I was pleased to be at Joyce Public School in Ward 15 this morning to announce a historic investment in our transit system. Among the many service improvements included in the proposed budget, the students and teachers at the school were most happy to hear that children under 12 would ride for free.
Mayor John Tory and Councillor Josh Colle surrounded by excited Joyce PS students
Photo courtesy of School Trustee, Jennifer Arp
To help balance the TTC budget, City Council will be asked to increase the amount dedicated to the TTC. Effective March 1, as well, a 10-cent fare increase will apply to all TTC fares except for the cash fare, investing more to pay for new and expanded services.
These new investments will provide the following enhanced services to Toronto commuters:
We are working to make transit more affordable for families and deliver the services that riders need. If approved, this significant investment in the TTC will have a noticeable impact for TTC riders and get our city moving. (Read full TTC press release here).