Toronto mayor John Tory announced a $53-million subsidy increase for the Toronto Transit Commission on Wednesday. The TTC is set to raise fares by 10 cents in an effort to make the service safer, while freezing the cost of seniors’ monthly passes and bolstering its low-income discount program.
The announcement comes after a spike in violent crime around the service. The TTC will reportedly hire additional outreach workers and special constables along with other planned improvements with the significant increase in funding.
“The TTC has to be a safe place for everyone — every rider and for every TTC employee, and that safety has to be 24-7,” Tory said.
In the 2023 budget, we're making critical investments in transit.
We're proposing increasing the City’s annual TTC investment to nearly $1 billion – that’s $53 million more than in 2022 – reaffirming our commitment to ensure transit is safe, reliable, and affordable for all. pic.twitter.com/PehOQLa6vH
— John Tory (@JohnTory) January 4, 2023