May 7, 2009

The TTC is bringing back a bit of Toronto’s history each Sunday from May 10 to September 6. The President’s Conference Committee streetcars, better known to Torontonians as the PCCs or Red Rockets, will operate each Sunday on the 509 Harbourfront route from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., subject to availability. Regular TTC fares apply.

The 509 Harbourfront route operates from Union Station to the Exhibition Place, providing service along Queens Quay to many tourist destinations such as the Ferry Docks, Harbourfront and the Canadian National Exhibition.

PCCs were the backbone of the TTC surface fleet for many decades, and were a popular sight in Toronto from 1938 to 1995. At one time, Toronto owned the largest fleet of PCCs in the world - 745 cars. Two cars remain in the TTC fleet and are available for charters.

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