The TTC Operating Statistics publication contains all the key facts and figures about the system’s performance in an annual period and is an invaluable quick reference when talking about the TTC’s achievements in service. The Operating Statistics are compiled by the Corporate Communications Department.

System Quick Facts

Daily Trips (Average Business Day)

  • Revenue Passengers (Fares Collected) ... 1,691,000
  • Revenue Passengers and Transfer Fares ... 3,340,000
  • Of the 174 conventional bus and streetcar routes, 171 make 288 connections with the Subway/Scarborough RT system during the A.M. rush period.
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2019: highest one-day ridership for average business day ... 1,881,993
  • Monday, June 17, 2019: all-time highest one-day ridership during Toronto Raptors NBA Championship Parade ... 2,153,600

Rail Transit Quick Facts (Subway, Light Rapid Transit (Line 3), Streetcar)

Daily Trips (Average Business Day)

  • Revenue Passengers (Fares Collected) … 942,000
  • Revenue Passengers and Transfer Fares … 2,066,000

Busiest Stations (Estimated passenger trips to and from trains daily)

  • Bloor (Yonge-University) … 204,600
  • Yonge (Bloor-Danforth) … 183,500
  •  Union … 143,600
  • St George (Yonge-University) … 130,900
  • St George (Bloor-Danforth) … 128,300
  • Finch … 94,400
  • Kennedy (Bloor-Danforth) … 80,100
  • Sheppard-Yonge (Yonge-University) … 79,700
  • Dundas … 73,100
  • Eglinton … 70,900
  • Number of Stations* … 75
  • Number of Elevators … 117**
    (In service at: Bathurst, Bayview, Bessarion, Bloor-Yonge, Broadview, Coxwell, Davisville, Don Mills, Downsview Park, Dufferin, Dundas West, Eglinton, Eglinton West, Finch, Finch West, Highway 407, Jane, Kennedy, Kipling, Lawrence West, Leslie, Main Street, North York Centre, Ossington, Pape, Pioneer Village, Queen, Royal York, Scarborough Centre, Sheppard West, Sheppard-Yonge, Spadina, St Clair, St Clair West, St George, Osgoode, St Andrew, St Patrick, Queen’s Park, Queens Quay, Union, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Victoria Park, Woodbine, York Mills, York University.)

* Subway interchanges counted once.
** 3 elevators opened at Royal York Station in December 2019.

Conventional System

2019 2018 Increase/(Decrease)
Passenger Trips1 2019 525,470,000 2018 521,403,000  Increase of (4,067)

Number of Routes/Lines

2019 2018 Increase/(Decrease)
Bus Routes 2019 163 2018 159 Increase of (4)
Streetcar Routes 2019 11 2018 10 Increase of (1)
Subway Lines 2019 3 2018 3 Increase of 0
ICTS* (Scarborough RT Line) 2019 1 2018 1 Increase of 0
Total 2019 1782 2018 1732 Increase of (5)

Kilometres of Routes/Lines3

2019 2018 Increase/(Decrease)
Bus Routes 2019 6,866.7 2018 6,685.7 Increase of (181)
Streetcar Routes 2019 354.5 2018 347.4 Increase of (7.1)

Subway/SRT Lengths4

2019 2018 Increase/(Decrease)
Yonge-University 2019 38.4 2018 38.4 Increase of 0
Bloor-Danforth 2019 26.2 2018 26.2 Increase of 0
Sheppard 2019 5.5 2018 5.5 Increase of 0
Scarborough RT 2019 6.4 2018 6.4 Increase of 0

Passengers by Vehicle Mode

Buses 235,391,765
Subway Trains 231,710,270
Streetcars 54,147,243
Scarborough RT Trains 4,220,839
Total 525,470,117
  1. Excludes Wheel-Trans.
  2. Excludes Community Bus (6 routes), Blue Night Network (31 routes) and seasonal service (2 routes).
  3. Includes round trip length of routes and their branches along shared roadways.
  4. Subway/Scarborough RT lengths are given in one-way kilometres.
    * Intermediate Capacity Transit System.

Passenger Vehicle Fleet1

2019 2018 Increase/(Decrease)

Buses (kneeling; lift/ramp; wheelchair positions)

Accessible 12-metre (40-foot) 2019 1,944 2018 1,857 Increase of (87)
Accessible 18.3-metre (60-foot) 2019 152 2018 153 Decrease of (1)
Total 2019 2,096 2018 2,010 Increase of (86)

Streetcars

New Low-Floor Articulated (LFLRV) 2019 198 2018 117 Increase of (81)
Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV) 2019 0 2018 113 Decrease of (113)

Articulated Light Rail Vehicle (ALRV)

2019 0 2018 15 Decrease of (15)
Total 2019 198 2018 245 Decrease of (47)

Subway/RT Cars2

Subway Cars 2019 848 2018 848 Increase of 0
Scarborough RT Cars 2019 28 2018 28 Increase of 0
Total 2019 876 2018 876 Increase of 0

Kilometres Operated3 (In thousands)

Bus 2019 144,060 2018 143,164 Increase of (1,896)
Subway 2019 93,455 2018 92,629 Increase of (826)
Streetcar 2019 11,845 2018 11,385 Increase of (469)
Scarborough RT (ICTS*) 2019 3,500 2018 3,435 Increase of (65)
Total 2019 253,869 2018 250,613 Increase of (3,256)

  1. Includes in-service vehicles only.
  2. All Subway/RT trains are accessible. 368 T-1 subway cars are equipped with 1 multi-purpose area; 480 Toronto Rocket subway cars are equipped with 2 multi-purpose areas.
  3. Includes inside Toronto regular revenue services only.
    * Intermediate Capacity Transit System

- Last date for ALRV in service was September 2, 2019 and last date for CLRV in service was December 29, 2019.

