King Street Pilot News

Beyond the commute: Three ways the King Street Pilot creates more liveable communities - November 13 2018

The Atmospheric Fund shares how the King Street Pilot contributes to move liveable communities by improving public health, vibrancy & accessibility, and economic prosperity. Read the full blog post here.

One year in data deems King St. pilot project a success - November 12 2018

Toronto Star journalist Michael Lewis looks at the data from one year into the pilot project. Read his full story here.

One Year In: The King Street Pilot – Monday November 26th at 7 pm - November 11th 2018

TTCriders and CityPlace Residents Association, two members of the King for All Coalition, are hosting an open meeting for people who live, work, shop, and travel on King Street to share their experience with the King Street Pilot over the past year. Learn more and register here.

New July & August 2018 King Street Pilot Dashboard - November 2nd 2018

A new King Street Pilot dashboard has been released by the City to summarize data from July and August. The dashboard includes updates on reliability of the streetcar, travel times for streetcars and cars, as well as car, pedestrian, and cyclist volumes. Look at the full dashboard here…

#KingStreetPilot Tweet Chat - Oct. 29 2018

TTCriders is hosting a twitter chat about the King Street Pilot on November 5th at 1PM. Follow the chat on twitter by searching for the #KingStreetPilot hashtag and add your perspective to the conversation by responding to a series of questions that will be asked by the host. Read more about the chat here…

Take OCAD's King Street Pilot Survey - Oct. 17 2018

There’s a survey being conducted by OCAD University’s Visual Analytics Lab to better understand how people experience the King Street Pilot streetscape. Do you live, work, or shop along King Street? Take the survey to influence the urban design of this space:

Launching the 2-Hour Challenge on King Street - Oct. 2 2018

Yesterday King St. businesses and members of the King for All Coalition, including residents’ associations, business improvement areas, and civic organizations, came together to launch the 2-Hour Challenge. Learn more about the contest here and check out pictures from the launch posted by TTCriders here…

New report demonstrates $11.5 million in time savings from the pilot - Sept. 20 2018

Ryerson University’s City Building Institute (CBI) has released a new report looking at the value of time savings for transit riders thanks to the King Street Pilot. They estimate that the pilot leads to $11.5 million in time savings per year based on available data. Read the full report here.

New data released by the City of Toronto for May and June 2018 - Aug. 22 2018

Newly released data from the City of Toronto from May and June confirms that the King Street Pilot is increasing ridership, improving reliability, and speeding up travel times for transit riders!

The new data from May and June shows:

  • streetcars are traveling up to 5 minutes faster

  • a 6% average increase in reliability during peak service

  • 11% increase in all-day weekday ridership

Read the full report here.