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Green Venture is offering transit programs for older adults and for elementary students.

I Ride The HSR, connecting older adults with public transit.

Green Venture has been offering bus education programs for several years through the Totally Transit program.  This program introducespeople to the HSR, and provides them with the information needed to take the bus.  Green

hsrVenture is expanding this program to cater to older adults. Through a series of free workshops offered at four locations in Hamilton, older adults will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate public transit.  Topics such as local bus routes, bus fare and passes, seniors’ discounts, and trip planning will be covered.

After a 45 minute presentation on taking the bus, an optional 15 minute presentation will be offered on how to use Google maps to plan your

trip, for those who use the internet.  All workshop participants will have the opportunity to
fill out a form requesting bus trip planning to two destinations.  Green Venture will mail participants step by step instructions explaining how to take the bus to their destinations.

Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a guided bus trip, where they will travel in small groups of 2-4 on the bus with a trained bus travel guide.  Free bus tickets will be provided, and the travel guide will orient them on how to use the bus while they ride to a fun location for
an outing, before travelling back to their starting point on the bus together.

Taking the bus is one of the most convenient and affordable ways to get around our city.  The HSR carries millions of passengers each year and operates comprehensive bus routes throughout Hamilton.  These workshops will discuss HSR bus services and focus on the neighbourhood around the workshop location.

Workshops will be offered at:

Tues Feb 19, 10:30am-12pm at Westdale Library (955 King St W)

Mon Feb 25, 10:30am-12pm at Turner Park Library (352 Rymal Rd E)

Thurs Feb 28. 10:30am-12pm at New Village Retirement Home (490 Hwy 8)

Mon March 4, 9:30-11am at Sackville Hill Seniors’ Recreation Centre (780 Upper Wentworth St)

Registration is not required to attend a workshop.
To sign up for a guided bus trip, please call 905-540-8787 ext 154.

Grades 5, 6, 7  – Totally Transit Program

Get on board Green Venture’s bus education program and prepare your students to ride city transit safely and effectively.  Totally Transit equips young bus riders with the tools they need to ride transit and make the connections between our transportation choices, energy use, air quality, climate change and healthy communities.  Best of all the students put their knowledge to the test on a privately chartered Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) city bus.

Green Venture and the HSR chartered bus come right to the school doors to deliver Totally Transit on-site or the bus can be your transportation to and from an EcoHouse tour.

To book a school tour and free bus trip, please call 905-540-8787 ext 154 or email

Taking the bus: its easier than it seems!

Green Venture is partnering with the Hamilton Council on Aging, New Horizons of Canada, the City of Hamilton and Metrolinx to deliver workshops aimed at encouraging older adults to include taking the bus as one of their transportation options.

Nine free workshops will be offered at different locations in the City of Hamilton from October 25 through November 29. All workshops will be accompanied by a bus trip to a surprise destination and include a complimentary lunch!
The goal of the project is to support social participation and inclusion by providing information and practical
experience on using the bus system to navigate around the city.


  • Thursday October 25 11:30am-3:00pm Dundas Public Library, 18 Ogilvie Street
  • Wednesday October 31 11:00am-2:30pm CityHousing Hamilton, 226 Rebecca Street, 11th Floor
  • Wednesday November 7 12:15pm-3:30pm Bennetto Recreation Centre, 450 Hughson Street North
  • Thursday November 8 10:30am-2:00pm Meadowlands Retirement Home, 1248 Mohawk Road West
  • Wednesday November 14 10:30am-2:00pm New Village Retirement Home, 490 Highway 8
  • Tuesday November 20 11:30am-3:00pm Ryerson Community Centre, 251 Duke Street
  • Tuesday November 27 10:30am-2:00pm YWCA Seniors Centre, 52 Ottawa Street North
  • Thursday November 29 10:30am-2:00pm Sackville Hill Seniors Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth Street
  • Thursday November 29 10:30am-2:00pm YWCA Seniors Centre, 75 MacNab Street South

√ Easy and Convenient
√ Accessible
√ Affordable
√ Socially Responsible
√ A Healthy Choice
√ Safe

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