The TTC is Toronto’s unifying complaint for a lot of reasons.
Fares have gone up every year for the past six years, the subways have faulty air conditioning, the new streetcars are way behind schedule, you could out-walk the King line, and the network layout is generally suboptimal.
We also love to complain, which is a factor that can’t be ignored.
The good news is several major projects will be completed in the next five years that will have a pretty noticeable impact on the subway map. The Spadina Extension and Crosstown LRT will both open before 2021, which would make the network look something like this:
The Crosstown LRT along Eglinton will add 25 new TTC stations and stops to the network, linking to 54 bus routes, three subway stations and various GO Transit lines.
The Scarborough Subway Extension should also bolster the city’s east end subway connection within a decade or so.
Okay, so it’s not quite as impressive as this generous estimate, but we’re at least heading in the right direction.