York Region Transit St Theresa School Specials

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St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School is a secondary school at 230 Shaftsbury Avenue, just east of Bathurst Street in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. It is served by 7 routes (4 of them school specials). Since the school is home to the Advanced Placement program, it draws students from outside the school boundaries as well as inside their own boundary.

Conventional Service

  • 80 Elgin Mills - The route terminates at the Elgin West Community Centre at Shaftsbury Avenue and Bathurst Street, which is within walking distance of the school.
  • 83 Trench - One trip in the morning and one in the afternoon divert along Shaftsbury Avenue to serve the school.
  • 88 Bathurst - Regular trips stop on Bathurst Street at Shaftsbury Avenue, within walking distance of the school.

440 St. Theresa School Special via Mill

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Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Markham AM, Richmond Hill PM)
Related routes 83

440 St. Theresa School Special via Mill is a school special bus route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill and Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

Routing Details

AM: This route starts on Centre Street East just east of Pugsley Avenue, then operates via Centre Street East, Pugsley Avenue, Dunlop Street, Wright Street, Hall Street, and Mill Street, where buses follow the routing of the route 83 school trip detour to the school on Shaftsbury Avenue.

PM: Reverse AM routing.

History

  • May 9, 2004 - Route 440 is introduced as one of the original school specials serving St. Theresa. It was named "St. Theresa School Special 3" and follows the same routing as today.
  • September 5, 2004 - Route is assigned the number 440, which was also assigned to route 440 for the Richmond Hill School Special 1, which follows an identical routing.
  • September 5, 2023 - Route will no longer serve the Richmond Hill GO Station bus terminal. The eastern terminus will be on Centre Street East, one bus stop east of Pugsley Avenue.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
440
Centre St. East @ Pugsley Ave. 440
Dunlop St. @ Yonge St. 440
Ellery Dr. @ Regent St. 440
St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School 440

446 St. Theresa School Special via McCallum

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Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, Van Hool A330 Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG
Division Southwest (Vaughan)
Related routes None

446 St. Theresa School Special via McCallum is a school special bus route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill and Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

AM: This route starts on Bathurst Street at McCallum Drive and operates via McCallum Drive, Don Head Village Boulevard, Major Mackenzie Drive West, Bathurst Street, Queen Filomena Avenue, Via Romano Boulevard, Dimarino Drive, Lady Fenyrose Avenue, Teston Road, Bathurst Street, and Shaftsbury Avenue to the school.

PM: Generally reverse routing, however the route operates via south on Larratt Lane and west Elgin Mills Road after departing the school. It also operates over the same clockwise looping via Via Romano Boulevard, Dimarino Drive, Lady Fernrose Drive, and Teston Road.

History

  • May 9, 2004 - New school special route commences service as one of the original St. Theresa School Specials and was named "St. Theresa School Special 1". It initially operated between Bathurst Street and Carrville Road and the school.
  • September 5, 2004 - Route is assigned the number 446.
  • September 3, 2006 - Route 446 was extended southward along Bathurst Street from Carrville Road to Promenade Terminal in the 2006 school season.
  • September 2, 2008 - Route is revised to divert via west on Queen Filomena Avenue, north on Via Romano Boulevard, and east on Teston Road, no longer operating via Bathurst Street along this stretch.
  • November 14, 2010 - A further diversion was implemented to serve Dimarino Drive and Lady Fenyrose Avenue. Morning and afternoon trips loop clockwise via Dimarino Drive, Ladyrose Avenue, and Teston Road.
  • September 2013 - Originally operated fully by Southeast Division, Southwest Division assumed operations in the 2013 school season. As proposed in the 2013 Annual Service Plan, service is truncated to start and end trips on Bathurst Street at McCallum Drive instead of Promenade Terminal.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
446
Bathurst St. @ McCallum Dr. 446
McCallum Dr. @ Don Head Village Blvd. 446
Bathurst St. @ Queen Filomena Ave. 446
Lady Fenyrose Ave. @ Teston Rd. 446
Bathurst St. @ Elgin Mills Rd. 446
St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School 446

Service Summary

447 St. Theresa Catholic High School School Special 3

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447 St. Theresa Catholic High School School Special 3
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used
Division Southwest (Vaughan)
Related routes 83

447 St. Theresa Catholic High School School Special 3 was a school special bus route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill and Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

Routing Details

AM: This route started at Hillcrest Mall and followed route 83's Shaftsbury Avenue detour to the school.

PM: Reverse routing.

History

  • May 9, 2004 - New school special route commences service as one of the original St. Theresa School Specials and was named "St. Theresa School Special 2".
  • September 5, 2004 - Route is assigned the number 447.
  • September 2005 - Route is renamed "St. Theresa School Special 3" for the 2005 school season.
  • November 20, 2005 - Route is discontinued.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
447
Hillcrest Mall 447
Trench St. @ Major Mackenzie Dr. West 447
Ellery Dr. @ Regent St. 447
St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School 447

Service Summary

447 St. Theresa School Special via Jefferson Forest

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Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Markham AM, Richmond Hill PM)
Related routes None

447 St. Theresa School Special via Jefferson Forest is a school special bus route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill and Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

Routing Details

AM: This route starts on Jefferson Forest Drive at Arden Valley Drive. It then operates via Shadow Falls Drive, Jefferson Forest Drive, Yonge Street, 19th Avenue, Devonsleigh Boulevard, Yorkland Street, Bernard Avenue serving Bernard Terminal via on-street stops, Canyon Hill Avenue, and Shaftsbury Avenue to the school.

PM: Reverse AM routing

History

  • September 4, 2007 - Route 447 was introduced in the 2007 school season when the school board cancelled school buses to the Jefferson community. It follows the same routing as today.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
447
Jefferson Forest Dr. @ Arden Valley St. 447
Yonge St. @ 19th Ave./Gamble Rd. 447
Richmond Hill High School 447
Bernard Terminal 447
St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School 447

Service Summary

450 St. Theresa School Special via Tower Hill

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Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Richmond Hill)
Related routes None

450 St. Theresa School Special via Tower Hill is a school special bus route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill and Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

Routing Details

AM: This route starts on Tower Hill Road at Rollinghill Road. It then proceeds via east on Tower Hill Road, south on Yonge Street, west on Gamble Road, north on Rollinghill Road, west on Tower Hill Road, south on Selwyn Road, west on Gamble Road, south on Bathurst Street, and east on Shaftsbury Avenue to the school.

PM: Reverse AM routing except that it follows the same clockwise looping via Tower Hill Road, Yonge Street, Gamble Road, and Rollinghill Road.

History

  • September 2, 2007 - Route 450 was introduced in the 2007 school season due to increasing demand for a school special in the Jefferson community.
  • January 8, 2023 - As a pilot for the 2023 school year, the route is extended to provide service on Jefferson Sideroad between Yonge Street and Bathurst Street.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
450 450
Jefferson Sdrd. @ Yonge St. 450
Tower Hill Rd. @ Rollinghill Rd. 450 450
Yonge St. @ 19th Ave./Gamble Rd. 450 450
Selwyn Rd. @ Gamble Rd. 450 450
St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School 450 450

Service Summary

General Route Maps


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