58 Malton (1955-2014)

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By Jeffrey Kay
With additional information and assistance from Pete Coulman
Map by John Calnan

Pre-TTC Operation

November 1, 1938

Effective on this date, service begins on a coach line operated by the West York and District Bus Service between the Town of Weston and the Town of Malton via Malton Road (today known as Dixon Road and Airport Road). Buses loop in Malton via an off-street loop on Malton Airport property. Service operates during the day, Monday to Friday.

M A L T O N

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

April 6, 1942

Service begins on a new branch connecting the Town of Malton with Toronto Transportation Commission services at Jane loop. Buses pick up at the City Limits at Jane Street (looping via Willard, Ostend and Windemere) and then proceed via west on Bloor, west on Highway 5 (Dundas Street), north on Highway 27 and west on Malton Road to Malton. No local passengers carried on Bloor Street east of Poplar Avenue (Five blocks west of Kipling).

M A L T O N

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

MALTON BLOOR-JANE

Operation times unknown.

January 9, 1945

Service to Bloor and Jane rerouted to remain on Bloor Street between Kipling Avenue and Highway 27.

October 25th, 1945

An additional service provided from Malton to the Toronto Junction, with rush hour buses operating from south from Weston via Weston Road and Keele to Dundas.

M A L T O N

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

MALTON BLOOR-JANE

Operation times unknown.

DUNDAS&KEELE-MALTON

Monday to Saturday, rush hours only

January 22, 1948

Service begins on a MALTON-BRAMPTON branch operating further north on Highway 27. The details of this service are not known to us at this time but, on January 6, 1949, this service was sold to Parkinson Coach Lines.

July 1, 1954

Coincident with the Toronto Transit Commission taking over responsibility for all public transit services within the borders of Metropolitan Toronto, MALTON service is bought out by the TTC and taken over by its subsidiary Grey Coach Lines. Highway coaches replace West York and District buses. Buses run from Jane and Bloor via west on Bloor, west on Dundas, north on Highway 27 and west and northwest Airport Road to Malton. During rush hours, buses operate from Keele and Dundas via north on Keele, northwest on Weston Road, west on Lawrence, north on Scarlett, west on Malton Road (today’s Dixon Road) and northwest on Airport Road to Malton.

December 11, 1955

Last day of operation of the Gray Coach lines’ MALTON service. TTC service begins the following day.

Toronto Transit Commission Operations

December 12, 1955

Service begins on the MALTON TTC route, using “red” TTC buses. Buses run from Weston and Lawrence, via west on Lawrence, north on Scarlett Road, west on Malton Road (now known as Dixon Road), northwest on Airport Road, west on Scarboro to a wye at York and return over the reverse route. The looping in Weston is via north on Main Street (now Weston Road), east on John, south on South Station and west on Lawrence. Some rush hour trips detour (westbound in the morning, eastbound in the afternoon) to the Orenda plant via the Malton Sideroad (now Derry Road. The plant was near today’s Malton GO Station.

The route operates in fare zones 2 through 6 and the zone boundaries are as follows:

  • Zone 2/3 boundary - Malton Rd. & Islington
  • Zone 3/4 boundary - Malton Rd. & Highway 27
  • Zone 4/5 boundary - Malton Rd. & Metro Toronto boundary
  • Zone 5/6 boundary - Airport Road at Airport Gate, in the vicinity of today’s intersection of Airport Road & Orlando During rush hours an easterly extension operates to the Gas Turbine Plant. (The location of this plant and the routing are unknown.)

A separate REXDALE branch operates from Weston via west on Lawrence, north on Scarlett, west on Malton Rd., north on Islington, west on Elmhurst, and southwest on Redwater, looping counter clockwise via Tofield. During rush hours this service is extended northwest via west on Redwater, south on Kipling and west on Rexdale looping at the Fina service station on the northeast corner of Rexdale & Martin Grove. The boundary between zones 2 and 3 is at Malton Rd. & Islington. During off-peak hours, MALTON service is combined with REXDALE and is known as MALTON-REXDALE on TTC documents and on transfers, although separate rollsigns are used for each route. Indeed, according to the TTC’s Orders & Notices for this day, “The MALTON and the REXDALE routes are for the present to be operated during normal hours by the same vehicle. To segregate the revenue on each of the routes, two fareboxes, each bearing the name of the route, will be carried. Operators will ensure that the proper farebox is used on each route.”

