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YRT opening new bus terminal
at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station



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Nearly two years after the TTC extended the Line 1 Yonge - University subway to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station, York Region Transit is opening its bus terminal for the station.

The new SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal at the corner of Millway Avenue and Apple Mill Road opens at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 3. The new terminal has nine bus bays, seating areas with tables and chairs, washrooms, an area for future retail space and a community park outside at the centre of the transit hub. From the bus terminal, passengers can connect directly to the TTC’s Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station and the Highway 7 viva rapidway by a fully accessible, two-minute walk through the above-ground park or along an underground pedestrian pathway.

YRT buses along these routes drop off or pick up passengers in the new terminal:

  • 10 Woodbridge;
  • 20 Jane; and
  • 26 Maple.

These YRT Mobility on-request vehicles also serve passengers in the terminal:

YRT Viva and Brampton Transit Züm bus rapid transit vehicles continue to operate through the centre-road rapidway station on Highway 7. Elevators, escalators and stairs allow passengers to reach the concourse level of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre [subway] Station from the vivastation.

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Cyclists can access the terminal by bike lanes — raised and at street level — on Millway Avenue and on Apple Mill Road. And, cyclists travelling from the west along Highway 7 can use the centre-lane multi-use path from Famous Avenue, and then the bike lane eastbound from Applewood Crescent to Millway Avenue. Coming from the east along Highway 7, cyclists can ride in bike lanes from Bowes Road. YRT has set up bike racks on the east side of the bus terminal and will add more racks on the west side when construction ends at three nearby construction sites (for the nearby Vaughan Library, YMCA and condominium.

We consulted YRT’s “questions and answers” page about the terminal to discover why the terminal is opening so long after the subway station opened in Vaughan. Here’s the (relatively uninformative) answer: “The project was delayed in 2018 due to unforeseen circumstances. Work resumed earlier this year and can now open for service. Some additional work will take place in the spring, but the terminal can remain open during that work.”

Photos of the new terminal

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