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TTC installing new PRESTO fare gates
at St Clair West Station, starting May 13



Update — Wednesday, August 3, 2:24 p.m.: Construction again blocks the Heath Street West entrance from Friday, August 5 until Monday, August 8.


Update — Tuesday, July 26, 9:55 p.m.: Construction again blocks the Heath Street West entrance from Friday, July 29 until Tuesday, August 2.


Update — Wednesday, June 15, 9:46 p.m.: Construction has ended at St. Clair Avenue West entrances. The TTC will start installing gates at the Heath Street West entrance soon.


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

St Clair West 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 will stagger the work at the station’s entrances.


They’ll close the Heath Street West entrance from 7 p.m. Friday, May 13 until 6 a.m. Monday, May 16, from 6 p.m. Friday, July 29 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, August 2 and from 6 p.m. Friday, August 5 until 6 a.m. Monday, August 8.

While the entrance is closed, you can access the station through the:

  • St Clair West main entrance (St. Clair Avenue West, north side).
  • South “automatic” (*) entrance (St. Clair Avenue West, south side).

They’ll close the south “automatic” (*) entrance from 7 p.m. Friday, May 20 until “mid-June” or June 17.

The pathway to the south entrance turnstiles will still be available, but you will need to take the stairs to the main fareline. Hoarding will replace the turnstiles.

The main entrance on the north side of St. Clair Ave West will remain open during construction.


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.