There once was a time when the only place you could buy a Presto card was at one of OC Transpo’s handful of customer service outlets. No more, as the transit cards are now being sold at many more locations such as Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore. This expansion started back in April and was gradually rolled out until the end of May.
Buying (or reloading) a Presto card at these locations allow you to instantly add funds or passes to the card, instead of having to wait hours for them to be loaded if you do it online. Although if you are seeking a discount such as the low-income EquiPass or a Community pass, the discount must first be set at an OC Transpo customer service centre.
The cost of a card is $6 although the retailers require a minimum $10 be loaded on purchase.
(Map via Metrolinx)