Toronto's public transportation system is the third largest transit system in North America. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), is reliable, quick, and the preferred method of movement for many Torontonians. The TTC links buses, subway, and streetcars for $3 CAD each ride or The TTC Day Pass costs $11.50 and gives you unlimited one-day travel on all regular TTC services. Many people in Toronto drive cars, however parking can be expensive ($3 CAD each half hour in some parts of the city) and traffic is quite slow during rush hour (8:00am to 9:00pm, and 3:30pm to 7:00pm) and during winter storms. The standard rate for car rentals is around $50 a day.
Toronto's downtown core is easy to walk around and many people bike all over the city during the spring, summer, and fall months. Bike Share Toronto is a brilliant and surprisingly affordable option for visiting cyclists. You can purchase 24-Hour or 72-Hour Passes from any Bike Share Toronto station kiosk using a credit card. The best part ? Trips under 30 minutes are free during your Membership or Pass period at no additional cost. You will receive a Ride Code to unlock a bicycle and begin a trip. Ride Codes are good for only one trip. For subsequent trips during your 24-Hour or 72-Hour Pass period, swipe your credit card at a kiosk to receive a new Ride Code at no extra cost. 24-Hour Access Pass: $7; 72-Hour Access Pass: $15; Monthly Plan $18.
The subway/RT hours of operation on weekdays and Saturdays are approximately 6:00 am to 1:30 am, and Sunday service approximately 9:00 am to 1:30 am.
You can access all route schedules from the TTC's website and the best way to navigate the robust bus system is to use Triplinx, the regional trip planner.
Look for the light - taxis in Toronto are lit up when available. Taxis are one of the more expensive ways to navigate the city but they are super convenient if you don't have the energy to navigate a new city. Toronto's current fares are $4.25 upon entry and $0.25 for every 0.143 km and every 29 seconds of waiting time. Toronto City Council voted to overhaul the city's taxi system so keep us posted on your experience.