The route is operated out of Parkdale Garage.

MALTON

M A L T O N
W E S T O N

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

January 16, 1956

The turnback in Malton is revised to eliminate the wying maneuver, buses now loop via north on Airport Road, west on Ripon, north on York, east on Scarborough and south on Airport Road.

July 1, 1956

Service combination with the REXDALE branch ends. MALTON service is combined with the WESTMOUNT route (roughly today’s 79 SCARLETT RD route) and is officially known as the MALTON-WESTMOUNT route on TTC documents and transfers, although they operate with separate rollsigns. In today’s terminology the two routes are interlined at Lawrence and Weston Road. In off peak hours one bus operates over the combined route with a headway of 120 minutes between Dundas and Runnymede and Malton via Weston. During peak hours, four buses provided a 30 minute service.

September 7, 1956

Route number 58 is assigned to the MALTON service.

MALTON

58

M A L T O N
W E S T O N

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

February 25, 1957

Rush hour service to the Orenda plant in Malton is discontinued.

March 12, 1957

Buses now loop in Malton via north on Airport Road, east on Churchill, north on Victory, west on McNaughton and south on Airport Road. This construction detour became the permanent west end looping on May 14, 1957.

January 5, 1958

Service on the 87 WESTMOUNT route is replaced by 93 WOODBRIDGE and separated from 58 MALTON. Buses on 58 MALTON operate as normal between Malton and Weston.

Around this time, one suburban fare zone within Metropolitan Toronto is eliminated, so the new fare zone boundaries are as follows:

  • Zone 2/3 boundary - Dixon & Islington
  • Zone 3/4 boundary - Dixon at Mimico Creek
  • Zone 4/5 boundary - Airport Rd. at the old Airport Administration Building (located near the intersection of Airport Road and Orlando, and the building may be the old airport terminal).

July 1, 1958

Service into the Malton Convalescent Hospital is discontinued due to the closure of the hospital. The hospital is believed to also have been known as the Compensation Hospital which was located on Elmbank Road, just west of Airport Road. It is not known exactly when service to the Convalescent hospital began, or what route it took to get there.

November 1958

The airport is sold by the City of Toronto to the federal government. It becomes known as “Toronto International Airport” in 1960.

June 15, 1959

Due to construction of the CNR overpass over Lawrence, the Weston looping is now via east on Lawrence, north and east on Little then south on Main Street (Weston Road) and west on Lawrence.

September 25, 1960

With construction of the rail overpass complete, the looping in Weston is returned to its original route, via east on Lawrence, north on Weston Road, east on John, south on South Station and west on Lawrence.

February 1, 1962

At the request of Metropolitan Council, the suburban fare zones within Metropolitan Toronto’s boundaries are consolidated into one, eliminating the zone boundary at Dixon Road and Islington, and shifting the zone boundary at Mimico Creek a short distance west to the Indian Line (then Metropolitan Toronto’s western boundary). Indian Line is today the route of Highway 427 north of Highway 401.

December 29, 1963

With the opening of a new terminal at Toronto’s International Airport, a short turn service is established with buses looping clockwise through the newly opened airport access road. There is no change to the main branch, although rollsigns are altered to say “McNaughton” after McNaughton Road instead of “Malton” after the town.

MALTON

58

McNAUGHTON
W E S T O N

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

MALTON

58A

AIR TERMINAL
W E S T O N

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

October 19, 1964

Looping at Malton Airport extended to operate into and out of Aeroquay (later known as old Terminal 1) at ground level.

January 23, 1966

The Parkdale Garage is now closed and most routes include MALTON are transferred to the newly opened Queensway Garage.

December 1, 1966

Trail service begins of a “Malton Shuttle” called WESTWOOD-MALTON connecting with MALTON buses at Airport Road and Derry and running east to Indian Line. A full history can be found here.

