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116 Morningside

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A 116 MORNINGSIDE transfer, circa 1995.

Compiled by Pete Coulman

With additional notes from Jeffrey Kay and Jelo Gutierrez Cantos

September 3, 1989

Service begins on a new route replacing the east end of the 34 EGLINTON EAST route. Buses on the main 116 branch will run 18 hours a day, 7 days a week from Kennedy Station via east on Eglinton. northeast on Kingston Rd, east Guildwood Parkway and north Morningside to loop through an off-street loop at the corner of Morningside and Finch.

Buses on the rush hour 116B/116E branch will run between Kennedy Station and Scarborough College via the normal route to Morningside and Ellesmere Road and then operate east on Ellesmere and southeast on Military Trail to loop in the Scarborough College bus loop, returning via Military Trail to Morningside before heading south on Morningside. Buses on the 116B local branch run westbound to Kennedy in the morning rush hour and eastbound in the afternoon rush hour while buses on the 116E express branch run eastbound to Scarborough College in the morning rush hour and westbound in the afternoon rush hour. The 116B/116E service does not operate from mid-June to Labour Day when most students are on leave for the summer.

The route operates from Birchmount Garage.

MORNINGSIDE

116

F   I   N   C   H
KENNEDY STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

MORNINGSIDE

116B

SCARBOROUGH COLLEGE

KENNEDY STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only
Westbound only in mornings
Eastbound only in afternoons

M O R N I N G S I D E

E X P R E S S

116E

SCARBOROUGH COLLEGE

KENNEDY STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only
Eastbound only in mornings
Westbound only in afternoons

May 14, 1990

Service begins on a new rush hour branch providing service to the Conlins Road area. Buses on the 116A branch operate over the normal route from Kennedy station to Morningside and Ellesmere and then operate via east on Ellesmere and north on Conlins Road to loop via west and south on Auto Mall and east on Milner. Buses return via Conlins Road, Ellesmere Road and Military Trail before heading south on Morningside. Service operates at 20 minute intervals.

MORNINGSIDE

116

F   I   N   C   H
KENNEDY STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

M O R N I N G S I D E
via   C O N L I N S

116A

S H E P P A R D
KENNEDY STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

MORNINGSIDE

116B

SCARBOROUGH COLLEGE

KENNEDY STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only
Westbound only in mornings
Eastbound only in afternoons

M O R N I N G S I D E

E X P R E S S

116E

SCARBOROUGH COLLEGE

KENNEDY STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only
Eastbound only in mornings
Westbound only in afternoons

June 1991

As part of a “temporary diversion” that is later made permanent, buses on the 116A branch are rerouted off of Conlins Road north of Canmore Boulevard and instead loop via north on Conlins, east on Canmore and south on Morrish to Ellesmere.

June 24 to August 30. 1991

The 116E/116B EXPRESS service is discontinued for the summer, as has been done in previous years. This is the last summer of suspended express service. Following the merger of the 116E branch with the 116A branch to Conlins Road on September 3, 1991, the express service is operated all year long.

September 3, 1991

The 116A “Conlins” and the 116B/E “Scarborough College” branches are combined. In the mornings, buses on the 116E express branch operate eastbound from Kennedy station over the normal route to Ellesmere and Morningside and then head east on Ellesmere, southwest on Military Trail and loop through Scarborough College’s bus loop, before heading northwest along Military Trail and east along Ellesmere again, looping via Conlins Road, Canmore Boulevard and Morrish to Ellesmere, whereupon they become 116A westbound buses and operate to Kennedy station via west on Ellesmere, northwest on Military Trail and south on Morningside. In the afternoon rush hour, this service is reversed. 116A buses operate from Kennedy station over the normal route to Morningside and Ellesmere and then operate via east on Ellesmere, looping via Conlins, Canmore and Morrish, before becoming 116E buses, operating via west on Ellesmere, southeast on Military Trail, looping through the Scarborough College bus loop, then proceeding northwest on Military Trail and south on Morningside, to operate express to Kennedy station.

