Our office received the following notice from Toronto Transit Commission:
In-station sales of TTC tickets, tokens and passes to end on Nov., 30, 2019
The TTC will stop selling tickets, tokens and passes (GTA Weekly and the Day Pass) at collector booths on Nov., 30, 2019. Customers will still be able to buy tickets and tokens at some third-party retailers.
While customers will be able to continue using previously purchased tickets, tokens and passes to pay their fare, those people who do not have large quantities of tickets, tokens and passes remaining, are encouraged to move to a PRESTO card now to avoid potential line ups for cards on Dec. 1.
PRESTO cards are available for sale at Fare Vending Machines in all subway stations, all Shoppers Drug Mart locations, online at prestocard.ca and 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 tickets, tokens and passes as soon as they can. GTA Weekly Passes can be used until Dec., 1, 2019.
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 taxis before the end of the year.
Infrequent travelers 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 www.ttc.ca/presto to learn more about PRESTO