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TTC revises routes and services,
January 3



Update — Friday, February 17, 8:06 a.m.: Exhibition Loop reopens 5 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017.


The TTC is making major changes to its routes and services, starting Sunday, January 3.

Among the changes:

  • Service on all four rapid transit lines starts earlier Sundays — around 8 a.m., instead of 9 a.m.
  • “Ten-minute-or-better” service along the 501 Queen line west of Humber Loop at all times, except overnight.
  • Low-floor, accessible streetcar service along the 510 Spadina and 317 Spadina overnight routes.
  • Reorganization of the 42 Cummer and 102 Markham Rd routes through the Tapscott Commercial Area in northeast Scarborough;
  • Temporary closure of Exhibition Loop until August, affecting service along the 310 Bathurst overnight, 363 Ossington overnight, 509 Harbourfront and 511 Bathurst routes.

Sources:

  • TTC: “Service Changes”, here;
  • TTC: “Service Summary, January 3, 2016 to February 13, 2016”, here; and
  • Steve Munro: “TTC Service Changes Effective January 3, 2016”, here.

The TTC is revising service along these routes: 1 Yonge - University subway; 2 Bloor - Danforth subway; 3 Scarborough rapid transit; 4 Sheppard subway; 10 Van Horne; 12 Kingston Rd; 17 Birchmount; 22 Coxwell; 32 Eglinton West; 35 Jane; 36 Finch West; 42 Cummer; 48 Rathburn; 50 Burnhamthorpe; 63 Ossington; 70 O’Connor; 71 Runnymede; 75 Sherbourne; 84 Sheppard West; 89 Weston; 102 Markham Rd; 112 West Mall; 116 Morningside; 126 Christie; 165 Weston Rd North; 191 Highway 27 rocket; 310 Bathurst overnight; 317 Spadina overnight; 320 Yonge overnight; 322 Coxwell overnight; 363 Ossington overnight; 501 Queen; 502 Downtowner; 503 Kingston Rd; 504 King; 509 Harbourfront; 510 Spadina; 509 / 511 Harbourfront / Bathurst shuttle bus; 511 Bathurst;


Specifically; the TTC is: increasing service along routes; decreasing service along routes; increasing the frequency of service along routes; decreasing the frequency of service along routes; revising the path for buses operating along routes; resuming extra service to and from high schools; adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes; and making other changes to service along routes.


Increasing service along routes


2 Bloor - Danforth subway

For the first time since the TTC started operating subway trains in 1954, it’s opening its lines to passengers before 9 a.m. Sundays. Starting Sunday, January 4, you can ride all four rapid transit lines by about 8 a.m.

The first eastbound train leaves Kipling Station at 8 a.m., instead of 8:48 a.m. Sundays. It arrives in St. George Station at 8:24 a.m., instead of 9:12 a.m. It arrives in Yonge Station at 8:26 a.m., instead of 9:12 a.m. The first eastbound train (from Greenwood Station) ends its trip in Kennedy Station at 8:20 a.m., instead of 9 a.m.

The first westbound train leaves Kennedy at 8 a.m., instead of 8:48 a.m. The first westbound train (from Donlands Station) leaves Yonge Station at 8:08 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. It arrives in St. George Station at 8:11 a.m., instead 9:02 a.m. The first westbound train ends its trip in Kipling Station at 8:35 a.m., instead of 9:04 a.m.

50 Burnhamthorpe

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Tuesday, January 4, the TTC resumes extra service for passengers traveling from Silverthorne Collegiate Institute.

An eastbound bus leaves Silverthorne at 3:18 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days.

42 Cummer

Starting Sunday, January 4, the TTC revises service to the Tapscott Commercial Area in northeast Scarborough. It’s extending the 42A branch of the route so that buses operate further east - to Dynamic Road, one block west of Markham Road, instead of Maybrook Drive, one block east of Middlefield Road.

Westbound buses serve new stops (for this route)

  • on Dynamic Drive north of McNicoll Avenue and
  • on McNicoll Avenue beside #s 3480 and 3450 McNicoll.

Buses operating along the 102C Markham Rd route continue to serve the stop on Dynamic Road Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Buses operating along the 102C Markham Rd route formerly served the stops on McNicoll Avenue during both rush hours.

Buses operating along the 102D Markham Rd route formerly served the stop on Dynamic Road during afternoon rush hours.

