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Yonge Street rapidway construction
blocks Canyon Hill Avenue, starting August 14



Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Yonge Street in Newmarket and Richmond Hill.


Starting Monday, August 14, the Town of Richmond Hill is closing:

  • Canyon Hill Avenue at Yonge Street

as contractors relocate current, and install new, utilities.

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The work zone temporarily blocks through traffic from entering, or exiting from, Canyon Hill Avenue at Yonge Street. Crews are installing a temporary sidewalk at the northwest corner of the Yonge and Canyon Hill intersection so pedestrians can cross to the east side.

Crews work from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. every day, although the road remains closed after work hours. To access the plaza at 11000 Yonge, motorists and pedestrians can enter from or exit onto Canyon Hill or Naughton Drive west Yonge.

Detour signs guide motorists and pedestrians around the work zone. Expect noise.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the street is closed:

  • 83 Trench; and
  • 240 Mill Pond GO shuttle.

This phase of rapidway construction at Yonge / Canyon Hill and the YRT detours continue for three weeks, or until September 1.


240 Mill Pond GO shuttle

Morning buses operate along their regular route.

From Monday, August 14 until Friday, September 1, afternoon buses operate along their regular route to Canyon Hill Avenue across from Leyburn Avenue.

Afternoon buses skip their regular stop

  • on Canyon Hill Avenue at Yonge Street.
83 Trench

From Monday, August 14 until Friday, September 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street at Brookside Road, then detour:

westward along Brookside; and then
southward along Leyburn Avenue to Canyon Hill Avenue,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street at Canyon Hill Avenue and
  • on Canyon Hill Avenue at Leyburn Avenue.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Canyon Hill Avenue and Leyburn Avenue, then detour:

northward along Leyburn;
eastward along Brookside Road; and then
southward along Yonge Street to Bernard Avenue,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bernard.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Canyon Hill Avenue at Yonge Street.
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