The Hart House Alumni Committee invites you to join students and alumni for a convivial and stimulating evening in the company of our informative and entertaining guest speaker: Andy Byford, TTC CEO.
The evening will begin with a reception during which you will have an opportunity to chat with our guest while consuming hors d’oeuvres and drinks. An intimate 3-course dinner (sustainably catered by Hart House Chef Marco Tucci and his staff, and always seasonal, fresh, cosmopolitan and absolutely delicious) follows, accompanied with wines, after which Mr. Byford will discuss “Getting Around Toronto.” The presentation is followed by a lively discussion with the audience.
When: Wed. Jan. 16
Where: Reception – 6:00 – 6:30 pm, North Dining Room, Hart House
Dinner – 6:30 – 9:00 pm, South Dining Room, Hart House
Both rooms are located on the 2nd floor of Hart House, at the west end across from the Music Room.
Tickets: Available online from Uofttix or by phone at 416.978.8849
6-Pack before Oct. 5: $311.00
3-Pack before Oct. 5: $183.00
6-Pack after Oct. 5: $350.00
3-Pack after Oct. 5: $186.00
Prices include HST.
Andy Byford is the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission.
His grandfather was a bus driver for London Transport. He grew up in Plymouth and graduated with double honours in French and German from the University of Leicester.
He worked as a line foreman in the London Underground from 1989, customer service manager of King’s Cross station and later general manager of customer services on a number of tube lines. Byford was safety director for South Eastern Trains from 2004 to 2009 and then Chief Operating Officer with Railcorp of New South Wales, Australia. He was hired for the same role with the TTC in November 2011. Following the firing of Gary Webster, Byford became interim Chief General Manager. In March 2012, he was promoted to CGM and his role was renamed CEO.
Byford is married to his Canadian-born wife Alison and lives in downtown Toronto, from where he commutes to TTC headquarters by transit (he does not own a car).