Starting April 5, Ontario is eliminating tolls on highways 412 and 418 that run between highways 401 and 407 in Durham Region.
“Some things don’t happen overnight but at the end of the day these tolls are gone,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said.
The two highways are the only tolled north-south highways in Ontario.
“The previous government unfairly targeted drivers and businesses in Durham Region by imposing tolls on Highway 412 and 418, leaving them underutilized while local streets became increasingly gridlocked,” said Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney. “As we move forward with new highways, our government has been clear that we will not repeat the mistakes of the past and impose these types of cost burdens on Ontarians.”