York Region Transit route 23 'Thornhill Woods'

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23 Thornhill Woods Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 2
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, E-Z Rider II Wc15.JPG, Van Hool A330 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG
Division Southwest (Vaughan)
Related routes None

23 Thornhill Woods is a local route operated by YRT in Vaughan and Toronto, ON.

Basic

Route 23 serves a number of residential streets in the Thornhill Woods area, namely Bathurst St., Thornhill Woods Dr. and Hilda Ave.

This route has 2 branches:

This route serves the Patterson and Crestwood-Springfarm-Yorkhill communities. It also serves Lebovic Campus, North Thornhill Community Centre, Vaughan City Playhouse, Westmount Collegiate Institute, Promenade Terminal, Garnet A. Williams Arena, and Centerpoint Mall.

Route 23 connects to Viva Purple at Bathurst/Atkinson and Promenade Terminal. During weekday rush hours and evenings route 23 also connects to Viva Blue and Viva Pink at Yonge/Steeles and Finch Station. A small portion of the route is shared with Viva Purple, between Bathurst/Highway 7 and Promenade Terminal.

History

Buses first started running on route 23 in September 2005. A new development in the Bathurst/Rutherford area needed to be served, and the east-west route 87 did not adequately serve this area. Route 23 provided the north-south connection to that area and also allowed route 88 to be rerouted along Bathurst St. to Steeles Ave. instead of using Hilda Ave.

On November 16, 2008, this route was extended north (during rush hours) from Rutherford to serve the residents of the Upper Thornhill Village community, near Bathurst and Major Mackenzie. On June 2, 2010, all midday trips were extended north from Rutherford to Lebovic Campus Dr. due to operational issues in the surrounding residential area.

Route 23 was indirectly affected by the York University strike between November 6, 2008 and January 29, 2009 due to a high proportion of riders living along the route who commute to York University.

Route 23 was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

April 21, 2014 saw midday and late evening service truncated south of Promenade Terminal.

Vehicles

Route 23 sees a mix of 30ft service provided by E-Z Rider II and 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR/New Flyer XD40 or occasionally Nova Bus LFS and/or Van Hool A330.

Major Stops

  • Teston/Via Romano: Northern terminus during peak periods and evenings.
  • Lebovic Campus/Bathurst: Northern terminus during off-peak periods. Connections to routes 16, 88, 242.
  • Bathurst/Rutherford: Served during off-peak periods. Connections to routes 16, 85/85C, 88.
  • Highway 7/Thornhill Woods
  • Bathurst/Atkinson: Connections to Viva Purple and routes 3, 88/88A, 160.
  • Promenade Terminal: Southern terminus during off-peak periods. Serves Bay 3 southbound and Bay 8 northbound. Connections to Viva Purple and routes 3, 77, 88, 160.
  • Clark/Atkinson: Served during peak periods and evenings. Connection to route 5.
  • Yonge/Steeles: Served during peak periods and evenings. Connections to Viva Blue/Blue A, Viva Pink, and routes 2, 5, 77/77A, 88, 91/91A, 99, 760.
  • Finch Terminal - Southern terminus during peak periods and evenings. Serves Bay 16. Connections to Viva Blue/Blue A, Viva Pink, and routes 2, 5, 77/77A, 88, 91/91A, 98E, 99, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 760.

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
23 to Lebovic Campus Not operated. 55 Not operated. 55 Not operated.
23 to Teston 33 Not operated. 33 61 Not operated.

Route Maps


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Properties
Divisions BRT (TOK Transit) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - Southwest (Transdev)
Terminals Bernard - Canada's Wonderland - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartCentres Place - Vaughan Mills - York University
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Davis Drive & Hwy 404 Park & Ride - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station
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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TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Shuttles 201 202 203 204 222 240 241 243
Express 300 301 302 303 304
Dial-a-ride/On-Demand only 61 - Blue Willow - Holland Landing - Mapleglen - North - Sutton-Pefferlaw
School Specials 400 401 402 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 460 461 462 463 464 465 466
Community Bus 520/521 522 589/590
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow - Silver
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