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YRT offers security, customer assistance and fare enforcement services through the Transit Enforcement and Security team.

Consisting of Special Constables and Fare Media Inspectors, Transit Enforcement and Security travels the YRT system to monitor the correct use of fares and compliance with Viva's proof-of-payment system. They also monitor behaviour on YRT vehicles and properties to ensure the safety, security and comfort of all customers. Special Constables have the powers of a Peace Officer to enforce the Criminal Code of Canada and other related federal statutes on YRT and affiliated properties within the Regional Municipality of York and the City of Toronto.

Customers without valid fares or engaged in inappropriate or illegal activities may be subject to a fine, criminal charge or arrest.

Duties of a Fare Media Inspector

Fare Media Inspectors can be seen on the buses and in the terminals in order to:

  • Provide friendly customer assistance throughout the YRT transit system
  • Ensure the correct use of YRT fares
  • Patrol YRT premises
  • Respond to customer, equipment or other emergency issues
  • Enforce York Region Municipal by-laws applicable to transit on all YRT and affiliated properties
  • Issue offence notices, summonses or court appearance notices

Duties of a Special Constable

Special Constables have the powers of a Peace Officer to enforce the Criminal Code of Canada and other related federal statutes on YRT and affiliated properties. They can be seen on the buses and in the terminals in order to:

  • Provide friendly customer assistance throughout the YRT transit system
  • Ensure the correct use of YRT fares
  • Patrol YRT premises
  • Respond to customer, equipment or other emergency issues
  • Enforce York Region Municipal by-laws applicable to transit on all YRT and affiliated properties
  • Issue offence notices, summonses or court appearance notices

Violations, fines and warnings

Transit Enforcement and Security staff make random checks to ensure the correct use of fares and compliance with Viva's proof-of-payment system. Customers without valid fares may be subject to a fine or criminal charge as set out by The Regional Municipality of York bylaws and the Criminal Code of Canada.

York Region Bylaw No. 2017-7 regulates the use of public transit vehicles and facilities in The Regional Municipality of York. Read Bylaw No. 2017-7 below which outlines fare-related offences.

York Region Bylaw No. 2017-7 (PDF 103 KB)

York Region Bylaw No. 2017-7 – Complete List of Set Fines (PDF 482 KB)

2019 Transit Enforcement and Security Information Guide

Download the 2019 YRT Transit Enforcement and Security Information Guide (PDF) below.

Transit Enforcement and Security Information Guide (PDF 3.0 MB)