Riding the TTC is expensive, especially if you're a cash-strapped full-time student who doesn't have the time for a part-time job. If you aren't someone who lives on campus you probably would want something to help lower your cost of commuting to school each day.
And if you go to the University of Toronto then there was potentially good news for you earlier this month when it was announced that the TTC and the university had agreed to let students vote on including transit passes as part of tuition fees, dramatically lowering the cost of a monthly pass.
Well students voted, and they said no.
In a somewhat surprising move, students have rejected the idea of lowering the cost of a monthly transit pass down to $70 a month as part of their tuition fees.
Part of this may be that ALL students regardless of whether or not they used the TTC on a regular basis would have to pay higher tuition fees in order to get the pass.
So for anyone living in a dorm on campus, or who drives to school each day the idea of paying more tuition for something they wouldn't use on a regular basis probably wasn't that appealing.
The TTC had said that they are also going to offer the discounted pass to students of George Brown College, Ryerson University, and OCAD University as well.
But as with U of T all students will need to have the cost added to their tuition at those schools as well.
So it seems to depend on if more votes come from people who live near the school, or have to commute daily.
Source: Toronto Star