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TTC Presto Update – October 17, 2016

The PRESTO rollout continues across the TTC. Forty subway stations, 14 of which have the new fare gates, more than 1,300 buses and all new and legacy streetcars have PRESTO readers.

Construction updates on Presto installation across the network  are available on the TTC site at the following link:

For  information about PRESTO coming to Donlands Station please click here and for Pape Station click here.

Fare gate construction

  • Fare gate construction is underway at High Park, Runnymede, Jane, Glencairn, North York Centre, St. Clair West – Heath Street entrance, Eglinton West, Summerhill, Wilson, Warden, Lawrence West, Bessarion, Bayview, Lawrence, Victoria Park and Eglinton
  • Construction is set to begin at Rosedale on Oct. 5
  • The focus of the fare gate construction for 2016 will be on main entrances. Automatic entrances will be done in 2017. Also in 2017, the TTC will complete the installation of fare gates at those stations that currently have PRESTO readers on TTC turnstiles

PRESTO on buses

  • More than 1,300 buses and 77 routes have PRESTO
  • By the end of 2016, all TTC buses, including Wheel-Trans vehicles and accessible taxis will have PRESTO readers. The accessible sedans will get PRESTO in 2017.
  • Until such time as all buses are PRESTO enabled, customers who have PRESTO cards should carry tokens or exact cash, in case the bus that arrives doesn’t have readers installed.
  • PRESTO customers transferring to another bus should take a paper transfer.

TTC fare products on PRESTO

  •  TTC pass products will not be available on PRESTO until sometime in 2017.
  • Customers will still be able to purchase individual Metropasses and Metropass Discount Plan customers will still receive cards in 2017. Customers will be provided with advanced notice when it’s time to transition from a Metropass to PRESTO.
  • Tokens and tickets will be accepted in 2017. The TTC will stop selling them before they stop accepting them. More information will be provided on when it is available.
  • New Photo ID requirements approved by the TTC Board will be introduced alongside PRESTO concessions later in 2017.
  • Limited Use Media (i.e. single ride) paper PRESTO cards will be available sometime in 2017. These will also be distributed to social service agencies, school boards and other organizations that hand out tokens and tickets today.

General PRESTO information

  • PRESTO cards can be purchased online at, by phone at 1-800-855-0511 or in person at select Gateway Newstands or at the Customer Service Centre at Davisville Station.
  • To set a senior or student concession fare you must visit the TTC’s Customer Service Centre at Davisville Station, 1900 Yonge. More locations will become available as the PRESTO rollout continues.
  • A third-party retail network will begin to sell PRESTO cards in 2017 and by late 2017 Self-Serve Reload Machines will be in every subway station. These machines will sell PRESTO cards and will allow customers to load pass products, such as monthly passes, as well as reload their card balance.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Heather Brown, senior communications specialist at the Toronto Transit Commission, at or visit


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