toronto transit

Toronto Transit

When recreating the Toronto Metro or “Rocket” map I focused on two primary goals. The first, create a clear and readable metro map that easily guides riders to the various locations on the rail, and second, combine two existing rail systems, the Toronto Metro and the Greater Toronto Area Rail, into one map, allowing for a more cohesive experience when riding anywhere you can travel to by rail.

Starting from a solid grid system, I plotted out the various stops that were on both the Toronto Metro and the Greater Toronto Rail, making sure to follow a hierarchy that would ensure riders could find transfer stations and important landmarks easily. On top of this, I wanted to ensure the two rail systems, while connected, were clearly distinguished. To accomplish this I not only divided each rail by a different set of colors, but also changed the line width and angles of the GTA Rail.

In order to better apply the new map system to today’s world I designed the map to be used at kiosk systems that could be used to plan trips, print tickets and look up information about stops. These kiosks would replace standard ticket kiosks and would have an option for commuters and tourists, allowing for both a quick process for those who know where they are going, and a more informative experience that is useful to those new to the area.




toronto metro

toronto metro

toronto metro