Important information about TTC tickets, tokens and passes

November 30, 2019 will be the last day you can purchase TTC tickets, tokens and passes (GTA Weekly and Day Pass) at collector booths. You will be able to buy tickets and tokens at some third-party retailers.

You will still be able to use previously purchased tickets, tokens or passes to pay your fare. The last day to use your GTA Weekly Pass will be December 1, 2019. No end date has been set for when the TTC will stop accepting tickets, tokens or cash. Refunds will not be provided so you are encouraged to use your tickets, tokens and passes.

You need a ticket, token, pass, transfer, PRESTO card, PRESTO Ticket or exact cash to pay your fare on the TTC. Operators on buses and streetcars do not sell fares or carry change, so you must have a form of payment ready before you board a vehicle.

TTC fares posted at point of purchase are final

Subway stations 

There is a collector booth located at most stations where you can purchase tickets, tokens and passes (TTC Day Pass and GTA Weekly Pass), and pay your fare, Fare agents accept cash, debit or credit cards. The following stations do not have collector booths. Instead, they have Customer Service Agents who are available to answer your questions or show you where to purchase your fares.

  • Vaughan Metropolitan Centre
  • Highway 407
  • Pioneer Village
  • York University
  • Finch West
  • Downsview Park
  • Sheppard West
  • Wilson
  • Yorkdale
  • Lawrence West

Fare Vending Machines

Fare Vending Machines (PRESTO cards and PRESTO Tickets)

Fare Vending Machines are located at all subway station entrances. You can use this machine to purchase a PRESTO card and load it with money to pay-as-you-go or a monthly pass for unlimited travel each month. PRESTO cards are automatically set to deduct an adult fare. If you require your card to deduct a youth or senior fare, or want to load a youth, senior, or post-secondary monthly pass onto your card, you will need to take it to a Shoppers Drug Mart store or to the TTC Customer Service Centre, above Davisville Station to change the setting on your card. You must bring government issued identification or your TTC post-secondary photo identification card.

Youths, post-secondary students and seniors must have a youth, post-secondary or senior fare type set on their card before buying the equivalent monthly pass from this machine. You can have your card set to deduct a youth, post-secondary or senior fare at any Shoppers Drug Mart location or at the TTC Customer Service Centre, above Davisville Station. You must bring government issued identification or your TTC post-secondary student photo identification card.

Self-Serve Reload Machines

Self-Serve Reload Machines are also available at TTC subway stations. You can use these machines to load money onto your PRESTO card for pay-as-you-go travel or load a monthly pass. You can also check your balance.

Toronto Pearson International Airport

You can purchase a PRESTO card or one-ride, two-ride or day pass PRESTO ticket from the Fare Vending Machines in Terminals 1 and 3 at Toronto Pearson International Airport. They are located inside the terminals near the public transit area of the ground transportation level, just inside from the TTC bus stops. You can use cash or major credit cards anytime of the day or night to purchase a PRESTO card or one-ride, two-ride or day pass PRESTO Ticket. Each person over the age of 12 requires their own PRESTO card or PRESTO Ticket. You tapped PRESTO card and PRESTO Ticket is your proof-of-payment. You must keep it with you at all times and be prepared to show it to TTC staff at any point in your journey.

Operators on vehicles do not sell fares. You must have your fare available prior to boarding a vehicle.

When to buy your fare

Tickets, tokens and TTC Day Passes can be purchased any time.

The TTC Monthly Pass and 12 Month Pass are only available for sale from the last 12 day of the month until 8 days into the start of the month they are valid. You can purchase a PRESTO card and monthly pass at Fare Vending Machines at all subway station entrances, all Shoppers Drug Mart locations, online at prestocard.ca and at the TTC Customer Service Centre, above Davisville Station.

The 12-Month Pass in only available online at prestocard.ca.

Using your PRESTO Card or PRESTO Ticket

Tap your PRESTO Card or PRESTO Ticket each time you board a bus, streetcar and whenever you enter a subway station. Your fare will be ducted, your monthly pass will be verified and your two-hour transfer will be validated.

Proof of age

Proof of age or photo ID must be shown when paying your fare:

  • Post-Secondary Students must show a Post-Secondary Photo ID along with a Post-Secondary Monthly Pass;
  • Youths between 13 and 15 years of age, no identification is required;
  • Youths between 16 and 19 years old, need to carry appropriate identification such as High School photo ID or Government issued photo ID e.g. Drivers Licence or Ontario Photo Card;
  • Seniors, 65 years of age or over, may show a TTC Senior Photo ID, a Driver's Licence or an Ontario Photo Card;
  • Children, 12 and under, may be required to show a TTC Proof of Age card.
    The TTC Photo ID Facility is located at Sherbourne subway station.