August 9, 2006

Complimentary transit for Veterans on Warriors' Day, August 19th


Families of deceased veterans are also welcome to take transit free-of-charge


NEWMARKET – York Region will be offering complimentary YRT and Viva transit services to war veterans and immediate families of deceased veterans on Warriors’ Day, Saturday, August 19, 2006.


Veterans and one companion, as well as immediate families of deceased veterans can travel all day, system-wide without charge.  


Veterans can identify themselves to YRT/Viva drivers and fare inspectors by showing uniforms, medals, berets and blazers. The immediate family of a deceased veteran may identify themselves with documents, including an identification card or service papers.


Warriors’ Day was established in 1921 through the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).  The Warriors’ Day parade often marks the opening of the CNE and is an opportunity to remember fallen heroes who served bravely in Canada’s military services defending the freedom of all Canadians. 

For route and fare information please visit

Route and fare information can also be obtained by calling the YRT Call Centre toll-free at                        

1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978), locally at (905) 762-2100 or TTY line at 1-866-276-7478.  Live transit updates are available weekday mornings on A-Channel news between 6:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m.


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For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and our services, please visit


Media Contact:         Tracy Atkins, Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications, York Region

                                 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, ext. 1209 or After-hours Pager (905) 830-3302


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