Yorkdale Bus Terminal

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Yorkdale Bus Terminal
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Location 1 Yorkdale Road
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°43′31″N 79°26′56″W / 43.72528°N 79.44889°W / 43.72528; -79.44889Coordinates: 43°43′31″N 79°26′56″W / 43.72528°N 79.44889°W / 43.72528; -79.44889
Bus stands 13
Bus operators GO Transit logo.svg GO Bus
Greyhound Canada
PMCL
Ontario Northland
Connections BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Yorkdale (TTC)
BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
YRT buses
Construction
Parking Shopping centre parking only[1]
Other information
Station code GO Transit: YKDL
History
Opened 1979

Yorkdale Bus Terminal is located at 1 Yorkdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] It occupies the lowest level of an office building[1] adjacent to Yorkdale Shopping Centre and is connected directly to Yorkdale subway station by a pedestrian bridge.[2]

Its creation was announced by James Snow, the Ontario Minister of Transportation and Communications, in March 1977.[3] Construction of the station started soon after, and was expected to be completed by late 1977.[3]

The bus terminal is strategically located, in the middle of what was formerly the City of North York, at Allen Road on the south side of Highway 401, the main transportation artery across the Greater Toronto Area. This is ideal for providing GO Transit commuter bus services to points east and west of the city and long-distance intercity coach connections by Ontario Northland[4] and Greyhound.[5] When it opened on October 12, 1979, it was a hub for Gray Coach interurban bus service and, until 2000, for the Toronto Airport Express bus service originally operated by Gray Coach and, after 1993, by Pacific Western Transportation.

Because of the office building directly above the terminal, there is a severe height restriction within the terminal, and this prevents GO Transit from operating their current fleet of double-decker buses into the terminal.

Services[edit]

Platform designations
1 - Greyhound northbound to Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg and Western Canada
2 - GO Bus eastbound Route 36, 36B Brampton via Hwy. 427 Express to York Mills Bus Terminal
3 - GO Bus westbound Route 19A Mississauga/North York to Square One GO and GO Bus Route 27, 27A, 27F Milton Hwy. 401 service to Milton GO
4 - GO Bus northbound Route 38A Bolton Service to Bolton
5 - GO Bus northbound Route 60 Canada's Wonderland to Canada's Wonderland
6 - GO Bus eastbound Route 92 Oshawa/Yorkdale to Scarborough/Oshawa
7 - GO Bus westbound Route 36, 36B Brampton via Hwy. 427 Express to Brampton
8 - spare
9 - GO Bus westbound Route 34 Pearson/North York Service to Airport and GO Bus Route 33, 33A, 33B, 33E Guelph Hwy. 410 Service to Guelph
9 - GO Bus eastbound route 34 Pearson/North York Service to Finch GO Bus Terminal
10 - Spare
11 - PMCL (Greyhound) northbound to Barrie, Orillia, Casino Rama, Gravenhurst, Collingwood, Owen Sound, Midland, Penetang
12 - GO Bus Route northbound 66, 66A Newmarket Hwy. 400 Service to Newmarket GO Bus Terminal
13 - Ontario Northland northbound to North Bay/Timmins, northbound to Parry Sound/Sudbury and Express service to North Bay

Local bus connections[edit]

Bus stop is located on the west side of Yorkdale Road to the north of the terminal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Yorkdale Bus Terminal— BUS TERMINAL". GO Transit. Retrieved April 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "TTC - Existing Yorkdale Station, North Entrance" (PDF). Lawrence-Allen Revitalization. City of Toronto. 28 April 2011. Retrieved April 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ a b "TATOA to get Finch terminal". The Era. 2 March 1977. p. B02. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "GO Transit Bus Terminal". Trains & Buses. Ontario Northland. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Greyhound Terminal, Yorkdale". Locations. Greyhound.ca. Retrieved April 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "Route 47". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved April 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ "360 Vaughan Express" (PDF). York Region Transit. 1 September 2013. Retrieved April 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

External links[edit]

Media related to Yorkdale Bus Terminal at Wikimedia Commons