June 23, 2003

York Region Transit launches the "Wonderbus" - express service to Canada's Wonderland

NEWMARKET - Effective June 28th, York Region Transit (YRT) is introducing the "Wonderbus", an express bus service to Paramount Canada's Wonderland. The Wonderbus will operate on weekends and holidays only, via Highway 400, Highway 407 and Highway 9. Express services will stop at designated locations in York Region.

The new express routes are:

Route 318 - Wonderbus via 407/400 (serving Markham/Richmond Hill/Vaughan)

Route 319 - Wonderbus via 400 (serving Newmarket/Aurora)

In addition to the Wonderbus, the following YRT routes also service Paramount Canada's Wonderland:

TTC Route 165D - Weston Road North (Saturday, Sunday and holidays)

YRT Route 4 - Major Mackenzie (Seven days a week and holidays)


Wonderbus fare only

Cash fare


YRT Express Ticket

10 for $20.00

Family rate


YRT transfer

Valid YRT transfer + $0.25 supplement**

* The family rate includes two adults and two children or one adult and three children. Children must be elementary school age or younger. Infants under two years of age travel free.

** A valid YRT transfer includes a transfer from another YRT route, from TTC routes operating north of Steeles Ave. or from GO Transit Yonge 'C' and Bayview routes.

For more information on the Wonderbus routes, schedules and bus stop locations, please visit the YRT Web site at www.yorkregiontransit.com, or call 1-866 MOVE YRT (668-3978).

For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, the services we offer and links to our nine area municipalities, please visit our Web site at: www.region.york.on.ca.


Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1232

- Email: michael.kemp@region.york.on.ca

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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