Toronto Is Now Giving Away Free PRESTO Cards To Residents

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Toronto Is Now Giving Away Free PRESTO Cards To Residents

Up to 65,000 free PRESTO cards are being given to those without one.

Paying for transportation is already pricey as it is, so why not avoid another expense by claiming a free PRESTO card?

Starting this month, the City of Toronto, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and Toronto Public Library are teaming up to give residents a free PRESTO card. Normally costing $6, these complimentary cards will be available at select Toronto Public Library branches while supplies last. The program is reserved for “people who do not yet have one or may face challenges in purchasing one.”

The PRESTO card is a reloadable payment card that allows you to pay your fare on the TTC, GO Transit, UP Express and 8 other transit agencies in Ontario. You can still continue to pay with cash, tickets, and tokens, but not for long—the TTC announced that November 30 will be the last day those will be sold.

Participating Branches:

  • Albion
  • Amesbury Park
  • Barbara Frum
  • Bendale
  • Black Creek
  • Cedarbrae
  • Cliffcrest
  • Dawes Road
  • Downsview
  • Evelyn Gregory
  • Humber Summit
  • Jane/Dundas
  • Jane/Sheppard
  • Kennedy/Eglinton
  • Lillian H. Smith
  • Main Street
  • Malvern
  • Maria A. Shchuka
  • Morningside
  • Mount Dennis
  • Northern Elms
  • Pape/Danforth
  • Parkdale
  • Parliament Street
  • Richview
  • Riverdale
  • Runnymede
  • Sanderson
  • Scarborough Civic Centre
  • Taylor Memorial
  • Thorncliffe
  • Weston
  • Woodview Park

If you don’t have your PRESTO card yet, you should definitely look into this offer!

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