Eastbound buses serve new stops (for this route)

  • on Passmore Avenue across from State Crown Drive, beside #395 Passmore and at Dynamic Drive and
  • on Dynamic Drive beside #150 Dynamic, across from Turbina Avenue and north of McNicoll Avenue.

Buses operating along the 102C Markham Rd route formerly served the stops on Passmore Avenue Mondays to Fridays midday.

Buses operating along the 102D Markham Rd route formerly served the stops on Dynamic Road during afternoon rush hours.

Buses operating along the 102C Markham Rd route continue to serve the stops on Dynamic Road during afternoon rush hours.

It’s also decreasing the frequency of service and making another change to service along the route.

32 Eglinton West

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes. Starting Monday, January 4 the TTC again operates extra service for passengers traveling from Marshall McLuhan and Michael Power / St. Joseph Catholic high schools.

Westbound buses leave Marshall McLuhan at 2:43, 2:48 and 2:51 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days. They end their trips in Eglinton West Station bus terminal at about 2:54, 3:02 and 3:05 p.m.

Eastbound buses leave Michael Power / St. Joseph at 2:40, 2:45 and 2:50 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

36 Finch West

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Tuesday, January 4, the TTC resumes extra service for passengers traveling from St. Basil the Great College School Monday-to-Friday school days.

The TTC is also making other changes to service along the route.

191 Highway 27 rocket

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes operating buses along the 191A branch of the route Monday to Friday mornings.

Northbound buses leave Kipling Station at 8:50 a.m. and every 20 minutes until 10:30 a.m. Mondays to Fridays. They end their trips in Humber College Terminal at 9:14 a.m. and every 20 minutes until 10:54 a.m.

Southbound buses leave Humber terminal at 9:27 a.m. and every 20 minutes until 10:27 a.m. They end their trips in Kipling Station bus terminal at 9:47 a.m. and every 20 minutes until 10:47 a.m.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

12 Kingston Rd

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes extra service for passengers traveling from Neil McNeill Catholic Secondary School. Northbound buses leave the school at 2:45, 2:49, 2:53 and 3 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days. They operate express — without stopping - to Victoria Park Station.

102 Markham Rd

The TTC is reorganizing its service to and from the Tapscott Commercial Area in northeast Scarborough to provide better service to passengers. It’s also revising the path for buses operating along the 42A Cummer route to improve service to the area.

It’s offering passengers traveling to and from the section of Markham Road between Steeles Avenue East and McNicoll Avenue “all-day, every day” service for the first time. (Some stops in this area already receive all-day, every day service along the 53 Steeles East route.) It’s also extending its “ten-minute-or-better” network to include stops along that part of Markham Road.

Starting Sunday, January 3, these stops on the route now receive “all-day, every day” and “ten-minutes-or-better” service:

  • Markham Road, northbound, at Nashdene Road, McNicoll Avenue, across from Turbina Avenue, south of Passmore Avenue, north of Passmore Avenue, and at Select Avenue and Steeles Avenue East,
  • on Select Avenue, westbound, at Markham Road and
  • on Markham Road at Passmore, Turbina and McNicoll Avenues.

Buses serving the various branches of the route are operating along different streets than previously, so some of them are dropping off or picking up passengers at new stops (for that branch).

102B branch

Southbound buses serve new stops

  • on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road,
  • on Select Avenue at Markham Road and
  • on Markham Road at Passmore, Turbina and McNicoll Avenues.

Northbound buses serve new stops

  • on Markham Road at Nashdene Road, McNicoll Avenue, across from Turbina Avenue, south of Passmore Avenue, north of Passmore Avenue, and at Select Avenue and Steeles Avenue East and
  • on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road.

102C branch

During morning rush hours, southbound buses serve new stops

  • on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road,
  • on Select Avenue at Markham Road and
  • on Markham Road at Passmore, Turbina and McNicoll Avenues.

During afternoon rush hours, southbound buses serve new stops

  • on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road,
  • on Select Avenue at Markham Road,
  • on Markham Road at Passmore Avenue.

During afternoon rush hours, northbound buses serve new stops

  • on Markham Road at Nashdene Road, McNicoll Avenue, across from Turbina Avenue, south of Passmore Avenue, north of Passmore Avenue, and at Select Avenue and Steeles Avenue East and
  • on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road.

During afternoon rush hours, northbound buses serve new stops

  • on Dynamic Drive beside #85 Dynamic, north of Turbina Avenue, beside #145 Dynamic and at Passmore Avenue,
  • on Markham Road north of Passmore Avenue, at Select Avenue and Steeles Avenue East and
  • on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road.

