Just in time for March Break, from March 9, 2019, kids 12 and under can ride for free on all GO Transit trains and buses.
A PRESTO card, or paper ticket, or cash are not required. Children of that age can already travel for free on the TTC and UP Express.
“Letting kids travel on GO for free will make taking transit easier and more affordable for parents and kids,” said Ontario Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek. “Whether you’re visiting family or taking a trip to the mall, free trips for children will help families save money and offer parents a low-stress alternative to driving. Ontario is putting families first.”
Making GO Transit rides free for children will make travelling across the region more seamless and convenient. It is really a great way for family adventures.
“All year-round, Ontario offers a variety of activities, festivals, museums and parks to help the entire family learn, stay active and enjoy nature,” said Minister of Tourism Culture and Sport, Michael Tibollo.
Since May 23, 1967, Canada’s first regional public transit system, GO Transit has been serving the Greater Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario. Its distinctive green and white double-decker trains and buses serve a population of more than seven million across an area over 11,000 sq km stretching from Brantford and Kitchener in the west to Newcastle and Peterborough in the east, and from Barrie in the north to Niagara Falls in the south.
Letting kids ride GO for free makes it more affordable for families to use GO Transit to travel throughout the region. Truly, “Ontario – Yours to Discover”
Ministry of Transportation, February 28, 2019