TTC ~ Toronto Transit Commission
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As you've likely heard by now, they've implemented the King Street Transit Pilot between Bathurst Street and Jarvis Street. Rules are in place to prioritize streetcar traffic and to prevent private vehicles from driving through this stretch of King. I don't currently drive on King Street, nor do I take
With the day off, we drove to Milton to visit the Halton County Radial Railway. It was like discovering a time machine. Having just seen the Spoons this weekend, I was playing their video for Romantic Traffic and telling the kids about the old red subways. Little did I know
I went through an old bin of stuff I've saved for decades, throwing some stuff out and keeping a few priceless gems. In this bin of memories I found a couple of guides I received 25 years ago. One is entitled "Cycling Skills" and taught me the rules of the
I took my oldest son to the Blue Jays game today, and we rode the subway to Union Station. On the Yonge–University line, both ways, we enjoyed the new Bombardier subway trains, and that got me thinking... This next generation of subway riders will never require the Red Rocket
When I was a kid, the frustration when riding the subway was that I couldn't get the radio on my Sony Walkman. There was no signal. Today that frustration has morphed into the sad fact we can't get a cell signal on the subway in Toronto. Most of my life
Kurtis Scott is a Toronto animator who posts funny videos he calls Kurtoons on his blog. My personal favourites are his Subway Thoughts because they're so damn true. Here are a few of Kurtis Scott's Subway Thoughts. Boz & Coco Crazy Eye Contact Dinner Time Breathing Room The Old Man
Laurence Lui just tweeted an ad seen on the TTC. It seems to be for some bible studies service and it's an answer to a very serious question from a kid. "My mom and dad do drugs at home and it scares me. Will you help them stop?" The ad
It's all about subways. Just ask our mayor Rob Ford. From the National Post: The power struggle over what transit to build in Toronto continues at City Hall, with Mayor Rob Ford telling reporters, at his weekly weigh-in: “It’s all about subways.” An excerpt of the scrum follows.Reporter:
Here's a little clip of TTC Commissioner Maria Augimeri riding the Finch bus. It's important public servants eat their own dog food to understand what regular folks have to put up with every day. I'd like to see Rob Ford get himself from Etobicoke to City Hall via the TTC.
The TTC's new streetcars have been unveiled. Bombardier will design and build 204 of these light rail vehicles to replace the existing fleet of streetcars. Here are some new LRV factoids: Accessible100% low floorMore seatsSome wider seatsBoarding from all 4 doorwaysWide 2nd and 3rd doorwaysModernComfortableSpaciousLarge windowsAir conditioning, climate controlledBicycle accommodationExcited?
I mentioned I saw the Spoons last night. They played Romantic Traffic, one of my favourite Spoons songs, and that reminded me of the video for that tune. The Romantic Traffic video stars our very own TTC. Now that's retro-Toronto gold.
I received this email yesterday, and thought I'd share it with you all. Maybe someone at the TTC can reply. I have no idea why this person thinks I'm "a type of transit consultant". You seem to be a good person to inquire with as you are a type of
Don't forget Torontonians, the TTC is completely free tonight from midnight to 4 am. Go ahead, get drunk and stupid as you ring in the new year, then leave your car and TTC it home. The free ride tonight is unsponsored (if that's even a word). In the past, they've
The National Post has formed the Toronto Transit Civility Commission to help promote TTC etiquette. They've made printable posters that remind riders not to clip their nails, to apply deodorant and that backpacks don't get their own seat. The TTC has a notoriously poor sense of humour, so I doubt
I waffle between loving the TTC and hating the TTC. On any given day you can find me singing the TTC's praises or wondering why a world class city like Toronto is so under served by its public transit system. Here's a nice YouTube video sendup of the infamous TTC
For those Torontonians planning their New Year's Eve festivities, don't forget that the TTC is offering free service from midnight to 4am. I'm pretty sure other transit systems in the GTA have free service as well. GO Transit, for example, is free from 7pm on December 31 until 2:10am
Don't forget Torontonians, the TTC is completely free tonight from midnight to 4 am. Go ahead, get drunk and stupid as you ring in the new year, then leave your car and TTC it home. The free ride tonight is thanks to Liberty Entertainment Group. They've formed a coalition called
I'm a few days late on this one, but "I Get On (the TTC)" is a parody of Young Jeezy and Kanye West's "Put On" by Humber College student Syrus Watson and Centennial College student Randal Medford. It's gone viral in the 416. If you're outside the 416, I suppose
MyTTC.ca wants to make one thing perfectly clear. They are not the TTC, nor are they affiliated, endorsed, or otherwise associated with them. They are a community effort to make using the TTC a better experience for everyone, and they've succeeded. I love their "Plan a Trip" feature. Tell
I once wrote that 'tickets or tokens' is the Toronto equivalent of the 'boxers or briefs' question. Outside of the Metropass crowd there are two types of TTC riders: those who buy paper tickets and those who buy tokens. I still prefer tickets to tokens. I can put paper tickets
Has it really been two years since I complained on this site about how totally crappy the official TTC website was? Here's what I wrote that fine May 2006 morning. Finally, if you want to see how out of touch TTC marketing is in this new age of viral communique,
When my mom told me at about 10am this morning that the TTC was on strike, I didn't believe her. Firstly, it seemed like a pretty good deal, so why would the union reject the offer on the table? Secondly, the TTC union promised 48 hours notice before striking, and
The TTC has agreed to study the feasibility of selling corporate naming rights to subway stations as a way to raise money. The controversial request for a study of practices in other cities came from commissioner Peter Milczyn, who cited an ad from the Middle East city of Dubai inviting
This 1954 footage from the CBC is making the rounds. If you know the TTC subway system, you'll get a kick out of this. Toronto's got itself a subway!