Here’s how using the TTC compares to commuting in other major cities around the world

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Liora Ipsum Jan 10, 2017 2:20 pm 462

Does your daily commute account for more than an hour and half of your day?
Do you find yourself transferring at least once during your trip?
Does your final destination require an extra kilometre of walking once you’ve reached the closest TTC stop?

Is this normal?

Gleaned from data from its 50 million users worldwide, transit app Moovit has released its 2016 Public Transit Usage Report, which shows exactly how commuting in Toronto compares to other major metropolises.

See how the daily commutes for Toronto transit users stack up in relation to the rest of the world.

Toronto commuters spend an average of 96 minutes in transit daily

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Torontonians face the LONGEST daily commute times compared to the 14 other cities listed. In comparison to Berlin, which boasts the shortest commute times, Toronto transit users spend an extra 34 minutes traveling to and from work.

34% of Toronto commuters spend two hours or more in transit

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Again, Toronto comes in last on this list with over a third of Torontonians spending two hours or more each day commuting. Compare this to cities like Madrid where only 13% of the population travels two hours or more to work.

Torontonians will wait an average of 14 minutes in the station when commuting

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Similar to cities like Hong Kong and Buenos Aries, Torontonians can expect to wait 14 minutes for the next vehicle at TTC stations.

This puts The 6ix squarely in the middle of the pack, ahead of cities like Los Angeles and Rome where the average wait is 20 minutes, but behind Berlin, Mexico City, Madrid, Paris, London, San Francisco and Singapore where waiting for a train will take up 13 minutes or less each day.

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10% of Toronto commuters will find themselves waiting 20 minutes or more.

73% of Toronto commuters transfer at least once during their daily commute

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According to moovit, almost three-quarters of Toronto transit users will need to board more than one vehicle to get where they’re going. 25% will need to transfer at least twice.

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26% of Toronto commuters walk one kilometre or more during their daily commute

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Don’t expect your TTC fare to get you from door to door. More than a quarter of Toronto transit users will walk more than a kilometre each trip during their daily commutes.

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Liora Ipsum
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