UPDATE (07/31, 1:53 p.m. EDT) Rogen has voiced 12 messages that will play throughout the TTC subway system starting today, informing riders about priority seating, blocking doors and more. You can hear the recordings here.
TTC executive director of Corporate & Customer Communications Brad Ross posted a photo of Rogen and himself to Twitter today, with the pair sporting some TTC station swag next to a microphone.
"What is fellow Canadian and public transit user @Sethrogen doing posing for a selfie with me — in a #TTC Bloor-Yonge ball cap, no less?," Ross wrote. "Stay tuned!" CityNews that there would be "more tomorrow" surrounding the studio sesh between Rogen and himself, but plenty of Toronto transit riders have begun weighing in on what the actor's voice could mean for the transit system.
Why not? TTC is already comedy of errors, so Rogan is perfect— 🇨🇦 DonVanucci (@DonVanucci) July 30, 2018
"Now arriving at High Park station .... heuheuheuheuheu"— Ayan (@ayantalukder) July 30, 2018
Please say he's going to be the voice of the TTC!!!— julespurk (@jpurk) July 30, 2018
Others suggested that the TTC choose a voice with stronger ties to Toronto, floating names Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, Will Arnett, Jay Baruchel, Alessia Cara, Margaret Atwood, Rush's Geddy Lee and Tommy Chong.
Counting on Seth to straighten things out and save us from commuter hell!!! Hoping he'll put my many suggestions into play....or at least not report me to the authorities.— Lynn Hale (@allhalelynn) July 30, 2018
Okay, but Seth is from BC. Why not Mike Myers or Alessia Cara? As in, Toronto people voicing Toronto's transit system?— Sally J Bee (@sallyjaybee) July 30, 2018
How about @MargaretAtwood ?— Michael J. Young (@designify) July 30, 2018
Rogen's transit success has also led Vancouverites to want Nathan Fielder in charge of voicing announcements for the city's airport.
I like that Vancouver native, Seth Rogen is now the voice for Vancouver Public Transit, but as a Torontonian, I'd take Toronto natives @JimCarrey or Rachel McAdams any day.. ✌️— Jacquelyn French (@LittleIdeaBox) July 30, 2018