November 29, 2019

The TTC will stop selling tickets, tokens and TTC day passes at collector booths on Nov., 30, 2019. Customers will still be able to buy TTC tickets and tokens at some third-party retailers.

While customers will be able to continue using previously purchased TTC tickets, tokens and day passes to pay their fare, those people who do not have large quantities of them remaining, should buy a PRESTO card and load it with money for pay-as-they-go travel. The pay-as-they-go fare is equivalent to the token/ticket fare of $3.10 per adult or $2.15 for youths/seniors.

PRESTO cards are available for sale at Fare Vending Machines in all subway stations, all Shoppers Drug Mart locations, online at prestocard.ca, through the PRESTO App, or at the TTC Customer Service Centre at Davisville Station.

PRESTO card customers have access to many benefits, including:

- paying the lowest fare by default;

- being able to hop on and off the TTC within a two-hour period without being charged a second fare;

- the ability to set up auto-renew and auto-load so they never have to worry about not having enough money or a monthly pass on their card;

- balance protection for cards registered on a My PRESTO Account; and,

- the ability to use one card to pay a fare across 10 other transit agencies that use PRESTO.

The TTC has not set a date as to when it will stop accepting tickets, tokens and day passes. Since refunds will not be provided, customers are encouraged to use their remaining TTC tickets, tokens and day passes as soon as they can.

The TTC will continue limited sales of tickets and tokens to agencies and organizations like school boards and social service agencies until a new bulk sales program for distributing PRESTO cards and PRESTO Tickets is available.

Customers who travel in Wheel-Trans sedan taxis will be required to pay with exact cash, use any remaining tickets or tokens they have, or with a monthly pass on their PRESTO card. Full fare payment using PRESTO will be available on sedan early in the new year.

Infrequent travellers or visitors to the city can purchase one-ride, two-ride or day pass PRESTO Tickets from a Fare Vending Machine at all subway stations, Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Toronto and from the TTC Customer Service Centre at Davisville Station. 

Visit ttc.ca/presto to learn more about PRESTO.

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