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Children 12 and under will be allowed to ride GO Transit fare-free: government sources

Ontario government sources tell Global News that children 12 and under will be allowed to ride GO Transit fare-free. Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek is set to make the policy announcement in downtown Toronto on Thursday morning.
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Ontario government sources tell Global News that children 12 and under will be allowed to ride GO Transit fare-free.

Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek is set to make the policy announcement in downtown Toronto on Thursday morning.

It’s not clear when the new fare policy will take effect.

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Currently, children between six and 12 years old pay half the price of an adult single-fare ride. Children under six can ride fare-free with an adult.

If the policy is put into place, GO Transit wouldn’t be the only local transit agency to allow children 12 and under to ride fare-free. The Toronto Transit Commission has a similar fare protocol.

In areas such as Durham Region, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, Barrie, Guelph and Kitchener, children under five years old ride for free.

—With files from Travis Dhanraj