The TTC Student Card Caper

ttcIf you grew up in Toronto, you remember the TTC Student Cards. You had to show this card when you paid student fare to ride the TTC. Every fall the TTC would come to our school and take our picture. That's where the trouble began.

In typical dumb ass teenage fashion, I couldn't just sign my card "Mike Boon". I had to be some sort of misfit rebel and use a fake name. Did I write in Mike Tyson or Michael Jordon or I.P. Frehley? No, I went ahead and used the name of our Minister of Finance, Michael Wilson. That's right, I used the name of a Brian Mulroney appointed Federal minister.

The most pathetic part of this story is the fact I got busted and had to go to Sherbourne station to get a new card. As pathetic as this all sounds, there is a good moral for you kids at home. If you're going to use a fake name, don't geek out and go political. Stick to the staples and make the risk worthwhile. That's one to grow on.

Old Student Cards for TTC

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To this day my husband still uses a code name when he makes reservations......."John Cobretti" part after Stallone in Rambo and the second part after his role in Cobra.

June 5, 2007 @ 10:09 PM


I think it's funnier that Mike is still holding on to a TTC card from ** 1987 **!!! The day you move, my friend, your house will pop up about 3 feet.

June 6, 2007 @ 11:01 AM

Jason Meltzer Patterson

You're dating yourself now, my friend..

June 6, 2007 @ 2:59 PM

Jarrod Xu

hey guys do ya'll remember the TTC guy was filmed napping? Well guess what yesterday another TTC driver, who's bus was 15 minutes late decided to take his regular 7 minute 'donut break'. He left the passengers freezing in the bus. He even threatened the passenger who confronted him! (Digg it to make it viral) -

February 4, 2010 @ 10:35 AM

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