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Commuters can now buy PRESTO cards at 10 Shoppers locations

NEWS STAFF | posted Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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Transportation minister Steven Del Duca announces that PRESTO cards will be sold at 10 Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart locations, May 8, 2017. CITYNEWS/Adrian Golombek

Starting Monday, PRESTO users in Toronto can buy or top-up their cards at 10 select Shoppers Drug Mart stores across the city.

Transportation minister Steven Del Duca made the formal announcement at King Street West and Strachan Avenue.

“Today’s announcement compliments our government’s plan to get you and your family to places faster, easier and on a more reliable transportation network,” he explained.

Del Duca said the move is a way the province and Metrolinx are transforming transit for commuters.

“By collaborating with companies like Shoppers Drug Mart will help make the commute easier. We all know that when you commute, literally every second counts,” he said. “Being able to load your PRESTO card while picking up a tube of toothpaste … makes everything just a little bit simpler.”

As well, customers will be able to load and set discounts for children, elementary and high school students and seniors on their PRESTO cards at these Shoppers locations.

The number of locations will increase throughout the year.

For an up-to-date list of all PRESTO retail outlets, click here.

There are more than 2.7-million presto cards currently in use across 11 transit systems in the greater Toronto and Hamilton area, as well as Ottawa.

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