The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has confirmed that Canadian actor and comedian Seth Rogen will be voicing transit announcements across Toronto starting today.
The incomparable @Sethrogen – Canadian Hall of Fame inductee, public transit user – has generously lent his voice to the #TTC. Hear the PSAs at https://t.co/KrPww53fYl and in subway stations starting today. Thanks, Seth – you're a great Canadian!
— Brad Ross (@bradTTC) July 31, 2018
TTC executive director of corporate & customer communications Brad Ross confirmed the collaboration on Twitter following a vague tweet posted on Monday.
Altogether, Rogen has voiced 12 different TTC announcements, including those about common passenger courtesy, fare evasion and blocking doors. Eleven of them can be heard now, while one related to the TTC’s new two-hour transfer feature will begin playing on August 26th.
In a VERY concerted attempt to make everyone’s transit experience as wonderful as possible, I’m thrilled to say that I’ve recorded messages for Toronto’s TTC! Please stop clipping your toe nails on public transit! https://t.co/Csy4K3DpcD
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) July 31, 2018
Listen to the Rogen-voiced announcements here.
Rogen’s TTC work follows confirmation last week that the actor has also recorded transit announcements for Vancouver’s TransLink system.
I’M GONNA BE THE VOICE ON PUBLIC TRANSIT IN MY HOMETOWN OF VANCOUVER. pic.twitter.com/JduvqtqU3o
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) July 26, 2018
A social media campaign in May pushed for Rogen to record TransLink announcements following the cancellation of planned Morgan Freeman-voiced Visa ads due to sexual harassment allegations.
Shortly after, Vancouver Sun reporter Stephanie Ip proposed that Rogen replace Freeman, given that the funnyman was actually born in Vancouver. A subsequent back-and-forth Twitter exchange between Ip, Rogen and TransLink eventually led to Rogen voicing the transit announcements.
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