Transit Passes Will Soon Be Free for Some Mississauga Residents

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If you plan on using MiWay this summer (and you should), you will be happy to hear that you or your kids might be able to ride for free.

Some residents can also cool off in a city pool for free. 

This summer, young Mississauga residents who are 12 to 14-years-old can ride MiWay and access indoor and outdoor city pools for free with a Freedom Pass.

The pass is valid from July 1 to August 31.

“Summer is a great time in Mississauga, and with a Freedom Pass, youth can enjoy it with free rides to our pools, libraries and parks as well as to great events, festivals and attractions,” said Shari Lichterman, director, Recreation.

So, how do you apply for a pass?

Application forms can be downloaded and printed or picked up at any city community centre.

Signed and completed application forms can be submitted in person to any city community centre, along with one piece of identification (parent/guardian signature is required) displaying proof of age.

Applicants will also need to have their photo taken by city customer service staff to create a personalized Freedom Pass.

“The Freedom Pass provides youth with a great opportunity to learn about our MiWay transit system. Understanding how it works, how they can get around Mississauga and get where they want to go independently,” said Geoff Marinoff, director, Transit.

The Freedom Pass program was first launched in 2014. More than 8,000 Freedom Passes were distributed in 2018.

Freedom Pass cards will be available on May 1 (quantities are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis).

Only valid Freedom Pass holders are eligible to ride MiWay for free. All other riders must pay regular fares.

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