Buying your Metropass
UTSU sells Post-Secondary Student TTC Metropasses during the last week of each month, and into the following month while supplies last. We are open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm. We accept debit only for Metropass sales.
Using your Metropass
To be eligible to use the Post-Secondary Metropass, students must be working full-time towards a degree at the University of Toronto. In order to use the new Metropass, you will need to carry a Post-Secondary TTC Student Photo ID card. You can get your card made on certain dates at UofT, or any date at Sherbourne station. Full instructions are below.
Getting your Student Photo ID Card
At Sherbourne Station
Bring the following to Sherbourne Station (one stop east of Yonge/Bloor)
1. Proof of full-time student status, other than your TCard. This could include a printout of your time table, a printed statement from ROSI, receipt of tuition paid, etc.
2. Fee of $5.25.
Your Student Photo ID card will be valid until October 31, 2013 unless you make the card mid-August or later, then it will expire October 31, 2014. You will not need to do this every month.
The TTC Office at Sherbourne Station hours of operation are subject to change. Please visit the TTC website at www.ttc.ca.
Please be advised that UTSU no longer sells the old $107 VIP Metropass.
UofT Staff: for more information on how you can continue to receive the discounted VIP Metropass please check the HR and Equity website at www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca.
Eligibility for Post-Secondary Student Metropass
TTC Commissioners received an update on the implementation plan for the introduction of a new pass this September:
The Post-Secondary Student Metropass-
Full-time post-secondary students, with no age restriction, that are enrolled in a program granting a degree or diploma only as defined in Post-Secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000, are eligible to use the new pass.
The Post-Secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act is at http://www.e laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_00p36_e.htm
At subsection (2) the Act defines a degree as, (2) For the purposes of this Act, a degree means one or both of the following:
1. A document of academic achievement granted or conferred by an educational institution that includes terms or nomenclature or any derivation of them that, regardless of the specific academic or professional discipline in which it is awarded, would be reasonably understood as an undergraduate or graduate degree, including, but not limited to, a document including the terms bachelor, bachelor's, baccalaureate, master, master's, doctor, doctoral, doctorate, B.A., B.Comm., B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., M.B.A., M.Sc., Med.D. or Ph.D.
2. A diploma, certificate, document or other thing that implies or would be reasonably understood as the granting or conferring of a degree, including, without limiting the foregoing, a diploma, certificate, document or other thing that includes a reference to bachelor, bachelor's, baccalaureate, master, master's, doctor, doctoral or doctorate. 2010, c. 12, s. 2 (2).