Finch Bus Terminal

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Finch Bus Terminal
GO Finch Bus Terminal.jpg
Location 5697 Yonge Street,
Toronto, Ontario,
Canada
Coordinates 43°46′56″N 79°24′56″W / 43.78222°N 79.41556°W / 43.78222; -79.41556Coordinates: 43°46′56″N 79°24′56″W / 43.78222°N 79.41556°W / 43.78222; -79.41556
Owned by Hydro One / Metrolinx
Platforms 18
Bus operators GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit
York Region Transit York Region Transit
Viva Viva
Connections BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Finch (TTC)
Construction
Parking 1,683 paid spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GO Transit: FNCH
Fare zone YRT Zone 1, GO Transit Zone 5
History
Opened 1974
Rebuilt 2005

Finch GO Bus Terminal serves York Region, Ontario, Canada, making connections to transit services in the City of Toronto. It is located at 5697 Yonge Street on the northeast corner of Bishop Avenue and Yonge Street, one block north of Finch Avenue, connected by tunnel to Finch subway station.[1] The station facilities, although constructed by GO Transit, are within a major east-west electricity transmission corridor owned by Hydro One Networks, a provincially owned crown corporation.

Transit agencies that use the terminal are GO Transit and York Region Transit/Viva[2]

The terminal was built by the Toronto Transit Commission in 1974, and was acquired by the Toronto Area Transportation Operating Authority in March 1977.[3]

An elevator and new platforms were added in mid-2005 to accommodate Viva bus rapid transit service, which York Region Transit began operating on September 4, 2005. It is the southern terminus of the Viva Blue and Viva Pink lines. New shelters were added along the south platform to replace the smaller shelters to accommodate more passengers waiting for buses at the terminal.

Platforms for GO Transit and York Region Transit remain unchanged until September 2012. The platform next to the station, formerly for GO Transit buses was rebuilt and lowered for Viva buses.

Inside is a newsstand, washrooms and indoor Viva kiosks. A set of escalators connects to the Finch TTC station across the street. A set of covered stairs on the south side of the station also connects to Finch.

The east of the platforms and next to the TTC east parking lot is a parking area for 13 standard buses (30–40 foot buses). Passenger pickups by taxis (capacity for 9 taxis) can be made from the 'Taxi Stand' on the southeast side of the station next to Bishop Avenue, an off-street driveway.

Bus service[edit]

VIVA, GO and YRT buses

York Region Transit (YRT), Viva, TTC, and GO Transit routes connect to this terminal.

Agency Type Colour
York Region Transit Regular 2
Express 300
Seasonal
(July-September)
760
GO Transit Regular 19A

York Region Transit[edit]

Platform Number Route Direction Destination
1 Viva Pink EB Unionville GO Station
via Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
2 Viva Blue NB Newmarket GO Bus Terminal
via Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
12 2 Milliken EB Denison and Highway 48
14 5 Clark WB Clark and Dufferin
16 23 Thornhill Woords NB Teston Road and Via Romano
10 77/77A Highway 7 WB Queen and Highway 50
15 88 Bathurst NB Seneca College King Campus
3 91/91A Bayview NB Bayview and Major Mackenzie
98E Young Limited Express NB Newmarket GO Bus Terminal
8 98 Young NB Newmarket GO Bus Terminal
99
11 300 Business Express EB Clegg Road and Rodick Road
via Seneca College Markham Campus
301 Markham Express EB Mount Joy GO Station
via Markham GO Station
302 Unionville Express NB Warden Avenue and Baycliffe Road
303 Bur Oak Express EB Mount Joy GO Station
via Markham-Stouffville Hospital
304 Mount Joy Express EB Mount Joy GO Station
via Markville Shopping Centre
16 760 Vaughan Mills/Wonderland NB Canada's Wonderland
via Richmond Hill Town Centre
via Vaughan Mills
13 Dropoffs Only
18

GO Transit[edit]

Platform Number Route Direction Destination Destination Destination
4 19A Mississauga-North York WB Yorkdale Mall Keele Street and Highway 401 Square One Bus Terminal
19C Yonge Street and Sheppard Square One Bus Terminal
27 Milton-North York WB Yorkdale Mall Meadowvale GO Station Milton GO Station
27A Yorkdale Mall Meadowvale GO Milton GO
27C Meadowvale GO Milton GO
27F Yorkdale Mall Meadowvale GO
5 34 Pearson-North York WB Yonge Street and Sheppard Yorkdale Mall Pearson Airport Terminal 1
67 Keswick-North York NB Wellington and 404 GO Park and Ride Queensville and 404 GO Park and Ride Woodbine and 404 GO Park and Ride
92A Oshawa-Yorkdale EB Scarborough Town Centre Kingston Road and Hardwood
6 96 Oshawa-Finch Express EB Ajax GO Station Whitby GO Station Oshawa GO Station
96B Scarborough Town Centre Ajax GO Oshawa GO
96C Ajax GO
96D Whitby GO Oshawa GO
9 32 Brampton Trinity Common-North York WB Bramalea GO Station Williams and 410 GO Park and Ride Trinity Commons Terminal
Yonge Street and Hendon Ave. 32 Brampton Trinity Common-North York EB York Mills Station

TTC[edit]

For Toronto Transit Commission bus connections, see the adjoining Finch Subway Station


Notes:

  • Tai Pan Tours and Safeway Tours use platform 17 and stops along Bishop Avenue respectively to pick up and drop off patrons for tours and the shuttle to Fallsview Casino.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finch GO Bus Terminal". Stations and stops. GO Transit. Retrieved April 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Our Facilities". York Region Transit/Viva. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "TATOA to get Finch terminal". The Era. 2 March 1977. p. B02. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Safeway Tours - Fallsview Casino route

External links[edit]

Media related to Finch Bus Terminal at Wikimedia Commons