April 21, 2023

Hammond family legacy written on the roadways of Muskoka

School buses, ambulances, taxis, travel coaches, transport trucks…if it has four wheels there’s a good chance the Hammond family has driven it at one point or another. Since Orvil Hammond dropped out of Bracebridge High School in 1944 to start what would become Hammond Taxi, the family’s fleet and reputation have continued to grow at […]

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August 23, 2022

Hammond Bus To Purchase Electric School Buses

Local bus operator to reduce emissions with 10 Electric busesLocal school and charter bus operator HammondBus.com is going electric, announcing the purchase order for 10 all-electric LionC school buses from Lion Electric, with deliveries in 2023, and 2024. The purchase order is conditional upon the satisfactory grant of non-repayable contributions to HammondBus.com under Infrastructure Canada’s […]

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November 19, 2021

Hammond Transportation rebrands after more than 50 years

Local bus company Hammond Transportation is getting a new name and logo. Starting this week, it will be known as Hammondbus.com. The company got its start as “Hammond’s Taxi,” founded by Orvil Hammond in 1944. Over the next two decades, the company added different types of vehicle to its fleet and expanded its services, eventually […]

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March 17, 2021

Bus Service Offers Muskoka Residents Free Ride to Vaccination Clinics

GRAVENHURST — The District of Muskoka has partnered with Hammond Transportation to give eligible residents in remote areas a lift to COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Vaccination clinics are established in Bracebridge and Huntsville, but Gravenhurst Mayor Paul Kelly said he’s disappointed it the lack of clinics. “[It’s] been a concern since day one,” Kelly said. “So […]

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March 8, 2021

District of Muskoka Launches Transportation Service to COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

BRACEBRIDGE — The on-demand transportation service is available as of today. Thanks to funding from the provincial government, The District of Muskoka has partnered with Hammond Transportation Ltd. The purpose of this transportation service is to bring eligible Muskoka residents to vaccination clinics either in Bracebridge or Huntsville. Its curb-to-curb service and trips are booked on […]

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March 8, 2021

On-Demand Transportation Service for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

BRACEBRIDGE — Through funding provided by the Province of Ontario, The District Municipality of Muskoka (the District) has partnered with Hammond Transportation Ltd. to provide eligible residents with accessible transportation to the COVID-19 vaccination clinics located in Bracebridge and Huntsville, starting today. This transportation service is an on-demand, curb-to-curb service and trips will be booked […]

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October 30, 2020

District Makes Improvements to the Corridor 11 Bus

BRACEBRIDGE — The District of Muskoka has worked with Hammond Transportation to improve the Corridor 11 bus that serves the Muskoka area. The bus travels along Highway 11 between Huntsville and Barrie with stops in Port Sydney, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Kilworthy, Washago, and Orillia.  Starting on Monday, November 2nd, the bus will be newly branded. The […]

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September 17, 2020

School Bus Drivers Enjoy Steady Work and Balanced Lifestyle

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December 3, 2019

Hammond Transportation celebrates 75 years in Muskoka and area

BRACEBRIDGE — Muskokans have seen the Hammond name on the side of buses for decades, but 2019 marks a milestone achievement for the company as it celebrates 75 years moving people from point A to point B. Greg Hammond has been with the company for 35 years and is the president. As we circle a […]

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September 15, 2019

Hammond Transportation Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

Article by Jeffrey Reed In today’s world of instant social media popularity, celebrating a diamond anniversary is a significant occasion. In the case of Hammond Transportation Ltd, headquartered in Bracebridge, ON its 75th anniversary calls for much celebration of strength and success through family ties and a passion for serving clients since 1944. In 1944, […]

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January 31, 2018

Orvil Keith Hammond

February 23, 1929 – November 11, 2017 Orvil Hammond was the grandson of an English Home Boy and Muskoka pioneer. His parents instilled a sense of responsibility and entrepreneurship in he and his siblings at an early age, and Orv embraced that concept fully. Family was at the heart of everything he did, for 65 […]

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August 29, 2015

Hammond Transportation Replaces Diesel School Buses with Economical and Clean Propane Autogas

Local bus operator reduces emissions with 20 alternative fuel buses Twenty new school buses fueled by clean-burning, affordable propane autogas will begin operation for the new school year in the Parry Sound area on school bus routes operated by Hammond Transportation. Hammond Transportation is one of Ontario’s premier family-owned school bus, charter bus and motor […]

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