PRESTO Card Self-Serve Machines Now Accept Apple Pay in Toronto


For early Apple Pay adopters, you can now use the mobile wallet at PRESTO Card Self-Serve Reload machines. The company made the announcement yesterday and shared the following demo via Twitter (three separate transactions took place):

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The TTC previously announced full support for Apple Pay will be available by the end of 2017, as upgraded PRESTO fare readers are implemented. At the time, the TTC also noted in December token and pass purchases within subway stations will start accepting contactless payments, which is why Apple Pay works as seen above.

Let us know if you’re going to try Apple Pay for your PRESTO card at self-serve stations. Currently, only American Express cardholders can use Apple Pay in Canada.

Thanks @donaldpwalker


  • MGSayah

    Hopefully the Montreal train, bus and subway systems get support for payment using American Express and Apple Pay. So far, neither is possible…

  • mxmgodin

    I don’t think the STM’s self-serve machines accept contactless payments to start with, if I remember correctly. Do they?

  • MGSayah

    Not yet, but I saw documents from the STM that says that they will be developing a way to integrate our Opus card to a mobile app using NFC technology with a time frame of 2015-2020. Could be coming real soon along with LTE connectivity on-board the subway and the implementation of the new Azur subway trains

  • Michele Hogan

    It would be great to be able to add the Presto card to Apple Wallet and pay with my phone instead of having to get the card out of my wallet every time. The phone is always somewhere I can get at it easily.

  • Hopefully integration comes soon. Apple Pay integration with TTC coming soon