What is public transportation like in Toronto?

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Ilona Kauremszky

Like most big cities across North America public transit plays a vital role in moving millions of people each day. 

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) or as locals call it ‘The Rocket’ is quick, convenient and a great alternative to bringing your vehicle into the downtown core.

The metro system runs on a web of lines that includes buses, streetcars, and subways. A single $3 ticket permits you to access the entire TTC network. Just remember if hopping off the TTC for connections it’s important to have a valid TTC ticket transfer. The transfers are still oldie- timey printed on newsprint. You obtain transfers after paying your transit fare either directly from the bus or streetcar driver or from an automated machine inside the subway turnstiles. 

For days of endless commutes, it’s nice to purchase the TTC Day Pass for $10.75 which allows for unlimited one-day travel on the entire system. During special holidays and on weekends, the TTC Day Pass can be used for a family of two adults and up to four children under 19 years of age or even two adults.

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