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PRESTO on the TTC

November 30 will be the last day the TTC will sell tickets, tokens and passes at collector booths. You will still be able to use your tickets and tokens to ride the TTC after November 30.

PRESTO

PRESTO is a reloadable payment card that lets you pay your fare on the TTC, GO Transit, UP Express and 8 other transit agencies in Ontario. It’s the perfect time to get a PRESTO card to take advantage of benefits like lowest fares, balance protection, Autoload and 2-hour transfers. When you download the PRESTO app you can load passes or money, manage up to 10 cards and check your balance.

Two-hour transfers on the TTC

With PRESTO you get two hours to travel in any direction on the TTC with each payment. When you start your trip and tap your PRESTO card, your fare will be deducted and a two-hour transfer will automatically be applied to your card. Each time you hop on and off the system or switch directions, just tap your PRESTO card again.

Find out more about transfers on the TTC.

Did you just receive a new PRESTO card and aren’t sure what to do next?

If this is your first PRESTO card, make sure it is set to the correct Fare Type so that you’re paying the right fare. A senior or youth Fare Type can be set at any participating Shoppers Drug Mart location.

Once you’ve got your card, set up a My PRESTO Account and you can:

  • manage up to 10 PRESTO cards through one My PRESTO Account
  • quickly view your account balance and transaction history
  • protect your card balance if it is ever lost or stolen
  • set up Autorenew for automatic transit pass renewals
  • set up Autoload to automatically add funds when your balance falls below a set amount

If you already have a PRESTO card and have set up your PRESTO Account, you can continue to use that card. You may want to add this new card to your account. Find out how to do that.

Find out more about using PRESTO on the TTC.

Downtown Express Routes

TTC customers can now use PRESTO to pay the entire fare for travel on any Downtown Express route. Just tap like you usually do and the base fare and additional Downtown Express fare will both be deducted from your PRESTO card balance.

If you’re transferring from a regular route, only the additional fare will be deducted when you tap on a Downtown Express bus. Children 12 years and under can ride Downtown Express buses for free, like they can on regular TTC routes.

If you load a TTC Monthly Pass, you can now choose to load a TTC Monthly Downtown Express Pass that allows unlimited travel on all regular TTC routes and all Downtown Express routes.

You can find a list of the Downtown Express routes on the TTC website.

TTC Monthly Passes

The current month's passes are available up to the 8th day of the month. Next month's passes are available as early as 12 days before the end of the month.

You can purchase a TTC Monthly Pass:

TTC 12 Month Pass is the new home for MDP

Want to save even more on a monthly pass? PRESTO customers who set up an account online can sign up for the TTC 12 Month Pass to get their monthly passes at a discounted price.

An adult 12 Month Pass is only $138.55 each month – a savings of $151.20 per year! A senior or youth 12 Month Pass is only $112.25 each month.

This is available online for the same time period as the TTC monthly pass. Sign up here and follow the online steps.

If you purchased a pass or signed up for the TTC 12 Month Pass for next month, it will be ready for you to use on the first day of the month. If you purchased a pass or signed up for the TTC 12 Month Pass on the last day of the month, please note that it can take between 4 and 24 hours for your pass to be ready to use. Make sure you have funds on your card if you wish to travel during that time.

If you purchased a monthly pass or signed up for the TTC 12 Month Pass for the current month, it will take between 4 and 24 hours for your pass to be ready to use.

 

If you were a TTC VIP customer, here’s how you can ride with PRESTO:

  • Load a TTC 12 Month Pass
  • Load a monthly pass
  • Pay with funds on your card

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