The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a number of bus routes for specific neighbourhoods. These special routes are designed to make it easy to get around locally.

Ours is route 405. The buses are similar to wheel-trans buses and are a convenient method for older and disabled people to get around. Use the community bus  to get to medical appointments, hairdresser visits, grocery and pharmacy shopping, meeting friends for coffee, etc. The 405 route runs from Monday to Friday during the day only. The TTC website lists the stops and provides a map.

Our nearest stop is in front of the NoFrills near the corner of Dixon and Islington but you can wave down these buses from anywhere a long the posted route. Some of the stops are aligned with regular TTC routes. You are advised to be at your stop a few minutes early to be sure of your pickup by the community bus.

Pay cash-free by tapping your Presto card. Otherwise you will have to find exact change. Here’s how to get a Presto card if you don’t have one already.