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How to ride the TTC in first class

Posted by Derek Flack / February 27, 2013

TTC first classIf you happened to be riding the TTC last Sunday, you might have got the rare chance to experience in-ride beverage service. That's right — in its latest subway intervention, Improv in Toronto took to the subway equipped as "flight" attendants ready to serve weary travellers.

"Our mission was simple, transform the old every day nature of riding the subway into a luxury flight experience, making it more a comfortable, enjoyable, and eventful ride," reads a recent blog post about the event. "Equipped with snacks, drinks and blankets, our sharp looking flight subway attendants and captain tended to the riders of this particular train. We went and offered these amenities to each of the riders, hopefully making this particular subway ride, a memorable one."

Why doesn't this happen every day? Attention Karen Stintz, Andy Byford and Chris Upfold — can you get on this like right away? To see how it all played out, check out the video below.

Photo from Improv Toronto



Mika / February 27, 2013 at 11:32 am
haha, awww, that’s awesome! coolest idea.
Send In The Trolls replying to a comment from Mika / February 27, 2013 at 11:46 am
for your positive blogto comment you are sentenced to death, prepare yourself
the lemur / February 27, 2013 at 12:11 pm
How did this manage not to get shut down by the TTC's Department of Hey You Can't Do That Because It's Not Our Idea?
Rob replying to a comment from the lemur / February 27, 2013 at 12:20 pm
They don't work weekends or after 4:30pm.
Marc replying to a comment from Rob / February 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm
There's the complaint!
Me / February 27, 2013 at 12:35 pm
"Why can't this happen every day?"- Ah yes, the sounds of the ever more entitled.
Danny P replying to a comment from Me / February 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Not at all surprising that someone as dimwitted as yourself can't understand a simple rhetorical fantasy.
Me replying to a comment from Danny P / February 27, 2013 at 12:50 pm
Some of us live in the real world.
Nerves / February 27, 2013 at 01:34 pm
I bet it would be difficult pushing a cart down the aisles of the subway on any other day.
Sarah / February 27, 2013 at 02:31 pm
if you think this is awesome ... check this out;v=2BDZFPpLMRU
... TO replying to a comment from Me / February 27, 2013 at 02:46 pm
rhetorical fantasy is a literary device, it makes the story fun to read, it has nothing to do with living in a fantasy world
Jane replying to a comment from ... TO / February 27, 2013 at 03:07 pm
Memaw / February 27, 2013 at 03:14 pm
Of course people are fighting in the comment section of a fluff piece on BlogTO, because TORONTO.
Elle Em / February 27, 2013 at 04:25 pm
Very cute.
AWESOME MISHRA / February 27, 2013 at 04:30 pm
Everyone in battle mode! GOOOOOO GREAT FIGHTING
Daryl / February 27, 2013 at 05:50 pm
Bad permanent idea. Last thing we need is metro-pass going up to pay for those salaries. Or it could be a good idea to join the "sea level club" instead of mile high club.
stopitman / February 27, 2013 at 08:29 pm
If only airplanes were like that... imagine having that much leg room and being able to walk around whenever you feel like it?
ttctheworst / February 27, 2013 at 09:02 pm
They should better improve signal problems and figure something with all these ridiculous delays during the rush hours. That would be the real first class!!!
Raven / February 27, 2013 at 09:09 pm
After I had one of their drinks I spewed all over the place when I got home. Not sure if the food was inspected and passed, or if I just sampled some old bullshit.

freddie / February 27, 2013 at 10:49 pm
awww....I dont know how anyone could be grinchy enough to ever dislike this. Making people smile for the sake of it. Nice work guys
Kat replying to a comment from the lemur / February 27, 2013 at 11:39 pm
Tell me about it! I once almost had my camera confiscated for taking photos of the trains and tracks -- just fooling around with perspectives and angles. This inspector made me follow him around half of Davisville station before letting me go with a long, condescending lecture that had nothing to do with the posted rules about behaviour on platforms and in trains.

Now they run fricking contests for the exact same kind of photos and feature them on MetroPasses.
Sharky / February 28, 2013 at 12:33 am
user-pic's really not that funny...
jack / February 28, 2013 at 12:57 am
the seapunk asked for saltwater
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