Service changes coming June 28

Effective Sunday, June 28, various YRT routes will be impacted with service changes.

See our Service Changes page for a complete list of affected routes, details and new schedules.

Front door boarding starts July 2

Effective Thursday, July 2, travellers must board all buses at the front doors, and exit at the middle or rear doors, to help with physical distancing measures. This applies to all YRT and Viva routes.

We encourage the use of contactless payment through PRESTO or the YRT Pay app. You can purchase or load a PRESTO card at any Shoppers Drug Mart in York Region, and the YRT Pay app is available for free in the App Store or Google Play. Exact cash fare will still be accepted. Transfers will be issued.

We’re working on installing barriers in the driver’s area to help with physical distancing, and protect drivers and passengers. As we work to install these barriers on all of our buses, drivers in the meantime will be provided with face shields to help keep themselves and others protected.

It is mandatory to wear a non-medical face mask or covering on public transit starting July 2

Wearing a non-medical face mask or covering on public transit helps to keep everyone safe. YRT and other transit agencies cannot guarantee physical distancing. 

Please note, the following persons should not wear a face mask or covering: children under the age of 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, anyone unable to remove a mask without assistance, anyone who requires accommodation under the Human Rights Code. 

*By-law no. 2017-7, as amended

Please DO NOT LITTER. Place disposable masks in a lined garbage bin. Over 900 waste units are located across the YRT system, including at YRT terminals, vivastations and at major bus stops. Cloth masks should be washed after each use.

Visit our COVID-19 page for more information.

Graphic of a Viva bus with arrowing showing front door boarding and exiting at middle/rear doors

Front door boarding on a Viva bus

Graphic of a YRT bus with arrowing showing front door boarding and exiting at middle/rear doors

Front door boarding on a YRT bus