Councillor urges for Toronto public transit to be free overnight during cold alerts

The TTC’s overnight bus and streetcar service should be free for everyone during extreme cold weather alerts, says a Toronto councillor.

Josh Colle, who is a TTC commissioner, brought a motion forward last week asking the transit provider to study the issue along with Toronto Public Health and the city’s shelter, support and housing department.

Toronto has had 32 extreme cold weather alerts this year and more than doubled the tokens given out to homeless people seeking shelter beds.