Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre Vaughan Mills: FREE Shuttle from Union Station to Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre FREE Shuttle from Union Station to Vaughan Mills!

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Leave the car at home and visit Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre to shop at over 200 outlets, because they're running a complimentary shuttle between Union Station and the mall during the summer and holiday season!

The shuttle will run from June 1 to September 30 and from November 24 to December 26 (excluding December 25), with two departures per day at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. To reserve a seat, register with a City Tours Attractions representative located near Union Station -- reservation bracelets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 8:30 AM.

There is on-board Wi-Fi and families are allowed on the shuttle, making this a great option for those downtown who want to spend a day at Vaughan Mills without having to deal with traffic or pay for transit -- click here for more details, directions and route information.

Thanks to cmcolor for posting this in our Freebies forum!

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    • cmcolor wrote:
      Apr 21st, 2017 6:07 pm
      Free to ride shuttle bus from Union Station to Vaughan Mills from June 1st, 2017.

      The 55-passenger shopping shuttle provides free seasonal round-trip transportation from Toronto's Union Station to Vaughan Mills twice a day. The Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle operates between June 1 - September 30 and returns November 24 - December 26* for convenient Holiday shopping!

      Complimentary WiFi is now available on board the Shuttle, and throughout Vaughan Mills.

      For more schedule and boarding information check the website : https://www.vaughanmills.com/tourism/shopping-shuttle/
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    • Thanks! If you're a real cheapo it is a great way to get to Canada's Wonderland for free too. Just a short walk from the mall.
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    • sprung wrote:
      Apr 21st, 2017 6:14 pm
      Thanks! If you're a real cheapo it is a great way to get to Canada's Wonderland for free too. Just a short walk from the mall.
      Genius :)
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    • No mention of the return trip
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    • Binton wrote:
      Apr 23rd, 2017 12:10 am
      No mention of the return trip
      DAILY SCHEDULE

      Morning Service:
      Departs from Front St. W at 10am and returns from Vaughan Mills at 3pm.

      Afternoon Service:
      Departs from Front St. W at 1pm and returns from Vaughan Mills at 6pm.
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    • If you were to take the shuttle to use it for Canada's Wonderland, you won't likely be able to get much done at the park while rushing to ensure you get back to the bus stop
      prior to the return trip.

      Great way to get to the mall and I hope to do the morning trip this year! So delighted that the shuttle is near Union Station (actually MTCCC) but signup is in the Great Hall
      of Union Station.
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    • Can Vaughan Mills afford Coach loads of Red Floggers?
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    • cutey130 wrote:
      Apr 23rd, 2017 9:45 am
      DAILY SCHEDULE

      Morning Service:
      Departs from Front St. W at 10am and returns from Vaughan Mills at 3pm.

      Afternoon Service:
      Departs from Front St. W at 1pm and returns from Vaughan Mills at 6pm.
      Is it possible to go there on the morning service and return on the afternoon service? For example, go there on the 10am and return on the 6pm for a long day, or go on the 1 pm and return on the 3pm for a short trip just to pick up something? Or is every leg of the trip registered by time to a specific person? How long does it take one way?
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    • JPRUEFER wrote:
      Apr 27th, 2017 7:00 am
      Is it possible to go there on the morning service and return on the afternoon service? For example, go there on the 10am and return on the 6pm for a long day, or go on the 1 pm and return on the 3pm for a short trip just to pick up something? Or is every leg of the trip registered by time to a specific person? How long does it take one way?
      No it's not possible as they do a head count ahead of time. The buses are usually full so they cannot accommodate those who want to leave on a different schedule. It takes about 45 minutes on the bus, and we usually plan on getting to Union a min. of 45 mins early to have the best chance at getting on the shuttle.
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    • diamond_girl23 wrote:
      Apr 28th, 2017 3:56 pm
      No it's not possible as they do a head count ahead of time. The buses are usually full so they cannot accommodate those who want to leave on a different schedule. It takes about 45 minutes on the bus, and we usually plan on getting to Union a min. of 45 mins early to have the best chance at getting on the shuttle.
      In that case for Wonderland it still saves you $7.25 (cash fare) or $6.44 (Presto). Grab this free 10AM shuttle to Vaughn Mills then short walk to Wonderland. When done at Wonderland pay for GO Transit bus back to Union.
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    • diamond_girl23 wrote:
      Apr 28th, 2017 3:56 pm
      No it's not possible as they do a head count ahead of time. The buses are usually full so they cannot accommodate those who want to leave on a different schedule. It takes about 45 minutes on the bus, and we usually plan on getting to Union a min. of 45 mins early to have the best chance at getting on the shuttle.
      OK, thanks for the info.
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    • When you register to get on the bus, they attach a paper band to your wrist which shows the time of your departure.

      It will be different from the morning service if you take the afternoon one. You need to show this to get back on the bus for your return trip.

      If you go to VM between Mon-Thurs, there is a good chance that you can change your departure time to either stay longer or return earlier. It all depends on how many people are travelling on the buses that day. You can check with the bus driver.

      For example, If you take the 10 am bus, your scheduled departure is at 3 pm. The 1 pm bus will get to VM around 1:45-2 pm. You can wait at the bus stop for the bus driver and ask them if the 1 pm bus is full. If it isn't , you can take the 6 pm bus back to Toronto.

      Or if you take the 1 pm bus and only want to pick up something, you can go to the bus stop before 3 pm to see if there is space on the morning bus for you.

      I've done it several times but it is very difficult to do Fri-Sun because the buses will most likely be full.

      Remember that those who have the wristband for the proper departure time will have priority over you. There are no guarantees that you can get on the other bus.
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    • Two more weeks until the shuttle is back in service!
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    • BUMP - starts today
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    • for those who have gone on this ride before how early do you have to show up and signup for guarantee spot? is one hour before ok? example come at noon for the 1pm bus or is that too late? thanks
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    • Any other stop?
      Only union?
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    • Anyone knows how long does it take to get there during the rush hours (which is anytime in GTA)? The metro is coming to Hwy7 & 400 by the end of this year hopefully that might be a better and faster option, though not free.
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    • theflyingsquirrel wrote:
      Jun 5th, 2017 9:21 pm
      Any other stop?
      Only union?
      Only one pickup stop (Union Station) and one destination stop: outside one set of doors at Vaughan Mills. Thus it's an express shuttle.

      @ahlong-try to book a spot as soon as you are downtown. Would suggest more than an hour in advance during warm weather. I went a few years ago and we were downtown queuing up for a shoe store closure so we did not get am shuttle. But since we were in area of Union Station, we booked spots when we had over an hour before the afternoon shuttle departure.


      To the last poster-I recall the return trip after 6pm on a weeknight took about 1h 20min as traffic was slow going from VM to mid-town, then it eased up. No idea about travel times on the weekend, however.
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