Service on the 116B branch is discontinued.

Express buses serve stops at Morningside and Ellesmere and at Eglinton and Markham Road.

MORNINGSIDE

116

F   I   N   C   H
KENNEDY STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

MORNINGSIDE

116A

C O N L I N S   R D.
KENNEDY STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only
Westbound only in mornings
Eastbound only in afternoons

M O R N I N G S I D E
E   X   P   R   E   S   S

116E

TO SCARBOROUGH COLL

and CONLINS RD

Monday to Friday, morning rush hours only

M O R N I N G S I D E
E   X   P   R   E   S   S

116E

T O   K E N N E D Y
S T A T I O N

Monday to Friday, afternoon rush hours only

Circa 1993

Finch Avenue east from Morningside is renamed Old Finch around this time. We are not certain when destination signs were modified in response.

February 13, 2000

Following the name change for “Scarborough College”, the route signs for are adjusted.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

116

MORNINGSIDE

 

116

MORNINGSIDE

TO OLD FINCH

TO KENNEDY STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

116A

MORNINGSIDE

 

 

 

TO CONLINS RD
VIA ELLESMERE

 

Monday to Friday, afternoon rush hour
(Westbound morning rush hour buses use 116 main exposure)

116E

MORNINGSIDE

 

116E

MORNINGSIDE

TO U of T SCARB
AND CONLINS RD
E X P R E S S

TO KENNEDY STN
E X P R E S S

Monday to Friday, rush hours only
(eastbound only in mornings
westbound only in afternoons)

March 31, 2002

Route trasnferred from Birchmount Garage to the newly-opened New Eglinton Garage on Comstock Rd.

June 19, 2005

Service is rendered accessible using the Orion VII low-floor buses.

April 29, 2008

As work begins to rebuild the Morningside underpass beneath the CPR tracks, the off-street loop at the northwest corner of Morningside and Old Finch is taken out of service. Buses on the main branch are forced to divert into a temporary loop, operating north on Morningside to Sewells and then looping via east on Sewells, north on Littles Road and west on Old Finch to Morningside, returning via south on Morningside to route.

November 23, 2008

As part of the TTC’s Ridership Growth Strategy, service on the 116A/116E branch to Conlins Road is extended to run whenever the subway is open, seven days a week. Buses run express from Kennedy Station to Scarborough College and local back from Conlins Road in the morning, and reverse this arrangement in the afternoon.

January 4, 2009

Following the opening of the rebuilt Morningside Avenue underpass beneath the CPR tracks, which had previously been too low and too narrow to allow TTC buses to safely operate, service on the main branch of 116 MORNINGSIDE is extended north of Finch into the Morningside Heights neighbourhood. Before noon each day, buses follow their old route and then proceed north along Morningside to Staines Road, looping via east on Staines, north on Mantis, west on Nightstar and then south on Morningside. Buses reverse this looping in the afternoon. “OLD FINCH” destination signs are likely changed back to “FINCH” at this point.

May 8, 2011

Due to system-wide service cuts resulting from a reduction in municipal transit subsidies, service on the 116A/116E branches is discontinued after 10 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

116

MORNINGSIDE

 

116

MORNINGSIDE

TO FINCH

TO KENNEDY STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

116A

MORNINGSIDE

 

 

 

TO CONLINS RD
VIA ELLESMERE

 

Monday to Friday, afternoons and evenings to 10 p.m.
(Westbound morning buses use 116 main exposure)

116E

MORNINGSIDE

 

116E

MORNINGSIDE

TO U of T SCARB
AND CONLINS RD
E X P R E S S

TO KENNEDY STN
E X P R E S S

Monday to Friday, daytime and evening to 10 p.m.
(eastbound only in mornings
westbound only after noon)

October 11, 2011

Service begins on a morning rush hour short-turn branch providing additional westbound service on Eglinton Avenue from Kingston Road to Kennedy station. Buses on the 116B branch deadhead east from Kennedy station to Markham Road and loop via Markham, Kingston Road and Eglinton to pick up passengers on the way back to Kennedy station. As eastbound buses display “SORRY, NOT IN SERVICE” and westbound buses display “116 MORNINGSIDE - TO KENNEDY STN”, there is effectively no change in destination signs.

