Toronto Transit Commission

Transit Worker Didn't Hesitate To Help Distressed Man On Subway Tracks

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada

The employee was praised for his response to the situation.

White People See A Lesson In Manners. I See A Racist Assault

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

It's getting pretty frustrating having to tell people, especially white people, what racism looks like. As a black woman, it's heartbreaking to see how such incidents are handled and how they are reported and discussed in the media. Most frightening, is the direction in which Canada is going regarding race relations.

John Tory's Misguided Transit Plan Won't Save Toronto

Murtaza Haider | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

Mr. Tory is no transit messiah. In fact, he has been instrumental in ensuring that public transit investments in Toronto are based not on scientific evidence, but on political brinkmanship.

Shoddy Ridership Forecasts Could Waste Billions On Transit

Murtaza Haider | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada
Murtaza Haider

Politicians across Canada trot out transit ridership forecasts that support their favourite projects. In the pretext of following evidence-based decision-making, many equate projections with evidence. They are sadly mistaken.

History Shows UberHop's Transit Competition Will Cost Riders

Murtaza Haider | Posted 12.18.2016 | Canada Business
Murtaza Haider

Transit agencies are able to operate at a loss during low-demand periods because they operate transit at a profit during peak periods. Regulators allow transit monopolies in exchange for the guaranteed service on low-ridership routes, which for-profit transport providers like UberHop are unlikely to consider.

'This Evening I Was Unapologetically Harassed By This TTC Employee'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 08.14.2016 | Canada

The TTC is investigating.

Pedestrian Safety Must Be Part Of The Urban Transit Conversation

Jon Packer | Posted 10.29.2016 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

On the morning of Oct. 28, 2015, 12 pedestrians were struck by cars in the City of Toronto. While some would say it's the result of a wet, grey day, this statistic follows an average of six pedestrians being hit each day, a stunningly high number set to increase as density intensifies and our population ages.

TTC To Sue Bombardier Over Delayed Streetcars

CBC | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Business

"At the end of the day I don't want the money. I want the streetcars."

TTC May Sue Bombardier Over Streetcar Delays

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Business

"The TTC board has lost all faith in Bombardier's public promises and ability to deliver this order."

Why Canada Has Fallen So Far Behind On Public Transit

CBC | Lucas Powers | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada

Inadequate public transit has become as Canadian as maple syrup, and cities are struggling to find affordable solutions. Metro Vancouver took a nove...

Be Kind and Give Your Seat to a Pregnant Woman

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Sadly, in my experience, purposely ignoring pregnant women while riding public transit has become the norm, not the exception. What has happened to humanity? The lack of focus on others, supported by the technological tools to "zone out" or feign ignorance wherever and whenever possible makes this willful blindness not only possible but probable as well.

WATCH: Shocking Brawl Involving Transit Officers Caught On Video

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada

TORONTO - Toronto police began an investigation Wednesday into a violent confrontation between the city's transit enforcement officers and two men aft...

Strange Ooze On Tracks Exposes Transit Vulnerability

CBC Toronto & Montreal | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada

The ooze that poured down onto the TTC tracks on Tuesday may have been contaminated ground water, says TTC CEO Andy Byford. The fluid started poolin...

Strange Liquid Closes Toronto Subway For Hours

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada

Part of Toronto's subway system came to a standstill Tuesday after staff found a mystery liquid leaking into a downtown tunnel. The Yonge-Universit...

WATCH: 'Ghost Bus' Goes For a Ride

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada

OK, so maybe it's not exactly a ghost bus, but a driver was certainly not behind the wheel when a Toronto Transit Commission bus rolled several metres...

TTC Rider Takes Manspreading To A Whole Different Level

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada

What would you even call this? Manspreading? Nerdspreading?

"Man-Spreading" Is All About Ego

Leah Morrigan | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

Is this not what man-spreading is? Puffing up to take up more space and display some form of power and superiority? Why else would a man would choose to sit in on public transit in a way that exposes his most vulnerable body parts, open to potential contact with knees and parcels at the sudden jolt of an expected brake. If I were a man, I would protect my fragile spheres, not make them targets.

Toronto Transit Driver Driver Charged

CBC | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada

A Toronto Transit Commission bus driver has been charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act after a weekend head-on collision with a ...

The TTC Should Only Help Fund Low-Income Riders

Steve Lafleur | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

High quality public transit costs money. Someone needs to pay for it. At the moment, riders are paying a large portion of those costs. The City shouldn't change that. Someone working on Bay Street and living in King West probably doesn't need a free ride. But maybe someone at Jane and Finch needs a break on fares. A surgical approach is preferable to a blunt instrument.

Toronto's Got New Streetcars

CBC | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Business

The TTC's modernized streetcars, which feature a new way to pay fares, will begin operating Sunday morning on the 510 Spadina line. The biggest chan...

Toronto Bus Has A Close Call After Running A Red

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is probing an incident involving a bus after a video showed it running a red light and nearly hitting a woman on ...

5 Reasons Why I Love TTC (and You Should Too)

Hannah Jack | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

I have a serious crush on the TTC. Before we all get our transit passes in a twist I want to remind all of my fellow Torontonians of just a few of the amazing things about the TTC!

Hudak: I'd Build Cross-Town Toronto Subway

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Progressive Conservatives tried to woo coveted Greater Toronto Area voters on Sunday with a transportation plan designed to appeal both ...

Wynne Staying The Course On Transit Funding

CBC | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Politics

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says her minority government will stay the course in its bid to develop new revenue tools to fund public transit, despi...

8 Toronto Transit Officials FIRED

CBC | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Politics

Five TTC enforcement officers have been accused of skipping work and falsifying provincial-offence tickets against homeless people, allegations which ...