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TTC fares go up today and here's what you need to know

Commuting around Toronto by transit costs TTC riders an extra 10 cents as of Monday, April 3. 

Cash fares and one-ride PRESTO tickets officially increased to $3.35, while fares remain frozen for seniors, Fair Pass program users, and those with PRESTO monthly and annual passes. 

In January, the TTC Board approved its operating and capital budgets for 2023, which aims to deliver service based on post-lockdown ridership patterns. 

The City is also set to expand its Fair Pass Transit Discount Program to make another 50,000 low-income residents eligible for subsidized rides. 

In addition to the fair hike, the TTC introduced service adjustments on 40 routes across the city as part of the first phase of its 2023 Service Alignment plan on March 26. 

"Revenue from this fare increase, in addition to the City of Toronto's proposed subsidy to the TTC of $958.7 million, will help us ensure the system is reliable, safe and accessible for all Torontonians," the TTC report reads

Other planned improvements as part of the budget include prioritization of service on routes in communities identified as Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, hiring 10 additional Streets to Homes outreach workers, and increased cleaning on streetcars. 

Associate Minister of Transportation Stan Cho also revealed last week that the provincial government is working to add the TTC to its fare integration program with GO Transit by the end of 2023. 

The TTC was left out of the March 2022 rollout that eliminated double fares for trips connecting to GO Transit through several local transit services in the GTA. 

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