Proof-of-Payment (POP) is required on streetcar routes that offer all-door boarding. Your transfer or your TTC pass is your proof-of-payment. Customers using PRESTO get a transfer from the Fare and Transfer machine when they tap. Always take a transfer when you pay your fare.

Watch our Proof-Payment video on YouTubethis YouTube video will open in a new window. to learn about how to use POP in our system.

Proof-of-Payment is any of the following:

  • Valid Transfer
  • Metropass
  • Weekly Pass
  • Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Weekly Pass
  • Day Pass
  • Convention Pass
  • Validated TTC Ticket
  • POP receipt (PRESTO-card users. Your transfer is your POP receipt.)

Proof-of-Payment is required on the following routes:

  • 501 Queen (7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days-a-week)
  • 502 Downtowner (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. while on Queen Street)
  • 503 Kingston Rd (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. while on Queen Street)
  • 504 King (7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days-a-week)
  • 508 Lake Shore (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. while on Lake Shore Boulevard West)
  • 509 Harbourfront (7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days-a-week)
  • 510 Spadina (24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week)

Streetcars are marked with a special POP decal:

Proof of Payment (POP) is required at all times.   


Boarding Streetcars at the Centre or Rear Doors

Customers with POP can board through any door. Customers paying with tickets, tokens or cash should board through the front doors and get a transfer. Customers riding the new streetcars can board at any door, pay their fare at a Fare and Transfer machine and get their POP receipt.

photo of the new fare and transfer machine


Queen Street, The Queensway and Lake Shore Boulevard

If you have a valid transfer, pass, validated TTC ticket or POP receipt, you can board at any streetcar stop on Queen Street, The Queensway, or Lake Shore Boulevard using the centre or rear doors from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven-days-a-week.

At less busy stops, the driver may open the front doors only, depending on the number of customers boarding. When boarding at the front doors you must pay a fare or show a valid transfer, POP receipt or Pass. Remember - if you are connecting to a surface route from the subway, you must take a transfer where you pay your fare.

During busy periods, drivers will open all doors to allow customers to board. As a courtesy, remember to let passengers exit from the car before trying to board.

POP is in effect from Long Branch Loop to Neville Park Loop.

Cyclists and motorists are cautioned to be on the lookout for customers stepping off the curb to board streetcars on Queen Street at the centre or rear doors.

Proof-of-Payment Enforcement

TTC Transit Enforcement Officers and Transit Fare Inspectors enforce the POP fare system and TTC By-law. They make random checks to ensure that customers have proof of payment on POP routes. Keep your transfer, pass, POP receipt or validated TTC ticket handy so that you can show your proof of payment when requested. A summons may be issued if you cannot produce proof of payment, and even stiffer penalties will be applied against repeat offenders.

For more details on POP call our Customer Information office at 416-393-4636.