Our Past & Present

50 Years Going Strong

View of downtown Toronto skyline as seen at dusk from just east of the city on a GO train line.

We have spent the last 50 years dedicated to bringing you closer to the places you want to go. So, what about the next 50? We’ll continue embracing our commitment, with plans to take you further, faster, and more often than ever before.

Follow the journey of GO Transit to discover the rich history of the province's first commuter rail service.



A black and white photo from the 60’s featuring a train yard worker and 2 men in suits inspecting a train door with GO spray painted on it.

Buildings were getting taller, hairstyles were getting longer, and Ontario's population was growing.



A shot of passengers finding their seats on a GO train circa 1970.

As lapels got bigger and bellbottoms grew wider, GO kept the trendsetters moving.



Shot from the early 80’s of a crowd on a outdoor GO train platform. People are milling about and socializing in front of a double decker GO train.

Hairspray, video games, and new genres of music defined this unforgettable era.



Various  drawings of GO Transits mascot; GO Bear.

Ontarians said hello to the World Wide Web and discovered new ways to stay connected :-)



An aerial shot of a GO train crossing a tree banked river over a bridge.

Y2K was A-OK and technology was quickly changing day-to-day life.


Moving Forward:

A night time shot of illuminated bridges and walkways crossing the rail corridor just west of Union Station.

The future is bright for the world-class, forward-thinking province of Ontario.


Explore our past, present, and future by visiting our anniversary microsite here.