Streetcar map Toronto
Toronto streetcar map. Streetcar map Toronto (Canada) to print. Streetcar map Toronto (Canada) to download. The Toronto streetcar system comprises eleven streetcar routes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and is the largest such system in the Americas in terms of ridership, number of cars, and track length. The Toronto streetcar network is concentrated primarily in downtown and in proximity to the city waterfront. Much of the streetcar route network dates back to the 19th century. Unlike newer light rail systems, most of Toronto streetcar routes operate in the classic style on street trackage shared with car traffic, and streetcars stop on demand at frequent stops like buses (see streetcar map Toronto). Some routes do operate wholly or partly within their own rights-of-way, but they still stop on demand at frequent stops.
There are underground connections in Toronto between streetcars and the subway at Union, Spadina, and St. Clair West stations, and streetcars enter St. Clair, Bathurst, Broadview, Dundas West, and Main Street stations at street level as its shown in streetcar map Toronto. At these Toronto stations, no proof of payment is required to transfer to or from the subway, as the streetcars stop within the stations fare-paid areas. At the eight downtown stations, excepting Union, from Queen Park to College on the Yonge–University–Spadina line subway line, streetcars stop on the street outside the station entrances, and proof of payment is required to transfer to or from the subway.
Despite the use of techniques long absent from the streetcar networks of other North American cities, Toronto streetcars are not heritage streetcars run for tourism or nostalgic purposes; they provide most of the downtown core surface transit service, and four of the TTC five most heavily used surface routes are streetcar routes (see streetcar map Toronto). In 2006, ridership on the streetcar system totalled more than 52 million.