Cottage commuters rejoice, as of April 5, the Ontario government will remove toll fees from Highways 418 and 412.
“We have heard the people of Durham loud and clear and we agree that the tolls imposed on Highways 412 and 418 by the previous government are wrong and unfair,” said Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario. “That’s why we are removing the tolls on these highways so that people and businesses have more travel options and hard-earned money in their pockets.” Introduced in 2017 by Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government, they were met with resistance from Durham region residents.
The two highways run north to south and both connect Hwy. 401 to the eastern sections of Hwy. 407. During the pandemic, the Ontario government temporarily froze the tolls rates until May 31, 2021, as a COVID relief measure.