According to a recent Tweet from Metrolinx‘s official Presto Card Twitter account, Presto users can now top-up their cards with Apple Pay at all self-serve reload machines.
Go Transit has used Presto as its primary form of payment for a number of years now, and the TTC is in the process of rolling the technology out across its buses, subways and street cars, with a rough launch date of early this December. Other forms of payment, including contactless credit cards, are expected to launch at some point in the future.
The TTC also experimented with digital ticketing during the Pan Am Games via TTCconnect, a digital ticket app available for iOS and Android. The app is still available but is difficult to navigate and not widely adopted.
Guess what? Now you can use Apple Pay on our Self-Serve Reload Machines. It’s easy! pic.twitter.com/M73EfWDTcZ
— PRESTO card (@PRESTOcard) December 2, 2015
The TTC previous announced that it plans to add Apple Pay support by the end of 2017.
Apple Pay launched in Canada earlier this month through a partnership with American Express. However, the mobile payment platform is currently only compatible with a handful of retailers. It’s currently unknown when or if Apple Pay will rollout support for other Canadian banks.
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