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TTC revises proposal to cut service on 48 routes



The TTC says it listened to what people said during last week’s series of public consultation meetings and is revising its plan to cut service on 48 routes.

TTC staff are no longer recommending any service changes to seven routes and recommending less drastic changes to another 19. They’ll bring still bring a staff report recommending less service along some route for the Toronto Transit Commission to consider during its meeting on Wednesday, February 2.

Originally, the TTC proposed decreasing late-evening and weekend service along all 48 routes. It planned to “re-allocate” the resources — meaning the drivers and vehicles — that it uses for the late-evening and weekend service to provide more service during rush hours. Since the TTC expects a record number of passengers to ride its vehicles this year, reallocating the resources would help it increase service during rush hours, without significantly increasing its budget. The TTC already increased rush-hour service along 28 routes, starting Monday, January 3.

After last week’s public meetings, TTC staff decided to revise the way it figures out which service to reallocate. Originally, if fewer than 15 passengers each hour boarded buses operating along a specific route during a specific time period, staff recommended canceling that service and moving the resources to provide rush-hour service along routes with overcrowded buses.

The new standard allows staff to recommend retaining service, when buses carry more than 15 passengers each hour at any specific time period. When 10 or more passengers board buses each hour and the nearest alternate route is more than 600 metres away, staff are also recommending that the TTC should continue the service. Staff are still recommending reallocating the resources from “low-ridership” services with less than ten boardings each hour.

Staff originally recommended reallocating the resources from 215 time periods on all 48 routes. The staff have now revised 67 periods and restored service beyond the original staff recommendation. It added 135 of the 148 time periods that the TTC continues to recommend for reallocation, in November 2008 as part of the the Ridership Growth Strategy. (.pdf)

These changes will result in the TTC saving $4 million, down from the original $7 million that staff projected in a staff report on Wednesday, January 12.

If the commission approves the staff recommendations on Wednesday, these service changes would come into effect on Sunday, May 8.


TTC staff originally proposed decreasing service along these routes at certain times of the week: 5 Avenue Rd; 6 Bay; 8 Broadview; 9 Bellamy; 14 Glencairn; 15 Evans; 20 Cliffside; 26 Dupont; 30 Lambton; 32 Eglinton West; 33 Forest Hill; 42 Cummer; 43 Kennedy; 48 Rathburn; 51 Leslie; 55 Warren Park; 56 Leaside; 59 Maple Leaf; 60 Steeles West; 61 Avenue Rd North; 62 Mortimer; 72 Pape; 73 Royal York; 74 Mt Pleasant; 76 Royal York South; 78 St Andrews; 80 Queensway; 86 Scarborough; 94 Wellesley; 96 Wilson; 98 Willowdale - Senlac; 101 Parc Downsview Park; 103 Mt Pleasant North; 105 Dufferin North; 110 Islington South; 112 West Mall; 115 Silver Hills; 116 Morningside; 120 Calvington; 122 Graydon Hall; 124 Sunnybrook; 127 Davenport; 130 Middlefield; 132 Milner; 135 Gerrard; 162 Lawrence - Donway; 167 Pharmacy North; 169 Huntingwood.


TTC staff now recommend making no changes to service along these routes: 48 Rathburn, 55 Warren Park, 60 Steeles West, 78 St. Andrews, 110 Islington South, 122 Graydon Hall, 130 Middlefield.


TTC staff have now revised their proposals to decrease service along these routes: 5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 9 Bellamy, 30 Lambton, 43 Kennedy, 51 Leslie, 59 Maple Leaf, 72 Pape, 80 Queensway, 86 Scarborough, 96 Wilson, 98 Willowdale - Senlac, 101 Parc Downsview Park, 103 Mt Pleasant North, 115 Silver Hills, 120 Calvington, 162 Lawrence - Donway, 167 Pharmacy North, 169 Huntingwood.


5 Avenue Rd

Original proposal: No service Mondays to Fridays after 7 p.m. No service Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: No service Mondays to Fridays after 10 p.m. No service Saturdays, Sundays and holidays after 7 p.m.

61 Avenue Rd North

No service Sundays and holidays after 10 p.m. (No change.)

6 Bay

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. seven days a week.

New proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

9 Bellamy

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. No service after 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. No service after 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

8 Broadview

No service after 10 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

120 Calvington

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. No service Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: No service after 10 p.m. seven days a week.

20 Cliffside

No service after 10 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

42 Cummer

No service east of Kennedy Road after 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays or all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

127 Davenport
105 Dufferin North

No service after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

26 Dupont

No service after 10 p.m. seven days a week. (No change.)

32 Eglinton West

No service along the 32D branch between Emmet Avenue and Eglinton West Station after 10 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and after 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

No service west of Renforth Drive along the 32A branch Saturdays. (No change.)

