Improving Transit

The City of Toronto and TTC have ordered 204 new streetcars which will provide users with a more customer friendly transit experience.

The TTC is holding a public consultation to discuss the new streetcars and the route they will travel from the Queen Street tracks to the Connaught and Ashbridges yards:
Date: April 8, 2010

Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Toronto EMS and Fire Academy 895 Eastern Avenue

  • The new streetcars will be accessible, so parents pushing strollers and people using wheelchairs will have step‐free access into the streetcar
  • They will hold almost double the number of passengers as the current streetcars and have more doors to enter the vehicle
  • The vehicles will use a proof‐of‐payment system so that more people can move quickly during rush hour
  • The new streetcars will provide a quieter ride and, during the summer months, offer air conditioned comfort

Notice of Public Consultation Meeting

New maintenance and storage facilities must be added to TTC operations to accommodate the new streetcars and enhance transit service for the community. One of those facilities will be in the City’s southeast end so streetcars can access it from the Queen Street East streetcar tracks. In December 2009 the City acquired the Ashbridges Bay site for the TTC facility. 100 new streetcars will be stored at the Ashbridges Bay Fleet Maintenance and Storage Facility to be built at the south east corner of Lake Shore Boulevard and Leslie Street.

The Ashbridges storage and maintenance facility is to be completed in 2013 in time for the delivery of the first 36 streetcars. The new storage facilities will be built to Toronto Green Development Standards, and staff will follow environmentally friendly practices to ensure the site is energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

The TTC is holding a public consultation to discuss the new streetcars and the route they will travel from the Queen Street tracks to the Connaught and Ashbridges yards:

Date: April 8, 2010
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Toronto EMS and Fire Academy 895 Eastern Avenue

For more information contact:
Lito Romano TTC Community Liaison Officer

Tel: 416‐397‐8699
E‐mail: lito.romano@ttc.ca

Web: www.toronto.ca/involved/projects/lrv