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The Fair Pass Discount Program was approved by Toronto City Council in 2016 as a poverty reduction initiative to make transit more affordable for low income residents. Other initiatives include making transit free for children 12 years of age and under and implementing a universal two-hour transfer.
While existing TTC initiatives allow children 12 and under to use the TTC for free, and students and seniors to pay lower fares, most working age low-income riders are not eligible for any type of transit discounts. The Fair Pass Discount Program addresses this gap for the many low income residents who rely on public transit to carry out basic daily activities, attend necessary appointments and benefit from opportunities and resources available to them in this great city.
Effective April 4, the City of Toronto is offering the Fair Pass Discount Program to Toronto residents receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW) assistance who are not in receipt of any transportation supports equal to or greater than $100.
The Fair Pass Discount Program will provide eligible OW and ODSP clients with a 12-month discount on the regular Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) adult fare or adult monthly pass. The Fair Pass discount will be programmed onto a PRESTO card, saving cardholders $1.00 on the adult fare for a single ride and $30.75 on the adult monthly pass. Cardholders must load funds onto their card in order to receive the Fair Pass discount.