This isn't a great look. A City of Toronto councillor at a TTC board meeting unintentionally revealed he actually seems to have no idea how much fare costs for commuters. This all happened while the councillor was part of a meeting discussing new budget plans for the commission, including a proposed fare hike. The footage has caught a lot of attention on social media and riders are absolutely not impressed.\n“What’s the cost of TTC fare? $3, something like that?” says Councillor Jim Karygiannis in the short clip of the meeting held which was held on Monday, Dec. 16.\nThe footage, shared by City News' Tina Yazdani, was taken from the TTC's final board meeting of 2019. The gathering was focused on the 2020 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets.\nThe actual price of a single ride on the TTC is $3.25 so Karygiannis wasn't too far off. But it seems it's the perceived flippant nature of his comment that has angered consumers.\nFor context on that anger, at the board meeting in question, the TTC approved a proposed budget that would implement a 10-cent fare hike.\nThat fare hike, according to the TTC's report, in addition to funds from the city itself, is intended to go towards making services "more seamless and reliable to improve customer satisfaction."\n“What’s the cost of TTC fare? 3 dollars, something like that?” Councillor Jim Karygiannis, who sits on the TTC board, doesn’t know the current cost of riding transit. This, on the day advocates are expressing outrage about a possible 10 cent fare hike next year. #TOpoli pic.twitter.com/uE54pMLPVu— Tina Yazdani (@TinaYazdani) December 16, 2019\nKarygiannis' comment came after he had questioned a statement made which supposedly suggested taxis were cheaper than riding the TTC.\nWhile trying to make a point, the Scarborough-Agincourt councillor showed he was not exactly up to speed on the cost of the services that the commission he helps to represent provides.\nJust got councillor Karygiannis on the phone: “Listen, I said 3 dollars something, ok? Versus 3.25,” I asked him if he understands those cents make a difference to people who use transit every day. #topoli pic.twitter.com/RaYOrT8Wi7— Tina Yazdani (@TinaYazdani) December 16, 2019\nKarygiannis' comment, and the manner and context in which he made it, has angered many Torontonians who pay daily to use the TTC's transit.\n"It is $3.25 adult, so $6.50 round trip. It is too much already. People will not support an increase," reads one tweet in response to his comment and the approved budget.\n"Yes, and you should know the price if you sit on TTC Board," the message continued. "Wheel-Trans needs better service/more reservation agents/customer service agents."\n@jimkarygiannis It is $3.25 adult, so $6.50 round trip. It is too much already. People will not support an increase. Yes, and you should know the price, if you sit on TTC Board. Wheel-Trans needs better service/more reservation agents/customer service agents.— Hydra (@777Hydra) December 16, 2019\nI applied for a position on the TTC Board and didn't even get an interview - because Committee and Board members are privately appointed by City Councillors. Yet City Councillors on the TTC Board don't even know what TTC fare is - because they don't ride it. #TOpoli #ONpoli https://t.co/OXRt6hmotf— April Engelberg (@AprilEngelberg) December 16, 2019\nToronto City Councillor & #TTC board member doesn't know the cost of a transit fare. Provincial minister of transportation cancels the #HamOnt LRT. This is what happens when people who don't rely on transit are in charge of planning and building it.#TOpoli #onpoli— !PO! (@hungrypo) December 16, 2019\nIn all seriousness, some people on the TTC board truly care. But the audacity of this man is spectacular. He took the city to court to keep this seat but can't even tell you the cost of a fare.— Maklane deWever (@maklanedewever) December 16, 2019\nSomeone on the TTC board should have there facts. I would expect them to know rates and parking rates and a grasp of ridership experience. This is why we are in a mess bad management— Renus Bailey (@doonerbailey) December 16, 2019\nThis is exactly the problem. A collection of municipal councillors and MPPs who don’t even use public transit are making all the transit decisions.— Adam Lockett (@AdamLockett34) December 16, 2019\nSo disheartening that Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt vote this guy in as their best and brightest.— Debbie YTZ (@debbieYTZ) December 16, 2019\nIf he doesn't know the cost of a fair then clearly he doesn't care about his job or the people he works for.— Earthling (@Petor59) December 16, 2019\nRiders would most likely see the price hike come into effect by March 2020.\nAccording to CP24, the increase would affect PRESTO fares by raising an adult ride to $3.20, a monthly adult pass to $156, and youth or senior rides to $2.25 each.\nYouth or senior cash fares would increase to $2.30. The current cash fare for adults would remain the same.\nHopefully, TTC stations' PRESTO machines can take the extra coins.\nWhat people may or may not feel about the amount of the hike is up for debate. The prevailing feeling among the TTC's vocal ridership, though, is that people on the board should at least know exactly how much it costs daily users.\nMore info on Monday's approved budget can be found here.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.