TTC is hosting the 2019 Underground Freedom Train Ride tonight

Jul 31 2019, 6:02 pm

The TTC is hosting the seventh annual midnight Underground Freedom Train Ride tonight.

According to the TTC, the ride is commemorating Emancipation Day on August 1.

The event, which has been attended by up to 1,200 people in past years, is presented by A Different Booklist bookstore and is symbolic of the role of the Underground Railroad in Canadian history.

Celebrations will include drumming, singing, and remarks by Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson and the African Canadian Heritage Association.

The Underground Freedom Train Ride is open to the public.

The Underground Freedom Train Ride

When: Wednesday, July 31 at 10:45 pm
Where: TTC Line 1 Yonge-University, Union to Sheppard West stations
Start time: Attendees will meet at Brookfield Place rotunda outside of Union Station at approximately 10:45 pm. The train will arrive at Sheppard West Station at approximately 12:15 am.