TTCThe Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) runs an extensive network of buses, trains, subways, and streetcars throughout the city of Toronto.  By using the TTC we provide our students the flexibility to get to and from school on their schedule and get them there from most regions within the city.  Sharing space with the general public and timetables to keep may seem daunting for some students but we are here to help.  We have advice and suggestions on this site to help those families who may have concerns with sending their children on the TTC.

Transit provides students with a flexible option to get to and from their school, practice facility, or any other place school activities take place.  No longer forced onto a school bus that leaves at set times, transit allows the students to participate in before and after school activities through the flexible schedules offered at the TTC.

  • Know what transit service you require and have a backup plan in the event of delays or cancellations.
  • Respect public and private property and follow driver directions when required.
  • Ensure you have the proper identification/cash/tokens/media fare before heading out to use the TTC.
  • Use the tools available at the TTC to minimize wait times and schedule trips more effectively.

The TTC is one of the safest transit systems in the world. There are a number of safety related initiatives in place to ensure passenger safety. Some of these programs and features include:

  • Toronto Crime Stoppers
  • Transit Enforcement Unit
  • Public Telephones
  • Designated Waiting Areas
  • Intercoms
  • Passenger Assistance Alarms

Students should know something about the operations and safety resources available for each of the types of service available including the bus, streetcar, or subway.  Transit impacts everyone whether you utilize the service or not so it is important that students understand how the system operates and how to travel the system safely.  For new riders please review our ‘Preparing Your Child for Using Public Transit Safely’ brochure.  We’ve also included a link in our ‘Ask the Expects’ section for more specific safety related transit information.

Ask the Experts

Toronto Transit Commission The TTC is responsible for the management and operation of the City’s transit system.  Their website is full of useful information to assist our students in getting to and from school safely via mass transit.

Useful Links

Trip Planner Use the trip planner to plot out which transit vehicle gets you to your planned destination
Mobile TTC Utilize your smartphone to get up to date and relevant TTC information.
Next Bus Next Bus is a cloud-based solution that provides real-time passenger information for the TTC. Find out when the ‘next bus’ arrives!
TTC Safety & Security for information on public telephones, designated waiting areas, intercoms, and passenger assistance alarms
TTC Transit Enforcement Unit TTC Transit Enforcement Unit
Toronto Crime Stoppers Toronto Crime Stoppers
Rocketman TTC App Find out ‘where’s the bus’ is with this smartphone application.