Due to COVID-19 and a significant decrease in transit ridership, YRT is reducing service on most routes until further notice. In addition, we've implemented measures to support physical distancing on our buses.

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For Mobility On-Request Paratransit service changes, please read our News Item.


Service changes effective Sunday, April 5

YRT will be implementing additional service changes in order to meet current customer demand.

Ridership and the demand for transit service has significantly decreased with the closure of many schools, businesses, municipal and public spaces and more residents working from home. We have been adjusting service levels to meet changing customer demand.

We are consistently reviewing ridership patterns to ensure our services continue to meet customer demand and still allow for physical distancing on buses. We will continue to monitor ridership and make additional service adjustments as required. We know many York Region residents continue to rely on YRT, and we remain committed to delivering the exceptional service residents have come to expect.

Please note that these service changes will continue until further notice. We encourage you to check back here regularly to stay informed of YRT service updates. You can also follow us on Twitter using #RiderAlert for real-time service updates.

The YRT trip planner and real-time app are now available and will display current schedules.

For further assistance, please call the YRT Contact Centre at 1-866-668-3978 or Chat Live with us by clicking on the Live Chat icon at the bottom of the screen.

For more information on COVID-19 and what YRT is doing in response, please read our News Item.

The following routes will have service changes:

Click on the route name for more details and updated schedules.

Viva blue (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Schedules will be adjusted to meet current customer demand.

Northbound from Yonge/16th Avenue:

  • First trip to depart at 3:56 a.m.

Northbound from Finch GO Bus Terminal:

  • First trip to depart at 5:27 a.m.
  • Last trip to depart at 12:44 a.m.

Southbound from Bernard Terminal:

  • First trip to depart at 8:49 a.m.

Southbound from Newmarket Terminal:

  • First trip to depart at 4:40 a.m.
  • Last trip to depart at 11:44 p.m.
Viva blue A (temporarily suspended)

Weekdays:

Viva blue A will be temporarily suspended.

Alternative option: Viva blue.

Viva purple (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Schedules will be adjusted to meet current customer demand.

Eastbound from Richmond Hill Centre Terminal:

  • First trip to depart at 4:43 a.m.
  • Last trip to depart at 12:22 a.m.

Westbound from Highway 7 / East Beaver Creek:

  • First trip to depart at 4:29 a.m.

Westbound from Markham Stouffville Hospital:

  • First trip to depart at 5:30 a.m.
  • Last trip to depart at 1:13 a.m.
Viva pink (temporarily suspended)

Weekdays:

Viva pink will be temporarily suspended.

Alternative options: Viva blue, Viva purple, Route 1 – Highway 7 and Route 99 – Yonge.

Viva orange (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Schedules will be adjusted to meet current customer demand.

Eastbound from Martin Grove / Highway 7:

  • First trip will depart at 5:03 a.m.
  • Last trip will depart at 1:11 a.m.

Westbound from Richmond Hill Centre Terminal:

  • First trip will depart at 4:14 a.m.
  • Last trip will depart at 1:09 a.m.

Saturdays:

Schedules will be adjusted.

Eastbound from Martin Grove / Highway 7:

  • First trip will depart at 5:26 a.m.
  • Last trip will depart at 1:11 a.m.

Westbound from Richmond Hill Centre Terminal:

  • Last trip will depart at 1:09 a.m.

Sundays/Holidays:

Schedules will be adjusted.

Eastbound from Martin Grove / Highway 7:

  • First trip will depart at 7:04 a.m.
  • Last trip will depart at 12:49 a.m.
Viva green (temporarily suspended)

Weekdays:

Viva green will be temporarily suspended.

Alternative options: Viva purple, Route 24 – Woodbine, Route 90 – Leslie and TTC Route 68B – Warden.

Viva yellow (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Schedules will be adjusted to meet current customer demand.

Eastbound from Newmarket Terminal:

  • First trip to depart at 4:06 a.m.
  • Last trip to depart at 11 p.m.

