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Mid-Pen Transit Service Route Changes

Effective January 3, 2022

Please be advised that beginning Monday, January 3, 2022, both the North and South transit routes in Midland will undergo minor changes. These changes are a trial that may become permanent in the future.

A new stop has been placed on the west side of Midland Avenue just south of the intersection with Hugel Avenue, beside the Bell building. A shelter may be installed at this location in the near future. 

This new stop also marks the Midland route changeover point. A single bus covers both Midland routes and the route changeover point is where one route is complete (either North or South) and the bus begins the other route. There is no need to switch buses. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this trial period. For more info, please contact the Town of Midland at 705-526-4275 ext. 2243. You may also email transit@midland.ca.

Route Changes Map

North South Route Changes map​​

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​​​Seniors on the Move Pilot Project Free Travel Days - 2022​

Seniors who reside in Midland and are 65+ will once again be able to enjoy free transit service from January 2022 through to March 31, 2022, when the pilot project comes to a close or when the $25,000 worth of free rides have been used, whichever milestone is reached first. 

This program is fu​nded in part by the Government of Canada, through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Free rides are being offered as per the options listed below:
  • Month of January - Free SmartCards (preloaded with ten transit rides) Pre-loaded SmartCards are available at the Municipal Office and the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre.
  • January through to March 31, 2022 - Free Transit Packages. Each package contains 6 transit passes and will be available at the Municipal Office, the Midland Public Library, the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, Chigamik Community Health Centre and the North Simcoe Family Health Team. Once all six passes are used, more passes may be requested.

Option #1 - Free Transit Passes

​January 2022 through to March 31, 2022, Midland seniors (ages 65+) can pickup Free Transit Packages containing 6 free transit passes at the: 

  • Municipal Office
    • ​575 Dominion Avenue, Midland
  • Midland Public Library
    • ​320 King Street, Midland
  • North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre
    • 527 Len Self Boulevard, Midland
  • Chigamik Community Health Centre
    • ​287 Bayshore Drive, Midland​
  • The North Simcoe Family Health Team.
    • 619 Prospect Boulevard, Midland

Subsequent passes can be picked up at these locations.​

*Seniors requesting the Free Transit Packages or SmartCards will need to provide their name and contact information in order for Members of the Midland Seniors Council to follow via phone for feedback on the pilot program and the transit service. Contact information will not be used for any other purpose.

Option #2 - Free SmartCard with free rides preloaded

In January 2022, free SmartCards preloaded with 10 free transit rides can be picked up by Midland seniors (ages 65+) at:

  • The ​Municipal Office
    • 575 Dominion Avenue, Midland
  • Midland Public Library
    • 320 King Street, Midland
  • North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre
    • 527 Len Self Boulevard, Midland

Midland seniors with existing SmartCards can choose to have the free rides loaded onto that card, rather than receive a second SmartCard.

SmartCards can be reloaded at these locations as required.

*Seniors requesting the Free Transit Packages or SmartCards will need to provide their name and contact information in order for Members of the Midland Seniors Council to follow via phone for feedback on the pilot program and the transit service. Contact information will not be used for any other purpose.

  • Month of January and in addition to the ride passes and reloadable transit Smart Cards, there is a series of Free Ride Days for Midland Seniors to enjoy (no passes / SmartCards required). The only requirement is that you are 65+years of age.​

 Free Ride Days for Seniors (no passes/SmartCard required)

January 2022

  • Tuesday, January 4, 2022
  • Thursday, January 6, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
  • Thursday, January 27, 2022​

​*The Free Ride Days promotion will end at the end of January 2022. 

​​The Seniors on the Move Pilot Program will continue to offer free transit passes. Please see the above section for details.​​

December 2021

  • ​Thursday, December 2, 2021
  • Monday, December 6, 2021
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021
  • Monday, December 13, 2021
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021
  • Christmas Week
    • Monday, December 20, 2021
    • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 22, 2021
    • Thursday, December 23, 2021
    • Friday, December 24, 2021
    • ​​Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Day - Happy Holidays!)
  • Thursday, December 30, 2021​​

November 2021

  • Saturday, November 6, 2021
  • Remembrance Day Week
    • Monday, November 8, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • Friday, November 12, 2021
    • Saturday, November 13, 2021
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • Saturday, November 20, 2021
  • Thursday, November 25, 2021​​

October 2021

  • ​Monday, October 4, 2021
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • Monday, October 18, 2021
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • Monday, October 25, 2021
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021​

September 2021

  • ​Thursday, September 2, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • Thursday, September 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
  • Thursday, September 30, 2021​

August 2021

  • ​Monday, August 23, 2021
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021​
  • Thursday, August 26, 2021
  • Friday, August 27, 2021
  • Saturday, August 28, 2021​​​

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Reload your transit SmartCards using our online transit portal: midland.usetransit.com.​​


COVID-19/Mask requirement

Reminder - Reminder, that transit riders are required to wear a non-medical mask when riding the bus, with exceptions given to certain individuals based on the Chief Medical Officer's instructions. Masks will be provided when boarding if you don't have one, and refusal to wear one will result in refusal of service and could result in fines ranging from $750-$1000 up to a maximum of $100,000.​​​​


Mid-Pen Transit Service ​Route & Schedule​​​​

​(As of January 3, 2022)


 Transit Information

Route Schedules - Monday - Friday (No Sunday or holiday service)

​Penetanguishene (Leaving GBG Hospital)​

  • 6:25 a.m.
  • 7:25 a.m.
  • 8:25 a.m.
  • 9:25 a.m.
  • 10:25 a.m.
  • 11:25 a.m.
  • 12:25 p.m.
  • 1:25 p.m.
  • 2:25 p.m.
  • 3:25 p.m.
  • 4:25 p.m.
  • 5:25​ p.m.​​