September 4, 2012

A new short-term parking lot and bus loop opened on the south campus of U-of-T Scarborough in the area formerly known as the “Inner Lots”. This loop replaces the looping arrangements in the old Arrival Court. The new loop is located near the Athletics Centre further east on Military Trail and features bus shelters (to be installed soon) and enhanced safety features. In addition with the old TTC connections, additional connections are provided at the loop with the DRT Pulse service, other Durham Region Transit routes and GO Transit.

January 6, 2014

Additional service is provided on the 116B rush hour branch between Kennedy station and Kingston Road, replacing the rush hour branch of 34 EGLINTON EAST and formally acknowledging the branch number to the public. Buses operate during the morning and afternoon rush hours from Kennedy station via east on Kennedy to loop via southwest on Kingston Road and north on Markham Road. All departure times from Kennedy throughout the week are blended with 86 SCARBOROUGH.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

116

MORNINGSIDE

 

116

MORNINGSIDE

TO FINCH

TO KENNEDY STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

116A

MORNINGSIDE

 

 

 

TO CONLINS RD
VIA ELLESMERE

 

Monday to Friday, afternoons and evenings to 10 p.m.
(Westbound morning buses use 116 main exposure)

116B

MORNINGSIDE

 

 

 

TO KINGSTON RD
AND EGLINTON

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only
(Westbound morning buses use 116 main exposure)

116E

MORNINGSIDE

 

116E

MORNINGSIDE

TO U of T SCARB
AND CONLINS RD
E X P R E S S

TO KENNEDY STN
E X P R E S S

Monday to Friday, daytime and evening to 10 p.m.
(eastbound only in mornings
westbound only after noon)

March 30, 2014

A new stop is added to 116E MORNINGSIDE’s express service, northbound at Ellesmere and Military Trail

June 22, 2014

All eastbound buses on the 116 branch are redesignated as 116C due to TTC’s system-wide mandate in regards of route branches.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

 

 

 

116

MORNINGSIDE

 

TO KENNEDY STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

116A

MORNINGSIDE

 

 

 

TO CONLINS RD
VIA ELLESMERE

 

Monday to Friday, afternoons and evenings to 10 p.m.

116B

MORNINGSIDE

 

 

 

TO KINGSTON RD
AND EGLINTON

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

116C

MORNINGSIDE

 

 

 

TO FINCH
AND MORNINGSIDE

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

116E

MORNINGSIDE

 

116E

MORNINGSIDE

TO U of T SCARB
AND CONLINS RD
E X P R E S S

TO KENNEDY STN
E X P R E S S

Monday to Friday, daytime and evening to 10 p.m.
(eastbound only in mornings
westbound only after noon)

Note: Buses on the eastbound 116B branch now shows the following sign:

116B

SHORT TURN

 

 

 

 

September 2, 2014

Express service on the 116E MORNINGSIDE is now heavily replaced with the new 198 UofT SCARBOROUGH ROCKET between Kennedy station and University of Toronto Scarborough operating Monday to Friday during rush hours, midday, and early evenings.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

 

 

 

116

MORNINGSIDE

 

TO KENNEDY STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

116A

MORNINGSIDE

 

 

 

TO CONLINS RD
VIA ELLESMERE

 

Monday to Friday, afternoons and evenings to 10 p.m.

116B

MORNINGSIDE

 

 

 

TO KINGSTON RD
AND EGLINTON

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

116C

MORNINGSIDE

 

 

 

TO FINCH
AND MORNINGSIDE

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day


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