Toronto Transit Commission Don Mills Station
|Westbound to Sheppard-Yonge||Don Mills|
|Next Station: Leslie|
|Surface Routes||10, 24, 25, 85, 139, 167, 169, 190, 224|
|Opening Date||November 24, 2002|
|[[Image:|250px|Toronto Transit Commission Don Mills Station]]|
|Opening Date||October 16, 2005|
|Next Station||Seneca Hill (North)|
Don Mills Station consists of a subway station and bus terminal operated by the TTC. It is located at 1700 Sheppard Ave. East, and is located underneath Fairview Mall's parking lot.
Don Mills Station consists of 3 entrances: the main entrance is on the north side of Sheppard Ave., east of Don Mills Rd. At this entrance, there is a small parking lot for TTC commuters, a pick-up/drop-off area and bike racks. YRT's Viva Green and route 90/90B lets off passengers here before heading into the terminal. This ensures that passengers pay a TTC fare. Inside the entrance building, there is a wide flight of stairs down 2 levels and an escalator heading up, as well as an elevator between the 2 levels. The secondary entrance is opposite the main entrance, on the south side of Sheppard. It only has a flight of stairs and an elevator, and crosses under Sheppard Ave. to meet up with the tunnel from the main entrance just in front of the collector's booth. The automatic entrance is close to the main entrance, outside the lower level entrance to Sears in Fairview Mall. This entrance leads directly into the bus terminal.
The concourse is large and spacious. The collector's booth is on the east side of the main concourse area, with an oval space on top of the subway tracks. The elevator extends into the direct centre of the platform below, with stairs and an escalator (1 up, 1 down) on either side of the elevator. The passageway to the bus terminal is directly north of the stairs to the subway.
The bus terminal is a large cavern, with mall parking and a parking garage built directly on top of the terminal. It has a fair size terminal 'building', with bus platforms extending around the building and off to the east. There is a bus entrance/exit in the north-east corner onto Don Mills Rd., an entrance from westbound Sheppard Ave. in the south-west corner, and an exit through the mall parking lot onto Sheppard Ave. from just east of the Don Mills exit. Inside the terminal building is a newstand and a YRT/VIVA fare machine, with another machine on the eastern edge of the platform, where YRT/VIVA buses stop. The stairs from the concourse come up in the south section of the building, with the stairs up to the automatic entrance across from them on the north side.
Don Mills Station opened on November 24, 2002 with the opening of the Sheppard Subway. It is currently the eastern terminus of that line. With the opening of the station, many bus routes were rerouted to connect with this station, and because of this a large terminal was required.
YRT rerouted its route 90 buses down Don Mills Rd. to connect with the terminal. In October 2005, it was joined by Viva Green. Both routes loop via Fairview Mall Dr. and Sheppard Ave. to drop off passengers outside the main entrance, then deadhead into the terminal. This ensures passengers pay a TTC fare before entering the fare-paid zone of the station. Exiting the terminal, buses pick up passengers on Don Mills Rd., this for passengers who did not transfer from TTC routes.
Don Mills's future as a terminal is secure for the short term. Even before the station opened, there were talks of extending it to Victoria Park Ave., and the eventual plan was to extend it further to meet the Scarborough RT at Scarborough Town Centre.
With the announcement of Transit City, however, the extension will be handled by the Sheppard East LRT, and will not meet Scarborough Town Centre, instead going directly to Meadowvale Ave. With the Don Mills LRT also planned to go straight through the station, Don Mills will become a very busy transfer point in the TTC network in the near future.
- 10 Van Horne
- 24A Victoria Park
- 25 Don Mills
- 85 Sheppard East
- 139E Finch-Don Mills
- 167 Pharmacy North
- 169 Huntingwood
- 190 Scarborough Centre Rocket
- 224 Victoria Park North
|Divisions||BRT (York BRT Services) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - Southwest (Veolia)|
|Terminals||Bernard - Cornell - Finch - Newmarket - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - Vaughan Mills - Canada's Wonderland - York University|
|Hubs||Don Mills Station - Downsview Station - 404 Town Centre - Islington Loop - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus|
|Bus Stops||1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 8000-9999 - Family Of Services|
|Regular||1 2 2A 3 4/4A 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 16 18 20 21 22/22A 23 26 28 31 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50 51 52 54 55/55B 56 57/57A 58/58A 59 61 77 80 81 82 83/83A 84A/84C 85/85A/85B 86 87 88/88A/88E 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 98/98E 99 224B 760|
|TTC-operated||17A 21 24D 35D 37D 68B 102D 105/105B 107B/107C/107D/107F 129A 130 160 165A/165D/165F 224C/224D|
|Shuttles||201 202 203 222 223 240 241 242 243|
|Express||300 301 302 303 304 360|
|School Specials||400 401 404 409 410 411 413 414 415 416 418 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 429 440 441 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 460 461 462 463 464 465|
|Community Bus||520/521 522 589/590|
|Viva||Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green|
|Discontinued||6 11 15 18 25D 27 33 34 53 66 69 80 81 87 200 203 210 215 220 220 221 222 225 244 260 318 319 340 402 443 466 Markham Fair|
|Greater Golden Horseshoe Agencies|
|Routes & Stations|
|Viva Blue||Newmarket GO Bus Terminal - Eagle - Mulock - Savage - Orchard Heights - Wellington - Golf Links - Henderson - Bloomington - King - Jefferson - 19th-Gamble - Bernard Terminal - Bernard - Elgin Mills - Crosby - Major Mackenzie - Weldrick - 16th-Carrville - Bantry-Scott - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Royal Orchard - Centre - Clark - Steeles - Finch GO Bus Terminal|
|Viva Purple||York University - Keele - Dufferin - Promenade Terminal - Atkinson - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Bayview - Valleymede - West Beaver Creek - Leslie - East Beaver Creek - Allstate Parkway - Woodbine - Montgomery - Town Centre - Warden - Enterprise - Kennedy - Bullock - McCowan - Galsworthy - Main Street Markham - Wootten Way - Markham-Stouffville Hospital|
|Viva Pink||Unionville GO Station - Enterprise - Warden - Town Centre - Montgomery - Woodbine - Allstate Parkway - East Beaver Creek - Leslie - West Beaver Creek - Valleymede - Bayview - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Royal Orchard - Centre - Clark - Steeles - Finch GO Bus Terminal|
|Viva Orange||Martin Grove - Kipling - Islington - Pine Valley - Ansley Grove - Weston - Vaughan Corporate Ctr. - Interchange Way - York University - Murray Ross - Dufferin-Finch - Downsview Station|
|Viva Green||McCowan - Bullock - Kennedy - Enterprise - Warden - 14th - Denison - Esna-Steeles - McNicoll - Seneca Hill - Don Mills Station|