PRESTO upgrade

PRESTO is upgrading its system to enable a pilot project for PRESTO fare payment on para-transit vehicles. There will be a temporary, planned interruption of PRESTO services overnight beginning on July 31 and on to August 1.

  • PRESTO cardholders will be able to tap and pay for their trips during the scheduled upgrade.
  • Customers will be unable to activate new cards during the planned interruption.
  • Autoloads will continue to process as normal.

We recommend that customers perform necessary online transactions on the PRESTO website by July 30 to avoid disruptions.

For more information, please visit the PRESTO website. This is an external link and will open in a new window.

Purchase your pre-loaded PRESTO card

You can now purchase a pre-loaded PRESTO card from TTC Pass Vending Machines located at Union and Queen's Park stations. PRESTO cards purchased from TTC vending machines are pre-loaded with $14 (after $6 issuing fee). Please note that only adult PRESTO cards are dispensed. To have a senior/ student concession applied to your PRESTO card, please visit our Customer Service Centre at Davisville Station, 1900 Yonge street. 

PRESTO Single Fare Pricing

Adult Senior (65+)/
Student (13-19)
$2.80 $1.95

PRESTO enabled routes and stations:

  • 510 Spadina (new streetcar only)
  • 509 Harbourfront (new streetcar only)
  • Bathurst
  • Bloor-Yonge
  • Broadview
  • College
  • Davisville
  • Don Mills
  • Downsview
  • Dundas
  • Dundas West
  • Finch
  • Islington
  • King
  • Kipling
  • Museum
  • Osgoode
  • Queen
  • Queen’s Park
  • Scarborough Centre
  • Sheppard-Yonge
  • Spadina
  • St Andrew
  • St George
  • St Patrick
  • Union
  • Yorkdale
  • York Mills

Metrolinx and TTC developing a plan to accelerate rollout of PRESTO

Subject to approvals, TTC and Metrolinx have developed the following program:

  • Mobilizing TTC and Metrolinx resources and vendors to complete enabling work as quickly as possible.
  • PRESTO will be available at 26 subway stations by July 2015, up from the current 15 stations.
  • By the end of 2015 all legacy streetcars would have PRESTO devices installed on their front doors. 
  • A plan to enable PRESTO on the TTC bus fleet is being developed with the TTC so that PRESTO cards can be used on all buses by the end of 2016.
  • The TTC is also working to bring brand new fare gates to all TTC stations.
  • Focusing the initial deployment on base PRESTO services currently available on the other transit services, and adding other functions, such as payment by credit and debit cards, to subsequent releases.
  • The objective is to allow customers to be able to use PRESTO cards at all 69 TTC subway stations and throughout the entire TTC by the end of 2016.

Metrolinx and the TTC are committed to ensuring that PRESTO is delivered across the TTC system as quickly as possible while maintaining quality and ensuring a positive customer experience.

For more information about PRESTO and TTC, please visit This is an external link and will open in a new window..