Ride the TTC for free on Queen Street on St. Patrick’s Day courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey

The 501 Queen streetcar will be free to ride on St. Patrick's Day (March 17) starting at 4 p.m. courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Photo by Alan Shackleton.

By KASY PERTAB

Jameson Irish Whiskey has partnered with the Toronto Transit Commission for the second year in a row to provide free rides on St. Patrick’s Day on a pair of streetcar routes including the 501 Queen.

Torontonians will be able to travel free on the TTC from 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 until 2:30 a.m. the next morning on the 501 Queen and 504 King routes.

The whiskey company wanted to ensure that riders would have safe and free transportation to and from their St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

In a recent press release, Jameson brand manager, Alice Carroll, added that the festive day is one of their busiest.

“Deciding on which party to attend or bar to visit to celebrate with your friends is enough to think about. Your safe ride? We’ve got you covered,” Carroll said.

TTC Chair Jaye Robinson also said that the TTC is proud to partner with Jameson for another year of free service on the two streetcar routes.

“We hope customers will take advantage of the complimentary service and have a safe and fun celebration.”

All fare boxes on streetcars on the free routes will be covered, along with PRESTO card readers. Customers connecting to the subway or another route from the 501 or 504 must pay their fare when entering or boarding at their transfer point.


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