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Encyclopedia > Toronto Transit Commission
Toronto Transit Commission
Toronto Transit Commission
Agency overview
Formed 1954
Preceding Agency Toronto Transportation Commission
Jurisdiction Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Mississauga
Headquarters Toronto
Employees 11,235[1][2]
Agency Executive Adam Giambrone, Chair
Website
TTC.ca

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, subways, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The TTC operates 149 surface transit routes, of which 148 routes make 243 connections with a subway or rapid transit station during weekday rush hours. In 2007, the TTC carried 1,500,000 passengers per day, and there were 459,769,000 passenger trips in total. The TTC employed 11,235 personnel in 2007.[1][2] Before 1953, the Toronto Transit Commission was called Toronto Transportation Commission. ... Map showing Markhams location in York Region Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Regional Municipality York Region Communities Buttonville, Thornhill, German Mills, Milliken, Unionville Settled 1794 Incorporated 1972 (town) Government  - Mayor Frank Scarpitti  - Deputy Mayor Jim Jones  - Regional Councillors Jack Heath, Tony Wong, Gordon Landon  - MPs Susan Kadis (LPC) - Thornhill... Motto: En la rose, je fleuris (French for Like the rose, I flourish) Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Country Canada Province Ontario Region York Region Incorporated 1873 Government  - Mayor Dave Barrow  - Governing Body Richmond Hill Town Council  - MPs Lui Temelkovski, Bryon Wilfert Population (2006)[1]  - City... Motto: The City above Toronto Vaughans location in York Region. ... For the First Nation, see Mississaugas. ... Mass transit redirects here. ... Autobus redirects here. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area...


The TTC operates the third most heavily-used urban mass transit system in North America (after the New York City Transit Authority and the Mexico City Metro).[3] As of 2007, there are three subway lines and one elevated rapid transit line (see Toronto subway and RT) with a total of 69 stations, as well as 149 connecting "surface" routes (buses and streetcars). The average daily ridership exceeds 2.46 million passengers: 1,197,000 through bus, 328,700 by streetcar, 35,300 by intermediate rail, and 901,400 by subway.[4] The TTC also provides door-to-door services for persons with physical disabilities known as Wheel-Trans. An approximate 4,500 trips are made through this service daily. Colloquially, the subway cars were known as "red rockets" (nickname originally given to Gloucester subway cars painted bright red - now retired); hence the use of "Ride the Rocket" in advertising material for the TTC (which uses the phrase to advertise the entire system), and the use of the word "Rocket" in the names of some express buses. The entire system is also promoted as "The Better Way". North American redirects here. ... The New York City Transit Authority (also known as NYCTA, Transit, NYCT for New York City Transit or simply the TA for Transit Authority) is a New York State authority that operates buses and subway trains in New York City. ... Red del Metro de Ciudad de México A distinctive orange train on surface track near Metro General Anaya on Line 2 osea no manches guey lol. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Toronto subway and RT is the main rapid transit (RT) railway system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). ... WheelTrans is a specialized accessible transit service provided by the Toronto Transit Commission within the City of Toronto. ...

Contents

History

Yonge Subway Construction 1949
Yonge Subway Construction 1949

Privately operated transit services in Toronto began in 1850. In later years, a few routes were operated by the city, but it was 1921 when the city took over all routes and formed the Toronto Transportation Commission to operate them. During this period service was mainly provided by streetcars. In 1954, the TTC adopted its present name, opened its first subway line, and greatly expanded its service area to cover the newly formed municipality of Metropolitan Toronto (which eventually became the enlarged city of Toronto). The system has evolved to feature a wide network of bus routes with the subway lines as the backbone. On February 17, 2008, the TTC made many service improvements, finally reversing more than a decade of service reductions and only minor improvements. // History Before the TTC: Omnibus and Toronto Street Railway Torontos first public transportation company was the Williams Omnibus Bus Line and owned by furniture maker and undertaker Burt Williams in 1849. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (971x786, 153 KB) Toronto Ontario Canada 1949 Yonge Subway Construction TTC File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Toronto Transit Commission Yonge-University-Spadina (TTC) ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (971x786, 153 KB) Toronto Ontario Canada 1949 Yonge Subway Construction TTC File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Toronto Transit Commission Yonge-University-Spadina (TTC) ... Before 1953, the Toronto Transit Commission was called Toronto Transportation Commission. ... Metro Council redirects here. ... This article is about megacities in general. ...


Finances

Historically, the TTC recovered its operating costs from the fare box. This was especially true during the Great Depression and World War II, when it accumulated the considerable wealth which allowed it to expand widely after the war. It was not until the late 1950s that the newly formed Metro government was forced to provide operational subsidies, required primarily due to the TTC being required to provide bus service to the low-density suburbs in Metro Toronto. For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Metro Council redirects here. ...


