This video presents “The Dorothy Ley Hospice Halloween Bed Race 2012”:

  • “Come out on October 21st to Royal York and Bloor for the 4th annual Dorothy Ley Hospice Halloween Bed Race
  • Join us at 10am for a FREE pancake breakfast followed by the first race of the day
  • Don’t miss Mayor Rob Ford, Councillor Doug Ford and their team run!!
  • Team Registration is $100 and we encourage each team to raise $1000
  • Contact the Dorothy Ley Hospice at 416 626 0116 ext 236 for more details or to sign your team up!”

Toronto Road Closures:

  • The Dorothy Ley Hospice Charity Bed Race With Road Closure

    • “Come join us for the 4th Annual Halloween Bed Race on Sunday, October 21, 2012:
    • Teams of up to six members race a hospital bed along Bloor Street in the Kingsway in a bid to win the amazing Pumpkin Trophy
    • All of the funds raised through this event go towards our Residential Program, which provides 24-hour care to more than 125 people a year in a home-like and caring environment
    • Plans are well underway to create a great day of fun and laughter for all members of the family”
    • The day includes:
      • a FREE pancake breakfast
      • races
      • pumpkin carving
      • and so much more
    • Prizes are given to the Bed Race team with the quickest time, the best costume and the best decorated bed
    • New features this year include:
      • prizes for every team entry
      • two tracks on race day — one for youth and one for adults
      • a Pumpkin Carving contest
      • and much, much more
    • Registration is $100 per team
      • Each team is encouraged to raise a minumum of $1,000
      • For every $100 you raise, one second is deducted from your race time increasing your chance of winning the coveted Pumpkin Trophy, held above by last year’s winners, MSCM LLP – Nerds
      • Their goal this year is to have 30 team entries and raise $60,000

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.

The new fleet of Toronto Rocket subway trains is jointly funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto.

The new fleet of Toronto Rocket subway trains is jointly funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto.

TTC New Services 2012-2015

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) predicts to have:

  • carried 514 million riders by the end of this year
  • a projected ridership of 528 million in 2013

Therefore, the TTC has taken the following steps to add extra service to meet the increase in ridership:

  • In September and October, the TTC increased service on 77 subway, streetcar and bus routes:
    • With approximately 50 of these increases during peak times
    • More service will be added in the new year to meet ridership demand
  • The new Toronto Rocket subway trains continue to be pressed into service on the Yonge-University-Spadina line:
    • Adding an additional 10 per cent passenger capacity
    • Also, a new signal system is being installed on the line that will allow for more trains and greater frequency of service, further increasing capacity
  • Customers will begin to see more subway stations added with PRESTO in 2013, with buses and streetcars beginning to be added in 2014
    • In 2014, Toronto’s next generation of streetcars will begin serving TTC customers:
      • The accessible, low-floor streetcars will be more comfortable, spacious and reliable
      • and equipped with air conditioning and the PRESTO smartcard system
      • This video presents “Presto Card-English-Long.mov”:
        • Presto Transit Card Promo

        • By 2015, the PRESTO smartcard will be substantially complete across the entire system, further addressing customer needs:
  • Furthermore, the TTC Customer Information Centre has extended hours of operation – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week:
    • TTC customers, too, will be able to purchase Metropasses starting in November 2012  using debit and credit card payment at 28 stations
      • with all TTC stations offering debit and credit payment capabilities by the end of 2013

Adding More Transit Options:

  • Construction continues on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension from Downsview Station north to York Region
  • Work is also under way on the Metrolinx Light Rapid Transit lines across the city

TTC Contact Info

  • 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

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

October 17, 2012

TTC sets new ridership record

The Toronto Transit Commission has set a new 12 month ridership record. From October 3, 2011 to October 2, 2012, the TTC carried just over 510 million riders. By the end of this year, the TTC expects to have carried 514 million riders, with a projected ridership of 528 million in 2013.

The TTC has taken steps to add extra service to meet the increase in ridership. In September and October, the TTC increased service on 77 subway, streetcar and bus routes, with approximately 50 of these increases during peak times. More service will be added in the new year to meet ridership demand.

In addition, the new Toronto Rocket subway trains continue to be pressed into service on the Yonge-University-Spadina line, adding an additional 10 per cent passenger capacity. As well, a new signal system is being installed on the line that will allow for more trains and greater frequency of service, further increasing capacity.

In 2014, Toronto’s next generation of streetcars will begin serving TTC customers. The accessible, low-floor streetcars will be more comfortable, spacious and reliable, and equipped with air conditioning and the PRESTO smartcard system.

The TTC continues to take steps to improve customer service, as well. The TTC Customer Information Centre has extended hours of operation – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. TTC customers, too, will be able to purchase Metropasses starting in November using debit and credit card payment at 28 stations, with all TTC stations offering debit and credit payment capabilities by the end of 2013. By 2015, the PRESTO smartcard will be substantially complete across the entire system, further addressing customer needs. Customers will begin to see more subway stations added with PRESTO in 2013, with buses and streetcars beginning to be added in 2014.

Construction continues on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension from Downsview Station north to York Region. Work is also under way on the Metrolinx Light Rapid Transit lines across the city, all in the name of adding more transit options for more people in Toronto, as the TTC delivers on its vision of a transit system that makes Toronto proud.

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