Fan Trips

The TTS has sponsored several fan trips (charters) each year since it's inception in 1973. The majority of the charters have involved the Toronto Transit Commission's vehicles including buses, streetcars and trolley buses. Also, in the Society's most ambitious charters, subway trains were chartered for farewell trips to mark the end of service for the original red Gloucester trains (the first subway trains in Canada), the "Montrealers" (the first Canadian- built subway cars), and the last of the first generation subway cars, the H-4s.

Charters have also taken place outside the City of Toronto including southwestern Ontario (London, Kitchener, Brantford), eastern GTA transit properties (Ajax, Oshawa), western GTA transit properties (Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga), the Golden Horseshoe transit properties (Hamilton, St. Catharines, Welland), among others.

The TTS generally holds charters using unique transit vehicles, most often just prior to their retirement, often tracing historic routings.

The highlight of the TTS Fan Trips is "Transportation Weekend," which is held bi-annually on the Labour Day weekend. The weekend usually includes two charters (usually one streetcar and one bus) as well as slide presentations. Transportation Weekend takes places during even numbered years (2010, 2012, etc.).

You may also view photos from past trips on our site.

Upcoming TTS Fan Trips

Transportation Weekend - Saturday, September 1, 2018 and Sunday, September 2, 2018
On Saturday, the TTS will charter a Parkinson Highway coach for a visit to a number of Eastern Ontario transit properties. Locations for photo stops include transit terminals or garages at Durham Region, Cobourg, Belleville and Peterborough. Pick-up will be at the Islington Subway Station (Aberfoyle Crescent, east of Islington Ave.) at 9.00am, and will finish at the same location at 8.00pm. A lunch stop is planned.

On Sunday, the TTS will charter one of the 20 remaining ALRV streetcars for a 4 hour fan trip of Toronto. It is hoped to visit locations on the 505 and 506 lines, which are currently bustituted, as well as St. Clair Ave. where the cars seldom run. Pick-up will be at Victoria St. south of Queen St. at 10.30am, returning to the same location at 2.30pm. There will be no lunch stop on this charter.

Please download the event flyer for ticket and additional event information.
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TTS MembersNon-TTS Members
Transportation Weekend - Saturday$50 CAD / $38 USD$55 CAD / $42 USD
Transportation Weekend - Sunday$55 CAD / $42 USD$60 CAD / $46 USD
Transportation Weekend - Both Days$95 CAD / $75 USDMembers Only

All TTS event participants (and/or parent/guardians of such participants) are required to review and sign an Event Waiver Form prior to participating in the Event. This Event Waiver Form must be printed and sent in with the event flyer. The event waiver is available in Microsoft Word format.

Please note that dates, times and vehicles are subject to change.
All times are approximate; the TTS does not guarantee that events will begin or end at exactly the times specified.