Here are the TTC changes coming into effect next week

Jun 23 2020, 6:58 am

As Toronto prepares for the next phase of reopening, there are a few changes coming to the TTC on July 2, that residents will need to know.

The changes will come into effect on July 2.

Starting next week, customers and TTC staff must wear cloth masks or face coverings when travelling and transit riders will be able to board buses through both the front and rear doors.

Also, cash, TTC ticket, and token payment is returning on buses and paper transfers will be available.

The transit commission also said to consider purchasing a PRESTO card as it’s “faster and easier” than cash, tickets, and tokens.

It’s important to note that there are exceptions for the mandatory face mask policy.

This means, any child under the age of two, or persons with an underlying medical condition which inhibits the ability to wear a face mask, or persons who are unable to place or remove the mask on their own, and TTC employees who are in designated TTC areas that are not public spaces.

Additionally, accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code will also be considered.

“These face coverings are required as a safety precaution as more customers return to the system and physical distancing becomes more challenging,” the transit commission said.

There is also a physical distancing reminder for transit riders to remain six feet from people not within their household.