleased the arbitrator found the mandate policy reasonable to protect employees in the workplace,” “The City has not yet made any determinations of the impact of the decision on other arbitrations” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, August 30, 2022 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Association ) : “The arbitrator has referred the matter of discipline back to the City and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association to determine next steps, reiterating that the mandatory nature of the policy was, and continues to be, reasonable,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, August 28, 2022 2:21:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Work on deficiencies and the like are built into the budget," External link

CBC Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “indicated a ‘farewell ride and celebration of life memorial,’ which does not fall under the guidelines the city uses to issue a street permit,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 22, 2022 2:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “indicated a ‘farewell ride and celebration of life memorial,’ which does not fall under the guidelines the city uses to issue a street permit,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "Separating those out will be an important step in ensuring that there aren't things like overbilling, for example, and that the contract and the lease is being as efficiently managed as possible," External link

CBC Friday, July 8, 2022 11:57:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross explained : “We do our very best to pay our invoices within 30 days,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, July 2, 2022 12:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross explained : “We do our very best to pay our invoices within 30 days,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 1, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We do apologize to residents for some of these cancellations and rescheduling, but we’re hopeful that people will be able to enjoy Canada Day weekend, certainly tonight at Ashbridge’s Bay and Mel Lastman’s Square,” External link

ctvnews Friday, July 1, 2022 6:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We do apologize to residents for some of these cancellations and rescheduling, but we’re hopeful that people will be able to enjoy Canada Day weekend, certainly tonight at Ashbridge’s Bay and Mel Lastman’s Square,” External link

barrie Friday, July 1, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We do apologize to residents for some of these cancellations and rescheduling, but we’re hopeful that people will be able to enjoy Canada Day weekend, certainly tonight at Ashbridge’s Bay and Mel Lastman’s Square,” External link

barrie Friday, July 1, 2022 5:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We do apologize to residents for some of these cancellations and rescheduling, but we’re hopeful that people will be able to enjoy Canada Day weekend, certainly tonight at Ashbridge’s Bay and Mel Lastman’s Square,” External link

cp24 Friday, July 1, 2022 5:30:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We accidentally bought bus tickets instead of subway tickets,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, June 17, 2022 2:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We’ll end up using the bus tickets, so it will all work out,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, June 17, 2022 2:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We asked if he would be ok, but all they could tell us was that he was in the best hands. That was such a terrifying time for us as we didn’t know what to expect next. Ethan was struggling with his breathing and needed to have a tube placed down his throat to assist him" External link

brentwoodgazette Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We didn’t want to leave Ethan’s side and we couldn’t travel back and forth from home, but parents are also unable to sleep on the intensive care wards," "All we wanted was to stay as close to Ethan as possible" External link

brentwoodgazette Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We asked if he would be ok, but all they could tell us was that he was in the best hands. That was such a terrifying time for us as we didn’t know what to expect next. Ethan was struggling with his breathing and needed to have a tube placed down his throat to assist him" External link

essexchronicle Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We didn’t want to leave Ethan’s side and we couldn’t travel back and forth from home, but parents are also unable to sleep on the intensive care wards," "All we wanted was to stay as close to Ethan as possible" External link

essexchronicle Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “should a contracted security guard witness a structure or tent being erected in a park, or one already in place, they will contact the city immediately and Streets to Homes teams will quickly engage with encampment occupants, offering services and safe indoor accommodation. The contracted service will be supported by the city’s corporate security staff” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 13, 2022 12:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Coca Cola Company ) : “As football fans around the world gear up to support their teams, Coca-Cola is thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to experience the trophy ahead of the tournament,” External link

thepeninsulaqatar Friday, May 13, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Coca Cola Company ) : “As football fans around the world gear up to support their teams, Coca-Cola is thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to experience the trophy ahead of the tournament,” External link

gulf-times Friday, May 13, 2022 12:16:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “They’re not enforcing. They’re not engaging. They’re there as a presence,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Coca Cola Company ) : “As football fans around the world gear up to support their teams, Coca-Cola is thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to experience the trophy ahead of the tournament,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Coca Cola Company ) : “As football fans around the world gear up to support their teams, Coca-Cola is thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to experience the trophy ahead of the tournament,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Coca Cola Company ) : “As football fans around the world gear up to support their teams, Coca-Cola is thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to experience the trophy ahead of the tournament,” External link

africa-newsroom Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:19:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The contracted security guards will help ensure that city parks are safe and accessible to all residents of Toronto, including unfettered access to green space for safe outdoor recreation,” External link

barrie Thursday, May 12, 2022 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The contracted security guards will help ensure that city parks are safe and accessible to all residents of Toronto, including unfettered access to green space for safe outdoor recreation,” External link

cp24 Thursday, May 12, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The contracted security guards will help ensure that city parks are safe and accessible to all residents of Toronto, including unfettered access to green space for safe outdoor recreation,” External link

barrie Thursday, May 12, 2022 3:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The contracted security guards will help ensure that city parks are safe and accessible to all residents of Toronto, including unfettered access to green space for safe outdoor recreation,” External link

cp24 Thursday, May 12, 2022 3:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The static security allows us to keep a close eye on those parks that we know where encampments grew last year so that we don't see a repeat of last summer," External link

CBC Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It's not going to be a platoon or anything like that," "I think it's safe to say it would be one or two at least" External link

CBC Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City of Toronto is currently reviewing the details related to the sanctions imposed and the requirements of the current contract,” External link

barrie Thursday, March 17, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City of Toronto is currently reviewing the details related to the sanctions imposed and the requirements of the current contract,” External link

cp24 Thursday, March 17, 2022 5:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Queen ) : “Police have closed Queen’s Park Circle from College to Bloor. No impact to City Hall at this time, other than heightened awareness. Should that change, we’ll certainly let you know,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We want people to be safe. Enjoy the winter, of course, but there are some parks and some hills where it just isn't safe to do so,” External link

barrie Thursday, February 3, 2022 11:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We want children, teens and adults to be able to enjoy tobogganing,” “This is about safety. That's what this is all about” External link

barrie Thursday, February 3, 2022 11:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “That is a moment in time and at any moment in time in a 24-hour period all ambulances may be either at a hospital waiting to offload a patient or at the scene of a call or en route to a call. But if there was a high priority call, for example, what happens is that those calls get triaged by the by the communication centre and an ambulance would then be diverted from a low priority call to that high priority call to deal with that issue,” “The residents of Toronto needs to be assured that when they call 911 and you know there's a high priority call that that an ambulance, fire or police will be attending those scenes” External link

barrie Monday, January 10, 2022 7:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We are absolutely seeing delays to low priority, low acuity calls and that is primarily due to the fact that we're seeing paramedics and ambulances at hospitals waiting for sometimes hours at a time to offload patients because hospitals themselves are under pressure with staffing shortages as a result of staff potentially being ill with COVID-19 or having to isolate so it's a it is a domino effect,” External link

barrie Monday, January 10, 2022 7:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “That is a moment in time and at any moment in time in a 24-hour period all ambulances may be either at a hospital waiting to offload a patient or at the scene of a call or en route to a call. But if there was a high priority call, for example, what happens is that those calls get triaged by the by the communication centre and an ambulance would then be diverted from a low priority call to that high priority call to deal with that issue,” “The residents of Toronto needs to be assured that when they call 911 and you know there's a high priority call that that an ambulance, fire or police will be attending those scenes” External link

cp24 Monday, January 10, 2022 6:39:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We are absolutely seeing delays to low priority, low acuity calls and that is primarily due to the fact that we're seeing paramedics and ambulances at hospitals waiting for sometimes hours at a time to offload patients because hospitals themselves are under pressure with staffing shortages as a result of staff potentially being ill with COVID-19 or having to isolate so it's a it is a domino effect,” External link

cp24 Monday, January 10, 2022 6:39:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is not an uncommon occurrence,” External link

barrie Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is not an uncommon occurrence,” External link

cp24 Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “No other company provides such a complete description of player skill and talent,” External link

thewhig Wednesday, January 5, 2022 4:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “The Mayor’s office is listed as one of the divisions or offices where data could have been accessed/exfiltrated during the breach period, but we are not aware of any data having been posted. To be clear, we are not aware of anything that has affected the City’s operations or the operations in any division or office,” External link

barrie Friday, December 31, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “What we do in those situations is that we of course cancel any new admissions to those particular shelters. We are, at this time, asking those individuals in those shelters to isolate in situ, so they will stay in those shelters,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 24, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “as the city and its agencies were managing the pandemic, priorities needed to understandably shift” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 15, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Ultimately, we want staff to get vaccinated,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 29, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We try to work with people in a very collaborative way," "When people get in the way of that, for reasons that I can't fathom, it requires us to take some action to ensure that we can do our jobs so that people are safe. And that's what the City of Toronto has done" External link

CBC Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "That's part of getting in the way of staff trying to do their jobs," External link

CBC Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "You cannot camp in a park, that is not a choice," "Camping in parks is not permitted. It is illegal" External link

CBC Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : “We will let the grievance process play itself as it would normally, but the city’s policy as it stands right now, we are confident it is compliant with the collective agreement,” External link

680news Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : “We will let the grievance process play itself as it would normally, but the city’s policy as it stands right now, we are confident it is compliant with the collective agreement,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : “We will let the grievance process play itself as it would normally, but the city’s policy as it stands right now, we are confident it is compliant with the collective agreement,” External link

680news Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross says : "The city will enforce bylaws at encampments after exhausting all options to help people move from encampments to safer, indoor spaces," "Space remains available for all those living in encampments in the city's shelters and its hotel program" External link

barrie Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : "The city will enforce bylaws at encampments after exhausting all options to help people move from encampments to safer, indoor spaces," "Space remains available for all those living in encampments in the city's shelters and its hotel program" External link

CBC Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “The city will enforce bylaws at encampments after exhausting all options to help people move from encampments to safer, indoor spaces,” “Space remains available for all those living in encampments in the city’s shelters and its hotel program” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “The city will enforce bylaws at encampments after exhausting all options to help people move from encampments to safer, indoor spaces,” “Space remains available for all those living in encampments in the city’s shelters and its hotel program” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross says : “We can’t force people to come inside,” “We can’t force people into housing. But you cannot set up outside on public property, be it a park, or median, or boulevard. There’s criminality that occurs in encampments. There are fires. There are safety issues for the neighbours, and the surrounding public. The vast majority of the public want to use the parks freely and safely” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Living outside has a significant, negative impact on overall health and well-being,” “By coming inside, to a shelter, hotel or into supportive housing, people are provided with a number of supports, including a housing worker, meals, laundry, showers, harm reduction and medical assistance” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Living outside has a significant, negative impact on overall health and the well-being of people," External link

CBC Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Living outside has a significant, negative impact on overall health and the well-being of people,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Living outside has a significant, negative impact on overall health and the well-being of people," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City is enforcing the trespass notice posted there last week,” External link

680news Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “They’re the experts in getting us where we need to go,” External link

gazette Friday, May 7, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We fly slower and lower than normal for firefighting operations,” “Since it is a fairly significant difference from our day-to-day flying, the training is important to make sure we’re as ready as possible to execute the mission if and when it’s required” External link

gazette Friday, May 7, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “City of Toronto will review the statement of claim by the TDSB and respond, appropriately, through the courts,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City of Toronto will review the statement of claim by the TDSB and respond, appropriately, through the courts,” External link

680news Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Weekends are as busy as weekdays,” “We saw consistent levels of vaccine being administered at all three city-run clinics over the weekend” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 26, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Opening up opportunities for vaccination as more supply becomes available, such as drive-thru clinics, is something (Toronto) is exploring, but no decisions have been made yet on this,” “Vaccine supply drives all decision-making about clinic planning. But nothing is off the table” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 26, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is one individual that we’re talking about…this is a civil matter that is between this individual and others and has nothing to do with the City of Toronto,” External link

680news Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “after the clinic closes at 8 p.m., it will be offered to front-line health-care workers who are part of the Phase One priority group who are working in the clinic, but have not yet been vaccinated,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 19, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “On Monday, you’ll need to call the provincial call centre to cancel altogether,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 13, 2021 2:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We continue to work with people experiencing homelessness to come into safe, indoor space,” External link

680news Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “While we’re not going around and removing them when people are staying in them, when they are clearly inactive or abandoned, we will remove them to discourage continuing to camp in parks,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These structures are not permitted and they are not legal,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 1, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These structures are not permitted and they are not legal,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 1, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These structures are not permitted and they are not legal,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 1, 2021 9:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These structures are not permitted and they are not legal,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 1, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These structures are not permitted and they are not legal,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These structures are not permitted and they are not legal,” External link

guardian Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There was a significant amount of time that the police and city incurred in dealing with this issue in terms of his opening the establishment and our need to close it under public health orders,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There was a significant amount of time that the police and city incurred in dealing with this issue in terms of his opening the establishment and our need to close it under public health orders,” External link

680news Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There was a significant amount of time that the police and city incurred in dealing with this issue in terms of his opening the establishment and our need to close it under public health orders,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There was a significant amount of time that the police and city incurred in dealing with this issue in terms of his opening the establishment and our need to close it under public health orders,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Overdose deaths due to the opioid epimedic, they don’t have clean water, sanitation, food, medical, addiction counselling, and so it would it safer inside,” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We had to take enforcement action which resulted in overtime costs, associated with keeping the premises closed, ensuring that the premise was secured, that Mr. Skelly did not you know attempt to go back in and yet reopen again,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “We haven’t had to do anything like this during the pandemic that I’m aware of, but in this case, the City and by extension, the taxpayers of Toronto, had to bear significant costs associated with enforcing the law,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The City is seeking an injunction to stop placing or relocating wooden structures in parks and rights-of-way. The City is not suing Mr. Seivwright. The City is not suing anyone," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Everyone deserves the dignity of a safe indoor space," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross added : "The City's in-house legal counsel work on this file — there are no 'legal fees.'" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There were costs associated with closing — and keeping closed — his Etobicoke location under the MOH’s orders, including policing, boarding up the premises, locksmith, and so on,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : “We’re not going to go in and evict somebody from one of these structures,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, February 19, 2021 11:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There’s still a lot of work that needs to happen within the City to ensure that those contracts are being appropriately executed, and frankly with the contractors themselves to understand that they’re accountable as well to the city and ultimately to the people of Toronto,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “would then allow a playbook to be developed and used once vaccine becomes more readily available,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 29, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross tells : “On Monday, 240 were vaccinated, 8 healthcare workers were vaccinated who were ineligible for this clinic, and approximately 60 walk-ins were turned away,” External link

