In Toronto, the mode of public transportation is the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission).  It’s a cost-effective way to explore the city, connecting Toronto’s vibrant and unique neighborhoods.  Here’s what you need to know about navigating the TTC like a local.

1) There are three types of transit.  The Subway, Streetcar, and Busses.  Depending on where you are going in the city, you may end up taking all three.  But don’t worry, you won’t have to pay each time.  The one-way fee will get you to wherever you need to go.  Obtain a transfer at the point of entry to be used on the next connecting TTC vehicle.

2)  Depending on how often you plan on using the TTC while you’re in Toronto, there are multiple pass options.  One way, the fee to ride the TTC is $3.25 or one token.  Tokens are available for purchase at most TTC stations.  If you plan on riding the TTC more than twice, you can purchase daily, weekly, or monthly passes.  For more information on TTC passes, visit their website.

3) Worried you may get lost or not know how to find your way? There’s an app for that.  The Transit app will show you which TTC line to take, step by step instructions on how to get to your destination, and when the next vehicle is arriving. 

4)  Manners matter, especially on the TTC.  Always give up your seat to pregnant women, people with disabilities, or the elderly.  Never blast your tunes for everyone to hear.  Your bag can sit in your lap or on the floor, not in the seat next to you.  Wait for passengers to get off the vehicle before you get on. 

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