To celebrate the opening of the TTC’s new Line 1 extension, Mayor John Tory, Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, and Josh Colle, TTC Chair, have announced that tomorrow, Sunday, December 17, the entire TTC network will be free to ride.
The Line 1 extension represents the largest expansion of Toronto’s subway system in nearly four decades. According to the province, the Line 1 Extension/Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) will add an estimated 36 million transit trips, helping ease traffic congestion.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Tory, and Colle in a star-studded official opening to the line.
The new six-station, 8.6-km extension of Line 1 runs from the current terminus at Sheppard West Station through York University and into York Region, ending at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre at Hwy. 7 and Jane Street.
No additional fare will be necessary to ride the subway north of Steeles, outside Toronto city limits. Additional fares will only appliy when changing between the TTC and other transit agencies (like GO Transit, which will also have a cheaper fare starting in the new year).
Enjoy all the free rides you want tomorrow! And in the meantime, catch up on anything you might have missed about the new TTC Line 1 extension here.