Midland South (Leaving Midland Avenue)​​

  • 6:45 a.m.
  • 7:45 a.m.
  • 8:45 a.m.
  • 9:45 a.m.
  • 10:45 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m.
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:45 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m.
  • 3:45 p.m.
  • 4:45 p.m.
  • 5:45 p.m.​​

​Midland North (Leaving Midland Avenue)

  • 7:13 a.m.
  • 8:13 a.m.
  • 9:13 a.m.
  • 10:13 a.m.
  • 11:13 a.m.
  • 12:13 p.m.
  • 1:13 p.m.
  • 2:13 p.m.
  • 3:13 p.m.
  • 4:13 p.m.
  • 5:13 p.m.​​​

Route Schedules - Saturday Service

​Penetanguishene (Leaving GBG Hospital)​

  • ​8:25 a.m.
  • 9:25 a.m.
  • 10:25 a.m.
  • 11:25 a.m.
  • 12:25 p.m.
  • 1:25 p.m.
  • 2:25 p.m.
  • 3:25 p.m.
  • 4:25​ p.m.​​

Midland South (Leaving Midland Avenue)

  • 8:45 a.m.
  • 9:45 a.m.
  • 10:45 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m.
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:45 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m.
  • 3:45 p.m.
  • 4:45 p.m.​​

​Midland North (Leaving Midland Avenue)

  • ​9:13 a.m.
  • 10:13 a.m.
  • 11:13 a.m.
  • 12:13 p.m.
  • 1:13 p.m.
  • 2:13 p.m.
  • 3:13 p.m.
  • 4:13 p.m.​​​

Online Transit Portal

The new online transit portal allows users to:

  • Create an online user account;
  • Register your SmartCard to your user account;
  • More than one SmartCard can be linked to a user account;
  • Reload your SmartCard online via credit card;
  • Activate an auto-reload feature where the system will automatically load your SmartCard when your balance falls below your set threshold;
  • Report a lost or stolen SmartCard to immediately deactivate the lost or stolen SmartCard and request a replacement; and
  • Review usage history.

Access to the portal can be found here: midland.usetransit.com.​

Flag Down Service

Numerous bus stops have been placed along our fixed routes to designate safe places to get on or off of a bus. 

However, passengers seeking bus service are not required to be at a bus stop or shelter to get on or off of a bus. MPT allows passengers standing in a safe location to flag down bus along its route and get on the bus.

Fares & Smart Card

Adult:

Cash Fares – $3.00/ride​

Reloadable Smart Card – $45.00/20 rides​

Senior (65 years and over) & Students (ages 7-17)​​:

Cash Fares – $2.50/ride

Reloadable Smart Card – $40.00/20 rides​

Child (ages ​6 and under​):

Free for all services​​

*Drivers cannot provide change – exact fare only*

There is a one-time fee of $3.25 for each Smart Card and they can be reloaded in groups of 5 rides, up to a maximum of 50 rides. Please note these cards are non-refundable.​​

Reloadable SmartCards

​Reloadable SmartCards are available at:

Midland Town Offices

575 Dominion Avenue, Midland​
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre

527 Len Self Boulevard, Midland
Monday to Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.​

Midland Public Library

320 King Street, Midland
Please visit Midland Library website for hours of operation

*Please note the Midland Library is currently not processing transit payments or SmartCare reloads*


Penetanguishene Town Hall

10 Robert Street West, Penetanguishene
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Penetanguishene Public Library

24 Simcoe Street, Penetanguishene
Please visit Penetanguishene Library website​ for hours of operation

Transfer Information

​​There is one location where the Penetanguishene Route and Midland Route intersect and provide a free transfer point:​

Huronia Mall

9225 County Road 93, Midland, ON

How do transfers work?

A transfer must be requested at the time the fare is paid. One transfer is required per person. Transfers are imprinted with the date and time and are valid for 30 minutes from time of receipt on any Midland-Penetanguishene Transit bus going any direction.​

LINX Bus 

(Midland/Penetanguishene to Barrie Route)

Passengers can transfer from the LINX to Midland-Penetanguishene Transit free of charge. When transferring from Midland-Penetanguishene Transit to the LINX the fare is reduced by $1.

Riding the Bus

  1. The bus stops at marked bus stops.
  2. The bus also uses the "Hail Bus" (flag down service) method where traffic flow permits.
  3. Our friendly drivers will ensure a safe and pleasant trip.
  4. Any articles found on the bus will be taken to the Midland Bus Depot located at 731 Ontario Street (call 705-526-4275 ext. 2401 during regular business hours).

  5. Smoking, drinking or eating are prohibited on the bus.

  6. Transportation of animals is forbidden, with the exception of a service animal accompanying a rider.

  7. Strollers are permitted on the bus, but for safety reasons must be collapsed.​

Accessibility & Other Features

​Accessibility

All buses have a loading ramp, kneeling feature to lower step, next stop announcement system, slip resistant floors, interior lighting, grab rails, and two wheelchair positions.

Other Features

  • Bike racks are available. Loading and unloading is the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Strollers are permitted on the bus, but for safety reasons must be collapsed.

  • Service animals are permitted on the bus.​

Specialized Transit

​For Midland residents who are unable to board the buses due to a physical, cognitive, visual, or sensory disability, specialized transit service is available and is for provided by Community Reach.

For more information, you can contact Community Reach​​ at 705-526-4321.​

Customer Service

For more information, please contact:

Town of Midland offices:

705-526-4275 ext. 2243


Town of Penetanguishene offices:

705-549-7992 ext. 110 or 121​​

​​​*Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change. ​