Free rides on vintage PCC streetcar
along Kingston Road, December 22



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PCC 4506 enters Bingham Loop in Kingston Road service. Photo donated from the Brad O’Brien collection.

Update — Sunday, December 22, 9:39 a.m.: The TTC has confirmed that the event is canceled.


Update — Sunday, December 22, 7:09 a.m.: This event may not take place due to the extremely icy conditions, which are coating the streetcar overhead wiring. We will update when we learn more details.


Regular streetcar service on Kingston Road returns along the 502 Downtowner and 503 Kingston Rd tripper routes this Monday, December 23.

To thank residents and businesses for their patience during the streetcar track construction, the TTC is offering free rides on a vintage Presidents Conference Committee (PCC) car tomorrow, Sunday, December 22 from noon until 4 p.m. between Woodbine and Bingham Loops.

Ward 32 Beaches - East York Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon and the TTC’s chief executive officer Andy Byford will be riding the PCC from noon till 2 p.m., spreading some holiday season cheer by handing out candy canes.

PCCs were the backbone of the TTC streetcar fleet for many decades from 1938 to 1995. At one time, Toronto owned the largest fleet of PCCs in the world - 745 cars.


From the Transit Toronto archives, read:

  • The Presidents’ Conference Committee (PCC) Cars by James Bow, here
  • A history of streetcars on Kingston Rad by James Bow, here.