TORONTO – The streetcar in which 18-year-old Sammy Yatim was shot to death by Toronto police will go back into service this week, the TTC says.
The decision comes after TTC CEO Andy Byford spoke on the phone with the family Wednesday.
The TTC did not specify whether the streetcar will return to its previous 505 Dundas route or when it will return this week.
The TTC will not change the serial number, TTC spokesperson Brad Ross told CityNews. It was an option that was considered following the July 27 incident.
The transit agency says it will not provide further comment out of respect for the Yatim family.
Yatim — who witnesses said was armed with a knife — was shot in a confrontation with police aboard the streetcar. The incident was captured on surveillance and cellphone videos. His death has sparked public outrage over police use of force and prompted hundreds of people to take to Toronto streets for justice.
The Special Investigations Unit is investigating. Police Chief Bill Blair has also said his force is reviewing the incident.