Photo of SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal building

SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal is opening on November 3, 2019

Located north of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC), Smartcentres Place Bus Terminal will be serviced by YRT Routes 10 – Woodbridge, 20 – Jane and 26 – Maple. Viva orange service will remain in the rapidway and Route 77 service will remain on Highway 7 West. 

Travellers will now be able to stay warm during the winter season when connecting between the subway station, rapidway station and bus terminal by an underground pedestrian path. The terminal will feature a new passenger waiting area and public washrooms. 

 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is the terminal located?

The terminal is located in Vaughan Metropolitan Centre at the corner of Millway Avenue and Apple Mill Road, just north of the TTC subway station and Viva rapidway station on Highway 7.

 What transit services will use the terminal?
The terminal will be used by YRT buses and transit customers. Viva routes and Züm will continue to use the rapidway located on Highway 7. 
 Which YRT bus routes will service the terminal?
YRT Local Routes 10 – Woodbridge, 20 – Jane, 26 – Maple and Mobility On-Request will service the new terminal. 
What amenities does the terminal have?
SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal has nine bus bays, seating areas with tables and chairs, washrooms, an area for a future retail space and a welcoming community park outside at the centre of the transit hub. The bus terminal connects directly to the TTC Line 1 Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station and Viva rapidway on Highway 7 via a fully accessible underground pedestrian pathway.
How do I use PRESTO to pay for my fare? Am I able to reload my PRESTO card at the new bus terminal? 
PRESTO is the smart card fare option for YRT as well as TTC. To use PRESTO, tap your card on a PRESTO fare machine located on the bus and your YRT fare is automatically calculated and deducted from your account. There are PRESTO fare machines located at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre if you wish to reload your PRESTO card. Visit our PRESTO page to learn more.
Can I pay for my YRT fare without PRESTO? Can I purchase a oneRide ticket at SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal?
Yes, you may purchase a oneRide YRT fare using debit or credit at a oneRide fare machine located inside and outside of the terminal. Alternatively, you can also pay for your YRT trip using the YRT Pay app or exact cash on the bus. Visit our Fares and Passes page to learn more information about YRT payment options.
How does fare pricing work with when transferring between YRT and TTC? 
A YRT fare is required when boarding any YRT bus route. Customers transferring from the TTC subway to a YRT bus must pay a separate YRT fare. Vice versa, customers transferring from YRT to the TTC subway must pay a separate TTC fare. Visit our TTC Line 1 Subway Extension into York Region page to learn more information about using the TTC subway in York Region.
Can Local YRT routes use the rapidway on Highway 7?

Local YRT routes cannot use the rapidway since they provide frequent local service within neighbourhoods with curbside stops, the buses need to turn onto/off streets, shopping plazas and major roadways to pick-up customers. YRT Local routes then feed into the Viva rapid transit system to enable travellers to get wherever they need to go.

Is there parking at the terminal? 

There is a commercial parking lot across from the terminal on the north- and south-east corner of Millway Avenue and Apple Mill Road, but there are no public parking lots.

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre was designed as a new urban downtown that prioritizes streetscapes, sidewalks for pedestrians, bike lanes for cyclists, new businesses and condos with transit connections – local bus service, subway and bus rapid transit – to service them all.

Commuter parking facilities are available at the two subways stations to the south of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre: Highway 407 Station and Pioneer Village Station.

How are cyclists accommodated at the new terminal? Can they ride to it and is there a place to lock your bike? 

The terminal can be accessed by bike lanes – raised and at street level – on Millway Avenue and on Apple Mill Road. Plus, cyclists travelling from the west on Highway 7 can use the centre-lane multi-use path from Colossus Drive, and then the bike lane eastbound from Interchange Way/Edgeley Boulevard to Millway Avenue. Coming from the east on Highway 7, there are bike lanes for cyclists from Bowes Road. 

Bike racks are conveniently located along the east side of the bus terminal and additional racks will be added to the west side upon completion of the adjacent residential condo towers that are currently under construction.

Is there an area for picking up and dropping off people at the bus terminal? 
Passenger pick-up and drop-off is located on southbound Millway Avenue, beside the bus terminal. 
Who does the SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal serve?

SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal serves those who live and work in the City of Vaughan and beyond. The new terminal connects the rapidway on Highway 7, the TTC Line 1 subway and YRT Local services all within a short walking distance – above and below ground. This means a brand-new, fully accessible pedestrian tunnel or an attractive above ground park, known as Transit Square.

The terminal is designed to be accessible from every direction to pedestrians, cyclists and transit customers. Those who plan to drive can carpool to the passenger pick-up and drop-off area on Millway Avenue.

How does the new terminal affect commuters on YRT? 

It provides customers with greater comfort, convenience and accessibility compared to the current curb-side temporary stops. Customers will be able to find their way to their bus by means of clearly posted, real-time route signs throughout the terminal.

From Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC), where can I travel? 
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre is an ultra-connected transit hub. The Viva rapidway on Highway 7, the TTC Line 1 subway and now SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal are all connected to get you where you want to go. 
Why did it take so long to open the new bus terminal?

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.

Who can I call if I have a question about the rapidway construction projects in the City of Vaughan?

Keeping the public informed and engaged with our rapidway projects is important to us. Our Community Liaisons work with property owners, tenants, local businesses and residents.

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Goland
Community Liaison Specialist – Highway 7 West, Vaughan
Cell: 416-797-5653
Email: michelle.goland@york.ca

Sam Bugos
Community Liaison Specialist – Bathurst and Centre, Vaughan
Cell: 905-251-4542
Email: samantha.bugos@york.ca

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