Architectural Designer


Date Posted



Architecture September 4, 2018 Toronto Transit Commission Toronto, ON, Canada

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The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America’s third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC’s vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC’s recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing “a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar, and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service, and courtesy.”

We are currently seeking a Designer Architectural.


  • Reviewing designs, drawings, specifications, standards and work methods for architectural and civil work related to rehabilitation projects, maintenance work or new construction
  • Reviewing Addendum, Request for Information and Proposed Changes affecting maintenance
  • Reviewing shop drawing submissions to ensure conformity to contract documents
  • Troubleshooting operating problems and recommend alternate procedures, equipment or materials
  • Researching and evaluating materials and products being considered for TTC use
  • Developing/analysing alternative solutions and/or concepts
  • Meeting with Design Consultants during design phases to resolve Plant’s Design Review comments
  • Reviewing Design Variance requests
  • Reviewing and assisting with the development of TTC Standards and Master Specifications
  • Participation in deficiency walkthroughs and preparation of deficiency reports
  • Participation in the TTC customer service Ambassador Program
  • Responsible for treating passengers and/or employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers or employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefit from the TTC as a service-provider and an employer


  • A University degree or College diploma in a related discipline, OR a combination of education, training, and experience deemed to be equivalent
  • Sound knowledge of architectural design principles, methods, procedures, practices and measurements
  • Sound knowledge of mathematics, research procedures and code regulations applicable to architectural technology
  • Must possess proven technical design skills; well-developed organizational, analytical and problem solving skills; effective verbal communication and technical report writing skills
  • Must have sound judgement and the ability to co-ordinate the efforts of others during assignments
  • Must be proficient in, and keep up to date with relevant computer software such as MicroStation CAD, MS Office Suite
  • Good knowledge of the applicable codes/practices/standards (e.g. Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code, TTC standards, CSA standards, OH&S Act etc.), as well as the various functions carried out by the Plant Maintenance department
  • Must exercise initiative when selecting materials and/or construction/repair details, solving operational problems and in prioritizing own work in order to avoid delays
  • A valid non-probationary Class G driving license and use of own or TTC vehicle for emergency trades support
  • Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees

Closing date: September 14th, 2018