April 2018

Purchase & Load Presto in Kanata

I would like to thank those residents who brought need for Presto in Kanata to my attention. Transit customers will now be able to purchase monthly passes, load funds, check their balance, and set age-based discounts (such as Youth and Senior passes) at 51 Shoppers Drug Mart, 12 Loblaws and three Real Canadian Superstore locations in Ottawa.

The new retail locations are currently being rolled out in a phased approach, with all stores expected to have Presto services available by the end of May. Two Shoppers Drug Mart locations in our ward at 680 Eagleson Road and 420 Hazeldean Road can now sell and instantly load Presto cards. My office will remain informed of the list of further locations as they become updated.

When customers put funds on their Presto card at one of the retailer locations, the balance will be available immediately. Presto cards purchased at Shoppers, Loblaws and Superstore locations will have a new black design. However, whether cards are black or green, they will still function exactly the same way. Presto cardholders are also able to load funds and check their balance online at prestocard.ca.

REMINDER: Paper ticket use ends April 30. Customers can exchange old tickets towards new fare products at OC Transpo Customer Service Centres until August 31, 2018.