680news Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It’s unfortunate there is a campaign like this that is circulating misinformation and unnecessarily causing homeless people undue worry,” “No encampment clearings are scheduled. We continue to offer people, on an individual basis, safe indoor space” External link

cp24 Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “A business licence allows the city to ensure that the zoning and land use is permitted, that the establishment has the necessary insurance required for the type of establishment being operated,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is an integrated and coordinated effort with the city, municipal licensing and standards, Toronto Public Health and the police to protect the public, we are in a pandemic this is an emergency,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, November 27, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is an integrated and coordinated effort, I can assure you, with the City of Toronto, Municipal Licensing and Standards, Toronto Public Health and the Toronto Police Service to protect the public,” “We are in a pandemic, this is a health emergency” External link

ctvnews Friday, November 27, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is an integrated and coordinated effort, I can assure you, with the City of Toronto, Municipal Licensing and Standards, Toronto Public Health and the Toronto Police Service to protect the public,” “We are in a pandemic, this is a health emergency” External link

cp24 Friday, November 27, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Mr. Skelly was permitted to enter a portion of the building, where there is no access to the restaurant, to obtain personal belongings. The order to change the locks and prohibit entry currently applies only to the restaurant (eating and food prep area of the building),” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 27, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "This is an integrated and coordinated effort with the city, municipal licensing and standards, Toronto Public Health and the police to protect the public, we are in a pandemic this is an emergency," External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "The order to change the locks and prohibit entry currently applies only to the restaurant (eating and food prep area of the building)," External link

CBC Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Mr. Skelly was permitted to enter a portion of the building, where there is no access to the restaurant, to obtain personal belongings. The order to change the locks and prohibit entry currently applies only to the restaurant (eating and food prep area of the building),” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Mr. Skelly was permitted to enter a portion of the building, where there is no access to the restaurant, to obtain personal belongings. The order to change the locks and prohibit entry currently applies only to the restaurant (eating and food prep area of the building),” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “Open flames, generators, propane tanks, and lack of access to water and sanitation, increases health and safety risks for those who live outside,” “To date this year, Toronto Fire Services responded to reports of at least 189 encampment fires. Sadly, one person has died in an encampment fire this year” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 23, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City’s Streets to Homes outreach team continues to engage with those living outside to encourage them to come inside where it is safest,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 23, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These efforts have been ongoing for the entirety of the summer,” External link

simcoe Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These efforts have been ongoing for the entirety of the summer,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "The issue, frankly, isn't someone enjoying a cold beer or glass of wine — it's the excessiveness ... organized parties with cases of beer being brought onto the beach or into parks," External link

CBC Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Overdose, open flames, generators, propane tanks, and lack of access to water and sanitation increase health and safety risks for individuals living in encampments,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Overdose, open flames, generators, propane tanks, and lack of access to water and sanitation increase health and safety risks for individuals living in encampments," External link

simcoe Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “A more focused effort to engage with those sleeping outside at Moss Park encampment has taken place in the last week, and each day those bedding down at this site have been offered inside space and told that the encampment will be posted for clearing,” External link

simcoe Friday, July 17, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “A more focused effort to engage with those sleeping outside at Moss Park encampment has taken place in the last week, and each day those bedding down at this site have been offered inside space and told that the encampment will be posted for clearing,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 17, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : “Destination Danforth is a pilot program that will help create more room for physical distancing, support local businesses and expanded patios, and deliver safe bikeways along Danforth Ave,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross says : "for showers, food and relief from the heat," External link

CBC Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "People will be ticketed, they will be towed, and people will also be getting tickets for not physically distancing, for drinking," "We are not opposed to people having a cold beer in the park on a hot day. We get that. That's not what this is about. This is cases and cases of beer being brought in, DJs setting up equipment, this is semi-organized partying well into the early hours on these beaches" External link

cp24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : "for showers, food and relief from the heat," External link

barrie Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “for showers, food and relief from the heat,” External link

cp24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : "for showers, food and relief from the heat," External link

simcoe Friday, July 10, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "They are free to stay, but all of the tents and other equipment must be removed," External link

cp24 Friday, July 10, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We're hopeful that people who have been protesting peacefully will leave, and protest on the square if they wish in a manner that is not contrary to the bylaw," "They can be on the square to protest. We absolutely respect that right, it is a public square. The entire public though has a right to access that square" External link

CBC Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City is continuing to monitor the protest to ensure public safety – for the protestors and the public alike,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City is continuing to monitor the protest to ensure public safety – for the protestors and the public alike,” External link

680news Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “If and or when legislation is introduced, staff will review and report to city council as appropriate,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, June 19, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City doesn’t comment on an individual’s employment status while an investigation is ongoing, though I can tell you he does remain employed at this time. These are serious allegations and the City is treating them with the seriousness they deserve” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "At most locations, materials were found to be related to nearby construction sites," External link

CBC Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Should you come to the park this weekend and all of the circles are occupied we would encourage you to come back later or access one of the other 1,500 parks that we have available across the city,” External link

globalnews Friday, May 29, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “People who are sitting outside the circles not physically distancing they will be asked to move on but we are not here to be killjoys. We want people to use the park. That is why we are doing this,” External link

barrie Friday, May 29, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We understand that particularly in the downtown core where there are a lot of people living in condominiums who might not have green space. That is why we have these parks. We want people to use them,” “Just remember COVID-19 is still very much active in Toronto and we all need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing is the most effective way of doing that right now” External link

barrie Friday, May 29, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “People who are sitting outside the circles not physically distancing they will be asked to move on but we are not here to be killjoys. We want people to use the park. That is why we are doing this,” External link

cp24 Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We understand that particularly in the downtown core where there are a lot of people living in condominiums who might not have green space. That is why we have these parks. We want people to use them,” “Just remember COVID-19 is still very much active in Toronto and we all need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing is the most effective way of doing that right now” External link

cp24 Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It became a bit of a party atmosphere frankly, and alcohol was a contributing factor to that,” “There are 1,500 parks in this city, use them please, but please do so responsibly” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, May 25, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "You can meet friends at the park, but ... please stay two metres apart," External link

CBC Monday, May 25, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross warned : “We don’t want any repeats of (Saturday) so going forward we’ll make sure that there’s an appropriate presence of police and bylaw enforcement officers, not just in this park and other parks” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 25, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It became a bit of a party atmosphere frankly, and alcohol was a contributing factor to that," "There are 1,500 parks in this city, use them please, but please do so responsibly" External link

timescolonist Monday, May 25, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross warned : “We don’t want any repeats of (Saturday) so going forward we’ll make sure that there’s an appropriate presence of police and bylaw enforcement officers, not just in this park and other parks” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 25, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It became a bit of a party atmosphere frankly, and alcohol was a contributing factor to that,” “There are 1,500 parks in this city, use them please, but please do so responsibly” External link

680news Monday, May 25, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We are working with Toronto Public Health on a protocol to allow us to open up the public washrooms in parks because there are some cleaning regimens that we have to put in place to ensure that people can stay safe and healthy when using public washrooms," "So that is a process that is underway now and we hope to be able to make an announcement on that fairly soon" External link

barrie Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We are working with Toronto Public Health on a protocol to allow us to open up the public washrooms in parks because there are some cleaning regimens that we have to put in place to ensure that people can stay safe and healthy when using public washrooms," "So that is a process that is underway now and we hope to be able to make an announcement on that fairly soon" External link

cp24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross déclaré : “Notre principale préoccupation est le bien-être des animaux” External link

courrierinternational Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “When Ms. Hubbard first raised this issue in the media, the city, the mayor and the medical officer of health all provided clear information at a daily media update and encouraged anyone booking a taxi who suspected they had COVID-19 or were about to be tested for COVID-19, to disclose that to the taxi company,” “They were also advised to wear a mask, ride in the back and open the windows” External link

barrie Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “When Ms. Hubbard first raised this issue in the media, the city, the mayor and the medical officer of health all provided clear information at a daily media update and encouraged anyone booking a taxi who suspected they had COVID-19 or were about to be tested for COVID-19, to disclose that to the taxi company,” “They were also advised to wear a mask, ride in the back and open the windows” External link

cp24 Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Wildlife, like foxes, are part of the city. At no time should people handle or feed any wildlife,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Wildlife, like foxes, are part of the city. At no time should people handle or feed any wildlife,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Wildlife, like foxes, are part of the city. At no time should people handle or feed any wildlife,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have cancelled events that are City-led or need permits to the end of June. These are, primarily, events that have been planned or are being planned to give organizers certainty,” External link

kiro7 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have cancelled events that are City-led or need permits to the end of June. These are, primarily, events that have been planned or are being planned to give organizers certainty,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have cancelled events that are City-led or need permits to the end of June. These are, primarily, events that have been planned or are being planned to give organizers certainty,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have cancelled events that are City-led or need permits to the end of June. These are, primarily, events that have been planned or are being planned to give organizers certainty,” External link

startribune Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have cancelled events that are City-led or need permits to the end of June. These are, primarily, events that have been planned or are being planned to give organizers certainty,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have cancelled events that are City-led or need permits to the end of June. These are, primarily, events that have been planned or are being planned to give organizers certainty,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Signage and caution tape, disappointingly, is being removed and amenities then used at a number of locations in spite of the bylaw enacted to close parks amenities,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 30, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “The City of Toronto will not be using cell phone location data, nor does it have such data, to determine where people are not practicing physical distancing. We know the vast majority of people who are not essential or critical workers are staying home to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “The City of Toronto does not discuss personnel matters,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City of Toronto does not discuss personnel matters,” External link

680news Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Matthew Pegg ) : “The City of Toronto does not discuss personnel matters. What’s important to know, however, is from the moment COVID-19 began to emerge as a public concern in January, Fire Chief Matthew Pegg, as the head of the city’s office of emergency management, has led the city’s operational response, and continues to do so,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We don't want to be locked in and be inflexible," External link

CBC Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "For an officer to lay a charge under the highway traffic act, they need to be able to identify the jurisdiction from which that vehicle came," External link

barrie Friday, February 21, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The average person is bombarded with product promotions every day,” External link

businesswire Friday, February 21, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “However, if councillors refer specific complaints/issues directly to (municipal licensing and standards), they are investigated as well,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “that require time sensitive action or follow up,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "A no board report starts the clock to that 17-day countdown, " External link

CBC Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We will spell all of that out in the coming days as we approach that deadline," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The plan is to reach a negotiated agreement with our union. That has always been our plan. We want one that is fair for our employees, whom we value very much, but also one that is affordable for the people of Toronto," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It forces both parties to really negotiate an agreement, to reach agreement on the outstanding issues, to find a resolution to those outstanding issues so that there isn't a work stoppage. Nobody wants a work stoppage," External link

CBC Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have found no issues related to pressure or water service from the city’s end to the building,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “Earlier this week, a private contractor damaged the water main in the area, but the city took immediate steps to ensure water service was maintained while we undertook repairs, all of which are happening underground,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Unfortunately, the city is not able to provide alternate options for child care due to the short timeframe around logistics of staffing, facility availability and establishing a suitable environment for child care and learning,” External link

cp24 Friday, January 17, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Unfortunately, the city is not able to provide alternate options for child care due to the short timeframe around logistics of staffing, facility availability and establishing a suitable environment for child care and learning,” External link

cp24 Friday, January 17, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross added : "The solution to homelessness is, of course, affordable housing," External link

CBC Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It is dangerous. It is unhealthy and we want to make sure people living on the street are safe and healthy and that is why we have all of the services that we offer,” “We are not in the business of trying to simply move people. We want to move them inside where they can be safe and healthy and have longer-term options for housing” External link

barrie Sunday, January 5, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It is dangerous. It is unhealthy and we want to make sure people living on the street are safe and healthy and that is why we have all of the services that we offer,” “We are not in the business of trying to simply move people. We want to move them inside where they can be safe and healthy and have longer-term options for housing” External link

cp24 Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "Lake Shore runs directly below the portion of the Gardener that we are rehabilitating. That rehabilitation work actually requires us to remove slabs of the Gardener one at a time," External link

CBC Saturday, December 21, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross added : "Every slab is unique to the piece that was removed so it fits right back in," External link

CBC Saturday, December 21, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote ( about error ) : "A typesetting error has resulted in incorrect Tamil and Farsi translations in the city's 2020 waste collection calendars and incorrect Tamil translation in the recent winter operations direct mail," "The city apologizes for these errors and is immediately taking the necessary steps to ensure that translations are proofread and verified in final layout prior to being printed so such errors never happen again" External link

CBC Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “The Municipal Elections Act provides that, if a candidate is involved in a compliance audit, they can reopen their campaign to accept contributions to cover compliance audit expenses as long as it is within the supplementary reporting period. The supplementary reporting period ended on July 2, 2019 (section 88.24(1) (5)). Mr. Karygiannis reopened his campaign under this provision and therefore was required to file a supplementary financial statement,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “The Municipal Elections Act provides that, if a candidate is involved in a compliance audit, they can reopen their campaign to accept contributions to cover compliance audit expenses as long as it is within the supplementary reporting period. The supplementary reporting period ended on July 2, 2019 (section 88.24(1) (5)). Mr. Karygiannis reopened his campaign under this provision and therefore was required to file a supplementary financial statement,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 9, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "On the face of it, he overspent by more than $25,000 on allowable expenses for a party. And under the Municipal Elections Act, that means you are in default and must then [forfeit] your seat and that seat then is declared vacant," "There is no leeway, there is no discretion on the part of the city clerk. The Act is very black and white on that," External link

