91 Woodbine

Compiled by Pete Coulman

July 1, 1954

Coincident with the expansion of the Toronto Transit Commission’s mandate to provide public transit service throughout Metropolitan Toronto, the TTC acquires a number of suburban bus route from Hollinger Bus Lines, Danforth Bus Lines, Roselands Bus Lines and West York Coach Lines. On this day, service begins on the new WOODBINE route, acquired from Hollinger Bus lines. Buses operate from Strathmore Loop on the corner of Woodbine and Danforth via north on Woodbine, east on O’Connor and east on St. Clair to loop at Victoria Street through an off-street loop at the southwest corner of Victoria Park and St. Clair. A walking transfer is permitted with PHARMACY buses. Service operates 7 days a week, 18 hours a day. Buses leave Zone 1 and enter Zone 2 at the O’Connor/St. Clair intersection.

WOODBINE

VICTORIA PK
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

April 15, 1956

Service assigned the route number 91.

WOODBINE

91

VICTORIA PK
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

August 5, 1956

Service begins on a new branch (taken from the O’CONNOR bus), operating entirely within Zone 1. Buses on the 91A branch follow the regular route to O’Connor Avenue and then operating via Sandra and looping in the Parkview Hills district via west on Sandra, west on St. Clair, west on Parkview Hills, north on Elswick, east on Huckberry and south on Woodbine Heights, returning via east on St. Clair and Sandra and via the reverse route.

WOODBINE

91

VICTORIA PK
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91A

ELSWICK
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

January 23, 1957

At the south end, buses now loop out of Strathmore Loop and run east on Strathmore, north on Cedarvale and west on Milverton to Woodbine. Larger capacity buses are now in use.

January 21, 1962

Service on the main branch is extended east of Victoria Park via east on St. Clair to Providence Villa, just west of Warden Avenue. This extension provides a direct transfer with the 67 PHARMACY bus.

WOODBINE

91

W A R D E N
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91A

ELSWICK
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

October 7, 1962

The “Elswick” branch is extended west of Elswick to loop via Aspers. Buses now follow the regular route to St. Clair Avenue East and then run west on Parkview Hills Crescent, north on Aspers Avenue, east and north on Parkview Hills Crescent, east on Hackberry and south on Woodbine Heights. Destination sign altered to read “PARKVIEW HILLS”

WOODBINE

91

W A R D E N
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91A

PARKVIEW HILLS
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

July 23, 1962

A new “shoppers” service is established to the East York Acres Senior Citizens’ residence on Haldon Avenue, located north of Cosburn Avenue and east of Cedarvale Park. Buses operate from a loop east on Milverton, south on Cedarvale, west on Sthmore, north on Woodbine, east on Cosburn, and north on Haldon, looping counterclockwise through the parking lot at the south end of the residence, then south on Haldon, west on Cosburn to Woodbine, then north on Woodbine and northeast on O’Connor Drive to loop via east on Gardens Crescent, south on Westview Boulevard and west on St. Clair to O’Connor and return (via East York Acres) to Woodbine loop at Danforth Avenue.

Buses operate Mondays to Fridays on the following schedule:

Woodbine Loop

East York Acres

Gardens Crescent

9:30 a.m.

9:38 a.m. NB
9:52 a.m. SB

9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

10:08 a.m. NB
10:22 a.m. SB

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

10:38 a.m. NB

 

2:00 p.m.

2:08 p.m. NB
2:22 p.m. SB

2:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

2:38 p.m. NB
2:52 p.m. SB

2:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

3:08 p.m. NB

 

Regular Zone 1 fares and pay-enter fare collection procedure is used on this branch, with full transfer privileges with other Zone 1 services. Destination signs for this branch are blank, with window cards provided.

WOODBINE

91

W A R D E N
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91A

PARKVIEW HILLS
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

 S  P  E  C  I  A  L 

Monday to Friday, limited trips.

