York Region Transit Canada's Wonderland Terminal

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Canada's Wonderland Terminal
[[Image:|250px|York Region Transit Canada's Wonderland Terminal]]
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Local Routes YRT 4/4A, 20, 165, 720, 760
Opening Date 1981

Canada's Wonderland Terminal is a seasonal transit terminal located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada and serves Canada's Wonderland theme park. The bus terminal is located within the employee parking lot on the north side of the park. It is only used during the summer months when the park is in operation.

The terminal is a small bus loop, with five "platforms". No automated ticket machines are available, mainly due to the fact no Viva routes serve the terminal.

History

York Region Transit has been serving Canada's Wonderland since inauguration via the old Vaughan Transit's route 4, which provided service when the park was open during the summer. MiWay and Brampton Transit also offered express service from their respective city centres to Canada's Wonderland at a premium fare, and GO Transit provided service from Yorkdale and York Mills Bus Terminal.

2005 saw the introduction of TTC route 165A and YRT route 20 into the park, connecting the northern reaches of Vaughan and North Toronto. 2006 saw new express routes 318 and 319 operated by YRT, connecting the park from Markham/Richmond Hill and Aurora/Newmarket. However, the express routes proved unsuccessful due to the infrequent service and high costs and were eliminated after 2007. 2009 saw the elimination of YRT route 4 from the terminal, instead serving Canada's Wonderland from Jane St., which actually provides passengers with a closer entrance to the park compared to the terminal.

In 2011, to make way for the construction of Leviathan, the terminal was shifted about 25 metres north.

In 2012, Brampton Transit withdrew and discontinued their route 66 Wonderland Express and York Region Transit introduced route 760, providing direct service between Wonderland, Vaughan Mills Terminal, Richmond Hill Centre Terminal and Finch GO Bus Terminal. Also, with the completion of Leviathan, the GO Transit bay was separated about 40 metres from the rest of the bays.

Route 20 was moved away from the terminal on June 30, 2013, also now serving Canada's Wonderland from Jane St.

MiWay route 88 Wonderland was discontinued in September 2015 due to low demand.

The Spadina Subway Transit Strategy proposed the elimination of route 760, however the route remained in operation.

At the request of York Region Transit, TTC-contracted route 165C was replaced with YRT route 165 operating from Pioneer Village Terminal.

With the proximity of TTC's Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station and the option of using other local routes to connect to the park, service on GO Transit route 60 Wonderland was eliminated for the 2019 season.

GO Transit again briefly served the terminal during the Spring-Summer 2022 season with extensions of its Route 47 and 52 routes. YRT also introduced a 720 Highway 407 Terminal/Wonderland route serving the terminal around that time.

Effective November 6th 2022, YRT operations were moved from the old terminal to the new Major Mackenzie West Terminal at the north end of the park.

Routes

Four bus routes provided service Canada's Wonderland (buses serviced the terminal from May-October only):

Previous routes:

All remaining routes moved to the new Major Mackenzie West Terminal effective November 6th 2022, with the 4 and 20 rerouted from street-loading to directly entering the terminal.

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Properties
Divisions BRT (Miller) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - West (TOK Transit)
Terminals Bernard - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Major Mackenzie West - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartVMC - Vaughan Mills
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Canada's Wonderland - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station - York University
Park & Rides Davis Dr. & Hwy 404 - Wellington St. & Hwy 404
Bus Stops 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-9999 - Family Of Services
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Regular 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 16 18 20 21 23 24 25 26 32 33 40 44 50 52 54 55 56 57 77 80 81 82 83/83A 85 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B 96 98 99 105 107/107B 165 522
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305 320 360 361 391
On-Request Aurora GO - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Bur Oak - Holland Landing - Keswick - King - Kleinburg-Nashville - Maple-Rutherford GO - Markham Local - Mount Albert - Newmarket - Newmarket Local - North - Richmond Hill Local - Stouffville - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Unionville Local - Woodbridge
School Specials 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
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Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 22 24D 25D 27 28 31 33 33A 34 35D 37D 41 42 45 51 53 58 59 66 69 80 81 84 87 88E 107F 200 201 202 203 203 204 210 215 220 220/221 222 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 240 241 242 243 244 260 268 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 414 416 416 421 422 423 435 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 520/521 560 561 589/590 720 760 - Green - 800 - Blue Willow Community - Bristol - Business Shuttle - East Gwillimbury GO - Gorham-Eagle - King Local - Mapleglen - Markham Fair - The ROC - Vellore Local
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Barrie
Bradford West Gwillumbury
Brampton
Brantford
Burlington
Caledon
Durham Region
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Grand River
Guelph
Hamilton
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