The 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
- 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.