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15 Toronto Transit Ridership Pet Peeves

Every TTC passenger has their own personal pet peeve. See which rude behaviour you hate the most or might even be guilty of yourself.

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The Infamous Leprechaun Man. Poster Child for rude TTC behaviour.
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The Infamous Leprechaun Man. Poster Child for rude TTC behaviour.

1. Seat Hogs

This comes in various forms: from manspreading to setting purses, backpacks and shopping bags on adjacent seats or to lounging with your feet up or even lying down in seats.
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This comes in various forms: from manspreading to setting purses, backpacks and shopping bags on adjacent seats or to lounging with your feet up or even lying down in seats.

2. Not Moving Back

This is pretty self explanatory, but during rush hour, staying at the front of the bus or streetcar when there is still plenty of room at the back is a pain in the behind. The TTC has tried to address this issue by allowing rear door entry on some streetcar routes.
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This is pretty self explanatory, but during rush hour, staying at the front of the bus or streetcar when there is still plenty of room at the back is a pain in the behind. The TTC has tried to address this issue by allowing rear door entry on some streetcar routes.

3. Strollers

Moms are people too, but some passengers find that some of the over sized strollers particularly bothersome.
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Moms are people too, but some passengers find that some of the over sized strollers particularly bothersome.

4. Not Cueing Up for Busses and Streetcars

There's no doubt that pushing your way to the front of the line is just rude behaviour.
Peter J. Thompson / National Post Files / Via news.nationalpost.com

There's no doubt that pushing your way to the front of the line is just rude behaviour.

5. Non-human Passengers

As well behaved as some of our feline and dog friends can be, many passengers are allergic to these companions, and for this reason, it's a big per peeve to have to ride with them, especially on the seats.
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As well behaved as some of our feline and dog friends can be, many passengers are allergic to these companions, and for this reason, it's a big per peeve to have to ride with them, especially on the seats.

6. Charging the Doors

This is not only a nuisance, but charging the doors is potentially dangerous. And if the person breaks the door, it will cause the train to either be delayed, or worse, out of service all together.
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This is not only a nuisance, but charging the doors is potentially dangerous. And if the person breaks the door, it will cause the train to either be delayed, or worse, out of service all together.

7. Coveting Priority Seating

The TTC recently implemented blue priority seating meant for seniors, pregnant women and the disabled. However, some people still haven't gotten the message and not yielding to the people they were intended for.
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The TTC recently implemented blue priority seating meant for seniors, pregnant women and the disabled. However, some people still haven't gotten the message and not yielding to the people they were intended for.

8. Escalator Standing

Stand right, walk left. Unless you are a regular TTC rider, you may not know this. The TTC could do better with more education and signage that will ultimately get people moving from one floor to another.
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Stand right, walk left. Unless you are a regular TTC rider, you may not know this. The TTC could do better with more education and signage that will ultimately get people moving from one floor to another.

9. Chatty Riders

Some riders have no concept of what is going on outside their little bubble. Cell phone, especially on speakerphone, are one of the TTC's biggest complaints.
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Some riders have no concept of what is going on outside their little bubble. Cell phone, especially on speakerphone, are one of the TTC's biggest complaints.

10. Bikes on Transit

Bikes aren't allowed on transit during rush hour and for good reason. There's just no room. Luckily, the TTC is getting with the times and having bike racks on the front of most buses and inside the new streetcars. On subways, cyclists will have to keep their bikes off except for weekends/holidays and non-peak hours.
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Bikes aren't allowed on transit during rush hour and for good reason. There's just no room. Luckily, the TTC is getting with the times and having bike racks on the front of most buses and inside the new streetcars. On subways, cyclists will have to keep their bikes off except for weekends/holidays and non-peak hours.

11. Trash

With garbage and recycling bags at every station, there is really no excuse for this.
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With garbage and recycling bags at every station, there is really no excuse for this.

12. Grooming

Clipping fingernails or toenails (that's pretty gross), styling hair and applying makeup while in transit is a serious annoyance for most passengers.
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Clipping fingernails or toenails (that's pretty gross), styling hair and applying makeup while in transit is a serious annoyance for most passengers.

13. Stinky Smells

I think most passengers would agree that snacks and coffee are acceptable on the TTC. But there is nothing worse than a mix of bad body odour, perfume and smelly foods on a hot sticky day. Ask anyone who's made the trek on the Dufferin bus in summer.
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I think most passengers would agree that snacks and coffee are acceptable on the TTC. But there is nothing worse than a mix of bad body odour, perfume and smelly foods on a hot sticky day. Ask anyone who's made the trek on the Dufferin bus in summer.

14. Blocking the Doors

Like the streetcar, these folks like to park themselves right in front of the subway doors, even when they are not getting off. Rule of thumb - stand at the opposite doors.
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Like the streetcar, these folks like to park themselves right in front of the subway doors, even when they are not getting off. Rule of thumb - stand at the opposite doors.

15. Using Electronic Devices

I'm sure that everyone can agree that e-readers, iPhones and MP3 players are good as long as you can't hear them. But then there are passengers who use their devices with the speakers on, or even pull out their full-on lap-top computers (like this feller above) to the annoyance of everyone around them.
Esther Edell / Via huffingtonpost.ca

I'm sure that everyone can agree that e-readers, iPhones and MP3 players are good as long as you can't hear them. But then there are passengers who use their devices with the speakers on, or even pull out their full-on lap-top computers (like this feller above) to the annoyance of everyone around them.

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