102D branch

During morning rush hours, northbound buses serve new stops

  • on Markham Road at Nashdene Road, McNicoll Avenue, across from Turbina Avenue and south of Passmore Avenue.

During afternoon rush hours, southbound buses serve new stops

  • on Markham Road at Turbina and McNicoll Avenues.

Also, holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, a northbound bus leaves Cardinal Newman Catholic High School at 2:44 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days. The bus operates along the 102A branch between Warden Station and Centennial College’s Progress campus.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service and making another change to service along the route.

48 Rathburn

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Tuesday, January 4, the TTC resumes extra service for passengers traveling from Michael Power and St. Joseph Catholic Secondary Schools and from Silverthorne Collegiate Institute.

An eastbound bus leaves Silverthorne at 3:17 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days.

Westbound buses leave Royal York Station at 7:39 and 8:01 a.m. They arrive at Michael Power / St. Joseph at about 8 and 8:22 a.m.

More eastbound buses leave Michael Power / St. Joseph at 8:01 and 8:23 a.m. and 2:40 and 2:45 p.m. They end their trips in Royal York Station at about 8:24 and 8:46 a.m. and 3:04 and 3:07 p.m.

3 Scarborough rapid transit

For the first time since the TTC started operating subway trains in 1954, it’s opening its lines to passengers before 9 a.m. Sundays. Starting Sunday, January 3, you can ride all four rapid transit lines by about 8 a.m.

The first west- and southbound train leaves McCowan Station at 7:54 a.m., instead of 9 a.m. Sundays. It ends its trip in Kennedy Station at 8:11 a.m., instead of 9:07 a.m.

The first north- and eastbound train leaves Kennedy at 8:11 a.m., instead of 9:07 a.m. It ends its trip in McCowan Station at 8:24 a.m., instead of 9:18 a.m.

4 Sheppard subway

For the first time since the TTC started operating subway trains in 1954, it’s opening its lines to passengers before 9 a.m. Sundays. Starting Sunday, January 3, you can ride all four rapid transit lines by about 8 a.m.

The first eastbound train leaves Sheppard - Yonge Station at 7:54 a.m., instead of 9 a.m. Sundays. The first eastbound train arrives in Don Mills Station at 8:02 a.m., instead of 8:52 a.m.

The first westbound train leaves Don Mills at 8:05 a.m., instead of 8:49 a.m. It ends its trip in Sheppard - Yonge Station at 8:13 a.m., instead of 8:58 a.m.

84 Sheppard West

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Tuesday, January 4, the TTC resumes extra service for passengers traveling from St. Basil the Great College School.

An eastbound bus leaves the school at 2:55 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days. It ends its trip in Downsview Station bus terminal at about 3:20 p.m.

10 Van Horne

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC operates two eastbound buses on later trips along the route Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

The buses leave Don Mills Station at 6:30 and 6:40 p.m.

112 West Mall

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Tuesday, January 4, the TTC resumes extra service for passengers traveling from Michael Power / St. Joseph Catholic high schools.

Southbound buses leave the school at 2:40 and 2:45 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days.

89 Weston

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Tuesday, January 4, the TTC resumes extra service for passengers traveling from St. Basil the Great College School.

A southbound bus leaves the school at 3 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days.

165 Weston Rd North

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Tuesday, January 4, the TTC resumes extra service for passengers traveling from St. Basil the Great College School Monday-to-Friday school days.

1 Yonge - University subway

For the first time since the TTC started operating subway trains in 1954, it’s opening its lines to passengers before 9 a.m. Sundays. Starting Sunday, January 3, you can ride all four rapid transit lines by about 8 a.m.

The first train leaves Downsview Station at 8:02 a.m., instead of 9 a.m. Sundays The first southbound train arrives in St. George Station (from Wilson Station) at 8:01 a.m., instead of 8:58 a.m. It arrives in Bloor Station at 8:16 a.m., instead of 9:01 a.m. The first train (from Davisville Station) ends its trip in Finch Station at 8:18 a.m., instead of 8:59 a.m.

The first train leaves Finch Station at 7:55 a.m., instead of 8:57 a.m. The first southbound train (from Davisville Station) arrives in Bloor Station at 8:06 a.m., instead of 9:03 a.m. The first northbound train arrives in St. George Station at 8:20 a.m., instead of 9:17 a.m. The first train ends its trip in Downsview Station at 8:39 a.m., instead of 9:35 a.m.


