Transit service changes, fare increase take effect July 1

You’ll have to fork out a little more to ride York Region Transit (YRT) beginning Canada Day.

In keeping with its three-year fare strategy, YRT will introduce the fare adjustment on July 1 to offset operating costs and support the cost of delivering service.

To purchase fares anytime, anywhere, use YRT Pay. The mobile app is available for free download on iOS (version 8 and above) and Android (version 4.4 and above) mobile devices in the App Store or Google Play.

Beginning July 1, YRT will also introduce service changes that are designed to improve connections and operational performance to accommodate the end of the school year and summer schedules. Route highlights/service changes include:

Route 20 – Jane: Increased frequency for travellers going to Vaughan Mills Mall and Canada’s Wonderland.
Route 760: Weekday service to Canada’s Wonderland returns.
Route 560: Maple Community Bus will be renamed On-Demand Mapleglen Community. The new service is demand-responsive where customers call in to book a trip and are picked up and dropped off at select locations. It will operate Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Route 561: Woodbridge Community Bus will be renamed On-Demand Blue Willow Community. The new service is also demand-responsive and will also operate Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

For more information on these changes and a list of stops that will no longer be serviced, visit For major service alerts, news, travel tips and other relevant transit information, call 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978), visit or follow YRT/Viva on social media. You can also check out, a website where you can view questions and answers about YRT/Viva or submit your own questions.

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