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Councillors join Student Unions to fight against unfair fare increases
Toronto – Councillors Josh Matlow (Ward 12 – Toronto St. Paul’s) and Mike Layton (Ward 11 – University Rosedale) will be joined by Student Union leaders from Toronto’s post-secondary institutions to fight against unfair monthly transit pass increases ahead of the first 2020 Budget Committee meeting.
At $122.45, a student monthly pass in Toronto is already too expensive for young people struggling with high rents, tuition, and declining OSAP. The 2020 budget raises the price of a monthly transit pass for students by $5.70 – an above-inflation increase higher than any other fare category.
What: Student Monthly Transit Pass Fare Increase Press Conference
Where: City Hall, ‘A’ Street Reception outside Committee Room 1
When: Wednesday January 15, 2020- 9:15 am