The days of purchasing TTC tokens and tickets will soon be over, as the transit authority has confirmed both methods of payment will be phased out in 2019.
As of August 3, 2019, you will no longer be able to purchase tickets and tokens and riders are now being encouraged to purchase PRESTO cards.
This news comes as the TTC announced it’s ending its Metropass Discount Plan (MDP) program earlier than anticipated due to the ongoing uncertainty of the Canada Post labour negotiations.
The TTC says the potential strike could impact the delivery of November and December Metropasses. The MDP program was scheduled to end in December as the TTC transitions to PRESTO.
— Brad Ross (@bradTTC) October 11, 2018
MDP customers will not be charged for the November and December Metropasses and will instead receive a credit on November 1 and December 1 of $12.25 for adults or $9.75 for seniors/youths — the equivalent of the MDP discount on a Metropass.
MDP customers will also receive a $6 credit on November 1 that can be used to purchase a PRESTO card.
Moving forward, the TTC is encouraging MDP users to sign up for the 12 month PRESTO pass, which costs the same ($134 for adults and $107 for seniors/youths).
Additionally, a PRESTO card requires the same 12-month commitment and provides the same unlimited travel as the MDP pass.
The monthly pass is automatically updated each month, removing the need to mail passes to customers. Additionally, if a PRESTO card is lost or stolen, it can be cancelled and replaced without the customer having to purchase a new monthly pass.