South Town Centre rapidway:
YRT detours start November 18



As part of the ongoing project to build the Highway 7 East Rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — Metrolinx and York Region contractors are blocking South Town Centre Boulevard south of Highway 7 to all traffic, starting Monday, November 18.

(When complete, the rapidway will extend along South Town Centre Boulevard between Highway 7 and Cedarland Drive.)

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the Viva blue, Viva pink, 300 Business express and 302 Unionville express routes, while the street is closed.


300 Business express

Monday-to-Friday morning rush hours starting Monday, November 18, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Highway 7 and Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard, then detour:

eastward along Highway 7;
southward along Warden Avenue; and then
westward along Clegg Road to South Town Centre,
resuming their regular route southward along South Town Centre.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on South Town Centre Boulevard at Clegg Road.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off passengers at temporary stops

  • on Highway 7 at Courtyard Lane and Warden Avenue,
  • on Warden Avenue at Clegg Road and
  • on Clegg Road west of Warden Avenue.

Monday-to-Friday afternoon rush hours starting Monday, November 18, westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on South Town Centre Boulevard south of Highway 7.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Highway 7 at Town Centre Boulevard.
302 Unionville express

Monday-to-Friday morning rush hours, westbound buses operate along their regular route.

Monday-to-Friday afternoon rush hours starting Monday, November 18, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Warden Avenue and Clegg Road, then detour:

northward along Warden; and then
westward along Highway 7 to Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard,
resuming their regular route northward along Town Centre.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Clegg Road west of Warden Avenue and
  • on South Town Centre Boulevard south of Highway 7.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off passengers at temporary stops

  • on Warden Avenue across from Clegg Road and
  • on Highway 7 at Town Centre Boulevard.
Viva pink

Monday-to-Friday rush hours starting Monday, November 18, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Warden Avenue and Clegg Road, then detour:

northward along Warden; and then
westward along Highway 7 to Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard,
resuming their regular route northward along Town Centre.

Westbound buses skip

  • the South Town Centre vivastation, on South Town Centre Boulevard north of Clegg Road.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary vivastation on Highway 7 at Town Centre Boulevard.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip

  • the South Town Centre vivastation on South Town Centre Boulevard south of Highway 7.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary vivastation on Highway 7 at Courtyard Lane.

You can view a map of the regular and temporary vivastations here. (.pdf)

Viva purple

Seven days a week starting Monday, November 18, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Warden Avenue and Clegg Road, then detour:

northward along Warden; and then
westward along Highway 7 to Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard,
resuming their regular route northward along Town Centre.

Westbound buses skip

  • the South Town Centre vivastation, on South Town Centre Boulevard north of Clegg Road.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary vivastation on Highway 7 at Town Centre Boulevard.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip

  • the South Town Centre vivastation on South Town Centre Boulevard south of Highway 7.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary vivastation on Highway 7 at Courtyard Lane.

You can view a map of the regular and temporary vivastations here. (.pdf)