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Highway 407 tolls and fee changes coming into effect in February

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Ainsley Smith Jan 09, 2018 2:18 pm 3,263

Starting next month, drivers who use Highway 407 will notice an increase to their monthly Express Toll Route (ETR) bills.

Starting February 1, new toll and fee changes will come into effect for those using the 407 ETR.

A toll is determined based on a number of factors including the time of day you enter the 407 ETR, vehicle class, distance and section(s) travelled, and the correct mounting and use of a valid transponder

Current 407 ETR Toll Prices

407 Tolls

407 ETR

Currently, if you drive a light vehicle (a vehicle 5,000 kg and under) and drive eastbound in Zone 2 (Highway 401 to 427) during peak hours (Monday to Friday from 7 am to 9 am) you’re going to be charged 42.42 ¢ per km.

But starting next month, this exact trip is going to increase to 46.66 ¢ per km.

New 407 ETR Toll Prices

407 Tolls

407 ETR

And while this is only a difference of 4.24 ¢, it will quickly add up, especially if you drive on the 407 regularly for work.

For example, as of February 1, this scenario would cost you a total of $12.43 with a transponder or $16.58 without, according to the 407 ETR Toll Calculator.

407 ETR Toll Calculator

407 ETR Toll Calculator

If you’re making this exact trip every day for work, that’s an added cost of $74.58 per week, and that’s not even including your charge for driving home…

And while the yearly 407 toll increase is frustrating, it helps to ensure that the hundreds of thousand drivers who use the highway daily can get to where they need to go safely.

However, if you’re tired of all the toll increases, you could always consider carpooling or better yet, taking transit

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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