Beginning Sunday, the price to ride the rocket will be going up.
Cash fares to ride the TTC wil be increasing to $3.25, while tokens and Presto fare will be going up by 10 cents. However, Metropasses and Senior/Student fares will stay the same.
The hike was approved in an effort to close the transit agency’s $58.4-million shortfall.
But it’s not all bad news. Also starting Sunday, subway service will begin operation at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m.
The TTC also says it’s responding to complaints about the headache-inducing 501 Queen Streetcar route. Effective Sunday, service will be added during busy off-peak hours in an effort to reduce crowding. Accoding to the TTC’s website, trains will also operate every ten minutes “or better, all day, every day.”
Upcoming changes include the following:
– 5 a.m to 10 p.m.: The route will be temporarily split into two separate sections, operating between Long Branch Loop and Humber Loop, and between Neville Park Loop and Humber Loop. Customers can transfer between the two parts of the route at Humber Loop.
– 10 p.m to 2 a.m.: Some trips will be scheduled to operate through and some will be turned back at Humber Loop.
– 2 p.m to 5 a.m.: 301 QUEEN overnight service will continue to operate as a through service between Neville Park and Long Branch.
– During the morning peak period, three additional through trips will operate eastbound from Long Branch Loop to downtown. These streetcars will depart from Long Branch Loop at 7:19 a.m., 7:29 a.m., and 7:39 a.m.