Until the mid-1990s, the TTC received operational subsides from both the municipal level of government, and the provincial level. When the Harris Conservatives in Ontario ended those subsidies, the TTC was forced to cut-back service, with a significant curtailment put into effect on February 18, 1996 and an increased financial burden was placed on the Municipal government. Since then, the TTC has consistently been in financial difficulties. Service cuts were averted in 2007 though when Toronto City Council voted to introduce new taxes to help pay for city services, including the TTC. As a result, the TTC became the largest transit operator in Anglo-America not to receive provincial/state funding (the largest transit operator in the United States not to have this type of funding is the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)).[citation needed] The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The term Anglo-America is used to describe those parts of North America in which English is the main language. ... Marta redirects here. ...


Past transit operators

Private

Williams Omnibus Bus Lines was the first mass transportation system in the old City of Toronto, Canada with four six-passenger buses. ... The Metropolitan Street Railway of Toronto was the one of many operator of horseless streetcars in Toronto. ... After the Williams Omnibus Bus Line had become heavily loaded in 1861, the city of Toronto issued a transit franchise (Resolution 14, By-law 353) for a street railway. ... The Toronto Railway Company was the first operator of horseless streetcars in Toronto. ... Like the Toronto and York Radial Railway, the Toronto Suburban Railways was an interurban operator with routes outside of Toronto to: Guelph Weston Davenport High Park Woodbridge Began in 1894 as Toronto Suburban Street Railway (merger of City and Suburban Electric Railway Company 1892 and Davenport Street Railway 1892) and... Toronto and York Radial Railways operator interurban transit services outside of Toronto. ...

Public

Toronto Civic Railways (TCR) was an agency created and owned by the City of Toronto, Canada, to run streetcars in newly annexed areas of the city that the private operator Toronto Railway Company refused to serve. ... Before 1953, the Toronto Transit Commission was called Toronto Transportation Commission. ... The North Yonge Railways was the Toronto Transportation Commission brief attempt into radial service. ...

Transit modes

The TTC currently operates an extensive network of subways, streetcars, light rail vehicles, paratransit buses and standard transit buses in Toronto: “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Paratransit is an alternative mode of flexible passenger transportation that does not follow fixed routes or schedules. ... A Volvo articulated bus in contract service for Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, operated by Virginia Overland Transportation, an urban-suburban bus line, in 2003 A transit bus (also known as a commuter bus) in the United States is usually operated by an urban-suburban bus line, a governmental...


Subway/RT system

St. George subway station, Yonge-University-Spadina platform.
St. George subway station,
Yonge-University-Spadina platform.
Main article: Toronto subway and RT

The Toronto subway/RT system consists of the Yonge-University-Spadina Line, a U-shaped line started in 1954 and last extended in 1996; the Bloor-Danforth Line, an east-west line started in 1966 and last extended in 1980; the Scarborough RT, a partly elevated light rail line built in 1985 which continues from the Bloor-Danforth Line's eastern terminus; and the Sheppard Line, opened in 2002. The three subway lines use the same technology, while the Scarborough RT has many differences. Image File history File linksMetadata St_George_Toronto_Subway. ... Image File history File linksMetadata St_George_Toronto_Subway. ... St. ... The Toronto subway and RT is the main rapid transit (RT) railway system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). ... The Yonge-University-Spadina Line is the oldest subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and undoubtedly, the most crowded subway line in Toronto, since it serves Downtown Toronto. ... The Bloor-Danforth line is the main east-west subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission. ... The Scarborough RT (sometimes shortened to SRT or RT) is a public transport metro line in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... For the subway station on the Yonge-University-Spadina and Sheppard lines, see Sheppard-Yonge (TTC). ...


All subway lines provide service seven days a week from approximately 6:00 a.m until 1:30 a.m. (the following day) except for Sundays in which the opening is delayed until approximately 9:00 a.m. During the overnight periods the subway and its stations are closed in order for maintenance at track level and in the stations themselves. Service is provided throughout this period of time by buses operating above ground. These special overnight routes are issued numbers in the 300 series and referred to as Blue Night routes, indicated by a typical TTC bus stop sign with a blue band added. The Blue Night Network is the overnight public transit service operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Plans were made for a streetcar subway along Queen Street, which were upgraded to a full subway in 1964, from the Humber loop to Greenwood, curving north to connect to the Bloor-Danforth Subway. All that ever materialized of this line was an incomplete east-west station structure under Queen station at Yonge, which remains in existence today. The Queen Subway plan was cancelled in 1974 in favour of new lines in North York. North York forms the central part of the northern half of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


In the mid-1990s, work began on an Eglinton West subway line, but the project was cancelled before significant progress was made. Construction of this line is no longer a priority for the TTC, but this line was recently re-visited in the proposed expansion as part underground LRT running in the central part of the line (between Keele and Laird Rd.) with the remainder a surface LRT route which would span almost the entire length of the city from the Airport to Scarborough. The Eglinton West subway was a proposed east-west subway line in Toronto, Canada. ...


