• Petitioned Karen Stintz

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Chair, TTC Commission
Karen Stintz

Reduce Transit Fares for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability

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      Community Living Toronto

For adults with an intellectual disability, quality of life is an ongoing struggle. Approximately 3% of Toronto’s population has an intellectual disability. That’s about 80,000 people in our community. Most receive a monthly stipend from the province of about $1058.00 per month, or just over $12,000 per year. With that, they need to cover rent, clothing, food, and transportation. Too often, it’s transportation fees that are cut from their monthly budgets.

Not being able to afford transit means the person may not be able to work, visit family or friends or participate in the community.

Toronto lags behind other Canadian cities in making public transit accessible and affordable. Other cities in Canada: Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, Oshawa, Vancouver, Windsor and Kingston all have a reduced fare for people with an intellectual disability. These cities found a way to do it, Toronto should too.

In Toronto, seniors, high school and university students already receive reduced fare rates, but people with intellectual disabilities are expected to pay full transit fares.  

People with an intellectual disability should receive a reduced transit fare. If you agree, please sign this petition.

 

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    • Florence Karikari TORONTO, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      Its the right thing to do!

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    • Aline Chan TORONTO, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      My son has intellual disability!

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    • marie blazina NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA
      • 7 months ago

      For most people with ID their only mode of transportation is through public transport.

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    • remi nguyen MISSISSAUGA, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      TTC rider

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    • Kelly Crosthwaite TORONTO, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      New York, 30 day pass, $112. Seniors and people with qualifying disabilities, $56. San Diego pass $110, Seniors, Disabled or Medicare, $25. Basic bus 30 Day pass for ALL in Los Angelos $18. Commuter Express by zones $57 - $140. Not only do other cities provide transit passes at a much lower cost, they also use a 30 day system from the day you first use your pass. No more getting cheated in Februrary, or losing days because you didn't buy your pass until the third day of the month. Come on TTC: Change!

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