15 Evans

No service after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

33 Forest Hill

No service after 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. No service Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (No change).

135 Gerrard

No service after 10 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. No service after 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

14 Glencairn

No service after 10 p.m. seven days a week. (No change)

122 Graydon Hall

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Revised proposal: Regular service seven days a week.

169 Huntingwood

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. No service after 7 p.m. Saturdays. No service Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: No service after 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays. Buses operating along the 10 Van Horne route replace 169 Huntingwood service (which means no service east of Victoria Park Avenue) after 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, after 7 p.m. Saturdays and from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

110 Islington South

Original proposal: No service along Horner Avenue and Brown’s Line to Long Branch Loop (110A branch) after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: Regular service seven days a week.

43 Kennedy

Original proposal: No service along Progress Avenue to Scarborough Centre Station (43B branch) after 7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and all day Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: No service along Progress Avenue to Scarborough Centre Station (43B branch) after 10 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and all day Sundays and holidays.

30 Lambton

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. seven days a week.

New proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

162 Lawrence - Donway

Original proposal: No service from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. No service Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (Buses operate Mondays to Fridays only during rush hours.)

New proposal: No service after 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. No service Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

56 Leaside

No service after 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. No service after 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Buses operate along the 56B branch to Brentcliffe Road only Sundays and holidays before 7 p.m. (Buses do not operate along Eglinton Avenue East west of Laird Drive to Eglinton Station Sundays and holidays.) (No change.)

51 Leslie

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. No service after 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

59 Maple Leaf

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. No service after 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

130 Middlefield

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. seven days a week.

New proposal: Regular service seven days a week.

132 Milner

No service after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

116 Morningside

No express service to the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus and local service to Conlins Road (116A and 116E branches) after 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

62 Mortimer

No service after 10 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

74 Mt Pleasant

No service after 7 p.m. seven days a week. (No change.)

103 Mt Pleasant North

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

72 Pape

Original proposal: No service along Commissioners Street and The Esplanade to Union Station (72A branch) after 10 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and after 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays from September until May only. (The TTC operates full service — including the 72B branch to Cherry Beach — from May until September.)

New proposal: No service along Commissioners Street and The Esplanade to Union Station (72A branch) after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays from September until May only.

101 Parc Downsview Park

Original proposal: No service from September until May.

New proposal: Service Saturdays and Sundays only from September until May.

167 Pharmacy North

Original proposal: No service from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. No service Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (Buses operate Mondays to Fridays only during rush hours.)

New proposal: No service after 7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. No service Sundays and holidays.

80 Queensway

Original proposal: No service along Parkside Drive to Keele Station Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m. and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Buses operate along Parkside Drive to Keele Station Mondays to Fridays only during rush hours and operate only as far east as Humber Loop at other times of the week.

New proposal: No service along Parkside Drive to Keele Station Mondays to Fridays after 10 p.m. and all day Sundays and holidays.

No service after 10 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

48 Rathburn

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: Regular service seven days a week.

73 Royal York

No service along the 73B branch to LaRose Avenue after 7 p.m. seven days a week. (No change.)

76 Royal York South

No service along the 76B branch to The Queensway and Grand Avenue after 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

78 St Andrews

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: Regular service seven days a week.

86 Scarborough

Original proposal: No service along Lawrence Avenue East to Beechgrove Drive (86D branch) from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays or all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (Buses operate along the 86D branch Mondays to Fridays only during rush hours.)

New proposal: No service along Lawrence Avenue East to Beechgrove Drive (86D branch) after 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays or all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

115 Silver Hills

Original proposal: No service from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays or all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (Buses operate Mondays to Fridays only during rush hours.)

New proposal: No service after 10 p.m., seven days a week.

60 Steeles West

Original proposal: No service west of Martin Grove Road from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays or all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (Buses operate west of Martin Grove to Highway 27 Mondays to Fridays only during rush hours.)

New proposal: Regular service seven days a week.

124 Sunnybrook

No service after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

55 Warren Park

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: Regular service seven days a week.

94 Wellesley

No service west of Wellesley Station after 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

112 West Mall

No service along the 112C branch to Disco Road after 10 p.m. Saturdays or after 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays. (No change.)

98 Willowdale - Senlac

Original proposal: No service after 10 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. No service after 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: Regular service along the entire route Mondays to Fridays and before 10 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Original proposal: No service east of Sheppard - Yonge Station — along Willowdale Avenue — all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

New proposal: No service east of Sheppard - Yonge Station — along Willowdale Avenue — after 10 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

96 Wilson

Original proposal: No service along the 96C and 96F branches to Tandridge Crescent and Thistledown Boulevard from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (Buses operate along the 96C branch Mondays to Fridays only during rush hours.)

New proposal: No service along the 96C and 96F branches to Tandridge Crescent and Thistletown Boulevard after 10 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and after 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays.