117 Alness

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Compiled by Jeffrey Kay

September 6 1983

Service begins on a new route providing service to the Alness Industrial Area along Steeles Avenue West. Buses run from Wilson station on the SPADINA SUBWAY via Transit Road, Allen Road, Dufferin, Martin Ross, Flint, Supertest, Alness and Steeles to Jane, looping via south on Jane, west on Hullmar and north on Peter Kaiser. Buses return via east on Steeles, south on Alness, east on Martin Ross, south on Dufferin, Allen and Transit. After 3 p.m., buses run north from Martin Ross via Alness and south to Martin Ross on Flint.

This route replaces a portion of the 105 WILSON HEIGHTS bus and attempts to divert traffic on Steeles Avenue onto the SPADINA SUBWAY and away from the YONGE line.

ALNESS

117

J A N E
WILSON STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

April 16, 1984

Service on Steeles between Alness and Jane discontinued due to low ridership. Buses now run from Wilson station via Transit, Allen and Dufferin, looping via west on Martin Ross, north on Flint, east on Supertest, north on Alness and east on Steeles to Dufferin. Buses reverse this loop during the afternoon rush hour.

ALNESS

117

S T E E L E S
WILSON STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

October 15, 1984

Midday loop revised, with buses now operating via west on Martin Ross, north on Alness and east on Steeles. No change to the rush hour loop. Note that the exact date of this change is unconfirmed.

ALNESS

117

S T E E L E S
WILSON STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

A L N E S S
via MARTIN ROSS

117A

S T E E L E S
WILSON STN

Monday to Friday, midday

March 31, 1996

With the extension of the SPADINA SUBWAY to Downsview station, buses now run south on Dufferin and east on Sheppard to enter into the new station.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

117

A L N E S S

 

117

A L N E S S

TO STEELES

TO DOWNSVIEW STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

117A

A L N E S S

 

117A

A L N E S S

TO STEELES
VIA MARTIN ROSS

TO DOWNSVIEW STN
VIA MARTIN ROSS

Monday to Friday, midday

Shortly after the opening of Downsview Station.

Due to delays making the south-to-east turn at Dufferin and Sheppard, buses are rerouted to operate via south on Dufferin, east on Kennard, south on Wilson Heights and west on Sheppard to Downsview station, returning via the reverse route. The exact date of this change is unknown but it became official on July 28, 1996.

Date Unknown

Service begins on a new 117B branch, used for very early trips that run south before Downsview station opens for the day. Buses continue south from Sheppard via Allen Road and Transit Road to Wilson, to connect to the 319 WILSON NIGHT BUS and the first few southbound trains at Wilson station. In February 2007, 117B buses change their southbound exposures from “to Wilson Avenue” to “to Wilson Stn”. Northbound buses use the standard 117 exposure.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

117

A L N E S S

 

117

A L N E S S

TO STEELES

TO DOWNSVIEW STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

117A

A L N E S S

 

117A

A L N E S S

TO STEELES
VIA MARTIN ROSS

TO DOWNSVIEW STN
VIA MARTIN ROSS

Monday to Friday, midday

 

 

 

117A

A L N E S S

 

TO WILSON STN

Monday to Friday, very early mornings

November 23, 2009

Buses rerouted off of Wilson Heights to use the new exit onto Allen Road from Downsview station and the new bus only lanes on Dufferin Street. Service on Wilson Heights replaced by a rerouted 104 FAYWOOD bus.

June 20, 2010

Route is now designated accessible, using low floor buses.

June 23, 2014

As part of a system-wide reorganization of route branch designations, northbound buses operating via Flint are redesignated 117B, while service to Wilson station is redesignated 117C. All southbound buses operate showing 117 ALNESS rollsigns.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

 

 

 

117

A L N E S S

 

TO DOWNSVIEW STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

117A

A L N E S S

 

 

 

TO STEELES
VIA MARTIN ROSS

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

117B

A L N E S S

 

 

 

TO STEELES
VIA FLINT

 

Monday to Friday, midday

 

 

 

117C

A L N E S S

 

TO WILSON STN

Monday to Friday, very early mornings


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