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“Get on the buses, you’ll see all your friends next year…”

As with many of my friends, I went to summer camp up in Ontario. We were on a private lake, we walked everywhere, had wide open fields, no pollution, sunny days, blue skies, great friends … it is some of the best days of my life. Camp would end on the third Thursday in August […]

Toronto Transit: Vision 2030

Thanks to my bf I was directed to the ‘ultimate’ TTC Map on torontoist.com. Dreamed up by Dieter Janssen, an architecture professor at the University of Toronto this map adds new lines, extends existing ones and tries to capture the GTA audience. Below vs. Above Ground Streetcar or Subway? Economically it just doesn’t make sense […]

20 Minutes Max!

On Monday the TTC announced it was increasing service across the routes. Their goal is to have a maximum waiting time on routes of 30 minutes or less, following the subway hours of operations. The goal is to reduce this to 20 minutes over the next five years. This is an attempt by the TTC […]

Improve Our Transit

Transit City. Metrolinx. Promised money from Government. All of this is supposed to help the ailing TTC system. But aren’t there a few things we can do in the short-term that are inexpensive and would improve the system. Here are some of my suggestions: Paying with Plastic: We live in a plastic society. Rarely do […]

TTC Safety

When I took my new job in the spring one of my goals was to use my car less frequently and travel by ‘green’ means, whether that was by public transportation, carpooling, biking, etc. Lately it has become more challenging with the weather, but more importantly because I’m beginning to fear my own personal safety. On […]

The End of the Adult TTC Ticket

As of September 29th adult tickets were no longer valid on the TTC, one must now either pay the cash fair of $2.75 or purchase tokens in quantities of 4, 5, 8 or 10 for $2.25 (it depends if you buy them from a machine or a vender). The TTC decided to abolish tickets because of fraudulant […]

TTC’s New Initiatives

Yesterday was Labour Day, marking for some the end of summer and here in Toronto the end of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). Each year the CNE is filled with rides, games, children, hotdogs, donuts, and the Toronto Transit Commissions (TTC) plans for the coming year. A New Interior This year wasn’t quite as exciting […]

My Day in Transit

This summer my goal was to reduce the amount of driving I did and use public transportation (which for me to get to and from work is a bus ride, followed by a subway ride and another bus ride, unless my awesome boyfriend drops me off at the subway!) or ride my bicycle.  Yesterday ended up as a […]