Westbound from Highway 404 / Davis Drive carpool lot:

  • First trip to depart at 4:24 a.m.
  • Last trip to depart at 11:18 p.m.
1 - Highway 7 (revised route and schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Service Adjustments:

Routing will be adjusted at Box Grove Walmart to accommodate long-term road construction in the area.

Eastbound trips will now travel south on Donald Cousens Parkway, west on Copper Creek Drive, ending at Copper Creek Drive/Donald Cousens Parkway (stop 7287). Westbound trips will start at stop 7287 and follow the regular routing to Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Stop 6553 and 6552 will be removed. Travellers may board at stop 7287 on Copper Creek Drive, at CIBC.

Weekdays:

Route 1 will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

2 - Milliken (revised route and schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Effective Monday, April 13, Route 2 will have further route and schedule adjustments to meet customer demand.

Service Adjustments:

Weekend routing will be adjusted at Box Grove Walmart to accommodate long-term road construction in the area.

Eastbound trips will now travel east on Rouge Bank Drive, south on Box Grove Bypass, east on 14th Avenue, north on Donald Cousens Parkway and west on Copper Creek Drive, ending at Copper Creek Drive/Donald Cousens Parkway (stop 7287). Westbound trips will start at stop 7287 and follow the regular routing to Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Stop 6553 and 6552 will be removed. Travellers may board at stop 7287 on Copper Creek Drive, at CIBC.

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

3 - Thornhill (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

4/4A - Major Mackenzie (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 4/4A will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

5 - Clark (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 5 will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

7 - Martin Grove (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Schedules will be adjusted.

8 - Kennedy (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

9 - 9th Line (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Schedules will be adjusted.

10 - Woodbridge / Mobility On-Request Woodbridge (revised service)

Weekdays:

Route 10 – Woodbridge will be replaced by Mobility On-Request Woodbridge, operating Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

See Mobility On-Request Woodbridge for service information.

Alternative options prior to 8 a.m.: Viva orange, Routes 7 – Martin Grove, 13 – Islington, 12 – Pine Valley and 165 – Weston.

12 - Pine Valley (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

13 - Islington (revised schedule and service)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced. Limited service to Kleinburg is temporarily suspended.

Saturdays:

Saturday service will be discontinued due to low ridership.

Alternative options: Routes 12 – Pine Valley, 85 – Rutherford and Mobility On-Request Woodbridge

14 - 14th Avenue (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

15 - Stouffville / Mobility On-Request Stouffville (discontinued route)

Weekdays:

Route 15 – Stouffville will be discontinued due to low ridership.

Weekends/Holidays:

Mobility On-Request Stouffville will be discontinued due to low ridership.

Alternative options: Route 9 – 9th Line and GO Bus Route 70/71

16 - 16th Avenue (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 16 will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

18 - Bur Oak (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

20 - Jane (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Service Adjustments:

Southbound late evening service will be extended to meet the last subway train arriving at SmartVMC Bus Terminal on Saturdays and Sundays/holidays.

Weekdays:

Schedules will be reduced.

Northboud from Pioneer Village Terminal:

  • First trip will depart at 5:47 a.m.
  • Last trip will depart at 2:26 a.m.

Southbound from Mosque Gate/Teston Road:

  • First trip will depart at 5:03 a.m.
  • Last trip will depart at 2:22 a.m.

Saturdays:

Schedules will be adjusted.

Northbound from Vaughan Mills Terminal:

  • First trip will depart at 6:16 a.m.

Northboud from Pioneer Village Terminal:

  • Last trip will depart at 2:26 a.m.

Southbound from Mosque Gate/Teston Road:

  • First trip will depart at 6:33 a.m.
  • Last trip will depart at 2:22 a.m.

Sundays/Holidays:

Schedules will be adjusted.

Northbound from Vaughan Mills Terminal:

  • First trip will depart at 7:09 a.m.

Northbound from Pioneer Village Terminal:

  • Last trip will depart at 2:28 a.m.

Southbound from Mosque Gate/Teston Road:

  • First trip will depart at 7:26 a.m.
  • Last trip will depart at 2:21 a.m.
21 - Vellore Local (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

22 - King City (temporarily suspended & revised service)

Weekdays:

Route 22 weekday service will be temporarily suspended.