To a large extent, subway development is being shelved for now, partly due to the exorbitant cost of it, and partly due to the lack of subway level demand. A current focus for the TTC's rapid-transit expansion is a short extension bringing the western branch of the Yonge-University-Spadina Line north-west to York University, Steeles Avenue and Vaughan Corporate Centre in York Region. The Government of Ontario announced on March 23, 2006, that it will provide $670 million for this extension, about one-third of the expected cost. A likely project for the near future is the extension of the Yonge subway line northbound into Richmond Hill at Clark Avenue. For years, this project has been on the backburner due to the lack of additional capacity on the Yonge line for the increased passenger volumes, however a new signal system will allow headways to decrease from the current 150 seconds to as little as 90. Another project long considered to be financially beneficial to the commission is the extension of the Bloor Danforth subway line 1-2 kilometres westbound beside the CP rail line to The East Mall (major artery) near Cloverdale Mall (shopping centre), however this is unlikely to be built in the near future given the recent plans for a regional bus terminal at Kipling Station, the current terminus. York University (French: Université York), located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university and has produced several of the countrys top leaders in the fields of law, politics, literature, philosophy, journalism, management, meteorological, chemical, and space sciences, and fine arts including film, theatre, jazz and experimental music... Steeles Avenue, near its intersection with Warden Avenue. ... Vaughan Corporate Centre is a proposed 125 acre development in the area of Highway 400 (Ontario) and Highway 7 in Vaughan, Ontario. ... Motto: Ontarios Rising Star Map of York Region and the municipalities it includes. ...


In September 2006, Toronto City Council approved a contract for 234 new state-of-the-art cars from Bombardier Transportation. Much controversy surrounded this purchase, as Bombardier was awarded the contract though competitor Siemens AG claimed it could fulfill the contract for up to $100 000 000 less by assembling the trains outside of Canada, whereas the Bombardier trains will be built in the plant that has assembled most of Toronto's subways in Thunder Bay, Ontario. One of the reasons the contract was awarded to Bombardier was that it is easier to secure money from other levels of government by buying Canadian. There are also plans for the Yonge subway to be operated on a 24-hour basis, as well as peak headways of as little as 90 seconds once a new signal system is installed. The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of the Bombardier group. ...


Streetcars

A TTC streetcar on Dundas Street.
A TTC streetcar on Dundas Street.

Toronto's streetcar system is one of the few in North America still operating along classic lines and has been operating since the mid-19th century (horsecar service started in 1861 and electric service in 1892). Streetcar service dates back to the Toronto Street Railways horse-drawn cars and continues today with the current electric cars. New TTC routes since the 1940s have generally been operated by other modes, and the less-busy streetcar routes have also been converted. Streetcar routes are now focused on the downtown area, with none running farther north than St. Clair Avenue, about 5 km from Lake Ontario. A massive expansion of the streetcar network (as "Light Rapid Transit" on private rights-of-way) was proposed by the City of Toronto and the TTC on March 16, 2007, in the Transit City report. As of November 2007 streetcars uses the automated announcement system which is called out over the PA system which dictates the name of the next stop. In addition, an LED board on the streetcar displays the name of the street and changes each time it passes a stop. Now, almost all TTC vehicles have the automated announcement. In October 2007 the Government of Ontario introduced a new legislation that will require all transit operators in Ontario (province-wide) to call out all stops for the visually-impaired passengers. TTC streetcar in Toronto. ... TTC streetcar in Toronto. ... A CLRV streetcar, used on most of the TTCs streetcar routes, is seen here in downtown Toronto, shown here on the 506 route. ... Rapid Transit in San Diego: An original 1886 horse-drawn trolley and its driver participate in a parade celebrating the groundbreaking of the Panama-California Exposition Center in 1911. ... After the Williams Omnibus Bus Line had become heavily loaded in 1861, the city of Toronto issued a transit franchise (Resolution 14, By-law 353) for a street railway. ... St. ... “km” redirects here. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Transit City is a plan for public transportation for the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, announced by Mayor of Toronto David Miller and Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Adam Giambrone on March 16, 2007. ... The Province of Ontario is governed by a unicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, which operates in the Westminster system of government. ...


