Earlier this month, Thursday, December 17, federal, provincial and municipal officials gathered at the TTC’s Bathurst Station to announce that the TTC was rolling out the PRESTO fare-card system to its fleet of more than 200 streetcars.
The officials included Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation, Steven Del Duca, Adam Vaughan, the member of parliament for Spadina and parliamentary assistant to the federal minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Mayor John Tory, TTC chair Councillor Josh Colle and Metrolinx’ chief executive officer and president, Bruce McCuaig.
The TTC had already made PRESTO fare-card readers available on its new Toronto Flexity streetcars. At this event, the TTC confirmed that all of its 230 older streetcars — the Canadian Light Rail Vehicles and the Articulated Light Rail Vehicles would be “PRESTO-enabled” by the end of December.
You can also use the cards at 26 subway stations:
- Bloor - Yonge
- Don Mills
- Dundas West
- Queen’s Park
- Scarborough Centre
- Sheppard - Yonge
- St Andrew
- St George
- St Patrick
- York Mills
By the end of 2016, TTC riders will be able to use the PRESTO fare card in all TTC subway stations and on all streetcars and buses.
You can buy PRESTO fare cards at 100 locations across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and on-line. You can use the cars on the TTC, GO Transit, UP Express and eight local municipal transit systems — Brampton Transit, Burlington Transit, Durham Region Transit, the Hamilton Street Railway, MiWay, Oakville Transit and York Region Transit.
More than 10,000 PRESTO devices in streetcars, buses, subway stations and paratransit vehicles will eventually serve the 1.7 million passengers who rely on the TTC every day.
Passengers use nearly 1.8 million PRESTO cards across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area and Ottawa.