Kay the Sheep on the GO Train

Save on Royal Agricultural Winter Fair tickets with GO Transit

Taking the GO Train is the best way to get to the Royal and combo tickets save you money, too.

Nov 2, 2023

It’s not often you see livestock on the GO Train. If you do, it can only mean one thing: it’s time for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Kay the Sheep knew the easiest way to travel into the city was catching a ride from Scarborough GO into Union Station this morning (Nov. 2), in anticipation of the Royal’s 101st year.

Kay the Sheep on the GO Train

Kay the sheep waits to board the GO Train at Scarborough GO. (Andrea Ernesaks photo)

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair takes place Nov. 3 - 12 at Exhibition Place in Toronto, just steps from the conveniently located Exhibition GO Station. It remains the largest indoor agricultural and equestrian event in the world. The Royal Horse Show alone attracting athletes from across the world.

There are agricultural competitions (everything from jams to giant vegetables), live music, butter sculptures, artisan vendors, square dancing and (as always) lots of food. There’s even a rodeo.

Kay the Sheep on the GO Train

Young customers were excited to pet Kay the sheep onboard. (Andrea Ernesaks photo)

GO Transit has once again partnered with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, allowing attendees to purchase GO combo tickets covering both transit fare and the event- which attracts some 300,000 people each year.

GO combo tickets:

  • Adult (age 18–64) single day fair admission + GO Transit fare: $38
  • Family Pass (two adults and two youth ages 4-17) single day fair admission + GO Transit fare: $90
Kay the sheep on the GO Train

After arriving at Union Station, Kay and her handler await their ride. (Emily Blum photo)

You can purchase GO combo tickets on the special Royal Agricultural Winter Fair GO Transit webpage.

As with any special event, customers should plan their trip in advance by checking schedules and preparing for construction affecting service or station access.