The TTC's current fleet of 248 streetcars is nearing the end of their useful life, and the TTC will be buying at least 204 new LRVs. The commission has stated that potential bidders for the new contract must propose a 100% low-floor vehicle. These new vehicles will likely be costly, as the TTC's network has unique challenges such as steep grades on hills and a unique track gauge. The commission intends to customize a model that meets approx 75% of its criteria. So far, only Bombardier and Siemens have shown interest in bidding.


Buses and trolley coaches

Orion Bus Industries Orion VII
Orion Bus Industries Orion VII

Buses are a large part of TTC operations today, but before about 1960, they played a minor role compared to streetcars. Buses began to operate in the city in 1921 and became necessary for areas without streetcar service. After an earlier experiment in the 1920s, trolley buses were used on a number of routes starting in 1947, but all trolley bus routes were converted to bus operation between 1991 and 1993. The TTC always used the term trolley coach to refer to its trackless electric vehicles. As of September 24, 2007, all newer buses are equipped with GPS automated announcements which is operated over the loudspeakers dictating the name of the next stop e.g. "Next Stop: Dufferin Street". along with an LED board on the bus displays the name of the street and changes each time when a bus passes a stop. All TTC vehicles have the automated announcement as of February 2008. On October 25, 2007 the Ontario Human Rights Commission introduced new province-wide leglislation that will require all public transit operations in Ontario including GO Transit to call out all stops for the visually-impaired passengers. Transit operations who do not announce all stops could be violating rider's rights according to the OHRC. [5]. Hundreds of old, aging buses were recently replaced with the new, low-floor Orion VII, and the TTC has recently acquired many hybrid buses. A new order will bring the total of hybrids to over 500, second only to New York City. Most of the TTC's Orion VIIs feature the standard, "bread-box" style, whereas its most recent order of hybrids features Orion's new, more stylish body. Although most of the bus fleet has already been replaced, a number of lift-equipped, high floor buses are reaching the end of their useful lifespan, and another order of buses may be needed around 2012. TTC Orion VII LF at Finch Station - June 3, 2005 Facts Builder: Orion Bus Industries, Mississauga, Ontario Model: Orion VII Notes: Updated from Orion VI and competes against New Flyer Industries D40LF. See Also Orion Bus Industries File links The following pages link to this file: Toronto Buses and Trolley... TTC Orion VII LF at Finch Station - June 3, 2005 Facts Builder: Orion Bus Industries, Mississauga, Ontario Model: Orion VII Notes: Updated from Orion VI and competes against New Flyer Industries D40LF. See Also Orion Bus Industries File links The following pages link to this file: Toronto Buses and Trolley... Bus service in Toronto, Canada, started in 1921, but it was not until the creation of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in 1954 that buses become a part of public transit in the city. ... A trolleybus in Arnhem An electric trolleybus (also known as trolley bus or trackless trolley or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which the bus draws electricity using two trolley poles. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... GPS redirects here. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Ontario Human Rights Commission was established in the Canadian province of Ontario in 1961 to administer the Ontario Human Rights Code. ... // GO Transit (AAR reporting marks GOT), officially known as the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), is Canadas first, and Ontarios only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ...


Gray Coach

Main article: Gray Coach

Gray Coach Lines was a suburban and regional inter-city bus operator founded in 1927 by the TTC. Gray Coach used inter-urban coaches to link Toronto to points throughout Southern Ontario. In addition, Gray Coach operated tour buses in association with Gray Line Tours. The main terminal was the Metropolitan Toronto Bus Terminal on Elizabeth Street, downtown. In 1954, Gray Coach expanded further when it acquired suburban routes from independent bus operators not merged with the TTC as it expanded to cover Metro Toronto. By the 1980s, Gray Coach faced fierce competition in the inter-urban service in the GTA. The TTC sold Gray Coach Lines in 1990. // Overview and History Gray Coach Lines was suburban bus operator founded in 1927 by the Toronto Transit Commission. ... Gray Line Worldwide operates local sightseeing tours across the world using trolley coaches, double deckers and standard single deck coaches. ... The Toronto Bus Terminal, located at 610 Bay Street (at the north west corner of Dundas and Bay), is a bus terminal in downtown Toronto for intercity buses. ...


Wheelchair-accessible services

A Wheel-Trans Overland ELF 9777 on a scheduled stop at Dufferin Mall in Toronto, Ontario.
A Wheel-Trans Overland ELF 9777 on a scheduled stop at Dufferin Mall in Toronto, Ontario.
Main articles: Wheel-Trans and TTC accessibility

The TTC also runs Wheel-Trans, a paratransit service for the physically disabled with special low-floor buses designed to accommodate wheelchairs and to make boarding easier for ambulatory customers with limited mobility. Since the 1990s, the TTC has focused in providing accessible services on conventional bus routes, the RT and subway. A TTC Wheel Trans bus at Dufferin Mall. ... A TTC Wheel Trans bus at Dufferin Mall. ... Overland-Ford is a London, Ontario-based builder of customized vehicles and buses. ... WheelTrans is a specialized accessible transit service provided by the Toronto Transit Commission within the City of Toronto. ... Handicap accessibility on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) system is limited but improving. ... WheelTrans is a specialized accessible transit service provided by the Toronto Transit Commission within the City of Toronto. ... Paratransit is an alternative mode of flexible passenger transportation that does not follow fixed routes or schedules. ...


Ferry service

The ferry service to the Toronto Islands was operated by the TTC from 1927 until 1962, when it was transferred to the Metro Parks and Culture department. Since 1998, the ferry service is run by Toronto Parks and Recreation. Ferry service to Toronto Islands is provided by the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation Department (formerly Metro Toronto Parks and Culture Department). ... Toronto Islands as seen from CN Tower. ... The Department of Parks and Recreation was responsible for maintaining major parks and cultural sites around Toronto. ...


The city is studying plans to re-introduce ferry service by the TTC. The plan would see ferry service from Etobicoke and Scarborough into the downtown. Terminals would be located near the current city ferry docks, at Scarborough's Bluffer's Park and at Humber Bay Park. Two ferries would be required on the routes. Of the two plans, the humber service is most likely, because the geography of Toronto would allow a ferry to provide faster service while other modes jog around the Humber bay. From scarborough, a ferry would need to jog around the expansive portlands and Leslie St. spit to reach downtown. [6]


Operations and other information

Most TTC operations are based either at the William McBrien building (TTC headquarters and MDP Office) at 1900 Yonge Street (over Davisville subway station), or at the Hillcrest complex (TTC's Transit Control office) located at Bathurst and Davenport Streets.


Connections

TTC's Greenwood yard
TTC's Greenwood yard

The TTC makes connections with other transit agencies at terminals in Toronto:

York Region Transit (YRT) is the public transit operator in York Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Viva is a bus rapid transit network in York Region, Ontario, Canada, with connections to northern Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission subway stations. ... A Mississauga Transit New Flyer articulated bus at South Common Mall. ... Brampton Transit route 1A waiting on Queen Street, near the Downtown Terminal. ... Durham Region Transit (DRT) is the regional public transit operator in Durham Region, east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... // GO Transit (AAR reporting marks GOT), officially known as the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), is Canadas first, and Ontarios only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ... VIA Rails trains travelling by Highway 401 near Brockville, Ontario. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Calgary-based Greyhound Canada is a subsidiary of Naperville, Illinois-based Laidlaw International, Incorporated (formerly Laidlaw, Inc. ...

Parking Lots

The TTC operates 29 commuter lots, all of which are located at subway stations.[1] These lots have a total of 13,718 parking spaces.[1]


Washrooms

There are 10 sets of public washrooms located on the TTC system, all at subway-served stations.[7]

Bloor-Yonge is a station on the Yonge-University Spadina line and the Bloor_Danforth Line of the Toronto subway. ... Don Mills is a station on the Sheppard line of the Toronto subway. ... Downsview is a station of the Yonge-University-Spadina line of the subway system of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Eglinton is a station on the Yonge-University Spadina line of the Toronto subway. ... Finch is a terminus station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line of the Toronto subway. ... Kennedy is a station on the Bloor-Danforth and Scarborough RT lines of the Toronto, Ontario, Canada, subway system; it is a terminus for each line, which depart in opposite directions. ... Kipling is the western terminus station on the Bloor-Danforth line of the subway system in Toronto, Canada. ... A train waits at the Sheppard line platform. ... Warden is a station on the Bloor-Danforth Line of the Toronto subway. ... Wilson is a station on the Yonge-University Spadina line of the Toronto subway. ...

