Apple Maps Transit Views in iOS 9 Also Support Cities in Southern Ontario [LIST]


With the announcement of Transit directions for Apple Maps in iOS 9, the only Canadian city mentioned on-stage at WWDC to support it at launch was Toronto.

It turns out this isn’t the case, as commenter Eric noticed Apple had updated their map data page with transit information from various southern Ontario cities and respective transit agencies:

  • Brampton
  • Burlington
  • Grand River (Waterloo)
  • Guelph
  • Hamilton
  • Metrolinx (Ontario transit data)
  • Mississauga (MiWay)
  • Niagara Falls
  • Oakville

Brampton transit data © 2015, The City of Brampton (All rights reserved.) Subject to terms at:

Burlington transit data from the City of Burlington. Subject to terms at: Projects/Open_data/TermsOfUse.pdf.

Grand River Transit data provided by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo under licence.

Guelph Transit data provided by the City of Guelph under an open government license.

Hamilton Street Railways public sector data made available under the City of Hamilton’s open data licence.

Ontario transit data provided with permission of Metrolinx. Metrolinx makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or currency of the data used herein.

MiWay transit data from the City of Mississauga. Subject to terms at:

Niagara Falls and Niagara Region transit public sector data made available under the Niagara Region’s Open Data Licence v1.0 at:

Oakville Transit data licensed under the Open Government Licence – Town of Oakville.

Toronto Transit data licensed under the Open Government Licence – Toronto.

As news of this update made its way out on the Internet and eventually Reddit, Joe Rossignol from MacRumors was able to verify and find out more cities supported, on top of the list from above. Below is an image showing sets of Transit directions to Barrie and also another set originated from the University of Waterloo:

Apple Maps Transit Canada

Other cities that have been verified to show Transit views in iOS 9 include:

  • Barrie
  • Pickering
  • Ajax
  • Whitby
  • Oshawa
  • Peterborough
  • Milton

So while Apple only stated Toronto as the only Canadian city to get Transit views in Maps in iOS 9, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Now, as for when the rest of Canada will get Transit views? That’s another story. But this is a good start, right? Right?? *softly strokes Google Maps for iOS*


  • Fingers crossed for Vancouver!

  • That would be a logical next choice–that is if Skytrain doesn’t keep shutting down at random 😛

  • Matt

    Yes but with transit data, it would make sense so that people would know about it beforehand too…ITS SUPER LOGICALZ AND SMARTZ GOSH APPLE JUST DO IT 😉

    I bet TransLink is secretly shutting down the services at random as a plea to apple to please put transit mapping in Vancouver maps haha

  • Haha…hmm…you may be onto something! Now, how to stop people from escaping and walking on the tracks, which causes even more problems! 😉

  • Matt

    I think apple created that problem on their own terms…seeing as how iOS 9 transit mapping will be so accurate to include entrances and exits as well, it must be that much accurate to involve transit doors being entrances/exits 😉

    At least when they escape, they’ll escape quickly and through the right exit haha