The Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC, is responsible for providing public transit in the City of Toronto.

Toronto is 622 square kilometres in size, located in the centre of the Greater Toronto Area, and has a population of 2.8 million people.

The TTC serves this area with a grid network of:

  • four subway lines;
  • 11 streetcar routes; and
  • more than 140 bus routes.

Many TTC bus and streetcar routes operate all day, every day. The density of this grid is largely unchanged for 18 operating hours per day, thus providing transit services within a 5 to 7 minute walk of most areas within Toronto.

One of the TTC’s most important features is efficient, convenient, and free transfers between all services and modes: this is critical for a grid-based system that feeds riders from surface vehicles to subways for high-speed trips into the downtown core and throughout the network.

The TTC also operates several bus routes into neighbouring municipalities adjacent to the City of Toronto. Neighbouring transit agencies operate bus routes which connect directly with the TTC subway system or other surface routes.

There are also transfer opportunities between several TTC services and the GO Transit commuter rail services.

For details about the TTC, visit our Operating Statistics page

TTC Operating Statistics contain all the key facts and figures about the transit system's annual performance and achievements in overall service.