Priority and Courtesy Seating

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In compliance with Section 49 of Regulation 191-11, Ontario’s public transit authorities now provide priority seating designated for use by passengers with disabilities.

Transit authorities recognize there are other customers who would benefit from having a seat near the front of the bus.  A courtesy seating area has been designated for seniors, expectant mothers, adults travelling with infants/small children or any other customer who may benefit from a seat near the front of the bus.

Priority seating

Priority seating is for the use of passengers with a disability.  These seats are located close to the front of the vehicle.  Customers are expected to respect and obey the purpose of the designated seating area, which means:

If you are sitting in one of these designated seats, you MUST vacate the seat for a passenger with a disability.

Please note the following:

  • A person with a disability occupying a priority seat is not required to move for another customer with a disability.  Use of these seats is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • You are not expected to leave a transit vehicle in order to make room for a customer with a disability.
  • Bus drivers/operators will not intervene to enforce the requirement; however, we ask that you show consideration for those with a greater need than your own.

Courtesy seating

Courtesy seating is intended to provide additional seating for people who benefit from having a seat near the front of the vehicle including:

  • seniors
  • expectant mothers
  • adults travelling with infants or small children
  • any other passenger who may benefit from a seat

If you are sitting in one of these designated seats, please respect its purpose and give up your seat to those who need it.