The TTC has made significant progress in moving towards a 100% accessible transit system since the TTC’s multi-phase Easier Access program began in 1989.

The accessibility of the TTC’s conventional transit services has been improved through numerous initiatives, including elevator construction, designated waiting areas, tactile edges on subway platforms, low-floor accessible buses, and modern subway trains. Wheel-Trans services have been improved with modern vehicles, technological advancements such as online booking, and increased levels of service.

As of 2013, the TTC has:

  • 32 accessible subway stations (46%).
  • 7462 accessible bus and streetcar stops, out of a total of 9438 (79%).
  • 1850+ buses, 250+ Wheel-Trans buses, and 700+ subway cars, all of which are accessible.

The streetcar network, and approximately half of the TTC’s subway stations, are not yet accessible. Plans are in place to make all subway stations and streetcar routes accessible, as described in Ongoing Accessibility Improvements, and shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5: Accessible Conventional Transit Vehicles and Stations, 1995-2025

Accessible Conventional Transit Vehicles and Stations; 1995-2025: Amount of accessible buses in 1995: 0%. Amount of accessible Buses in 2003: 23%. Amount of accessible Buses in 2008: 88%. Amount of accessible Buses in 2014: 100%. Amount of accessible Stations in 1995: 0%. Amount of accessible Stations in 2002: 18%. Amount of accessible Stations in 2009: 40%. Amount of accessible Stations in 2013: 43%. Projected amount of accessible Stations in 2015: 45%. Projected amount of accessible Stations in 2017: 63%. Projected amount of accessible Stations in 2023: 84%. Projected amount of accessible Stations in 2025: 100%. Amount of accessible Streetcars in 1995: 0%. Projected amount of accessible Streetcars in 2014: 2%. Projected amount of accessible Streetcars in 2017: 44%. Projected amount of accessible Streetcars in 2019: 100%.

Note: In-service dates for streetcars and stations are subject to change.

Details on recent improvements and accessibility initiatives in the areas of stations and facilities, vehicles, Wheel-Trans services, and customer service are described below.

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