Toronto Transportation – Toronto Public
You can explore the sprawling city on excellent
and modern public transit system, comprising of subways, streetcars and buses. In fact, Toronto has
third largest public transport system in North America, managed by Toronto Transit Commission
It's safe, sound and simple way to get around
the city. And most of the routes have very regular service and some of downtown routes are operated
round the clock. However,
during rush hour, traffic jamming is very common and causes delay. Unfortunately, it is not new for
For a one-way trip of any length, you have to
pay a single fare (cash or ticket). If your trip involves connecting routes, you can freely
transfer between subway, bus and streetcar to get to your destination.
You may need paper transfer if you are paying
cash or using a single-ride ticket. The paper transfer allows you to board more than one kind of
transport without paying again. Note that if you are using a day pass or weekly pass, you do not
need to show paper transfer.
You can request for the transfer after paying
your fare on a bus or streetcar. And in subway stations you can get one from the automated transfer
machine just inside the entrance after you pay your fare.
Ticket types: (price effective as of
January 3, 2010)
Cash Single fare purchase -
$3: Valid for a one-way trip only. Bus and
streetcar operators do not sell fares or carry change. You need exact cash.
Tickets and tokens -
$2.50: Valid for a one-way trip
Day Pass -
$10: The Day Pass offers you unlimited one-day
travel on all regular TTC services (Any day of the week, valid for one person
only). On Saturday, Sunday and
statutory holiday, a single Day Pass allows unlimited one-day travel for family or group comprising
of 1 adult and up to 5 youths (19 and under) or 2 adults and up to 4 youths (19 and
Weekly Pass -
$36: Good for unlimited travel, from Monday
through to Sunday, for the week shown on front of pass.
Monthly Metropass -
$126: Valid for unlimited travel for the
specific month/year shown on front of pass.