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Metro(pass) goes Presto: Here's what you need to know

Last Updated Dec 31, 2018 at 8:27 am EDT

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.

 

Metropass history

  • 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.

 

The Metropass in the '80s was made out of paper. Photo: CityNews
The Metropass in the ’80s was made out of paper. Photo: CityNews

 

The Metropass in the '90s was big and plastic and had a slot for a required photograph. Photo: CityNews
The Metropass in the ’90s was big and plastic and had a slot for a required photograph. Photo: CityNews