Toronto Transit Commission
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a City agency which provides public transit services to approximately 1.7 million daily commuters in Toronto and from surrounding municipalities.
The TTC’s mandate is to establish, operate and maintain the local passenger transportation system in the city of Toronto, which is the largest public transit system in Canada and the third largest in North America.
Public transit services are provided through the TTC’s network of subways, light-rail vehicles, streetcars and buses. The TTC’s Wheel-Trans service provides specialized door-to door transit services for individuals with accessible transportation needs. The TTC also provides parking lots at its subway stations.
The TTC undertakes a range of transit service planning and coordination activities to improve transit services and ensure there is capacity to service ridership growth. Working with Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario, the TTC plans and implements transit expansion projects to improve transit services in Toronto and connections with surrounding municipalities.
Read the TTC’s 2019 Budget for detailed budget information on the TTC’s service activities.
Read the TTC’s latest Annual Report for a comprehensive overview of the TTC’s recent activities and projects.
Toronto Transit Commission was established in 1920 and is continued as a City agency under the City of Toronto Act, 2006. The Act sets out exclusive authorities and certain powers and administrative matters for the TTC.
Toronto Municipal Code, Ch. 279, Toronto Transit Commission sets out budgetary, financial management and policy requirements for the TTC and the appointment of members to the TTC’s Board of Directors. The TTC Board provides oversight in relation to the TTC’s mandate, establishes service and fare levels and approves corporate policies regarding TTC operations and employees, among its other responsibilities
The TTC Board consists of 10 members appointed by City Council. It comprises four public members appointed through the City’s Public Appointments process and six City Council members. City Council appoints the Board Chair from one of the Council members and the Board elects a Vice-Chair from among its public members.
Key Council Decisions
- City Council adopted CC1.1: Recalibrating City Council’s Governance System for 26 Members (December 2018)
Search for City Council decisions about the TTC.