TTC-themed merchandise available on transit agency's new online shop
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:07AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:15PM EST
For those struggling to find a gift for the Torontonian who has everything, the TTC claims it has “something for everyone” at its new online shop.
This week, the transit agency launched its online store, which features transit-themed merchandise ranging from phone cases and baby onesies to shower curtains and blinds.
Items such as mugs ($9.95) and toques ($8.95) are among some of the least expensive items available for purchase.
Artwork, such as canvas wrap of the Gladstone Hotel ($175), will set you back a bit more.
“Working with Toronto-based SVS Marketing, the merchandise was designed and produced with quality and appearance at top of mind. Emphasis was also placed on finding Canadian or locally produced merchandise,” a news release issued by the TTC Monday read.
“In addition to promoting the TTC as an integral part of Toronto for residents and visitors alike, the TTC assumes no financial risk in the venture and there is no cost to the TTC for establishing the venture. The TTC Shop is run by SVS, which will manage the inventory and fulfill orders with no up-front costs to the TTC.”
The TTC described the launch of the shop as “another step” in the transit service’s “modernization.”
"Other major transit agencies in the world do this and do it quite successfully and our customers have been asking for it," TTC spokesperson Cheryn Thoun told CP24 Tuesday.
Thoun said that the TTC will continue to add more products to the site.
All revenue generated from the online store will be publicly reported at the end of the year, she added.