CBC Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross added : "The spending limits are to ensure there is a level playing field across the board," External link

CBC Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Mel Lastman ) : “The producers of this production, in the end, opted to not shoot a scene at Mel Lastman Square today,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “All that said, we always aim to balance the needs of productions with that of residents, businesses and others to ensure a sustainable filming environment,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City of Toronto became aware of this issue this morning and gave the permit holder until 2 p.m. today to remove or reconfigure the maze, or City staff would do it for them,” External link

680news Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The city fully appreciates and agrees that there is tremendous public interest in this, but ... it was important to the city that it have input before being presented publicly,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 11, 2019 1:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “It’s sort of an outdoor version of Interbike,” External link

bendbulletin Friday, September 27, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The greeting card industry is completely transforming,” External link

businesswire Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross says : “It’s sort of an outdoor version of Interbike,” External link

bendbulletin Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “City of Toronto staff are cooperating fully with police in their investigation,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Only after the CN Tower and the Toronto Eaton Centre is something more visited in Toronto than the Toronto sign,” “We need to make it a permanent structure” External link

ctvnews Friday, August 30, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Eaton Centre ) : "It became such an icon, such a destination, that only the CN Tower and the Eaton Centre surpass it in terms of visits from tourists" External link

CBC Friday, August 30, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross added : "This is an invaluable asset for the city in terms of its reach globally," External link

CBC Friday, August 30, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “we won’t know exactly how much the new sign will cost” External link

TorontoStar Friday, August 30, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Only after the CN Tower and the Toronto Eaton Centre is something more visited in Toronto than the Toronto sign,” “We need to make it a permanent structure” External link

barrie Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This particular intersection will transform that area,” “It will turn it into more of a community, where it will be more pedestrian-friendly and bicycle-friendly, and where businesses then will thrive” External link

barrie Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We want to maintain some stability in the community, including in condos, where people who do have their primary residence in those buildings have some stability in their community,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, August 26, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The Seattle Department of Transportation stopped installing pedestrian flags because of their limited effectiveness and the ongoing maintenance associated with them," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is the province’s document and if they wish to brief councillors on the specifics, that is for them to do,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, July 24, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It’s going to be a bit of a traffic headache for people — I’m not going to sugarcoat it,” External link

globalnews Monday, July 22, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “He was disappointed, because he was hoping it would be something he’d be involved in doing,” External link

utsandiego Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The City offers its deepest condolences to the victim's family," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 17, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Police continue to investigate with the city’s full cooperation," "We look forward to understanding the circumstances that led to this tragedy. The City offers its deepest condolences to the victim’s family" External link

cp24 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It’s an incredible challenge for drivers,” External link

barrie Sunday, July 14, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “From the city’s perspective, those lines will be removed at some point,” “Residents are not permitted to paint lines on roadways. They could be subject to a $200 fine” External link

barrie Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Rather than doing that we decided to bundle all of those projects into one to get them all sort of done and over with,” External link

globalnews Sunday, June 30, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "The board wanted CreateTO's insight, this land was purchased prior to CreateTO's creation, hence the deferral," External link

CBC Sunday, June 30, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “there is no evidence that points to improved compliance at crosswalks because of pedestrian flags” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The Seattle Department of Transportation stopped installing pedestrian flags because of their limited effectiveness and the ongoing maintenance associated with them," External link

CBC Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The Seattle Department of Transportation stopped installing pedestrian flags because of their limited effectiveness and the ongoing maintenance associated with them,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 27, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The Seattle Department of Transportation stopped installing pedestrian flags because of their limited effectiveness and the ongoing maintenance associated with them," External link

timescolonist Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The goal is to have as much water as possible out of the pond by Canada Day to be ready for fireworks crowds,” External link

barrie Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This was a parade unlike any other,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We had from Thursday to plan fully,” “There were some discussions in advance of last Thursday, but couldn’t get into nitty-gritty until they won” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “People surged onto the street and I think that’s something that’s part of our post-mortem and debrief on this event is what might we be able to do differently next time,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The parade was slower than anticipated and that had to do with the crowd sort of just surging onto the streets,” “Police were there to keep people safe – that was for a celebration versus a security-type of event” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “People surged onto the street and I think that’s something that’s part of our post-mortem and debrief on this event is what might we be able to do differently next time,” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 18, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “How do you keep back more than a million people on the parade, when really this is all about a celebration and not security,” “You try to make the players and the team accessible because the fans want to thank the players and players want to thank the fans” External link

680news Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Given the time we had to pull this together and the size of the crowd, I’d say it was a special event overall,” “There are things that are going to happen you can’t control for, but that’s why we had such a heavy police and security presence” External link

680news Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : "So if you choose to swim, you're going to be doing so at your own risk," External link

CBC Friday, May 31, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "main road that would take you east along the islands is under significant amounts of water," "So there's no way to get through that area" External link

CBC Friday, May 31, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "sloshing effect in the inner harbour," External link

CBC Friday, May 24, 2019 6:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “Winds have caused high waves in the harbour, breaching sandbagging efforts on the north shore of Toronto island,” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We continue to see breaches and staff are dealing with that seven days a week to protect the island, to protect the homes, to protect the businesses, to protect the infrastructure that is there, but the island will remain open,” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “At Woodbine Beach, for example, the shoreline is significantly higher than it would normally be. The infrastructure, property is not being threatened right now,” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “Winds have caused high waves in the harbour, breaching sandbagging efforts on the north shore of Toronto island,” External link

barrie Friday, May 24, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “After 2017, the city did a number of things together with our partners at the Toronto Region Conservation Authority to help mitigate flooding,” “We see breaches here and there on the island for example and staff are there plugging those holes. It’s a little like whack-a-mole in some cases” External link

barrie Friday, May 24, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “After 2017, the city did a number of things together with our partners at the Toronto Region Conservation Authority to help mitigate flooding,” “We see breaches here and there on the island for example and staff are there plugging those holes. It’s a little like whack-a-mole in some cases” External link

barrie Friday, May 24, 2019 3:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “significant flooding is occurring near homes” External link

citynews-ca Friday, May 24, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There certainly is flooding on parts of the island but nothing like what we saw in 2017 again because of the action that was taken after those floods,” “We continue to see breaches and staff are dealing with that seven days a week to protect the island, to protect the homes, to protect the businesses, to protect the infrastructure that is there, but the island will remain open” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “At Woodbine Beach, for example, the shoreline is significantly higher than it would normally be. The infrastructure, property is not being threatened right now,” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There certainly is flooding on parts of the island but nothing like what we saw in 2017 again because of the action that was taken after those floods,” “We continue to see breaches and staff are dealing with that seven days a week to protect the island, to protect the homes, to protect the businesses, to protect the infrastructure that is there, but the island will remain open” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “At Woodbine Beach, for example, the shoreline is significantly higher than it would normally be. The infrastructure, property is not being threatened right now,” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “After 2017, the city did a number of things together with our partners at the Toronto Region Conservation Authority to help mitigate flooding,” “We see breaches here and there on the island for example and staff are there plugging those holes. It’s a little like whack-a-mole in some cases” External link

barrie Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Only information determined to be within the scope of this exercise will be shared with the province,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "A comprehensive investigation was launched between April and October of 2018 and we found instances of about 137 cases where there was alleged misconduct by the employee," External link

CBC Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "mailing an amended tax bill is one option that may be considered," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The other thing we did in the two years is rebuild the docks for the ferries," "Two years ago, the ferries couldn't go to the island, that's why we had to close the island. This time around, the ferry docks are able to accept the ferries. So we don't foresee having to close the island" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There’s light at the end of the tunnel,” External link

680news Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : "Because trains need to continue to run, construction projects like Union Station take longer because you need to keep the facility operating. You need to make sure that people remain safe," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This station was not built for the 21st century, let’s face it,” External link

barrie Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This station was not built for the 21st century, let’s face it,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “If you’re going to add more people to the line, you need to deal with the potential for overcrowding when it becomes unsafe,” “Bloor-Yonge station is really now at a critical point where it needs to be expanded” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “It is not unusual for drafts to be developed, reviewed and then revised upon review,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, March 31, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “It is not unusual for drafts to be developed, reviewed and then revised upon review,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We recognize not everyone wants to (go to a shelter),” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have an obligation as a city to ensure the safety of the individuals who are living in these encampments but also the public in general,” “There is a lot of debris on these sites and if there were to be a larger fire, for example, it becomes incredibly dangerous” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : "We cleared that camp today because our chief concern was another fire could result in injury or death," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The city is confident around that timeline as it continues to work with Zurich/Bondfield for a year-end completion date. Metrolinx and the retailer will then do the work they need to do to fit it out for occupancy,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The community has been informed and has been advised, but they should know that for the next few days there will be significant noise overnight because of the construction," External link

CBC Friday, March 8, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It’s not to say it won’t be spent. It absolutely will be spent,” External link

680news Saturday, March 2, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Big projects like this are constantly shifting for various reasons – remember it’s an operating environment,” “So, the project and project team are continuously looking to get to a state of completion but then recognizing there are some of these other issues at play” External link

680news Saturday, March 2, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "No tickets, fines or impounding of cars. City will post advance notice on snow banks as early as possible," External link

CBC Friday, March 1, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross added : “We really leave it up to the division head’s discretion in terms of who they’re able to free up to allow to go home,” “It’s not unlike, really, how things are dealt with on a Christmas Eve” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We don't have any of those plans yet," "It's a huge loss for the community and that's why the city is bound and determined to rebuild that centre as quickly as possible and get programming restarted there as quickly as we can as well," External link

CBC Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There is no heat or water (at 260 Wellesley). Residents can attend Wellesley Community Centre to stay warm, charge devices, get water and snacks,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "There is no heat or water. Residents can attend Wellesley Community Centre to stay warm, charge devices, get water and snacks," External link

barrie Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “Frankly, there is space at the shelters,” “I do appreciate that it’s not the permanent housing people want. Hopefully, some people actually take us up on the services offered. Maybe they won’t but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 18, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The objective is getting people the supports and shelters that they need to be safe and recognizing at the same time that you can’t camp on city property,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "There's garbage and other debris. There's safety concerns with open flames and use of propane and those types of things," "We have a responsibility at the city to ensure that public safety is maintained" External link

thespec Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There's garbage and other debris. There's safety concerns with open flames and use of propane and those types of things,” “We have a responsibility at the city to ensure that public safety is maintained” External link

cp24 Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The priority is for people to get housed, it’s for people to get the services they need, and that’s what we’ll continue to work toward,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have staff who are out there every day talking with these individuals saying, ‘look we have supports, we have systems in place to help you get off the street if you would like to avail yourself of those supports,’” “If you don’t, that’s fine, those are your choices, but you can’t erect tents on sidewalks. You can’t” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Any structures illegally erected on City property, such as tents on sidewalks, will be given notice to be removed,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “At some point we need to say you can’t camp on the street. We need to remove the structure,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 14, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We have Streets to Homes staff who continue to work with individuals who are in these encampments and other homeless people to help them access shelter and any other support they may need," External link

CBC Sunday, January 13, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross added : "We want everybody be safe. So certainly if people in these encampments are using material that could be unsafe to them whether it's carbon monoxide or risk of fire — all of those things are a concern," "We want to make sure that they have proper shelter that they have access to services that we can find them housing and other supports" External link

CBC Sunday, January 13, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It's a 14-day notice, so plenty of time to gather your belongings remove everything. And so after 14 days we'll return and if necessary we will remove those items," External link

CBC Sunday, January 13, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “At some point we need to say you can’t camp on the street. We need to remove the structure,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 13, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We have Streets to Homes staff who continue to work with individuals who are in these encampments and other homeless people to help them access shelter and any other support they may need," External link

CBC Friday, January 11, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross added : "We want everybody be safe. So certainly if people in these encampments are using material that could be unsafe to them whether it's carbon monoxide or risk of fire — all of those things are a concern," "We want to make sure that they have proper shelter that they have access to services that we can find them housing and other supports" External link

CBC Friday, January 11, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It's a 14-day notice, so plenty of time to gather your belongings remove everything. And so after 14 days we'll return and if necessary we will remove those items," External link

CBC Friday, January 11, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "I, and the TTC as an organization, felt it was important to start to humanize the situation, to talk about it more," External link

CBC Friday, December 14, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "That voice and those faceless tweets, they can't be empathetic or compassionate as much as an individual," External link

CBC Friday, December 14, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "These are incredible tragedies. People lose their lives ... This is a mental health issue. It's not just a delay, it's not just a statistic, it's not just a problem on the system. Somebody just ended their life in an incredibly traumatic way," External link

CBC Friday, December 14, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross noted : "To actually use the word suicide is unique," "Once upon a time, you didn't talk about it because of the fear of copycats or contagion" External link

CBC Friday, December 14, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It turns that temperature right down. People get it. They appreciate the honesty, they appreciate the transparency of talking about suicide," External link

CBC Friday, December 14, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We're talking about well over one billion dollars ... And there are all sorts of engineering and design problems at old stations," External link

CBC Friday, December 14, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “From a transit perspective, the objective of the pilot was to move more people more reliably and that’s what we’ve been able to do,” External link

cp24 Monday, December 10, 2018 8:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about King Street ) : “There are areas where it’s safe or more appropriate to do so, depending on time of day. This will allow for pick-up and drop-offs during peak hours on King St.,” External link

