The provincial government is proposing to expand the High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes pilot to Highways 403 and 410 to provide more travel options for people in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).
HOT lanes are similar to HOV lanes, but provide the option for people driving alone to pay a toll to use the lane.
Permits cost $180 for a three-month term and are renewable for a maximum of two additional terms (for a total of 9 months).
Ontarians are encouraged to share their feedback on the HOT lanes expansion proposal by submitting comments on the Regulatory Registry by July 26, 2021.
The proposed changes would be implemented for the January 2022 permit period and includes one permit for all HOT lanes in the pilot.
HOT permitholders would be able to use HOT lanes on the following stretches of highway:
- Highway 410 from Eglinton Avenue to Clark Boulevard in Mississauga/Brampton
- Highway 403 from the Highway 407/403 interchange to Highway 401 in Mississauga
- QEW from Trafalgar Road in Oakville to Guelph Line in Burlington
On September 15, 2016, Ontario launched the HOT Lanes Pilot Project on the QEW, designating existing HOV lanes as HOT lanes on a 16.5 km section (in both directions) between Trafalgar Road in Oakville and Guelph Line in Burlington.
Beginning in November 2021, an additional 500 HOT lanes permits will be made available for sale, bringing the total to approximately 1350 permits for each three-month term.
For more information or to apply for a HOT lanes permit, visit Ontario.ca/hotlanes.