Here's More Big News for Transit Users in Oakville and Burlington
If you’re a commuter, you know how blessed it can be to zone out while someone else deals with the trek downtown.
It’s also awesome to do it cash-free.
A Presto card lets you magically tap on and ride a ton of transit systems across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Ottawa.
Of course, tapping onto transit requires your Presto to be loaded with cash, and you’d need to have a Presto card in the first place.
Whether you already have one or you’re looking to get one, it’s official - you can now buy and load your Presto card at even more Shoppers Drug Mart locations across the GTHA and Ottawa.
Presto has been available at Shoppers Drug Mart for some time now.
This began with just 10 locations, but by the end of 2018, you’ll be able to buy and load your card at almost 400 locations.
According to the province, 24 locations were added in York Region in March, locations in Durham Region, Oakville and Ottawa followed in April, Mississauga and Brampton in June, and Hamilton and Burlington in July.
More than half of the locations are expected to be online by August, reads a recent release from the province.
“A second phase will bring services to all remaining locations across all participating municipalities,” reads the release.
So, which Shoppers Drug Mart locations can you buy and fill your Presto card at in Oakville?
Here’s the list as of June 2018:
- 3rd Line & Dundas, 2501 Third Line
- Bronte, 2297 Lakeshore Road West
- Dundas & Neyagawa, 478 Dundas Street West
- Dundas & Prince Michael, 2525 Prince Michael Drive
- Hopedale Mall, 1515 Rebecca Street
- Kerr & Speers, 550 Kerr Street
- Oakville Place, 240 Leighland Avenue
- Trafalgar & Cornwall, 351 Cornwall Road, Olde Oakville Marketplace
The card is quite versatile - you can use it on Brampton Transit, Burlington Transit, Durham Region Transit, GO Transit, Hamilton Street Railway (HSR), MiWay, Oakville Transit, OC Transpo, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), UP Express and York Region Transit/Viva (YRT/Viva).
You can find a full list of locations across the GTHA and Ottawa here.