project status .
Highway 7 open for service
YRT/Viva Customer Service:
roads or traffic
York Region Roads Department:
1.877.464.9675 ext. 75200
property related matters
905.830.4444 ext. 71347
Linda Filippi, Project Manager,
Highway 7 East / Markham and Richmond Hill
Where east meets west.
Markham and Richmond Hill are becoming key destinations within York Region. The Highway 7 East rapidways that travel through both of these municipalities will connect to the 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 the Richmond Hill Centre you’ll find connections to viva, GO, YRT and TTC.
In March 2011, we opened the very first rapidway segment and station at Warden Avenue and Enterprise Boulevard. By 2014, the entire rapidway from Yonge to Warden will be completed, with plans to extend east to Reesor Road dependent on future funding commitments.
Viva rapid transit service launched on Sunday, August 18 in the centre median, or rapidway, along Highway 7 in Richmond Hill and Markham from Bayview Avenue to Highway 404. The next phase of rapidway, which totals 3.9 kilometres, along Highway 7 from Highway 404 to Warden Avenue, will open in 2014. Futture plans to extend east to Reesor Road is dependent on additional funding commitments.