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Progress in York

York Region has doubled in the last 20 years, increasing by more than 527,000 people. It’s now the 6th largest municipality in Canada. Much is happening in York Region to make it easier for you spend more living and less time commuting.

Transit Connecting the Region

York Region vivaNext Rapidways

With 41 kilometres of dedicated lanes for express bus service along Highway 7 and Yonge Street, this project will provide fast, reliable and comfortable service to residents of York Region. The first section of this project came into service August 2013; the last section will be in service in 2018. Learn more at vivanext.com.

Expansion of GO Services

GO Transit is improving access to transit by expanding parking at GO Stations in York Region, making it easier for you to Get on the GO!

  • Langstaff GO Station
  • Lincolnville GO Station
  • Maple GO Station
  • Markham GO Station
  • Stouffville GO Station
  • Unionville GO Station Parking & Platform Expansion
East Gwillimbury Bus Facility

The new bus storage and maintenance facility allows for easy access to Highway 404 to meet increased demand for GO express service. It includes indoor bus storage for up to 36 buses, and indoor service bays for fuelling, bus washes, inspections, cleaning and running repairs. Building service support areas include equipment and storage rooms, and staff facilities and parking. Construction started in the spring of 2013 and was completed and opened for service in August 2014. This facility is on track to receive a LEED Gold award from the Canadian Green Building Council, in recognition for its energy efficiency and sustainability. Learn more at gotransit.com.

Union Station Revitalization

Canada’s busiest transportation hub will gain vastly expanded concourses, new PATH connections, and a second subway platform to provide better passenger circulation and room for further ridership growth, in addition to a new glass train shed. In parallel to the work Metrolinx is doing, the City of Toronto is undertaking a major revitalization project to the portions of Union Station owned by them. The Union Station upgrades will be completed in 2016. Learn more at gotransit.com/unionstation.

More infrastructure to support future growth

Currently, Metrolinx has more than 200 projects in progress that will accommodate service enhancements and lay the foundations for future projects. What might seem like a ‘small’ project actually has significant connections to a much larger strategic vision, and will lead to big change for all residents – transit-users, motorists and cyclists alike.

  • BikeLinx bicycle rack program York
  • Bus Storage Facility at Lincolnville GO Station
  • Heritage restoration of Aurora GO Station
  • Jane & Highway 407 Bus Terminal
  • King City GO Station Platform Extension
  • Park & Ride locations at:
    • Queensville Sideroad & Highway 404
    • Woodbine Avenue & Highway 404