A memorandum of understanding between the TTC and YRT stated: "Upon commencement of revenue services operations of the [TYSSE], York Region agrees not to operate or permit the operation of public transit services directly onto the York University campus." However, this assumed the elimination of the double fare (YRT plus TTC fare) for those riding a YRT bus to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre station and continuing by subway to York University.

The plan was to use a third party technology solution to reimburse one of the two fares; however, such a solution will not be available for the opening of the TYSSE.

“Sixty per cent of the classes are instructed by our members, people who are contract faculty and teaching assistants, and this contract would make their jobs more precarious.

That would impact education negatively,” CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn told CP24 earlier Friday afternoon.

It is located on the main Keele Campus of York University, near Ian Macdonald and York Boulevards. More than 1,400 Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) buses served the campus every weekday at the York University Bus Loop, in addition to hundreds more from other services including GO Transit, York Region Transit / Viva (YRT), Brampton Transit's Züm, and Greyhound.

The arrival of the subway resulted in a reduced number of buses entering campus as the 196 York University Rocket bus route was eliminated and other routes such as the 195 Jane Rocket, 199B Finch Rocket, and 60 Steeles West were reworked to service Finch West station and Pioneer Village station instead, leaving only the 41A Keele and 106 Sentinel routes servicing the university's grounds directly.

Contract faculty, teaching assistants and other staff at York University could walk off the job Monday after members voted against a final offer from the school.

CUPE Local 3903 told CP24 that members voted to reject the offer Friday afternoon and voted to walk off the job Monday if a deal isn’t reached by then.

“Most likely (the members) will direct the executive to strike because people are very upset about what they’re being offered and what they’re not being offered. It’s always a possibility but it just became a lot stronger of a possibility.” Union spokesperson Leena Nasr said members "directed negotiators to make themselves available to York University over the weekend" but said workers will go on strike Monday if nothing else changes.

Arend said he understood that a strike would negatively impact students but said the school’s latest offer was “ludicrous” and “concessionary.” “We understand that it’s difficult for students, it’s difficult for everybody.

The students are inconvenienced by this,” Arend said.

The school is holding as many classes as they can for non-CUPE members.” He said that one concessionary measure the school was pushing was reducing the number of contract faculty that are promoted into full-time tenure track positions at the university from eight positions per year under the last agreement to only two per year in the current offer.

It is ridiculous to say that,” Hahn told CP24 on Friday. They need to come to the table, they need to remove their concessions and they need to listen to those people who instruct 60 per cent of the classes.” York says offer is fair Though Hahn accused York University of pursuing an agreement that will reduce the job security of contract faculty, the school said that is simply not the case.