There's a petition for the TTC to provide overnight subway service in Toronto

Jul 24 2018, 12:56 am

An online petition has launched to call on the TTC to provide overnight subway service in Toronto.

According to, 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.

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.

So for now, let’s just be thankful we have Uber (and its new beacon) in Toronto for those overnight rides… unlike some Canadian cities.

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