Alternative option: Route 96 - Keele-Yonge.

Saturdays:

Route 22 Saturday service will be discontinued.

Alternative option: Route 96 - Keele-Yonge.

23 - Thornhill Woods (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

24 - Woodbine (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Schedules will be adjusted.

25 - Major Mackenzie (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Schedules will be adjusted.

26 - Maple (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

28 - Huntington (revised schedule)

Weekdays:

Route 28 – Huntington will be discontinued due to low ridership.

Alternative options: Route 77 – Highway 7 along Zenway Boulevard and Brampton Transit services west of Highway 50.

31 - Aurora North / Mobility On-Request Aurora-Oak Ridges (revised schedule)

Weekdays:

Route 31 will be replaced by Mobility On-Request Aurora-Oak Ridges, operating Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

See Mobility On-Request Aurora-Oak Ridges for service information.

32 - Aurora South / Mobility On-Request Aurora-Oak Ridges (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

 

Mobility On-Request Aurora-Oak Ridges will operate Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

See Mobility On-Request Aurora-Oak Ridges for service information.

33/33A - Wellington (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Route 33/33A will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

40 - Unionville Local (revised schedule & service)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

Sundays/Holidays:

Route 40 – Unionville Local Sunday/holiday service will be discontinued due to low ridership.

Alternative options: Routes 1 – Highway 7, 8 – Kennedy, 16 – 16th Avenue, 24 – Woodbine, TTC Route 68B, TTC Route 129A – McCowan and Viva purple.

41 - Markham Local (revised schedule & service)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

Sundays/Holidays:

Route 41 – Markham Local Sunday/holiday service will be discontinued due to low ridership.

Alternative options: Routes 1 – Highway 7, 16 – 16th Avenue, TTC Routes 102D – Markham Road, 129A – McCowan and Viva purple.

42 - Berczy (temporarily suspended)

Weekdays:

Route 42 will be temporarily suspended.

Alternative options: Routes 1 – Highway 7, 8 – Kennedy, 16 – 16th Avenue, 25 - Major Mackenzie, TTC Route 129A – McCowan and Viva purple.

44 - Bristol / Mobility On-Request Bristol (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

Saturdays:

Route 44 – Bristol and Mobility On-Request Bristol Saturday service will be discontinued due to low ridership.

Alternative option: Route 98 – Yonge.

45 - Mingay (temporarily suspended)

Weekdays:

Route 45 will be temporarily suspended.

Alternative options: Routes 1 – Highway 7, 8 – Kennedy, 16 – 16th Avenue, 25 - Major Mackenzie, TTC Routes 102D - Markham, 129A – McCowan, Viva purple and Viva green.

50 - Queensway (revised schedule & service)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

Buses will now service platform 1 (stop 7313) at Newmarket Terminal.

Limited service between Sutton and Pefferlaw will be discontinued in the early morning on weekdays and in the late evening on weekdays and weekends/holidays due to low ridership.

51 - Keswick Local / Mobility On-Request Keswick Local (revised service)

Weekdays:

Route 51 - Kewick will be replaced by Mobility On-Request Keswick, operating Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

See Mobility On-Request Keswick for service information.

Alternative options prior to 8 a.m. include Mobility On-Request North starting at 7 a.m. or Route 50 – Queensway.

52 - Holland Landing (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

54 - Bayview (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 54 will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays. 

55/55B - Davis Drive  (revised route and schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Service Adjustments:

Route 55 weekday, Saturday and Sunday/holiday service will be discontinued due to low ridership and duplication of service.

Weekdays:

Route 55B rush-hour service will be renamed to Route 55 and routing will be extended to service 404 Town Centre (stop 5008).

Schedules will be adjusted.

56 - Gorham-Eagle (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 56 will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays. 

Sundays/Holidays:

Sunday/holiday service will be discontinued before 11 a.m. due to low ridership.

  • First eastbound trip from Newmarket Terminal will depart at 11 a.m.
  • First westbound trip from 404 Town Centre will depart at 11:26 a.m.
57/57A - Mulock (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 57A will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

Route 57 weekday service will be temporarily suspended.

