It's not really something that they can just take care of like people seem to think they can. People wander into the subway through bus bays at sations and it isn't just homeless people. They try to do something about but people complain about them or the city as targeting them and it's unfair to do that.The TTC has turned into a homeless shelter/CAMH on wheels. Every time I take the subway, there is at least one homeless person lying down across a set of seats. Every other time I get asked for money. Then there are the piss soaked seats...
Probably because there aren't as many go train stations for people to board. That could probably change with the extra stations that Metrolinx is adding in Toronto to "regonalize" the system.I'm surprised that GO doesn't have this problem despite it being Proof of Payment. On most of the midday trips I took last week, I had the entire upper level to myself.
Go isn't really as much of an alternative as people seem to think it is unless you live on one of the line that sees a lot of service in Toronto. Again I don't think that adding additional stations and trains on the existing go line is going to change how people commute in Toronto.Many people will leave the TTC without complaining. They have other choices, GO, bike, car, Zoom.
Zoom and other car share companies who dump cars on the street are only good for people who have a driver's license and according to statistics fewer people in Toronto have them then in the past.
The amount of people who leave the TTC for other forms of transit are a very small group and it isn't as much of a factor as they want it to be.