Toronto Transit Commission

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Toronto Transit Commission
Montage of TTC 2.jpg
From top-left, clockwise: A Flexity Outlook streetcar, a CLRV streetcar, an S-series rapid transit train, an Orion bus, wall tile signage at Eglinton station featuring the Toronto Subway typeface, a Wheel-Trans bus, and a Toronto Rocket subway train
OwnerCity of Toronto
LocaleToronto, Mississauga, Vaughan, Markham
Transit typeBus, subway, streetcar
Number of lines149+ bus routes
4 subway lines
10 streetcar routes
Number of stations75 in use
39 under construction
Daily ridership1.69 million weekday passengers[1]
Chief executiveRick Leary[2]
HeadquartersWilliam McBrien Building
1900 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Began operation1921
Number of vehicles1,869 buses, 752 rapid transit cars, 250 streetcars, 214 Wheel-Trans buses[3]
Track gauge4 ft 10 78 in (1,495 mm) Toronto gauge

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) runs the public transport system that has buses, streetcars, subways, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Started in 1954, the TTC has grown to three subway lines and an elevated rapid transit line with a total of 75 stations, as well as 149 surface routes (buses and streetcars). Of these 149 routes 148 make 243 connections with a subway or rapid transit station during weekday rush hours.

The TTC operates the third most used urban public transport system in North America (after the New York City Transit Authority and the Mexico City Metro).[4]

A Wheel-Trans Overland ELF 9777 on a scheduled stop at Dufferin Mall in Toronto, Ontario.

The TTC also runs a door-to-door (they pick people up at home, the shops or work, and take them anywhere they wish to go) system for people with physical disabilities known as Wheel-Trans; about 5,500 trips are made by this service daily. This service costs the same as any other trip on the TTC even though it is door-to-door. The TTC had 11,235 people working for it in 2007.[5]

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  1. "TTC Section One". Archived from the original on April 17, 2021. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  2. "Rick Leary to be next TTC CEO, city's transit chair confirms". CBC News. July 10, 2018. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  3. "TTC Operating Statistics, 2014, Section One". Toronto Transit Commission. Archived from the original on December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  4. Fife, Robert (July 24, 2005). "Toronto transit chief says searches unlikely". CTV News. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2007.
  5. "TTC Operating Statistics" (PDF). TTC. 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2007.

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