Blog Post # 11: Getting to the Furniture Depot


Many people with Furniture Depot appointments express concern about how they are going to arrive. However, getting here is simple with the right directions.

The Furniture Depot is conveniently located at 1416 Centre Street in Thornhill, just to the east of the intersection at Dufferin and Centre. To give some context to that, we are in the plaza right next to the Concord supermarket and are about a five-minute walk from the intersection.

Our plaza has a spacious parking lot if you are driving, but we are also very accessible through public transportation. There are stops right nearby for York Region Transit and Viva busses, which come from all directions.  YRT and Viva also allow for effortless transfers at no extra cost, in case you need to take more than one bus.

People come to the Furniture Depot from many different locations. Below are some of the more common routes that people take.

 

Markham:

If you are driving from Markham, the quickest route is to take Highway 407 (please note that this is a toll road). Get off the highway at exit 73 onto Dufferin Street. Continue south on Dufferin and make a left turn onto Centre Street. We are in the third plaza on the left.

If you are taking public transit from Markham, ride the 52 Unionville GO Bus and get off at Richmond Hill Centre. Then transfer to the Viva Orange heading westbound to Martin Grove. When you get to Dufferin and Centre, get off the bus and walk about five minutes to our location at 1416 Centre Street.

 

Woodbridge:

When driving from Woodbridge, it is quickest to take Highway 407-East (please note that this is a toll road). Get off the highway at exit 73 onto Dufferin Street. Continue south on Dufferin and make a left turn onto Centre Street. We are in the third plaza on the left.

When taking public transit from Woodbridge, take the 77 bus towards Finch Terminal. When you get to Dufferin and Centre, get off the bus and walk about five minutes to our location at 1416 Centre Street.

 

Newmarket:

When driving from York Region, the quickest route is going straight down Dufferin Street. Make a left turn onto Centre Street, and enter the third plaza on the left.

When taking public transit from York Region, take the 96 southbound bus to the intersection of Keele Street and Highway 7. Then transfer to the Viva Orange eastbound bus and get off at the intersection of Dufferin and Centre before walking about five minutes to our location at 1416 Centre Street.

 

East Gwillimbury:

When driving from East Gwillimbury, it is quickest to take Highway 404 South and merge onto Highway 407 (please note that this is a toll road). Take exit 73 onto Dufferin Street, and make a left onto Centre Street. We are in the third plaza on the left.

When taking public transit from East Gwillimbury, take the 98 bus southbound to the Newmarket Go Terminal. Take the Viva Blue to Yonge and Centre, and transfer to the 77 westbound bus. Get off at Centre Street and Concord Road, and walk for about five minutes to our location at 1416 Centre Street.

 

Keswick:

When driving from Keswick, it is quickest to take Highway 404 southbound to Vaughan. Take exit 73 from Highway 407 (please note that this is a toll road). Continue on Dufferin Street and make a left onto Centre Street. We are in the third plaza on the left.

When taking public transit from Keswick, take the 50 southbound bus to Newmarket Terminal. Transfer to the 96 southbound bus and get off at Keele Street and Highway 7. Take the 77 bus eastbound until the intersection of Dufferin and Centre, and walk about five minutes to our location at 1416 Centre Street.

 

Toronto:

When driving from Toronto, it is quickest to take the Allen Road north to Dufferin Street. Continue north on Dufferin and make a right turn onto Centre Street. We are in the third plaza on the left.

When taking public transit from Toronto, take the TTC line 1 to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Transfer to the Viva Orange bus heading eastbound and get off at the intersection of Dufferin and Centre, before walking about five minutes to our location at 1416 Centre Street.

 

These routes are common but may not work for everyone. To look for other YRT and Viva bus schedules and to plan your trip over, the link below will help.

https://www.yrt.ca/en/schedules-and-maps/schedules.aspx

The trip planner feature lets you plug in your address or departure point, as well as where you want to go. As an example, you might enter your destination as “Dufferin St @ Centre St, Vaughan”.  You can even customize your arrival time so that you know you are finding the right route for your trip. You can then click the “plan my trip” button for a detailed guide customized to your needs. If you already know which bus you are taking, the schedule finder can help you find out exactly when your bus will be by.

If you are coming from farther away, or the YRT and Viva schedules do not have the route you are looking for, Google Maps is an excellent resource. Simply search for “JRCC Furniture Bank” and you can find easy to follow directions no matter where in the GTA you might be.

https://www.google.ca/maps

Once you have arrived at the Furniture Depot, go through our front door and head downstairs either by taking the stairs or using our accessible elevator. We will be here and ready to help.

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