Metrolinx is joining the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program
New accessibility initiative supports and raises awareness of those with non-visible disabilities.
Oct 27, 2023
Metrolinx has joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program to support people with disabilities that may not be immediately visible.
Starting Oct. 27, customers may request and wear a sunflower pin, which voluntarily indicates to GO Transit and UP Express employees that additional help, understanding or a little more time may be required.
Metrolinx is the first public transit agency in North America to adopt the program. Toronto Pearson is also a partner of the Sunflower program and offers participants a seamless journey to and from the airport on the UP Express.
Customers can pick up a sunflower pin at Union Station by asking a GO Transit or UP Express employee or can be mailed a free pin when requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metrolinx is working to reduce barriers on transit, and making it safer, easier and more convenient to travel throughout the region.
by Emily Blum Metrolinx communications senior advisor