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Support Transit RACE: Toronto to Ottawa YouTube Series Trains, Planes and Buses
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T2P Films was founded in 2011 with the vision of connecting transit and aviation enthusiasts across Canada. Our YouTube channel has 1,660 subscribers and growing with over 31,000 total watch time hours to date.

 

We are excited to build on our existing Transit RACE YouTube series to include trains, planes, cars and buses. #TeamLui and #TeamRalph, along with two new teams #TeamBryan and #TeamTravis, will be racing from Toronto to Ottawa. 

 

Over the past year we have released 8 episodes of the Transit RACE where #TeamLui and #TeamRalph along with other guest teams race using only public transit across the Greater Toronto Area and Vancouver. Take a look at our past episodes:

This will be our first race with multiple transportation options. If successful, we plan on doing more races just like this. But we need your help to make this very first multimodal race happen. The funds raised will go directly towards the production. Your contributions will help support the airlines, transit system and businesses in Ottawa which face challenges during these times of reduced spending and travel by customers.

 

While we are there, we also plan on starting a series highlighting Ottawa’s O-Train stations just like our Stations of the TTC series: Make sure to check out the perk where you can pick a station dedicated to you for a future episode.

 

What will each team be taking?

One team will be flying from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) while another team will fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ). Both teams will be arriving at Ottawa International Airport (YOW). The other team will take VIA Rail from Toronto Union Station to Ottawa. One lucky team will need to drive from downtown Toronto to Ottawa. Which team will get what? Wait and see!

 

How will the race be fair? 

The teams that are flying will have to complete a challenge when they arrive in Ottawa while the other teams may not have to depending on when they arrive. Keep in mind flight delays due to weather, crew and equipment all add to the fun. The same goes with the freight traffic which introduces delays on VIA Rail. These factors are all out of our control but we promise to capture the race regardless of what happens. It is all part of getting that mode of transportation. Challenges planned include escape rooms and landing a plane in a flight simulator. 

 

COVID-19 Precautions

Both airlines and VIA Rail require passengers to have a mask onboard. We will make sure our racers and the camera person with them follow this. We will of course continue to follow proper hand sanitizing and physical distancing from other passengers. The City of Ottawa also requires masks to be worn in all indoor public spaces and on transit.

 

What will your donations go towards?

Fares are for both the racer and their camera person. Any funds we are not able to raise will need to be covered personally by the racers. Any amount helps.

 

Flight tickets (YYZ-YOW): $150 x 2 = $300

Flight tickets (YTZ-YOW): $150 x 2 = $300

VIA Rail tickets (Toronto Union-Ottawa): $110 x 2 = $220

Car rental: $240

Mandatory production insurance (Front Row Insurance): $584

Total: $1,644

 

What if the situation with COVID-19 worsens will you still continue the production?

We are committed to making this production happen. However, If needed due to health and safety concerns, we will postpone the production to a later time. We may also adjust the number of teams and the transportation modes used. We will make sure to keep everyone updated if this happens. The unused funds will still be put to good use to purchase better video equipment and for future race episodes.

 

When will the private call perk take place? Do I have to use voice or video?

For the 1 on 1 call it will be arranged between you and the team member. For group calls, a form will be sent by the team members with possible times. The time with the most people available is when it will be held. If you miss one, we will try to host more than one group call. The call will take place on Discord or Instagram. If you do not have either please contact us and we may be able to make alternate arrangements. 

 

If you wish to respond via text only during the call that is fine. You do not need to go on video if you do not want to.

 

How does the OpenBve TTC route perk work?

You can choose one of the following, not to be combined. See details on the routes here. We will then send the files to the email address you donated from:

  • YUS 4.0
  • BD 2.0
  • All 3 Hmmsim 2 routes

 

Can I join the race? 

We are always looking for new teams for the race. You can apply here: https://t2pfilms.ca/race

 

Stretch Goals

 

If we raise $2,000 we will do another episode racing within just Ottawa on OC Transpo.

 

If we raise $3,000 we will do a third episode racing from Ottawa to Toronto.

 

If we raise more than $3,000 we will put your contributions towards purchasing better video equipment such as a drone for aerial shots and transportation costs for races in other cities in Canada. Our mission is to connect transit enthusiasts across Canada and would love to travel outside of Ontario. Your contributions will allow us to make it happen!

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Private Group Call with Racing Team
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-Access to behind the scenes and vlog footage from the Transit RACE episode that will not be released publicly
-Receive your choice of either YUS 4.0, BD 2.0 or All 3 Hmmsim 2 routes.
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Private 1 on 1 Call
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