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The TTC has started to phase out its iconic maroon coloured uniform
All TTC employees will receive the new look by 2015.

It’s the end of an era. After sporting the same look for more than two decades, TTC employees have started to receive new uniforms.

The new uniforms (seen above) sport a “more modern and business casual look”. The TTC told 680 News that it recently started to hand out the uniforms to its frontline employees; it expects all its employees will have the redesigned look by sometime in mid 2015.

The public got a first look at the new uniforms when an initial design leaked in August of 2013. The design was immediately panned for using a red that was Montreal Canadians-esque, forcing the TTC’s Andy Byford into damage control mode. He told blogTO at the time that the design was “nothing more than a proposal.”

However, the TTC forged ahead with the redesign, which was promoted, in part, by Byford estimation that the old uniforms had become “rather dated.” What can be seen above is the end result of more than a year worth of iteration and consultation.

In an interview with 680 News, Chris Upfold, the TTC’s deputy CEO, talked about the redesign. “We wanted them to be useable, we wanted them to continue to err on the side of business-wear, as opposed to work wear. We wanted them to be smarter looking.”

What do you think of the new look? [Via 680 News]

Lead image courtesy of the TTC.
Igor Bonifacic is the managing editor of Toronto Standard. Follow him on Twitter.

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