Northbound window card reads:
EAST YORK ACRES TO ST. CLAIR

Southbound window card reads:
EAST YORK ACRES TO DANFORTH

September 3, 1963

Service extended east along St. Clair from Providence Villa on a new branch to Kingston Road, looping via south and west on Kingston Road and north on Brimley. Service initially offered Monday to Friday, during rush hours and midday.

WOODBINE

91

W A R D E N
DANFORTH

Monday to Friday, evenings
Weekends and holidays, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91A

PARKVIEW HILLS
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

W O O D B I N E
via ST. CLAIR

91B

KINGSTON RD.
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

 S  P  E  C  I  A  L 

Monday to Friday, limited trips.

Northbound window card reads:
EAST YORK ACRES TO ST. CLAIR

Southbound window card reads:
EAST YORK ACRES TO DANFORTH

October 5, 1964

Rush hour service extended south of Danforth Avenue along Woodbine to Queen Street East, looping via west on Queen, north on Rainsford, east on Columbine and north on Woodbine to route. Buses alternate to Kingston Road (91D branch) and to Parkview Hills (91C branch)

WOODBINE

91

W A R D E N
DANFORTH

Monday to Friday, evenings
Weekends and holidays, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91A

PARKVIEW HILLS
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

W O O D B I N E
via ST. CLAIR

91B

KINGSTON RD.
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91C

PARKVIEW HILLS
Q U E E N

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

W O O D B I N E
via ST. CLAIR

91D

KINGSTON RD.
Q U E E N

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

 S  P  E  C  I  A  L 

Monday to Friday, limited trips.

Northbound window card reads:
EAST YORK ACRES TO ST. CLAIR

Southbound window card reads:
EAST YORK ACRES TO DANFORTH

January 20, 1965

February 21, 1965

Sunday service begins two hours earlier to accommodate shift changes at Providence Villa.

November 29, 1964

91B Kingston Road looping extended to run south on Brooklawn, west on Barkdene Hills and north on Brimley to St Clair and return. No change to destination signs or to schedule.

September 5, 1965

91B service south of Danforth to Queen increased to 7 days a week, 18 hours a day (except early mornings on Sundays). This increases service on St. Clair Avenue east of Province Villa to full service except early mornings on Sundays.

WOODBINE

91

W A R D E N
DANFORTH

Early morning Sundays

WOODBINE

91A

PARKVIEW HILLS
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

W O O D B I N E
via ST. CLAIR

91B

KINGSTON RD.
Q U E E N

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91C

PARKVIEW HILLS
Q U E E N

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

 S  P  E  C  I  A  L 

Monday to Friday, limited trips.

Northbound window card reads:
EAST YORK ACRES TO ST. CLAIR

Southbound window card reads:
EAST YORK ACRES TO DANFORTH

NOVEMBER 14, 1965

To provide early Sunday morning service to the East General Hospital, the first WOODBINE bus entering service leaves Birchmount Garage at 6:00 a.m., proceeds via Danforth Road and Danforth Avenue to Coxwell and then north to Strathmore. Leaving STrathmore at 6:15 a.m., the bus proceeds to Providence Villa via east on Strathmore Boulevard, north on Woodington Avenue, west on Wolverleigh Boulevard, north on Coxwell, east on Mortimer, north on Woodbine, north-east on O’Connor Dr and east on St Clair Avenue, returning via the above routing to Coxwell and Strathmore. A second trip follows this same route at 7:00 a.m. and then departs Providence Villa at 7:30 a.m. and following the regular 91 WOODBINE route to Woodbine and Strathmore on all subsequent trips.