58 - Mount Albert / Mobility On-Request Mount Albert (revised schedule)

Weekdays:

Route 58 will be replaced by Mobility On-Request Mount Albert, operating Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

See Mobility On-Request Mount Albert for service information.

Alternative options prior to 8 a.m. include Mobility On-Request North starting at 7 a.m. or Route 50 – Queensway.

77/77A - Highway 7 (revised schedule and service)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Service Adjustments:

Route 77A will be discontinued. This route was originally implemented in order to avoid construction delays and traffic due to Rapidway construction along Highway 7 West. In January 2020, the final piece of the Highway 7 West rapidway was completed along Bathurst and Centre Street.

Alternative options include Route 77 – Highway 7 and Viva orange.

Weekdays:

Route 77 will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

80 - Elgin Mills (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 80 will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

81 - Inspiration (temporarily suspended)

Weekdays:

Route 81 will be temporarily suspended.

Alternative options: Routes 80 – Elgin Mills, 88 – Bathurst, 98 – Yonge and Viva blue.

82 - Valleymede (temporarily suspended)

Weekdays:

Route 82 will be temporarily suspended.

Alternative options: Routes 90/90B – Leslie and 91/91A/91B – Bayview.

83/83A - Trench (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

84 - Oak Ridges / Mobility On-Request Aurora-Oak Ridges (revised service)

Weekdays:

Route 84 will be replaced by Mobility On-Request Aurora-Oak Ridges, operating Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

See Mobility On-Request Aurora-Oak Ridges for service information.

85/85C - Rutherford (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 85 will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

Route 85C will be temporarily suspended.

86 - Newkirk-Red Maple (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

87 - Autumn Hill (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

88 - Bathurst (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 88 will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

90/90B - Leslie (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 90 will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

No changes to Route 90B.

91/91A/91B/91E - Bayview (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 91/91A will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

No changes to Route 91B.

91E will be temporarily suspended. Alternative options include Route 91/91A – Bayview.

96 - Keele-Yonge (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Weekday schedules will be reduced.

Saturdays:

Saturday service will be introduced to replace the discontinued Route 22 – King City Saturday service.

Route 96 will operate at a 60-minute frequency between approximately 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Northbound from Pioneer Village Terminal:

  • First trip will depart at 10:30 a.m.
  • Last rip will depart at 8:15 p.m.

Southbound from Newmarket Terminal:

  • First trip will depart at 9 a.m.
  • Last trip will depart at 7 p.m.
98, 99 and 98/99 (late night) - Yonge (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Routes 98, 99 and 98/99 (late night) will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

Route 98E will be temporarily suspended. Alternative options include Routes 99 - Yonge and Viva blue.

Platform changes at Newmarket Terminal:

  • Route 98 - Yonge will be moved to platform 11 (stop 4192)
  • Route 98/99 - Yonge (late night) will be moved to platform 11 (stop 4192)
105 - Dufferin (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 105 will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

107/107B - Keele (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Schedules will be adjusted.

165/165F - Weston (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Route 165 will operate a Saturday schedule on weekdays.

Route 165F weekday service will be temporarily suspended.

204 - Berczy GO Shuttle (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Schedules will be adjusted.

222 - Aurora-Newmarket GO Shuttle (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

Afternoon schedules will be adjusted to maintain GO connections.

240 - Mill Pond GO Shuttle (revised schedule)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

A new morning trip will be introduced to connect with the GO train departing Richmond Hill GO Station at 8:25 a.m.

301 - Markham Express (temporarily suspended)

Weekdays:

Route 301 will be temporarily suspended.

Alternative options: Routes 1 – Highway 7, 9 – 9th Line, 16 – 16th Avenue, 99 – Yonge, Viva purple, Viva blue and TTC Routes 102D – Markham and 129A – McCowan North.

302 - Unionville Express (temporarily suspended)

Weekdays:

Route 302 will be temporarily suspended.

Alternative options: Routes 1 – Highway 7, 8 – Kennedy, 16 – 16th Avenue, 24 – Woodbine, 40 – Unionville Local, 99 – Yonge, Viva purple, Viva blue and TTC Route 68B – Warden.

