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TTC revises routes and services, January 6



The TTC is resuming regular service after the holidays, starting Sunday, January 7.

It’s also continuing its program of rebranding express bus routes by designating them with 900-series numbers. It’s introducing three “new” express routes, starting Monday, January 7:

  • 945 Kipling express;
  • 953 Steeles East express; and
  • 986 Scarborough express.

Sources:

  • TTC: “TTC Service Improvements and Changes”, here;
  • Steve Munro: “TTC Service Changes Effective January 6, 2019](https://stevemunro.ca/2018/12/10/ttc-service-changes-effective-january-6-2019/).


The TTC is revising service along these routes and lines: Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway; 9 Bellamy; 12 Kingston Rd; 16 McCowan; 17 Birchmount; 20 Cliffside; 21 Brimley; 25 Don Mills; 26 Dupont; 32 Eglinton West; 34 Eglinton East; 36 Finch West; 38 Highland Creek; 39 Finch East; 40 Junction; 42 Cummer; 44 Kipling South; 45 Kipling; 45E Kipling express; 48 Rathburn; 50 Burnhamthorpe; 53 Steeles East; 53E Steeles East; 56 Leaside; 61 Avenue Rd North; 65 Parliament; 67 Pharmacy; 68 Warden; 69 Warden South; 70 O’Connor; 75 Sherbourne; 81 Thorncliffe Park; 84 Sheppard West; 85 Sheppard East; 86 Scarborough local; 86E Scarborough express; 89 Weston; 90 Vaughan; 100 Flemingdon Park; 102 Markham Rd; 104 Faywood; 108 Driftwood; 110 Islington South; 112E West Mall express; 116 Morningside; 117 Alness - Chesswood; 122 Graydon Hall; 124 Sunnybrook; 125 Drewry; 129 McCowan North; 132 Milner; 133 Neilson; 161 Rogers Rd; 165 Weston Rd North; 168 Symington; 169 Huntingwood; 501 Queen; 503 Kingston Rd; 506 Carlton; 512 St Clair; 902 Markham Rd express; 925 Don Mills express; 945 Kipling express; 953 Steeles East express; 984 Sheppard West express; 985 Sheppard East express; 986 Scarborough express.

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Specifically the TTC is: increasing service along routes; decreasing service along routes; increasing the frequency of service along routes; decreasing the frequency of service along routes; revising the path for transit vehicles along a route; and making other changes to service along routes.


Increasing service along routes


50 Burnhamthorpe

The TTC resumes extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

20 Cliffside

The TTC resumes extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

32 Eglinton West

The TTC resumes extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

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25 Don Mills

The TTC resumes extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

12 Kingston Rd

The TTC resumes extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

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503 Kingston Rd

The TTC revises the path so that buses return to the “traditional” routing along Wellington and York Streets, instead of operating to and from King Street West / Spadina Avenue.

Westbound buses again drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Church Street at Wellington Street East,
  • on Wellington Street East at Yonge Street and
  • on Wellington Street West at Bay and York Streets.

Eastbound buses again drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Wellington Street West at York Street and
  • on York Street at King Street West.

The TTC is also making another change to service along the route.

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56 Leaside

The TTC introduces new extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

102 Markham Rd

The TTC operates a bus on a new northbound trip along the route late Monday-to-Friday evenings.

Starting Monday, January 7, the bus leaves Warden Station at 10:10 p.m. It ends its trip on Markham Road south of Select Avenue at 10:49 p.m.

The TTC also resumes extra service along the route to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

902 Markham Rd express

The TTC adds another stop for buses operating along the route.

Starting Monday, January 7, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers

  • on Markham Road at Kingston Road.

(Northbound already serve passengers at a stop on Markham north of Kingston.)

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116 Morningside

The TTC resumes extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

501 Queen

The TTC resumes operating rush-hour trippers along the route, partially restoring the former 508 Lake Shore service between south Etobicoke and downtown Toronto.

Starting Monday, January 7, three eastbound tripper cars link Long Branch Loop with Russell Carhouse during morning rush hours. They arrive on Queen Street West east of Yonge Street at about 8:30, 8:40 and 8:50 a.m. Two westbound trippers link Russell to Sunnyside Loop. They leave Queen East east of Yonge at about 8:35 and 8:45 a.m.

Three westbound trip link Russell with Long Branch during afternoon rush hours. They leave Queen East east of Yonge at about 5:05, 5:15 and 5:25 p.m. Two eastbound tripper link Sunnyside and Neville Park loops. They arrive on Queen West west of Yonge at about 5:05 and 5:15 p.m.