680news Friday, November 17, 2017 7:57:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We do everything we can to accommodate our customers, especially our Wheel-Trans customers, recognizing that they have mobility challenges,” “If there’s some issues that needs to be resolved, we can look at that” External link

680news Friday, November 17, 2017 7:57:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There are claims and there are claims resolutions underway and I wouldn’t want to prejudice that in any way by speaking out of school on some of the challenges,” External link

680news Friday, October 27, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The cladding for example on the exterior is probably the most visible to the public that makes it look like it’s very much under construction — That will start to be installed next week,” “So, that exterior finish will start to come together quickly” External link

680news Friday, October 27, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The TTC pursues the prosecution of anyone assaulting an employee vigorously and many are sentenced to lengthy jail terms,” “The TTC and its special constables, and the Toronto Police Service, respond immediately to any call for assistance and will continue to do so in our combined efforts to keep the TTC safe” External link

torontosun Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : "Having said that, we wouldn't discuss [it] anyway," External link

CBC Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We want to get it over with, rip that Band-Aid off," External link

CBC Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The language we use in Toronto is that due to a personal injury at track level there is a delay on X line, between X stations," "That's the level of detail we get into when we broadcast the delay" External link

CBC Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:10:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross says : "We can be transparent about what's happening, while at the same time respecting and being sensitive to a tragic event that has just unfolded," External link

CBC Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:10:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The language we use in Toronto is that due to a personal injury or track level there is a delay on X line, between X stations," "That's the level of detail we get into when we broadcast the delay" External link

CBC Monday, August 14, 2017 7:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross says : "We can be transparent about what's happening, while at the same time respecting and being sensitive to a tragic event that has just unfolded," External link

CBC Monday, August 14, 2017 7:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It would think the track ahead was occupied when it isn’t and would cut the power so a train couldn’t crash into one ahead,” External link

torontosun Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Operators have to move slowly through the area while we fix," External link

CBC Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Trains are basically in stop and go traffic all the way south because of this domino effect of going slowly through that area," External link

CBC Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross maintained : “transit vehicles are an inhospitable environment for bedbugs and won’t survive long on their own” External link

torontosun Wednesday, August 2, 2017 4:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We believe that we have duty of care for both our employees but also for the public," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is something as an organization, an employer and employees never forget,” “One of your colleagues getting shot and almost killed over a couple of dollars” External link

torontosun Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "That part of the network, only streetcars use it," External link

timescolonist Friday, February 24, 2017 1:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "When we got there, the driver of the car tried to run back down the tunnel, (the operator) stopped him from doing so, and he ran out the other way," External link

timescolonist Friday, February 24, 2017 1:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It essentially becomes a railway inside the tunnel,” “So I can’t understand why the driver kept going for so long” External link

torontosun Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The driver indicated to us that he was just following his GPS,” External link

torontosun Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross noted : “You can’t send a tow truck down there or it would get stuck, so it’s not easy to remove a vehicle from down there,” External link

torontosun Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The driver of the car seemed to indicate he was simply following his GPS," External link

CBC Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The message has gotten through to people,” External link

torontosun Friday, February 17, 2017 6:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Andy Byford ) : “While Andy was approached by Queensland Rail in Australia to become its next CEO, he declined their offer,” External link

torontosun Monday, February 13, 2017 8:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “He’s here in Toronto and he’s going to continue to operate the TTC,” “His reasons for declining any job offer would be personal” External link

torontosun Monday, February 13, 2017 8:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "With any new vehicle like the streetcar, there are going to be growing pains," "There are going to be teething issues. And the issues we are seeing are very minor" External link

CBC Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It's like a breaking-in period," "For a complicated vehicle like a new streetcar, there are going to be issues" External link

CBC Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Is this something that the manufacturer needs to go back and tweak and repair, at the production stage? Or is this something that is a one-off for reasons that are explainable or not explainable, depending on what the issue is?" External link

CBC Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "I think people will need to govern themselves accordingly and be respectful of those around them, as is the case now on streetcars and buses," External link

CBC Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : “Products that imitate impairing substances can raise public concern if TTC employees are seen consuming such products,” External link

torontosun Wednesday, January 4, 2017 8:30:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross acknowledged : “We are aware of one train that was taken out of service recently and cleaned for what appeared to be bedbugs,” “We have no reports of people running and screaming from a train or trains, or the source being a food establishment. We have protocols to clean vehicles when bugs are reported to us, as we did here” External link

torontosun Saturday, December 17, 2016 5:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Given the delays we're seen over the last couple of years, we are concerned that the contractual commitment may not be met," External link

CBC Friday, December 16, 2016 4:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “All I can say the TTC must be, and must always be, a safe space for everybody and there is zero room for harassment of this nature,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We will continue to work with police to ensure incidents like the one in the video are the exception and not the rule," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We will continue to work with police to ensure incidents like the one in the video are the exception and not the rule," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:53:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We don't want to do any of this," "It's really about educating and informing schools and parents about the need to pay their fare" External link

CBC Wednesday, November 9, 2016 4:16:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross added : "As we say, fare is fair," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 9, 2016 4:16:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It has been and was much noisier than even the TTC would like it to be," External link

CBC Friday, November 4, 2016 12:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Queen ) : "We'd love to be able to get the 501 Queen back to its normal routing but this is critical infrastructure work that the city has to do," "We all have to play our part and the TTC is doing that. We will work hard to ensure our customers understand what it is that we are continuing to have to do to get them where they need to go" External link

CBC Wednesday, November 2, 2016 8:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It's an incredibly dangerous situation that we take no chances with," External link

CBC Monday, October 24, 2016 4:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Operators are also allowed to don Blue Jays hats on the job. TTC - Take That Cleveland!” External link

torontosun Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:44:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We've had instances in the past where the doors have been opened when a portion of the train is in the tunnel," External link

CBC Monday, October 10, 2016 2:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross added : "Safety is paramount in everything that we do at the TTC, and that's something that we live by," "We want to let the public know that we've taken this seriously" External link

CBC Thursday, October 6, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Disclosure of discipline ... could prejudice possible arbitration down the road,” “At this time, therefore, we cannot discuss outcomes” External link

torontosun Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "This is a very serious matter and the TTC is treating it as such given the enormous responsibility it has for the safety of its customers and all road users," External link

CBC Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "This is a very serious matter and the TTC is treating it as such given the enormous responsibility it has for the safety of its customers and all road users," External link

CBC Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The operator has been identified and an internal investigation is now underway,” “This is a very serious matter and the TTC is treating it as such given the enormous responsibility it has for the safety of its customers and all road users” External link

680news Saturday, September 10, 2016 6:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Around 83 per cent of all the cars on the Bloor-Danforth Line have functioning A/C," External link

CBC Saturday, September 3, 2016 7:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Around 83 per cent of all the cars on the Bloor-Danforth Line have functioning A/C," External link

CBC Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Around 83 per cent of all the cars on the Bloor-Danforth Line have functioning A/C," External link

CBC Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Mr Ryan ) : "Our deepest condolences go to Mr. Ryan's friends, family and his colleagues here at the TTC," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The bus driver was shaken up but was physically OK,” External link

torontosun Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:55:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The bus driver was shaken up but was physically OK,” External link

torontosun Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The bus driver was shaken up but was physically OK,” External link

torontosun Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "You're going to get much more out of the service with the new car on a shorter route like Spadina," External link

CBC Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Once every five or six cars," External link

CBC Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "In the core it's really helping with capacity," External link

CBC Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The memo was not specific to the RCMP investigation and did not ask employees to do anything differently from what they normally do in the course of their work,” External link

torontosun Saturday, August 13, 2016 3:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : "As a transit provider to 1.8 million people in Canada's largest city, it's important that we take these things seriously as well," External link

CBC Friday, August 12, 2016 5:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The fact that that did not happen suggests to me that there was no concrete intelligence to suggest that Union Station was being targeted. Secondly, if they thought they had the situation under control, what reason to spread panic?" External link

CBC Friday, August 12, 2016 5:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Police are responsible for public safety, which includes informing the public of any of these types of threats," "So we would defer to police on that, as we did yesterday. There was no request or no real need to advise our riders because there was no specific threat to the TTC" External link

CBC Friday, August 12, 2016 5:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : "We were given no specific information on the location or targets, but we were advised that this was an ongoing investigation of a credible threat," External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "We were given no specific information on the location or targets, but we were advised that this was an ongoing investigation of a credible threat," External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:21:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It just advised us that they were investigating a credible terror threat in Canada, it did not have any specific information about a location … or a target,” “We have no information to suggest that Toronto or the TTC was targeted” External link

ctvnews Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:55:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "As a precaution, we issued a 'see something, say something' vigilance notice to all TTC staff, as we do after incidents that occur around the world or if advised of threats closer to home," External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:31:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "We were given no specific information on the location or targets, but we were advised that this was an ongoing investigation of a credible threat," External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "We were given no specific information on the location or targets, but we were advised that this was an ongoing investigation of a credible threat," External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We're working very hard to get the air conditioning units back online but it's not going to happen this week," "It takes about four days [to fix each unit] and we have other maintenance needs as well" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We're working very hard to get the air conditioning units back online but it's not going to happen this week," "It takes about four days [to fix each unit] and we have other maintenance needs as well" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Somebody sent me quite a vile tweet about an employee that had coffee thrown at him. I blocked him," External link

CBC Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Somebody sent me quite a vile tweet about an employee that had coffee thrown at him. I blocked him," External link

CBC Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Somebody sent me quite a vile tweet about an employee that had coffee thrown at him. I blocked him," External link

CBC Saturday, July 30, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Somebody sent me quite a vile tweet about an employee that had coffee thrown at him. I blocked him," External link

CBC Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Not saying she didn’t press the alarm, just don’t understand why it wasn’t attended to,” External link

torontosun Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "This is a very serious matter and we are taking this seriously," External link

CBC Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Whether reports come directly to us or through social media, the fact of the matter remains it is a serious matter and we are going to investigate,” External link

680news Wednesday, July 27, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "This is a very serious matter and we are taking this seriously," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "This is a very serious matter and we are taking this seriously," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The disregard for their own safety and convenience of others is of great concern to us," External link

CBC Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Don't ever go down to the track to try to make any kind of a point," "It's just not worth it" External link

CBC Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The TTC is not a film studio it is a transit system,” External link

torontosun Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "An incredibly dangerous stunt that could have resulted in death, serious injury or prolonged delay for 1000s. Not OK," External link

torontosun Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It was just the start of rush hour and the buses were very crowded and we were unable to accommodate this gentleman and his wheelchair," "What we are looking at is why the protocols that we have in place were not applied to this" External link

CBC Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We are investigating this incident because protocol requires us to call our control centre when we’re unable to accommodate somebody in a wheelchair to determine if the next bus, the following bus, is able to accommodate the person,” “If they are unable to accommodate them because of crowding for example, then we would call Wheel Trans and make sure that that person gets a ride” External link

680news Monday, July 11, 2016 9:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "No one wants government telling them how to behave," "As such, the messages fall on deaf ears, and no real change occurs — so money wasted" External link

chicagotribune Monday, July 11, 2016 2:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We tried to co-ordinate it to do it all at the same time,” External link

torontosun Monday, June 20, 2016 4:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "There's a big modernization effort going on," "It does take time, though. It's a big ship to turn around" External link

chicagotribune Monday, June 20, 2016 1:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It's going to be both a relief to people who ride during rush hour who often have to wait for a couple of streetcars before they can get on — it's going to give just that many more options to people," External link

CBC Sunday, June 19, 2016 5:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “When a door is taken off line the driver gets a green light in his operator booth to proceed,” External link

680news Tuesday, May 31, 2016 8:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It’s really about informing residents,” “Your home may be required to be purchased by the city for the construction of the project” External link

680news Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We’re so early into this we need to let everybody know you may or may not be impacted but it is within the area of the construction project,” External link

680news Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "nobody is going to be losing a job. It's about modernization and about customer service" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:28:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It’s an interlocking type of a system,” External link

680news Monday, May 30, 2016 9:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Our engineers went over that train with a fine-toothed comb,” “We believe the fleet we have, the trains we have, are safe and this was not a mechanical problem” External link

680news Monday, May 30, 2016 9:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "When it pulled away from the station, the inertia and the propulsion of the train caused the doors to freewheel open," "They hadn't been properly locked, from what we can tell" External link

CBC Sunday, May 29, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross explained : “There are safety feature built into subway trains that should doors open while the train is in motion, emergency brakes kick in and the train will stop,” “But that didn’t happen here and we need to understand why” External link

680news Sunday, May 29, 2016 1:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross explique : "Certaines personnes ont vu un symbole très phallique, et nous ne voulons pas que nos cartes soient mal interprétées" External link

metroclub Wednesday, February 4, 2015 1:50:00 PM EAT



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spokesman38.62%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
toronto transit commission spokesman1.02%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
transit commission spokesman1.02%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
executive director of corporate0.26%EN12/16/201616/12/2016
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Brad Ross wrote : "This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted," External link

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Brad Ross wrote : "This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted," External link

ctvnews Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted," External link

CBC Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, September 22, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted,” External link

cornwallseawaynews Thursday, September 22, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted," External link

barrie Thursday, September 22, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted," External link

cp24 Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “This video missed the mark on that message and should not have been posted,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, September 22, 2022 11:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Children should be outside. They should play. They should go to school. The video implied if they're unvaccinated they need to remain at home, isolated. That is wrong and not the message that we wanted to convey," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 21, 2022 9:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The video created was intended to highlight the impact it (the pandemic) has had on children and inform parents and caregivers that vaccines for children are now available,” External link

cknw Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The video created was intended to highlight the impact it (the pandemic) has had on children and inform parents and caregivers that vaccines for children are now available,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, September 21, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “While informal media scrums are permitted on public squares, formal events such as what was observed today, are not,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “They’re not enforcing. They’re not engaging,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, September 8, 2022 2:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City continues to review the award handed down on Friday, though it is pleased the arbitrator found the mandate policy reasonable to protect employees in the workplace,” “The City has not yet made any determinations of the impact of the decision on other arbitrations” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, August 30, 2022 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Association ) : “The arbitrator has referred the matter of discipline back to the City and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association to determine next steps, reiterating that the mandatory nature of the policy was, and continues to be, reasonable,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, August 28, 2022 2:21:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Work on deficiencies and the like are built into the budget," External link

CBC Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “indicated a ‘farewell ride and celebration of life memorial,’ which does not fall under the guidelines the city uses to issue a street permit,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 22, 2022 2:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “indicated a ‘farewell ride and celebration of life memorial,’ which does not fall under the guidelines the city uses to issue a street permit,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "Separating those out will be an important step in ensuring that there aren't things like overbilling, for example, and that the contract and the lease is being as efficiently managed as possible," External link

CBC Friday, July 8, 2022 11:57:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross explained : “We do our very best to pay our invoices within 30 days,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, July 2, 2022 12:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross explained : “We do our very best to pay our invoices within 30 days,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 1, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We do apologize to residents for some of these cancellations and rescheduling, but we’re hopeful that people will be able to enjoy Canada Day weekend, certainly tonight at Ashbridge’s Bay and Mel Lastman’s Square,” External link

ctvnews Friday, July 1, 2022 6:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We do apologize to residents for some of these cancellations and rescheduling, but we’re hopeful that people will be able to enjoy Canada Day weekend, certainly tonight at Ashbridge’s Bay and Mel Lastman’s Square,” External link

barrie Friday, July 1, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We do apologize to residents for some of these cancellations and rescheduling, but we’re hopeful that people will be able to enjoy Canada Day weekend, certainly tonight at Ashbridge’s Bay and Mel Lastman’s Square,” External link

barrie Friday, July 1, 2022 5:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We do apologize to residents for some of these cancellations and rescheduling, but we’re hopeful that people will be able to enjoy Canada Day weekend, certainly tonight at Ashbridge’s Bay and Mel Lastman’s Square,” External link

cp24 Friday, July 1, 2022 5:30:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We accidentally bought bus tickets instead of subway tickets,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, June 17, 2022 2:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We’ll end up using the bus tickets, so it will all work out,” External link

montrealgazette Friday, June 17, 2022 2:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We asked if he would be ok, but all they could tell us was that he was in the best hands. That was such a terrifying time for us as we didn’t know what to expect next. Ethan was struggling with his breathing and needed to have a tube placed down his throat to assist him" External link

brentwoodgazette Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We didn’t want to leave Ethan’s side and we couldn’t travel back and forth from home, but parents are also unable to sleep on the intensive care wards," "All we wanted was to stay as close to Ethan as possible" External link

brentwoodgazette Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We asked if he would be ok, but all they could tell us was that he was in the best hands. That was such a terrifying time for us as we didn’t know what to expect next. Ethan was struggling with his breathing and needed to have a tube placed down his throat to assist him" External link

essexchronicle Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We didn’t want to leave Ethan’s side and we couldn’t travel back and forth from home, but parents are also unable to sleep on the intensive care wards," "All we wanted was to stay as close to Ethan as possible" External link

essexchronicle Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “should a contracted security guard witness a structure or tent being erected in a park, or one already in place, they will contact the city immediately and Streets to Homes teams will quickly engage with encampment occupants, offering services and safe indoor accommodation. The contracted service will be supported by the city’s corporate security staff” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 13, 2022 12:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Coca Cola Company ) : “As football fans around the world gear up to support their teams, Coca-Cola is thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to experience the trophy ahead of the tournament,” External link

thepeninsulaqatar Friday, May 13, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Coca Cola Company ) : “As football fans around the world gear up to support their teams, Coca-Cola is thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to experience the trophy ahead of the tournament,” External link

gulf-times Friday, May 13, 2022 12:16:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “They’re not enforcing. They’re not engaging. They’re there as a presence,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Coca Cola Company ) : “As football fans around the world gear up to support their teams, Coca-Cola is thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to experience the trophy ahead of the tournament,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Coca Cola Company ) : “As football fans around the world gear up to support their teams, Coca-Cola is thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to experience the trophy ahead of the tournament,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Coca Cola Company ) : “As football fans around the world gear up to support their teams, Coca-Cola is thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to experience the trophy ahead of the tournament,” External link

africa-newsroom Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:19:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The contracted security guards will help ensure that city parks are safe and accessible to all residents of Toronto, including unfettered access to green space for safe outdoor recreation,” External link

barrie Thursday, May 12, 2022 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The contracted security guards will help ensure that city parks are safe and accessible to all residents of Toronto, including unfettered access to green space for safe outdoor recreation,” External link

cp24 Thursday, May 12, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The contracted security guards will help ensure that city parks are safe and accessible to all residents of Toronto, including unfettered access to green space for safe outdoor recreation,” External link

barrie Thursday, May 12, 2022 3:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The contracted security guards will help ensure that city parks are safe and accessible to all residents of Toronto, including unfettered access to green space for safe outdoor recreation,” External link

cp24 Thursday, May 12, 2022 3:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The static security allows us to keep a close eye on those parks that we know where encampments grew last year so that we don't see a repeat of last summer," External link

CBC Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It's not going to be a platoon or anything like that," "I think it's safe to say it would be one or two at least" External link

CBC Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City of Toronto is currently reviewing the details related to the sanctions imposed and the requirements of the current contract,” External link

barrie Thursday, March 17, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City of Toronto is currently reviewing the details related to the sanctions imposed and the requirements of the current contract,” External link

cp24 Thursday, March 17, 2022 5:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Queen ) : “Police have closed Queen’s Park Circle from College to Bloor. No impact to City Hall at this time, other than heightened awareness. Should that change, we’ll certainly let you know,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We want people to be safe. Enjoy the winter, of course, but there are some parks and some hills where it just isn't safe to do so,” External link

barrie Thursday, February 3, 2022 11:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We want children, teens and adults to be able to enjoy tobogganing,” “This is about safety. That's what this is all about” External link

barrie Thursday, February 3, 2022 11:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “That is a moment in time and at any moment in time in a 24-hour period all ambulances may be either at a hospital waiting to offload a patient or at the scene of a call or en route to a call. But if there was a high priority call, for example, what happens is that those calls get triaged by the by the communication centre and an ambulance would then be diverted from a low priority call to that high priority call to deal with that issue,” “The residents of Toronto needs to be assured that when they call 911 and you know there's a high priority call that that an ambulance, fire or police will be attending those scenes” External link

barrie Monday, January 10, 2022 7:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We are absolutely seeing delays to low priority, low acuity calls and that is primarily due to the fact that we're seeing paramedics and ambulances at hospitals waiting for sometimes hours at a time to offload patients because hospitals themselves are under pressure with staffing shortages as a result of staff potentially being ill with COVID-19 or having to isolate so it's a it is a domino effect,” External link

barrie Monday, January 10, 2022 7:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “That is a moment in time and at any moment in time in a 24-hour period all ambulances may be either at a hospital waiting to offload a patient or at the scene of a call or en route to a call. But if there was a high priority call, for example, what happens is that those calls get triaged by the by the communication centre and an ambulance would then be diverted from a low priority call to that high priority call to deal with that issue,” “The residents of Toronto needs to be assured that when they call 911 and you know there's a high priority call that that an ambulance, fire or police will be attending those scenes” External link

cp24 Monday, January 10, 2022 6:39:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We are absolutely seeing delays to low priority, low acuity calls and that is primarily due to the fact that we're seeing paramedics and ambulances at hospitals waiting for sometimes hours at a time to offload patients because hospitals themselves are under pressure with staffing shortages as a result of staff potentially being ill with COVID-19 or having to isolate so it's a it is a domino effect,” External link

cp24 Monday, January 10, 2022 6:39:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is not an uncommon occurrence,” External link

barrie Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is not an uncommon occurrence,” External link

cp24 Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “No other company provides such a complete description of player skill and talent,” External link

thewhig Wednesday, January 5, 2022 4:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “The Mayor’s office is listed as one of the divisions or offices where data could have been accessed/exfiltrated during the breach period, but we are not aware of any data having been posted. To be clear, we are not aware of anything that has affected the City’s operations or the operations in any division or office,” External link

barrie Friday, December 31, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “What we do in those situations is that we of course cancel any new admissions to those particular shelters. We are, at this time, asking those individuals in those shelters to isolate in situ, so they will stay in those shelters,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 24, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “as the city and its agencies were managing the pandemic, priorities needed to understandably shift” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 15, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Ultimately, we want staff to get vaccinated,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 29, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We try to work with people in a very collaborative way," "When people get in the way of that, for reasons that I can't fathom, it requires us to take some action to ensure that we can do our jobs so that people are safe. And that's what the City of Toronto has done" External link

CBC Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "That's part of getting in the way of staff trying to do their jobs," External link

CBC Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "You cannot camp in a park, that is not a choice," "Camping in parks is not permitted. It is illegal" External link

CBC Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : “We will let the grievance process play itself as it would normally, but the city’s policy as it stands right now, we are confident it is compliant with the collective agreement,” External link

680news Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : “We will let the grievance process play itself as it would normally, but the city’s policy as it stands right now, we are confident it is compliant with the collective agreement,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : “We will let the grievance process play itself as it would normally, but the city’s policy as it stands right now, we are confident it is compliant with the collective agreement,” External link

680news Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross says : "The city will enforce bylaws at encampments after exhausting all options to help people move from encampments to safer, indoor spaces," "Space remains available for all those living in encampments in the city's shelters and its hotel program" External link

barrie Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : "The city will enforce bylaws at encampments after exhausting all options to help people move from encampments to safer, indoor spaces," "Space remains available for all those living in encampments in the city's shelters and its hotel program" External link

CBC Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “The city will enforce bylaws at encampments after exhausting all options to help people move from encampments to safer, indoor spaces,” “Space remains available for all those living in encampments in the city’s shelters and its hotel program” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “The city will enforce bylaws at encampments after exhausting all options to help people move from encampments to safer, indoor spaces,” “Space remains available for all those living in encampments in the city’s shelters and its hotel program” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross says : “We can’t force people to come inside,” “We can’t force people into housing. But you cannot set up outside on public property, be it a park, or median, or boulevard. There’s criminality that occurs in encampments. There are fires. There are safety issues for the neighbours, and the surrounding public. The vast majority of the public want to use the parks freely and safely” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Living outside has a significant, negative impact on overall health and well-being,” “By coming inside, to a shelter, hotel or into supportive housing, people are provided with a number of supports, including a housing worker, meals, laundry, showers, harm reduction and medical assistance” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Living outside has a significant, negative impact on overall health and the well-being of people," External link

CBC Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Living outside has a significant, negative impact on overall health and the well-being of people,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Living outside has a significant, negative impact on overall health and the well-being of people," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City is enforcing the trespass notice posted there last week,” External link

680news Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “They’re the experts in getting us where we need to go,” External link

gazette Friday, May 7, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We fly slower and lower than normal for firefighting operations,” “Since it is a fairly significant difference from our day-to-day flying, the training is important to make sure we’re as ready as possible to execute the mission if and when it’s required” External link

gazette Friday, May 7, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “City of Toronto will review the statement of claim by the TDSB and respond, appropriately, through the courts,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City of Toronto will review the statement of claim by the TDSB and respond, appropriately, through the courts,” External link

680news Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Weekends are as busy as weekdays,” “We saw consistent levels of vaccine being administered at all three city-run clinics over the weekend” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 26, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Opening up opportunities for vaccination as more supply becomes available, such as drive-thru clinics, is something (Toronto) is exploring, but no decisions have been made yet on this,” “Vaccine supply drives all decision-making about clinic planning. But nothing is off the table” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 26, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is one individual that we’re talking about…this is a civil matter that is between this individual and others and has nothing to do with the City of Toronto,” External link

680news Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:45:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “after the clinic closes at 8 p.m., it will be offered to front-line health-care workers who are part of the Phase One priority group who are working in the clinic, but have not yet been vaccinated,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 19, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “On Monday, you’ll need to call the provincial call centre to cancel altogether,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 13, 2021 2:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We continue to work with people experiencing homelessness to come into safe, indoor space,” External link

680news Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “While we’re not going around and removing them when people are staying in them, when they are clearly inactive or abandoned, we will remove them to discourage continuing to camp in parks,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These structures are not permitted and they are not legal,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 1, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These structures are not permitted and they are not legal,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 1, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These structures are not permitted and they are not legal,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 1, 2021 9:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These structures are not permitted and they are not legal,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 1, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These structures are not permitted and they are not legal,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These structures are not permitted and they are not legal,” External link

guardian Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There was a significant amount of time that the police and city incurred in dealing with this issue in terms of his opening the establishment and our need to close it under public health orders,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There was a significant amount of time that the police and city incurred in dealing with this issue in terms of his opening the establishment and our need to close it under public health orders,” External link

680news Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There was a significant amount of time that the police and city incurred in dealing with this issue in terms of his opening the establishment and our need to close it under public health orders,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There was a significant amount of time that the police and city incurred in dealing with this issue in terms of his opening the establishment and our need to close it under public health orders,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Overdose deaths due to the opioid epimedic, they don’t have clean water, sanitation, food, medical, addiction counselling, and so it would it safer inside,” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We had to take enforcement action which resulted in overtime costs, associated with keeping the premises closed, ensuring that the premise was secured, that Mr. Skelly did not you know attempt to go back in and yet reopen again,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “We haven’t had to do anything like this during the pandemic that I’m aware of, but in this case, the City and by extension, the taxpayers of Toronto, had to bear significant costs associated with enforcing the law,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The City is seeking an injunction to stop placing or relocating wooden structures in parks and rights-of-way. The City is not suing Mr. Seivwright. The City is not suing anyone," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Everyone deserves the dignity of a safe indoor space," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross added : "The City's in-house legal counsel work on this file — there are no 'legal fees.'" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There were costs associated with closing — and keeping closed — his Etobicoke location under the MOH’s orders, including policing, boarding up the premises, locksmith, and so on,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : “We’re not going to go in and evict somebody from one of these structures,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, February 19, 2021 11:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There’s still a lot of work that needs to happen within the City to ensure that those contracts are being appropriately executed, and frankly with the contractors themselves to understand that they’re accountable as well to the city and ultimately to the people of Toronto,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “would then allow a playbook to be developed and used once vaccine becomes more readily available,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 29, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross tells : “On Monday, 240 were vaccinated, 8 healthcare workers were vaccinated who were ineligible for this clinic, and approximately 60 walk-ins were turned away,” External link

