69 Warden South

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Compiled by Jeffrey Kay
Map by John Calnan
Additional Information by Peter Coulman

May 11, 1968

Coincident with the extension of the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY to [Warden station](/subway/stations/002-bloor-danforth-subway/warden.shtml), service begins on a new route serving Warden and Birchmount Avenues south of St. Clair, replacing service on parts of the 17 BIRCHMOUNT and 43 KENNEDY bus routes operating south of St. Clair Avenue.

Buses operate from [Warden station](/subway/stations/002-bloor-danforth-subway/warden.shtml) via south on Warden, east on Kingston Road, north on Birchmount, past St. Clair, to loop via west on Chestnut Crescent, south on Anaconda Avenue and east on Willowmount to Birchmount, returning via the reverse route. Service operates 7 days a week, 18 hours a day. Operation is based out of Birchmount garage.

WARDEN SOUTH
via KINGSTON RD

69

PINE HILLS
WARDEN STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

November 22, 1980

Coincident with the extension of the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY subway to Kennedy, service is revised to operate in a loop running in both directions via Warden, Kingston Road, Birchmount and St. Clair.

WARDEN SOUTH

69

KINGSTON RD
WARDEN STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

May 24, 1987

During Saturday evenings and all day on Sundays and holidays, buses operate only in a counter-clockwise direction (southbound on Warden, northbound on Birchmount) instead of alternating trips southbound on Warden and Birchmount.

W A R D E N
S O U T H

69

KINGSTON RD
WARDEN STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

October 30, 1989 (or as early as March 1988)

Additional morning rush hour trips are operated on Warden between [Warden station](/subway/stations/002-bloor-danforth-subway/warden.shtml) and Danforth Avenue for students heading to the Warden Woods campus of Centennial College, located a couple of blocks north of Danforth Road. A limited number of trips ran north from Danforth Avenue in the afternoon rush to serve homebound students from the college.

Initially, this service was not designated as a distinct branch. Later, however, these extra trips were designated as 69A (Danforth - Warden Stn). The campus closed in September 2004, and it is not known if the 69A trips lasted as long as that.

Early 1990s

With the introduction of electronic signs, the TTC begins to distinguish between the clockwise and counter-clockwise version of the 69 WARDEN SOUTH service, although not listing them as separate branches.

69

WARDEN SOUTH

 

69

WARDEN SOUTH

TO WARDEN STN

TO KINGSTON ROAD
VIA WARDEN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

69

WARDEN SOUTH

 

69

WARDEN SOUTH

TO WARDEN STN

TO KINGSTON ROAD
VIA BIRCHMOUNT

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day
Saturday daytime

69A

WARDEN SOUTH

 

69A

WARDEN SOUTH

TO WARDEN STN

TO DANFORTH AVE

Monday to Friday, morning rush hours

May 9, 1993

Route signs revised so that trips operating southbound on Birchmount and northbound on Warden are designated as the 69B branch.

69

WARDEN SOUTH

 

69

WARDEN SOUTH

TO WARDEN STN

TO KINGSTON ROAD
VIA WARDEN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

69A

WARDEN SOUTH

 

69A

WARDEN SOUTH

TO WARDEN STN

TO DANFORTH AVE

Monday to Friday, morning rush hours

69B

WARDEN SOUTH

 

69B

WARDEN SOUTH

TO WARDEN STN

TO KINGSTON ROAD
VIA BIRCHMOUNT

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day
Saturday daytime

February 18, 1996

As part of a system-wide cut in services resulting from the elimination of provincial subsidies for public transportation, clockwise looping (south on Birchmount, north on Warden) is eliminated during the late evening, Mondays through Fridays.

August 31, 2003

Southbound destination signs now show "via Warden" and "via Birchmount" but no longer display the 69B branch. Although these branch designations continue to be used internally and on service schedules, all rollsigns show just "69".

Note that the letter B was dropped on destination signs a few years before this but the exact date is not known. It continued to appear in some public information such as schedules.

October 12, 2008

This route is designated accessible using low-floor Orion VII buses on all routes.

November 23, 2008

Weekday late evening, Saturday evening and all day Sunday and holiday service restored on the clockwise loop (south on Birchmount, north on Warden) as part of the TTC's Ridership Growth Strategy.

January 3, 2010

For better identification of the direction each bus in service takes, counter-clockwise (southbound on Warden) buses are now identified as 69A.

69

WARDEN SOUTH

 

69A

WARDEN SOUTH

TO WARDEN STN

TO KINGSTON ROAD
VIA WARDEN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

69

WARDEN SOUTH

 

69B

WARDEN SOUTH

TO WARDEN STN

TO KINGSTON ROAD
VIA BIRCHMOUNT

7 days a week, 18 hours a day


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