York Region Transit route 24/224 'Victoria Park'

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York Region Transit route 24/224 'Victoria Park' is wheelchair accessible.
York Region Transit route 24/224 'Victoria Park' is a bike rack route.

24D Victoria Park and 224 Victoria Park North were local bus routes operated by Toronto Transit Commission under contract to York Region Transit.

224B Woodbine Avenue was a local bus route operated by York Region Transit in place of route 24D/224 on weekends and holidays.

In combination, the three routes provided daily service along the Woodbine Avenue corridor between Steeles Avenue East and Elgin Mills Road in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

For detailed information about service south of Steeles, see the TTC route histories for 24 Victoria Park and 224 Victoria Park North.

24D Victoria Park

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Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used Nova Bus LFS HEV SmallAccessible.gif, Orion VII NG HEV SmallAccessible.gif
Division TTC (Birchmount)
Related routes None

24D Victoria Park was a local bus route operated by Toronto Transit Commission under contract to York Region Transit.

Route Details

This route operated between Victoria Park Station and Major Mackenzie Drive along Victoria Park Avenue, Denison Street, and Woodbine Avenue. Buses looped via Hillmount Road, Markland Street, and Major Mackenzie Drive.

Route 24D connected to Viva Pink and Viva Purple at Woodbine/Highway 7 and Allstate Pkwy/Highway 7.

Branches

This route had one branch:

History

Service was contracted out to the Toronto Transit Commission by Markham Transit. This involved TTC operating the buses and collecting the fares, but Markham Transit paying for any losses in running the service. A TTC fare was required for passengers travelling south of Steeles Avenue East, but only a Markham fare was required if the entire trip was north of Steeles Avenue. When Markham Transit was acquired by York Region Transit, the contract was picked up as well, with similar conditions.

Service was first operated as 2 branches to route 24: 24C (to 14th Avenue along the same route as the current 224C) and 24E (to Valleywood, looping similar to 24D/224D in the area). Both these routes were rush-hour only. Before 1998, 24E was changed to 24D to limit the "E" branch to express branches.

  • November 24, 2002 - With the opening of the Sheppard subway, branches 24C and 24D were replaced with the new 224C and 224D route branches, respectively, with service operated from Don Mills Station instead.
  • September 7, 2004 - Branch 24D is reinstated to replace weekday off-peak 224D service due to unacceptable financial performance.
  • December 2012 - Route 24D is declared fully accessible.
  • June 24, 2013 - Service into the Valleywood Business Park is discontinued and will instead operate direct via Woodbine Avenue.
  • June 17, 2016 - Branch 24D is eliminated as service along Woodbine Avenue is transferred from TTC to YRT operations. The new route 24 Woodbine will operate between Don Mills Station and the Honda Canada plant.

Vehicles

Route 24D was a 40ft route from TTC Birchmount Division, and used Orion VII SmallAccessible.gif and Orion VII NG SmallAccessible.gif.

Route Maps

224C/D Victoria Park North

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Number of Branches 2
Types of buses used Orion VII SmallAccessible.gif
Division TTC (Eglinton)
Related routes None

224C/D Victoria Park North was a local bus route operated by Toronto Transit Commission under contract to York Region Transit.

Route Details

This route operated along Victoria Park Avenue and Woodbine Avenue between Steeles Avenue East and Elgin Mills Road. Route 224C primarily served the Denison/Steeles and 14th Avenue Business Parks operating along Steelcase Road, Riviera Drive, 14th Avenue, Hood Road, and Denison Street. Route 224D served the industrial areas along Woodbine Avenue, Seneca College Markham Campus, Valleywood Business Park, the Honda Canada plant, and the Cathedraltown community.

Northbound service on route 224D operated via Frontenac Drive before noon and via Woodbine Avenue after noon. Southbound service on route 224D operated via Woodbine Avenue before noon and Allstate Parkway after noon.

Routes 224C and 224D connected to Viva Green at Don Mills Station. Route 224D connected Viva Pink and Viva Purple at Woodbine/Highway 7 and Allstate Pkwy/Highway 7.

