September 2, 2016

As of today, 1,000 of the TTC’s 1,900 buses now have PRESTO readers. By the end of 2016, all buses, including Wheel-Trans vehicles and contracted accessible taxis, and at least one entrance at all subway stations will have PRESTO readers. All streetcars have had PRESTO since the end of 2015.

Customers who travel on the following bus routes can now board these buses by tapping a PRESTO card:

  • 192 Airport Rocket
  • 117 Alness
  • 99 Arrow Rd 
  • 5 Avenue Rd
  • 61 Avenue Rd North
  • 7 Bathurst
  • 160 Bathurst North
  • 310 Bathurst
  • 11 Bayview
  • 28 Bayview South 
  • 49 Bloor West
  • 50 Burnhamthorpe
  • 120 Calvington
  • 42 Cummer
  • 108 Downsview
  • 101 Downsview Park
  • 125 Drewry
  • 29 Dufferin
  • 105 Dufferin North
  • 329 Dufferin
  • 111 East Mall
  • 15 Evans
  • 315 Evans-Brown’s Line
  • 193 Exhibition Rocket
  • 104 Faywood
  • 36 Finch West 
  • 33 Forest Hill
  • 122 Graydon Hall
  • 191 Highway 27 Rocket
  • 169 Huntingwood
  • 37 Islington
  • 337 Islington
  • 110 Islington South
  • 335 Jane
  • 195 Jane Rocket
  • 40 Junction
  • 107 Keele North
  • 44 Kipling South
  • 188 Kipling South Rocket
  • 45 Kipling
  • 30 Lampton
  • 162 Lawrence-Donway
  • 56 Leaside
  • 51 Leslie
  • 59 Maple Leaf
  • 46 Martin Grove
  • 74 Mt Pleasant
  • 103 Mt Pleasant North
  • 66 Prince Edward
  • 80 Queensway
  • 109 Ranee 
  • 48 Rathburn
  • 82 Rosedale
  • 73 Royal York
  • 76 Royal York South
  • 84 Sheppard West
  • 384 Sheppard West
  • 75 Sherbourne
  • 123 Shorncliffe
  • 60 Steeles West
  • 115 Silver Hills
  • 88 South Leaside
  • 78 St Andrews
  • 124 Sunnybrook
  • 168 Symington
  • 118 Thistle Down
  • 119 Torbarrie
  • 10 Van Horne
  • 90 Vaughan
  • 165 Weston Rd North
  • 112 West Mall
  • 98 Willowdale-Senlac
  • 96 Wilson
  • 396 Wilson
  • 186 Wilson Rocket
  • 97 Yonge
  • 196 York University Rocket

In addition to card readers being installed on buses, PRESTO continues to arrive at more subway stations. Thirty-two stations now have PRESTO, six of which also have new fare gates.

PRESTO is a good option for adult customers who currently pay with tokens, or cash and use PRESTO-enabled subway stations and/or travel by streetcar or on bus routes that have PRESTO.

While PRESTO may be the right option for customers traveling on routes with PRESTO, those planning on using a bus on a route without PRESTO, or entering a subway station that does not yet have PRESTO, will still need to carry tokens or cash.

During this transition, TTC customers are advised that if a bus or streetcar shows up and the PRESTO readers are out of service, they may still board, however they are asked to tap their card at their next point of entry into the system. If a bus arrives with no PRESTO readers, customers must pay by token, ticket or cash.

As well, the transition of Metropasses and other pass products to PRESTO will begin in mid-2017 when pass products become available. Other priorities for the PRESTO roll-out in 2017 include completing the installation of the new paddle-style fare gates, including accessible fare gates, at all subway station entrances; phasing out tokens and tickets; introducing concession fare products; and the introduction of a new subway station customer service model where collector booths will be closed and customer service agents will be in the station to assist customers with their travel needs, including PRESTO fare information and providing information or helping customers navigate the TTC and city.

While the TTC and PRESTO work to expand the locations when one can purchase a PRESO card , cards can be purchased and/or re-loaded in the following ways today:

  • Online - prestocard.ca Customers can also set up an auto-load agreement so their card always has money available
  • Telephone – 1-877-378-6123 (follow options 7-1-1 for TTY) or 1-877-855-0511.
  • Gateway Newstands (adult pre-loaded e-purse PRESTO cards - purchase only) – Bathurst, Broadview, Bloor-Yonge, Dundas and Spadina subway stations.
  • TTC Customer Service Centre – Davisville Station, 1900 Yonge Street - Senior and student concessions can be added at the TTC’s Customer Service Centre.
  • Self-Serve Reload Machine (re-load only) – Available at 24 TTC subway stations.


To learn more about PRESTO on the TTC visit ttc.ca/presto.

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