Free Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle departs daily from Union Station
VAUGHAN, ON, April 27 /CNW/ - Vaughan Mills is thrilled to announce the highly-anticipated return of
the Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle, which provides free round trip
transportation to Canada's most exceptional collection of specialty
retailers, factory outlets, dining options and entertainment
attractions. Operating from Toronto's transportation hub, Union
Station, the Shopping Shuttle will offer convenient and relaxing daily
excursions to Vaughan Mills. It begins operation on Sunday, May 1st and continues free, twice-daily service through to Friday, September 30th, 2011.
"Toronto's only Shopping Shuttle continues to be a huge success, with an
average occupancy of 77% during peak season in 2010, " explains Lesley Boughen, Tourism Manager, Vaughan Mills. "And our loyal shopping shuttle passengers love to shop! On average,
they spend double the amount of the average visitor."
The 49-passenger Shopping Shuttle features plush seating and overhead
storage in a climate-controlled motor coach. Identification Bracelets
to access the Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle are distributed on a
day-of, first-come, first-served basis from the City Tours &
Attractions Desk located inside the Great Hall of Union Station. The
Identification Bracelet will allow travel to and from Vaughan Mills on
one of two daily runs departing from Union Station along Front Street.
The morning service departs at 10am and returns from Vaughan Mills at
3pm. The afternoon service departs at 1pm and returns from Vaughan
Mills at 6pm. Both the morning and afternoon Service allow for a full
4 hour excursion to explore the shopping centre before returning to
Vaughan Mills is a designated tourist attraction and international
visitors represent more than half (53 per cent) of the Shopping
Shuttle's occupancy. By eliminating over 45,000 vehicle kilometres per
year, the Shuttle also provides an eco-friendly solution for both
international travelers and city-dwellers to discover this unique
destination. It is one more way Vaughan Mills is demonstrating its
overall commitment to corporate responsibility and environmental
NEW IN 2011
Passengers on the Shopping Shuttle will continue to discover new and
compelling reasons to visit this year. Vaughan Mills is thrilled to
announce the recent opening of Levi's Outlet Store, True Religion Outlet and Betsey Johnson. Also coming this spring is a new Joe Fresh Style which will open its doors in late May.
These stores join an already impressive collection of boutiques and
outlets that includes Canada's only Holt Renfrew Last Call, AIX Armani Exchange Outlet, Hugo Boss Factory
Store and Juicy Couture Outlet, among other national exclusives. Moreover, the centre boasts the
country's first and flagship Bass Pro Shops, as well as the Forever XXI's Canadian flagship. Not simply fashion and outlets, Vaughan Mills
also includes dining and entertainment attractions like Hollywood's Lucky Strike Lanes, the world's largest Pro Hockey Life and Nascar SpeedPark.
DO YOU KNOW VAUGHAN MILLS?
Fashion, plus outlets, dining and entertainment equals the ultimate
destination that is Vaughan Mills. It's the thrill of the hunt that
draws savvy shoppers to Vaughan Mills, where an exceptional mix of
factory outlets and specialty concept stores make it a paradise for
fashionistas and a top destination attracting over 13.7 million
consumers, families and tourists each year. This powerful retail mix
offers many Canadian retail "firsts", and "exclusive-to-Vaughan Mills"
concepts. For visitors who like to spice up their shopping with action-packed diversions, Vaughan Mills
also features an amazing selection of tourist and entertainment
attractions. The centre is well positioned for easy accessibility
along Highway 400, just 32 kilometers north of downtown Toronto.
Vaughan Mills is proudly Canadian and is owned and managed by Ivanhoe
Cambridge. www.vaughanmills.com or www.ivanhoecambridge.com.
SOURCE Vaughan Mills
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