The Fair Pass Discount Program is for eligible adult residents receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW) assistance who are not in receipt of any transportation supports equal to or greater than $100.

The Fair Pass discount is programmed onto a PRESTO card and cardholders must load funds to access the discounted TTC adult fare or TTC monthly pass.
Additional information:

  • the PRESTO card is not transferable and is intended for the approved Fair Pass discount cardholder only
  • the minimum amount that can be loaded on your PRESTO card is $10 and loading money online can take up to 24 hours for funds to be available to use
  • the Fair Pass discount is valid for 12 months from the date of issuance; the funds on the PRESTO card will not expire
  • to check when your Fair Pass discount expires, speak with a caseworker at any OW office

Questions and Answers:

Q.  What is the Fair Pass Discount Program?

A.  Eligible residents will receive a 12-month Fair Pass discount programmed onto a PRESTO card.
You will save $1.00 on the TTC adult fare for a single ride and $30.75 on a TTC adult monthly pass.

TTC Fare Types  Regular Adult Fare* Fair Pass User Pays  Savings
Single Ride  $3.00  $2.00  $1.00
Monthly Pass  $146.25 $115.50  $30.75

* Based on PRESTO Card payment

Q.  Who is eligible for the Fair Pass Discount Program?

A.  Adult residents who meet all the following criteria are eligible for the Fair Pass Discount Program:

  • Living in Toronto; and
  • In receipt of Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP); and
  • Not receiving transportation supports equal to or greater than $100 in the current month (i.e. Employment or Medical Related) through OW or ODSP

Youth, post-secondary students, and seniors already receive the same level of discount, and therefore do not need to apply for the Fair Pass Discount Program.

Q.  How can I apply for the Fair Pass Discount Program?

A.  To apply for the Fair Pass Discount Program, you must complete and sign an application and consent form. You can obtain forms online, by mail or at any OW or ODSP office. Completed forms can be submitted by mail, fax, or in-person at one of the Toronto Employment & Social Services locations (TESS) effective April 4, 2018.

Q.  How can I use the Fair Pass discount?

A.  You must load money or an adult TTC Monthly Pass onto your PRESTO card. The PRESTO card is not transferable and is intended for the approved Fair Pass Discount cardholder only.

When you travel for a single ride on the TTC, tap your card on a PRESTO device and the discounted single fare will be charged. If you purchase an adult TTC Fair Pass Monthly Pass on a PRESTO card, the discount will be applied at the point of purchase for unlimited travel for the month. You will still need to tap your card on a PRESTO device instead of showing it to a collector/operator.

Q.  Where can I load my card?

A.  You can load funds on your PRESTO card online at www.prestocard.ca, by calling the PRESTO Contact Centre at 1-877-378-6123, using PRESTO self-service machines at select TTC subway stations, or visiting select Shoppers Drug Mart locations.
Monthly passes can be purchased online at www.prestocard.ca, from select Shoppers Drug Mart locations or PRESTO Fare Vending Machines at stations along the TTC’s Line 1 Extension, Sheppard West and Wilson Stations.

Q.  Can I use the Fair Pass discount programmed onto my PRESTO card to take trips on other (non-TTC) transit systems (e.g. GO Transit, UP Express)?

A.  You can use the PRESTO card, however the savings will not be applied to the fare for other transit systems. The savings will only be applied to TTC fares.

Q.  What if my PRESTO card is lost or stolen?

A.  You can purchase a replacement PRESTO card (for $6.00, plus a minimum load of $10.00) online at www.prestocard.ca, by phone at 1-877-378-6123, and in-person at the Customer Service Centre at Davisville Station, 1900 Yonge Street, or at select TTC subway stations and Shoppers Drug Mart locations.
If you have a My PRESTO Account, you can transfer the discount and the balance to a new card by contacting PRESTO. If you do not have an account, you will need to contact any OW office to provide information about the new card. The balance on the old card can be transferred to the new one on the PRESTO website, only if you have a My PRESTO Account.

For more information about the Fair Pass Discount Program:

Online: toronto.ca/transitdiscount (online information will be available starting April 4)
By phone: OW recipients may call your caseworkers and ODSP recipients may call 416-338-8888 and select option 3 (available starting April 4)
In-person: OW and ODSP recipients can visit any OW office