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Petitioning Mayor John Tory and 40 others

We need low fares for low income riders

624
Supporters

City staff are currently preparing a report to recommend discount fares to some riders.  This report has been delayed again and again.  We need the low income pass to be prioritized. 

Cities across Canada have discount fares for low income people including Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, and more.   

It's Toronto's turn!  This is our chance! 

Join us in saying yes to lowering fares on the TTC in the following ways: 

1. Free TTC for people on social assistance

2. $50 Metropass and $1 tokens for low income people who earn less than $22,000 a year

3. Free TTC during heat alert and extreme cold days

4. Discount TTC tokens for social service agencies so they can give tokens to people who access their services

5. No reductions in TTC service. We need more service, not less.

Here are five reasons fares should be lowered: 

1. People, especially people living on low incomes – rely on the TTC everyday to go to the doctor, work, pick up kids, get food, get access to recreation and all the benefits of life in Toronto.

2. The high (and rising) TTC fares are making it impossible for people to pay for TTC rides

3. Social assistance and low wage jobs do not provide enough money to meet basic needs, including riding public transit

4. TTC fares have been rising faster than inflation. TTC riders shouldered a fare hike on March 1, 2015, even though Mayor John Tory promised to freeze fares during his election campaign. The TTC has the most expensive monthly metropass in Canada. 

5. The TTC gets the least amount of government support per ride compared to all other transit systems in North America.  If we had fair funding we wouldn't have to make the kind of tough choice between cutting service and raising fares on the poor. 

Read our report on the need for lower fares.

Find out more about our Fair Fare Coalition campaign. 

Sign our petition. 

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Mayor
    John Tory
  • TTC Chair
    Josh Colle
  • Joe Mihevc
  • Shelley Carroll
  • Councillor
    Denzil Minnan-Wong
  • NDP Leader
    Andrea Horwath
  • Premier of Ontario
    Kathleen Wynne
  • Councillor
    John Campbell
  • Councillor
    Vincent Crisanti
  • Leader of the Opposition
    Patrick Brown
  • Michael Ford
  • Stephen Holyday
  • Justin Di Ciano
  • Mark Grimes
  • Georgia Mammoliti
  • Anthony Perruzza
  • Maria Augimeri
  • James Pasternak
  • Frances Nunziata
  • Frank DiGiorio
  • Sarah Doucette
  • Cesar Palacio
  • Ana Bailao
  • Mike Layton
  • Joe Cressy
  • Josh Matlow
  • John Filion
  • David Shiner
  • Jaye Robinson
  • Jon Burnside
  • Kristyn Wong-Tam
  • Pam McConnell
  • Mary Fragedakis
  • Paula Fletcher
  • Janet Davis
  • Mary Margaret-McMahon
  • Michelle Holland
  • Gary Crawford
  • Michael Thompson
  • Glen DeBaeremaeker
  • Norm Kelly


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