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Toronto Transit Commission
TTC Orion V Bus 6722.jpg
A Toronto bus showing the TTC logo
Agency overview
Formed 1954
Preceding agency
  • Toronto Transportation Commission
Jurisdiction Toronto (also operates routes in Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Mississauga)
Headquarters Toronto
Employees 11,235
Agency executives
  • Gary Webster, General Manager
  • Adam Giambrone, Chairperson

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) runs the public transport system that has buses, streetcars, subways, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Started in 1954, the TTC has grown to three subway lines and an elevated rapid transit line with a total of 69 stations, as well as 149 surface routes (buses and streetcars). Of these 149 routes 148 make 243 connections with a subway or rapid transit station during weekday rush hours.

The TTC operates the third most used urban public transport system in North America (after the New York City Transit Authority and the Mexico City Metro).

Ttc wheel trans in Scarborough at the YMCA
A Wheel-Trans Overland ELF 9777 on a scheduled stop at Dufferin Mall in Toronto, Ontario.

The TTC also runs a door-to-door (they pick people up at home, the shops or work, and take them anywhere they wish to go) system for people with physical disabilities known as Wheel-Trans; about 5,500 trips are made by this service daily. This service costs the same as any other trip on the TTC even though it is door-to-door. The TTC had 11,235 people working for it in 2007.

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