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YRT revises services, November 6



York Region Transit is making minor changes to its services, starting tomorrow, Sunday, November 6.

It’s replacing conventional transit service along the 56 Gorham - Eagle route with dial-a-ride service Mondays to Fridays after about 7 p.m.


YRT is revising service along these routes: 20 Jane; 22 King City; 40 Unionville local; 56 Gorham - Eagle; 57 Mulock; 58 Mulock; 240 Mill Pond GO shuttle; 241 Beverley Acres GO Shuttle; 242 North Richvale GO shuttle; 243 Redstone GO shuttle; 360 Vaughan express; 423 Newmarket high school special via Bristol; 440 St. Theresa high school special via Mill Pond; 447 St. Theresa high school special via Jefferson Forest; 450 St. Theresa high school special via Tower Hill; 760 Vaughan Mills / Wonderland.

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Specifically, YRT is: increasing service along routes; decreasing service along routes; increasing the frequency of service along routes; decreasing the frequency of service along routes; revising the paths for buses operating along routes; revising seasonal service; revising services to and from high schools; adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes; and making other changes to services along routes.

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Increasing service along routes


56 Gorham - Eagle

Friday, November 4 was the last day that YRT offered passengers conventional transit service along the route Monday-to-Friday evenings.

Instead, starting Monday, November 7, YRT replaces conventional transit service along the route Monday-to-Friday evenings by expanding dial-a-ride service hours along the route.

A new route navigator isn’t yet available.

423 Newmarket high school special via Bristol

Starting Monday, November 7, YRT extends the path so that buses operating along the route to serve stops on Woodspring Avenue and Aspenwood Drive Monday-to-Friday school days.

The morning bus picks up passengers at new stops.

  • on Woodspring Avenue east of Bathurst Street, across from Ray Snow Boulevard, east of Ford Wilson Way, at Memorial Gardens Way, William Booth Avenue, Alfred Smith Way, Bonshaw Avenue and Aspenwood Drive and
  • on Aspenwood Drive at Marble Place.

The afternoon bus drops off passengers at new stops

  • on Aspenwood Avenue west of Yonge Street and across from Coachwhip Trail,
  • on Woodspring Avenue south of Aspenwood Avenue, at Bonshaw Avenue, Gilpin Drive, across from Alfred Smith Way, William Booth Avenue and Memorial Gardens Way, at Art West Avenue and Bathurst Street.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

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Decreasing service along routes


56 Gorham - Eagle

Friday, November 4 was the last day that YRT offered passengers conventional transit service along the route Monday-to-Friday evenings.

Starting Monday, November 7, the last regular westbound bus leaves 404 Town Centre terminal at 6:42p.m. Mondays to Fridays. The last regular eastbound bus leaves Newmarket GO Bus Terminal at 6:50 p.m.

Also starting Monday, November 7, YRT replaces conventional transit service along the route Monday-to-Friday evenings with dial-a-ride service.

A new route navigator isn’t yet available.

760 Vaughan Mills / Wonderland

Since Canada’s Wonderland has closed for the season, Monday, October 31 was the last day this year that buses serve the park.

Starting Tuesday, November 1, all buses operate between Vaughan Mills terminal and Finch GO Bus Terminal Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only.

YRT is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route and adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

A new route navigator isn’t yet available.

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Increasing the frequency of service along routes


589 / 590 Richmond Hill community bus

YRT is increasing the frequency of service along the route every day.

Starting Sunday, November 6, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 95 minutes, instead of every 100 minutes.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

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Decreasing the frequency of service along routes


22 King City

22 branch

Starting Monday, November 7, YRT decreases the frequency of service along the main branch of the route Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the branch:

  • every 32 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes.

YRT is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the branch.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

57 Mulock

57A branch

Starting Monday, November 7, YRT decreases the frequency of service along the branch Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Buses operating along the route serve both common and unique stops. At common stops —

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 44 minutes, instead of every 35 minutes.

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

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

760 Vaughan Mills / Wonderland

Starting Tuesday, November 1, all buses operate between Vaughan Mills terminal and Finch GO Bus Terminal Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only.

Starting Saturday, November 5, YRT is decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 45 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays before about 9 p.m.; and
  • every 45 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, after about 9 p.m.

YRT is also decreasing service along the route and adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

A new route navigator isn’t yet available.

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Revising the paths for buses operating along routes


423 Newmarket high school special via Bristol

Starting Monday, November 7, YRT extends the path so that that buses operating along the route to serve stops on Woodspring Avenue and Aspenwood Drive.

