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TTC revises services, starting March 27



The TTC is increasing service along one bus route and adjusting the schedules of two streetcar routes, starting Sunday, March 27.

(It’s adjusting the streetcar schedules to accommodate two upcoming City of Toronto construction projects.)

If you think this service change report seems a thin that’s because, originally, the TTC planned to cut late-evening and weekend service along 48 routes in this period. After consulting with the public, the Toronto Transit Commission decided to decrease the number of cuts and postpone them until Sunday, May 8. Since the TTC will also be reducing services to colleges and universities and increasing some services to seasonal attractions at the same time, our next report on service changes will be quite hefty!


The TTC is revising service along these routes: 53F Steeles East express; 504 King; 505 Dundas.


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


Increasing service along a current route


53F Steeles East express

Starting Monday, March 28, the TTC starts operating buses on two earlier westbound trips Mondays to Fridays. The buses leave Steeles Avenue East at Morningside Avenue at 5:21 and 5:24 a.m.


Increasing the frequency of service along a current route.


504 King

Starting Sunday, March 27, the City of Toronto resumes its project to rebuild Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas Street West and The Queensway / Queen Street West. streetcars operate between Roncesvalles Carhouse and Broadview Station only, while buses operate between Dundas West Station and Sunnyside Loop. Although the TTC is temporarily splitting the route, it maintains for the same frequency of service, except:

  • Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours: Buses drop off and pick up passengers at each stop between Dundas West Station and Sunnyside Loop every 3 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 4 minutes.
  • Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.: Streetcars drop off and pick up passengers at each stop between Roncesvalles and Broadview Station every 4 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 4 minutes 15 seconds.
  • Mondays to Fridays after 10 p.m.: Streetcars and buses drop off and pick up passengers at each stop along the entire route every 7 minutes, instead of every 7 ½ minutes.
  • Saturdays after 10 p.m.: Streetcars and buses drop off and pick up passengers at each stop along the entire route every 9 minutes, instead of every 9½ minutes.

The TTC will also slightly decrease the frequency of service for two time periods during the weeks of construction. Construction likely continues until the summer.


Decreasing the frequency of service along a current route.


504 King

Starting Sunday, March 27, the City of Toronto resumes its project to rebuild Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas Street West and The Queensway / Queen Street West. streetcars operate between Roncesvalles Carhouse and Broadview Station only, while buses operate between Dundas West Station and Sunnyside Loop. Although the TTC is temporarily splitting the route, it maintains the same frequency of service, or slightly increases the frequency of service except:

  • Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.: Buses drop off and pick up passengers at each stop between Dundas West Station and Sunnyside Loop every five minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 20 seconds.
  • Sundays and holidays before 9 a.m.: Streetcars and buses drop off and pick up passengers at each stop along the entire route every 15 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes.

Adjusting the schedules of current routes


505 Dundas

Starting Sunday, March 27, the TTC operates one more streetcar along the route Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m., all day Saturdays and Sundays and holidays before noon and after 10 p.m. Cars continue to drop off and pick up passengers at all stops along the route as often as they do currently.

The extra car maintains the frequency of service during upcoming street construction along Dundas Street West between Ossington Avenue and Bathurst Street, starting Monday, April 4

504 King

Starting Sunday, March 27, the TTC requires fewer streetcars to operate along the route, while maintaining, for the most part, the same frequency of service. Streetcars operate between Roncesvalles Carhouse and Broadview Station only, while the City of Toronto resumes its project to rebuild Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas Street West and The Queensway / Queen Street West.

The TTC operates one less streetcar along the route Sunday-and-holiday mornings before 9 a.m., two fewer from about 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and one less after 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, March 28, it operates four fewer streetcars along the route Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours, two fewer from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., three fewer during afternoon rush hours, two fewer from about 7 until 10 p.m. and one less after ten p.m.

Starting Saturday, April 2, it operates one less streetcar along the route Saturdays before 9 a.m., two fewer streetcars from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. and one less after 10 p.m.

Starting Sunday, March 27, shuttle buses serve stops along between Dundas West Station and Sunnyside Loop while maintaining, for the most part the same frequency of service. The TTC operates two high-floor buses Sundays and holidays before 9 a.m., five buses from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and 3 buses after 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, March 28, it operates eight buses Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours, six from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., nine during afternoon rush hours, five from about 7 until 10 p.m. and four after 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, April 2, it operates three buses Saturday mornings, five buses Saturday afternoons and three Saturday evenings after 7 p.m.