680news Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It’s unfortunate there is a campaign like this that is circulating misinformation and unnecessarily causing homeless people undue worry,” “No encampment clearings are scheduled. We continue to offer people, on an individual basis, safe indoor space” External link

cp24 Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “A business licence allows the city to ensure that the zoning and land use is permitted, that the establishment has the necessary insurance required for the type of establishment being operated,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is an integrated and coordinated effort with the city, municipal licensing and standards, Toronto Public Health and the police to protect the public, we are in a pandemic this is an emergency,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, November 27, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is an integrated and coordinated effort, I can assure you, with the City of Toronto, Municipal Licensing and Standards, Toronto Public Health and the Toronto Police Service to protect the public,” “We are in a pandemic, this is a health emergency” External link

ctvnews Friday, November 27, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is an integrated and coordinated effort, I can assure you, with the City of Toronto, Municipal Licensing and Standards, Toronto Public Health and the Toronto Police Service to protect the public,” “We are in a pandemic, this is a health emergency” External link

cp24 Friday, November 27, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Mr. Skelly was permitted to enter a portion of the building, where there is no access to the restaurant, to obtain personal belongings. The order to change the locks and prohibit entry currently applies only to the restaurant (eating and food prep area of the building),” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 27, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "This is an integrated and coordinated effort with the city, municipal licensing and standards, Toronto Public Health and the police to protect the public, we are in a pandemic this is an emergency," External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "The order to change the locks and prohibit entry currently applies only to the restaurant (eating and food prep area of the building)," External link

CBC Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Mr. Skelly was permitted to enter a portion of the building, where there is no access to the restaurant, to obtain personal belongings. The order to change the locks and prohibit entry currently applies only to the restaurant (eating and food prep area of the building),” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Mr. Skelly was permitted to enter a portion of the building, where there is no access to the restaurant, to obtain personal belongings. The order to change the locks and prohibit entry currently applies only to the restaurant (eating and food prep area of the building),” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “Open flames, generators, propane tanks, and lack of access to water and sanitation, increases health and safety risks for those who live outside,” “To date this year, Toronto Fire Services responded to reports of at least 189 encampment fires. Sadly, one person has died in an encampment fire this year” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 23, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City’s Streets to Homes outreach team continues to engage with those living outside to encourage them to come inside where it is safest,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 23, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These efforts have been ongoing for the entirety of the summer,” External link

simcoe Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “These efforts have been ongoing for the entirety of the summer,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "The issue, frankly, isn't someone enjoying a cold beer or glass of wine — it's the excessiveness ... organized parties with cases of beer being brought onto the beach or into parks," External link

CBC Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Overdose, open flames, generators, propane tanks, and lack of access to water and sanitation increase health and safety risks for individuals living in encampments,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Overdose, open flames, generators, propane tanks, and lack of access to water and sanitation increase health and safety risks for individuals living in encampments," External link

simcoe Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “A more focused effort to engage with those sleeping outside at Moss Park encampment has taken place in the last week, and each day those bedding down at this site have been offered inside space and told that the encampment will be posted for clearing,” External link

simcoe Friday, July 17, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “A more focused effort to engage with those sleeping outside at Moss Park encampment has taken place in the last week, and each day those bedding down at this site have been offered inside space and told that the encampment will be posted for clearing,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 17, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : “Destination Danforth is a pilot program that will help create more room for physical distancing, support local businesses and expanded patios, and deliver safe bikeways along Danforth Ave,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross says : "for showers, food and relief from the heat," External link

CBC Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "People will be ticketed, they will be towed, and people will also be getting tickets for not physically distancing, for drinking," "We are not opposed to people having a cold beer in the park on a hot day. We get that. That's not what this is about. This is cases and cases of beer being brought in, DJs setting up equipment, this is semi-organized partying well into the early hours on these beaches" External link

cp24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : "for showers, food and relief from the heat," External link

barrie Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “for showers, food and relief from the heat,” External link

cp24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : "for showers, food and relief from the heat," External link

simcoe Friday, July 10, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "They are free to stay, but all of the tents and other equipment must be removed," External link

cp24 Friday, July 10, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We're hopeful that people who have been protesting peacefully will leave, and protest on the square if they wish in a manner that is not contrary to the bylaw," "They can be on the square to protest. We absolutely respect that right, it is a public square. The entire public though has a right to access that square" External link

CBC Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City is continuing to monitor the protest to ensure public safety – for the protestors and the public alike,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City is continuing to monitor the protest to ensure public safety – for the protestors and the public alike,” External link

680news Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “If and or when legislation is introduced, staff will review and report to city council as appropriate,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, June 19, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City doesn’t comment on an individual’s employment status while an investigation is ongoing, though I can tell you he does remain employed at this time. These are serious allegations and the City is treating them with the seriousness they deserve” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "At most locations, materials were found to be related to nearby construction sites," External link

CBC Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Should you come to the park this weekend and all of the circles are occupied we would encourage you to come back later or access one of the other 1,500 parks that we have available across the city,” External link

globalnews Friday, May 29, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “People who are sitting outside the circles not physically distancing they will be asked to move on but we are not here to be killjoys. We want people to use the park. That is why we are doing this,” External link

barrie Friday, May 29, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We understand that particularly in the downtown core where there are a lot of people living in condominiums who might not have green space. That is why we have these parks. We want people to use them,” “Just remember COVID-19 is still very much active in Toronto and we all need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing is the most effective way of doing that right now” External link

barrie Friday, May 29, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “People who are sitting outside the circles not physically distancing they will be asked to move on but we are not here to be killjoys. We want people to use the park. That is why we are doing this,” External link

cp24 Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We understand that particularly in the downtown core where there are a lot of people living in condominiums who might not have green space. That is why we have these parks. We want people to use them,” “Just remember COVID-19 is still very much active in Toronto and we all need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing is the most effective way of doing that right now” External link

cp24 Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It became a bit of a party atmosphere frankly, and alcohol was a contributing factor to that,” “There are 1,500 parks in this city, use them please, but please do so responsibly” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, May 25, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "You can meet friends at the park, but ... please stay two metres apart," External link

CBC Monday, May 25, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross warned : “We don’t want any repeats of (Saturday) so going forward we’ll make sure that there’s an appropriate presence of police and bylaw enforcement officers, not just in this park and other parks” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 25, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It became a bit of a party atmosphere frankly, and alcohol was a contributing factor to that," "There are 1,500 parks in this city, use them please, but please do so responsibly" External link

timescolonist Monday, May 25, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross warned : “We don’t want any repeats of (Saturday) so going forward we’ll make sure that there’s an appropriate presence of police and bylaw enforcement officers, not just in this park and other parks” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 25, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It became a bit of a party atmosphere frankly, and alcohol was a contributing factor to that,” “There are 1,500 parks in this city, use them please, but please do so responsibly” External link

680news Monday, May 25, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We are working with Toronto Public Health on a protocol to allow us to open up the public washrooms in parks because there are some cleaning regimens that we have to put in place to ensure that people can stay safe and healthy when using public washrooms," "So that is a process that is underway now and we hope to be able to make an announcement on that fairly soon" External link

barrie Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We are working with Toronto Public Health on a protocol to allow us to open up the public washrooms in parks because there are some cleaning regimens that we have to put in place to ensure that people can stay safe and healthy when using public washrooms," "So that is a process that is underway now and we hope to be able to make an announcement on that fairly soon" External link

cp24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross déclaré : “Notre principale préoccupation est le bien-être des animaux” External link

courrierinternational Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “When Ms. Hubbard first raised this issue in the media, the city, the mayor and the medical officer of health all provided clear information at a daily media update and encouraged anyone booking a taxi who suspected they had COVID-19 or were about to be tested for COVID-19, to disclose that to the taxi company,” “They were also advised to wear a mask, ride in the back and open the windows” External link

barrie Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “When Ms. Hubbard first raised this issue in the media, the city, the mayor and the medical officer of health all provided clear information at a daily media update and encouraged anyone booking a taxi who suspected they had COVID-19 or were about to be tested for COVID-19, to disclose that to the taxi company,” “They were also advised to wear a mask, ride in the back and open the windows” External link

cp24 Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Wildlife, like foxes, are part of the city. At no time should people handle or feed any wildlife,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Wildlife, like foxes, are part of the city. At no time should people handle or feed any wildlife,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Wildlife, like foxes, are part of the city. At no time should people handle or feed any wildlife,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have cancelled events that are City-led or need permits to the end of June. These are, primarily, events that have been planned or are being planned to give organizers certainty,” External link

kiro7 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have cancelled events that are City-led or need permits to the end of June. These are, primarily, events that have been planned or are being planned to give organizers certainty,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have cancelled events that are City-led or need permits to the end of June. These are, primarily, events that have been planned or are being planned to give organizers certainty,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have cancelled events that are City-led or need permits to the end of June. These are, primarily, events that have been planned or are being planned to give organizers certainty,” External link

startribune Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have cancelled events that are City-led or need permits to the end of June. These are, primarily, events that have been planned or are being planned to give organizers certainty,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have cancelled events that are City-led or need permits to the end of June. These are, primarily, events that have been planned or are being planned to give organizers certainty,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Signage and caution tape, disappointingly, is being removed and amenities then used at a number of locations in spite of the bylaw enacted to close parks amenities,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 30, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “The City of Toronto will not be using cell phone location data, nor does it have such data, to determine where people are not practicing physical distancing. We know the vast majority of people who are not essential or critical workers are staying home to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “The City of Toronto does not discuss personnel matters,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City of Toronto does not discuss personnel matters,” External link

680news Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Matthew Pegg ) : “The City of Toronto does not discuss personnel matters. What’s important to know, however, is from the moment COVID-19 began to emerge as a public concern in January, Fire Chief Matthew Pegg, as the head of the city’s office of emergency management, has led the city’s operational response, and continues to do so,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We don't want to be locked in and be inflexible," External link

CBC Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "For an officer to lay a charge under the highway traffic act, they need to be able to identify the jurisdiction from which that vehicle came," External link

barrie Friday, February 21, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The average person is bombarded with product promotions every day,” External link

businesswire Friday, February 21, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “However, if councillors refer specific complaints/issues directly to (municipal licensing and standards), they are investigated as well,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “that require time sensitive action or follow up,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "A no board report starts the clock to that 17-day countdown, " External link

CBC Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We will spell all of that out in the coming days as we approach that deadline," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The plan is to reach a negotiated agreement with our union. That has always been our plan. We want one that is fair for our employees, whom we value very much, but also one that is affordable for the people of Toronto," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It forces both parties to really negotiate an agreement, to reach agreement on the outstanding issues, to find a resolution to those outstanding issues so that there isn't a work stoppage. Nobody wants a work stoppage," External link

CBC Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have found no issues related to pressure or water service from the city’s end to the building,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “Earlier this week, a private contractor damaged the water main in the area, but the city took immediate steps to ensure water service was maintained while we undertook repairs, all of which are happening underground,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Unfortunately, the city is not able to provide alternate options for child care due to the short timeframe around logistics of staffing, facility availability and establishing a suitable environment for child care and learning,” External link

cp24 Friday, January 17, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Unfortunately, the city is not able to provide alternate options for child care due to the short timeframe around logistics of staffing, facility availability and establishing a suitable environment for child care and learning,” External link

cp24 Friday, January 17, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross added : "The solution to homelessness is, of course, affordable housing," External link

CBC Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It is dangerous. It is unhealthy and we want to make sure people living on the street are safe and healthy and that is why we have all of the services that we offer,” “We are not in the business of trying to simply move people. We want to move them inside where they can be safe and healthy and have longer-term options for housing” External link

barrie Sunday, January 5, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It is dangerous. It is unhealthy and we want to make sure people living on the street are safe and healthy and that is why we have all of the services that we offer,” “We are not in the business of trying to simply move people. We want to move them inside where they can be safe and healthy and have longer-term options for housing” External link

cp24 Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "Lake Shore runs directly below the portion of the Gardener that we are rehabilitating. That rehabilitation work actually requires us to remove slabs of the Gardener one at a time," External link

CBC Saturday, December 21, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross added : "Every slab is unique to the piece that was removed so it fits right back in," External link

CBC Saturday, December 21, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote ( about error ) : "A typesetting error has resulted in incorrect Tamil and Farsi translations in the city's 2020 waste collection calendars and incorrect Tamil translation in the recent winter operations direct mail," "The city apologizes for these errors and is immediately taking the necessary steps to ensure that translations are proofread and verified in final layout prior to being printed so such errors never happen again" External link

CBC Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “The Municipal Elections Act provides that, if a candidate is involved in a compliance audit, they can reopen their campaign to accept contributions to cover compliance audit expenses as long as it is within the supplementary reporting period. The supplementary reporting period ended on July 2, 2019 (section 88.24(1) (5)). Mr. Karygiannis reopened his campaign under this provision and therefore was required to file a supplementary financial statement,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “The Municipal Elections Act provides that, if a candidate is involved in a compliance audit, they can reopen their campaign to accept contributions to cover compliance audit expenses as long as it is within the supplementary reporting period. The supplementary reporting period ended on July 2, 2019 (section 88.24(1) (5)). Mr. Karygiannis reopened his campaign under this provision and therefore was required to file a supplementary financial statement,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 9, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "On the face of it, he overspent by more than $25,000 on allowable expenses for a party. And under the Municipal Elections Act, that means you are in default and must then [forfeit] your seat and that seat then is declared vacant," "There is no leeway, there is no discretion on the part of the city clerk. The Act is very black and white on that," External link

