Get ready Toronto, a TTC fare hike comes into effect today.
The price increase means tokens and PRESTO fares would go up to $3.10, from its current $3, while adult cash fares will remain unchanged at $3.25.
Besides the fare per ride, the TTC’s 12-month pass on PRESTO is also going up.
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As of April 1, 2019, the monthly cost of your 12-month pass will increase from $134 to $138.55 per month, for an adult pass, and from $107 to $112.25 per month, for a youth/senior pass, according to the TTC.
The TTC 12 Month Pass is an annual pass that provides unlimited travel across the TTC. It requires a 12-month commitment for which you pay monthly at a discounted rate. This pass is a replacement for the TTC’s Metropass Discount Plan (MDP).
The hike will also affect the monthly Metropass, which will go from $146.25 to $151.15 on April 1.
The fare also affects senior and youth rates.
Fares did not rise in 2018, and the TTC says that their board approved the TTC’s $10.3 billion 2019-2028 capital budget that invests in longer-term projects to reduce crowding, keep the system in a state of good repair, improve accessibility, purchase new vehicles and build the Line 2 East Extension.