As part of the TTC’s continuing modernization efforts, the turnstiles at Islington Station’s main entrance and the high gates at the 2nd exit will be replaced with new paddle-style fare gates.

Construction at the main entrance is scheduled to start on August 31. It will be done in two phases and will take until the end of November to complete.

  • One temporary PRESTO card reader will be available beside the station collector during both phases of construction.

Construction at the 2nd exit is scheduled to start on September 5.

  • The exit will be closed from 11 p.m. September 5 until the middle of October.
  • When construction is complete, customers will be able to enter and exit the station here. Entry will be by PRESTO card only.

To purchase a PRESTO card visit the Gateway Newstand in Islington Station or visit

To learn more about PRESTO visit