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Most high school special routes end this week



Many high school students use public transit to get to and from school. They form a significant part of the commuting public during weekday morning rush hours and early in the afternoon rush hours, particularly on local bus routes.

To handle the unique commuting needs of high school students, most GTA transit agencies run buses along unique, “high school special” routes to link neighbourhoods with high schools or operate regular routes with special branches or short turns to high schools. The TTC usually operates the specials as branches of its regular routes, but doesn’t publish much information about these services.

With the end of the regular school term this week, most “high school specials” stop operating for the summer. However, Mississauga Transit will continue some of its specials with new operating hours and introduce new specials to accomodate summer school students on Thursday, July 3.


High school specials ending this week

Regular routes with branches serving elementary or high schools ending this week


High school specials ending this week

Brampton Transit: 81 Mayfield Secondary; 82 Mayfield Secondary; 83 Mayfield Secondary; 84 Mayfield Secondary; 85 St. Thomas Aquinas; 86 St. Augustine; 87 St. Margaret d’Youville; 88 Mayfield Secondary; 89 St. Augustine

Burlington Transit: 78 Aldershot; 79 Rolling Meadows / M.M. Robinson / Notre Dame; 81 Notre Dame; 83 Notre Dame; 85 Aldershot; 86 Rolling Meadows / M.M. Robinson / Notre Dame.

Durham Region Transit

DRT West (Pickering): Pine Ridge Shuttle.

DRT West (Ajax): 17 Shoal Point (Dennis O’Connor); 21 Delaney (Dennis O’Connor); 21 Delaney (Notre Dame).

DRT Centre (Whitby): All Saints Secondary (5 routes); Father Leo J. Austin Secondary (7 routes); Henry Street High School (3 routes); Sinclair Secondary (3 routes)

DRT East (Oshawa): 401 Simcoe (Paul Dwyer); 401 Simcoe (O’Neill); 403 Park (Peryma); 407 Ritson (Peryma); 407 Ritson (Paul Dwyer) 407 Ritson (O’Neill); 408 Stevenson (Paul Dwyer); 409 Thornton (Paul Dwyer); 409 Thornton(R.S. McLaughlin); 410 Olive / Harmony North via Attersley (Paul Dwyer); 410 Olive / Harmony South via Camelot (Paul Dwyer); 411 Grandview (Peryma); 431 Peryma Special; 432 Eastdale Special; 433 Peryma Special; 434 Eastdale Special; 435 Peryma Special; 436 Holy Trinity Special; 438 Holy Trinity Special.

DRT East (Clarington): 539 St. Stephens / Clarington Central Special.

Mississauga Transit: 301 Philip Pocock —Tomken; 302 Philip Pocock — Bloor; 303 Father Goetz — Square One; 304 Father Goetz — Mississauga Valley; 305 Streetsville Secondary — Falconer; 306 Streetsville Secondary — Square One; 307 St. Aloysius Gonzaga; 308 St. Joseph — Eglinton; 309 St. Joseph — Square One; 310 Clarkson Secondary — Winston Churchill; 311 John Cabot Secondary; 312 Gordon Graydon-Square One; 314 Rick Hanson — Donway; 315 Rick Hanson — Square One; 316 St. Francis Xavier; 317 Clarkson — Erindale Secondary; 318 Cawthra Secondary — Square One; 328 Cawthra Secondary — Square One; 334 St. Joseph.

(Mississauga Transit’s 308 St. Joseph — Eglinton, 309 St. Joseph — Square One, 311 John Cabot Secondary, 314 Rick Hanson — Donway, 315 Rick Hanson — Square One and 334 St. Joseph resume on Thursday, July 3 as part of the Ride 2 Summer School program, along nine other unique summer high school routes.)

Oakville Transit: Abbey Park; Holy Trinity; Loyola; White Oaks Secondary.

York Region Transit: 400 Brother Andre via Raymerville; 404 Father McGivney via Kennedy / Warden; 409 Markham District via Bur Oak; 410 Markham District via Hollingham, Raymerville; 413 Saint Robert via Green Lane; 415 Stouffville High School; 420 Newmarket High School via Savage; 421 Newmarket High School via Stonehaven; 422 Huron Heights High School; 423 Newmarket High School; 424 Keswick High School via Church; 425 Holland Landing / Huron Heights; 426 Dr. G. W. Williams Secondary; 440 Saint Theresa Catholic High School 1; 441 Richmond Hill High School; 443 Cardinal Carter High School; 444 Langstaff High School; 445 Saint Robert via Valleymede / Spadina; 446 Saint Theresa Catholic High School; 447 Saint Theresa Catholic High School; 448 Richmond Hill High School 3; 449 Richmond Green High School; 450 Saint Theresa Catholic High School; 451 Langstaff High School; 460 Holy Cross Academy; 461 Emily Carr Secondary; 462 Maple High School; 463 Vellore


Regular routes with branches serving elementary or high schools that end this week:

Barrie Transit: 31 Essa (Mapleview Heights Elementary); 41 Allandale (Mapleview Heights Elementary).

Durham Region Transit

DRT West (Pickering): 2 Liverpool (Notre Dame); 2 Liverpool (St. Mary’s); 2A Village East (Notre Dame); 2A / 12 Village East / Brock (Pine Ridge); 3 Amberlea (Dunbarton, St. Mary’s);4 Glendale (Dunbarton / St. Mary’s); 5 / 5A West Shore (Dunbarton, St. Mary’s); 6 Bay Ridges (Dunbarton, St. Mary’s), 6 Bay Ridges (Notre Dame); 6 Bay Ridges (Pine Ridge) 7N Rosebank / Edmund / Waterford (Dunbarton, St. Mary’s); 7N Rosebank / Pinegrove (Dunbarton); 7N Rosebank / Pinegrove (St. Mary’s); 7N Rosebank / Waterford (Dunbarton, St. Mary’s); 7S Rosebank (Dunbarton, St. Mary’s); 7S Rosebank / Edmund (St. Mary’s); 12 Brock (Dunbarton, Pine Ridge, St. Mary’s), 12A Brock *(Notre Dame); 12 *Brock / Southcott (Notre Dame); 14 Maple Ridge (St. Mary’s).

DRT West (Ajax): 20 Westney (J. Clarke Richardson); 20 Westney (Notre Dame); 22 Audley South (Ajax High); 22 Audley South (Dennis O’Connor); 24 Harwood (Ajax High); 24 Harwood North (Dennis O’Connor); 24 Harwood South (Dennis O’Connor); 25 Audley North (J. Clarke Richardson, Notre Dame); 26 Duffins (Ajax High); 26 Duffins (Dennis O’Connor); 29 Elm (J. Clarke Richardson); 32 Village (Notre Dame); 35 Puckrin (J. Clarke Richardson); 40 Applecroft (Ajax High, Dennis O’Connor); 40 Applecroft (J. Clarke Richardson, Notre Dame)

DRT East (Oshawa): 21 Town Line (Holy Trinity); 916 Rossland West (Eastdale Collegiate).

DRT East (Clarington): 501 Aspen Springs (Bowmanville High, Clarington Central); 501 Aspen Springs Express (St. Stephens); 502 Liberty (Bowmanville High, St. Stephens).

York Region Transit: 1 Highway 7 (Markham District); 2A 14th Avenue (Markham District); 2A 14th Avenue (Father McGivney); 90 Leslie South (Richmond Green); 91 Bayview South (Thornlea).