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Metrolinx teams up with Shoppers Drug Mart to bring everyday essentials to GO stations

GO Transit customers are seeing a new amenity at some stations – Shoppers Drug Mart vending machines. Scroll down to find out more.  A new partnership between Metrolinx and Shoppers Drug Mart is seeing essentials available for purchase at select GO stations.  GO customers are able to purchase everything from allergy relief products to lip balm in Shoppers Drug Mart vending machines located inside a … Continue reading Metrolinx teams up with Shoppers Drug Mart to bring everyday essentials to GO stations

PRESTO! Hundreds more places to instantly load your PRESTO card

If your local transit system uses PRESTO, you can now go to any Shoppers Drug Mart location in your community to access PRESTO services. The retail rollout that began in May 2017 is now complete, meaning there are hundreds more locations (384, to be exact!) for you to instantly load funds and passes and set senior, youth or child concessions on your cards. Transit is … Continue reading PRESTO! Hundreds more places to instantly load your PRESTO card

Quiz – How much were you paying attention in 2017?

We don’t know about you, but we sure had a busy 2017. How did you do on last year’s quiz? You’ve had a whole year to train and build your knowledge. Connect with your inner transit nerd, track your results and have fun. 17 questions on 2017 Hint: find the answer online Hint: find the answer online Hint: find the answer online Hint: find the … Continue reading Quiz – How much were you paying attention in 2017?

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TTC Monthly Passes on PRESTO

Toronto is recognizing what the rest of the GTHA (+Ottawa) has known for some time: PRESTO makes riding transit easier. As soon as PRESTO devices were available at all stations and on all streetcars/buses, there was very little need for the all-too-familiar scramble for tokens. And things have gotten even easier for Toronto transit users. If you didn’t already know, adults and seniors can now … Continue reading TTC Monthly Passes on PRESTO

Metrolinx Board Meeting – Sept 2017

The Metrolinx Board of Directors met today to receive a number of reports, including updates on PRESTO, Metrolinx’s capital projects, the next Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and fare integration. Board Chair Rob Prichard addressed his correspondence with Minister Del Duca on the proposed Kirby Road and Lawrence East GO stations, which confirms that Metrolinx will not enter into any obligations or agreements unless and until … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – Sept 2017

Metrolinx Board Meeting – June 2017

The Metrolinx Board of Directors met today to receive a number of reports, including updates on PRESTO, Metrolinx’s capital projects and GO service expansion. PRESTO Update PRESTO Executive Vice President Rob Hollis reported on the PRESTO retail partnership with Loblaw, which entails Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Toronto selling PRESTO cards and offering PRESTO services. Over 3,300 PRESTO cards have been sold, and more than … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – June 2017

News Roundup

So much is going on here to build transit that will benefit people in the region. Read on for a snapshot of how we’re making it easier to connect in the GTHA. We are making great progress on the Eglinton Crosstown and are well on our way to launching this outstanding new service as scheduled in 2021. Now, we are pleased to be able to … Continue reading News Roundup