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As suicide attempts climb, TTC looks for ways to save lives

Feb 05, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Toronto's transit agency is overhauling its anti-suicide efforts - with ideas that range from enlisting the public to keep watch for distressed people to bolstering passengers' moods by modifying stations - in a bid to reverse a worsening string of tragedies.

Although suicide has been occurring on the subway system since the first stretch of line opened in 1954, the numbers have taken an alarming turn. Toronto Transit Commission data show that two years from this past decade were the worst...