A Century of Moving Toronto: TTC 1921-2021


Now available for purchase, at a special price


Book Size: 11 “ x 11 “, hardcover with dust jacket

Pages: 120 pages, including many superb colour photos and illustrations

Publisher: Toronto Transit Commission

The Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation provided content and editorial support to this book.

From its formation as a publicly-owned system in September 1921, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has been recognized as a innovative leader in providing excellent public transit service to Toronto’s growing population. During the early years a significant investment in facilities and vehicles was required to deal with the outdated assets inherited from the predecessor private operators. The TTC had to meet the challenges of a ridership decline during the Great Depression followed by substantially higher ridership during World War II under severe wartime restrictions. World War II was also when women first joined the work force.

The 1950s and 1960s were periods of substantial growth and change for the TTC following a major expansion to its service area with the formation of Metropolitan Toronto in 1952. Toronto’s first two subway lines also were completed during these years.

Later, the TTC continued its growth while faced with increasing automobile ownership and government funding challenges. Today, in its 100th year, Canada’s largest transit system has a diversified work force and looks forward to an exciting future, being involved in four major rapid transit expansion projects - one of which, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, will be operational in 2023.

Price: $37.50 plus $18.00 shipping and handling (Canadian orders payable in CAD, outside of Canada in USD).


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Act Now . . .You’re sure to find this superb book a welcome addition to your public transit library.

Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation
Fondation canadienne du patrimoine de transport urbain