Torontoist has been acquired by Daily Hive Toronto - Your City. Now. Click here to learn more.





Though the beautiful high-definition videos above—visualizations of days in the life of the TTC system—were done six months ago by the guys behind, and though we featured a video similar to them when we first wrote about in July, goshdarnit if we don’t think they’re just totally neat and absolutely worth spending the rest of your day getting lost in (and goshdarnit if we’re not grateful to BlogTO for unearthing the videos).
Kevin Branigan, who made the videos with Kieran Huggins for MyTTC, joked to Torontoist when we spoke to him this afternoon that the two are “not all that great at publicizing our stuff.” But there is one really neat newer development with MyTTC: a real-time screensaver visualizing the routes, currently Windows-only (with a Mac version coming whenever they get around to it). Even though MyTTC had already built a vast amount of data to work with for projects just like this one—they knew “how many buses are on each route at a specific time,” “the service frequency,” and “where [the route] starts and ends”—the visualizations still took about a month of work to build. But, as you can see, they’re well worth the wait.