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 iPhoneinCanada.ca commenter Eric noticed Apple had updated their map data page with transit information from various southern Ontario cities and respective transit agencies:
- Grand River (Waterloo)
- Metrolinx (Ontario transit data)
- Mississauga (MiWay)
- Niagara Falls
Brampton transit data © 2015, The City of Brampton (All rights reserved.) Subject to terms at: http://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/OpenGov/Open-Data-Catalogue/Pages/Terms-of-Use.aspx.
Burlington transit data from the City of Burlington. Subject to terms at: http://www.burlington.ca/en/services-for-you/resources/Initiative 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: http://www5.mississauga.ca/research_catalogue/CityofMississauga_TermsofUse.pdf.
Niagara Falls and Niagara Region transit public sector data made available under the Niagara Region’s Open Data Licence v1.0 at: http://www.niagararegion.ca/government/opendata/terms-of-use.aspx.
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:
Other cities that have been verified to show Transit views in iOS 9 include:
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*