Thanks. Second question: I was on my way to Exhibition last week. Took the Lawrence East bus, transferred to Line 1 and again to the 509 Harbourfront at Union. Again, the Presto reader wasn't working on the Lawrence East bus, so I hadn't paid a fare. I was getting a bit nervous as we reached Exhibition Station as I remembered I had not yet paid my fare. In that situation, I definitely could have gotten ticketed if we were inspected exiting the streetcar at Exhibition, correct?
If I did get ticketed, I suppose it would be partially my fault, since I could've paid on board the streetcar. But after 40 mins in transit, the $2.90 fare was the last thing on my mind. I expect that this is a fairly common situation; I don't believe most TTC riders have enough knowledge of our chaotic transfer rules to understand they they would've been expected to pay upon boarding the streetcar.
You could have taken a transfer at Eglinton station.
When I used to pay with tokens I would ride the bus 2 stops or so and not accept a transfer. Instead I'd get one at the subway if I was taking a streetcar later in my journey.
I know technically you're suppose to get it where you pay your fare but I think it is just easier for everyone if I get a subway transfer.