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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to seek help for substance abuse

Toronto - Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto, says he’s “ready to take a break” from the mayoral election campaign to “go get help” after media outlets released new recordings allegedly showing him intoxicated.

Poll: 33% would vote for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in next election

Toronto - Despite losing his powers last week and some of his support over the past few months, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford still has a 42 percent approval rating and one-third say they would vote for him in next year’s mayoral election, according to a new poll.

Should the Toronto Transit Commission charge extra for strollers?

Toronto - Should the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) charge extra for each stroller? That's the debate that is going on in Toronto on Tuesday after a transit rider complained about safety issues and proposed charging an additional fare.

Survey: Toronto transit riders give TTC a score of 76 out of 100

Toronto - A lot of transit riders like to complain about the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), such as its operators, the service and fare hikes. But a new survey suggests that TTC patrons are generally pleased with the city's public transit agency.

TTC General Manager Gary Webster ousted 5-4 by commissioners Special

Toronto - After a special closed door meeting at city hall Tuesday, the Toronto Transit Commission board voted 5-4 in favour of firing general manager Gary Webster, who has worked for the TTC for more than three decades.

Will Toronto transit riders accept a 15-cent fare hike next year? Special

Toronto - The 2012 City of Toronto capital and operating draft budget includes a proposed 10-cent Toronto Transit Commission fare hike. But some are now proposing adding a nickel to that possible 10 cents. Will Toronto transit riders accept this?

Raucous TTC riders air grievances at Toronto town hall meeting Special

Toronto - In a packed council chamber at Toronto city hall Thursday evening, more than two dozen transit riders aired their grievances and offered suggestions to Toronto Transit Commission staff at the first-ever town hall meeting.

Toronto Transit Commission unveils new LRVs to the public Special

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission unveiled its new light rail vehicle (LRV) to the general public and the media this week. The TTC provided a mock-up a display, and transit riders had a glimpse of what it looks like and to learn its technical aspects.

Officials introduce several changes to Toronto Transit Commission Special

Toronto - Toronto Transit Commission Chair Karen Stintz, accompanied by transit officials, spoke to reporters Thursday morning at the Bathurst Station bus terminal to introduce the latest customer service initiatives by the TTC.

Toronto Transit Commission seeks public help in new station names

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is seeking help from its riders. As the Spadina subway extension line is being constructed, officials are looking at names for the new stations. It launched a survey and is asking for your participation.

Toronto transit on track for 10-cent token hike, workforce cuts

Toronto - A local news outlet has learned that the Toronto Transit Commission is proposing a 10-cent token fare hike, cuts to its workforce, service cutbacks to routes and many other decisions to offset its budget cuts and deficits.

Toronto Transit Commission in hot water over $28k subway ads

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission's Rocket subway trains have officially launched – if you ride the TTC you question it, though – but the commission is in hot water over spending $28,000 on ads promoting the new trains.

Toronto Transit Commission, officials launch Rocket Subway Train Special

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission has finally launched the new Toronto Rocket subway trains along the busy Yonge-University-Spadina Subway line. The launch and cutting ribbon ceremony took place at Downsview Subway Station.

Officials welcome opening of Toronto's Eglinton LRT office Special

Toronto - Several city and provincial officials gathered in uptown Toronto to welcome the opening of the new Eglinton LRT community office. City councillors and provincial officials answered questions from neighourhood residents and reporters.

Is a Toronto transit fare hike on track to come next year?

Toronto - With the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) facing an estimated $39 million operating budget shortfall for 2012, there is talk of another across the board fare hike. Is it likely to happen? One former TTC official believes so.

Report: Toronto Transit Commission complaints soar to nearly 700

Toronto - Newly accessed documents from last year show that the number of complaints over distracted Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) drivers spiked to nearly 700. This news comes as operators are facing scrutiny over cellphone use.

Toronto transit fare increase is scrapped, $24 million found

Toronto - The possibility of a ten-cent fare hike for Toronto's transit is no longer. Toronto Transit Commission Chairman Karen Stintz announced Tuesday that the proposal is now dead.

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