Let's be honest. The TTC sucks. You will often find yourself sitting in a crowded bus, streetcar, or subway that just isn't moving. This is where protable gaming devices come in really handy. Here are some great games developed in Toronto (or surrounding areas) that can be played in quick fashion.
Noodles is best described by its developer: "a relaxing, simple, addictive puzzler. Tap to spin noodle pieces, and connect them all together." Players will rotate tiles to make everything connect, and most levels (especially at the 5X5 level) can be beaten in a minute or two.
Blitz Block Robo comes from Barrie developer Nexus Game Studio and makes the typical match puzzle game a bit more hectic. "Blitz Block Robo is an action puzzle game with a fresh new take on the typical match puzzler. Simple, yet challenging, control the game grid by sliding blocks, matching colors of any amount to earn points or chain together with special blocks for massive combos."
I wanted to put an endless runner on this list, and they don't come much better or beautiful than Alto's Adventure. Even if you're making a great run, you can always just complete challenges. "Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Journey across the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness, through neighbouring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins. Along the way you'll rescue runaway llamas, grind rooftops, leap over terrifying chasms and outwit the mountain elders – all while braving the ever changing elements and passage of time upon the mountain."
Honorary Mention: Bloxiq - Developed by Blot Interactive.
All the previous games I've mentioned are on phones or tablets - but what about the PlayStation Vita? Enter Bloxiq. However, I do have a confession: I have not played Bloxiq yet, still waiting for a non-Borderlands 2 Vita bundle. However when a developers describes their game as the "Demon’s Souls of puzzle games" then you've peaked my interest. Give this one a shot if you're a Vita user and give some love to the developer on Twitter.