Another sign that COVID is loosening its grip, Ontario Northland announced today it will be resuming all regularly scheduled motor coach routes and adding two new stops in Toronto effective July 4.
Caroline Mulroney, minister of transportation, and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli were joined by Corina Moore, president of Ontario Northland, this morning to announce the news.
“Ontario Northland resuming all regularly scheduled bus routes and adding two new stops in Toronto demonstrates that our government is on the right track as Ontario safely reopens,” said Mulroney.
Bus passengers travelling to Toronto will now be able to stop at Toronto’s Union Station Bus Terminal and the King City GO station. These two new stops will provide easy connections to the GO train, subway and regional transit, and complement existing stops at four major hospitals in Toronto, the Highway 407 Terminal and Yorkdale.
“Improving transportation options for the people of Northern Ontario has always been a priority for our government,” said Fedeli. “Today’s updates will ensure underserved northern communities are connected and people have access to jobs and critical services.”
Moore added that ONTC is always looking for ways to enhance the customer experience.
“A King City GO Station stop and a Union Station Bus Terminal stop provide passengers with options to easily connect to rail, subway, and regional transit when accessing Toronto, a popular destination for many northerners traveling for tourism, education, work, and medical appointments.”
However, as of July 4, Ontario Northland will no longer be stopping at the Toronto Coach Terminal on Bay Street, which is closing on July 7.
COVID-19 safety protocols remain in effect for all passengers, including a pre-boarding health screen, non-medical masks or face-coverings worn at all times on buses, and increased cleaning and sanitization of all high touchpoint areas.