The Regional Municipality Of York


York Region Transit will no longer sell paper media effective November 18, 2019

Newmarket – Effective November 18, 2019, York Region Transit (YRT) will no longer sell paper fare media, including 10-pack tickets, monthly passes and the GTA Weekly Pass. Previously purchased paper media will be accepted until June 30, 2020.

Travellers now have the option to purchase YRT fare using a PRESTO card or through their smartphones with the mobile payment app, YRT Pay. YRT Pay is available for free in the App Store or Google Play. Cash fares will still be available.

Enhanced transit payment options throughout the Greater Toronto Area has provided an opportunity for YRT to go paperless, eliminating the need for travellers to go to a location to buy tickets or passes. A paperless transit system allows travellers to pay for transit at their convenience and at a reduced price. The majority of transit riders are already enjoying the benefits of using PRESTO or YRT Pay.

For more information about PRESTO and where to purchase PRESTO cards, visit

For major service alerts, news, travel tips and other relevant transit information, call 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978), visit or follow YRT on social media. Check out to 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 and 52,000 businesses with 636,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at


Media Contact:
Tamara Ostrowski, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71226 or Cell: 905-251-6412

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