Greyhound to cease all Canadian operations

A Greyhound bus sits parked awaiting passengers at the Kingston Bus Terminal. Photo by Logan Cadue

Greyhound Canada, which operates out of the bus terminal on John Counter Boulevard, has announced it will cease its entire Canadian operations effective immediately. 

“We deeply regret the impact this has on our staff and our customers, as well as the communities we have had the privilege of serving for many years,” Stuart Kendrick, Senior Vice President, Greyhound Canada said. “A full year without revenue has unfortunately made it impossible to continue operations. Thank you to our dedicated staff for their commitment and service, and to our customers for choosing Greyhound Canada during better times.”

Greyhound Canada had suspended its operations last May amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The company remains committed to honouring its labour agreements with employees and funding the commitments to our pension plan participants,” Kendrick added.

This means that the following routes will no longer be active:

  • Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal
  • Toronto-London-Windsor
  • Sudbury-Ottawa/Toronto
  • Toronto-Kitchener/Guelph/Cambridge
  • Toronto-Niagara Falls
  • Ottawa-Kingston

However, service from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver into major US cities such as New York, Boston, Buffalo and Seattle will continue. 

A news release announcing the decision also stated that the company had reached out for government support, but was not met with any, which underscored the decision to cease operations. 

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