Post Tagged with: "TTC"

Ryerson joins Toronto universities in U-Pass campaign

Ryerson joins Toronto universities in U-Pass campaign

For the first time in a decade, Toronto students are seeking a new post-secondary Metropass deal. Student unions at University of Toronto, Ryerson, OCAD University and George Brown College are campaigning for a transit “U-Pass,” which would be paid for in ancillary fees every semester. The pass, if implemented, would be cheaper than the current post-secondary Metropass that the TTC […]

by Iris Robin· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, students
TTC shifts to Presto in 2017

TTC shifts to Presto in 2017

The changes If you rely on public transportation to get around the city, get ready for some changes in the new year. The Toronto Transit Commission is changing its traditional fare media from tickets, tokens and metro passes to just one method of payment: the Presto card. The Presto rollout in Toronto comes after the card became popular on the […]

by Daniela Olariu· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Travel
As many as five to six per cent of card readers aren't working across the TTC system at any given time. (Kevin John Siazon)

More Presto, more problems

Presto card-holders across the city are frustrated. Again. The Toronto Star reported that an audit conducted by the TTC last week revealed that as much as five to six per cent of Presto card readers within the system aren’t working at any given time. The card reader malfunction isn’t the first challenge the TTC has faced since rolling out the […]

by Brittany Spencer· · News
Courtesy of ViaAmtrakGuy via Wikimedia Commons

TTC trains too hot to handle

During this summer’s ridiculous heat wave, you probably rode on a stuffy, non-air-conditioned TTC subway train at least once. For any Bloor-Danforth line commuter, there’s nothing worse than walking through a muggy, packed station, only to board a subway train with air so thick you can barely breathe. It’s the moment in your day when your mood takes an instant […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Opinion, students
The TTC experienced massive days this morning due to a power outage. (Erin Hesselink/Ryersonian Staff)

TTC commute a mess due to fire and multiple delays

Massive power outage causes commuter chaos

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Before the Gardens, there was George Bell

Before the Gardens, there was George Bell

Fifth-year Rams hockey players not so fondly remember their old playing facility.

by Joshua Beneteau· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Rye grad, OCAD students help make Uber accessible

Rye grad, OCAD students help make Uber accessible

AccessNow’s Maayan Ziv and the Inclusive Design Research Centre students at OCAD enlightened Uber on challenges faced by people with disabilities.

RyersonianTV: November 24, 2015 – TTC fare to increase again, Russian military aircraft shot down near Syrian border, refugee rally at Yonge-Dundas Square

RyersonianTV: November 24, 2015 – TTC fare to increase again, Russian military aircraft shot down near Syrian border, refugee rally at Yonge-Dundas Square

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV: November 20, 2015 – Trans Remembrance Day at Ryerson, food cost increased, exclusive wind tunnel at Kerr Hall

RyersonianTV: November 20, 2015 – Trans Remembrance Day at Ryerson, food cost increased, exclusive wind tunnel at Kerr Hall

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
An ad accused of being insensitive to a homeless man's death in frigid temperatures last January, which appeared on the  bus shelter where he died. (Al Donato/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson homeless advocate denounces TTC shelter ad, leads to city intervention

Street nurse Cathy Crowe will be part of new campaign to educate public on what to do when a homeless person needs shelter

by Al Donato· · Off Campus
RyersonianTV: October 29, 2015 – Rob Ford cancer relapse, TTC sues over late streetcars, Raptors win home opener

RyersonianTV: October 29, 2015 – Rob Ford cancer relapse, TTC sues over late streetcars, Raptors win home opener

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
A file photo from a TTC subway station. (Courtesy of Ryersonian Staff)

Students petition TTC to drop student ID card

More than 6,500 students across the GTA have signed a petition to urge the TTC to drop the post-­secondary student ID card. Jordana Schiralli, a third -year psychology student at the University of Toronto, started the online petition on Feb. 24 after she was kicked off a bus for not showing the card. “I was forced to go back into […]

by Deepika Shewaramani· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode One: St. James Town

VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode One: St. James Town

After living near the intersection of Richmond and Sherbourne streets for most of last year, third-year chemical engineering student Richard Tek moved into the heart of St. James Town a little over a month ago. The easier commute and lower rent are two of the reasons why. “My commute is pretty convenient,” Tek says. “I live right beside Sherbourne station so […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Top stories, Videos, Web Series
The Viva bus — Richmond Hill's somewhat efficient bus system. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

A compilation of everything that has gone wrong while riding the TTC

When you commute in this city, almost every day presents a fresh version of hell. Trekking from home to school and back again means having to navigate pretty much every obstacle the public transit experience can throw at you. The best part is it’s never —EVER — anything you can really prepare for. So you just go along with it, giving […]

by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues· · Opinion, Voices
You could also rent out an entire streetcar. We guess. Try it!

