Back to school on the TTC

The TTC is excited to welcome students, parents and teachers back to transit, with the school year beginning next week.


Starting Tues., Sept. 5, the TTC will be restoring trips that travel to and from post-secondary, secondary, and elementary schools, making the TTC the easiest, most eco-friendly way to get to and from school.


Children 12 and under ride the TTC for free. All other students can pay their TTC fare using several methods of payment, including:


PRESTO single fares

$2.35 for youth 13-19

$3.30 adult


PRESTO Monthly Pass

$128.15 for youth 13-19 and for post-secondary students with a Post-Secondary Monthly Pass


Debit / Credit

$3.30 adult



$2.40 for youth 13-19

$3.35 adult


Students and parents are reminded that PRESTO cards are set to deduct an adult fare. If a youth fare is required, the PRESTO card, along with government-issued identification, should be taken to a Shoppers Drug Mart or to the TTC Customer Service Centre above Davisville Station to change the setting.


Post-secondary students enrolled full-time at a recognized institution in Toronto are eligible for a discounted monthly pass on PRESTO. They must have a TTC post-secondary student photo ID to set their PRESTO fare type, and purchase and use their post-secondary monthly pass on PRESTO The TTC Post-Secondary Photo ID card can only be obtained at the TTC Photo ID Office at Bathurst Station. The post-secondary fare type can be set at any Shoppers Drug Mart or at the TTC Customer Service Centre above Davisville Station.


The TTC asks all students, as a courtesy to others, remove their backpacks and place them on their lap if seated or on the floor between their feet if standing. Students are also reminded to remove their headphones or reduce the volume when appropriate to hear important announcements.


Finally, the TTC would like to remind everyone about some important safety tips as the school year begins:


Drivers: As the streets, sidewalks, and crosswalks get busier for back-to-school, please be extra vigilant while commuting. Please yield the right-of-way to TTC vehicles and slow down to allow buses to re-enter traffic after servicing stops.


Pedestrians: Please don't run alongside or in front of a bus or streetcar. It's always safer to wait for the next vehicle, which will be along soon.


Cyclists: Sometimes streetcar tracks can be slippery. When cycling near streetcar rails, be aware of the track conditions and always cross streetcar tracks at an angle to avoid tires getting caught.


Subway riders: Always stand behind the yellow line on the platform when waiting for a subway train. Never descend to track level for any reason. If you drop something, such as your cell phone, leave it and tell a TTC uniformed employee who will arrange to retrieve it.


Streetcar riders: Be sure to check that traffic has stopped before exiting a streetcar.


Bus/streetcar riders: When on board, always be sure to stand behind the white line at the front of the vehicle and stand clear of the doors.


The TTC looks forward to welcoming customers back to the system as the new school year begins and reminds commuters that they can plan their trips at, or use transit apps.


Customers with questions or concerns are encouraged to reach out to TTC customer service online, by phone at 416-393-3030 or on Twitter @TTChelps, or speak to a TTC staff member. Those seeking more information about the TTC's back-to-school plans or service schedules are encouraged to visit

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