January 3, 1967

The pocket timetable for this date shows several trips that run through the airport on their way to or from McNaughton. Generally these trips are around midnight seven days a week, and very early in the morning on Saturdays, and Sundays. These are not listed as a separate branch on destination signs.

1967

In this year, the town of Malton and neighbouring areas are amalgamated to form the new Town of Mississauga. The Town becomes the City of Mississauga in 1974.

June 21, 1968

Service on the WESTWOOD-MALTON shuttle ends.

April 28, 1969 (or as early as June 1968)

On Saturday mornings between approximately 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., all buses operate through to McNaughton via the Airport in both directions. The first 58A trip to the Airport now leaves Weston at 8 AM.

June 20, 1977

Routing at the Airport is revised due to the closure of Elmbank Road. 58A buses now enter the airport via west on Caroga, southwest and north on Canada Way, south on the Airport Ring Road to route.

May 1, 1978

The section of the route west of Indian Line (outside Metro Toronto) is consolidated into a single fare zone, now known as “Zone 3”. Previously this section of the route was in two zones, with a boundary between Zone 3 and Zone 4 on Airport Road in the vicinity of Orlando Drive, near the old airport terminal.

July 23, 1978

Routing at the airport revised to serve the new Terminal 2. Buses enter the airport via Caroga Drive, follow roadway north of Administration Building, left on Ring Road, using outside road in Terminal 1. Exit from Terminal 1 following Service Road to Aeroquest Road, use Deliveries Road to Outside Road of Arrivals Level at Terminal 2. Exit Terminal 2 via service Road to Caroga Drive and on to Airport Road.

March 30, 1979

The McNaughton looping is revised. It now operates via north on Airport Road, east on Churchill, north and west on Victory and south on Airport Road.

February 17, 1980

The fares west of Indian Line (outside Metro Toronto) are adjusted to match the fares of Mississauga Transit. There are now free transfers between the 58 MALTON route in “Zone 3” and routes operated by Mississauga Transit.

February 18, 1980

The “McNaughton” branch is extended in Malton during rush hours via east on Churchill, north on Lancaster, east on Etude, north on Goreway and east on Morningstar to the loop on the north side of Westwood Mall.

MALTON

58

McNAUGHTON
W E S T O N

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Monday to Friday, rush hours

MALTON

58A

AIR TERMINAL
W E S T O N

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

MALTON

58B

WESTWOOD
W E S T O N

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

April 20, 1981

Service to Westwood is rerouted. Buses follow the regular route to McNaughton and then continue north via Airport Road and east on Morningstar to loop at Westwood Mall. In addition, service is extended to operate to Westwood during the midday and evening hours Monday through Friday. “Westwood” buses run through the Airport during the middays and evenings. Service via Churchill, Lancaster, Etude and Goreway is removed. The pocket timetable with this date is the first to specifically identify branches 58C and 58D, although some very early and very late trips on the 58 and 58B branches have operated via the Air Terminal for many years.

MALTON

58

McNAUGHTON
W E S T O N

Weekends and holidays, 18 hours a day
Except early Saturday morning

MALTON

58A

AIR TERMINAL
W E S T O N

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except early Saturday morning

MALTON

58B

WESTWOOD
W E S T O N

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

M A L T O N
via AIR TERMINAL

58C

WESTWOOD
W E S T O N

Monday to Friday, midday and evening

M A L T O N
via AIR TERMINAL

58D

McNAUGHTON
W E S T O N

Limited service, including Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.

April 26, 1981

At Terminal 1, buses now use inner lane on Departures level then proceed to Terminal 2 Arrivals level outer lane.

November 30, 1981

A free transfer privilege is introduced between Brampton Transit and the MALTON route for that portion of the route that operates in “Zone 3”, i.e. in the City of Mississauga.

February 7, 1982

Operation of this route is moved from Queensway Garage to Lansdowne Garage.

1984

In this year the Toronto International Airport was officially renamed Lester B. Pearson International Airport, in honour of the fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada.

