TO Transit History - TTC Past

Nov. 12, 2019

"When the Bloor Viaduct was built it was provisioned for a subway beneath the road - That subway wasn't built for 50 years and one set of tunnels has never been used - More pictures and the story at this link: https://hikingthegta.com/2018/06/23/the-bloor-viaduct/" - Steve Cook on Facebook - Nov 12'19

Nov. 12, 2019
hikingthegta.com


Places to hike and things to see in and around the Greater Toronto Area

The Bloor Viaduct

Sunday June 10, 2018

Nov. 14, 2018

The modern TTC (known back then as the Toronto Transportation Commission) launches after a 30-year franchise by the privately-owned Toronto Railway Company (TRC) expired. At the time, Toronto was criss-crossed by streetcars owned by private companies such as the TRC, as well as the city-run Toronto Civic Railways - Nine separate fare systems had to be integrated into a unified TTC system - Over the next 12 years, the TTC added 35 new streetcar routes and extended another 20, while also running 23 routes in the suburbs - thestar.com

Photo - Toronto Transit Commission/thestar.com