CBC Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross added : "The spending limits are to ensure there is a level playing field across the board," External link

CBC Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Mel Lastman ) : “The producers of this production, in the end, opted to not shoot a scene at Mel Lastman Square today,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “All that said, we always aim to balance the needs of productions with that of residents, businesses and others to ensure a sustainable filming environment,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The City of Toronto became aware of this issue this morning and gave the permit holder until 2 p.m. today to remove or reconfigure the maze, or City staff would do it for them,” External link

680news Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The city fully appreciates and agrees that there is tremendous public interest in this, but ... it was important to the city that it have input before being presented publicly,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 11, 2019 1:26:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “It’s sort of an outdoor version of Interbike,” External link

bendbulletin Friday, September 27, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The greeting card industry is completely transforming,” External link

businesswire Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross says : “It’s sort of an outdoor version of Interbike,” External link

bendbulletin Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “City of Toronto staff are cooperating fully with police in their investigation,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Only after the CN Tower and the Toronto Eaton Centre is something more visited in Toronto than the Toronto sign,” “We need to make it a permanent structure” External link

ctvnews Friday, August 30, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Eaton Centre ) : "It became such an icon, such a destination, that only the CN Tower and the Eaton Centre surpass it in terms of visits from tourists" External link

CBC Friday, August 30, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross added : "This is an invaluable asset for the city in terms of its reach globally," External link

CBC Friday, August 30, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “we won’t know exactly how much the new sign will cost” External link

TorontoStar Friday, August 30, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Only after the CN Tower and the Toronto Eaton Centre is something more visited in Toronto than the Toronto sign,” “We need to make it a permanent structure” External link

barrie Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This particular intersection will transform that area,” “It will turn it into more of a community, where it will be more pedestrian-friendly and bicycle-friendly, and where businesses then will thrive” External link

barrie Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We want to maintain some stability in the community, including in condos, where people who do have their primary residence in those buildings have some stability in their community,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, August 26, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The Seattle Department of Transportation stopped installing pedestrian flags because of their limited effectiveness and the ongoing maintenance associated with them," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is the province’s document and if they wish to brief councillors on the specifics, that is for them to do,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, July 24, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It’s going to be a bit of a traffic headache for people — I’m not going to sugarcoat it,” External link

globalnews Monday, July 22, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “He was disappointed, because he was hoping it would be something he’d be involved in doing,” External link

utsandiego Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The City offers its deepest condolences to the victim's family," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 17, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Police continue to investigate with the city’s full cooperation," "We look forward to understanding the circumstances that led to this tragedy. The City offers its deepest condolences to the victim’s family" External link

cp24 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It’s an incredible challenge for drivers,” External link

barrie Sunday, July 14, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “From the city’s perspective, those lines will be removed at some point,” “Residents are not permitted to paint lines on roadways. They could be subject to a $200 fine” External link

barrie Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Rather than doing that we decided to bundle all of those projects into one to get them all sort of done and over with,” External link

globalnews Sunday, June 30, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "The board wanted CreateTO's insight, this land was purchased prior to CreateTO's creation, hence the deferral," External link

CBC Sunday, June 30, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “there is no evidence that points to improved compliance at crosswalks because of pedestrian flags” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The Seattle Department of Transportation stopped installing pedestrian flags because of their limited effectiveness and the ongoing maintenance associated with them," External link

CBC Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The Seattle Department of Transportation stopped installing pedestrian flags because of their limited effectiveness and the ongoing maintenance associated with them,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 27, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The Seattle Department of Transportation stopped installing pedestrian flags because of their limited effectiveness and the ongoing maintenance associated with them," External link

timescolonist Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The goal is to have as much water as possible out of the pond by Canada Day to be ready for fireworks crowds,” External link

barrie Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This was a parade unlike any other,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:15:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We had from Thursday to plan fully,” “There were some discussions in advance of last Thursday, but couldn’t get into nitty-gritty until they won” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “People surged onto the street and I think that’s something that’s part of our post-mortem and debrief on this event is what might we be able to do differently next time,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:20:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The parade was slower than anticipated and that had to do with the crowd sort of just surging onto the streets,” “Police were there to keep people safe – that was for a celebration versus a security-type of event” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “People surged onto the street and I think that’s something that’s part of our post-mortem and debrief on this event is what might we be able to do differently next time,” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 18, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “How do you keep back more than a million people on the parade, when really this is all about a celebration and not security,” “You try to make the players and the team accessible because the fans want to thank the players and players want to thank the fans” External link

680news Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Given the time we had to pull this together and the size of the crowd, I’d say it was a special event overall,” “There are things that are going to happen you can’t control for, but that’s why we had such a heavy police and security presence” External link

680news Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : "So if you choose to swim, you're going to be doing so at your own risk," External link

CBC Friday, May 31, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "main road that would take you east along the islands is under significant amounts of water," "So there's no way to get through that area" External link

CBC Friday, May 31, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "sloshing effect in the inner harbour," External link

CBC Friday, May 24, 2019 6:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “Winds have caused high waves in the harbour, breaching sandbagging efforts on the north shore of Toronto island,” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We continue to see breaches and staff are dealing with that seven days a week to protect the island, to protect the homes, to protect the businesses, to protect the infrastructure that is there, but the island will remain open,” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “At Woodbine Beach, for example, the shoreline is significantly higher than it would normally be. The infrastructure, property is not being threatened right now,” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “Winds have caused high waves in the harbour, breaching sandbagging efforts on the north shore of Toronto island,” External link

barrie Friday, May 24, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “After 2017, the city did a number of things together with our partners at the Toronto Region Conservation Authority to help mitigate flooding,” “We see breaches here and there on the island for example and staff are there plugging those holes. It’s a little like whack-a-mole in some cases” External link

barrie Friday, May 24, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “After 2017, the city did a number of things together with our partners at the Toronto Region Conservation Authority to help mitigate flooding,” “We see breaches here and there on the island for example and staff are there plugging those holes. It’s a little like whack-a-mole in some cases” External link

barrie Friday, May 24, 2019 3:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “significant flooding is occurring near homes” External link

citynews-ca Friday, May 24, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There certainly is flooding on parts of the island but nothing like what we saw in 2017 again because of the action that was taken after those floods,” “We continue to see breaches and staff are dealing with that seven days a week to protect the island, to protect the homes, to protect the businesses, to protect the infrastructure that is there, but the island will remain open” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “At Woodbine Beach, for example, the shoreline is significantly higher than it would normally be. The infrastructure, property is not being threatened right now,” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There certainly is flooding on parts of the island but nothing like what we saw in 2017 again because of the action that was taken after those floods,” “We continue to see breaches and staff are dealing with that seven days a week to protect the island, to protect the homes, to protect the businesses, to protect the infrastructure that is there, but the island will remain open” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “At Woodbine Beach, for example, the shoreline is significantly higher than it would normally be. The infrastructure, property is not being threatened right now,” External link

cp24 Friday, May 24, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “After 2017, the city did a number of things together with our partners at the Toronto Region Conservation Authority to help mitigate flooding,” “We see breaches here and there on the island for example and staff are there plugging those holes. It’s a little like whack-a-mole in some cases” External link

barrie Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Only information determined to be within the scope of this exercise will be shared with the province,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "A comprehensive investigation was launched between April and October of 2018 and we found instances of about 137 cases where there was alleged misconduct by the employee," External link

CBC Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "mailing an amended tax bill is one option that may be considered," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The other thing we did in the two years is rebuild the docks for the ferries," "Two years ago, the ferries couldn't go to the island, that's why we had to close the island. This time around, the ferry docks are able to accept the ferries. So we don't foresee having to close the island" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There’s light at the end of the tunnel,” External link

680news Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : "Because trains need to continue to run, construction projects like Union Station take longer because you need to keep the facility operating. You need to make sure that people remain safe," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This station was not built for the 21st century, let’s face it,” External link

barrie Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This station was not built for the 21st century, let’s face it,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “If you’re going to add more people to the line, you need to deal with the potential for overcrowding when it becomes unsafe,” “Bloor-Yonge station is really now at a critical point where it needs to be expanded” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “It is not unusual for drafts to be developed, reviewed and then revised upon review,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, March 31, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : “It is not unusual for drafts to be developed, reviewed and then revised upon review,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We recognize not everyone wants to (go to a shelter),” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have an obligation as a city to ensure the safety of the individuals who are living in these encampments but also the public in general,” “There is a lot of debris on these sites and if there were to be a larger fire, for example, it becomes incredibly dangerous” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : "We cleared that camp today because our chief concern was another fire could result in injury or death," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The city is confident around that timeline as it continues to work with Zurich/Bondfield for a year-end completion date. Metrolinx and the retailer will then do the work they need to do to fit it out for occupancy,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The community has been informed and has been advised, but they should know that for the next few days there will be significant noise overnight because of the construction," External link

CBC Friday, March 8, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It’s not to say it won’t be spent. It absolutely will be spent,” External link

680news Saturday, March 2, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Big projects like this are constantly shifting for various reasons – remember it’s an operating environment,” “So, the project and project team are continuously looking to get to a state of completion but then recognizing there are some of these other issues at play” External link

680news Saturday, March 2, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "No tickets, fines or impounding of cars. City will post advance notice on snow banks as early as possible," External link

CBC Friday, March 1, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross added : “We really leave it up to the division head’s discretion in terms of who they’re able to free up to allow to go home,” “It’s not unlike, really, how things are dealt with on a Christmas Eve” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:27:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We don't have any of those plans yet," "It's a huge loss for the community and that's why the city is bound and determined to rebuild that centre as quickly as possible and get programming restarted there as quickly as we can as well," External link

CBC Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There is no heat or water (at 260 Wellesley). Residents can attend Wellesley Community Centre to stay warm, charge devices, get water and snacks,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "There is no heat or water. Residents can attend Wellesley Community Centre to stay warm, charge devices, get water and snacks," External link

barrie Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross says : “Frankly, there is space at the shelters,” “I do appreciate that it’s not the permanent housing people want. Hopefully, some people actually take us up on the services offered. Maybe they won’t but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 18, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The objective is getting people the supports and shelters that they need to be safe and recognizing at the same time that you can’t camp on city property,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "There's garbage and other debris. There's safety concerns with open flames and use of propane and those types of things," "We have a responsibility at the city to ensure that public safety is maintained" External link

thespec Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There's garbage and other debris. There's safety concerns with open flames and use of propane and those types of things,” “We have a responsibility at the city to ensure that public safety is maintained” External link

cp24 Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The priority is for people to get housed, it’s for people to get the services they need, and that’s what we’ll continue to work toward,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:48:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We have staff who are out there every day talking with these individuals saying, ‘look we have supports, we have systems in place to help you get off the street if you would like to avail yourself of those supports,’” “If you don’t, that’s fine, those are your choices, but you can’t erect tents on sidewalks. You can’t” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Any structures illegally erected on City property, such as tents on sidewalks, will be given notice to be removed,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “At some point we need to say you can’t camp on the street. We need to remove the structure,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 14, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We have Streets to Homes staff who continue to work with individuals who are in these encampments and other homeless people to help them access shelter and any other support they may need," External link

CBC Sunday, January 13, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross added : "We want everybody be safe. So certainly if people in these encampments are using material that could be unsafe to them whether it's carbon monoxide or risk of fire — all of those things are a concern," "We want to make sure that they have proper shelter that they have access to services that we can find them housing and other supports" External link

CBC Sunday, January 13, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It's a 14-day notice, so plenty of time to gather your belongings remove everything. And so after 14 days we'll return and if necessary we will remove those items," External link

CBC Sunday, January 13, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “At some point we need to say you can’t camp on the street. We need to remove the structure,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 13, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We have Streets to Homes staff who continue to work with individuals who are in these encampments and other homeless people to help them access shelter and any other support they may need," External link

CBC Friday, January 11, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross added : "We want everybody be safe. So certainly if people in these encampments are using material that could be unsafe to them whether it's carbon monoxide or risk of fire — all of those things are a concern," "We want to make sure that they have proper shelter that they have access to services that we can find them housing and other supports" External link

CBC Friday, January 11, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It's a 14-day notice, so plenty of time to gather your belongings remove everything. And so after 14 days we'll return and if necessary we will remove those items," External link

CBC Friday, January 11, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "I, and the TTC as an organization, felt it was important to start to humanize the situation, to talk about it more," External link

CBC Friday, December 14, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "That voice and those faceless tweets, they can't be empathetic or compassionate as much as an individual," External link

CBC Friday, December 14, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "These are incredible tragedies. People lose their lives ... This is a mental health issue. It's not just a delay, it's not just a statistic, it's not just a problem on the system. Somebody just ended their life in an incredibly traumatic way," External link

CBC Friday, December 14, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross noted : "To actually use the word suicide is unique," "Once upon a time, you didn't talk about it because of the fear of copycats or contagion" External link

CBC Friday, December 14, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It turns that temperature right down. People get it. They appreciate the honesty, they appreciate the transparency of talking about suicide," External link

CBC Friday, December 14, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We're talking about well over one billion dollars ... And there are all sorts of engineering and design problems at old stations," External link

CBC Friday, December 14, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “From a transit perspective, the objective of the pilot was to move more people more reliably and that’s what we’ve been able to do,” External link

cp24 Monday, December 10, 2018 8:22:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about King Street ) : “There are areas where it’s safe or more appropriate to do so, depending on time of day. This will allow for pick-up and drop-offs during peak hours on King St.,” External link

