Accessible Transit ? A Daily Struggle with Accessibility Issues on the TTC

by Ilanna Mandel

Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, I was involved with an outspoken group of social activists advocating for an overhaul of our transportation system. The TTC I know today, and the system that existed then are entirely different. Today, there are low floor buses, elevators in subways, brailled information in subway stations, and new, accessible streetcars are on the way. But, in the analysis of this system, the question must be asked: “how accessible is transportation in Toronto?” Do we truly have what can be called accessible transit?