Take the TTC for free this New Year’s Eve
This New Year’s Eve, the TTC will once again offer free, enhanced service courtesy of Corby Spirit and Wine, to get Torontonians to and from their festivities safely.
“As Torontonians celebrate New Year’s Eve in person, many for the first time since the pandemic started, I’d like to encourage them to celebrate safely and use public transit. Thank you once again to the TTC workers getting residents home safely on one of the most celebratory nights of the year,” said Mayor John Tory.
“I encourage everyone to consider using public transit this New Year’s Eve; no one should be driving under the influence,” said TTC Chair Jon Burnside. “We look forward to continuing to serve the people of Toronto in 2023, and wish everyone a happy new year.”
“I want to thank Corby for once again partnering with the TTC to help residents and visitors get around the city at no cost this New Year’s Eve,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “As the year comes to a close, I also want to thank the TTC employees who have worked diligently to ensure that our customers get where they need to go every day and night. I wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season, and a happy new year.”
For New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, the TTC will run on modified schedules as follows:
New Year’s Eve – Sat., Dec. 31
Subway service will be extended until approximately 3 a.m. and will run as follows:
• Last train from Union Station will depart at 2:31 a.m. for Finch Station and 2:27 a.m. for Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station
• Last southbound train from Finch Station to Union Station will depart at 2:00 a.m. and from Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station to Union Station at 1:50 a.m.
• Last northbound train on Line 1 will connect at Bloor-Yonge Station with the last eastbound and westbound trains on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth at 2:40 a.m. and with the last eastbound train on Line 4 Sheppard at 2:57 a.m.
• Last eastbound train will depart Kipling Station at 2:15 a.m.
• Last westbound train will depart Kennedy Station at 2:18 a.m.
• Last eastbound train will depart Kennedy Station at 3:04 a.m.
• Last westbound train will depart McCowan Station at 2:51 a.m.
• Last westbound train will depart Don Mills Station at 3:09 a.m.
Customers should also note that Queens Quay Station will be closed as of 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. The 509 and 510 streetcar routes will bypass the station when leaving or going to Union Station. Queens Quay Station will reopen for regular service on Jan. 1.
All service will be free from 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 8 a.m. Jan. 1 courtesy of Corby Spirit and Wine.
Customers do not need to deposit fares in boxes or tap their PRESTO card or ticket during this time. Subway station gates will be locked in the open position.
On New Year’s Day, Sun., Jan. 1, the TTC will run on a regular Sunday service schedule, with subway service and most routes starting at 8 a.m.
New Year’s Eve fireworks show
The City of Toronto will be ringing in the New Year with two synchronized fireworks displays across Toronto’s downtown waterfront, which can be seen from anywhere with views of Toronto’s inner harbour.
Those planning to watch the fireworks are encouraged to take the TTC to and from the display. Extra service will be provided on Lines 1 and 2, and additional streetcars will operate on the 501 Queen, 504 King, 509 Harbourfront and 510 Spadina routes. Additional buses will also be available in the area at the conclusion of the display.
To get to the fireworks, customers can take Line 1 to Union Station and connect to the 509 Harbourfront or 510 Spadina streetcars. Customers can also connect to the 510 Spadina at Spadina Station, or the 511 Bathurst at Bathurst Station.
The 19 Bay and 72 Pape will be diverting to accommodate the fireworks display.
For more information on the TTC's holiday service schedule, please visit ttc.ca, follow @TTCNotices on Twitter or sign up for eAlerts.