PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & MAPS
IN TORONTO &
RECOMMENDATION: To start your normal life in any
city in Canada, one of the first thing to do is to get familiar with
of the province, city and the area where you live. You can buy
in gas stations (pump stations), convenieces,
chain stores and in many
supermarkets (Walmart, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, etc).
Maps are indispensable to find addresses in this
country. In Canadian cities, every street has a specific name, i.e.Yonge
Street. Ofen there may be several streets with the same name (Yonge) but
of a different denomination, such as Avenue, Crescent, Road, Boulevard,
Circle, Drive, Trail, Court, Lane, Grove, Shore, Route, Way, Gate, Path,
Court, Place, Line,Heights, Parway, Circle, Terrace, etc. Thus, Yonge
Street (St) is a different place from Yonge Avenue
(Av) or Yonge Road
Once you are in your new home, you must get a map of the
service in the city where you are living. They are free of charge and can
be obtained in transportation stations.
All the main cities in Ontario have public transportation
services by bus, streetcars or train. There are also some trains connecting
cities, or different points within the same city.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN TORONTO
TTC (Toronto Transit Commission)
is the only company encharged to
offers public transportation services in Toronto. The TTC has the following systems:
Streetcars (electric buses moving on rails)
Subway (underground trains).
To use the
public transportation service, you can pay cash for every ticket. In this
case you should have the exact amount of money to pay, and deposit it in a
transparent box before the driver if you get on the bus in a station, or
before the attendant in the station, if you are to pay in a cash register
machine, to enter the TTC in Toronto.
If you are to
use the public transportation often, it would be a good idea to buy several
tickets (pre-printed cardboard), tokens (special coins to register at the
entrance) or daily / monthly passes. Passes are cards which allow the
passenger to use the transportation system an unlimited number of times for
some days or a whole month.
and monthly passes are purchased in any TTC station or in some specific
information about the TTC use the following link:
NOTE: The most economical way of using the public
transportation system often is purchasing a monthly pass (metro pass),
which allows for using the service as many time as you need, for a fixed
weekly or monthly price.
Commission (TTC) will operate eleven routes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with a total length
of 305.8Km. They are generally located in the downtown near the
waterfront of the lake
of Toronto. Many of
the steel rails of these routes have been there for more than 100 years.
The street cars are moved with electricity and share the streets and
traffic with normal vehicles.
There is a great difference between the public
transportation in Canada
(sometimes just used by a small part of the population) and many
countries, where it is used by most people. Study thoroughly the
organisation of the local transportation system, schedule, itineraries,
routes, etc. to learn to use it correctly and arrive in time when
necessary. Check the itineraries you can take in your area, and make sure
there will be available transportation at the time you need it. Buses,
for example, which will take you to industrial areas where you will most
probably have job interviews, may just work in the first hours in the
morning and then a couple of hours in the afternoon. If you make an
appointment for a job interview in a distant place at a different time
and have no other means of transportation, it will very difficult for you
to get to the place and then lose your job opportunity. Besides, check if
you should pay any additional charges for the area you have to go to
(which applies in Toronto
if you go to the North of Steeles).
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