Downsview Provincial Campus
Downsview Provincial Campus partnered with the Smart Commute program in early 2011. Smart Commute NTV has assisted the organization in developing and promoting a carpool parking program, and has helped produce the Commuting Options Brochure for staff.
Find a carpool partner
Smart Commute’s free ride matching website, Carpool Zone, can help you find a carpool partner, or form your already existing carpool, so you can get preferred parking on the Downsview Campus. Register on the Downsview Provincial Campus Carpool Zone and enter a starting address, along with your weekly schedule and travel preferences. View potential matches and send invitations through the website. After agreeing to share a ride, your carpool will be formed and you can start enjoying the benefits of smart commuting.
Reserved Carpool Parking at the Provincial Campus
If you’ve formed a carpool on the Carpool Zone that includes three or more employees, you can register for a carpool parking pass. Once your carpool is formed, visit the CBRE office (Room 22, Building C) to obtain your permit and start parking in the reserved parking spaces outside of Building C.
TTC: The Wilson Station is minutes from the Downsview Provincial Campus. The 96 Wilson Route operates in an east-west direction. All 96A, 96B, 96C, 96D and 96G buses serve local bus stops along the route. If taking the 96 bus, get off on Agate Avenue (one minute walk to Campus) or one stop south of Agate Avenue (in front of the OPP station).
From York Mills Station on Yonge Street: Take the 165 Weston Bus west and depart at Wilson and Agate Road (approximately a 20 to 25 minute bus ride). Walk to 1201 Wilson Avenue (this will take approximately 2 minutes).
If you are commuting from the North or South on Keele, you can take the 41 bus to Wilson Avenue or one stop south of Wilson (unnamed stop that will drop you off near the OPP station on the Campus).
GO Transit: If you are commuting from an area outside of Toronto, GO Transit may be an option for you. The following six buses arrive and depart from Yorkdale, and four buses can stop and pick you up from the 401 and Keele stop (view list below).
Once you arrive at Yorkdale by GO bus, you can bike to the Downsview Provincial Campus (about 12 to 14 minutes, directions below) or walk/bike to Wilson Avenue at Dufferin (about 12 minutes) and take the 165 Bus north to Agate Avenue and walk to Downsview Provincial Campus (about two minutes).
19 Oakville Hwy. 403 GO Bus: Stops at Yorkdale or 401 and Keele. 401 and Keele stop only available upon request. Walk to office in about two to four minutes
27 Milton Hwy 401 Go Bus: Stops at Yorkdale or 401 and Keele. 401 and Keele stop only available upon request. Walk to office in about two to four minutes
34 Brampton Local, Hwy. 27 & Hwy. 427 GO Bus: Stops at Yorkdale or 401 and Keele. 401 and Keele stop only available upon request. Walk to office in about two to four minutes
38 Bolton GO Bus: Stops at Yorkdale
66 Newmarket Hwy. 400 GO Bus: Stops at Yorkdale or 401 and Keele. 401 and Keele stop only available upon request. Walk to office in about two to four minutes
94 Oshawa Hwy. 2 GO Bus: Stops at Yorkdale
Visit gotransit.com for detailed schedules and times.
Taking the GO to Yorkdale? Try biking from Yorkdale to the campus. Check City of Toronto's bike map for suitable routes.
Did you know that the average person can walk 1km in 10 minutes? Walking/running is one of the best ways to commute. It’s cost-free, emits zero GHG pollutants into the air and promotes physical health. To help make your commute and workday more convenient, you can use the showers in Building C.
Active commuting doesn’t mean you are limited to staying at work during your breaks. Try walking, biking, or taking transit to local stores during your break. Running your errands on lunch also means that you can go straight home after work.
Biking: The average person can bike 1km in only five minutes! If you cycle to work, you can secure your bike in Building C and shower before starting the work day.
Learn more about cycling by joining the Downsview Provincial Campus Bicycle User Group (BUG).
The Downsview BUG encourages cycling for commuting and recreation, helps users network with other cyclists and makes the complex more bicycle friendly.