July 21, 1985

Service is extended east of Weston Road via Lawrence to the Lawrence West Station on the SPADINA SUBWAY line.

MALTON

58

McNAUGHTON
W E S T O N

Weekends and holidays, 18 hours a day
Except early Saturday morning

MALTON

58A

AIR TERMINAL
LAWRENCE WEST STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except early Saturday morning

MALTON

58B

WESTWOOD
LAWRENCE WEST STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

M A L T O N
via AIR TERMINAL

58C

WESTWOOD
LAWRENCE WEST STN

Monday to Friday, midday and evening

M A L T O N
via AIR TERMINAL

58D

McNAUGHTON
LAWRENCE WEST STN

Limited service, including Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Editor’s Note: This change was the result of three years of study after Etobicoke Council petitioned the TTC in 1982 to provide a direct service between Toronto’s International Airport and the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY. The suggested route was a combination of 58 MALTON with 73 ROYAL YORK to Royal York station. Transfers were printed and even a rollsign exposure was installed on buses at Queensway garage.

ROYAL YORK

73

A I R P O R T
ROYAL YORK STN

Sign made but never used

However, the TTC commissioned a ridership study which showed that the overwhelming majority of 58 MALTON passengers transferred to 52 LAWRENCE to travel further east. Thus the above change was made instead.

October 19, 1987

Monday through Friday off peak trips to Westwood are no longer operating through the Airport, effectively replacing the 58C branch with 58B.

March 19, 1988

Earlier Saturday morning trips are added to the 58A Air Terminal branch between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. This is in addition to the 58D trips that continue to run via the Air Terminal until approx. 9 a.m. After 9 a.m. on Saturdays, trips to McNaughton operate on the main branch, bypassing bypassing the airport terminals.

November 20, 1988

Operation of this route is transferred from Lansdowne Garage to the newly opened Arrow Road Garage.

September 7, 1993

Before 9:30 a.m. seven days a week, buses on the 58A branch now serve Terminal 1 first, and then serve Terminal 2. This allows passengers heading for the airport to leave the bus, before it takes a layover at Terminal 2.

February 18, 1996

Operation of this route is transferred from Arrow Road Garage to Wilson Garage. This is the day when major cuts were made across the TTC network, and the Lansdowne Garage was closed.

September 6, 1998

Airport buses now serve Terminal 2 first then serve the stop near the site of the former Administration building. The third stop in the airport, near the entrance to Terminal 1 is no longer served. This route through the airport is followed all day long, thus ending the routing change at 9:30 a.m.

April 1, 1999

The looping of “Airport” trips is adjusted due to on-going construction at the International Airport. The stop near the site of the Administration Building is eliminated. 58A buses now serve Terminal 2 only.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

 

 

 

58

M A L T O N

 

TO LAWRENCE WEST STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

58

M A L T O N

 

 

 

TO McNAUGHTON
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF HIGHWAY 427

 

Weekend and holidays, 18 hours a day
except early Saturday morning.

58A

M A L T O N

 

 

 

TO AIR TERMINAL 2
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF HIGHWAY 427

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

58B

M A L T O N

 

 

 

TO WESTWOOD
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF HIGHWAY 427

 

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day

58D

M A L T O N

 

58D

M A L T O N

TO McNAUGHTON
VIA AIR TERMINAL 2
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF HIGHWAY 427

TO LAWRENCE WEST STN
VIA AIR TERMINAL 2 & 3

Saturday mornings from 6 a.m to 9 a.m.

July 19, 1988

The Metro Zone fare limit moved west from Highway 427 (The City of Toronto boundary) to Airport Road and Jetliner. Now the entire 58A branch is within the City fare zone, including stops within the airport property.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

 

 

 

58

M A L T O N

 

TO LAWRENCE WEST STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

58

M A L T O N

 

 

 

TO McNAUGHTON
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF AIRPORT

 

Weekend and holidays, 18 hours a day
except early Saturday morning.

