57 Midland

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Compiled by Jeffrey Kay
Additional contributions by Jelo Gutierrez Cantos

Operations Overview

This route operates with 1 branch:

  • 57 Kennedy Station - Steeles

April 24, 1967

A new service on Midland is introduced between Kingston Road and Ellesmere. The south loop is west on Park, north on Heale and east on Aylesworth. The north loop runs east on Ellesmere, south on Oakley and west on Canadine.

MIDLAND

57

ELLESMERE
KINGSTON RD

Monday to Friday, 12 hours a day.

May 11, 1968

Buses are rerouted at the south end to connect with the newly-opened Bloor-Danforth Subway extension to Warden Station. Buses now run from Warden Station via St.Clair and Midland to Ellesmere. Service south of St. Clair is now provided by the extended 20 CLIFFSIDE route. Saturday daytime service is added at this time.

MIDLAND

57

ELLESMERE
WARDEN STN

Monday to Saturday, 12 hours a day.

September 8, 1970

Route extended north of Ellesmere to Sheppard, now looping east on Rural, south on Glen Watford and west on Sheppard.

MIDLAND

57

SHEPPARD
WARDEN STN

Monday to Saturday, 12 hours a day.

December 7, 1970

Service is extended north of Sheppard to Finch, now looping east on Finch, south on Brimley and west on Huntingwood.

MIDLAND

57

F I N C H
WARDEN STN

Monday to Saturday, 12 hours a day.

May 14, 1973

Evening service added Monday through Saturday.

September 7, 1976

Route split at Sheppard, one branch continues north via Midland to a new off‑street loop in the hydro right‑of‑way approximately one half-mile north of Finch. The second branch runs east on Sheppard then north on Brimley to a new off‑street loop in the hydro right‑of‑way just north of Finch.

MIDLAND

57

F I N C H
WARDEN STN

Monday to Saturday, 18 hours a day.

M I D L A N D
via BRIMLEY

57A

F I N C H
WARDEN STN

Monday to Saturday, 18 hours a day.

August 31, 1980

Sunday/Holiday service is introduced on both branches.

October 3, 1980

Both branches are extended further north. Midland branch buses (57) turn back at a new off-street loop on the east side of Midland just north of Passmore, while Brimley branch buses (57A) turn back from an off-street loop on the west side of Brimley just north of Passmore. The route signs are not changed.

November 22, 1980

Service rerouted at the south end to connect with the Bloor-Danforth Subway extension to Kennedy and Eglinton. Buses run from Kennedy Station via Eglinton to Midland then north over the existing routings to Passmore. Service south of Eglinton is now provided by the extended 20‑CLIFFSIDE route.

MIDLAND

57

F I N C H

KENNEDY STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

M I D L A N D

via BRIMLEY

57A

F I N C H

KENNEDY STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

July 24, 1983

Operations transferred from Birchmount Garage to the newly-opened Malvern Garage. Possibly after the date (mid-to-late 1980s), the route was then transferred back to Birchmount Garage.

March 23, 1985

Coincident with the opening of the Scarborough RT and a Brimley Road bridge over Highway 401, service on Brimley is now provided by the new 128 BRIMLEY NORTH route from Scarborough Centre, and all MIDLAND buses run north of Sheppard via Midland. Buses now serve the RT’s Midland Station in both directions with on street stops. The route sign is changed to show “STEELES” as the north terminal, but it is believed that the same loop near Passmore is used as the turn-back.

MIDLAND

57

STEELES

KENNEDY STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

March 15, 1987

Service is extended north to a new off-street loop on the west side of Midland just south of Steeles. Some sources indicate that this extension could have operated as early as May 1985.

February 18, 1996

Route switched from Birchmount Garage back to Malvern Garage. On this day, Lansdowne Garage closed, resulting in the alteration of many route assignments.

July 28, 1996

This line is designated as an accessible route and all off-peak trips and most peak trips are operated by new lift-equipped Orion V buses.

January 10, 2000

The off-street loop at Steeles Avenue is closed. Buses now loop west on Passmore, north on Silver Star, and east on Steeles.

September 3, 2000

Operations switched from Malvern Garage to Danforth Garage. Vehicles on the route are still designated accessible using the lift-equipped Nova RTS buses operating out of Danforth garage.

March 31, 2002

With Danforth Garage closed, route operations were transferred to the newly opened Eglinton Garage on Comstock Rd., operated once again by the Orion V buses.

August 31, 2003

Accessible service on this route is improved by operating new Low-Floor Orion VII buses at all times of the week on all trips.

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October 2, 2006

As of this date, Monday-to-Friday service on 57 MIDLAND is operated at better than 10 minute intervals during rush hours, 11 minute intervals during the midday, 12 minute intervals during the early evening and 30 minute intervals after 9 p.m. On Saturdays, service operates at 15 minute intervals through the day, 20 minute intervals during the early morning hours and 30 minute intervals after 7 p.m. On Sundays, service operates at 20 minute intervals through the day and 30 minute intervals in the evening.

January 3, 2010

Service transferred from Eglinton (Comstock) garage to Birchmount garage.

57

M I D L A N D

 

57

M I D L A N D

TO STEELES

TO KENNEDY STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day


Summary

Period

Frequency

Buses Used

Notes

Weekday AM Peak

6’ 00”

12

1 Tripper

Weekday Midday

11’ 00”

6

Weekday PM Peak

7’ 30”

10

Weekday Early Evening

10’ 00”

6

Weekday Late Evening

15’ 00”

4

Saturday Early Morning

20’ 00”

3

Saturday Morning

15’ 00”

4

Saturday Afternoon

12’ 00”

5

Saturday Early Evening

15’ 00”

4

Saturday Late Evening

30’ 00”

2

Sunday Early Morning

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate

Sunday Morning

20’ 00”

3

Sunday Afternoon

20’ 00”

3

Sunday Early Evening

30’ 00”

2

Sunday Late Evening

30’ 00”

2

Last Updated: September 2, 2014


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