about the campaign

 
 

UPDATE: GO Transit (Metrolinx) has announced that as of January 5th 2019, its buses will no longer be coming to the York University Keele Campus and will instead terminate at the 407 Station. This is the second transit provider to leave the York University Keele Campus further impeding on the commute of our students, staff, faculty and community members on campus. Sign the petition below and fill out the survey!

 
 

As of September 2, York Regional Transit (YRT) will no longer drop off passengers on campus. Instead, they will end their bus routes at Pioneer Village Station at Steeles Avenue.

YRT users will have to spend over $1000 per year in additional transit fees if they want to take the TTC subway to York University Station. Users who cannot afford these fees will have to travel on foot or by wheelchair to campus which poses serious accessibility and safety risks.

We recognize that many students, staff, faculty and community members are now being forced to pay double fare.

York University is known as a commuter school and the capacity to access our campuses using various transit providers contributes to that. In order to maintain direct and shorter commutes with one fair, we require all transit providers to stay on campus. 

When the subway extension was announced we were promised that commuters would have better access to transit. Now we have a longer commute and dramatically increased transit costs.

 

sign the petition today!

 
 
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Allowing York University students, staff, faculty and community members to access our campuses in the most efficient and affordable methods is essential. For this reason, we demand that; 

  1. That the YRT/VIVA come back to their original on campus stops immediately and that GO Transit stays on campus past January 5th 2019.

  2. That all transit providers; [Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), York Region Transit (YRT/VIVA),  Brampton Transit (ZUM)  and Metrolinx (GO Transit)] at York University commit to maintaining on campus bus routes and access to the York University Keele campus.

  3. That the Provincial Government, our Members of Provincial Parliament and our City Councillors commit to working towards fare integration between all transit providers.

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Send a letter, make yourself heard!

Make yourself heard by sending a letter to Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), York Region Transit (YRT/VIVA) and Metrolinx (GO Transit) who are all active in making the decision to discontinue YRT and GO routes off the York University Keele Campus.

This message is addressed to our local MPP, our city councillor, the York University administration and the transit providers mentioned above.

feel free to personalize the letter so that they can hear your transit story

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Want to have an even greater impact? Send a message to your MPP!

Want to have an even greater impact? It’s always best to put pressure on and inform your own Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) about these issues as they represent you and the area that you live in. Find who represents you at: https://voterinformationservice.elections.on.ca/en/election/search?mode=postalCode and send them a letter similar to the one above to have an even greater impact! 

take the survey

 
 

York U Student Transit Survey

While we work towards making transit more affordable for everyone at York Unviersity, please take the time to complete the following survey (2-3 minutes) about transit at York Unviersity.

Completing this survey will give you the chance to speak to your experience as a commuter at York University as well as contribute to important data to be used when negotiating with the transit providers at York University. I.e; Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), York Region Transit (YRT/VIVA), Brampton Transit (ZUM) and Metrolinx (GO Transit)

 
 

Contact Us

 For more info:   Sébastien Lalonde  at vpcampaigns@yfs.ca  VP Campaigns & Advocacy    Murtaza Ghulam  at executivedirector@yfs.ca  Executive Director

For more info:

Sébastien Lalonde at vpcampaigns@yfs.ca
VP Campaigns & Advocacy

Murtaza Ghulam at executivedirector@yfs.ca
Executive Director

 For more info   Stacey Berquist  at cupe3903vpu1@gmail.com  Vice President Unit 1

For more info

Stacey Berquist at cupe3903vpu1@gmail.com
Vice President Unit 1

 For more info:   Jacob McLean  at campaigns@yugsa.ca

For more info:

Jacob McLean at campaigns@yugsa.ca

 
 For more info:   Sonny Day  at vp1@yusapuy.ca

For more info:

Sonny Day at vp1@yusapuy.ca

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 For more info:   Lindsey Gutt  at lindseygutt@yahoo.ca   Dayna Aguilera  at daguilera@cogeco.ca

For more info:

Lindsey Gutt at lindseygutt@yahoo.ca

Dayna Aguilera at daguilera@cogeco.ca

 For more info:   Wally Silva  at wallyss@hotmail.ca

For more info:

Wally Silva at wallyss@hotmail.ca