Tokens or Tickets?

ttcForget that boxers or briefs question. The Toronto equivalent is far sexier. Tokens or tickets?

I'm a tickets guy. I keep them in my wallet where the rest of you keep your paper money and I haven't lost one yet. Whenever I use tokens they get mixed up with my coinage and cause me all sorts of grief. They're lighter than coins, so while I'm reaching in for a fistful of cash one or two tokens are libel to fall to the ground. Visually, those damn tokens look way too much like dimes. This problem, it seems, is finally coming to an end.

The TTC has unveiled a new token with a new colour scheme and texture. It's gold and silver, toonie style. It's a step in the right direction, but it doesn't beat the ticket.

I'm just a tickets kind of guy.

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Mike H

I much prefer the tokens here. No lining up to buy or to get on the train. Vending machines and turnstiles all the way for me.

November 21, 2006 @ 11:43 AM

Mike Boon

Good point. I start my daily journey on a bus and my return doesn't offer any turnstile advantage. If it did, I'd probably make the switch.

November 21, 2006 @ 11:45 AM


I've never used tokens...are they just for adult fares?

November 21, 2006 @ 8:33 PM

Mike Boon

Who let the kid in here? ;-)

November 22, 2006 @ 9:36 AM

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