Terminals

Most TTC surface routes terminate at loops, side streets or subway station complexes. The TTC system is one of the few mass transit systems in Canada where many surface routes can be accessed inside a paid-fare zone common to other routes or subway lines. This feature allows boarding via the back doors at terminals, reduces the usage of paper transfers, and the need of operators to check for proof-of-payment. However, if an authorized TTC employee, TTC Special Constable Services or Toronto Police officers is/are able to catch offenders, they are liable to face a $500 fine for fare evasion. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Toronto Police Service (TPS), also known colloqually as T.O.P.D., formerly the Metropolitan Toronto Police, is the local police force for the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


There are some larger loops at terminal buildings other than subway stations:

  • Humber Loop
  • Neville Park Loop
  • Long Branch Loop (adjacent to Long Branch GO Station)
  • Rouge Hill GO Station
  • York University, in front of the York Lanes shopping centre (This terminal will be served by the planned Spadina subway extension)

Garages

TTC buses are run out of a number of garages located around the city.


Arrow Road Garage: Located on Arrow Rd, beside Highway 400. This garage operates a number of routes throughout North York and Etobicoke, and services mainly Orion VII, Orion VII hybrid and Nova RTS buses. A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07. ... A Nova LFS operated by Grand River Transit. ...


Wilson Complex: The largest garage, located at the Allen Rd. north of Hwy 401, beside the expansive Wilson subway yard and bus terminal. This garage serviced the TTC fleet of natural gas powered buses before they were scrapped or converted to Diesel operation. Wilson services Orion V lift-equipped buses, as well as the TTC's newest Orion VIIs, GM 'fishbowl' buses. Like Arrow Rd, it operates many routes throughout North York and North Toronto. Complex also contains Wilson Subway Yard. General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds most dominant automaker since 1931. ...


Queensway Garage: This garage is the major facility for Etobicoke. It is located beside the QEW west of Kipling Ave., and services New Flyer D40LF and older D40 models, as well as Orion VIIs. New Flyer Industries is a leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ...


Eglinton (Comstock) Garage: This garage operates many routes in Scarborough and Toronto, and is located at Comstock Rd & Lebovic Rd., opened to replace the old Eglinton garage at Yonge and Eglinton, now used as a temporary bus terminal for Eglinton Station, and the Danforth Garage at Danforth & Coxwell. Eglinton Garage services the TTC's Orion VIIs.


Birchmount Garage: One of three facilities in Scarborough, at Birchmount & Danforth roads. It services Orion Vs and VIIs, along with GM/MCI Classics.


Malvern Garage: This facility, also in Scarborough, at Sheppard Ave. East & Markham Rd. It services a large fleet of lift-equipped Orion Vs, GM New Looks and Orion VII hybrid buses.


Lakeshore Garage: This facility, located on Commissioners St. west of Leslie St. is the headquarters for Wheel-Trans and TTC Community bus operations.


Streetcars are run from two carhouses on Queen Street:


Russell Carhouse is located east of Greenwood Ave.


Roncesvalles Carhouse is located in Parkdale at the Queensway & Roncesvalles.


Both Russell and Roncesvalles carhouses service both the CLRV and ALRV streetcars.


Hillcrest Complex - heavy maintenance and repairs done on buses and streetcars. Located on Bathurst St. at Davenport Rd.


Fares

Obverse and reverse of Toronto Transit Commission single-ride token, in use since 2007
Obverse and reverse of Toronto Transit Commission single-ride token, in use since 2007

The TTC fare system accepts cash, tickets, tokens, and transit passes. As of November 4, 2007, adult fares are $2.75 for a single trip, or $2.25 each for five trips using tickets or tokens. Passes are available by the day, week, or month, with a 12-month subscription option. The monthly Metropass costs $109.00 since then. Transfers are free (for trips in one direction), and are encouraged by the grid system of routes and by transfer terminals at many subway stations. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 397 pixelsFull resolution (3150 × 1562 pixel, file size: 522 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 397 pixelsFull resolution (3150 × 1562 pixel, file size: 522 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Obverse and reverse of Toronto Transit Commission single-ride token, in use since 2007 Toronto Transit Commission fares include: cash fares, tickets, and tokens transfers daily, weekly, and monthly passes // As of April 1, 2006, these are the basic fares (in Canadian dollars) paid by users of the Toronto Transit... The Metropass is the Toronto Transit Commissions monthly fare pass. ...


There are about 1,200 vendors licensed to sell TTC fares in Toronto.


The provincial Minister of Transportation has announced plans to introduce the Presto card, a unified smartcard-based payment system for the entire Greater Toronto Area similar to the Octopus Card used in Hong Kong. Union station will be first station to use the card in 2007 and four other stations (Don Mills, Downsview, Finch, and Islington) by 2010. There are no plans for the TTC to actually adopt the Presto card yet, rather the surrounding transit systems. This is why only stations connecting to other systems will be equipped- Don Mills (YRT), Finch (YRT, GO), Downsview (YRT), Union (GO Trains, buses) and Islington (Mississauga Transit). The TTC has indicated that it is not yet willing to invest the required capital to convert to the Presto card. The Presto card, originally known as the GTA Farecard, is a smartcard-based fare payment system introduced in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton, Canada, on June 25, 2007. ... A smart card, or integrated circuit(s) card (ICC), is defined as any integrated circuitry embedded into a flat, plastic body. ... A map of Torontos Census Metropolitan Area, which contains a large portion of the Greater Toronto Area. ... Obverse side of a standard adult card. ...


