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.
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