You’re Invited: Free Rides on TTC’s Vintage Streetcar + TTC Service Changes Effective Mar.30, 2014

This video presents ‘Toronto TTC PCC Streetcars 75th Anniversary Fan Trip by Toronto Transportation Society.”

  • On October 6, 2013, a transit enthusiast group known as the Toronto Transportation Society, ran a fan trip using TTC PCC streetcar 4500.
  • The fan trip was to commemorate the 75th Anniversary since the introduction of the PCC streetcar in Toronto.

 TTC PCC streetcar 4500 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
TTC PCC streetcar 4500 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is thanking residents and businesses for their patience during the Kingston Rd. streetcar track construction last year by giving people FREE rides on their vintage PCC streetcar along Kingston Rd. on Sunday, March 30 from noon to 4 p.m. between Woodbine Loop and Bingham Loop (from Kingston Rd. eastbound, all streetcars turn onto Victoria Park Ave. northbound, turn west to enter this loop, and exit onto Bingham southbound to return to Kingston Rd. westbound).

  • President’s Conference Committee streetcars, better known to Torontonians as the PCCs or Red Rockets.
  • PCCs were a popular sight in Toronto from 1938 to 1995.
    • At one time, Toronto owned the largest fleet of PCCs in the world – 745 cars.
    • Two cars remain in the TTC fleet and are available for charters.

TTC Service Changes

Also, adjustments to TTC routes and schedules are effective Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Contact Info

  • Information on fares, routes, schedules and service.
    • 416-393-4636 (INFO)

    • Recorded information available 24 hours daily.

    • Operator-assisted service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, except statutory holidays.

    • TTY Hearing Impaired Service, 416-481-2523, Daily, 8:00am-6:00pm; except statutory holidays.

  • Main Switchboard
    • 416-393-4000

    • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

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You’re Invited: Toronto Events Sept.13-Dec.29, 2013 + Toronto & TTC Alerts

Here are some celebratory events as well as green events in Toronto,  Ontario, Canada.

  • Most are FREE events.

Wychwood Barns Community Association (WBCA)

Presents

THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ST. CLAIR STREETCAR AND WYCHWOOD CARHOUSE

A CELEBRATION OF HERITAGE, ARTS AND THE COMMUNITY

FREE Admission

September 13 – 21

Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
, Toronto

Contact Info: Ruth Butler at volunteerwbca@gmail.com

www.atthebarns.org

St Clair Streetcar Line Centennial Celebration includes the following FREE events.

  • Historic Exhibit – Our Past Is Our Present: September 14 – 15.
    • Enjoy an exhibit drawing on rarely seen archival images and contemporary photographs that portray the changing identity of St. Clair over the past 100 years.
    • Where: Barn #2, Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • September 14 — 9am – 5pm
    • September 15 — 11am – 5pm.
  • Tour the Historic Peter Witt Streetcar: September 15, noon – 4pm.
  • TTC Advertising Exhibit – A Sign of the Times: Exhibit continues to September 21.
    • Where: Community Gallery, Artscape Wychwood Barns.
    • Journey through time while viewing TTC advertisements and other artefacts that reflect the impact of world events on our city, our social norms and our values over the past seventy years.

    Friday, September 13 — 5pm – 9pm

    Saturday, September 14 — 9am – 5pm

    Sunday, September 15 — 11am – 5pm

    Wednesday, September 18 to Friday, September 20 — 5pm – 9pm

    Saturday, September 21 — 9am – 2pm

  • “St. Clair West: The Growth of a Streetcar Suburb” Walking Tour: September 15, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Donations are encouraged.
    • Visit some of the area’s sites of historic and architectural significance, including the Wychwood Car Barns, streetcar maintenance buildings which now house a lively arts and community centre.
    • Tour Leaders are Diana Sernick and Sheryl Mitchell, Wychwood Barns Community Association.
    • Length: Approx. 2 hours.
    • Focus: Historical, architectural.

  • Silent Film at Wychwood Theatre: September 14, 2:30 pm and September 15, 4 pm
    • Where: Wychwood Theatre, Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • In honour of the Centennial, Silent Sundays @ the Revue Cinema brings a silent film (featuring streetcars of course!) to the Wychwood Theatre featuring live accompaniment by musicians William O’Meara and Tania Gill.
    • Please click here for more info about this silent film.
  • ST. CLAIR WEST “ROCKIN’ THE ROCKET” SIDEWALK SALE + CELEBRATIONS: September 14 – 15, noon – 5pm
    • Stroll along St. Clair Ave. W. from Bathurst St. to Dufferin St. and enjoy live music, characters in period costume, window displays, commemorative food & drink, and more.
    • Hosted by the area’s three Business Improvement Associations.

Re-Branded Exhibit

FREE Admission

September 13 – 18, 2013

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Opening Reception: Friday September 13th 7-11pm

Project Gallery
1109 Queen Street East
Queen Street East and Caroline Avenue
Map to this event

Website: www.projectgallerytoronto.com
Email: info@projectgallerytoronto.com
Phone: 416-315-1192

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TTC: No Subway Between Certain Stations May 4, Public Forum on Accessible Transit May 9, Transit Talk May 15, 2013

TTC's image: University-Spadina subway line
TTC’s image: University-Spadina subway line

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in Ontario, Canada, announced the following three main TTC events in May :

TTC Alert: Closure of University Portion of Subway on Four Weekends in March 2013 and Other News

This video presents “University subway closures – March 2013”:

  • The TTC is closing the University subway line from Union to St. George stations on March 2-3, 10, 17 and 23-24 to upgrade its aging signal system
  • During the closures, there are several transit alternatives available to customers to help them get around the city

TTC's image: subway on platform
TTC’s image: subway on platform

March is the Toronto Transit Commission‘s (TTC’s) month to conduct major re-signalling work on the University portion (St George to Union stations) of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line over all four weekends in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

  • As a major state-of-good-repair project, the re-signalling modernizes the TTC signals, relays, wiring and cabling equipment
    • to ensure it can continue to deliver safe, reliable service to its 1.7 million daily customers

The work is scheduled to take place on the following weekend dates:

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