TTC makes 38 promises to transit riders

The TTC released its third annual customer charter Friday listing  38 promises to its riders. The charter outlined what the TTC plans on doing to improve the transit experience throughout the year, with specific goals scheduled during each quarter. There are six main areas of focus: response to needs, accessibility, cleanliness, information, modernization and renewal. Many of the commitments centred on being more reliable and […]

by Melissa Wronzberg· · News
Spadina station with accessible gates. 
(Courtesy Steve Chou Photos)

Metrolinx and TTC work to make accessibility gates Presto friendly

Metrolinx and the TTC are in the process of developing technology to make the Presto payment devices work with the accessibility gate in Toronto subway stations. Brian Drew, a senior policy advisor assigned to Presto by the province of Ontario, lead the round table discussion at the Metrolinx annual accessibility public meeting. This year’s meeting at Metro Hall on Nov. […]

A TTC map, outlining the progression of Presto installations from 2009 to the projected installations in 2014.

TTC: Slaves to the politicians – not the people

  Subways, folks. Subways, subways, subways. The last four years, Mayor Rob Ford has had a clear goal – the expansion of the TTC network by bringing subways to Scarborough and beyond. Many say it’s been a disaster. “Why was it a disaster? Because we do not have sufficient operational autonomy on part of TTC. If they were autonomous to a […]

EDITORIAL: Documenting incidents and shaming abusers go hand-in-hand

EDITORIAL: Documenting incidents and shaming abusers go hand-in-hand

Torontorians are shaming the “leprechaun” after a video of him confronting another TTC bus passenger went viral. The unidentified man — dubbed a leprechaun for his green shirt, bowler hat and beard — allegedly insulted and assaulted commuter Brenda Davie after she asked him to remove his bag from an empty seat so she could sit. Davie posted the incident […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Passengers exit the subway during morning rush hour on the TTC. (Alexa Huffman / Ryersonian Staff/ Winter 2014)

Interactive: Best in Canada?

The past week brought surprising news to TTC riders. It wasn’t the signal problems or the delays caused by snow; it was a new ranking of transit in Canadian cities that put Toronto in the top spot. The rankings were done by the Seattle-based company, Walk Score, whose website helps people find places to live based on “walkability”. This includes […]

by Alexa Huffman· · Editorial, Opinion
New numbered signs have popped up at Yonge-Bloor station as part of a pilot project. (Kelly McDowell/The Ryersonian)

TTC tries out new numbered signs in pilot project

“We’re experiencing a delay southbound on Line 1,” a TTC worker said over the intercom Monday morning at Bloor-Yonge station. Numbered subway lines made their first appearance on signage, too, in hopes of creating an-easier-to-navigate system for TTC customers. Ian Dickson, the lead behind the pilot project, said he is proud his two-year effort is finally coming to life. “It’s […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus
Webcast: Q-and-A with TTC’s Ian Dickson

Webcast: Q-and-A with TTC’s Ian Dickson

by Christina Dun· · RyersonianTV, Webcasts
Increasing complaints in this year’s ombudsman’s report

Increasing complaints in this year’s ombudsman’s report

Complaints from Toronto residents are increasing in number and severity, according to Ombudsman Fiona Crean’s 2013 annual report, which was released today. There were 1,827 complaints made in 2013, 28 per cent higher compared to 2012. About 70 per cent of the complaints indicated residents’ frustration with receiving inadequate information and a lack of proper communication from city staff. Many […]

by Jayna Rana· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
TTC time-based transfer proposal reaches next step

TTC time-based transfer proposal reaches next step

By: Jason St. Jacques, Hillary MacDonald, Christina Ciddio  The Toronto Transit Commission is proposing to replace the current one-way, single-use transfer system with an alternate time-based travel plan. The proposed transfer method will allow passengers to travel in multiple directions on one ticket for a fixed period of time – likely two hours. A preliminary trial of this newly proposed […]

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 10

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 10

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.   Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Rob Ford’s latest video antics Terrorist threats in Sochi Quebec seniors home fire New TTC plan The […]

by Amanda Soufi· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 9

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 9

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Mayor Ford stripped of some of his powers at rowdy council meeting Trudeaumania at Ryerson residence cafeteria […]

Ryerson students swimming upstream against TTC fare hikes

Ryerson students swimming upstream against TTC fare hikes

There was something fishy at Yonge-Dundas Square Wednesday afternoon. Thirteen Ryerson students dressed up as sardines and gathered outside Dundas subway station to raise awareness to improve public transportation in the city. Meanwhile, the TTC approved a five-cent fare increase Wednesday afternoon, which will take the price of a single adult token to $2.70 from $2.65, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Cash fare will […]

by Sydney Poulos· · News, On Campus, Top stories, Videos
Girls’ guide to surviving the hockey season

Girls’ guide to surviving the hockey season

Ladies, I know some of you are as crazy about hockey as your significant others, if not more so. But if you’re like me, the sound of those skates on the ice is like nails on a chalkboard. If you’re part of this sisterhood of women attached to men who, in late September, turn into jersey-wearing, beer-chugging, hockey-obsessed bros with […]

by Lauren S. Murphy· · Hockey, Sports
TTC on track for Wi-Fi

TTC on track for Wi-Fi

St. George and Bloor-Yonge stations should have Wi-Fi by December, the TTC confirmed Thursday. Spokesperson Brad Ross confirmed Wi-Fi and cell phone service will be available on the platforms and within the station, but there are no plans to have it available on the trains. “Will do a bit of testing around this to make sure it’s meeting all of […]

by Kim Magi· · News, Off Campus