83 Trethewey (1947-1972)

Compiled by Peter Coulman

83 Trethewey Route Map

November 26th, 1947

Danforth Bus Lines starts a new bus service in the townships of York and North York, starting from St. Clair Avenue and Old Weston Road (Townsley Loop?) and running to Wilson Avenue and Jane Street via Old Weston Road, Rogers Road, Keele Street, Trethewey Drive and Jane Street. At the south end, buses loop east on Rockwell, south on Silverthorn and west on St. Clair Avenue. At the north end, buses loop through an off-street loop at Wilson.

July 1st, 1954

The newly-formed Toronto Transit Commission takes over operation of a number of bus services operating in the new suburban boroughs of Metropolitan Toronto. The revised TTC Trethewey route connects with the Oakwood streetcar at Gilbert Loop (at Eglinton Avenue and Gilbert) and operates via Eglinton, Trethewey and Jane, looping at Wilson via Plaza.

TRETHEWEY

GILBERT
W I L S O N

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

September 1956

Assigned route number 83

TRETHEWEY

83

W I L S O N
G I L B E R T

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

Sunday November 8th, 1959

Monday to Saturday midday and rush hour services extended north of Wilson to Sheppard, looping via east on Sheppard, south on Magellan and west on Guiltspur to Jane to route. At all other times, buses turn back at Wilson.

TRETHEWEY

83

W I L S O N
G I L B E R T

Monday to Saturday, evenings
Sunday and holidays, 18 hours a day

TRETHEWEY

83A

SHEPPARD
G I L B E R T

Monday to Saturday, daytime

Monday November 2nd, 1964

Route extended. From Monday to Friday, during the midday and rush hours, buses operate north of Sheppard via Jane Street to loop west and south on Milo Park Gate and east on York Gate to Jane, returning to Gilbert Loop. and return (83B). At all other times, service turns back at Sheppard Avenue. Additional service provided to Wilson Avenue.

TRETHEWEY

83

W I L S O N
G I L B E R T

Occasional short turns

TRETHEWEY

83A

SHEPPARD
G I L B E R T

Monday to Saturday, evenings
Sunday and holidays, 18 hours a day

TRETHEWEY

83B

MILO PARK GATE
G I L B E R T

Monday to Saturday, daytime

83-trethewey-transfer-1969.jpg

83 TRETHEWEY transfer
Thursday, April 10, 1969

June 27th, 1965

Full service extended to Milo Park Gate. The Wilson branch is discontinued, while some service still turns back at Sheppard, Monday to Friday late evenings and weekends after 8:00 p.m.

TRETHEWEY

83A

SHEPPARD
G I L B E R T

Monday to Friday, late evenings
Weekends, after 8 p.m.

TRETHEWEY

83B

MILO PARK GATE
G I L B E R T

Monday to Friday, except late evenings
Weekends and holidays until 8 p.m.

Feb 25th, 1966

83A “Sheppard” short turn discontinued. All service to Milo Park Gate.

TRETHEWEY

83B

MILO PARK GATE
G I L B E R T

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

March 27th,1966

83B “Milo Park Gate” redesigned 83 “Milo Park Gate”

TRETHEWEY

83

MILO PARK GATE
G I L B E R T

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

May 11th, 1968

All service extended north on Jane Street to Steeles, looping via Steeles, Peter Kaiser and Hullmar. Service to Milo Park Gate discontinued.

TRETHEWEY

83

S T E E L E S
G I L B E R T

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

Saturday November 25th, 1972

Last day of operation. The end of the two-zone fare system (which occurred January 1, 1973) would eliminate the need for a transfer with Zone 1 buses at Gilbert Loop. Also, the opening of the Jane Street road extension made it possible for the JANE bus to provide through service to Steeles, resulting in the saving of 3 buses in rush hours and Saturdays and 2 buses on Sundays while at the same time decreasing headways and providing better service.

Route name and number is discontinued. Service on Jane Street replaced by 35 JANE buses operating to Jane station, while service on Trethewey provided by a new 32C EGLINTON WEST branch operating from Eglinton Station.


83 Trethewey Image Archive

References

  • TTC Route Records / Histories Toronto Star (various editions)
  • Headlights(1956-1972)
  • Coupler(1953-1972)
  • TTC Route Maps/Pocket Timetables