Town of east Gwillimbury

Location & Transportation Infrastructure Access

Transportation in East Gwillimbury
Infrastructure you can count on for transporting goods and for convenient commuting
East Gwillimbury is well served by multiple modes of transportation. From convenient, economical, and ecologically friendly commuting options for your employees to primary transport routes for goods, EG has the transportation infrastructure to support your business. In addition to the roads, rail, and other transportation information we have to offer, Lester B. Pearson International Airport is under an hour's drive from EG, and the nearby port of Toronto, on the St. Lawrence Seaway System, allows access to worldwide shipping lanes.

Roads 

Roads
More than 350 kilometres of road create both an interior and intra-regional road network, linking communities within East Gwillimbury (e.g. Sharon, Holland Landing, Queensville, and Mount Albert) to each other and to markets beyond. Metropolitan Toronto to the south and the recreation areas to the north can be accessed by Highway 404, 400 and Highway 48.  The extension of Highway 404 has improved traffic flow and increases accessibility to and from the Town of East Gwillimbury.

Highway 404 Expansion
The extension of Highway 404 from Green Lane to Ravenshoe Road was completed in September of 2014. This extension includes 13 kilometers of highway and two new interchanges at Queensville Sideroad and Ravenshoe Road, opening opportunities for commuters and transport.


Green Lane Improvements 
Green Lane is the southern border of the Town of East Gwillimbury, and road improvements along this main thoroughfare have been made from Yonge Street eastwards to Woodbine Avenue, including a four-lane expansion and connection to Highway 404. Expansion to the west takes the road to Bathurst Street, which is a primary connection to Highway 400 via Highway 9.

Go Station (Rail) 

Rail
Shipping by Rail
Ontario is connected to transcontinental railway lines that provide freight service across Canada and to the U.S. East Gwillimbury is connected to two major CN lines providing connections to Toronto and Western Canada.

Rail Lines for Commuting and Passenger Travel
East Gwillimbury is home to a key stop on the GO Transit north-south rail line that runs south in the morning from Barrie to Toronto, and north on its return journey in the evening. Weekend service has recently been added, with plans underway for two-way and all-day service in the future.

Beyond commuting, VIA Rail provides passenger train service in Ontario and across Canada while Amtrak provides connections to the U.S. 

Public Transit 
Public transportation for commuting and recreation 
Residents of Holland Landing, Sharon, Queensville, and Mount Albert enjoy access to York Region Transit bus routes (YRT), connecting East Gwillimbury residents with the GO Terminal Station, Upper Canada Mall, and SilverCity movie theatre in Newmarket to the south, as well as many other points in between.

York Region Transit (YRT) is investing in rapid transit in the area. By 2018, YRT plans on completing a Rapidway Segment from Mulock to Davis along Yonge Street and a Davis Drive Rapidway Segment. The Davis Drive segment will run from Yonge Street to Highway 404.  Rapidways, are dedicated lanes in the centre of the road that allow YRT vehicles to avoid congestion and maintain faster, more consistent travel times.

For further information and schedules please contact York Region Transit at www.yorkregiontransit.com or 1-866-MOVE YRT (668-3978)

YRT Viva Logo 

Transportation Links
Connecting EG to the GTA and the world
For more information about the transportation services accessible for residents and businesses in East Gwillimbury, we invite you to visit the following websites:

 

 York Region Transit  Toronto Transit Commission
 YRT Viva Logo TTC 2 
 Go Transit  Greyhound Canada
 Go Logo Greyhound Logo 
 Greater Toronto Airports Authority  VIA Rail Canada
 Pearson Logo Via Rail Logo 

 

 

 

 

The extension of Highway 404 from Green Lane to Ravenshoe Road was completed in September of 2014. This extension includes 13 kilometers of highway and two new interchanges at Queensville Sideroad and Ravenshoe Road, opening opportunities for commuters and transport.