All customers must have valid Proof-of-Payment such as a PRESTO card, paper transfer or TTC pass (Metropass, Weekly Pass, Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Weekly Pass, Day Pass or Convention Pass ), when travelling on the TTC.

Your POP proves you have paid your fare and may be requested at any time by a Fare Inspector or an Operator when you transfer between a bus, streetcar or the subway. Proof-of-Payment is required on all streetcar routes and streetcars are marked with a special POP decal.

 

Where and how do I get my Proof-of-Payment?

You must get your Proof-of-Payment where you pay your fare.

Streetcar

New streetcar

PRESTO

  • Tap your PRESTO card on a reader at the start of your journey. Your fare will be deducted and a transfer will be applied to your card. Your transfer is valid for two-hours of your one-way continuous journey.
  • Tap your PRESTO card on a reader every time you transfer.

Cash, debit/credit, ticket or token

  • Pay your fare (cash, debit/credit or token) at the Fares and Transfers Machine. Remember to take your POP receipt from the tray at the bottom of the machine.
  • Validate your ticket at the ticket validator on the side of the machine.

Passes

  • Have your pass (Metropass and Weekly, GTA, Day or Convention Pass) ready to show upon request.

Legacy streetcar

PRESTO

  • Tap your PRESTO card on a reader at the start of your journey. Your fare will be deducted and a transfer will be applied to your card. Your transfer is valid for two-hours of your one-way continuous journey.
  • Tap your PRESTO card on a reader every time you transfer.

Cash, ticket or token

  • Board the streetcar through the front doors and deposit your fare at the fare box. Remember to take your POP/transfer from the streetcar operator.

Passes

  • Have your pass (Metropass and Weekly, GTA, Day or Convention Pass) ready to show upon request.

Bus

PRESTO

  • Tap your PRESTO card on a reader at the start of your journey. Your fare will be deducted and a transfer will be applied to your card. Your transfer is valid for two-hours of your one-way continuous journey.
  • Tap your PRESTO card on a reader every time you transfer.

Cash, ticket or token

  • Deposit your fare at the fare box. Remember to take your POP/transfer from the bus operator.

Passes

  • Show your pass (Metropass and Weekly, GTA, Day or Convention Pass) to the operator upon boarding.

Subway

PRESTO

  • Tap your PRESTO card on a reader at the fare gate. Your fare will be deducted at the start of your journey and a transfer will be applied to your card. Your transfer is valid for two-hours of your one-way continuous journey.
  • Tap your PRESTO card on a reader every time you transfer.

Cash, ticket or token

  • Deposit your fare at the collector’s fare box.
  • Proceed to the transfer machine to collect your POP/transfer.

Passes

  • Show your pass (Metropass and Weekly, GTA, Day or Convention Pass) to the collector, or swipe your pass (Metropass, Weekly or GTA Pass only) at the fare gate.
  • Proceed to the transfer machine to collect your POP/transfer.

Fare inspection and Proof-of-Payment

Transit Fare Inspectors have a difficult job that’s important to making our system run. They will always announce themselves clearly. Please treat them with respect and have your Proof-of-Payment ready, just as you would if you were on a commuter train and a ticket collector came through the car.

At any point in your journey, you may be asked to show Proof-of-Payment. You may be asked:

  • At a subway station
  • On a vehicle
  • As you exit a vehicle

Keep your PRESTO card, transfer, pass (Metropass and Weekly, GTA, Day or Convention Pass), POP receipt or validated TTC ticket handy so that you can show your proof of payment when requested. If you do not have Proof-of-Payment, you may be issued a ticket, with W88penalties of up to $425.

If you have questions about Proof-of-Payment, please ask a TTC representative or call our Customer Information office at 416-393-4636.