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TTC revises services, starting February 13



The TTC is making minor service changes along several routes, starting Sunday, February 13.

Among other changes, the TTC is responding to a request from another transit agency to operate less service. York Region Transit has asked the TTC to decrease Monday-to-Friday early-morning or evening service along three routes serving the Town of Markham.


The TTC is changing the service along these routes: 6 / 6A / 6B Bay; 24 Victoria Park; 41 Keele; 44 Kipling South; 52 Lawrence West; 102 Markham Rd; 107 Keele North; 112 West Mall; 129 McCowan North; 145 Downtown / Humber Bay express; 191 Highway 27 rocket.


Specifically, the TTC is: canceling a branch of a current route; increasing service along a current route; decreasing service along current routes; increasing the frequency of service along current routes; decreasing the frequency of service along a current route; and adjusting the schedules of current routes.


Canceling a branch of a current route


6A Bay

An upcoming TTC project to build a second platform at Union subway Station will result in the City of Toronto closing some lanes to traffic at Bay Street and Front Street West. Closing the lanes may restrict the movement of buses through the intersection. The TTC is temporarily canceling service along the 6A branch, which requires buses to turn left from southbound Bay to eastbound Front West.

Friday, February 11 is the last day that the TTC operates buses along the 6A branch between Davenport Road and Queens Quay Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours. Instead, starting Monday, February 14, the TTC operates buses along the 6B Bay branch between Davenport Road and Dundas Street West during both morning and afternoon rush hours.

Construction at Union Station likely continues for three years.


Increasing service along a current route


6B Bay

Starting Monday, February 14, the TTC starts operating buses along the branch between Davenport Road and Dundas Street West Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Afternoon rush-hour service along the 6B branch replaces the current service along the 6A branch between Davenport and Queens Quay.


Decreasing service along current routes


6 Bay

Since the TTC is temporarily canceling service along the 6A branch between Davenport Road and Queens Quay, buses no longer drop off and pick up passengers at stops

  • on Front Street West west of Bay Street and at Yonge Street and
  • on Yonge Street at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Queens Quay West.

The TTC is also increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along parts of the route and increasing service along the 6B branch between Davenport Road and Dundas Street West. It’s also adjusting the schedule of the route.

Construction at Union Station likely continues for three years.

145 Downtown / Humber Bay express

Starting Monday, February 14, the TTC adjusts the schedule of westbound buses Mondays to Fridays only during morning rush hours.

All buses leave Richmond Street West at Simcoe Street five minutes later than currently.

102 Markham Rd

York Region Transit has asked the TTC to decrease service along the 102D branch between Mount Joy GO Station and Warden Station early Monday-to-Friday mornings and Monday-to-Friday evenings.

Friday, February 11 is the last day that the TTC operates the southbound buses that leave Markham Road and Bur Oak Avenue at 5:55 and 6:12 a.m. and the northbound buses that leave Warden Station at 4:40 and 5 a.m. Mondays to Fridays. Instead, starting Monday, February 14, the first southbound bus leaves Markham and Bur Oak at 6:29 a.m. and the first northbound bus leaves Warden Station at 5:14 a.m.

Friday, February 11 is also the last day that the TTC operates the southbound bus that leaves Markham Road and Bur Oak Avenue at 11:50 p.m. and the northbound bus that leaves Warden Station at 10:30 p.m.Mondays to Fridays. Instead, starting Monday, February 14, the last southbound bus leaves Markham and Bur Oak at 10:59 p.m. and the last northbound bus leaves Warden Station at 9:42 p.m.

129 McCowan North

York Region Transit has asked the TTC to decrease service along the 129A branch between Major Mackenzie Drive and Scarborough Centre Station early Monday-to-Friday mornings.

Friday, February 11 is the last day that the TTC operates the northbound bus that leaves Scarborough Centre Station at 5:52 a.m. Mondays to Fridays. Instead, starting Monday, February 14, the first northbound bus leaves Scarborough Centre Station at 6:05 a.m.

24 Victoria Park

York Region Transit has asked the TTC to decrease service along the 24D branch between Major Mackenzie Drive and Victoria Park Station Monday-to-Friday evenings.

Friday, February 11 is the last day that the TTC operates the southbound bus that leaves Major Mackenzie Drive East and Woodbine Avenue at 11:01 p.m. and the northbound bus that leaves Victoria Park Station at 9:56 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Instead, starting Monday, February 14, the last southbound bus leaves Major Mackenzie East and Woodbine at 10:30 p.m., while the last northbound bus leaves Victoria Park Station at 9:24 p.m.


