TTC Riders Being Pushed In The Direction Of Presto

TTC customers will have fewer places to buy tokens and tickets

Time to get out of your comfort zone if you use tokens, tickets and passes when riding the TTC. After Saturday, riders will only be able purchase them from some third-party retailers. The goal is to get more people using Presto cards.

Eventually, tokens and tickets will go the way of the dinosaur. An end date has not been announced. However, officials say for passengers who don’t have a stockpile of tickets or tokens, they should begin to use Presto.

The green card does have drawbacks. Presto is only set up to deduct an adult fare. Post secondary students, youth and seniors must go to a TTC Customer Service Centre or a Shoppers Drug Mart with the proper identification so they can obtain a lower fare.