The morning bus leaves Woodspring Avenue just east of Bathurst Street at 7:13 a.m. Monday-to-Friday school days, then proceeds:

east- and northward along Woodspring; and then
eastward along Aspenwood Drive to Yonge Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bristol Road.

The morning bus picks up passengers at new stops.

  • on Woodspring Avenue east of Bathurst Street, across from Ray Snow Boulevard, east of Ford Wilson Way, at Memorial Gardens Way, William Booth Avenue, Alfred Smith Way, Bonshaw Avenue and Aspenwood Drive and
  • on Aspenwood Drive at Marble Place.

The afternoon bus reverses the morning routing. It ends its trip on Woodspring east of Bathurst at 3:26 p.m.

The afternoon bus drops off passengers at new stops

  • on Aspenwood Avenue west of Yonge Street and across from Coachwhip Trail,
  • on Woodspring Avenue south of Aspenwood Avenue, at Bonshaw Avenue, Gilpin Drive, across from Alfred Smith Way, William Booth Avenue and Memorial Gardens Way, at Art West Avenue and Bathurst Street.

Buses end and start their trips at Newmarket High School at the same time as usually. They arrive at 7:45 a.m. school-day mornings. They leave the school at 2:55 p.m. school-day afternoons.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

360 Vaughan express

Starting Thursday, October 20, northbound buses start their trips beside Nordstrom at Yorkdale, instead of Holt Renfrew. The buses then proceed to Holt’s.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules — for the route here. (.pdf)

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Revising seasonal services along a route


760 Vaughan Mills / Wonderland

Since Canada’s Wonderland has closed for the season, YRT is decreasing service along the route.

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Revising services to and from high schools


423 Newmarket high school special via Bristol

Starting Monday, November 7, YRT extends the path so that that buses operating along the route to serve stops on Woodspring Avenue and Aspenwood Drive.

447 St. Theresa high school special via Jefferson Forest

Starting Monday, November 6, YRT adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route Monday-to-Friday school-day afternoons.

440 St. Theresa high school special via Mill Pond

Starting Monday, November 6, YRT adjusts the schedules to match the new school bell times at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School.

450 St. Theresa high school special via Tower Hill

Starting Monday, November 6, YRT adjusts the schedules to match the new school bell times at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School.

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Adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes


241 Beverley Acres GO shuttle

Starting Monday, November 7, YRT adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

By adjusting the schedules, YRT improves service for passengers connecting with GO Transit trains at Richmond Hill GO Station.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

20 Jane

Starting Sunday, November 6, YRT adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route every day.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

22 King City

22 branch

Starting Monday, November 7, YRT adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

By adjusting the schedules, YRT improves service to passengers travelling to and from Maple GO Station and from King City Secondary School.

YRT is also decreasing the frequency of service along the branch.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

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240 Mill Pond GO shuttle

Starting Monday, November 7, YRT adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

By adjusting the schedules, YRT improves service for passengers connecting with GO Transit trains at Richmond Hill GO Station.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

58 Mount Albert

Starting Monday, November 7, the northbound bus that usually leaves 404 Town Centre terminal at 3:21 p.m. Mondays to Fridays leaves, instead, one minute later at 3:22 p.m. The bus drops off or picks up passengers at stops one minute later than usually. It ends its trip on Centre Street south of King Street in Mount Albert at 3:49 p.m.

By scheduling a later trip, YRT improves service for passengers transferring at 404 Town Centre from buses operating along the 57 / 57A Mulock route.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

57 Mulock

Starting Monday, November 7, YRT adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

By adjusting the schedules, YRT improves service for passengers traveling to Sir William Mulock Secondary School.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

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242 North Richvale GO shuttle

Starting Monday, November 7, YRT adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

By adjusting the schedules, YRT improves service for passengers connecting with GO Transit trains at Richmond Hill GO Station.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

243 Redstone GO shuttle

Starting Monday, November 7, YRT adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

By adjusting the schedules, YRT improves service for passengers connecting with GO Transit trains at Richmond Hill GO Station.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

447 St. Theresa high school special via Jefferson Forest

Starting Monday, November 6, YRT adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route Monday-to-Friday school-day afternoons.

The afternoon buses still leave Shaftesbury Avenue across from Painted Rock Drive - beside St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School - at 2:25 and 2:30 p.m., but they drop off passengers at stops along the route as much as three minutes later than usually. They end their trips on the north side of Jefferson Forest Drive east of Arden Valley Drive at 2:50 and 2:55 p.m., instead of 2:47 and 2:52 p.m.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

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440 St. Theresa high school special via Mill Pond

Starting Monday, November 6, YRT adjusts the schedules to match the new school bell times at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School.

