Toronto Mike

TTC Tickets Are Dying


I once wrote that 'tickets or tokens' is the Toronto equivalent of the 'boxers or briefs' question.  Outside of the Metropass crowd there are two types of TTC riders: those who buy paper tickets and those who buy tokens.

I still prefer tickets to tokens. I can put paper tickets in my wallet - I slip them in front of my credit card.  I never lose tickets.  Tokens, on the other hand, get mixed with my loose change.  I don't use any entrances unattended by a TTC operator, so I've been happily buying tickets for as long as I can remember.

That's all coming to an end this summer.  TTC tickets are dying.  After September 28, they'll no longer be accepted.  The paper ticket is dead, murdered by counterfeiters.

I hate tokens.

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