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GRT revises routes and services,
April 25



Grand River Transit is making seasonal changes to its routes and services — mostly affecting services to colleges and universities — starting Monday, April 25.


GRT is revising service along these routes: 7 Mainline; 9 Lakeshore; 10 Fairview Park Mall / Conestoga College; 12 Conestoga Mall / Fairview Park Mall; 13 Laurelwood; 16 Forest Glen / Conestoga College; 29 Keats Way; 52 Fairview Park Mall / Ainslie St; 53 Franklin Boulevard; 77 busPLUS Wilmot; 91 Late-night loop; 92 University loop; 110 Fairview Park Mall / Conestoga College express; 111 Ainslie St / Conestoga College express; 116 Forest Glen / Conestoga College express.


Specifically, GRT is: introducing a new route; cancelling routes for the season; increasing service along a route; decreasing service along routes; decreasing the frequency of service along routes; revising the path for buses operating along a route; and adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes.

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Introducing a new route


77 busPLUS Wilmot

Starting Monday, April 25, GRT introduces new service, linking New Hamburg, Baden and Petersburg in the Township of Wilmot with The Boardwalk in Waterloo.

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has awarded the Region of Waterloo funding to conduct a one-year community transportation pilot project in the township.

Buses operate both ways through New Hamburg along Waterloo Street, Huron Street and Peel Street Mondays to Fridays.

Eastbound buses start their trips at the No Frills in New Hamburg, then proceed:

northward along Haysville Road and Peel Street;
westward along Huron Street;
northwestward along Waterloo Street;
eastward along Snyder’s Roads West and East and Highland Road West;
northward along Ira Needles Boulevard; and then
westward into The Boardwalk terminal.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • at No Frills,
  • on Peel Street north of Highways 7 and 8 and at Boulee Street,
  • on Huron Street at Union Street,
  • on Waterloo Street beside the Wilmot Family Resource Centre, at Victoria Street and across from Christner Road,
  • on Snyder’s Road West across from Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School and at Foundry Street,
  • on Snyder’s Road East at Coachman’s Lane, Forler Street and Notre Dame Drive and
  • in The Boardwalk terminal.

Eastbound buses leave New Hamburg at 7:30, 9 and 10:15 a.m. and 2:35, 3:45, 5 and 6:15 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. They end their trips in The Boardwalk terminal at 8:08, 9:23 and 10:38 a.m. and 2:58, 4:08, 5 and 6:15 a.m.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound routing.

Westbound buses leave The Boardwalk at 7, 8:15 and 9:30 a.m. and 3, 4:15, 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. They end their trips in New Hamburg at 7:23, 8:38 and 9:53 a.m. and 3:23, 4:38, 5:53 and 7:08 p.m.

As part of the pilot, GRT offers passengers flex routing to and from The Boardwalk Medical Centre and the Wilmot Recreation Complex and through the Forrest / Hincks, Stonecroft, Nithview and Morningside communities. Flex routing allows the bus to travel off the main route to pick up passengers who call ahead to ask for service. GRT has clearly labelled flex route stops to indicate that the buses serve them upon request only.

If you want the vehicle to pick you up along one of the flex route areas, call 519-585-7555 and select option 3.�

An information agent will ask you:

  • Which flex route area you wish to be picked up in - you can provide this information by giving either the�easyGO stop number� or the flex route name;
  • The time you want the vehicle to pick you up;
  • Whether you need to schedule a flex trip for a return trip during the same day and if so, which flex area it will be in and at what time.�

The agent will confirm the trip.

You must be at the stop at least five minutes before the scheduled pick-up time. The bus will not wait if you are not there.

If you want to get off at a Flex stop, you must notify the driver when you board the bus of which flex route you want to get off at

Flex stop requests are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. only.f you want to be picked up on an earlier trip, you must call the day before during the hours noted above.�

Vehicles operating along the route do not have bike racks and drivers will not permit bikes on board the vehicle during the pilot.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

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Canceling routes for the season


111 Ainslie St / Conestoga College express

With the end of the fall / winter term at Conestoga College’s Cambridge and Doon campuses, GRT is cancelling the service.

