Ministry of Transportation
Ontario Making it Easier and More Convenient to Take Public Transit
Toronto, ON – May 8, 2017
Ontario is making it easier to take public transit and pay the fare by working with Shoppers Drug Mart to sell and load PRESTO cards at select stores in Toronto.
Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and Trinity-Spadina MPP Han Dong visited Shoppers Drug Mart on King Street West in Toronto today to announce the arrangement between Shoppers Drug Mart and Metrolinx, which operates PRESTO.
Beginning today, customers will be able to buy, load, and set discounts for children, elementary and high school students and seniors on their PRESTO cards at 10 Shoppers Drug Mart locations across the city, with more locations to be added later this year. An up-to-date list of all PRESTO retail outlets is available at prestocard.ca.
Making transit more convenient and accessible is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
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