There are no shortage of opinions on whether or not a provincial “upload” of Toronto’s transit system will actually benefit the consumer in terms of the transit system being built faster. To help weed through some of the rhetoric, transportation reporter for the Toronto Star, Ben Spurr, breaks down some of the facts and figures here.
As promised, the TTC are launching their 2 hour unlimited transfers starting this Sunday. In an effort to boost ridership, this plan has been in the works for awhile and transit riders have been looking forward to the cost savings it brings. Get more details by clicking here.
In an unprecedented move by the TTC, it has been announced that the abandoned station at Lower Bay will be used for something other than the filming of a Hollywood blockbuster. The station is getting set to host a music concert in the so-called “ghost” station below the existing Bay subway station as part of Canadian Music Week. Using open-door subway cars as the stage for the entertainers, concert-goers will be treated to an evening of Canadian music performances in a unique setting.
While advanced ticket sales have been sold out, look for more to be available once the headliner has been formally announced. The show is scheduled for May 11, and more information is available on Blogto.
The addition of three new subway stations to the ever-expanding TTC subway lines has brought not just practicality but smart design for commuters along the way. Check out the Vaughn Metropolitan Centre’s curved roof and mirrored ceiling as well as Pioneer Village and Finch West, part of the Toronto York Subway Extension Project. The new designs are a welcome addition to the aging and outdated stations Toronto commuters are all too familiar with. Click here for more.