The staff of the City of Hamilton presented a report to the city’s Public Works Committee at the beginning of February on the Hamilton UPass.
According to the report, "The average cost per year of most [UPass] programs tends to be in the $110 to $130 range, or $15 per month for the academic year, which would generally represent about 20-25% of the monthly pass cost at most municipalities."
In their report, they gave the following figures for the cost of UPasses in other jurisdictions.
This is the fairest and most independent evaluation of UPass programs currently available:
By comparison, the Toronto UPass will cost $480 for a eight month term which is $60 a month.