Branches

This route had two branches:

History

  • November 24, 2002 - Route is introduced in conjunction with the opening of the Sheppard subway. Branches 224C and 224D will replace branches 24C to 14th Avenue and 24D to Major Mackenzie, respectively, and operate over the same routing.
  • May 11, 2003 - Weekend and Holiday service is replaced with the YRT-operated route 224B Woodbine Avenue. YRT route 224B will operate over the branch 224D routing.
  • September 7, 2004 - Due to unacceptable financial performance, all weekday off-peak service is discontinued and replaced with the reinstated TTC 24D branch. Stops served by the 224C branch will only be served during weekday peak-periods.
  • May 5, 2005 - Branch 224D is extended north of Major Mackenzie Drive to serve the new Cathedraltown neighbourhood on Hazelton Avenue and Vine Cliff Boulevard.
  • June 22, 2008 - The northern loop for branch 224D is extended one block north from Vine Cliff Boulevard to Stony Hill Boulevard.
  • May 10, 2010 - Branch 224D is extended north to Elgin Mills Road and the Honda Canada plant.
  • December 2012 - Route 24D is declared fully accessible.
  • June 24, 2013 - Branch 224C service on Steelcase Road and John Street west of Woodbine Avenue is eliminated. Buses will instead operate on Woodbine Avenue to Riviera Drive.
  • June 17, 2016 - Branches 224C and 224D are eliminated as service along Woodbine Avenue is transferred from TTC to YRT operations. The new route 24 Woodbine will operate over the former 224D routing between Don Mills Station and the Honda Canada plant. Service will no longer operate on roads formerly operated by branch 224C.

Vehicles

Routes 224C and 224D were 40ft routes from TTC Eglinton Division and used Orion VII SmallAccessible.gif buses.

Route Maps

224B Woodbine Avenue

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

224B Woodbine Avenue was a local bus route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Route Details

This route operated along Woodbine Avenue between Steeles Avenue East and Elgin Mills Road and served the industrial areas along Woodbine Avenue, the Cathedraltown community, and the Honda Canada plant.

Route 224B connected to Viva Pink and Viva Purple at Woodbine/Highway 7.

Route 224B operated in both directions on Woodbine Avenue.

Branches

This route had one branch:

  • 224B Steeles Avenue - Stony Hill Boulevard (Weekends & Holidays)

History

  • May 11, 2003 - Route is introduced to replace weekend and Holiday service formerly operated by TTC route 224D. Buses will operate between Steeles Avenue East and Major Mackenzie Drive. Before 12pm, northbound service operates through the Wooodbine/Cochrane and Valleywood Business Parks via Frontenac Drive and southbound service operates direct on Woodbine Avenue. After 12pm, southbound service operates through the business parks via Allstate Parkway and northbound service operates direct on Woodbine Avenue.
  • April 30, 2006 - Routing is extended to serve the Cathedraltown community north of Major Mackenzie Drive. The northern-end clockwise looping is expanded to operate via north on Woodbine Avenue, east on Vine Cliff Boulevard, south on Hazelton Avenue, and west on Major Mackenzie Drive. The southern-end looping is restructured to loop clockwise via Denison Street, Esna Park Drive, Steeles Avenue East, and Victoria Park Avenue. York Region Transit destination signs briefly listed the route as "15 Woodbine" but this was quickly changed back to 224B.
  • June 29, 2008 - The northern loop is extended one block north from Vine Cliff Boulevard to Stony Hill Boulevard.
  • December 2012 - Route 224B is declared fully accessible.
  • June 30, 2013 - As part of the 2013 Annual Service Plan, route 224B was modified to serve Woodbine Avenue in both directions, with service into the business park west of Woodbine Avenue between Lanark Road and Hooper Road discontinued.
  • June 17, 2016 - Route 224B is eliminated with the consolidation of service along the Woodbine Avenue corridor to YRT-only operations over a single route. The new route 24 Woodbine is introduced operating between Don Mills Station and the Honda Canada plant.

Vehicles

Route 224B was primarily a 40ft route and used New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, and Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG buses.

Route Maps


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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
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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