A sample TTC trip planned using Google Maps.
It’s about time. Launched in 2005, Google Maps has provided transit directions for a number of transit agencies across North America, but up until now, TTC customers haven’t had the benefit of Google-based internet trip planning. That’s changed now, as Google and the TTC have quietly activated Toronto’s transit layer in Google Maps.
To get transit directions, input your start and end points as you’d do for driving or walking directions—but this time, click on the new “transit” icon, and you’ll receive a number of options to complete your trip on the TTC.
The addition of TTC to Google Maps fills in a substantial void in transit directions, as the service is already provided for GO Transit, York Region Transit, and the Hamilton Street Railway. Also, it joins the TTC’s list of notable achievements in customer information in the past year, including a new mobile site, text-based next streetcar arrivals, and more next vehicle displays at subway stations.