People saw ‘surfing’ on top of Toronto subway in viral video

The TTC investigates an “incredibly ill-advised stunt” on the Scarborough Rapid Transit system.

A video posted to YouTube on July 1 shows two masked men carrying Canadian flags “surfing” on the roof of a moving subway. The two people then jump out as the train enters Kennedy Station and flee.

The video, posted by ChaseTO, has the caption:

“Celebrating the greatest country in the world by surfing on trains in my home city. Happy Canada Day.”

The TTC posted on Twitter about the incident Monday morning.

“These incidents are taken seriously and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” the transit organization wrote.

“Dangerous and inconsiderate, to say the least.”

TTC spokesman Stuart Green said they are now in the process of retrieving video footage from “stations and trains”. A description of the suspects and more details about what happened are not available at this time, he said.

“It goes without saying that stunts like this are incredibly dangerous and illegal. They can lead to serious injury or death, as well as delays in service and tremendous inconvenience to our customers,” Green said in a statement to CP24.

Last August, the TTC investigated a similar “train surfing” incident after a three-minute video surfaced of a man hanging from the back of a moving underground subway at Bathurst Station heading west. The man can be seen arriving at Spadina station and running away.

TTC special agents have been investigating this incident, which they believe occurred sometime around August 20, 2021.

The account the video was posted to, ChaseTO also features clips of people climbing to the top of Niagara Fallsview Casino and the former Kingston Penitentiary.

–with files from Chris Herhalt

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