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All aboard… Shaw offers direct bus service from Toronto to the Festival Theatre

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 27, 2016) — Launching with Tim Carroll’s first season as Artistic Director, the Shaw Festival collaborates with Greyhound Lines, Inc. to offer direct bus service from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake beginning in 2017.

Operating April through October, the Shaw Express departs from the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto from Thursday to Sunday. The Shaw Festival branded buses are wheelchair accessible with free Wi-Fi and an onboard guide to answer questions and offer assistance, ensuring a high-quality patron experience as guests travel to and from Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Shaw Express offers flexible scheduling options: patrons can choose to come for one day or stay for the weekend with a round trip costing $25.

“Toronto is one of our most important markets, but we know it can be tough to get from the city to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Our relationship with Greyhound Lines, Inc. solves that problem,” said Tim Jennings, Executive Director and CEO of the Shaw Festival. “The Shaw Express provides patrons who don’t want to drive, or don’t have access to a car, a way to take in our standout 2017 season.”

“Greyhound is happy to partner with the Shaw Festival. We are excited to be their choice to transport guests to the Shaw Festival where wonderful entertainment awaits,” said David Butler, Regional Vice President of Greyhound Lines, Inc.

Schedule

Matinee Service (Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Departing the Royal York Hotel at 10 a.m., arriving at the Festival Theatre at noon.
Departing Festival Theatre at approximately 5 p.m., arriving at the Royal York Hotel at 7 p.m.

Evening Service (Fridays)
Departing the Royal York Hotel at 2 p.m., arriving Festival Theatre at 5:30 p.m.
Departing Festival Theatre at approximately 10:30 p.m., arriving at the Royal York Hotel at 12:30 a.m.

Tickets for the Shaw Express and 2017 Festival season will be available through the Box Office at 1-800-511-SHAW and online at www.shawfest.com. A ticket to a 2017 Shaw Festival performance is required to access the Shaw Express service. The Shaw Festival’s 2017 season goes on sale to Members on November 5 and the public on December 3.

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Media Contacts:

Laura Hughes
Senior Communications Manager
905-468-2153 / 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2222
lhughes@shawfest.com
Lanesha Gipson
Senior Communications Specialist
Greyhound
214-849-7846
lanesha.gipson@greyhound.com

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