The TTC’s Metropass has reached its final stop. The December pass is the last one ever.
What you need to know
- The Metropass is being discontinued on Dec. 31, 2018.
- Monthly and yearly passes are available on Presto instead.
- The Metropass and Presto passes cost the same; $146.25 for adults and $116.75 for seniors (65+) and students (13-19).
- TTC monthly passes are available on Presto and can be purchased from a fare vending machine at a subway station, from the TTC’s customer service centre at Davisville Station, or online at prestocard.ca.
- 12-month passes are also available, but only online at prestocard.ca.
- Tickets and tokens will be on sale until Aug. 3, 2019 and discontinued at the end of 2019.
- It’s been a form of payment on the TTC for 40 years.
- The first Metropass was a paper card and required a photo as identification.
- It went on sale on April 7, 1980, for the month of May and cost $26.
- From May to December 1980, 693,000 adult passes were sold.
- Since 1980, more than 78 million Metropasses have been sold.
- In 1990, the Metropass was larger than they are now and made out of plastic.
- In 2017, 2.4 million adult passes were sold.
- In 2005, the passes became transferable.
- This year’s Metropasses have featured murals from around Toronto. December’s pass features the Cabbagetown Neighbours Heritage Mural on Parliament St. by Poonam Sharma and Michael Cavanaugh.