May 20, 2016
As we continue our work to modernize the TTC, it is important to celebrate the heritage of one of North America’s oldest and best-known transit systems.
The TTC has been careful to preserve many artifacts from its past, including examples ofvehicle types that have graced Toronto’s streets over the years. Some of these vehicles can be found in various locations around Ontario but we have retained a number of old streetcars, each lovingly maintained by our expert employees, that we bring out for Torontonians and visitors to enjoy on public holidays and in the summer months.
Starting this Sunday, and for every Sunday until Labour Day weekend, TTC customers can step back in time on the vintage PCC streetcar (one of an original fleet of 745 so-called “streamliners”), which makes its return to the 509 Harbourfront route. The classic burgundy-and-cream-coloured streetcar can be boarded from about 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sundays only. PCC rides are free of charge.
The PCC car will travel from Union Station to the Fleet Loop, providing a scenic view along Queens Quay West. It makes stops near many tourist destinations on Toronto’s waterfront, such as the Ferry Docks, Toronto Music Garden, HTO Park, York Quay Centre, Stage in the Round, The Power Plant and numerous other attractions.
One day, I would love to see a dedicated transit museum here in Toronto. Until then, take a trip down memory lane on our PCC, a genuine piece of Toronto history.
Take advantage of the of the TTC’s Group Pass. For just $12, the pass provides unlimited travel for a group of up to six people, maximum two adults over 19.
Passes are valid from the date shown on the pass until 5:30 a.m. the next day. You can purchase and use a pass with the TTC’s e-ticketing app, TTCconnect, on your iOS or Android device, or you can buy a pass at any collector booth.
Group Day Passes are ideal for:
- 1 adult and no more than 5 youths 13 to 19 years of age
- 2 adults and no more than 4 youths 13 to 19 years of age
- 2 adults
Children 12 and under ride for free.
Victoria Day – Ashbridges Bay
This Victoria Day (May 23) we will significantly increase service on the 22 Coxwell and 92 Woodbine South routes to help connect you to the fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay. Starting at noon, these routes will run frequently from Coxwell and Woodbine stations to Lake Shore Blvd. Wheel- Trans will be available at Woodbine Loop for customers requiring an accessible connection. TTC Ambassadors will be on site at Coxwell and Woodbine stations to assist customers. Please note that heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic may cause road closures and route diversions in this area. Plan your trip at ttc.ca and follow @TTCnotices on Twitter for the most up-to-date route information.
94 WellesleyThe 94 Wellesley route will divert this Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. due to a crane lift occurring on Wellesley St. between Yonge and Church Sts. The route will divert westbound via Church, Charles, and Yonge Sts., and eastbound via Church, Alexander, and Yonge Sts. You can still board the bus at Wellesley Station during this diversion.
For more photos and information about the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, visit spadina.ttc.ca.
York University Station entrance structure in the heart of the campus
Head on view of TYSSE Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway entrance
View of Pioneer Village subway power substation.
Name: Kevin Reid
Position: Foreperson – Roncevalles Carhouse
Years of Service: 27
I really like working behind the scenes for the TTC and keeping the system running smoothly. My favourite part of my job is getting the streetcars repaired and back into service. The longer a streetcar is in the shop, the longer it’s not helping the public. I always bring my best when I’m working, since my work reflects directly on the TTC. I’ve worked here for 27 years; this place has given me everything I have today. For the lifelong friendships I’ve made and the career I’ve had, I’m very thankful to the TTC.
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