Schedules and information

Route information can be accessed through the TTC Info number 416-393-INFO. Individual route schedules are available online at www.ttc.ca, but the website does not offer the kind of "trip planner" available from Vancouver's Translink to show connections. Schedules for particular route are also usually posted at TTC transfer points. TransLink, officially known as the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority, is a transportation organization that services transportation needs of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) in British Columbia, Canada. ...


Additional TTC information is circulated by "What's On" and "Rocket Rider/TTC Customer News" pamphlets located on some vehicles.


Information can be accessed in person at the the TTC head office (Davisville Station 1900 Yonge St.), but the TTC Info Centre at the Bloor-Yonge Station has been closed. Davisville is a station on the Yonge-University Spadina line of the Toronto subway. ... Bloor-Yonge is a station on the Yonge-University Spadina line and the Bloor_Danforth Line of the Toronto subway. ...


Before the use of the TTC website, TTC patrons were able to obtain route information from various sources:

  • Paper schedules and system maps from drivers and collector booths
  • Fax number to obtain schedules and maps
  • TimeLine: Most stops had a phone number to obtain the schedule for the select route. This system was shut down on January 1, 2000, due to Year 2000 constraints.

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Shelters

The shelters used by the systems are split between CBS Outdoor (formerly Viacom Media) (with ads) and Toronto Transportation. A total of 4,100 shelters are managed by Toronto Transportation and most from the former transportation departments of the municipalities that make up the City of Toronto. CBS Outdoor is the outdoor advertising division of media conglomerate CBS Corporation. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... The department was responsible for maintaining roads, bridges and local freeways systems in Toronto not maintained by the province. ... Motto: Diversity Our Strength Coordinates: Country Province County Canada Ontario none–Single-tier municipality Established March 6, 1834 January 1, 1998 (amalgamation) Mayor Governing Body City Manager David Miller Toronto City Council Shirley Hoy Members of Parliament Provincial representatives Members of the Canadian Senate Area    - City East to West: 43...


The Otter Loop Shelter on Avenue Road south of Lawrence Avenue West is the only remaining bus shelter from the 1940s and 1950s. The loop and shelter are not in regular revenue service and not owned by the TTC.


Advertising

Advertising is commonplace and prominent in all TTC vehicles and locations. In fact, some subway stops are periodically entirely "repainted" on the inside using large plastic decals, to the wishes of a paying corporate advertiser; this is also done with individual buses and all cars in a particular subway train. In 2005, the TTC began installing video screens in subway stations to display advertising, news, weather, and safety information. This project is run by Toronto based ONESTOP Media Group. The agency contracted to post ads on the TTC is CBS Outdoor. However, the amount of money the TTC receives for allowing advertising on its property is very small. For the year ending 2003, the TTC received 2.3% of its revenue from advertising, or almost $17 million. CBS Outdoor is the outdoor advertising division of media conglomerate CBS Corporation. ...


The TTC sells a line of merchandise through Legacy Sportswear, which is available online or at their store "TTC Transit Stuff" at the Union subway station. When Matt Blackett, publisher of Spacing Magazine, approached the TTC in 2005 with an idea to sell buttons, each of which represented the colour scheme and design of a particular subway station, the TTC declined. Blackett went on to manufacture the buttons himself. Dubbed "the civic pride fashion statement of the year" by the National Post, the buttons were a success, selling tens of thousands. The National Post is a Canadian English-language national newspaper based in Don Mills, Ontario, a district of Toronto. ...


Communications

The TTC utilizes several types of voice and data communications. There are three main systems. The first is the system used by Operations, Security and Maintenance. This system operates on five UHF conventional frequencies. Channels 1, 3, 4 and 5 are used for day to day operations, while Channel 2 is reserved for the Wheel-Trans service. Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... WheelTrans is a specialized accessible transit service provided by the Toronto Transit Commission within the City of Toronto. ...


