Freedom Pass Gives Youth a Chance to Swim and Ride MiWay for Free This Summer.
Need some freedom this summer? Mississauga youth aged 12 to 14 years can apply for the Freedom Pass. Youth can ride MiWay and access indoor and outdoor City pools from July 1 to August 31 for free.
“With the Freedom Pass, youth can truly explore Mississauga during the summer months,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation. “In addition to visiting one of our seven outdoor and 11 indoor pools for a free swim, youth can use their Freedom Pass to get out to local events, parks and libraries”.
Beginning May 1, Freedom Pass cards will be available. Application forms can be downloaded and printed or picked up at any City of Mississauga community centre. Signed and completed application forms can be submitted at a community centre, along with one piece of identification. Applicants will also need to have their photo taken by customer service staff to create a personalized Freedom Pass. Last year, almost 7,000 youth participated in the program.
“The Freedom Pass gives youth the chance to get familiar with MiWay as they travel to and from the City’s recreational facilities,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit. “Using MiWay lets our young people gain independence while getting familiar with our transit routes as they transition to high school.”
“Choosing to ride with MiWay will reduce Mississauga’s carbon footprint and help conserve energy by eliminating travel that would have been made in a single occupancy car,” said Michael Cleland, Acting Director, Environment. “With emissions from the transportation sector accounting for 32 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the community, taking public transit is one of the most effective actions people can take to combat climate change.”
Only valid Freedom Pass holders are eligible to ride MiWay for free. All other riders must pay regular fares. To learn more about MiWay, visit miway.ca. Plan a Trip with the online tool or call 905-615-INFO (4636) for route and schedule information.
For more information about the Freedom Pass, please visit mississauga.ca/freedompass.