An online petition has launched to call on the TTC to provide overnight subway service in Toronto.
According to overnightsubway.com, the petition is asking the TTC to implement a one year pilot for the service, similar to cities like Chicago and New York.
“Toronto is a world-class city,” reads the petition website. “Other world-class cities like Chicago and New York already provide overnight subway service.”
As for who’s behind the petition, the website states that it is a number of East Yorkers who have formed the East York Transportation Alliance.
The Alliance thinks “it’s time for Toronto to follow suit and provide better transit for people who work all hours of the day and night.”
Community activist Justin Van Dette tweeted about the petition, which he said he has started, saying that over 200 people have already signed it.
Over 200 people have already signed my online petition calling on the the TTC to provide overnight subway service as a 1-year pilot. Add your voice today – https://t.co/n2qA8UGIGE
— Justin Van Dette (@justinvandette) July 22, 2018
But the TTC says this isn’t new, and it is “something that comes up from time to time,” according to spokesperson Stuart Green.
“It’s impractical as it would eliminate our ability to do essential overnight maintenance work,” he said.