58A

M A L T O N

 

 

 

TO AIR TERMINAL 2

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

58B

M A L T O N

 

 

 

TO WESTWOOD
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF AIRPORT

 

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day

58D

M A L T O N

 

58D

M A L T O N

TO McNAUGHTON
VIA AIR TERMINAL 2
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF AIRPORT

TO LAWRENCE WEST STN
VIA AIR TERMINAL 2

Saturday mornings from 6 a.m to 9 a.m.

February 16, 2003

This route is extended to Terminal 3 at Pearson Airport. Buses on the 58A and 58D branches will serve Terminal 3 first and will then serve Terminal 2. Buses run over the existing route west on Airport Road, north and west on the ramp to Terminal 3 via the airport internal roadways, serve Terminal 3 (arrivals level), then run via the airport internal roadways to Terminal 2 and continuing on the existing route.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

 

 

 

58

M A L T O N

 

TO LAWRENCE WEST STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

58

M A L T O N

 

 

 

TO McNAUGHTON
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF AIRPORT

 

Weekend and holidays, 18 hours a day
except early Saturday morning.

58A

M A L T O N

 

 

 

TO AIR TERMINAL 2 & 3

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

58B

M A L T O N

 

 

 

TO WESTWOOD
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF AIRPORT

 

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day

58D

M A L T O N

 

58D

M A L T O N

TO McNAUGHTON
VIA AIR TERMINAL 2 & 3
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF AIRPORT

TO LAWRENCE WEST STN
VIA AIR TERMINAL 2 & 3

Saturday mornings from 6 a.m to 9 a.m.

August 1, 2004

Service is expanded at the airport to serve the new Terminal 1. Buses now run over the present route west on Airport Road to Terminal 3 Departures, then to Terminal 2 Arrivals, then to Terminal 1 Ground, then eastbound on Airport Road to the existing route.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

 

 

 

58

M A L T O N

 

TO LAWRENCE WEST STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

58

M A L T O N

 

 

 

TO McNAUGHTON
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF PEARSON AIRPORT

 

Weekend and holidays, 18 hours a day
except early Saturday morning.

58A

M A L T O N

 

 

 

TO PEARSON AIRPORT

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

58B

M A L T O N

 

 

 

TO WESTWOOD
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF PEARSON AIRPORT

 

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day

58D

M A L T O N

 

58D

M A L T O N

TO McNAUGHTON
VIA PEARSON AIRPORT
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF AIRPORT

TO LAWRENCE WEST STN
VIA PEARSON AIRPORT

Saturday mornings from 6 a.m to 9 a.m.

February 12, 2006

A new stop is added on the Airport property at the shuttle bus stop that serves at Jetliner and Airport Road. This location is served after Terminal 2 and before Terminal 1.

May 7, 2006

Stop locations are changed at Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. At terminal 2 buses now serve a stop on the inner roadway of the Arrivals level near pillar 17, instead of the outer roadway. At Terminal 3 buses now serve a stop at the lower Arrivals level, near columns C8 and C12 instead of the upper Departures level. The routing around the Airport property is not changed.

January 29, 2007

The stop at Terminal 2 is removed at the end of service on this date, as this terminal is now closed permanently.

February 2, 2007

Following the closing of Terminal 2, the order of stops at the airport is revised, now buses serve Terminal 3, the shuttle bus stop above Jetliner Road and then Terminal 1.

November 23, 2008

Operation of this route is transferred from Wilson Garage to the new Mount Dennis Garage.

August 2, 2009

This route is now an accessible service using Orion VII Low Floor buses. Buses on this route are now equipped with bike racks.

May 12, 2013

The order of stops served at Pearson Airport is adjusted. Buses now service the stop on Jetliner, south of Airport Road at ground level, then the stop on the service road, over Jetliner, Terminal 1 Ground Level and Terminal 3 Arrival Level.

March 29, 2014

This is the last day of operation for the 58 MALTON route. Service on Dixon Road to the airport and into the Malton area is replaced by new branches of the 52 LAWRENCE WEST route. This change offers a new through service to Lawrence Station on the YONGE SUBWAY.

58 Malton Timetables

The following timetables documenting the history of the 58 MALTON route were donated by Jeffrey Kay.


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