Anti-poverty advocates in Toronto say they are concerned that a phaseout of TTC tokens will make it more difficult for the homeless, low income people and seniors to access public transit.

TTC tokens are to be discontinued at the end of 2019. In their place, the TTC will offer a single ride Presto paper ticket that will have an expiry date.

Concerns about the impact of the change were raised at a public meeting in downtown Toronto on Tuesday. The TTC and Metrolinx, the provincial transportation agency, jointly hosted the meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.