TTC subway service will start at 8 a.m. on Sundays beginning Jan. 3, one hour earlier than the current 9 a.m. Sunday opening.
The TTC Board voted for earlier Sunday service at its November meeting. In a Nov. 4, 2015, letter to the Board, Mayor John Tory and Chair Josh Colle wrote:
“As a vibrant and growing city, Toronto does not conform to a traditional Monday to Friday schedule … Our businesses are open, our cultural centres are operating and the engines of our economy remain in motion. The people of Toronto should be able to move around this city with ease — seven days a week — and the TTC plays an instrumental role in providing this mobility.”
Early Sunday openings are the latest service improvement to be introduced in recent months, following this year’s expansion of overnight service and all-day, every-day service across the city, implementation of ten-minute-or-better service and reduced off-peak crowding on bus and streetcar routes.
Building on the City’s unprecedented $95 million investment in public transit in 2015, next year’s budget includes new service initiatives that will continue to make immediate improvements to public transit for Torontonians:
• Bus service reliability improvements
• Streetcar service reliability improvements
• New and enhanced express bus service