Going back to school on transit? We want to help you start the school year off on the right track. Here’s what you need to get started:

  1. Plan your route. Before you head out, learn about the most frequently travelled routes, alternate routes, and current construction or service advisories that may affect your trip.
  2. While travelling in subway stations, watch for “Back to School” signs and for TTC representatives helping you find your way. And see below for more travel tips.
  3. If you are a Post-Secondary Student, get your TTC-issued photo ID card and carry it with you.
  4. Connect with us to receive real-time service updates.

Frequently Travelled Routes

Take TTC to Post-Secondary Institutions across the city. Learn about commonly travelled routes and alternatives.


Construction is underway at several subway stations. This may change where buses board, or which entrances are open. Temporary signage indicates where to enter the station or board buses:

  • The bus loop at Royal York Station is closed until December 2018. The 48 Rathburn, 73 Royal York, 76 Royal York South and 15 Evans buses are boarding on Royal York Road, outside the station. Please cross the road safely; cross only at the intersection and obey pedestrian crossing signals.
  • New PRESTO-equipped fare gates are being installed at Kipling, Islington, Davisville, Museum, Queen’s Park, Osgoode, St Andrew, King, Queen and Dundas stations. Check each station’s construction page for details on early closures and entrances affected.

Travel and Safety Tips

  • Look for “Back to School” bus route signage at subway stations.
  • Follow directions from TTC representatives helping you find your way.
  • Remove your headphones in stations so you can hear announcements.
  • Never go down onto the tracks for any reason.  If you drop something, such as your cell phone, leave it and tell a TTC uniformed employee who will make arrangements to retrieve it.
  • Please board the first available vehicle.
  • Allow other customers to exit before boarding.
  • Move to the back of the bus/streetcar or to the centre of the train. Don’t block the doors.
  • Remove your backpack and place it on your lap or on the floor.
  • When boarding vehicles on the street, cross only at intersections or pedestrian crossings, obey all crossing signals and remain visible to vehicles while crossing the road.
  • Read more on Travelling Safely. Safety is our priority.

Student Fares

  • Post-Secondary Metropasses are available for students enrolled in a full-time degree or diploma program in a recognized Post-Secondary institution located within the City of Toronto. You must also have your current TTC Post-Secondary Photo ID when using a monthly Post-Secondary Metropass.
    • TTC Post-Secondary Photo ID representatives will be available at select campuses for Post-Secondary Photo ID: 2017 School Visits. Or, visit the Sherbourne Station Photo ID Centre to get your photo ID.
  • Students between 16 and 19 years of age need to carry valid identification. If you are between the ages of 13 and 15, you do not require identification (children 12 years of age and under ride free).
  • Student and Post-Secondary Student Metropasses are not yet available on PRESTO (only Adult and Senior Metropasses are currently available).

Connect with us

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