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Veterans ride free of fare, Remembrance Day, November 11

Many transit agencies in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area honour the sacrifice of the veterans of Canada’s wars by offering vets and their travelling companions free rides Remembrance Day, this Thursday, November 11.

Transit agencies that have specifically announced the free service are Barrie Transit, Brantford Transit * , Grand River Transit * , Guelph Transit * , GO Transit, MiWay, Union Pearson express and York Region Transit.

The TTC continues to suffer from the effects of a recent ransomware attack on its communications systems, so it has not been able to announce the free fares this year. However, the agency has always offered free rides on Remembrance Days to veterans in previous years, so it’s likely providing the same benefit in 2021.

The agencies encourage vets to wear uniforms and medals on Remembrance Day or bring some other form of identification to let drivers and fare collectors know that they are veterans.

Many of the agencies also offer free rides to the families of deceased veterans. Families should bring documents that identify them as a family member of a veteran who has passed away.

* Veterans who are Brantford Transit, Brampton Transit, GRT or Guelph Transit passengers can apply for a pass that allows them to ride free of fare all year.