Friday, April 22 is the last day until September that GRT operates buses along the route.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

110 Fairview Park Mall / Conestoga College express
116 Forest Glen / Conestoga College express

With the end of the fall / winter term at Conestoga College’s Doon campus, GRT is cancelling the service.

Friday, April 22 is the last day until September that GRT operates buses along the routes.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

91 Late-night loop

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus, GRT is cancelling the service.

Friday, April 22 is the last day until September that GRT operates buses along the route.

Full service resumes Friday, September 9.

92 University loop

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus, GRT is cancelling the service.

Friday, April 22 is the last day until September that GRT operates buses along the route.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

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Increasing service along a route


77 busPLUS Wilmot

Starting Monday, April 25, GRT introduces new service, linking New Hamburg, Baden and Petersburg in the Township of Wilmot with The Boardwalk in Waterloo.


Decreasing service along a route


12 Conestoga Mall / Fairview Park Mall

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus, GRT is decreasing service along the route north and west of King Street North and University Avenue.

Friday, April 22 was the last day until September that GRT operates buses on extra Monday-to-Friday trips serving passengers travelling to and from the campuses, including: + the Waterloo-bound buses that usually leave Westmount Road West north of Highland Road West at 7:57, 8:57 and 9:43 a.m., ending their trips on University Avenue West east of Seagram Drive at 8:09, 9:09 and 9:55 a.m.; + the Waterloo-bound bus that usually leaves Fairview Park Mall at 9:45 a.m., ending its trip on University West east of Seagram at 9:25 a.m.); + the Kitchener-bound bus that usually leaves Conestoga Mall at 9 a.m., ending its trip in Fairview Park Mall terminal at 10:13 a.m.; and + the Kitchener-bound bus that usually leaves Conestoga Mall at 9:35 a.m., ending its trip on Westmount Road West north of Highland Road West at 10:16 a.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

10 Fairview Park Mall / Conestoga College

With the end of the fall / winter term at Conestoga College’s Doon campus, GRT is decreasing service along the route.

Friday, April 22 was the last day that GRT operated the southbound bus that usually leaves Manitou Drive north of Homer Watson Boulevard at 9:35 a.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The bus usually ends its trip on the Doon campus at 9:48 a.m.)

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

16 Forest Glen / Conestoga College

With the end of the fall / winter term at Conestoga College’s Doon campus, GRT is decreasing service along the route.

Friday, April 22 was the last day until September that GRT operates buses on and extra Monday-to-Friday trips serving passengers travelling to and from the campus:

  • the eastbound bus that leaves Pioneer Drive east of Bechtel Drive [east] at 7:53 a.m., ending its trip on the campus at 8:02 a.m.

Starting Monday, April 25, GRT revises the path for buses operating along the route for the spring and summer. Buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops on Biehn Drive south of Black Walnut Drive.

Buses in both directions skip their regular Monday-to-Friday midday stops

  • southbound on Biehn Drive at Marl Meadow Drive, Kilkerran Crescent [north and south] and at the end of Biehn Drive and
  • northbound on Biehn Drive at Caryndale Drive, north of Robertson Crescent and across from Marl Meadow Drive.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

200 iXpress

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, GRT is decreasing service along the route.

Friday, April 22 was the last day until September that GRT operates Waterloo-bound buses on extra Monday-to-Friday trips serving passengers travelling to and from the campuses, including:

  • the bus that usually leaves Fairview Park Mall terminal at 7:40 a.m., ending its trip in Conestoga Mall terminal at 8:29 a.m.;
  • the bus that usually leaves Charles Street Terminal at 8:46 a.m., ending its trip beside the Biology Building on the University of Waterloo campus at 9:10 a.m.; and
  • the bus that usually leaves the U of W campus at 4:04 p.m., ending its trip in Conestoga Mall terminal at 4:17 p.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

203 iXpress

With the end of the fall / winter term at Conestoga College’s Cambridge and Doon campuses, GRT is cancelling all service between Sportworld Crossing and the campuses.

