There’s so much to see and do along the Barrie line. Heading into Toronto? There’s an abundance of sporting events, museums, art galleries and concerts to attend. If you haven’t already, there’s no better time to discover Barrie, where you can enjoy the waterfront, go on an outdoor adventure and so much more!
And until October 31, 2018, kids 12 and under ride for FREE on the GO Barrie line.
Know before you GO! Just a few things to keep in mind before you travel:
- Children do not require a ticket to travel.
- If a child transfers from a local transit service onto GO, they will not be eligible for the co-fare discount. This doesn’t apply to TTC, as children 12 and under always travel for free.
- If you plan on bringing a large group of kids, please call us at 1-888-GET-ON-GO (438-6646) in advance so we can help accommodate your group.
- Eligible Routes: GO Transit Barrie Corridor (All Barrie trains and Bus routes 63, 65, 68, 69 including their variants).
- Children 12 and under who start/end their trip on the Barrie Corridor to/from The CNE ride free between Union and Exhibition station!
- Transfers: For trip segments travelled on other corridors and/or bus routes, valid fare payment will be required.
Download a fun colouring sheet for the ride!
Looking for more good reasons to travel to and from Barrie? Check out some fun things you can do with your family.
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) takes place at Exhibition Place from Aug. 17 – Sept. 3. It’s just steps away from Exhibition GO station and offers up 18 days of family fun including amusement park rides, live entertainment, must-try foods, shopping, and more. And, if you’re an airplane enthusiast, the Canadian International Air Show drops jaws every summer when their pilots perform dare-devil loop-de-loops and synchronized maneuvers on the last weekend of the summer. Alongside the rides, games and food, the CNE boasts loads of concerts, performances and special events that the whole family will love. Learn more about the CNE.
Travelling with Kids 12 and under on the Barrie corridor to/from The CNE? Great news because Kids 12 and under who start/end their trip on the Barrie Corridor ride free between Union and Exhibition station!
Toronto Rib, Bacon & BBQ Fest
This Labour Day Weekend (Aug. 31 – Sept. 3) check out Toronto’s Rib, Bacon & BBQ Fest – it’s just steps from Downsview GO! Bring the kids and enjoy the jumping castles, kiddie midway, live music, strolling entertainers, face painting and more. Best of all, foodies can enjoy celebrity chef demonstrations and sample some of Toronto’s best food vendors.
Barrie’s Waterfront of Fun
You can’t beat Barrie’s waterfront for fun in the sun. Centennial Beach is a short walk from Allandale GO Station; it has a large kids playground, beach volleyball courts and a sandy beach for swimming. There is so much to do for the whole family; you can bike, hike, have a picnic or eat at nearby restaurants. It's easy for the whole family to GO to the beach this summer.
Arts & Entertainment
From performances of local, national and international artists and entertainers, to intriguing art exhibits and community events, Toronto is a destination for people from all walks of life. This summer check out family-fun events at the Rogers Centre, Summer Music Garden at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, or Union Summer market right at Union Station!
Family fun awaits! With more than 30 rides and attractions and 14 mouth-watering food outlets, Centre Island’s iconic Centreville Theme Park is the ultimate summer destination for families with young children! Centreville offers kid-sized thrills, laughter, great food and unlimited family fun. Getting to Centreville is easy! You’ll need to take a quick ferry ride to Toronto Island, and the Jack Layton Ferry terminal is just a few minutes away from Union Station.
Root for the home team! Toronto’s got some of the best sports teams in the world including the Blue Jays, the Raptors, Toronto FC and so much more. With some venues just steps away from Union Station, getting to the games is so easy when you take GO Transit.
Discover the ROM
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history. Save 20% off regular admission rates at the Royal Ontario Museum. Just show your PRESTO card or GO fare at the ROM admissions desk when you arrive.
(Valid for on-site sales only. Cannot be combined with other promotions).
The CN Tower is an awe-inspiring wonder of the world that is a symbol of pride for Toronto residents, Ontario residents and all Canadians. A great experience for the whole family and steps away from Union Station.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Take your family on an underwater adventure. The Aquarium features North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million litres of water and over 100 interactive opportunities. Kids can get up close and personal with several touch exhibits featuring horseshoe crabs, sharks, scarlet cleaner shrimp, and stingrays. Union Station is just steps away from the underwater action.
Plan Your Trip
We have all-day GO Train service along the Barrie line, with hourly service between Union and Aurora.
Plus, we opened the new Downsview Park GO Station with connections to the new TTC Line 1 Extension. With more train service and a brand new station, there’s more reasons to GO.
Find Your Fare
GO fares are based on the distance you travel. We offer various types of tickets and passes to fit everyone’s travel needs. Seniors, Students, Children and Groups save on fares.
Save even more with PRESTO! It’s reloadable and can be used to pay your fare while travelling within and between transit systems by the simple tap of a card. The system calculates the fare for your trip and deducts it from the balance stored on your card – all in less than a second.
Customers with PRESTO cards can save even more when making trips combining GO and TTC. PRESTO will automatically charge only $1.50 for the TTC portion of their combined fare, or half the price of an adult TTC fare paid with tickets or tokens.
See our fare calculator for details.
We hope to see you more often!