TTC RIDERS IN FOR 10-CENT FARE INCREASE THIS YEAR: REPORT

Jan 18, 2019

By Jane Brown

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TTC riders can expect to soon pay more to ride Toronto transit.

A published report says the TTC plans to recommend increasing the price of tokens and adult Presto fare card taps by ten cents to $3.10.

The cost of an adult monthly pass on Presto is also expected to rise, but cash fares would remain where they are, at $3.25.

The transit agency is expected to release its proposed 2019 budget today ahead of a board meeting scheduled for next Thursday.

TTC Chair Jaye Robinson said recently she wouldn’t support a fare increase. But Thursday morning, Mayor John Tory said its reasonable for riders to expect fares to gradually increase.

He made the comments while announcing good news that the Relief Line linking Pape Station on Line 2 to Osgoode Station on Line 1 will open in 2029, two years earlier than the original projection.

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