Starting Monday, April 25, all buses start and end their trips in Sportsworld Crossing terminal at all times of the week.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

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29 Keats Way

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus, GRT is decreasing service along the route.

Friday, April 22 was the last day until September that GRT operates buses on extra Monday-to-Friday trips serving passengers travelling to and from the campuses, including:

  • the eastbound bus that leaves The Boardwalk at 7:45 a.m., ending its trip on University Avenue West just west of King Street North at 8:07 a.m.; and
  • the eastbound buses that leave Keats Way east of Fischer - Hallman Road North at 8:07, 8:26, 8:56, 9:25 and 9:55 a.m., ending their trips on University West west of King North at 8:20, 8:39, 9:09, 9:38 and 10:08 a.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

9 Lakeshore

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, GRT is decreasing service along the route.

Friday, April 22 was the last day until September that GRT operates buses on extra trips serving passengers travelling to and from the campuses, including:

  • the southbound bus that usually leaves Northfield Drive West west of Weber Street North at 7:43 a.m. Mondays to Fridays, ending its trip beside Needles Hall on the University of Waterloo campus at 8:12 a.m.;
  • the southbound bus that usually leaves Conestoga Mall at 6:15 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, ending its trip beside Needles Hall at 6:50 p.m.;
  • the northbound buses that usually leave the William G. Davis Computer Sciences Centre on the U of W campus at 3:25 and 5:25 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, ending their trips on Parkside Drive north of Glenelm Crescent [south] at 3:43 and 5:43 p.m.
  • the northbound buses that usually leave the Davis Centre at 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, ending their trips on Parkside north of Glenelm [south] at 8:18, 8:48, 9:18, 9:48 and 10:16 p.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

13 Laurelwood

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo, GRT is decreasing service along the route.

Friday, April 22 was the last day until September that GRT operates buses on extra Monday-to-Friday trips serving passengers travelling to and from the campuses, including:

  • the eastbound buses that usually leave The Boardwalk at 7:50 a.m. and 6 p.m., ending their trips beside the William G. Davis Computer Sciences Centre on the University of Waterloo campus at 8:17 a.m. and 6:28 p.m.
  • the eastbound bus that usually leaves Erbsville Road north of Keats Way at 8:42 a.m., ending its trip beside the Davis Centre at 9:02 a.m.
  • the westbound bus that usually leaves Needles Hall on the campus at 6:22 p.m., ending its trip in The Boardwalk terminal at 6:47 p.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

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7 Mainline

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus, GRT is decreasing service along the route.

7C branch

Friday, April 22 was the last day until September that GRT operates **buses on extra Friday-only trips serving passengers travelling to and from the campuses, including:

  • the Kitchener-bound buses that usually leave Conestoga Mall at 7:37, 8:37 and 9:37 p.m., ending their trips in Charles Street Terminal at 8:05, 9:05 and 10:05 p.m.;
  • the Waterloo-bound buses that usually leave Charles Street Terminal at 8:08 and 9:08 p.m., ending their trips in Conestoga Mall terminal at 8:28 and 9:34 p.m.

7D branch

Friday, April 22 was the last day until September that GRT operates **buses on extra Monday-to-Friday trips serving passengers travelling to and from the campuses, including:

  • the Kitchener-bound bus that usually leaves Columbia Street West east of Hagey Boulevard at 10:25 a.m., ending its trip in Charles Street Terminal at 10:52 p.m.;
  • the Waterloo-bound bus that usually leaves Charles Street at 9:50 a.m., ending its trip on Columbia West east of Hagey at 10:23 a.m.

