The Toronto Subway and RT (Rapid Transit) system, consisting of 4 underground subway lines and one elevated rapid transit line, forms the heart of the City of Toronto's public transit system. The TTC subway and RT system has a total of 75 stations (more any other system in Canada) located along 77 kilometres of track. During weekdays, the system carries over 1 million passengers daily. Trains are referred to as the TTC Rocket or simply the Rocket. Most of the popular attractions in Toronto are just a short walk from a subway station. For those further away you can transfer to a TTC Streetcar or Bus to complete your trip.
Toronto Subway Routes
Looking at a Toronto Subway map, Line 1, Yonge-University-Spadina, forms a long 'U' shape with Union Station at the base of the 'U'. Union Station is in the heart of the downtown city centre and serves as a major transporation hub for connecting to the Go Train, TTC Buses and Streetcars. The western leg routes north through many stations including Queens Park, Yorkdale, and Sheppard all the way to the city of Vaughan. The eastern leg of the 'U' routes north through York Mills eventually terminating at Finch Station. This line is designated as line 1.
Line 2, the Bloor-Danforth Line, runs predominately west to east between Kippling Station in the West and Kennedy Station in the East. This line crosses both legs of the Yonge-University-Spadina line and has connections to it at Spadina, St. George and Bloor-Yonge stations.
Line 3, the Scarborough RT, is an above grade elevated rapid transit line that continues north and east from Kennedy Station at the eastern end of the Bloor-Danforth Line to Scarborough Town Centre and McCowan Station.
Line 4, the Sheppard Line, runs east from Sheppard - Yonge Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line to Don Mills Station.
Toronto Subway times and frequencies
Subway Trains run every 2-3 minutes during rush hour and every 4-5 minutes the rest of the day on both the Yonge-University-Spadina and the Bloor-Danforth Line. Service on the Sheppard Line and the Scarborough RT is between 4 - 6 minutes throughout the day. The system operates between approximately 6 am and 1:30 am Monday through Saturday and 9 am until 1:30 am on Sundays. Transfers valid for trips in one direction are available free from transfer terminals at subway stations. These allow you to continue your trip on a TTC bus or streetcar.
Currently, 45 Toronto Subway stations, including all 5 stations on the Sheppard Line are wheelchair and scooter accessible. Elevators provide access at accessible stations. About 50% of trains (identified with a blue wheelchair symbol) have special wheelchair positions, however, any train may be boarded by someone in a wheelchair or scooter. The official TTC site has a complete list of the accessible TTC subway stations and they are indicated by wheelchair symbols on the Toronto Subway system diagram below.
Toronto Subway Fares
To find information on how and where to purchase a Toronto Subway Fare please refer to our page on transit fares.
If you need more information, maps and schedules for the TTC Subway and Rapid Transit System, visit the official TTC website.
Toronto Subway Map with Streets
This map combines the best of both worlds — a schematic Toronto Subway Map AND clickable stations that open a street map of the surrounding area.
Interactive Toronto Subway Map with streets and attractions
Open the following Toronto Toronto Subway Map overlaid on Google Maps to visualize the Toronto Subway lines in relation to the overall city and attractions.