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All YRT 400-series School Special routes and School Connections will be reinstated for the start of the 2021/2022 school year.

YRT is here to help you prepare for back to school. Here are some things you need to know before travelling with us, including health and safety tips.


Plan your Trip

YRT services many York Region high schools and post-secondary schools. Our schedules provide frequent travel to/from schools during peak times that students will need to travel, such as morning and afternoon rush hours.

Trip planning resources

> Plan your trip using our Trip Planner

> Look up a printable schedule on our Schedules page

> For help, call us at 1-866-668-3978 or Live Chat us

YRT vs. Viva

YRT and Viva are part of the same system.

Viva is our rapid transit service that operates on a proof-of-payment system. Viva operates along major roads in York Region and services only major intersections, to allow for quicker travel.

There are no fare boxes on Viva buses so you must tap your PRESTO card or activate your mobile fare (Pay app) before boarding. Viva stops are called “vivastations.” Each one has a PRESTO card reader and ticket vending machine so you can pay your fare before boarding. If you travel on Viva without proper proof-of-payment, you may be subject to a fine or criminal charge. Visit our Proof of Payment and Transfers page to learn more.

Arrive at your stop 5 minutes early

It is important to arrive at your stop at least 5 minutes before the scheduled arrival time to ensure you meet your bus.

We are here to help

If you have any questions or concerns, or require any trip planning assistance, please call us at 1-866-668-3978 or Live Chat us.

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Paying your Fare

Youth fares

If you are between the ages of 13 to 19 you are eligible for YRT Youth fares. Proof of age is required upon request  Visit our Fare Chart for details.

Pay using PRESTO or the YRT Pay app

You can pay your fare using PRESTO or the YRT Pay app. These methods allow for contactless payment and the use of discounted Youth fares.

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Routes Servicing High Schools

Take one of our School Special (400-series) routes with direct travel to/from your high school to meet your bell time in the morning and pick you up after school is over.

Please note that all 400-series School Special routes will not operate on P.A. days, school holidays or during March Break.

Remember to check for any Service Changes that may affect your route.

High SchoolAvailable Routes

Alexander Mackenzie High School

300 Major Mackenzie Dr. W.

Richmond Hill

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Aurora High School

155 Wellington St. W.

Aurora

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

*Schedule change effective September 13. See Service Change page for details

*Schedule change effective September 13. See Service Change page for details

Bayview Secondary School

10077 Bayview Ave.

Richmond Hill

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Bill Crothers Secondary School

44 Main St. Unionville

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Bill Hogarth Secondary School

100 Donald Sim Ave.

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Bur Oak Secondary School

933 Bur Oak Ave.

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Cardinal Carter Catholic High School

210 Bloomington Rd. W.

Aurora

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning

36 Regatta Ave.

Richmond Hill

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School

39 Dunning Ave.

Aurora

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

*Schedule change effective September 13. See Service Change page for details

Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary School

135 Bristol Rd.

Newmarket

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

École Secondaire Norval-Morrisseau

51 Wright St.

Richmond Hill

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

École Secondaire Catholique Renaissance

700 Bloomington Rd.
Aurora

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Emily Carr Secondary School

4901 Rutherford Rd.

Vaughan

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Father Bressani Catholic High School

250 Ansley Grove Rd.

Vaughan

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy High School

5300 14th Ave.

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Hodan Nalayeh Secondary School

1401 Clark Ave. W.

Vaughan

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Holy Cross Catholic Academy

7501 Martin Grove Rd.

Vaughan

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Holy Trinity School

11300 Bayview Ave.

Richmond Hill

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

 

Huron Heights Secondary School

40 Huron Heights Dr.

Newmarket

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Keswick High School

100 Biscayne Blvd.

Georgina

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

King City Secondary School

2001 King Rd.

King

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Langstaff Secondary School

106 Garden Ave.

Richmond Hill

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

*Schedule change effective September 13. See Service Change page for details

Maple High School

50 Springside Rd.

Vaughan

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Markham District High School

89 Church St.

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Markville Secondary School

1000 Carlton Rd.

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Middlefield Collegiate Institute

525 Highglen Ave.

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Milliken Mills High School

7522 Kennedy Rd.

Markham

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Newmarket High School

505 Pickering Cres.

Newmarket

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School

185 Glenwoods Ave.

Georgina

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Our Lady Queen of the World Catholic Academy

10475 Bayview Ave.

Richmond Hill

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

*Schedule change effective September 8. See Service Change page for details

Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School

90 Bur Oak Ave.

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Richmond Green Secondary School

1 William F. Bell Pkwy.

Richmond Hill

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Richmond Hill High School

201 Yorkland St.

Richmond Hill

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Sacred Heart Catholic High School

908 Lemar Rd.

Newmarket

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Sir William Mulock Secondary School

705 Columbus Way

Newmarket

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

St. Augustine Catholic High School

2188 Rodick Rd.

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

St. Brother André Catholic High School

6160 16th Ave. E.

