TTC history is inseparable from the history of Toronto. Get the historic details on the TTC, how it was built and how it has grown since 1861.

6. Turning 90 - The TTC since 1921

2011 marks the 90th anniversary of the Toronto Transit Commission as a public service in the City of Toronto. Since 1921, the TTC has carried nearly 28 billion riders.

In 1921, the Toronto Transportation Commission officially took over a mix of private and municipal street railways. Today, the TTC serves the city with a grid network of three subway lines, one intermediate capacity transit line, 11 streetcar lines and more than 160 bus routes.

Above, a 1921 view of Queen Street looking east to Yonge Street; below, the new Toronto Rocket subway train, 2011.

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