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Ontario removing Tolls on Highways 412 and 418

Photo: 407ETR.com

The Ontario government is removing tolls on Highways 412 and 418, effective April 5, 2022.

In a media release posted on February 18th, the province announced that these toll removals would be permanent.

Highways 412 and 418 are two north-south oriented highways connecting Highway 401 to Highway 407 in Durham Region. Toll rates for the provincially owned Highway 407 extension were temporarily frozen until May 31, 2021. Toll rates on the privately owned and operated 407 ETR are not impacted by these measures.

“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.

Highways 412 and 418 are currently the only tolled north-south highways in Ontario. Removing tolls will provide more travel options for local residents, relieve gridlock on local roads across Durham Region, and help improve economic competitiveness for local businesses.

“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 Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation.

As part of its plan to build Ontario, the province has allocated approximately $2.6 billion in funding for 2021–22 in support of the multi-year Ontario Highways Program, which features more than 570 expansion and rehabilitation projects underway or planned.