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vivaNEXT Yonge Street Rapidway

The Project consists of the design and construction of Bus Rapid Transit

RapidLink is constructing three segments of the BRT, running north and south along Yonge Street in the Towns of Newmarket and Richmond Hill.


Regional Municipality of York / Metrolinx




Richmond Hill and Newmarket, Ontario





Project Overview

The vivaNext system improvements in Richmond Hill and Newmarket will complement the planned Yonge Subway extension and provide connections to Viva, GO Transit, YRT, and other transit systems. The project consists of three segments:

  • Y2.1 from Hwy 7 (Richmond Centre) to Major Mackenzie (3.8 km)
  • Y2.2 from Levendale Avenue to Gamble Road / 19th Avenue (3.1 km)
  • Y3.2 from south of Mulock Drive to Davis Drive (2.5 km)

Systems features include construction of a dedicated median rapidway, new stations, medians and boulevard landscape and streetscape, new bicycle lanes and traffic management during construction.

Growing through partnership

The heavy civil construction industry is currently experiencing a significant changes. Project owners and procurement agencies are tuning to alternative procurement processes with an aim to build value through increased risk transfer and added opportunities to innovate.