The Regional Municipality Of York

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YRT/Viva offers veterans free rides in honour of Remembrance Day 

Veterans and one companion can ride free on YRT/Viva on Saturday, November 11, 2017 

Newmarket – On Saturday, November 11, 2017, The Regional Municipality of York is pleased to offer free transit service throughout YRT/Viva and Mobility Plus to veterans and immediate family of a deceased veteran.

Veterans and one companion can ride free by identifying themselves to YRT/Viva and Mobility Plus operators by showing a uniform, medal, beret or blazer. Immediate family of deceased veterans may ride free by presenting an item that identifies their relationship such as an identification card or service papers.

To honour the sacrifices made for all Canadians, at 11 a.m. on November 11, 2017, all YRT/Viva and Mobility Plus will observe two minutes of silence by pulling over and stopping vehicles (safety permitting).

YRT/Viva offers local and rapid transit services throughout all nine municipalities in York Region. More than 140 routes keep residents connected across York Region, as well as connecting services in the City of Toronto and the Regions of Peel and Durham.

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, 51,000 businesses and 600,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at


Media Contact:
Robert Kirsic, Corporate Communications Advisor
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71226,
Cell: 289-716-9605

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