ttc toronto

Blown hydro vault leads to morning chaos on the TTC

When I checked Twitter this morning, @TTCnotices said, "Due to power issues downtown, service suspended on Line 1(YU) between Bloor and Osgoode Stns. Shuttle buses btwn Bloor and St. George Stn." Like many in Toronto, I knew I was in for a chaotic commute.

As CBC News reports, a fire in a hydro vault at 50 Richmond St. E. knocked out power for part of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line as well as several streetcar routes.

According to the Toronto Star, the TTC dispatched 133 shuttle buses to shepherd Torontonians to and from work. Though, many felt it was faster to walk, while others braced themselves for massive surge fares on Uber.

Hopefully, the TTC will resolve its power-related issues before the incoming snow storm.

Here's how the morning commute looked on social media.

How was your commute? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Jasonnipdesign on Instagram.


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

The Toronto Islands just got a stunning new white sandy beach

People in Toronto are starting to think wearing a face mask is arrogant

Toronto cyclist struck after elderly truck driver plows through a protected bike lane

Ontario cop pleads guilty of diverting half a million dollars in business to private company

A change is coming to paid sick days for some workers in Ontario

Toronto ranked the 8th most liveable city in the world

Man forced to stop building tiny shelters for Toronto's homeless now has a new project

Adorable video shows Toronto man rescue a raccoon trapped in a dumpster