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Trench Street Richmond Hill construction:
YRT detours start September 20



Update — Thursday, June 28, 3:09 p.m.: Construction has ended. Buses along the 83 / 83A Trench route resume their regular path Tuesday, July 3. With the end of the secondary-school term, buses along the 443 Langstaff high school special route resume their regular path Tuesday, September 3.


Starting Wednesday, September 20, the Town of Richmond Hill is closing:

  • Trench Street between Mill Street and Major Mackenzie Drive West

to accommodate a project to replace the water-main.

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

  • 83 / 83A Trench; and
  • 443 Langstaff high school special via Shaftesbury.

Water-main construction on Trench Street and the YRT detours continue until further notice.


443 Langstaff high school special via Shaftesbury

Monday-to-Friday school days starting Wednesday, September 20, morning buses operate along their regular route to Ellery Drive and Mill Street, then detour:

westward along Mill;
southward along Bathurst Street; and then
eastward along Major Mackenzie Drive West to Trench Street / Harding Boulevard West,
resuming their regular route southward along Harding West.

Morning buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mill Street at Neighbourly Lane, across from Sugar Maple Lane and at Leisure Lane and Trench Street and
  • on Trench Street at Richmond Street, beside Mackenzie - Richmond Hill Health Centre and at Major Mackenzie Drive West.

Instead, morning buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Major Mackenzie Drive West at Don Head Village Boulevard, the walkway to O’Connor Crescent and at Harding Boulevard West and
  • on Harding Boulevard West at Lilley Court.

Afternoon buses reverse the morning detour routing.

Morning buses skip their regular stops

  • on Trench Street north of Major Mackenzie Drive West and at Richmond and Mill Streets and
  • on Mill Street at Sugar Maple Lane [east and west] and Ellery Drive.

Instead, morning buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Harding Boulevard West across from Lilley Court,
  • on Major Mackenzie Drive West at the walkway to Elston Court and Headon Gate and
  • on Bathurst Street at Mill Street.
83 /83A Trench

83 branch

Mondays to Fridays starting Wednesday, September 20, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Ellery Drive and Mill Street, then detour:

westward along Mill;
southward along Bathurst Street; and then
eastward along Major Mackenzie Drive West to Trench Street / Harding Boulevard West,
resuming their regular route southward along Harding West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mill Street at Neighbourly Lane, across from Sugar Maple Lane and at Leisure Lane and Trench Street and
  • on Trench Street at Richmond Street, beside Mackenzie - Richmond Hill Health Centre and at Major Mackenzie Drive West.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Major Mackenzie Drive West at Don Head Village Boulevard, the walkway to O’Connor Crescent and at Harding Boulevard West and
  • on Harding Boulevard West at Lilley Court.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Trench Street north of Major Mackenzie Drive West and at Richmond and Mill Streets and
  • on Mill Street at Sugar Maple Lane [east and west] and Ellery Drive.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Harding Boulevard West across from Lilley Court,
  • on Major Mackenzie Drive West at the walkway to Elston Court and Headon Gate and
  • on Bathurst Street at Mill Street.

83A branch

Mondays to Fridays during rush hours starting Wednesday, September 23, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Mill and Trench Streets, then detour:

westward along Mill;
southward along Bathurst Street; and then
eastward along Major Mackenzie Drive West to Trench Street / Harding Boulevard West,
resuming their regular route southward along Harding West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Trench Street at Richmond Street, beside Mackenzie - Richmond Hill Health Centre and at Major Mackenzie Drive West.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Mill Street at Sugar Maple Lane [east and west] and Ellery Drive and
  • on Major Mackenzie Drive West at Don Head Village Boulevard, the walkway to O’Connor Crescent and at Harding Boulevard West and
  • on Harding Boulevard West at Lilley Court.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Harding Boulevard West across from Lilley Court,
  • on Major Mackenzie Drive West at the walkway to Elston Court and Headon Gate,
  • on Bathurst Street at Mill Street and
  • on Mill Street at Neighbourly Lane, across from Sugar Maple Lane and at Leisure Lane and at Trench Street.
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