Kids ages 12-14 can use the new Freedom Pass to take unlimited rides on all MiWay bus routes (excluding route 88 to Wonderland) for free starting July 1 to August 31.

As a joint initiative between MiWay and the City of Mississauga’s Recreation Division, the program encourages young people to use the transit and visit places around the city like libraries, community centres and parks.

“The Freedom Pass gets young people to try transit during a key time when they are building independence, transitioning to high school and considering their transportation options,” explains Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit. “The pass makes it easier for kids to get around and explore the city this summer.”

With the pass, the child will also have access to public City indoor and outdoor pools.

Passes are available starting May 1 with limited quantities. To apply, you can fill out the application at home or drop by any city community centre to complete an application form with parent/ guardian approval. Valid photo ID with proof of age is also needed.

“There is so much to see and do in Mississauga. With attractions, events and festivals happening throughout the summertime, we wanted to give youth a way to get around the City free of charge,” said Joanne Foote, Community Development Co-ordinator with the City’s Recreation Division. “Freedom Pass holders can explore the city from top to bottom and visit places they love like their local community centre, skateboard park, basketball court, Square One or movie nights on Celebration Square to name a few.”

For more information visit the City of Mississauga’s website.