TTC installing new PRESTO fare gates
at two more stations, starting September 15



Update — Friday, November 4, 3:56 p.m.: Construction at Lawrence Station has ended and passengers are using the new PRESTO-enabled fare gates.


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

Lawrence and Victoria Park stations are 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.

The TTC is assigning ambassadors to the stations to help you figure out how to get around during construction. It will also install way-finding signs.

  • Lawrence Station: Construction starts Thursday, September 15. It continues until October 31.
  • Victoria Park Station: Construction starts Friday, September 16. It continues until December 31.

Lawrence Station

Starting Thursday, September 15, 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.

You can access the station through the new fare line or through the temporary collector aisle.

Construction at Lawrence continues until “late October” or **until October 31.

Victoria Park Station

Crews work in two phases to reduce the impact on passengers.

Phase one starts Friday, October 16. Crews are installing construction hoarding and removing the turnstiles at the main entrance. During construction, you can access the station through the collector booth aisle and exit through an aisle beside the hoarding.

Construction on phase 1 continues until late October or until October 30.

Phase two starts “late-October” or Monday, October 31.

During phase 2, you can access the station through the collector booth aisle or through the new fare line, while work continues.

Construction on phase 1 continues until late December or until December 31.