The TTC has fired a bus driver who was caught on camera insulting two inebriated passengers in a video that went viral earlier this week.
On Tuesday, BlogTO shared the 45-second video on Twitter for the first time.
It shows a woman laying on the floor of a TTC bus while another sits close to her.
Both of them appear to be inebriated.
From off-camera, a male is heard stating, “This is the *** I deal with sometimes.” “You’re *** fried, and you’re done.” Take a look at that. Oh, my goodness. I’m out of commission for the day. I’m going to enjoy this, then I’m going to run it in and call it a day.”
At no point during the video does the man filming make any attempt to help the two individuals.
Instead he continues to comment on their state, at one point remarking “Look at that one, oof, here it goes again.”
In a statement provided to CP24, TTC spokesperson Stuart Green called the video “deeply disturbing.”
He said that the transit commission first became aware of its existence on Sunday night and immediately launched an internal investigation.
He said that the person responsible was then terminated on Wednesday.
“This regrettable incident was an indefensible violation of the TTC’s code of conduct and is in no way representative of the service excellence our employees display on a daily basis,” he said.
It is not immediately clear which route the incident occurred on or when it happened.