Sunnyside (1922)

Compiled by Pete Coulman
Originally published by Alan Gryfe

July 6, 1922

Service begins on an temporary (possibly experimental) bus service operating from the intersection of Dundas and Bloor (Vincent loop did not open until July 1, 1923) via west on Bloor Street, south on Indian Road, east on Constance Street and south on Sunnyside Avenue to Sunnyside loop at Queen Street.

July 22, 1922

Last day of operation, likely due to low ridership.

Proposals would come and go for service to serve the residential neighbourhood between Roncesvalles Avenue and High Park, although the presence of streetcar service on Roncesvalles and Howard Park, not to mention the lack of riders west of Parkside Drive often prevented service from taking hold. A 169 PARKSIDE route was proposed for the 1989 service plan, but service on Parkside Drive only arrived on March 26, 1995 as an extension of the 80 QUEENSWAY bus from Humber loop to Keele station on the BLOOR-DANFORTH subway.