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Ontario’s ‘One Fare’ transit program to let commuters transfer for free as they cross boundaries

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February 5, 2024
By Talent Canada

A Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) sign at a subway station. Photo: Atomazul/Adobe Stock

Workers who commute via public transit in the Greater Toronto Area might soon have quite a bit more loose change staying in their pockets — about $1,600 year, according to the province.

Starting Feb. 26, 2024, the province is launching “One Fare” which will allow riders to pay only once as they transfer for free between the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and participating transit areas in the GTA, including GO Transit.

Fully funded by the Ontario government, One Fare will lead to more than eight million new rides every year and will make cross-boundary travel more affordable and convenient for students, seniors and other commuters transferring between GO Transit, TTC, Brampton Transit, Durham Region Transit, MiWay and York Region Transit, the province said in a press release.

One Fare builds on changes the government made in 2022 to eliminate fares between GO Transit and several transit agencies in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, it said.


“Public transit should be a convenient and affordable option for getting to work, school or running errands,” said Olivia Chow, Mayor of Toronto. “Ontario’s One Fare will make it easier and cheaper to transfer between the TTC, GO Transit and other transit agencies. When governments continue to work together, we can make life more affordable and invest in services families rely on, like high quality public transit that costs you less.”

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