The TTC is also making other changes to service along the route.

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48 Rathburn

The TTC resumes extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

86 Scarborough local

The TTC resumes extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

85 Sheppard East

The TTC improves service for passenger travelling westbound on the route early Monday-to-Friday mornings. Buses entering service from Malvern Garage drop off or pick up passengers at stops between Markham Road and Don Mills Station. (Currently, buses “deadhead” — operate without passengers — to Don Mills.)

84 Sheppard West

The TTC resumes extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

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984 Sheppard West express

The TTC adds another stop for buses operating along the route.

Starting Monday, January 7, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers

  • on Sheppard Avenue West at Rivalda Road.

(Northbound already serve passengers at a stop on Sheppard West east of Abraham Welsh Road. Abraham Welsh is across from Rivalda.)

The TTC is making another change to service along the route.

112E West Mall express

The TTC resumes extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

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89 Weston

The TTC resumes extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

165 Weston Rd North

The TTC resumes extra service to and from a high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

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Decreasing service along a route


503 Kingston Rd

The TTC revises the path so that buses return to the “traditional” routing along Wellington and York Streets, instead of operating to and from King Street West / Spadina Avenue.

Westbound buses no longer serve passengers at stops

  • on King Street East west of Church Street,
  • on King Street West west of Yonge and Bay Streets, University Avenue and John and Peter Streets,
  • on Spadina Avenue north of King Street West and
  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street.

Streetcars operating along the 504 King route continue to serve passengers at the stops on King Streets East and West. Cars along the 510 Spadina route continue to serve passengers at the stops on Spadina Avenue and Charlotte Street.

Eastbound buses no longer serve passengers at stops

  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Avenue and
  • on King Street West east of Blue Jays Way, John Street and University Avenue.

Streetcars operating along the 510 Spadina route continue to serve passengers at the stop on Charlotte Street. Cars along the 504 King route continue to serve passengers at the stops on King Streets West.

The TTC is also making another change to service along the route.

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Increasing the frequency of service along routes

117 Alness - Chesswood

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off and pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every12 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 13 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

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61 Avenue Rd North

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates more buses along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes.
9 Bellamy

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 18 minutes 15 seconds, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 19 minutes 15 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.

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17 Birchmount

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates more buses along the route, increasing the frequency of service south of Steeles Avenue East Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 8½minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.
Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway

The TTC operates more trains along the line, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays.

Starting Monday, January 7, trains drop off or pick up passengers at stations along the line:

  • every 2 minutes 21 seconds, instead of every 2 minutes 31 seconds, during morning rush hours;
  • every 2 minutes 31 seconds, instead of every 2 minutes 51 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.

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21 Brimley

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops north of Scarborough Centre Station:

  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 11 minutes 15 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.

They serve passengers at stops south of Scarborough Centre:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 11 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 11 minutes, instead of every 12½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours.
50 Burnhamthorpe

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 13½ minutes.

The TTC also resumes extra service along the route to and from a high school.

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506 Carlton

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to improve the reliablility of the service. Streetcars operate more frequently Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Starting Sunday, January 6, the cars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 9½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.

Starting Saturday, January 12, the cars serve passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 15 seconds, Saturdays from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 8 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 8 minutes 45 seconds, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 9½ minutes, after about 10 p.m.
42 Cummer

The TTC operates two more buses along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 16 minutes, east of Victoria Park Avenue; and
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, west of Victoria Park.

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108 Driftwood

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates more buses along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at unique stops along the separate 108A and 108B branches of the route:

  • between Arleta Avenue / Grandravine Drive and Tuscan Gate / Sheppard Avenue West.

Buses operating along both branches serve passengers at common stops:

  • north of Arleta / Grandravine; and
  • east of Tuscan / Sheppard West.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers:

  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 16 minutes 40 seconds, at unique stops; and
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes 20 seconds, at common stops.
125 Drewry

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes.

