In fall 2016, York Regional Council approved fare adjustments and updates to the YRT fare policy which will result in additional incentives to increase ridership, and an annual fare adjustment over the next three years. The fare adjustment will be an increase of a weighted average of 2.5 per cent across all fare categories, from 2017 to 2019. There will be no changes to cash fare in 2018.

Fare changes offset rising operating costs and support the cost of delivering service to the growing ridership. YRT’s annual fare review ensures balanced costs between riders and taxpayers, and is consistent with other GTA transit systems. As a transit system servicing a large geographical area, significant transit investment is required to support growing ridership in one of Ontario’s fastest growing regions. YRT is also exploring non-passenger and other revenue opportunities.

Travellers are encouraged to take advantage of discounted fares offered through the PRESTO card and YRT Pay app.

YRT Fares 2017 to 2019:

Fare Category

Current ($)

Effective July 1, 2018 ($)

Effective July 1, 2019 ($)

Adult fare (PRESTO or Pay app)

3.63

3.75

3.88

Youth fare (PRESTO or Pay app)

2.85

3.00

3.03

Senior and Child fare (PRESTO or Pay app)

2.30

2.35

2.40

Express fare (PRESTO or Pay app)

4.13

4.25

4.38

Cash fare

4.00

4.00

4.25

Express cash fare

4.50

4.50

4.75

Adult Monthly Pass

145.00

150.00

154.00

Youth Monthly Pass

111.00

117.00

118.00

Senior and Child Monthly Pass

61.00

63.00

65.00

Express Monthly Pass

166.00

171.00

175.00

Ride to GO

1.00

1.00

1.00

YRT offers local and rapid transit services throughout all nine municipalities in York Region. Over 130 routes keep residents connected within York Region, as well connecting services in the City of Toronto and the Regions of Peel and Durham.

Some accomplishments for YRT in 2017 include: eliminated the fare zones across the Region; implemented a new mobile payment app called YRT Pay; extended YRT services to connect with the new TTC Line 1 Subway Extension; among many other initiatives planned for the future.