York Region Transit route 23 'Thornhill Woods'

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York Region Transit route 23 'Thornhill Woods' is wheelchair accessible.
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23 Thornhill Woods
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 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 York Region Transit in Vaughan and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 23.

Route 23 serves a number of residential streets in the Thornhill Woods area, namely Bathurst Street, Thornhill Woods Drive, and Hilda Avenue.

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.

Branches

This route has 1 branch:

  • 23 Teston Road - Finch Terminal
    • The first northbound PM rush route starts at Promenade Mall.

Historic Branches

History

Orion I #523 at Finch GO Bus Terminal on route 23.
Orion V #9401 at Finch GO Bus Terminal on route 23.
  • September 4, 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 replaced route 88's diversion via Hilda Avenue.
  • 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 Drive.
  • September 8, 2009 - Route further extended north through the Upper Thornhill community from Major Mackenzie Drive to Teston Road. Buses operate north along Via Romano Boulevard then loop clockwise via Dimarino Drive, Lady Fenrose Avenue, and Teston Road.
  • June 27, 2010- All off-peak trips are extended north from the Rutherford Village Plaza on Rutherford Road to Lebovic Campus Drive due to operational issues.
  • November 6, 2008 - 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.
  • December 2012 - Route 23 was declared fully accessible.
  • April 20, 2014 - As part of the 2014 Annual Service plan, weekday midday and evening service truncated south of Promenade Terminal. Service operates to Finch GO Bus Terminal during weekday rush hours only with service at all other times terminating at Promenade Terminal.
  • September 6, 2020 - Due to low ridership, service on the route is reduced to operate during rush hours only. All weekday off-peak service is discontinued, and the Lebovic Campus branch is removed.
  • September 5, 2021 - Service revised to operate along Via Ramona Boulevard and Ilan Ramon Boulevard between Queen Filomena Avenue and Valley Vista Drive instead of Bathurst Street.

Vehicles

Route 23 is primarily a 40ft route, and uses New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR/New Flyer XD40, or occasionally Nova Bus LFS and/or Van Hool A330.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Route Stops and Connections
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Via Romano Blvd. @ Teston Rd. York Region Transit Bus Connections 446
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Via Romano Blvd. @ Queen Filomena Ave. York Region Transit Bus Connections 446
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Via Romano Blvd. @ Major Mackenzie Dr. W. York Region Transit Bus Connections 4 - 446
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Valley Vista Dr. @ Ilan Ramon Ave.
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Ilan Ramon Blvd. @ Lebovic Campus Dr. York Region Transit Bus Connections 16
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Lebovic Campus Dr. @ Thomas Cook Ave.
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Thomas Cook Ave. @ Rutherford Rd. York Region Transit Bus Connections 85
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Thornhill Woods Dr. @ Autumn Hill Blvd. York Region Transit Bus Connections 87
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Thornhill Woods Dr. @ Summeridge Dr.
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Pleasant Ridge Ave. @ Maple Sugar Ln.
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Thornhill Woods Dr. @ Highway 7
RoadIcon.png RoadIcon.png Highway 407
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Bathurst St. @ Atkinson Ave. York Region Transit Bus Connections Orange - 3 - 88
23 Promenade Terminal Exo Icon-Bus.png Orange - 3 - 77 - 88
Connection to TTC Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 160
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Centre St. @ Atkinson Ave. Exo Icon-Bus.png 3 - 77
Connection to TTC Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 160
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Atkinson Ave. @ Clark Ave. York Region Transit Bus Connections 5 - 77
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ CN Rail York Subdivision
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Vaughan
Toronto
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Hilda Ave. @ Steeles Ave. W. York Region Transit Bus Connections 88
TTC Bus Connections Exo Icon-Bus.png 60 - 97 - 353 - 960
RoadIcon.png 23 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ Steeles Ave. E. York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - 2 - 5 - 77 - 88 - 99 - 760
Connections to GO Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 32
Connection to TTC Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 53 - 60 - 97 - 320 - 953 - 960
(23) Finch GO Bus Terminal York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - 2 - 5 - 77 - 88 - 99 - 300 - 301 - 302 - 303 - 305 - 760
GO Transit Bus Connections Exo Icon-Bus.png 19 - 27 - 32 - 34 - 67 - 96
TTC Subway and Bus Connections Exo Icon-Train.png Exo Icon-Bus.png

Previous Destinations

Previously Serviced Destinations
Stop Location Date Serviced Notes
Bathurst St. @ Carrville Rd. September 2005 - August 2020 Off-Peak Diversion.
Bathurst St. @ Major Mackenzie Dr. September 2005 - 2021 Replaced with services along Ilan Raman Blvd. and Via Romano Blvd.

Service Summary

Frequencies
Period Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
2021 23 66 Not operated. 50 Not operated. Not operated.
2020 Sept-Dec 23 66 Not operated. 50 Not operated. Not operated.
2014-Aug 2020 23 to Lebovic Campus Not operated. 55 Not operated. 55 Not operated.
23 to Teston 33 Not operated. 33 61 Not operated.


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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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TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305 320 360 361 391
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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
Viva Blue - Purple/Purple A - Pink - Orange - Yellow
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