Decreasing service along routes


42 Cummer

Starting Sunday, January 4, the TTC revises service to the Tapscott Commercial Area in northeast Scarborough. It’s extending the 42A branch of the route so that buses operate further east - to Dynamic Road, one block west of Markham Road, instead of Maybrook Drive, one block east of Middlefield Road.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • on Middlefield Road south of Ingleton Boulevard, across from Newmill Gate and at Pebblewood and McNicoll Avenues.

Buses operate along the 130 Middlefield route continue to serve these stops at all times of the week, except Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

It’s also decreasing the frequency of service and making another change to service along the route.

102 Markham Rd

The TTC is reorganizing its service to and from the Tapscott Commercial Area in northeast Scarborough to provide better service to passengers. It’s also revising the path for buses operating along the 42A Cummer route to improve service to the area.

Buses serving the various branches of the route are operating along different streets than previously, so some of them are no longer dropping off or picking up passengers at some stops.

102B branch

Southbound 102B buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at this stop:

  • on McNicoll Avenue at Markham Road.

Northbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops

  • on Nashdene Road west of Markham Road,
  • on Dynamic Drive north of Nashdene Road and at McNicoll Avenue and
  • on McNicoll Avenue east of Dynamic Drive and at Markham Road.

102C branch

During rush hours, southbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at this stop:

  • on McNicoll Avenue at Markham Road.

During rush hours, northbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops:

  • on McNicoll Avenue westbound beside #s 3480 and 3450 McNicoll,
  • on Maybrook Drive northbound beside #61 Maybrook, across from Newmill Gate and at Passmore Avenue,
  • on Passmore Avenue eastbound across from State Crown Drive, beside #395 Passmore and at Dynamic Drive,
  • on Dynamic Drive southbound beside #150 Dynamic, across from Turbina Avenue and north of McNicoll Avenue and
  • on McNicoll Avenue eastbound east of Dynamic Drive and at Markham Road.

102D branch

During morning rush hours, northbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops:

  • on Nashdene Road westbound west of Markham Road,
  • on Dynamic Drive northbound north of Nashdene Road and at McNicoll Avenue, beside #85 Dynamic, north of Turbina Avenue, beside #145 Dynamic and at Passmore Avenue.

During afternoon rush hours, southbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops:

  • on Dynamic Drive ** beside #150 Dynamic, across from Turbina Avenue and north of McNicoll Avenue and
  • on McNicoll Avenue east of Dynamic Drive and at Markham Road.

The TTC is also increasing service, increasing the frequency of service along the route and making other changes to service along the route.


Increasing the frequency of service along routes


511 Bathurst

The TTC is closing Exhibition Loop for construction, starting Sunday, January 3. It’s revising the path so that all streetcars operating along the route start and end their trips at Fleet Loop. Shuttle buses replace the cars west of the loop.

Since the cars operate along a slightly shorter route, the TTC is adjusting the schedules. Service levels remain the same as usual for most of the week, except Mondays to Fridays during rush hours and Saturday daytime, when the TTC provides more frequent service.

Starting Monday, January 4, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 4 minutes, instead of every 4½ minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 4 minutes, instead of every 4 minutes, 15 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.

Starting Saturday, January 9, the cars serve passengers at stops:

  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 5½ minutes, Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until noon; and
  • every 4 minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 20 seconds, from about noon until 7 p.m.
17 Birchmount

A City of Toronto project has ended. Construction no longer delays the progress of buses along the route, so the TTC can increase the frequency Mondays to Fridays.

North of Steeles Avenue East

Starting Monday, January 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 32½ minutes, instead of every 35 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 32 minutes, instead of every 36 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

South of Steeles Avenue East

Starting Monday, January 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 9 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service at other times of the week.

509 Harbourfront

The TTC is closing Exhibition Loop for construction, starting Sunday, January 3. It’s revising the path so that all streetcars operating along the route start and end their trips at Fleet Loop. Shuttle buses replace the cars west of the loop.

Since the cars operate along a slightly shorter route, the TTC is adjusting the schedules. It’s increasing the frequency of service for much of the week.

Starting Sunday, January 3, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 13 minutes 20 seconds, Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 7 minutes 6 seconds, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 4 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 4½ minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 9 minutes, after about 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, the cars serve passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes 15 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 6 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 7 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 4 minutes, instead of every 4½ minutes, from during afternoon rush hours;
  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 9, the cars serve stops:

  • every 8½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 7 minutes 6 seconds, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 4 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 4½ minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 9 minutes, after about 7 p.m.

