Ministry of Transportation
Bus terminal to be built in Vaughan for York Region Transit
Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Steven Del Duca Ontario Minister of Transportation and MPP for Vaughan; Wayne Emmerson, Chairman and CEO of York Region, and the Honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of the City of Vaughan, marked the start of construction of a new inter-regional transit terminal in the City of Vaughan.
The new inter-regional terminal will have nine bus bays, and a customer and pedestrian connection to Viva Bus Rapid Transit a short walk away on Highway 7, and to the TTC subway through an underground pathway.
The terminal will be located off Millway Avenue north of Highway 7, serving as a transit hub, connecting customers to destinations in York Region and neighbouring regions. Construction is underway, with the opening of the bus terminal for service expected by the end of 2017.
The total cost for the new inter-regional terminal is approximately $32.1 million, of which, $18.1 million is being funded through the Toronto-York-Spadina Subway Extension [TYSSE] project, $13.5 million from The Regional Municipality of York, and $0.5 million from SmartREIT for a pedestrian tunnel connection to the bus terminal.
The costs for the entire TYSSE project are funded in partnership with the Government of Canada committing up to $697 million, the Province of Ontario contributing $870 million through the Move Ontario Trust, the City of Toronto contributing $907 million, and The Regional Municipality of York contributing $606 million.
The SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal is part of a rapid transit capital program being delivered in York Region, which includes bus rapid transit, subways, facilities and terminals and new vehicles to serve those travelling throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
York Region Rapid Transit Corporation [YRRTC] is responsible for the planning, design and construction of the full vivaNext rapid transit network and related infrastructure to deliver on the transit priorities set out in the York Region Transportation Master Plan. YRRTC is a wholly-owned subsidiary and share capital corporation of The Regional Municipality of York. The vivaNext rapid transit network is a key component of the vision outlined by Ontario’s Places to Grow Act, which aims to manage growth in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way that enriches communities.