The morning bus leaves Richmond Hill GO Station at 7:30 a.m., instead of 7:35 a.m. Monday-to-Friday school days. It ends its trip on Bathurst Street at Shaftesbury Avenue - just west of the school - at 7:50 a.m., instead of 7:55 a.m.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

450 St. Theresa high school special via Tower Hill

Starting Monday, November 6, YRT adjusts the schedules to match the new school bell times at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School.

The morning bus leaves Tower Hill Road east of Mockingbird Drive at 7:28 a.m., instead of 7:33 a.m. Monday-to-Friday school days. It ends its trip on Shaftesbury Avenue across from Painted Rock Drive - beside the school - at 7:50 a.m., instead of 7:45 a.m.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

40 Unionville local

Starting Monday, November 7, the westbound bus that usually leaves Markville Mall at 2:30 p.m., leaves, instead, three minutes later at 2:33 p.m. It drops off or picks up passengers at stops along the route as much as three minutes later than usually. It ends its trip on Woodbine Avenue south of Rodick Road at 3:08 p.m.

By adjusting the schedules, YRT improves service for passengers traveling from Buttonville Public School.

You can view the new route navigator - containing a map and the schedules - for the route here. (.pdf)

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760 Vaughan Mills / Wonderland

Starting Saturday, November 5, YRT adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route to reflect the hours of operation for Vaughan Mills (mall). The first bus arrives at Vaughan Mills Terminal each day just before the mall opens and the last bus leave the terminal about 30 minutes after it closes.

Saturdays November 5, 12, 19 and 26, Vaughan Mills is open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Saturdays December 3, 10 and 17, Vaughan Mills is open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. — during the Christmas shopping season.

Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, Vaughan Mills Mall is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Sundays November 6, 13, 20 and 27, Vaughan Mills is open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Sundays, December 4, 11 and 18, Vaughan Mills is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“Black Friday”, Friday, November 25, Vaughan Mills is open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.�

From Monday, December 19 until Friday, December 23, Vaughan Mills is open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.

YRT is also decreasing service and decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

A new route navigator isn’t yet available.

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Making another change to service along a route


56 Gorham - Eagle

Friday, November 4 was the last day that YRT offered passengers conventional transit service along the route Monday-to-Friday evenings.

Also starting Monday, November 7, YRT replaces conventional transit service along the route Monday-to-Friday evenings with dial-a-ride service.

With this change, YRT expands its on-demand service along the current routing, so that the service is available.

  • Mondays to Fridays from 7 until 10:45 p.m.; and
  • Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 7 until 9:15 p.m.

(It already provides dial-a-ride service along the route weekend evenings.)

The last time that a vehicle will pick you up is 10:45 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 9:15 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

It’s also revising how it operates the service at all times of the week. Starting Sunday, November 6, Dial-a-Ride Gorham - Eagle allows you to travel directly travel between YRT / Viva stops and most homes and businesses and other buildings within the service area. This means Dial-a-Ride Gorham-Eagle vehicles may operate freely within the area to get you to any YRT / Viva stop or address, instead of operating along the fixed route.

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A YRT / Viva vehicle will pick you up and drop you off at a bus stop that you request, if it’s along the regular route, or at most places within the service area. You can also use the service to travel to and from stops on Davis Drive, including stops 2597 and 2603 at Longford Drive and Davis Drive, stops 9850 and 9849 at Huron Heights Drive and Davis Drive, and stop 9856 at the Davis Drive and Highway 404 Park and Ride.

According to YRT, expanding Dial-a-Ride Gorham - Eagle helps you to better connect with other YRT / Viva routes. Customer service representatives are available to help you book trips and provide the best available travel plans.

If you want to book a trip during these periods, call 1-844-667-5327 at least 60 minutes before your trip or book a trip with the free TapRide App on iOS and Android devices.

You can download the application from the AppStore here.

You can download the app from GooglePlay here.

TapRide allows you to:

  • Book or cancel rides at your convenience;
  • Track the estimated time that the dial-a-ride vehicle arrives at your location;
  • Follow your dial-a-ride vehicle in real-time;
  • View all stops the available to you on a map;
  • Book trips from stop to stop; and
  • Access pre-scheduled rides.

Regular YRT / Viva fares apply. PRESTO and YRT / Viva transfers are available.

You can learn more at Dial-a-Ride Gorham - Eagle and other YRT dial-a-ride services here.

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