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York Region Transit offering free rides for our Veteran Heroes

Veterans ride for free on YRT services in honour of Warriors’ Day

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York will honour Canadian war veterans by offering free York Region Transit (YRT) services to war veterans and immediate family members of deceased veterans on Saturday, August 18, 2018.


Saturday, August 18, 2018


Veterans and one companion are free to travel all day, system wide without charge. Veterans can identify themselves to YRT and Mobility Plus operators by showing any of the following items: uniforms, medals, berets or blazers.


The immediate family of a deceased veteran may also ride free by carrying something that identifies their relationship to the deceased veteran, such as an identification card or service papers.


YRT’s Warriors’ Day service coincides with the 97th Warriors’ Day Parade at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto.

Warriors’ Day was established in 1921 through the CNE. The Warriors’ Day Parade is an opportunity to remember heroes who served bravely in Canada’s military services defending the freedom of all Canadians.

For planned service changes, major service alerts, news, travel tips and other relevant transit information, call 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978), visit, download the YRT app available for iOS and Android or follow YRT on social media. You can also check out, a website where you can view questions and answers about YRT or submit your own questions.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents, 50,000 businesses and 595,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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Media Contact:
Nancy La Neve, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71226 or Cell: 289-716-9605

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