If you have proof of payment you may board certain streetcars at the centre or rear doors.

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)

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)
  • 508 Lake Shore (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. while on Lake Shore Boulevard West)
  • 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.   POP TTC's Proof-of-Payment Fare System Board via rear doors with valid pass or transfer

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 510 Spadina can board at any door, pay their fare at a Fare and Transfer machine and get their POP receipt.

504 King – Beginning on January 1, 2015

The 504 King streetcar will operate on a Proof-of-Payment system. POP will be in effect seven days-a-week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Customers can board through any door and will be required to have POP (Valid transfer, pass, validated TTC ticket or POP receipt).

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.