304 - Mount Joy Express (temporarily suspended)

Weekdays:

Route 302 will be temporarily suspended.

Alternative options: Routes 1 – Highway 7, 8 – Kennedy, 16 – 16th Avenue, 24 – Woodbine, 40 – Unionville Local, 99 – Yonge, Viva purple, Viva blue and TTC Route 68B – Warden.

520/521 - Newmarket Local / Mobility On-Request Newmarket Local (revised service)

Route 520/521 will be replaced by Mobility On-Request (MOR) Newmarket Local, operating Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

See Mobility On-Request Newmarket Local for service information.

522 - Markham Local (revised service)

New Bus Schedule (PDF)

Weekdays:

An earlier trip will be added to Route 522 – Markham Local.

  • First eastbound trip to depart from Hagerman’s Corner’s (stop 5246) at 7:45 a.m.
  • First westbound trip to depart from Tony Wong Place (stop 6305) at 7:43 a.m.
  • First westbound trip to depart from Markham Stouffville Hospital (stop 1552) at 7:51 a.m.
589/590 - Richmond Hill Local / Mobility On-Request Richmond Hill Local (revised service)

Route 589/590 will be replaced by Mobility On-Request (MOR) Richmond Hill Local, operating Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

See Mobility On-Request Richmond Hill Local for service information.

760 - Vaughan Mills / Wonderland (temporarily suspended)

Weekends/Holidays:

Route 760 will be temporarily suspended.

 

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Practice physical distancing on YRT

Graphic of a YRT bus with boarding instructions for passengers and ramp access, with an icon of a red line separating a passenger and the bus driver

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and in continued support of provincial action, YRT has implemented the following measures to help with physical distancing. 

Board at middle or rear doors

Customers must board all buses at the middle or rear doors. This applies to all YRT and Viva routes. Passengers with mobility issues requiring assistance will still be able to board using the front doors. 

Pay before boarding

Please pay your fare before boarding where possible. If you cannot tap or purchase a ticket before boarding, please pay when you depart the bus at the station or terminal.

Stand back from red line behind driver

Passengers are asked to please stand back from the red line behind the driver, as we all respect physical distancing (2 metres). If you would like to speak with the driver, please speak loudly.

Keep a 2-metre distance from others

For your safety, we will be closing access to select seats on our buses to support physical distancing of 2 metres between passengers.

 

These changes are to allow additional opportunities for people to demonstrate physical distancing with other riders and transit operators.

Thank you again for your patience and ongoing cooperation.

 

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High School Special routes suspended

Due to school closures, all YRT 400-series High School Special routes are suspended until further notice.

The following is a list of the affected High School Special routes:

Route Name

401 – Brother Andre via Box Grove

402 – Bur Oak/Pierre Elliot Trudeau

405 – St. Augustine

406 – Markham District

410 – Markham District via Carlton

411 – Markham District via Box Grove

412 – Thornlea

413 – St. Robert/Thornlea via John

415 – Stouffville High School

416 – Markham District via Riverwalk

417 – Bill Hogarth

418 – Pierre Elliot Trudeau

420 – Newmarket High via Savage

423 – Newmarket High via Bristol

424 – Keswick High

425 – Huron Heights via Holland Landing

426 – Dr. G.W. Williams via Hollidge

427 – Sacred Heart via Newmarket High

428 – Dr. G.W. Williams via Henderson

429 – Cardinal Carter

430 – Sacred Heart

432 – Aurora High

442 – Richmond Hill High via Gamble

443 – Langstaff via Shaftsbury

444 – Langstaff via Bayview

445 – St. Robert to Bernard Terminal

446 – St. Theresa via Maccallum

447 – St. Theresa via Jefferson Forest

448 – Richmond Hill High via Valleymed

449 – Richmond Green via Hillmount

450 – St. Theresa via Tower Hill

452 – Richmond Green via Hazelton

460 – Holy Cross

461 – Emily Carr

462 – Maple High

464 – St. Joan of Arc via America

465 – St. Joan of Arc via Melville

466 – Tommy Douglas

 

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