John Tory wants earlier start to TTC Sunday subway service
TTC chair wants to freeze Metropass rates for 2016, but says cash fare increase likely
Toronto Mayor John Tory wants the TTC to consider starting its subway service at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. on Sundays.
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"Vibrant and growing cities don't conform any longer to schedules that operate from Monday to Friday," Tory said at a news conference Thursday. "For a lot of people, Sunday is just another work day."
The mayor and TTC Chair Josh Colle made the request to the TTC board in a letter released Thursday.
Currently, subway service on the TTC starts at 6 a.m. from Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sundays.
The move will come at an extra cost in the TTC's budget, but Tory said it's well worth it.
Fare increase likely
In another transit announcement Thursday, Colle said he's moving to have Metropass rates frozen for 2016.
Both initiatives need to be approved at the TTC's next budget meeting.