Toronto - Post Report Question and Answers

Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?

Yes, safe, semi-reliable, and affordable public transit. Reasonable but big city-priced Uber and Lyft and always available. - Aug 2022

Yes, safe and affordable. TTC City buses, street cars (trams), and taxis, ride hailing apps, are available and cost-effective. High-speed GO train network links people from the suburbs to the downtown core. I wish we knew about that when we moved here; it would have significantly expanded our housing search area, given the ease of getting to work via high-speed rail. - Jun 2018

Yes, public transport good but overcrowded at rush hours. - Apr 2018

Very, it is better to use the subway than drive as traffic is bad. - Nov 2016

Very safe, and fairly affordable. Uber has good deals. TTC (Bus/Subway network) is fine. but limited subway routes. Street cars are quaint and fun, but hot and slow. GO trains provide rapid service from the Ontario region into Toronto Union station. - Oct 2016

Everything is safe. The public transit is very clean. Taxis are not cheap. Also, traffic downtown is horrible so it's not unheard of to rack up US$10 on your cab meter going a block. - Nov 2015

They are fairly safe but very costly and not efficient. Take advantage of monthly or yearly passes! - Jul 2015

Excellent, safe public transport. - Jan 2013

All are safe, and affordable. Toronto has a great subway system that will take you everywhere. There are aslo trolleys and buses to take you where the subways dont go. You do not need a car in this city; public transit is cheaper and much quicker: 15 minutes to downtown via subway or 1 hour via car. I have lived here without a car for 2 years and have done fine. - May 2010

Safe and reliable though expensive. A one way ticket is $3 and a monthly pass is somewhere around $120/month. - Apr 2010

All are very safe and affordable. Also there is a great subway system. The subways here are as good as the ones in N.Y.C. - Aug 2008

Yes and yes. Subway fare is $2.75 per ride for anywhere in the city with free transfers. - Jan 2008

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