Corby Spirit and Wine is collaborating with the TTC to provide free, safe rides for all Torontonians this New Years on all buses, streetcars, and subway lines.
Since 2013 the #CorbySafeRides partnership has provided nearly 1.1 million safe rides to Torontonians. This year on Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. 2018 until Jan. 1 at 7 a.m., all TTC rides will be free of charge.
“New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting nights of the year,” says Patrick O’Driscoll, President and CEO of Corby Spirit and Wine. ”And while we encourage people to enjoy themselves, we also have a responsibility to encourage and remind Canadians not to drink and drive on New Year’s Eve or indeed on any other night of the year.”
“We are thrilled that Corby Spirit and Wine has chosen to extend its partnership with the TTC,” says Rick Leary, CEO of Toronto Transit Commission. “Providing people with a safe way to get home on one of the most celebrated nights of the year is something that we are proud to be part of.”
Along with the free TTC rides courtesy of Corby, Metrolinx has announced that GO Transit and the Union Pearson Express will be offering free service on New Year’s Eve starting at 7 p-.m. and continuing through until New Year’s Day morning.
GO will also be offering extra late trips leaving from Union Station on its train lines for those who celebrate into New Year’s Day morning. For exact details on train departures, please visit www.gotransit.com
As well as offering the free TTC rides, Corby Spirit and Wine has also partnered with Arrive Alive Drive Sober to promote the importance of planning ahead for a safe ride home if you’ll be raising a glass this holiday season.
Arrive Alive Drive Sober provides leadership and programs to eliminate impaired driving and enables people and communities to share resources and information that will prevent injuries and save lives by collaborating with key stakeholders and community partners.
Until Dec. 31, Corby will donate $1 for every use of the hashtag #CorbySafeRides on Instagram or Twitter, up to $10,000.
For those taking the TCC on New Year’s Eve, late-evening service will continue until 4 a.m. on all routes currently operating Monday through Friday evening service. The last subway trains and bus routes are as follows:
Line 1 – last trains leave Union Station at 3:30 a.m. from Finch Station, and 3:34 a.m. for Vaughan Metropolitan Station. The last northbound train on Line 1 will connect at Bloor-Yonge Station with the last eastbound and westbound trains on Line 4.
Line 2 – last trains leave Bloor-Yonge at 3:37 a.m.
Line 3 – last trains leave Kennedy Station at 4:05 a.m.
Line 4 – last trains leave Sheppard-Yonge Station at 3:58 a.m.
Blue Night Network (overnight bus service) will operate until 8 a.m. when subway service resumes.
For more information about #CorbySafeRides, and to enter for a chance to win a year of free TTC transportation visit www.CorbySafeRides.ca