Carrying Capacity (planned number of customers per vehicle)

TTC SRT car
30 seated; 55 maximum (220 for a 4-car train)


36 seated; 51 maximum

TTC CLRV streetcar
46 seated; 74 maximum

ALRV profile
61 seated; 108 maximum


70 seated; 130 maximum

TTC T1 subway car
66 seated; 167 maximum (1,000 for a 6-car train)

TTC Toronto Rocket car
64-68 seated; 180 maximum (1,080 for a 6-car train)

Wheel-Trans

As a division of the TTC, Wheel-Trans is responsible for door-to-door accessible transit service for people with physical functional mobility limitations who have the most difficulty using conventional transit services. Service is provided 24 hours beyond city limits to the airport, and to established boundary transfer points in order to co-ordinate trips with other accessible door-to-door transit services within the Greater Toronto Area.

2019 2018 Increase/(Decrease)
Passenger Trips1 2019 4,096,981 2018 4,100,688 Decrease of (3,707)
Average Daily Trips1 2019 11,225 2018 11,235 Decrease of (10)
Kilometres Operated1 2019 31,676,318 2018 29,148,419 Increase of (2,527,899)
Scheduled Vehicle Service Hours1 2019 1,262,578 2018 1,197,085 Increase of (65,493)
Revenue Vehicles1 2019 3,301 2018 3,425 Decrease of (124)
Number of Active Registrants* 2019 44,353 2018 45,140 Decrease of (787)

Community Bus

Accessible, fixed-route bus service primarily focused on individuals who have some difficulty accessing the conventional transit system. Wheel-Trans registrants and seniors comprise the majority of customers served. However, all individuals are eligible for the service.

2019 2018 Increase/(Decrease)
Passenger Trips 2019 54,275 2018 56,627 Decrease of (2,352)
Average Daily Trips2 2019 208 2018 217 Decrease of (9)
Kilometres Operated 2019 158,708 2018 153,236 Increase of (5,472)
Scheduled Vehicle Service Hours 2019 10,636 2018 10,269 Increase of (367)
Revenue Vehicles 2019 7 2018 7 Increase of 0
Number of Routes 2019 5 2018 5 Increase of 0
1 Includes contract vehicles (includes 266 Wheel-Trans buses; 335 accessible taxis and 2,700 sedan taxis operating during peak hours).
2 Community Bus does not operate on weekends or holidays.
* Customers who have used Wheel-Trans at least once in 2016 (as per Auditor General’s new definition).

Governance

The TTC is responsible for establishing, operating and maintaining a local passenger transportation system within the urban area of the city of Toronto.

The TTC is a City of Toronto board and a body corporate. The TTC is governed by a 10-member Board consisting of both City Councillors and members of the general public.

The Board establishes service and fare levels to ensure that customer demand is met and budgets are balanced. The Board also: approves corporate policies relating to the operations of the TTC and its employees; directs labour and employee relations matters; and provides oversight in relation to the establishment, operation and maintenance of the transit system.

The TTC is responsible for presenting its Board with a balanced budget each year. City Council approves the annual operating subsidy it makes to the TTC. Decisions on fare and service levels are made by the Board.

Board meetings are generally held monthly in public to review policy and operating matters of the TTC. All members of the Board serve at the pleasure of City Council.

Councillors are appointed to the TTC Board by City Council on recommendation of the City of Toronto Striking Committee. Citizen members are appointed to the TTC Board by City Council through the City’s Public Appointments process. The TTC Chair is elected representative appointed by a vote of City Council. The TTC Vice-Chair is a citizen member appointed by a vote of the TTC Board.

Official Opening Dates

  • Yonge Subway (Eglinton to Union): March 30, 1954
  • University Subway (Union to St George): February 28, 1963
  • Bloor-Danforth Subway (Keele to Woodbine): February 25, 1966
  • Bloor-Danforth Subway Extensions to Islington and Warden: May 10, 1968
  • Yonge Subway Extension to York Mills: March 30, 1973
  • Yonge Subway Extension to Finch: March 29, 1974
  • Spadina Subway (St George to Wilson): January 27, 1978
  • Bloor-Danforth Subway Extensions to Kipling and Kennedy: November 21, 1980
  • Scarborough RT: March 22, 1985
  • North York Centre Subway Station: June 18, 1987
  • Harbourfront Light Rail Transit: June 22, 1990
  • Spadina Subway Extension to Downsview: March 31, 1996
  • Spadina Streetcar: July 27, 1997
  • Harbourfront Extension: July 21, 2000
  • Sheppard Subway (Sheppard-Yonge to Don Mills): November 22, 2002
  • York University Busway: November 20, 2009
  • Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (Downsview Park to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre): December 15, 2017