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26 Dupont

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays. However, the TTC is also adjusting the schedules to improve the reliability of the service, so that buses drop off or pick up passengers less frequently than they did before the holidays.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 20 minutes Mondays to Fridays before about 6:30 a.m.;
  • every 14 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, during morning rush hours from about 6:30 until 9:30 a.m.;
  • every 20 minutes, from about 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.; and
  • every 18 minutes, instead of every 21 minutes, during afternoon rush hours from about 2 until 7 p.m.
34 Eglinton East

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates more buses along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays. However, the TTC is also adjusting the schedules to improve the reliability of the service, so that, in some cases, buses drop off or pick up passengers less frequently than they did before the holidays.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route east of Eglinton Avenue East / Don Mills Road:

  • every 4 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes, during morning rush hours;
  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 4 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 5½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

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104 Faywood

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off and pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 14 minutes, instead of every 18 minutes.
39 Finch East

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to improve the reliability of the service. Buses operate more frequently and less frequently at different times of the week than they did before the holidays.

Starting Saturday, January 12, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops Saturdays after about 7 p.m.:

  • every 14 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, east of Finch Avenue East / Neilson Road; and
  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, west of Finch East / Neilson.
122 Graydon Hall

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 11 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 14½ minutes, instead of every 14 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

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38 Highland Creek

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays from about 7 a.m. until about 7 p.m. However, the TTC is also adjusting the schedules to improve the reliability of the service, so that buses drop off or pick up passengers less frequently than they did before the holidays.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off and pick up passengers at stops west of the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus + every 15 minutes, instead of every 11½ minutes, before about 6 a.m.; + every 10½ minutes, instead of every 11½ minutes, during morning rush hours; + every 6 minutes 7 seconds, instead of every 10½ minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and + every 7½ minutes, instead of every 10½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

169 Huntingwood

The TTC is operating one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 24 minutes.

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110 Islington South

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates more buses along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops on Islington Avenue north of Judson Street:

  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes.

They serve passengers at stops on Judson and on Horner Avenue between Judson and Thirtieth Streets and on Islington Avenue south of Judson:

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes.

They serve passengers on Thirtieth Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West and on Horner Avenue west of Thirtieth Street and on Brown’s Line:

  • every 24 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes.

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40 Junction

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every every 6½ minutes, instead of 9 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 7½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.
45 Kipling local

The TTC operates more buses along local branches of the route, increasing the frequency of service Monday-to-Friday during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 14 minutes, instead of every 16 minutes, on Kipling Avenue north of Belfield Road;
  • every 14 minutes, instead of every 16 minutes, on Belfield west of Kipling; and
  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, **on Kipling south of Belfield.

The TTC is also making another change to service along the 45E express branch of the route.

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44 Kipling South

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 6½ minutes.
16 McCowan

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 8 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 9½ minutes.

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129 McCowan North

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates more buses along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, the buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops during morning rush hours:

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes 45 seconds, north of Steeles Avenue East; and
  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes 15 seconds, south of Steeles East.

They serve stops during afternoon rush hours:

  • every 4 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes, south of Steeles East.
132 Milner

The TTC is operating one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 12½ minutes, instead of every 16½ minutes.

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116 Morningside

The TTC is operating more buses along the route, cancelling rush-hour short-turn service along the 116B branch between Eglinton Avenue East / Kingston Road and Kennedy Station.

By cancelling the branch, the TTC decreases the frequency of service during different time periods.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops west of Eglinton East / Kingston:

  • every 3 minutes 36 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes 15 seconds, during rush hours.

The TTC also resumes extra service along the route to and from a high school.

133 Neilson

The TTC is operating two fewer buses along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 7½ minutes, instead of every 9 minutes.

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70 O’Connor

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 17 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes north and east of O’Connor Drive / St. Clair Avenue East; and
  • every 8½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, south of O’Connor / St. Clair East.
67 Pharmacy

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours. It’s also resuming short-turn rush-hour service along the 67B branch between Eglinton Avenue East and Victoria Park Station.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 17 minutes, north of Eglinton Avenue East; and
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 17 minutes, south of Eglinton East.

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161 Rogers Rd

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route to decrease the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 13 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 14 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.
985 Sheppard East express

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to improve the reliability of the service. Buses operate more and less frequently than they did before the holidays.

Starting Sunday, January 5, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops between Scarborough Centre and Don Mills Stations:

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes 40 seconds, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until noon.

Starting Saturday, January 12, buses serve passengers at the stops

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 16 minutes 40 seconds, Saturdays before 8 a.m.;
  • every 13½ minutes, instead of every 16 minutes 40 seconds, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 10½ minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 12½ minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

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75 Sherbourne

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates more buses along the route, increasing the frequency of service Monday-to-Friday daytime.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route

  • every 5 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 6½ minutes, during morning rush hours and until about 11 a.m.
  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 11 minutes, from about 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; and
  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 8½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours.
53 Steeles East local

The TTC operates three fewer buses along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 5 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every6½ minutes.

