The City of Toronto Fair Pass Discount Program Launch – April 4, 2018

Posted on April 5, 2018

Fair Pass Discount Program was approved by Toronto City Council in 2016 as a poverty reduction initiative to make transit more affordable for low income residents. Other initiatives include making transit free for children 12 years of age and under and implementing a universal two-hour transfer.

The Fair Pass Discount Program addresses this gap for the many low income residents who rely on public transit to carry out basic daily activities, attend necessary appointments and benefit from opportunities and resources available to them in this great city.

Details of this program are in the document below.

fair pass launch qa council and dcm

Transit Notice: 501/301 Queen Route – Update

Posted on March 19, 2018

Please see below for more information on updates for 501/301 Queen route service west of Roncesvalles Ave.

Transit notice - 501 Queen update - FINAL - March 2018 - Humber Loop clo...

TTC Stop Changes: Effective February 18, 2018

Posted on February 5, 2018

Beginning on February 18, 2018, TTC is changing vehicle types on the 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton routes from streetcars to buses to maintain service on these routes during the ongoing streetcar shortage. To accommodate buses running on these routes, temporary stop adjustments will be completed in the following locations:

  • Westbound Stop #986 Dundas St W at Morrow Avenue is being split between routes
    • 505 Dundas will serve a relocated westbound stop on Dundas St W at Howard Park Ave closer to the intersection
    • 506 Carlton will serve a new westbound stop on Howard Park Ave, immediately south-west of Dundas St W
  • The northbound stop on Dundas St W at Bloor St W is being converted to a “drop-off only” stop
  • High Park Loop will no longer be served. Buses are unable to operate in High Park Loop and are being redirected to High Park Station
  • Eastbound Dundas St W at Howard Park Avenue is being adjusted and will be located approximately 15 metres west of the current location
155-157 Cowan

 

WB Dundas at Morrow

Transit day of action on January 30, 2018

Posted on January 15, 2018

Are you sick of being sardined?

Join transit day of action on Tuesday, January 30.

We’re calling on John Tory and City Council to fund 2-hour fares, better TTC service to fix overcrowding, and the promised low-income Fair Pass in the 2018 City Budget.

This is a crucial time to take action for better transit, before Council votes on Feb. 12 and 13 on the last budget before the election.

Join TTCriders as we hand out flyers and talk to thousands of transit riders impacted by overcrowding, unreliable service, and unaffordable fares.

Can you help us reach more riders? 

  • Sign up to join a January 30 canvass near you or start your own.
  • Join our phone bank on January 23 to mobilize riders for the transit day of action.
  • Send a message to your councillor asking them to fairly fund the TTC.

There are 1.8 million transit riders in Toronto. Let’s work together to win better transit.

Shelagh Pizey-Allen – TTCriders

New SmartTrack/GO Stations Public Consultations

Posted on September 28, 2017

The City, Metrolinx, and TTC are working together to bring more transit to communities across the City. In October, we will be hosting public meetings to provide information about the new SmartTrack/GO stations being planned in Toronto and to get your feedback.

The new SmartTrack/GO stations build upon Metrolinx’s Regional Express Rail program, which includes increased service on five of the existing GO rail corridors.

Within Toronto, six new SmartTrack stations are planned for the Stouffville/Lakeshore East and Kitchener corridors and two new GO stations are planned for the Barrie corridor.

The City and Metrolinx will be undertaking a Transit Project Assessment Process under Ontario Regulation 231/08 to assess the potential environmental effects of the new stations. At this round of public consultation we will provide an update on project progress and an overview of planned environmental studies and concept schematics. We will be seeking your input on the proposed concept plans and key elements of the project.

Tuesday, October 10
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation begins at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 11
Riverdale Collegiate Institute
1094 Gerrard Street East
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation begins at 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 12
Bloor Street Collegiate Institute
1141 Bloor Street West
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation begins at 7:00 pm

Information on all the new stations will be available at each meeting, so you can choose the location most convenient for you.

For more information, and to submit online comments, please visit www.smartrack.to and www.metrolinx.com/newstations.

Fare Gate Construction – Dundas West Station

Posted on September 5, 2017

As part of the TTC’s continuing modernization efforts, the turnstiles at Dundas West Station will be replaced with new paddle-style fare gates.

Construction is scheduled to start on Sept 7 and will last until the end of November to complete. The collector booth and fare line into the station will be closed as of Sept. 8. Customers will be unable to purchase TTC fares from the collector booth at the station until the end of November. A temporary entrance into the station will be set up through the bus bay where a station collector will be available to collect fares.

Customers can access the TTC Pass Vending Machine inside the entrance to the station to purchase a Metropass.

A PRESTO card reader will be available beside the station collector during the construction. To purchase a PRESTO card visit the Gateway Newstand in Dundas West Station or visit prestocard.ca.

To learn more about PRESTO visit ttc.ca/presto.

Temporary Parking Restrictions for Subway Closure on Line 2, July 15/16

Posted on July 4, 2017

On July 15/16, Line 2 will be closed between Jane and Ossington stations for scheduled maintenance work. A shuttle bus will operate on Bloor Street between the two stations. This particular closure is the only one scheduled for Line 2 this year. For a complete schedule, please see: http://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp.

To effectively and safely move our thousands of customers and to keep roads moving generally for all, the TTC is planning parking restrictions on Bloor Street between Jane and Ossington from approximately Saturday 3:30 a.m. to Monday 12:01 a.m. In Ward 14 in particular, the parking restrictions would be from Keele to Dundas West. TTC recognizes the importance of on-street parking for BIAs/businesses, but temporarily restricting parking is vital to provide transit reliability during this closure. See attached image for clarification.

Keele to Dundas West Stations Preliminary Track Work

Posted on June 28, 2017

Preliminary/essential track related work between Keele and Dundas West stations is required in advance of an upcoming subway weekend closure on Line 2 between Keele and Ossington (July 15/16).

On the weekend of July 15/16 subway service will be suspended on Line 2 between Keele and Ossington stations in order to carry out a variety of work. This will include rail and wood-tie replacement in the open-air section between Keele and Dundas West stations.

Prior to the subway weekend closure some preparation work is required – starting June 28

To ensure that the rail and wood-tie replacement work can be completed during the scheduled weekend closure, preliminary work is required. Starting June 28 after regular subway service ends, track crews will begin removing ballast/stones along a section of track between Keele and Dundas West stations. This activity will occur nightly leading up to the weekend closure.

A notice will be issued in this same area prior to the July 15/16 weekend.

Preliminary night work - Keele to Dundas West - Line 2 closure

 

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