Getting Around Toronto

Anyone visiting Toronto should become familiar with the city's public transportation operator, the Toronto Transit Commission. Canada's capital has the most advanced public transit network thanks to the TTC.

The TTC Subway and RT system includes four lines that can be used to navigate all districts of Toronto. Identified by a yellow color code, The Yonge-University-Spadina line (YUS) makes 32 stops in a loop that runs in a north-south direction through central Toronto. Having a green color code, The Bloor-Danforth subway line runs in a east-west direction and makes 31 total stops. Transfers between the Yonge-University-Spadina line and the Bloor-Danforth line can be made at busy downtown stations such as Bloor-Yonge, St. George, and Spadina.

The Scarborough RT line makes only six stops, and it connects Downtown Toronto with the McCowan Station in the Scarborough district, which is an eastern part of Toronto. Making only five stops, The Sheppard Line is the shortest line in the TTC Subway and RT network. The Sheppard Line runs between the Sheppard-Yonge Station in Downtown Toronto and the Don Mills Station near Fairview Mall, one of the largest shopping centres in Toronto.

The TTC operates 11 streetcar lines that make navigating Downtown Toronto extremely convenient and affordable. Streetcar routes such as 501 Queen and 505 Dundas provide great access to many of Downtown Toronto's attractions. With a fleet of more than 240 streetcars, tourists can explore Toronto on this service between early morning and midnight.

With more than 140 total routes, the TTC offers an extensive bus network that circulates throughout Toronto and extends to nearby communities. Tourists can easily spot the fleet of more than 1800 TTC buses, many of which stop along almost every block in Downtown Toronto.

Visitors can also take advantage of the GO Transit public transportation services. GO Transit operates seven commuter rail lines that link Toronto with communities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area of Ontario. Additionally, GO Transit also operates bus services that connect to the system's commuter rail infrastructure. Other long distance rail options in Toronto are available at the downtown Union Station, which is served by Amtrak, Via Rail, and Ontario Northland.

The Toronto Pearson International Airport serves as a major gateway into Canada's capital city. More than 40 airlines link YYZ Airport to over 150 destinations around the world. The airport has six car rental companies and plenty of other taxis and limousine services. The LINK train connects all three terminals at the YYZ Airport. The TTC and Go Transit provide bus services at the airport.