Holiday 2020 Transit Schedule Changes for Toronto and Surrounding Area

This Holiday season will be different for all of us this year. If you are travelling on the TTC or taking GO Transit over the Holidays, here are some changes you need to know.   The TTC will not be offering free rides to Torontonians this New Year’s Eve in an attempt to help keep Covid numbers down in the GTA and mitigate the chances of large gatherings this Holiday Season. In years past, the TTC has partnered with Corby Spirit and Wine to provide free streetcar, bus, and subway service between 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 7 a.m.

By |December 21st, 2020|Categories: Essentials, Transit|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

COVID-Safe Holiday Activities and Events in Ontario

Different is the word that everyone is throwing around when talking about what the holidays will be like this year. That’s a bit of an understatement. Right now, we’d be walking into stores adorned with holiday decorations and playing Christmas carols while we shopped for family members and friends. That’s not possible this year, and while it’s for the safety of our family and friends that we maintain the social distancing rules, we can still admit that it kind of sucks.  That said, some activities are safe enough for you to enjoy during the holidays. Some of these events

By |December 6th, 2020|Categories: Community, Essentials|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

10 Toronto-Based Businesses to Shop at on Black Friday

Like all events in 2020, Black Friday looks a bit different this year. To continue supporting local communities in Toronto and make your dollars stretch further, it’s more important than ever to shop local. When you buy from a local business, you know that you’re helping someone pay their rent and feed their family.  Not sure where to shop for Black Friday this year? Don't worry! The Rocketman team has gathered some of the best deals just for you. If you don’t live in Toronto, you can still take advantage of these deals by selecting

By |November 27th, 2020|Categories: Community, Essentials|Tags: , , |0 Comments

7 Ways to Save on Your Commute in Ontario

The word “normal” needs to be suspended from our vocabulary, at least for the foreseeable future. There’s nothing normal about this pandemic and its impact on our lives, and waiting for a return to normalcy assumes that everything will go back to the way it was. Hope is never a bad thing, but we have to deal with reality. And the reality is that life is different. The way we work, how we socialize, and how we travel and commute have all been unprecedented. To that last point, commuting to work has become a necessary evil for front-line workers,

By |November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Essentials, Money Saving|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What really causes TTC subway delays in Toronto?

We’ve all been there. Standing on the subway platform, looking through the tunnel for that big, bright light to show up. Then you hear the dreaded PA system come on, and the monotone, computerized voice says that there’s a delay. Now you want to rip your hair out. It’s too cold to walk the rest of the way to work, so it’s either you wait it out or jump back on the Rocketman app to find another route.  Annoying, we know. And we know you don’t want to hear this, but there are actually some pretty real reasons why

By |September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Transit|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Best Day Trips From Toronto on Public Transit

For many of us, COVID-19 has put a dent in our dreams of hiking to Machu Picchu or enjoying freshly made pasta in Tuscany this summer. Instead, Canadians are turning to our own backyard to fulfill our summer plans. And while chasing the midnight sun in Iceland makes for a way better Instagram photo than a view of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, there’s plenty of hidden gems in Ontario you may have yet to explore.  We’ve rounded up seven fun, low-cost day trips you can make on public transit – or gather your friends for a weekend

By |August 24th, 2020|Categories: Transit|Tags: , |0 Comments