Complimentary PRESTO Card Update

The TTC has paused its plans to provide complimentary PRESTO cards to students while they review the recommendations made by the City of Toronto’s Auditor General around fare evasion and the use of child PRESTO cards on the TTC. This pause also includes the distribution of youth PRESTO cards as well. More information will be shared when it’s available. In the meantime, youths ages 13-19, can purchase a PRESTO card for $6 at a Fare Vending Machine at subway stations, Shoppers Drug Mart locations, at the TTC’s Customer Service Centre above Davisville Station and online at The PRESTO card will need to be changed to deduct a youth fare. This can be done by at Shoppers Drug Mart locations or at the TTC’s Customer Service Centre. Valid government issued identification is required. Children 12 and under can continue to ride the TTC for free and are not required to have a PRESTO card at this time. For those children who have one, they can use it any time they travel on the TTC. For more information about PRESTO on the TTC visit