101 York Mills-Donway (1988-1991) /
101 Edwards Gardens (1981-1988) / Glenorchy (1975-1981)

Compiled by Jeffrey Kay

(101) Glenorchy

January 6, 1975

At the same time as the experimental mini-bus MAPLE LEAF service begins in the Maple Leaf-Culford area of the city, a similar service is established to serve the Bridal Path neighbourhood southeast of the Bayview/York Mills intersection. Mini-buses operate from York Mills station via east on York Mills, south on Bayview, east on Post Road, south and east on Park Lane Circle, south on Glenorchy, east on Suncrest, north on Bridal Path and east on Lawrence, looping clockwise via The Donway, and then returning westbound over the reverse routing. The route was called GLENORCHY and unofficially numbered 101, although the route number was not displayed on any public signage or maps. The Rek-Vee mini-buses on this route operate from Eglinton Garage, Mondays through Fridays, during rush hours and midday.

GLENORCHY

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday
(No rollsigns used. Only window cards available)

February 6, 1981

Last day of operation under the GLENORCHY route name. The following Monday, service is renamed 101 EDWARDS GARDENS.

101 EDWARDS GARDENS

February 9, 1981

Coincident with the introduction of 30-foot long Orion buses, replacing the RekVee mini-buses, service begins on the renamed 101 EDWARDS GARDENS route. There is no change to the routing or to the service times, and the service continues to operate from Eglinton garage.

E D W A R D S
G A R D E N S

101

D O N   M I L L S
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

March 11, 1988

Last day of operation under the name 101 EDWARDS GARDENS. The route is renamed 101 YORK MILLS-DONWAY the following Monday.

101 YORK MILLS-DONWAY

March 14, 1988

Service begins on the newly renamed 101 YORK MILLS-DONWAY route. The name change is designed to better describe the area served by this route. There is no change in the routing or to service times, and the service continues to operate from Eglinton Garage.

DONWAY-YORK MILLS STN
via EDWARDS GARDENS

101

YORK MILLS STN
D O N   M I L L S

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday
(Note: sign as actually appeared, including typos)

May 1991

During this month, the 30-foot long Orion I buses are removed from the active roster and stored by the TTC. Standard sized 40-foot long buses are now used on this route.

June 19, 1991

Last day of operation on this route. Service the following Monday would be replaced by the new 162 LAWRENCE-DONWAY bus operating out of Lawrence station.


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