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TTC installing new PRESTO fare gates
at Lansdowne Station, starting May 6

Update — Friday, July 29, 9:17 a.m.: Construction has ended at both the Lansdowne Avenue and Emerson Avenue entrances. Passengers are now using the PRESTO-enabled fare gates.

The TTC continues to install new PRESTO fare gates at more stations.

Lansdowne Station is next.

TTC crews are removing turnstiles and high gates and replacing them with new, PRESTO-enabled fare gates. The new gates provide easier access and improve the flow of passengers into and out of stations.

After the new fare gates are active, you can still use tickets, tokens and Metropasses to pay your fare when you enter the station — but only at the collector booth aisle at the main entrance.

The TTC is assigning ambassadors to the station to help you figure out how to get around during construction.

Crews start working at the concourse level Friday, May 6. During construction, you can walk through the concourse level and can access the station from Lansdowne Avenue at all times.

The TTC is closing the “automatic” (*) entrance on Emerson Avenue from 7 p.m. Friday, May 6 during this construction. You can only access the station through the main entrance on Lansdowne Avenue.

You can no longer buy tokens at the Emerson Avenue entrance when it reopens, 6 a.m. May 9. You’ll have to buy tokens at main entrance collector booth. Construction at this location continues after May 9 behind the hoarding.

Construction to install PRESTO fare gates at Lansdowne Station continues “until early June” or until June 10.

At an “automatic” entrance, you can enter only with a token or Metropass. After the station is PRESTO-enabled, you can use your PRESTO card to enter, too.