The TTC is also revising the path for streetcars operating along the route.

191 Highway 27 rocket

The TTC operates more buses along the route to reduce crowding and increase the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays.

Starting Monday, January 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 4½ minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 40 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 5 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The TTC is also increasing service along the route.

102 Markham Rd

The TTC is reorganizing the route to better serve the Tapscott Commercial Area in northeast Scarborough. By revising the routing, the TTC generally provides more frequent service along most of the route at most times of the week.

It’s offering passengers traveling to and from the section of Markham Road between Steeles Avenue East and McNicoll Avenue “all-day, every day” service for the first time. It’s also extending its “ten-minute-or-better” service to stops along that part of Markham Road.

North of Steeles Avenue East

Starting Sunday, January 3, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every hour, instead of every 70 minutes, Sundays and holidays from about noon until 7 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 9, buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every hour, instead of every 70 minutes, Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Between Steeles Avenue East and Passmore Avenue or McNicoll Avenue

Starting Sunday, January 3, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops every 10 minutes:

  • instead of every hour, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.;
  • instead of every 70 minutes, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • instead of every 50 minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops every 10 minutes:

  • instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; and
  • instead of every 30 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and from 7 until 10 p.m.

Between Passmore Avenue or McNicoll Avenue and Progress Avenue

Starting Sunday, January 3, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops every 10 minutes:

  • instead of every 30 minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, buses serve passengers every 10 minutes:

  • instead of every 11 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

South and west of Progress Avenue

Starting Sunday, January 3, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops every 10 minutes:

  • instead of every 30 minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 40 seconds, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • every 5 minutes 7 seconds, instead of every 5½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours; and
  • every 6 minutes 26 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes 40 seconds, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

The TTC is also making another change to service along the route.

116 Morningside

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, **January 4, the TTC resumes service along the 116B branch of the route between Eglinton Avenue East / Kingston Road and Kennedy Station.

By resuming service to the branch, the TTC also increases the frequency of service along the route west of Markham Road.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 3 minutes 33 seconds, instead of every 6½ minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 3 minutes 24 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

The TTC is also increasing and decreasing service along the route and adjusting the schedule for buses operating along the route.

501 Queen

Starting Sunday, January 3, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the entire route from Neville Park to Long Branch every 10 minutes or less, all day, every day, except overnight.

Unfortunately, the increase in service requires most passengers traveling to and from south Etobicoke to transfer between cars at Humber Loop.

Every day, from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m., the TTC is temporarily splitting the route into two sections, with most cars operating between Long Branch and Humber loops or between Neville Park and Humber loops. Passengers must transfer between the two sections of the route at Humber Loop.

Every day, from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m., the TTC is scheduling some streetcars to operate through from Neville Park to Long Branch, while some trips turn back at Humber Loop.

Every day, from 2 until 5 a.m., the TTC provides its usual night service along the 301 Queen overnight route, with all cars operating between Neville Park and Long Branch.

Also, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours, the TTC offers Lakeshore-area passengers with three more trips eastbound from Long Branch at 7:19, 7:29 and 7:39 a.m. Streetcars serving these trips provide transfer-free service through Humber Loop and along Queen Street to downtown and continuing eastward.

West of Humber Loop

Starting Sunday, January 3, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops every 10 minutes:

  • instead of every 20 minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.;
  • instead of every 19½ minutes, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • instead of every 12 minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • instead of every 18 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • instead of every 19 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, the cars serve passengers at stops:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes 20 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes 20 seconds, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes 15 seconds, during afternoon rush hours;
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 11 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 18 minutes after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 9, the cars serve stops every 10 minutes:

  • instead of every 15 minutes, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • instead of every 13 minutes 45 seconds, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • instead of every 15 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • instead of every 18 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

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East of Humber Loop

Starting Sunday, January 3, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 9 minutes 45 seconds, from about 8 a.m. until noon; and
  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, the cars serve passengers at stops:

  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes 10 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 10 seconds, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 9, the cars serve stops:

  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 53 seconds, from about 8 a.m. until noon; and
  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Service levels east of Humber Loop remain the same as previously during several time periods:

  • every 9 minutes Sundays and holidays after about 10 p.m.;
  • every 5½ minutes Mondays to Fridays from about 7 until 10 p.m.;
  • every 9 minutes Mondays to Fridays after about 7 p.m.; and
  • every 7½ minutes Saturdays before about 8 a.m.

The TTC is also slightly decreasing the frequency east of the Humber at other times of the week.

