Toronto the Only Canadian City to Get Transit View in iOS 9 Maps

At WWDC this morning, Apple previewed iOS 9 and within the upcoming changes to Maps, we’ll get a new Transit view. This is limited to some initial launch cities worldwide and the only one to get it here in Canada is Toronto, as previously rumoured.

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Transit view shows lines and stations on the map so you can easily plan your route, while a more detailed view will provide even locations of exits and entrances to underground stations.

Initial launch cities include Baltimore, New York, Berlin, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, London, Toronto, Mexico City, Washington, D.C., Beijing, Shanghai and over 300 other locations in China.

The new Transit view will also be available on Apple Watch, as part of watchOS 2 when it becomes publicly available this fall. Surely more Canadian locations will come, with other major cities to come, like Montreal or Vancouver for example.

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  • dudewassup

    How likely is it that this could extend to the Greater Toronto Area?

  • miketo

    Seems to have GO, YRT and Mississauga transit as well.

  • dudewassup

    WHERE DOES IT SAY THAT? omg, I’m in Mississauga and this would be awesome news.

  • Chrome262

    Finally something first lol Canada, not Toronto, don’t want to start a city war here

  • Miketo

    It doesn’t anywhere, but I downloaded iOS 9 beta and tried it and it does have Mississauga.

  • dudewassup

    Wow that’s awesome. Do you mind sharing screenshots perhaps?

  • miketo

    There you go.

  • dudewassup

    Oh my, now I’m not that disappointed with iOS 9 and Canada after all, other than ApplePay. Cheers to you!

  • Miketo

    Thanks 🙂

  • dudewassup

    YOU are freaking awesome! If this works well, I can actually delete Google Maps.

  • chikaraginger

    So… the question every Canadian is asking is: When is it coming to Vancouver? 😉