February 26, 1966

Coincident with the opening of the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY, service is restructured to operate through the Woodbine station bus terminal at Strathmore Boulevard. The 91A branch operates from Woodbine station via north on Woodbine, northeast on O’Connor and east on St. Clair Avenue East to loop at Kingston Road via south on Brooklawn, west on Barkdene Hills and north on Brimley (91 buses continue to short turn at Providence Villa). 91B buses operate from Woodbine station and south on Woodbine to loop at Queen via west on Queen, north on Rainsford and east on Columbine to Woodbine and return. The 91C branch is a summer-only branch replacing the BEACHES SPECIAL, extending the 91B branch via west on Queen, south on Eastern, south on Coxwell and east on Lakeshore, through the Ashbridge Bay parking lot and north on Lakeshore and Woodbine to route (this operated during the 1966 and 1967 summer seasons only. Service to Parkview Hills was taken over by a branch of 70 O’CONNOR.

Although not mentioned, it’s likely the East York Acres shoppers service was also routed into Woodbine station on this date.

WOODBINE

91

W A R D E N
WOODBINE STN

Occasional short turns

WOODBINE

91A

KINGSTON RD.
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

W O O D B I N E
S O U T H

91B

WOODBINE STN
Q U E E N

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

W O O D B I N E
S O U T H

91C

WOODBINE STN
LAKESHORE

Summer service

November 20, 1967

May 11, 1968

Coincident with the extension of the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY to Warden, service is restructured. All service south of Woodbine station is taken over by the new 92 WOODBINE SOUTH route. Also on this day, new branches are launched, with one running from Woodbine station to Lawrence and Victoria Park via north on Woodbine, northeast on O’Connor, northwest on Curity and north on Hollinger, Bermondsey, Sloan, Sweeney, Teak, Carnforth to Lawrence, looping via east on Lawrence, south on Victoria Park and west on Sweeney to Sloane, returning south on Sloane to route. This service operates 7 days a week, 18 hours a day.

A second branch offers rush hour service from Woodbine station via Woodbine and O’Connor to the Parkview Hills district, looping as it had before 1966. Both of these services are taken from 70 O’CONNOR. Service on St. Clair Avenue east of O’Connor is taken over by 70 O’CONNOR and buses operating east out of Warden station.

W O O D B I N E
via S L O A N E

91

LAWRENCE
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91A

PARKVIEW HILLS
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91B

BERMONDSEY
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

September 7, 1971

Service extended to York Mills on a new branch. 91C buses operate from Woodbine station over the regular route to Lawrence and then operate west on Lawrence, north on Underhill, west on Brookbanks and north on Laurentide to loop at York Mills, returning via the reverse route.

Also on this date, service to East York Acres is finally designated as its own branch 91D, operating between East York Acres via Cosburn and Woodbine to Woodbine station only.

W O O D B I N E
via S L O A N E

91

LAWRENCE
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91A

PARKVIEW HILLS
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91B

BERMONDSEY
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

WOODBINE

91C

YORK MILLS
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91D

EAST YORK ACRES
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, limited service

September 3, 1972

Service to “East York Acres” is revised on an extended routing replacing service to and from Woodbine station. All buses on this branch operate from Main Street station via Main, Doncaster, Barrington, Secord, Eastdale, Lumsden, Westlake, Cosburn and Haldon into East York Acres. This branch is designated 91E and called WOODBINE, even though buses never set wheels on Woodbine Avenue. Service operates Monday to Friday, with stops made at all intersections on request.

W O O D B I N E
via S L O A N E

91

LAWRENCE
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91A

PARKVIEW HILLS
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91B

BERMONDSEY
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

WOODBINE

91C

YORK MILLS
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91E

EAST YORK ACRES
MAIN STN

Monday to Friday, limited service

91-woodbine-transfer-1974.jpg

A 91 WOODBINE transfer from November 9, 1974. Image courtesy Pete Coulman.

February 3, 1974

On this day, service was provided as follows:

91 “Lawrence” branch: rush hours only, every 16 minutes.
91A “Parkview” branch: every 12 minutes rush hours, every 24 minutes all other times.
91B “Bermondsey” branch: rush hours only, every 8 minutes.
91C “York Mills” branch: every 16 minutes, all times.
91E “East York Acres” branch: midday only, every 40 minutes.
Combined 3 minute rush hour service (13 buses), 7:30 minute midday service (7 buses)

August 31, 1975

Coincident with the extension of 64 MAIN buses north of Main Street station, all 91E “East York Acres” buses now operate from Main Street station via Main, Lumsden, Westlake, Cosburn and Haldon into East York Acres. No change to destination signs.

