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105 Dufferin North

Compiled by Jeffrey Kay

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April 30, 2000

A new route name is applied to the old 105 WILSON HEIGHTS service. Buses run north from Downsview station via east on Sheppard, north on Wilson Heights, west on Kennard, north on Allen Road and north on Dufferin beyond the existing off-street loop at Centre Street. Buses loop via west on Dufferin Hill, north on Forest Run and east on Rutherford. This is a temporary looping that will operate until the construction of Confederation Parkway is complete

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

105

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

105

DUFFERIN NORTH

TO RUTHERFORD
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

TO DOWNSVIEW STN

Monday to Friday, daytime and early evening
Saturday, daytime

January 7, 2001

At the request of Vaughan Transit, new Sunday service is added, with buses running every hour through the daytime. Also, the looping at Rutherford is revised to operate via west and north on Confederation Parkway and east on Rutherford (Note: the TTC’s report on Service Improvements for 2003 states that this loop change was effective September 2001)

November 25, 2001

New low floor buses are scheduled on all trips, allowing higher capacity lift-equipped vehicles to be used on busier routes.

May 12, 2002

Additional early evening trips added, with the last round trip leaving Downsview station every day at 10 p.m.

Date Unknown

Service begins on a 105A branch used for trips operating before Downsview station opens, Mondays through Saturdays. From Dufferin and Allen, buses operate south via Allen Road and Transit Road to Wilson Avenue, connecting to the 319 WILSON BLUE NIGHT bus and the first few southbound trains on the SPADINA SUBWAY. In February 2007, the southern destination sign for the 105A branch was changed from “To Wilson Avenue” to “To Wilson Stn”.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

105

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

105

DUFFERIN NORTH

TO RUTHERFORD
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

TO DOWNSVIEW STN

7 days a week, daytime and early evenings

 

 

 

105A

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

TO WILSON STN

Monday to Saturday, early morning trips

February 19, 2008

Alternate peak period trips are extended north of Rutherford to Major Mackenzie. This new branch loops in the north end via west and north on Confederation Parkway, north on Peter Rupert, east on Major Mackenzie and south on Dufferin.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

105

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

105

DUFFERIN NORTH

TO RUTHERFORD
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

TO DOWNSVIEW STN

7 days a week, daytime and early evenings

 

 

 

105A

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

TO WILSON STN

Monday to Saturday, early morning trips

105B

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

 

 

TO MAJOR MACKENZIE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

November 23, 2008

As part of the TTC’s Ridership Growth Strategy, increasing service on almost every route within the City of Toronto to every 30 minutes or better whenever the subway was open, late evening trips are added operating between Downsview station and Steeles Avenue. These trips loop via west and north on Gerry Fitzgerald and east on Steeles to south on Dufferin.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

105

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

105

DUFFERIN NORTH

TO RUTHERFORD
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

TO DOWNSVIEW STN

7 days a week, daytime and early evenings

 

 

 

105A

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

TO WILSON STN

Monday to Saturday, early morning trips

105B

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

 

 

TO MAJOR MACKENZIE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

105C

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

 

 

TO STEELES

 

7 days a week, late evenings only

November 22, 2009

With the opening of bus only lanes and a bus only roadway between Downsview station and York University, buses on 105 DUFFERIN NORTH rerouted to depart from Downsview station through a new exit directly onto Allen Road, and north from there using the bus-only lanes on Allen Road to the hydro corridor north of Finch, where it continues along its old route.

Service on Wilson Heights between Sheppard and Kennard now provided by a rerouted 104 FAYWOOD bus.

May 8, 2011

As part of a series of system-wide service reductions resulting from budget cuts, service after 10 p.m. on Sundays and holidays is eliminated. Service continues to be provided at other times on the 105C branch.

June 22, 2014

As part of a reorganization of route branch designations, all northbound buses from Downsview station to Rutherford Road are redesignated 105A, while service from Rutherford south to Wilson station is redesignated 105D. All buses returning to Downsview station are designated plain 105.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

 

 

 

105

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

TO DOWNSVIEW STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Sunday and Holiday late evenings

105A

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

 

 

TO RUTHERFORD
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

7 days a week, daytime and early evenings

105B

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

 

 

TO MAJOR MACKENZIE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

105C

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

 

 

TO STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, midday and late evenings
Saturday, daytime and late evenings

 

 

 

105D

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

TO WILSON STN

Monday to Saturday, early morning trips

September 6, 2015

Late evening Sunday and holiday service restored on the 105C “Steeles” branch. Buses now operate at intervals of 30 minutes or better whenever the subway is open. Also on this date, night service is extended on 329 DUFFERIN NORTH over this route to Steeles Avenue.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Ahead of the extension of the SPADINA subway to York University and into Vaughan, Downsview station is officially renamed Sheppard West. Destination signs have been adjusted in the days leading up to this change.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

 

 

 

105

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

TO SHEPPARD WEST STN
(FORMERLY DOWNSVIEW)

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Sunday and Holiday late evenings

105A

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

 

 

TO RUTHERFORD
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

7 days a week, daytime and early evenings

105B

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

 

 

TO MAJOR MACKENZIE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

105C

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

 

 

TO STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, midday and late evenings
Saturday, daytime and late evenings

 

 

 

105D

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

TO WILSON STN

Monday to Saturday, early morning trips

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Coincident with the extension of the SPADINA subway into Vaughan, York Region Transit takes over all 105 DUFFERIN NORTH services north of Steeles under their own 105 DUFFERIN route, operating express south of Steeles to Sheppard West station. Service on the TTC’s 105 DUFFERIN NORTH route is simplified to operate between Sheppard West station and Steeles Avenue only, looping via west and north on Gerry Fitzgerald Drive and east on Steeles Avenue West. This service retains the 105A designation, possibly temporarily or possibly to distinguish it from YRT’s route 105 buses. Service operates seven days a week, whenever the subway is open.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

105A

DUFFERIN NORTH

 

105A

DUFFERIN NORTH

TO STEELES

TO SHEPPARD WEST STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day


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