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Crazy Question About TTC and Escalators

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Crazy Question About TTC and Escalators

Hello Fellow Travelers, I have reviewed the TTC site and have found valuable information. We'll be coming from the airport and know the procedure for the bus and then we access the subway at the Kipling Station. On stations without elevators I see escalators and when I view the station it says the escalators are in the up direction only (in some stations not all). Question: with roller bags do you carry them downstairs? On the first part of our trip the Kipling and St. George Stations have elevators. Since we change hotels in the middle of our stay, the Sherbourne station says the direction is up at all times. Since we've never ridden the subway in Toronto just wondering since we'll be at the Marriott on Bloor for a few nights and then return to the airport. One of us has a slight mobility issue and limps slightly. Thank you for your advice. Regards, 1NCF

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1. Re: Crazy Question About TTC and Escalators

Some stations aren't too accessible unfortunately and you may need to carry your luggage up or down stairs. You can ask any TTC staff member on duty for assistance or just ask someone going your way - Torontonians are very friendly :)

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2. Re: Crazy Question About TTC and Escalators

The Marriott on Bloor is actually closer to the main Bloor/Yonge station (north & south it's known as Bloor, east & west it's known as Yonge) ... which has escalators up and an elevator. You can walk right through the lower level of the mall to the hotel. Not sure why'd you'd be going to the Sherbourne station.

http://goo.gl/maps/1qVOx

Edited: 13 August 2014, 20:46
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3. Re: Crazy Question About TTC and Escalators

For some reason googlemaps and directions has sent me to different locations for the same address. I appreciate your advice. It is most likely a misunderstanding on my part and I was probably mistaken. Thanks so much, 1NCF

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4. Re: Crazy Question About TTC and Escalators

Wow, I never knew the escalators only went in one direction at Sherbourne, and I just called the TTC to confirm. Sad, but true. However, you do say you're staying at the Marriott on Bloor. That buildling is actually WAY closer to the Bloor & Yonge Station (one of the largest and busiest intersections of the subway system), so I'd be more inclined to use THAT station, than the Sherbourne one. The two stations are only a few blocks apart, but I think the Yonge/Bloor one is just that much closer to the Marriott.

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5. Re: Crazy Question About TTC and Escalators

People carry their bags-luggage down the stairs all the time. Young women with baby strollers carry their baby with one arm and the stroller with the other. I've seen them carry them up as well as down.

Walking down the street you can tell who is older and who is younger, the younger the person, the faster they walk. I tried keeping up with the 20 somethings but after a block or so its hopeless. Least i could walk faster then half the people around but that was a few years back.

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6. Re: Crazy Question About TTC and Escalators

And your point is... what?

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Thanks to everyone for the advice. Safe travels, 1NCF

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