January 28, 1978

On or before this date, service north of St. Clair is reduced from full service to limited. Only the 91A Parkview Heights now operates 7 days a week, 18 hours a day. Service on the 91 and 91C branch are cut back to weekdays only.

September 3, 1978

Service begins on a new rush-hour branch serving the Railside industrial area. Buses follow the 91C routing northbound to Lawrence and then divert via Railside before continuing to York Mills. Morning buses divert via Railside and return via Lawrence, while afternoon buses head northbound via Lawrence and return via Railside. Service operates every sixteen minutes.

W O O D B I N E
via S L O A N E

91

LAWRENCE
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, daytime and evening

WOODBINE

91A

PARKVIEW HILLS
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91B

BERMONDSEY
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

WOODBINE

91C

YORK MILLS
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, daytime and evening

WOODBINE

91E

EAST YORK ACRES
MAIN STN

Monday to Friday, limited service

W O O D B I N E
via R A I L S I D E

91F

YORK MILLS
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

June 24, 1979

The connection between Woodbine station and East York Acres is restored. Buses operate from Woodbine station via Woodbine and Cosburn to East York Acres (showing 91D rollsigns) and then travel from East York Acres over the 91E route to Main Street station. Returning routes reverse this arrangement. Service operates 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and limited Saturday and Sunday service is added.

W O O D B I N E
via S L O A N E

91

LAWRENCE
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, daytime and evening

WOODBINE

91A

PARKVIEW HILLS
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91B

BERMONDSEY
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

WOODBINE

91C

YORK MILLS
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, daytime and evening

WOODBINE

91D

EAST YORK ACRES
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, midday only

WOODBINE

91E

EAST YORK ACRES
MAIN STN

7 days a week, midday only

W O O D B I N E
via R A I L S I D E

91F

YORK MILLS
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

October 14, 1984

Service on the 91D/E branch to East York Acres is replaced by the new 87 COSBURN route.

August 29, 1986

Last day of service on the 91B “Bermondsey” branch. On the following Tuesday (September 2nd), additional rush hour service follows the regular 91 branch to Lawrence.

W O O D B I N E
via S L O A N E

91

LAWRENCE
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, daytime and evening

WOODBINE

91A

PARKVIEW HILLS
WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

WOODBINE

91C

YORK MILLS
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, daytime and evening

W O O D B I N E
via R A I L S I D E

91F

YORK MILLS
WOODBINE STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

November 22, 1993

The looping at York Mills is expanded, with buses now looping clockwise via Brookbanks, Three Valleys, Laurentide, Silverdale, York Mills and Valleywoods until noon and counterclockwise via Valleywoods, York Mills, Silverdale, Laurentide, Three Valleys and Brookbanks after noon. Service is no longer be provided on Laurentide between Silverdale and York Mills. No change to destination signs

February 18, 1996

As part of a series of system-wide service cuts resulting from the elimination of provincial subsidies for public transit, service hours are reduced. No service at all is offered after 10:00 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays, and after 7:00 p.m. on Sundays (this primarily affects 91A Parkview Hills service). No service to York Mills after 7 p.m on weekdays. Service frequency is reduced at all other times.

February 18, 1998

Later trips are added southbound from Lawrence at 10:00 and 10:20 p.m. and from Parkview Hills (at 10:20 p.m.)

