For visitors to Toronto there is a new improved beta TTC site – so check out the new hotness at http://www.beta.ttc.ca/ to get maps, scheduling information and figure out if it’s cheaper to get tokens and a weekly pass or just get a Metropass for September.
If touching strangers on public transit isn’t your bag and you need to keep to a budget during your time here try this Taxi Fare calculator. http://toronto.taxiwiz.com
For instance if one were leaving the AMC at Dundas and Yonge and heading to …oh let’s say the Drake Hotel for a late cocktail this little mashup would let you know that the ride should cost you about 10 bucks – give or take depending on tips and traffic. You may realize that if you want to have enough money left for a drink at the Drake you better split that cab with 2 other people or get on the Queen streetcar.