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You can get on Queens Quay streetcars
for free* every weekend, starting today
(* Well, sort of)

You can get on Queens Quay streetcars for free every summer weekend starting today — you’ll just have to pay when you get off.

On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from today until Labour Day, Monday, September 1, TTC operators will not collect fares at Harbourfront to speed boarding at busy stops at busy times.

Passengers waiting for eastbound streetcars along Queens Quay West at Bathurst Street, Dan Leckie Way, Lower Spadina Avenue, Rees Street, Lower Simcoe Street and York Street — and at the northbound platform at Queens Quay Station — may board streetcars by either the front or centre door. They do not have to pay a cash or ticket fare and the operators will not give them paper transfers.

Passengers who board at these stops will pay, instead, when they leave the underground streetcar loop at Union Station.

Passengers who board streetcars on the 509 Harbourfront and 510 Spadina routes at any other stop will have to pay their fares when they enter the cars and the operators will give them paper transfers to use as a proof that they have paid their fares when they exit at Union Station.

From Monday to Friday during the summer, and seven days a week after Labour Day, passengers will always have to pay their fares when they board at all stops along the two routes.

Also starting today: more service on the two routes all summer long to accommodate the large crowds of people heading to the waterfront and the Toronto Island ferries. You can find out more about summer service on the 509 Harbourfront route here. You can find out more about summer service on the 510 Spadina route here.

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