February 14, 2000

A special school trip is added during the afternoon peak. Buses leave Milne Valley Middle School starting at 3:10 p.m. and travel south on Underhill Drive, east on Lawrence Avenue, south on Victoria Park Avenue, west on Sweeney Drive, south on Sloane Avenue, east on Eglinton Avenue, south on Victoria Park Avenue, west on Sunrise Avenue, south on O’Connor Drive, and south on Woodbine Avenue to Woodbine Station.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

 

 

 

91

W O O D B I N E

 

TO WOODBINE STN

Monday to Saturday, daytime and evening
Sunday, daytime

91

W O O D B I N E

 

 

 

TO LAWRENCE

 

Monday to Friday, daytime and evening

91A

W O O D B I N E

 

 

 

TO PARKVIEW HILLS

 

Monday to Saturday, daytime and evening
Sunday, daytime

91C

W O O D B I N E

 

 

 

TO YORK MILLS

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

 

 

 

91D

W O O D B I N E

 

TO WOODBINE STN
VIA SUNRISE

Monday to Friday, afternoon rush hour
(limited trips)

91F

W O O D B I N E

 

91F

W O O D B I N E

TO YORK MILLS
VIA RAILSIDE

TO WOODBINE STN
VIA RAILSIDE

Monday to Friday, rush hours only
Northbound only in morning
Southbound only in afternoon

November 23, 2008

As part of the TTC’s Ridership Growth Strategy, service is increased to operate at intervals of 30 minutes or better whenever the subway is open. Evening and all-day weekend service is installed on the 91C “York Mills” and 91A “Parkview Hills” branches. Service on the 91 branch is shifted to rush hour extras only, with most trips through-routed to York Mills.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

 

 

 

91

W O O D B I N E

 

TO WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

91

W O O D B I N E

 

 

 

TO LAWRENCE

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

91A

W O O D B I N E

 

 

 

TO PARKVIEW HILLS

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

91C

W O O D B I N E

 

 

 

TO YORK MILLS

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

 

 

 

91D

W O O D B I N E

 

TO WOODBINE STN
VIA SUNRISE

Monday to Friday, afternoon rush hour
(limited trips; not shown on maps or schedules)

91F

W O O D B I N E

 

91F

W O O D B I N E

TO YORK MILLS
VIA RAILSIDE

TO WOODBINE STN
VIA RAILSIDE

Monday to Friday, rush hours only
Northbound only in morning
Southbound only in afternoon

June 22, 2014

As part of a system-wide reorganization of route branch designations, northbound buses on the 91 “Lawrence” branch are redesignated 91B. On or before this date, buses on the 91F “Railside” branch are redesignated 91D. The school special, if it is still running, no longer has a special designation.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

 

 

 

91

W O O D B I N E

 

TO WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

91A

W O O D B I N E

 

 

 

TO PARKVIEW HILLS

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

91B

W O O D B I N E

 

 

 

TO LAWRENCE

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

91C

W O O D B I N E

 

 

 

TO YORK MILLS

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

91D

W O O D B I N E

 

91D

W O O D B I N E

TO YORK MILLS
VIA RAILSIDE

TO WOODBINE STN
VIA RAILSIDE

Monday to Friday, rush hours only
Northbound only in morning
Southbound only in afternoon

Friday, October 7, 2016

Last day of operation for the 91B “Lawrence” rush hour branch. The following Tuesday, all rush hour service is routed to York Mills” on the C or D branches.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Last day of operation for the 91A “Parkview Hills” branch. Service is replaced the following day by the 93 PARKVIEW HILLS route and providing the same level of service.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

 

 

 

91

W O O D B I N E

 

TO WOODBINE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

91C

W O O D B I N E

 

 

 

TO YORK MILLS

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

91D

W O O D B I N E

 

91D

W O O D B I N E

TO YORK MILLS
VIA RAILSIDE

TO WOODBINE STN
VIA RAILSIDE

Monday to Friday, rush hours only
Northbound only in morning
Southbound only in afternoon


91 Woodbine Image Archive

References

  • Orders&Notice #942-U(15.306.30)
  • Source: O&N #2599 Nov 11,1965 6.113.32