The TTC just went through a cleanliness audit and shockingly (not shockingly) didn't do all that well. If you've ever taken the TTC in your life, you can probably verify that it isn't the cleanest mode of transportation you've ever taken, what with animals, litter and sometimes bodily fluids (we're looking at you, blue line) accompanying you on your ride.
The audits are completed by a third party called Surge Group, who evaluates the amount of litter in the station, as well as the cleanliness of elevators, stairs, glass and more. Each category gets a ranking out of 5 that's then added up and converted into a percentage. The goal is a reasonable 75% - but it's unfortunately a number they hardly hit.
Although the TTC has upped its overall cleanliness by 12% in the past 9 years, they still missed their target for their most recent quarter. 39 out of 69 stations failed to hit the cleanliness target, meaning that 56.5% of stations are not as clean as they should be. (But you knew that already, didn't you?) Line 2, the Bloor - Danforth Line, took the biggest hit, claiming 19 of the 20 dirtiest stations.
Curious to see how your station held up? Here are the 10 dirtiest stations from most disgusting to least.
- Dundas West
- Scarborough TC
- Old Mill
And to throw the TTC a bone, the 10 cleanest stations, from best to worst.
- North York Centre
Other stations that passed and aren't in the top ten include: Sheppard West, Wilson, Lawrence West, Glencairn, Dupont, St. Clair West, St. George, Queen's Park, St. Patrick, College, Summerhill, Davisville, York Mills, Sheppard-Yonge, Bayview, Bessarion, Leslie, Don Mills, Lawrence East, Midland and McCowan. Step your game up, Line 2.