TTC gears system for severe winter weather, introducing weather information signage at select bus stops

The TTC is preparing for overnight snowfall and will be ready to safely get those who need to travel to and from their destinations. With up to seven cm of snow forecasted, motorists are encouraged to leave the car at home and take transit.


To further assist customers this winter, TTC has installed new winter weather information signs at select stops along routes where heavy snow and freezing rain are known to impact bus service. The transit agency has identified 56 bus stops where conditions during storms of five cm or more of snow, or five mm or more of freezing rainfall, make it hazardous for buses to operate safely.


Customers at these stops can scan a QR code on the new signs to check if their bus stop is in service. The signs also show the location of the nearest in-service bus stop. This new system is among a comprehensive program of measures by the TTC to ensure uninterrupted service this winter, and to keep customers safe and warm on their journeys.


Other measures to ensure service continuity during winter storms include:


  • Adding extra staff and vehicles.

  • Running overnight storm trains and streetcars to keep the power rail and tracks clear of snow and ice.

  • Storing subway trains in tunnels to avoid potential snow blockages at rail yards.

  • Spraying anti-icing on the entire streetcar overhead network, as well as on the ground at all bus, streetcar, and subway divisions, to ensure our vehicles can operate safely.

  • Adjusting service so express bus routes (except the 900 Airport Express and 927 Highway 27 Express) serve all stops to ensure customers do not have to wait for a local bus.

  • Communicating with the City of Toronto’s transportation team to ensure crews are aware of any issues that may require extra plowing or salting on transit routes.

  • Frequent social media and web updates to keep customers informed.

  • Alerting Wheel-Trans customers when a severe weather advisory is declared and permitting customers to cancel their booked trips without deducting ‘Life Happens’ points.


The TTC is committed to providing a safe and reliable service in the most extreme weather, but operations can be impacted by road conditions.


For more information about the TTCs winter readiness, including a list of bus stops with new Winter Weather Information signs, customers can visit:


Customers are advised to follow @TTCNotices on X or check for updates, and to allow extra travel time in the event of bad weather.

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