Vending machines selling personal protective equipment (PPE) are coming to a number of subway stations across the TTC.
A total of 11 machines will be installed by the end of next week, the TTC said in a release.
The machines will carry a variety of PPE items, including single-use and multi-use face coverings, gloves, sanitizer, and wipes. Purchases can be made by cash or card.
“As the global pandemic continues, we know, more than ever, that we are all in this together,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “We want to make sure that our customers feel safe on all our vehicles and in our stations.”
“We are always looking for new ways to enhance safety and give our customers choices. These vending machines are just one more way we are doing that.”
One machine each will be installed at Union, Davisville, Finch, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Kennedy, St. George, Bloor-Yonge, Don Mills, and Kipling stations.
Queen station will receive two machines.
The TTC has placed hand sanitizing stations in subway stations and on streetcars, and has committed to giving away one million masks, according to the release.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been encouraging to see Torontonians taking measures to protect each other through the observance of mask-wearing and other mitigation strategies,” said TTC Chair Jaye Robinson.
“By providing opportunities to purchase inexpensive PPE in stations, we can do our part to encourage this continued effort on the part of our customers.”