Toronto transit best in Canada

Toronto ranked best in Canada for public transit (really)

Toronto is the best city in the country when it comes to public transit. Yes, you read that correctly. According to a new report from Walk Score, we narrowly edged out Montreal for the top spot among Canadian cities. Of the 34 cities ranked, Vancouver rounded out the top three. Key criteria to the ranking, which is based on a score out of 100 (of which Toronto received 78 to Montreal's 77), include types of service (light/heavy rail, buses), transit coverage, and frequency of routes/stops.

This must come as quite the shock if you find yourself regularly complaining about public transit in this city. Could other big cities really have it worse? Assuming the methodology is sound, the answer is a resounding "yes." Because here's the real mind-boggling part. While Toronto tops the list for Canadian cities, it also ranks a very respectable third when stacked up against US centres, surpassed by only San Francisco and New York.

What do you think? Is it time to fill out the TTC Compliment form, or is this just an instance of others having it worse?

Photo by Empty Quarter in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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