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Toll Bridges Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. T.11

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current December 31, 1990 (e-Laws currency date)


Toll Bridges Act

R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER T.11

Consolidation Period: From December 31, 1990 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.


1. In this Act,

“Minister” means the Minister of Transportation or such other member of the Executive Council to whom the administration of this Act is assigned by the Lieutenant Governor in Council; (“ministre”)

“toll bridge” means a bridge designated under section 2; (“pont à péage”)

“vehicle” means a motor vehicle, motorcycle, trailer, traction-engine, farm tractor or road-building machine and includes any other vehicle drawn, propelled or driven by other than muscular power. (“véhicule”) R.S.O. 1990, c. T.11, s. 1.

Designation as toll bridge

2. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may designate the Skyway over the Burlington Canal, the Fort Frances Causeway, and the bridge over or tunnel under the Welland Canal or any international bridge or tunnel as a toll bridge. R.S.O. 1990, c. T.11, s. 2.

User of toll bridge to pay tolls

3. (1) No person shall take or operate a vehicle, other than a vehicle exempted from this Act, upon a toll bridge without paying the toll prescribed for such vehicle.


(2) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable for a first offence to a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $100, and for a second or subsequent offence to a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500. R.S.O. 1990, c. T.11, s. 3.


4. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations,

(a) prescribing classes of vehicles for the purposes of this Act;

(b) exempting any class of vehicles from this Act;

(c) prescribing the toll to be paid for any vehicle or class of vehicle taken or operated upon any toll bridge or different tolls for different toll bridges;

(d) providing for the collection of tolls and the disposition thereof;

(e) establishing authorities to manage toll bridges either alone or in conjunction with any Canadian or foreign authority;

(f) respecting any matter necessary or advisable to carry out effectively the intent and purpose of this Act. R.S.O. 1990, c. T.11, s. 4.

Agreements re international bridges and tunnels

5. The Minister may on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Ontario enter into agreements with any Canadian or foreign authority for the joint financing, construction or operation of any international bridge or tunnel and for any matter incidental thereto. R.S.O. 1990, c. T.11, s. 5.