The TTC is also making another change to service along the 53E express branch of the route.

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124 Sunnybrook

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route

  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes.
168 Symington

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route

  • every 5 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

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81 Thorncliffe Park

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from upcoming watermain construction (.pdf) on Pape Avenue. Buses operate more and less frequently than usually during various times of the week.

Starting Sunday, January 5, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 8½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 12, the buses serve passengers at stops

  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, Saturdays from about noon until 8 p.m.
90 Vaughan

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, the buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 4 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

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69 Warden South

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC operates one more bus along the route, increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the entire route:

  • every 6 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 8 minutes 20 seconds.

They serve stops along each of the “via Birchmount” and “via Warden” branches:

  • every 12½ minutes, instead of every 16 minutes 40 seconds.

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Decreasing the frequency of service along routes


25 Don Mills

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from upcoming watermain construction (.pdf) on Pape Avenue. Buses operate less frequently than usually during various times of the week.

Starting Sunday, January 6**, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 8½ minutes, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The TTC is also resuming extra service along the route to and from a high school

925 Don Mills express

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from upcoming watermain construction (.pdf) on Pape Avenue. Buses operate less frequently than usually during various times of the week.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Saturday, January 12, the buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 9½ minutes, Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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34 Eglinton East

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to improve the reliability of the service. Buses operate less frequently than they did before the holidays.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops south of Eglinton / Don Mills (in Flemingdon Park):

  • every 10 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 10 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 11 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 11 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, during afternoon rush hours; and
  • every 13½ minutes, instead of every 13 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along other parts of the route.

100 Flemingdon Park

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to improve the reliability of the service. Buses operate less frequently than they did before the holidays.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 3½ minutes, instead of every 3 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 5½ minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

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39 Finch East

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to improve the reliability of the service. Buses operate more frequently and less frequently at different times of the week than they did before the holidays.

Starting Saturday, January 12, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.:

  • every 14 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, east of Finch Avenue East / Neilson Road; and
  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, west of Finch East / Neilson.
36 Finch West

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to improve the reliability of the service. Buses operate less frequently than they did before the holidays.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 9½ minutes, instead of every 9 minutes, Mondays to Fridays after about 10 p.m.

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38 Highland Creek

Since TTC is also resuming service along the 38A branch of the route, it’s decreasing the frequency of service east of U of T.

Along that section of the route, buses serve passengers:

  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.
65 Parliament

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to improve the reliability of the service. Buses operate less frequently than they did before the holidays.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every13 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, Mondays to Fridays before about 3 p.m.;
  • every 11 minutes, instead of every 9½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours;
  • every 18 minutes, instead of every 16 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 16 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

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985 Sheppard East express

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to improve the reliability of the service. Buses operate more and less frequently than they did before the holidays.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers **east and south of Sheppard Avenue East / Midland Avenue:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 9 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 8½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours.
81 Thorncliffe Park

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from upcoming watermain construction (.pdf) on Pape Avenue. Buses operate more and less frequently than usually during various times of the week.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 40 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 11 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

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68 Warden

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. However, the TTC is also adjusting the schedules to improve the reliability of the service, so that buses drop off or pick up passengers less frequently than they did before the holidays.

Starting Monday, January 7, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops during morning rush hours:

  • every 26 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 25 minutes, north of Don Mills Road / Steeles Avenue East; and
  • every 5 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes, south of Don Mills / Steeles East.

They serve passengers at stops along the routeduring afternoon rush hours:

  • every 26 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 25 minutes, north of Steeles East; and
  • every 6 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes 15 seconds, south of Steeles East.

They serve passengers at stops from about 7 until 10 p.m.:

  • every 42 minutes, instead of every 40 minutes, north of Steeles;
  • every 10½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, south of Steeles.

And, they serve passengers:

  • every 15½ minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, south of Steeles.

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Revising the paths for transit vehicles along a route


503 Kingston Rd

The TTC revises the path so that uses return to the “traditional” routing along Wellington and York Streets, instead of operating to and from King Street West / Spadina Avenue.

Westbound buses operate along their usual route to King Street East and Church Street, then proceed:

southward along Church; and then
westward along Wellington Streets East and West to York Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses again drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Church Street at Wellington Street East,
  • on Wellington Street East at Yonge Street and
  • on Wellington Street West at Bay and York Streets.

