The six-station subway extension on the Yonge-University line has been open since Dec. 17th of last year and has been seen as a great thing for people living in the suburbs north of Toronto who previously had no realistic way of taking the subway.
Ever since the stations have opened the TTC has allowed people to park at the stations for free as a way of letting people get used to the idea of driving to the station then taking the subway for the rest of their trip.
When the extensions opened the TTC also opened 3 parking lots at Highway 407, Finch West, and Pioneer Village stations for people to use for free. But that’s all coming to an end next week the TTC announced today.
Starting on Monday drivers will need to pay $7 a day to park at the stations from 5 A.M. and 2 A.M.
Drivers parking after 3 P.M. will have to pay $2 for parking.
These rates are in line with what people have to pay at other TTC stations around the city so don’t be TOO mad if this affects you.
But losing the perk of daily parking during your weekday commute to work is never fun.
The TTC will let you park for free on weekends and statutory holidays though so you won’t need to pay ALL the time.
You will be able to utilize one of the machine’s at the parking lots or through the Green P Mobile Pay app.
So if you use one of those parking lots before getting on the subway don’t forget your wallet for your parking fee on Monday next week.
Source: Toronto Star