GO Transit, UP Express, and TTC free for military on Remembrance Day

Nov 7 2019, 1:12 pm

This Monday, the country as a whole will pay respects to military service members past and present on Remembrance Day.

Here in Toronto, both the TTC and Metrolinx will also be honouring those who have fought for our country.

Metrolinx

On Remembrance Day, GO Transit, and UP Express will show their gratitude by allowing free passage for those who have served in the military, along with their companions.

Current members of the military are asked to identify themselves by wearing their medals, beret, blazer, uniform, or other similar belonging while travelling or carry their service papers or identification card, according to Metrolinx.

Immediate family members of deceased veterans may also ride for free if carrying something to identify their relation to the late veteran, such as service papers or an identification card.

TTC

The TTC will pause all service for two minutes of silence from 11 am to 11:02 am across the entire network on Remembrance Day in honour of Canada’s fallen.

According to the transit agency, all current members of the Canadian Armed Forces in uniform, as well as war and peacekeeping veterans wearing military service medals or ribbons can ride the TTC free of charge, along with one companion.

Additionally, TTC buses and streetcars will display a Lest We Forget sign, and a special message will run on all subway platform screens.

The TTC Honour Guard will also take part in the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph at Old City Hall where CEO Rick Leary is scheduled to lay a wreath on behalf of all TTC employees and pensioners.