Increasing the frequency of service along current routes


6 Bay

The TTC is reorganizing service along the route to accommodate upcoming work on the project to build a second platform at Union subway Station. The City is closing some lanes at Bay Street and Front Street West and the TTC is temporarily canceling service along the 6A branch between Davenport Road and Queens Quay while work proceeds. At the same time, the TTC starts operating buses along the 6B branch between Davenport Road and Dundas Street West Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Reorganizing the route means the TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along part of the route Mondays to Fridays during the afternoon rush hours. Southbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at each stop along the route north of Elm Street and northbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at each stop north of Gerrard Street West and every 4½ minutes, instead of every 5 minutes 15 seconds.

Southbound buses serve each stop south of Wellington Street West and northbound buses serve each stop east of Yonge Street and Queens Quay every 9 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes 15 seconds.

Reorganizing the route also results in less frequent service or or no service along other parts of the route. It’s also adjusting the schedule of the entire route.

Construction at Union Station likely continues for three years.

191 Highway 27 rocket

Starting Monday, February 14, the TTC operates one more bus along the route to increase the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Buses drop off and pick up passengers at each stop along the route every 6 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 6½ minutes.


Deceasing the frequency of service along a current route


6 Bay

The TTC is reorganizing service along the route to accommodate upcoming work on the project to build a second platform at Union subway Station. The City is closing some lanes at Bay Street and Front Street West and the TTC is temporarily canceling service along the 6A branch between Davenport Road and Queens Quay while work proceeds. At the same time, the TTC starts operating buses along the 6B branch between Davenport Road and Dundas Street West Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Reorganizing the route means the TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along part of the route Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours. Southbound buses drop off and pick up passengers from stops along the route between Elm Street and Wellington Street West and northbound buses drop off and pick up passengers from stops between Queens Quay West and Gerrard Street West every 9 minutes, instead of every 4½ minutes.

Southbound buses serve each stop south of Wellington Street West and northbound buses serve each stop east of Yonge Street and Queens Quay every 9 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes 15 seconds.

Reorganizing the route also results in more frequent service or or no service along other parts of the route. It’s also adjusting the schedule of the entire route.

Construction at Union Station likely continues for three years.


Adjusting the schedules of current routes


6 Bay

Starting Sunday, February 13, the TTC adjusts the schedule of the route seven days a wek. TTC planners are increasing the length of time for each bus to complete a round trip along the route. Increasing the round-trip time helps drivers remain on schedule.

The TTC is also canceling a branch of the route, increasing service, decreasing service, increasing the frequency of service and decreasing the frequency of service along various parts of the route.

41 Keele

Ongoing construction at Keele Street and Finch Avenue West and at York University for the project to extend the subway northwestward from Downsview Station to Vaughan has resulted in major delays along the route.

the TTC operates more buses along the route, to make sure that buses maintain their schedules. Buses continue to drop off and pick up passengers at each stop along the route as frequently as they do currently.

Starting Monday, February 14, it’s operating two more buses along the route than it does currently Mondays to Fridays during rush hours and one more than currently from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 20, the TTC operates one more bus along the route before 9 a.m. and two more from about 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturdays.

Construction will continue to delay service and the TTC will continue to operate extra buses until May.

107 Keele North

Ongoing construction at Keele Street and Finch Avenue West and at York University for the project to extend the subway northwestward from Downsview Station to Vaughan has resulted in major delays along the route.

The TTC operates more buses along the route, to make sure that buses maintain their schedules. Buses continue to drop off and pick up passengers at each stop along the route as frequently as they do currently.

Starting Sunday, February 13, it’s operating one more bus along the route than it does currently Sundays and holidays before 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, February 14, it’s operating two more buses along the route than it does currently Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m. and one more than currently from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 20, it’s operating one more bus along the route before 9 a.m. and two more from about 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturdays.

Construction will continue to delay service and the TTC will continue to operate extra buses until May.

44 Kipling South

The TTC is adjusting the schedule of the route to accommodate passengers traveling from high schools.

Starting Monday, February 14, the northbound bus that currently leaves Kipling Avenue and Birmingham Street at 3:22 p.m. Mondays to Fridays leaves five minutes later at 3:27 p.m. to better serve passengers traveling from Lakeshore Collegiate Institute.

The northbound bus that currently leaves Colonel Smith Drive and Lake Shore Boulevard West at 2:43 p.m. leaves five minutes later at 2:48 p.m. to better serve passengers traveling from Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School and Regional Arts Centre.

52 Lawrence West

Starting Monday, February 14, the TTC adjusts the schedule of the eastbound bus leaving Martin Grove Road at 4:54 a.m. Mondays to Fridays, to add more time for the driver to complete the trip along the route.

112 West Mall

The TTC is adjusting the schedule of the route to accommodate passengers traveling to a high school.

Starting Monday, February 14, the northbound bus operating along the 112E express branch that currently leaves Kipling Station at 7:52 a.m. Mondays to Fridays leaves four minutes earlier at 7:48 a.m. to better serve passengers traveling to Michael Power / St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School.