7E branch

Friday, April 22 was the last day until September that GRT operates **buses on extra Monday-to-Friday trips serving passengers travelling to and from the campuses, including:

  • the Kitchener-bound bus that leaves the William G. Davis Computer Sciences Centre on the University of Waterloo campus at 4:28 p.m., ending its trip in Charles Street Terminal at 4:59 p.m.;
  • the Waterloo-bound buses that leave Columbia Street West just west of King Street North at 8:16 and 9:16 a.m., ending their trips beside the Davis Centre at 8:24 and 9:24 a.m.; and
  • the Waterloo-bound buses that leave Charles Street Terminal at 8:55 a.m. and 3:52 and 5:22 p.m., ending their trips beside the Davis Centre at 9:27 a.m. and 4:25 and 5:55 p.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

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Decreasing the frequency of service along routes


61 Cambridge Centre / Conestoga College

With the end of the fall / winter term at Conestoga College’s Cambridge and Doon campuses, GRT is decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

Starting Monday, April 25, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

You can view the schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

12 Conestoga Mall / Fairview Park Mall

With the end of the fall / winter term at Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus, GRT is decreasing the frequency of service along the route. Starting Monday, April 25, buses operate every 30 minutes all day beyond that point, instead of every 15 minutes during rush hours.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

200 iXpress

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, GRT is decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

Starting Monday, April 25, buses drop off or pick up passengers at iXpress stations every 15 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

201 iXpress

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo, GRT is decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

Starting Monday, April 25, buses drop off or pick up passengers at iXpress stations every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

202 iXpress

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, GRT is decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

Starting Monday, April 25, buses drop off or pick up passengers at iXpress stations every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

You can view the schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

9 Lakeshore

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, GRT is decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

Starting Monday, April 25, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route south of Parkside Drive / Cedarbrae Avenue:

  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

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13 Laurelwood

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo, GRT is decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

Starting Monday, April 25, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

7 Mainline

With the end of the fall / winter term at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus, GRT is decreasing the frequency of service along the route Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

7C branch

Starting Monday, April 25, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the branch:

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes.

7D branch

Starting Monday, April 25, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the branch:

  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

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Revising the path for buses operating along a route


16 Forest Glen / Conestoga College

Starting Monday, April 25, GRT revises the path for buses operating along the route for the spring and summer. Buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops on Biehn Drive south of Black Walnut Drive Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Southbound buses operate along the route to Biehn and Black Walnut Drives, then proceed:

eastward along Black Walnut.

Northbound buses operate along the route to Black Walnut and Biehn Drives, then proceed:

northward along Biehn.

Buses in both directions skip their regular Monday-to-Friday midday stops

  • southbound on Biehn Drive at Marl Meadow Drive, Kilkerran Crescent [north and south] and at the end of Biehn Drive and
  • northbound on Biehn Drive at Caryndale Drive, north of Robertson Crescent and across from Marl Meadow Drive.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

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Adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes


52 Fairview Park Mall / Ainslie St

Starting Monday, April 25, GRT adjusts the daily schedules for buses operating along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

10 Fairview Park Mall / Conestoga College

With the end of the fall / winter term at Conestoga College’s Doon campus, GRT is adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

Starting Monday, April 25, the northbound buses that usually leave the Doon campus at 7:33, 8:03, 8:33 and 9:03 a.m. and 3:05, 3:35, 4:05, 4:35 and 5:05 p.m. Mondays to Fridays leave, instead, three minutes earlier at 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m. and 3:02, 3:32, 4:02, 4:32 and 5:02 p.m. They drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route three minutes earlier than usually. They end their trips in Fairview Park Mall Terminal at 7:51, 8:21, 8:51 and 9:20 a.m. and 3:23, 3:53, 4:23, 4:53 and 5:23 p.m.

Full service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

GRT is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

53 Franklin Boulevard

Starting Monday, April 25, GRT adjusts the daily schedules for buses operating along the route.

You can view the schedules for the route here.

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