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

St. Elizabeth Catholic High School

525 New Westminster Dr.

Vaughan

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School

2 Davos Rd.

Vaughan

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

*Schedule change effective September 13. See Service Change page for details

St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School

1 St. Joan of Arc Ave.

Vaughan

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School

278 Wellington St. E.

Aurora

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

*Schedule change effective September 13. See Service Change page for details

*Schedule change effective September 13. See Service Change page for details

St. Robert Catholic High School

8101 Leslie St.

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School

230 Shaftsbury Ave.

Richmond Hill

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Stephen Lewis Secondary School

555 Autumn Hill Blvd.

Vaughan

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

*Schedule change effective September 13. See Service Change page for details

*Schedule change effective September 13. See Service Change page for details

Stouffville District Secondary School

801 Hoover Park Dr.

Stouffville

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Sutton District High School

20798 Dalton Rd.

Sutton

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Thornhill Secondary School

167 Dudley Ave.

Markham

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Thornlea Secondary School

8075 Bayview Ave.

Markham

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Tommy Douglas Secondary School

4020 Major Mackenzie Dr. W.

Vaughan

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Unionville High School

201 Town Centre Blvd.

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Hodan Nalayeh Secondary School

1401 Clark Ave. W.

Vaughan

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Westmount Collegiate Institute

1000 New Westminster Dr.

Vaughan

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

*Schedule change effective September 13. See Service Change page for details

Woodbridge College

71 Bruce St.

Vaughan

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Routes Servicing Colleges and Universities

Take one of the YRT routes listed below to travel to a college or York University.

College and UniversityAvailable Routes

Humber College

205 Humber College Blvd.

Toronto

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Seneca College King Campus

13990 Dufferin St.

King City

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Seneca College Markham Campus

8 The Seneca Way

(Highway 7 and Highway 404)

Markham

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Seneca College Newnham Campus

1750 Finch Ave. E.

Toronto

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

Seneca College @ York Campus via Pioneer Village Terminal

70 The Pond Road

Toronto

View closest bus stops in Google Maps

York University Keele Campus via Pioneer Village Terminal

4700 Keele St.

Toronto

View closest bus stops in Google Maps 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are all School Special routes returning?

Yes, all 400-series School Special routes will resume service for the start of the school year. Schedules have been adjusted to meet the new bell times for both school boards. To look up schedules, visit our Schedule page under School routes.

Are there transit options available for midday travel?

YRT has adjusted School Special routes to meet the new bell times for both school boards. In addition to School Specials, there are alternative routes to serve as transportation options outside bell times. Travellers can plan their trips by using our Trip Planner.

Our Contact Centre is also available for trip planning help seven days a week at 1-866-668-3978 or through Live Chat.

How often is YRT cleaning their buses and facilities?

We are following the advice from our partners at Public Health and have increased the cleaning and sterilization schedule of our buses, vehicles and facilities. Visit our Cleaning and Disinfection Measures page for more information.

What other measures are in place to keep travellers protected from COVID-19?

In addition to increasing the frequency of the cleaning and disinfection of our buses and facilities, we’ve implemented various safety measures, including:

  • Mandatory face mask or covering for all travellers that are able while on public transit 
  • Front-door boarding and requiring travellers to exit the middle/rear doors to create a one-way flow
  • Barrier shields being installed on all buses to provide protection between passengers and drivers
  • Face masks, sanitizers and other personal protective equipment provided to all drivers and front-line staff

In addition to these measures, customers are strongly encouraged to use contactless forms of payment, including PRESTO and the Pay app, practice physical distancing and travel during off-peak times whenever possible, exercise good hand hygiene and staying home when sick.

For more information on COVID-19 and what YRT is doing in response, visit our COVID-19 page.

Are there new protocols I need to follow when taking the bus?

Yes. Face masks or coverings are now mandatory, and all travellers must board through the front doors and exit through the middle/rear doors. Please visit our COVID-19: Traveller Safety Reminders page for more information.