Westbound buses no longer serve passengers at stops

  • on King Street East west of Church Street,
  • on King Street West west of Yonge and Bay Streets, University Avenue and John and Peter Streets,
  • on Spadina Avenue north of King Street West and
  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street.

Streetcars operating along the 504 King route continue to serve passengers at the stops on King Streets East and West. Cars along the 510 Spadina route continue to serve passengers at the stops on Spadina Avenue and Charlotte Street.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Wellington Street West at York Street, then proceed:

northward along York to King West,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

Eastbound buses again drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Wellington Street West at York Street and
  • on York Street at King Street West.

Eastbound buses no longer serve passengers at stops

  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Avenue and
  • on King Street West east of Blue Jays Way, John Street and University Avenue.

Streetcars operating along the 510 Spadina route continue to serve passengers at the stop on Charlotte Street. Cars along the 504 King route continue to serve passengers at the stops on King Streets West.

The TTC is also making another change to service along the route.

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Resuming extra service to and from high schools


50 Burnhamthorpe

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling from Silverthorn Collegiate Institute.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

20 Cliffside

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling from the Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies.

25 Don Mills

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling from Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute and Valley Park Middle School.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

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32 Eglinton West

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling from Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School.

12 Kingston Rd

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling to and from Neil McNeill Catholic Secondary School.

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56 Leaside

Starting Monday, January 7, the TTC operates a bus on a new southbound trip along the route for passengers travelling from Leaside High School. The bus leaves Eglinton Station at 2:58 p.m. to arrive at the school for the dismissal time. The bus arrives at Eglinton Avenue East and Hanna Road at 3:11 p.m.

102 Markham Rd

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling from Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School.

The TTC is also increasing service along the route.

116 Morningside

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling from Pope John Paul II Catholic Secondary School.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

48 Rathburn

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling from Silverthorn Collegiate Institute and Michael Power and St. Joseph Catholic Secondary Schools.

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86 Scarborough

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling from Cardinal Newman Catholic High School.

84 Sheppard West

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling from St. Basil the Great Catholic Secondary School.

112E West Mall express

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling to and from Michael Power and St. Joseph Catholic Secondary Schools.

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89 Weston

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling from St. Basil the Great Catholic Secondary School.

165 Weston Rd North

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. The TTC again provides extra service for passengers travelling from St. Basil the Great Catholic Secondary School.

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Making other changes to service along routes


503 Kingston Rd

Starting Monday, January 7, the TTC again operates buses, instead of streetcars along the route during a City of Toronto construction project on Wellington Streets East between Church and Yonge Streets.

Buses pick up or drop off passengers as frequently as the streetcars.

The TTC is also revising the path for transit vehicles operating along the route.

945 Kipling express
45E Kipling express

The TTC continues to rebrand its express bus services so that it can consistently designate all routes with “900”-series numbers.

Starting Monday, January 7, the route becomes the 945 Kipling express.

Hours of service, path and stopping pattern remain the same as previously.

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501 Queen

The TTC is assigning Canadian Light Rail Vehicles (CLRVs) to operate all base service along the route. It will also provide service with new low-floor Toronto Flexity cars when it has extra cars available.

It’s also operating rush-hour tripper cars to bolster service along parts of the route. It’s assigning Articulated Light Rail Vehicles (ALRVs) to operate this service.

986 Scarborough express
86E Scarborough express

The TTC continues to rebrand its express bus services so that it can consistently designate all routes with “900”-series numbers.

Starting Monday, January 7, the route becomes the 986 Scarborough express.

Hours of service, path and stopping pattern remain the same as previously.

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512 St Clair

Construction at Roncesvalles Carhouse has progressed, so the TTC can again store a small number of cars in the facility overnight.

Cars operating along the 512 St Clair route are the first to return to Roncesvalles from Leslie Barns. They enter and exit service along King Street West and Bathurst Street. All cars operating to and from the carhouse stop to drop off or pick up passengers in the terminal at Bathurst Station.

984 Sheppard West overnight

Starting Sunday, January 5, the TTC designates service between Sheppard West and Sheppard - Yonge Station as the 984B branch of the route.

The TTC is also increasing service along the route.

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953 Steeles East express
53E Steeles East express

The TTC continues to rebrand its express bus services so that it can consistently designate all routes with “900”-series numbers.

Starting Monday, January 7, the route becomes the 953 Steeles East express.

Hours of service, path and stopping pattern remain the same as previously.

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