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You can "POP" onto all TTC streetcars,
starting December 14


Starting Monday, December 14, you can board any TTC streetcar by any door — if you have a valid proof of payment or “POP”.

Your transfer or your TTC pass are two examples of a proof-of-payment. If you use PRESTO fare cards, you’ll need a transfer if your trip includes travel by bus.

“Proofs-of-payment” (or POPs) include:

Passengers with a POP can board through any door. Passengers paying with tickets, tokens or cash must board through the front doors and get a transfer. Passengers using PRESTO cards whose trip includes bus transportation, must board at the front door and take a transfer. Passengers riding the new streetcars can board at any door, pay their fare at a fare and transfer machine and get their POP receipt.

TTC transit enforcement officers and transit fare inspectors enforce the POP fare system and TTC by-laws. They’ll make random checks to make sure that passengers have proof of payment on streetcar routes. Keep your transfer, pass, POP receipt or validated TTC ticket handy so that you can show your proof of payment when a TTC officer or inspector asks for it. The officers or inspectors may issue you a summons if you cannot produce proof of payment and even stiffer penalties will be applied against repeat offenders.

Later this week, the Metrolinx board of directors will discuss a staff report that reveals that the TTC will have PRESTO card readers available on all streetcars by the end of this year.

With the entire streetcar network converting to POP, the TTC has produced this video that explains what you need to know about getting a transfer or POP receipt when riding the TTC: