The TTC is Canada’s largest transit system and the third largest in North America. PRESTO is an important element of TTC’s overall strategic plan to modernize its fare payment system to drive greater direct rider benefits, enable urban and regional economic growth and complement existing sustainability goals.
PRESTO devices are currently installed at 26 TTC subway stations and onboard new streetcars as they enter service (currently used on the Spadina, and Harbourfront routes). There are, on average, 40,000 TTC fares paid with PRESTO every day accounting for the second highest use of PRESTO in the GTHA. To find out which TTC subway stations are PRESTO enabled, please visit the PRESTO fare system page on the TTC website.
In November 2012, Metrolinx and the TTC signed a master agreement that defines the long-term roles, responsibilities and relationships for the delivery of PRESTO on the TTC. Following a TTC request in early 2015 to accelerate the PRESTO implementation schedule, Metrolinx has developed a plan that will allow transit riders to use the PRESTO fare card on all subways, buses, and streetcars by the end of 2016 -- a year ahead of schedule.
Given the scale of the project, PRESTO implementation on the TTC has been split into phases. Metrolinx’s objective is to make sure that each phase of the deployment is rigorously tested to ensure quality customer experiences. The first phase, which is now complete, covers new streetcars (currently along the Spadina, Bathurst, and Harbourfront routes) and 26 subway stations. Subsequent phases will provide additional functionality and expand the PRESTO coverage across the entire TTC service network.
When PRESTO is fully deployed there will be more than 10,000 PRESTO devices on surface vehicles (streetcars, buses) subway turnstiles and self-service devices for the 1.7 million customers who rely on the TTC every day.
Read the agreement
Funding and Financial Reporting Agreement
Operational Services Agreement
Project Management Agreement
Visit the TTC page for more information about using PRESTO on TTC.
Visit PRESTOcard.ca for information on the PRESTO card.