Public Transportation in Toronto

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For visitors and residents of Toronto, public transportation can be the most cost-effective mode of transportation. A single subway, bus, or streetcar fare costs less than $4.00. Children under the age of 12 ride for free, allowing families to save even more money. There are many options that you can take during your travel to Toronto. Here we have listed the easiest ways to get around in the city.

Subway

The subway is your best bet if you're in a hurry. However, it lacks the variety of above-ground transportation. There are two primary lines: The Yellow Line and the Blue Line. The Yellow Line travels north to south, starting at northern Yonge Street and ending at Union Station. The Green Line goes from Etobicoke to Scarborough, commencing near the Etobicoke district and passing through Central Toronto. The Scarborough Line branches off the Green Line, and the Sheppard Line, with only five stops, serves a tiny section of northern Toronto.

Buses and Streetcars

Buses and streetcars operate where the subway does not. To ride, you'll need a token or a pass. Most streetcars run 24 hours a day, while buses run from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Toronto bus ticket price depends on how you pay. There are the cash and Presto card options. Buying in cash costs 3.25$, whereas, with a Presto card, it is $3.20 for adults.

Cycling

Bike Share Toronto is a city-run bike-share service that allows you to explore Toronto's areas by bike. It's easy to find a bike and get going with approximately 3,000 bikes and nearly 300 stations. A day pass is $7 and includes the first 30 minutes of each ride.

Ferry

Ferries are the only way to get to and from the Toronto Islands. The ferry system runs from downtown Toronto's Jack Layton Ferry Terminal to Hanlan's Point, Centre Island, and Ward's Island. Adult tickets are CA$7.71 (about $6), and children 14 and under are CA$3.72 (around $2.85).

Paratransit bus

People with disabilities who cannot use conventional modes of public transportation can use paratransit bus services. Registered riders can plan trips and be picked up at their preferred location. These services are not always available in all parts of the city and the surroundings. A transfer may be required, resulting in delays and lengthy wait times. Some Toronto suburbs have their paratransit system to provide mobility in places where services are limited.

 

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