COVID-19: Staying safe on public transit
TTC travel tip 1:
Respect fellow riders
If you’re feeling unwell, stay home. Cough/sneeze into a tissue. We’re in this together.
TTC travel tip 2:
Mask up, properly
Masks are mandatory when travelling on the TTC, with some exceptions. When correctly worn, masks should cover mouth, nose and chin.
TTC travel tip 3:
Keep your hands clean
Sanitize your hands before and immediately after riding transit. You can find hand sanitizer dispensers at the main entrance of all TTC subway stations, inside the paid area. Dispensers are also being installed on streetcars, inside the vehicle near the middle door.
TTC travel tip 4:
We’re monitoring service and adding more vehicles on the busiest routes, according to demand.
TTC travel tip 5:
Plan your trip
Plan your trip to allow for extra travel time, and try to travel off-peak hours. Check ahead for planned subway closures, and use alternate routes.
TTC travel tip :6
Stay on top of the latest COVID-19 information from Toronto Public Health and Public Health Ontario.
In addition to the tips outlined above, it’s also critical to continue to follow the safety and security measures already in place. The following provides you with changes we've made as we adapt to current conditions.
Travelling in a bus
Windows on buses remain unlocked
Open windows on buses
Travelling in a streetcar
Travelling in a Wheel-Trans bus or contracted sedan taxi
Entering a subway station
Seat barriers on buses, streetcars and subways
We have begun removing the remaining restricted seat signs on vehicles, including the ones behind or near the Operator. They are being removed because ridership continues to increase across all modes and we need to increase capacity on our vehicles. TTC staff and customers will still be required to wear masks that cover their nose, mouth and chin when on the TTC and everyone is encouraged to stay home if they feel sick.
You can view real-time bus arrival and occupancy levels by route on TTC.ca to plan ahead before boarding.
Follow advice from Toronto Public Health