680news Friday, November 17, 2017 7:57:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We do everything we can to accommodate our customers, especially our Wheel-Trans customers, recognizing that they have mobility challenges,” “If there’s some issues that needs to be resolved, we can look at that” External link

680news Friday, November 17, 2017 7:57:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “There are claims and there are claims resolutions underway and I wouldn’t want to prejudice that in any way by speaking out of school on some of the challenges,” External link

680news Friday, October 27, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The cladding for example on the exterior is probably the most visible to the public that makes it look like it’s very much under construction — That will start to be installed next week,” “So, that exterior finish will start to come together quickly” External link

680news Friday, October 27, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The TTC pursues the prosecution of anyone assaulting an employee vigorously and many are sentenced to lengthy jail terms,” “The TTC and its special constables, and the Toronto Police Service, respond immediately to any call for assistance and will continue to do so in our combined efforts to keep the TTC safe” External link

torontosun Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:58:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : "Having said that, we wouldn't discuss [it] anyway," External link

CBC Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We want to get it over with, rip that Band-Aid off," External link

CBC Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The language we use in Toronto is that due to a personal injury at track level there is a delay on X line, between X stations," "That's the level of detail we get into when we broadcast the delay" External link

CBC Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:10:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross says : "We can be transparent about what's happening, while at the same time respecting and being sensitive to a tragic event that has just unfolded," External link

CBC Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:10:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The language we use in Toronto is that due to a personal injury or track level there is a delay on X line, between X stations," "That's the level of detail we get into when we broadcast the delay" External link

CBC Monday, August 14, 2017 7:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross says : "We can be transparent about what's happening, while at the same time respecting and being sensitive to a tragic event that has just unfolded," External link

CBC Monday, August 14, 2017 7:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It would think the track ahead was occupied when it isn’t and would cut the power so a train couldn’t crash into one ahead,” External link

torontosun Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Operators have to move slowly through the area while we fix," External link

CBC Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Trains are basically in stop and go traffic all the way south because of this domino effect of going slowly through that area," External link

CBC Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:47:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross maintained : “transit vehicles are an inhospitable environment for bedbugs and won’t survive long on their own” External link

torontosun Wednesday, August 2, 2017 4:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We believe that we have duty of care for both our employees but also for the public," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:05:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “This is something as an organization, an employer and employees never forget,” “One of your colleagues getting shot and almost killed over a couple of dollars” External link

torontosun Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:07:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "That part of the network, only streetcars use it," External link

timescolonist Friday, February 24, 2017 1:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "When we got there, the driver of the car tried to run back down the tunnel, (the operator) stopped him from doing so, and he ran out the other way," External link

timescolonist Friday, February 24, 2017 1:22:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It essentially becomes a railway inside the tunnel,” “So I can’t understand why the driver kept going for so long” External link

torontosun Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The driver indicated to us that he was just following his GPS,” External link

torontosun Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross noted : “You can’t send a tow truck down there or it would get stuck, so it’s not easy to remove a vehicle from down there,” External link

torontosun Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:24:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The driver of the car seemed to indicate he was simply following his GPS," External link

CBC Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The message has gotten through to people,” External link

torontosun Friday, February 17, 2017 6:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Andy Byford ) : “While Andy was approached by Queensland Rail in Australia to become its next CEO, he declined their offer,” External link

torontosun Monday, February 13, 2017 8:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “He’s here in Toronto and he’s going to continue to operate the TTC,” “His reasons for declining any job offer would be personal” External link

torontosun Monday, February 13, 2017 8:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "With any new vehicle like the streetcar, there are going to be growing pains," "There are going to be teething issues. And the issues we are seeing are very minor" External link

CBC Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It's like a breaking-in period," "For a complicated vehicle like a new streetcar, there are going to be issues" External link

CBC Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Is this something that the manufacturer needs to go back and tweak and repair, at the production stage? Or is this something that is a one-off for reasons that are explainable or not explainable, depending on what the issue is?" External link

CBC Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "I think people will need to govern themselves accordingly and be respectful of those around them, as is the case now on streetcars and buses," External link

CBC Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : “Products that imitate impairing substances can raise public concern if TTC employees are seen consuming such products,” External link

torontosun Wednesday, January 4, 2017 8:30:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross acknowledged : “We are aware of one train that was taken out of service recently and cleaned for what appeared to be bedbugs,” “We have no reports of people running and screaming from a train or trains, or the source being a food establishment. We have protocols to clean vehicles when bugs are reported to us, as we did here” External link

torontosun Saturday, December 17, 2016 5:46:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Given the delays we're seen over the last couple of years, we are concerned that the contractual commitment may not be met," External link

CBC Friday, December 16, 2016 4:35:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “All I can say the TTC must be, and must always be, a safe space for everybody and there is zero room for harassment of this nature,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We will continue to work with police to ensure incidents like the one in the video are the exception and not the rule," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:32:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We will continue to work with police to ensure incidents like the one in the video are the exception and not the rule," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:53:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We don't want to do any of this," "It's really about educating and informing schools and parents about the need to pay their fare" External link

CBC Wednesday, November 9, 2016 4:16:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross added : "As we say, fare is fair," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 9, 2016 4:16:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It has been and was much noisier than even the TTC would like it to be," External link

CBC Friday, November 4, 2016 12:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Queen ) : "We'd love to be able to get the 501 Queen back to its normal routing but this is critical infrastructure work that the city has to do," "We all have to play our part and the TTC is doing that. We will work hard to ensure our customers understand what it is that we are continuing to have to do to get them where they need to go" External link

CBC Wednesday, November 2, 2016 8:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It's an incredibly dangerous situation that we take no chances with," External link

CBC Monday, October 24, 2016 4:41:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Operators are also allowed to don Blue Jays hats on the job. TTC - Take That Cleveland!” External link

torontosun Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:44:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We've had instances in the past where the doors have been opened when a portion of the train is in the tunnel," External link

CBC Monday, October 10, 2016 2:30:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross added : "Safety is paramount in everything that we do at the TTC, and that's something that we live by," "We want to let the public know that we've taken this seriously" External link

CBC Thursday, October 6, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Disclosure of discipline ... could prejudice possible arbitration down the road,” “At this time, therefore, we cannot discuss outcomes” External link

torontosun Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "This is a very serious matter and the TTC is treating it as such given the enormous responsibility it has for the safety of its customers and all road users," External link

CBC Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:52:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "This is a very serious matter and the TTC is treating it as such given the enormous responsibility it has for the safety of its customers and all road users," External link

CBC Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:18:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The operator has been identified and an internal investigation is now underway,” “This is a very serious matter and the TTC is treating it as such given the enormous responsibility it has for the safety of its customers and all road users” External link

680news Saturday, September 10, 2016 6:13:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Around 83 per cent of all the cars on the Bloor-Danforth Line have functioning A/C," External link

CBC Saturday, September 3, 2016 7:48:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Around 83 per cent of all the cars on the Bloor-Danforth Line have functioning A/C," External link

CBC Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Around 83 per cent of all the cars on the Bloor-Danforth Line have functioning A/C," External link

CBC Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said ( about Mr Ryan ) : "Our deepest condolences go to Mr. Ryan's friends, family and his colleagues here at the TTC," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The bus driver was shaken up but was physically OK,” External link

torontosun Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:55:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The bus driver was shaken up but was physically OK,” External link

torontosun Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:07:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The bus driver was shaken up but was physically OK,” External link

torontosun Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:03:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "You're going to get much more out of the service with the new car on a shorter route like Spadina," External link

CBC Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Once every five or six cars," External link

CBC Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "In the core it's really helping with capacity," External link

CBC Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:16:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The memo was not specific to the RCMP investigation and did not ask employees to do anything differently from what they normally do in the course of their work,” External link

torontosun Saturday, August 13, 2016 3:33:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : "As a transit provider to 1.8 million people in Canada's largest city, it's important that we take these things seriously as well," External link

CBC Friday, August 12, 2016 5:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The fact that that did not happen suggests to me that there was no concrete intelligence to suggest that Union Station was being targeted. Secondly, if they thought they had the situation under control, what reason to spread panic?" External link

CBC Friday, August 12, 2016 5:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Police are responsible for public safety, which includes informing the public of any of these types of threats," "So we would defer to police on that, as we did yesterday. There was no request or no real need to advise our riders because there was no specific threat to the TTC" External link

CBC Friday, August 12, 2016 5:09:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross told : "We were given no specific information on the location or targets, but we were advised that this was an ongoing investigation of a credible threat," External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:50:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "We were given no specific information on the location or targets, but we were advised that this was an ongoing investigation of a credible threat," External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:21:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It just advised us that they were investigating a credible terror threat in Canada, it did not have any specific information about a location … or a target,” “We have no information to suggest that Toronto or the TTC was targeted” External link

ctvnews Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:55:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "As a precaution, we issued a 'see something, say something' vigilance notice to all TTC staff, as we do after incidents that occur around the world or if advised of threats closer to home," External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:31:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "We were given no specific information on the location or targets, but we were advised that this was an ongoing investigation of a credible threat," External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:46:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross told : "We were given no specific information on the location or targets, but we were advised that this was an ongoing investigation of a credible threat," External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We're working very hard to get the air conditioning units back online but it's not going to happen this week," "It takes about four days [to fix each unit] and we have other maintenance needs as well" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "We're working very hard to get the air conditioning units back online but it's not going to happen this week," "It takes about four days [to fix each unit] and we have other maintenance needs as well" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:37:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Somebody sent me quite a vile tweet about an employee that had coffee thrown at him. I blocked him," External link

CBC Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:52:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Somebody sent me quite a vile tweet about an employee that had coffee thrown at him. I blocked him," External link

CBC Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Somebody sent me quite a vile tweet about an employee that had coffee thrown at him. I blocked him," External link

CBC Saturday, July 30, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Somebody sent me quite a vile tweet about an employee that had coffee thrown at him. I blocked him," External link

CBC Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:53:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Not saying she didn’t press the alarm, just don’t understand why it wasn’t attended to,” External link

torontosun Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:02:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "This is a very serious matter and we are taking this seriously," External link

CBC Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:36:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Whether reports come directly to us or through social media, the fact of the matter remains it is a serious matter and we are going to investigate,” External link

680news Wednesday, July 27, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "This is a very serious matter and we are taking this seriously," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "This is a very serious matter and we are taking this seriously," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:26:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "The disregard for their own safety and convenience of others is of great concern to us," External link

CBC Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "Don't ever go down to the track to try to make any kind of a point," "It's just not worth it" External link

CBC Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:56:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “The TTC is not a film studio it is a transit system,” External link

torontosun Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross wrote : "An incredibly dangerous stunt that could have resulted in death, serious injury or prolonged delay for 1000s. Not OK," External link

torontosun Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It was just the start of rush hour and the buses were very crowded and we were unable to accommodate this gentleman and his wheelchair," "What we are looking at is why the protocols that we have in place were not applied to this" External link

CBC Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:39:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We are investigating this incident because protocol requires us to call our control centre when we’re unable to accommodate somebody in a wheelchair to determine if the next bus, the following bus, is able to accommodate the person,” “If they are unable to accommodate them because of crowding for example, then we would call Wheel Trans and make sure that that person gets a ride” External link

680news Monday, July 11, 2016 9:40:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "No one wants government telling them how to behave," "As such, the messages fall on deaf ears, and no real change occurs — so money wasted" External link

chicagotribune Monday, July 11, 2016 2:44:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We tried to co-ordinate it to do it all at the same time,” External link

torontosun Monday, June 20, 2016 4:59:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "There's a big modernization effort going on," "It does take time, though. It's a big ship to turn around" External link

chicagotribune Monday, June 20, 2016 1:49:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "It's going to be both a relief to people who ride during rush hour who often have to wait for a couple of streetcars before they can get on — it's going to give just that many more options to people," External link

CBC Sunday, June 19, 2016 5:57:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “When a door is taken off line the driver gets a green light in his operator booth to proceed,” External link

680news Tuesday, May 31, 2016 8:58:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It’s really about informing residents,” “Your home may be required to be purchased by the city for the construction of the project” External link

680news Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “We’re so early into this we need to let everybody know you may or may not be impacted but it is within the area of the construction project,” External link

680news Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:19:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : "nobody is going to be losing a job. It's about modernization and about customer service" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:28:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross said : “It’s an interlocking type of a system,” External link

680news Monday, May 30, 2016 9:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : “Our engineers went over that train with a fine-toothed comb,” “We believe the fleet we have, the trains we have, are safe and this was not a mechanical problem” External link

680news Monday, May 30, 2016 9:59:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross said : "When it pulled away from the station, the inertia and the propulsion of the train caused the doors to freewheel open," "They hadn't been properly locked, from what we can tell" External link

CBC Sunday, May 29, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Brad Ross explained : “There are safety feature built into subway trains that should doors open while the train is in motion, emergency brakes kick in and the train will stop,” “But that didn’t happen here and we need to understand why” External link

680news Sunday, May 29, 2016 1:29:00 AM EAT

Brad Ross explique : "Certaines personnes ont vu un symbole très phallique, et nous ne voulons pas que nos cartes soient mal interprétées" External link

metroclub Wednesday, February 4, 2015 1:50:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spokesperson33.25%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
spokesman38.62%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
toronto transit commission spokesman1.02%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
transit commission spokesman1.02%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
executive director of corporate0.26%EN12/16/201616/12/2016
spokesman for the toronto12.02%EN08/12/201612/08/2016
porte-parole11.51%FR08/12/201612/08/2016
executive director of the toronto0.51%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
ceo1.02%EN07/11/201611/07/2016
head of communications0.77%EN03/05/201505/03/2015
Names Lang Count
Brad RossEN83.85%
Brad RossFR15.68%
Brad RossPT0.48%


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