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Highway 7 East / Markham and Richmond Hill

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Jan. 2015


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Community Liaison

Linda Filippi

phone 905.886.6767 x71057
cell 905.505.0541

Highway 7 East / Markham and Richmond Hill

Where east meets west.

On Highway 7 East, the future of transit has arrived. The last piece of the Highway 7 East rapidway opened in January 2015, creating a seamless connection along Highway 7 East from Bayview Avenue in the Town of Richmond Hill to Downtown Markham. The results have been positive, with an average decrease in travel time of 35% from September 2013 to September 2014 between Bayview and Highway 404, and a 10% ridership increase during the same period between Bayview and Town Centre Boulevard.

Markham and Richmond Hill are becoming key destinations within York Region. The Highway 7 East rapidways that travel through both of these municipalities connects to Richmond Hill Centre, a new mixed-use urban centre featuring businesses, homes, shops, restaurants, a 10-acre park, a theatre – and you. This is where the planned Yonge North Subway Extension will begin [or end]. Pick your ride – any ride. From Richmond Hill Centre you’ll find connections to Viva, GO, YRT and TTC.

Work started in the Highway 7 right-of-way in April 2011. The first stretch of Viva rapid transit service launched ahead of schedule in August 2013 in the centre median, or rapidway, along Highway 7 from Bayview Avenue to Highway 404. In August 2014, the second stretch opened from Highway 404 to South Town Centre Boulevard, and the last piece to Warden Avenue opened at the end of 2014, with some finishing touches to add in summer 2015. Future plans to build east to Reesor Road are dependent on additional funding commitments.

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From 7 and Woodbine to Main Street Unionville to Markville Mall, the stretch of Highway 7 has all the shopping you need.

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