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TTC Bus Routes That Were Never Numbered Under the Current Scheme

Compiled by Jeffrey Kay and Peter Coulman

In the autumn of 1956, the TTC began again to assign numbers to its collection of bus routes operating throughout Metropolitan Toronto. This system, which attempted to keep the routes in alphabetical order, but assigning even numbers to east-west routes and odd numbers to north-south routes, has since been supplanted by other numbering schemes which have muddied the waters on how bus routes are numbered. You can see for yourself in this article on the all time listing of numbered routes.

That list leaves aside a number of bus services that were never numbered under the TTC's post-1956 schemes. Some routes were simply abandoned or replaced before the change could take place. Others were special trial services that the TTC felt did not merit a number. We have included this list below.

It's important to note that as many as twelve bus routes introduced by the TTC in the 1920s did receive numbers, but that these numbers did not carry through into the 1930s and quickly vanished from rollsigns. Where possible, we've tried to include these earlier route numbers in the notes.

Routes arranged by order of introduction.

Route Name

Start Date

End Date

Notes

Humberside

1921 09 20

1925 11 29

Number 1 in old system

Mt. Pleasant (bus and TC)

1921 12 24

1925 08 31

TC starts on June 19 1922; Number 2 in old system

Sunnyside

1922 07 06

1922 07 22

 

Winchester

1924 08 03

1930 09 27

 

High Park-Annette

1924 08 09

1925 09 06

 

Lansdowne

1925 08 25

1942 06 07

 

High Park

1925 09 06

1925 11 28

successor of Humberside and High Park - Annette

Hill Coach

1925 09 14

1954 09 10

 

Jane (city bus)

1925 11 29

1947 10 06

Number 7 in old system

Oakwood

1926 01 11

1940 12 31

Number 6 in old system

Oriole

1927 07 30

1934 11 18

 

East York

1927 10 29

1928 06 30

 

Queen

1928 09 28

1928 12 09

Renamed MIMICO

Bay

1928 12 15

1929 03 31

Replaced by FLEET bus

Lambton

1928 08 19

1954 07 01

Absorbed by 44 ISLINGTON

Rosedale Coach

1928 11 28

1930 09 27

 

Fleet

1929 04 01

1932 06 30

 

Moore Park

1929 12 09

1930 02 01

 

Eglinton

1930 09 14

1954 03 06

 

Eaton's Special

1930 10 30

1977 ?? ??

Contracted operation for T. Eaton Co.

High Park-Roncesvalles

1937 06 12

1938 11 05

Temp service on Howard Park.

North Toronto Night Bus

1941 01 20

1942 10 01

 

North York

1941 04 01

1941 04 30

 

Mount Pleasant Coach

1941 09 08

1954 09 10

 

Gilbert

1941 12 01

1954 06 30

 

Carlaw

1941 12 26

1945 06 03

 

Kingsway Coach

1945 11 26

1946 04 13

 

Wilson

1946 05 20

1947 03 31

Replaced by ">Danforth Bus Lines service.

Weston Town Bus

1946 06 03

1949 08 31

 

High Park Coach

1946 10 01

1952 10 17

 

Parking Area Bus

1946 12 30

1952 05 31

 

Beach Coach

1947 10 15

1952 10 17

 

Weston-Main Bus

1948 09 13

1949 12 17

 

York Mills

1948 10 10

1949 01 25

 

Sunnybrook

1948 11 01

1954 06 30

 

Briar Hill

1949 04 01

1954 06 30

 

Sheppard

1949 12 05

1952 12 31

 

Pine Hills

1954 07 01

1956 04 14

 

Edwards Gardens

1957 09 08

1963 10 14

 

Symington

1957 01 21

1958 07 27

 

Don Mills Shoppers' Service

1959 12 14

1960 12 30

 

Pioneer Village

1962 05 19

1963 09 29

 

High Park

1963 05 19

1963 09 02

Sunday Holiday service in High Park

Westwood-Malton

1966 12 01

1967 12 30

 

Aquatic Park

1981 06 13

1987 09 07

Summer weekends and holidays only.
Renamed Tommy Thompson

Tommy Thompson

1988 06 06

1991 09 02

Summer weekends and holidays only