Stage Door News
Toronto: Mirvish opens new bus routes to bring theatre-lovers to its shows in Toronto
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Launched in July 2018, the Mirvish Express was an experiment in offering bus transportation to theatre-lovers from the London-Milton corridor to Toronto. The service has been so successful that two new routes will be added as of June 2019: From the east, Peterborough-Lindsay-Clarington-Ajax; From the golden horseshoe, Niagara Falls-St. Catharines-Grimsby-Burlington-Oakville. The Mirvish Express will drop-off and pick-up in Toronto at all the Mirvish theatres: the Royal Alexandra, the Princess of Wales, the Ed Mirvish, the CAA and the Elgin. Roundtrip service is $30 to $50 per person.
“Going to the theatre should not be stressful,” says David Mirvish. “Unfortunately, these days if you are coming from a long distance, driving can indeed be stressful. That’s why we offer the Mirvish Express. We take the hassle and worry of driving out of the equation, allowing patrons to relax in comfort and arrive at the theatre ready to experience the eclectic and varied theatrical entertainment on our stages.”
Beginning June 12, theatregoers can add a bus trip when attending COME FROM AWAY, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE BOOK OF MORMON, DISNEY’S THE LION KING, WAITRESS and THE OFFICE - THE MUSICAL PARODY.
This service is available for patrons attending Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday matinee performances. Same day, round-trip advance reservations are required with a valid theatre ticket order. Seating is reserved. All buses offer free Wifi service. Mirvish Express buses on all routes are wheelchair accessible.
LONDON Round-Trip Pricing & Pick-up Locations:
London - Ramada Inn at 817 Exeter Rd (rear of building) $50.00
Woodstock - Quality Inn at 580 Bruin Blvd (side parking lot) $50.00
Kitchener - Great Canadian Coaches Parking Lot $40.00
Morriston - Carpool lot at Hwy 6, South of Hwy 401 $30.00
Milton - GO Transit Carpool Lot at Hwy 25 $30.00
PETERBOROUGH Round-Trip Pricing & Pick-up Locations:
Peterborough - Crawford Dr at Harper Rd, Park n’ Ride $50.00
Lindsay - Days Inn Suites at 134 Angeline St $50.00
Clarington - Newcastle GO Transit Parking Lot, Hwy 2 & Hwy 115 $40.00
Ajax - GO Transit Parking Lot, 100 Westney Rd South $30.00
NIAGARA FALLS Round-Trip Pricing & Pick-up Locations:
Niagara Falls - 7555 Montrose Rd (Across from CIBC) $40.00
St. Catharines - Toy’s R Us Parking Lot, 89 Meadowvale Dr $40.00
Grimsby - GO Transit Parking Lot, 424 S Service Rd $40.00
Burlington - Tim Horton’s, 29 Plains Rd West $30.00
Oakville - Holiday Inn Centre, 590 Argus Rd $30.00
Theatre Drop Off /Pick Up:
• Royal Alexandra & Princess of Wales Theatre: King St. W. and Duncan St.
• Ed Mirvish & Elgin Theatre: Victoria St. (near Shutter)
• CAA Theatre: 651 Yonge St. at theatre