Travelling Toronto’s transit line, The TTC ( Toronto, Transit Commission) is very simple for travellers and locals alike for a good exploration of this city. In order to create a fun day travelling, buy yourself a TTC Day Pass which starts from 5:00 a.m. until the next morning day for $10. Each fare is $3.00 for adults, so really all you have to do is use it 4 times and presto, you’ve gotten value for your money!
First thing is first, we call our train line the subway and not the metro! 😛
The good thing about Toronto’s TTC is that you pay one fare which than you can obtain a transfer if you wanted to take a bus, or a streetcar connecting to your final destination. For example taking a bus to the subway, using the subway and taking a bus from another station is considered one fare.
Toronto’s Transit Line is VERY SAFE! Our bus drivers will stop the bus for women after 9:00 p.m. in between stops for you to be safer. We have on the subway, a DWA ( Designated Waiting Area) where the train employee sits in the train car making you feel safer. I have taken the train at 1:00 a.m. and have felt safe! I’m really proud to of our subway system, especially after having travelled in Melbourne’s and NYC’s. Ok, so it’s not as pretty as Athen’s, and Madrid’s, but it’s on time, reliable and safe! I can tell you it’s a lot more simple to figure out than NYC’s! I don’t find Paris’s and Madrid’s complex, it’s just that in Toronto the Train really goes east and west and north and south. LOL
I agree that travelling downtown and exploring the city my foot is a great way to see the city, but you can use the TTC Day pass at least 4 times to get downtown, and quickly jump on and off for when you are tired. Take an old streetcar for a tour to see through Chinatown and along Harbourfront! Take the train to Casa Loma, The Beaches, The Danforth, The Zoon! Even by foot, taking the transit system 4 times will be easy and will help you in discovering more of Toronto!
Have fun exploring Toronto!