Early reports from the Ford budget: TTC fares going up by 10 cents in 21 days
At his Monday-morning press conference announcing the new city budget, Rob Ford is rolling out some of the details of a leaner, gravy-free Toronto. We’ll post a broader look at his Fordship’s desires in due course, but we couldn’t help but report that the headline so far is that TTC fares are going up by 10 cents as of February 1. If this all goes through, adult cash fares will stay the same, but a token will go from $2.50 to $2.60, and weekly passes will jump from $36 to $37.25. Despite the high-profile announcement, both Ford and TTC chief Karen Stintz are saying they’ll do everything they can to avoid the fare increase. This leaves us confused, and we’re pretty sure we’re not the only ones. Do we start hoarding TTC tokens now, or not?