Buses and streetcars use the CIS (Communications and Information System) system. This system is spread out city wide with transmit facilities throughout the city. Each bus and streetcar has a TRUMP set onboard. This is attached to a transponder receiver which allows CIS operators to track the location of the vehicle using Signposts. The TRUMP also allows the operators and CIS operators to send and receive text messages for such things as short turns and route adjustments. There is also the option of voice communications between the operator and the CIS operator. There is also a built in emergency option, whereby a vehicle operator presses a red alarm. This instantly notifies the CIS operator and enables a "hot mic", which allows the CIS operator to monitor all the activity on the bus. The CIS system was conceived in the late 1970s and was fully implemented in 1991.


The third system is used by the subway system. This is called the Wayside system. Replacing the old devices which communicated by the third rail are new UHF MPT-1327 Trunking radio sets. The Subway system is divided into 3 separate systems, each representing its respective subway line. This new trunking system allows Transit Control to communicate directly with a single train, a zone encompassing several trains, or the entire line. The Scarborough RT is not included in this system. They continue to use a single channel UHF system, much the same as the system used by operations staff. // Main article: Link aggregation In computer networking, trunking defines using multiple network cables or ports in parallel to increase the link speed beyond the limits of any one single cable or port. ...


All of these systems can be monitored by a scanner capable of the UHF Low band (406-430MHz).[8] Numeric codes are also announced through the radio and/or the overhead paging system.[9] ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ...


Safety systems

Safety features provided by the TTC include:

  • Request Stop Program on surface routes (9 p.m.-5 a.m.) (excluding streetcar routes); female passengers travelling alone can request the driver to stop at points between bus stops (no such service is currently offered for male passengers). The program was started in 1991, due largely in part to the activities of serial killer Paul Bernardo (also known as "the Scarborough Rapist").
  • Designated Waiting Areas (DWA) on subway and RT platforms; these are well lit, have intercoms, and are at the location where the guard car stops
  • Yellow Passenger Assistance Alarm strips on subway and RT cars since the early 1980s
  • Approximately 800 cameras monitoring activities on the subway system and several cameras on some buses.
  • TTC Special Constable Services
  • Underground Alert messages displayed on the subway platform video screens to notify passengers about criminals.

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Auctions

Each year the TTC auctions off items left on vehicles and not claimed. They are sold in lots, rather than individually. In 2005, the TTC launched an online auction via eBay Canada and Rite Auction Services. This article is about the online auction center. ...


Underground Alert system

On June 12, 2007, the TTC in partnership with the Toronto Crime Stoppers and ONESTOP Media Group have launched a new Underground Alert system at the Toronto Police Headquarters. The new Underground Alert system will post pictures and details of wanted suspects on the screens in stations throughout the subway system. Subway passengers will be encouraged to call police if they have any information.[10][11][12] is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Two auxillary police officers in Ramsden Park The Toronto Police Service (TPS), formerly the Metropolitan Toronto Police, is the police force for the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Amber Alert system

In addition to the new Underground Alert system, the TTC already airs the Amber Alert messages on approximately 100 subway platform video screens at over 60 subway stations along with Amber Alert messages heard on the public address systems in subway trains and subway platforms and displayed on TTC buses. When an Amber Alert is activated, all TTC operators are notified by radio, and make an announcement that an Amber Alert has been activated, and put up the Amber Alert signs on TTC buses. New subway trains coming out in 2009 will have Amber Alert messages displayed on the ticker and on the public address systems. Mrs. ...


Personnel

Main article: Toronto Transit Commission personnel

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Sick transit: TTC dirty, leaky, decaying. Toronto Star (2008). Retrieved on 2008-03-08.
  2. ^ a b TTC Operating Statistics. TTC (2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  3. ^ "Toronto transit chief says searches unlikely", 2005-07-24. Retrieved on 2007-02-03. 
  4. ^ (2006) APTA Transit Ridership Report. American Public Transit Association, 33. 
  5. ^ Ontario Transit Services Expected To Announce All Transit Stops. Ontario Human Rights Commission (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-03-01.
  6. ^ Gerson, Jen. "TTC looks at speedy ferries", Toronto Star, 2007-07-05. Retrieved on 2007-07-21. 
  7. ^ http://www.toronto.ca/ttc/pdf/rideguide.pdf
  8. ^ Lennox, John (2006-11-10). TTC radio - some background information. Transit Toronto. Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  9. ^ Subway/RT P.A. Code Numbers. Transit Toronto (2006-11-10). Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  10. ^ Toronto Crime Stoppers Launches 'UNDERGROUND ALERT'. Toronto Crime Stoppers (2007-06-12). Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  11. ^ Toronto Crime Stoppers. YouTube (2007-01-29). Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  12. ^ "Wanted Criminals To Show Up On Subway Monitors", CityNews.ca, 2007-06-12. Retrieved on 2007-07-21. 

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References

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