The TTC is also making other changes to service along the route.

75 Sherbourne

The TTC is increasing the frequency of service along the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours to reduce crowding. It’s also extending the rush-hour period for this route. Morning rush hour continues until 10:30 a.m. Afternoon rush hour extends from 2:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route

  • every 4 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.
510 Spadina

The TTC is making this its first (almost) completely accessible streetcar route by (mostly) only assigning its new low-floor, accessible Toronto Flexity streetcars to serve the route.

(We write ‘almost’ and ‘mostly’ because the TTC needs to operate 14 streetcars to provide full service at most times of the week - and it only has 13 currently available. Expect some ALRTs (articulated light rail vehicles) to fill in the gap.)

Since the larger Flexitys can accommodate more passengers than the smaller CLRVs (Canadian light rail vehicles) that previously plied the route, the TTC is decreasing the frequency of service at various times of the week.

However, at certain times of the week, some passengers also benefit from more frequent service.

East of Queens Quay West / Lower Spadina Avenue

Starting Monday, January 4, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 6 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 7½ minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Between King Street West and Queens Quay West

Starting Sunday, January 3, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 3 minutes 38 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes 20 seconds, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until noon; and
  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 45 seconds, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, the cars serve passengers at stops:

  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

The TTC is also adjusting the schedules for streetcars operating along the route and making other changes to service along the route.


Decreasing the frequency of service along routes


17 Birchmount

The TTC is increasing the running time - the time that drivers need to complete a round trip along the route - to improve the reliability of the service. This results in less frequent service at various times of the week.

Starting Sunday, January 3, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 24 minutes, instead of every 20½ minutes, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until noon; and
  • every 18 minutes, instead of every 17 minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 9, the buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 14 minutes, Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m; and
  • every 22 minutes, instead of every 18 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service at other times of the week.

126 Christie

The TTC is increasing the running time - the time that drivers need to complete a round trip along the route - to improve the reliability of the service. This results in less frequent service.

Starting Monday, January 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 17 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.
22 Coxwell

The TTC continues to interline buses with the 70 O’Connor route during ongoing construction in the bus loop at Coxwell Station.

It’s adjusting the schedules of both routes to provide time for drivers to briefly break at Warden Station between alternate trips. This results in slightly less frequent service.

Starting Monday, January 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 8½ minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The TTC is also revising the path for buses operating along the route.

42 Cummer

The TTC is extending the path for buses operating along the 42A branch of the route. Buses operate as far east as Dynamic Drive - one block west of Markham Road - instead of to Maybrook Drive, just east of Middlefield Road.

Since the buses operate along a slightly longer route, the TTC is also slightly decreasing the frequency of service along the route at various times of the week.

East of Kennedy Road

Starting Sunday, January 3, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 16 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 23 minutes, instead of every 22½ minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 26 minutes, instead of every 24 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 24 minutes, instead of every 23 minutes, during afternoon rush hours; and
  • every 21 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 9, buses serve stops:

  • every 26 minutes, instead of every 24 minutes, Saturdays from about noon until 7 p.m.

Between Kennedy Road and Victoria Park Avenue

Starting Sunday, January 3, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 11½ minutes, instead of every 11 minutes 15 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 11½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours; and
  • every 10½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 9, buses serve stops:

  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, Saturdays from about noon until 7 p.m.

West of Victoria Park Avenue

Starting Sunday, January 3, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 5 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes 38 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes 45 seconds, during afternoon rush hours; and
  • every 10½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 9, buses serve stops:

  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, Saturdays from about noon until 7 p.m.

It’s also decreasing the frequency of service and making another change to service along the route.

32 Eglinton West

Apparently, fewer passengers are riding buses operating along the route than did formerly - possibly due to ongoing delays resulting from Metrolinx construction of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line.

The TTC is decreasing the frequency of service along the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

West and north of Keele Street / Trethewey Drive / Eglinton Avenue West

Starting Monday, January 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers:

  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 5 minutes 10 seconds, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 8½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

Between Keele / Trethewey / Eglinton West and Eglinton West Station

Starting Monday, January 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers:

  • every 2 minutes 10 seconds, instead of every 2 minutes 4 seconds, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 2 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 2 minutes 47 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.

East of Eglinton West Station

Starting Monday, January 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers:

  • every 2 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 2 minutes 40 seconds, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 4½ minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 15 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.

The TTC is also increasing service along the route.

70 O’Connor

The TTC continues to interline buses with the 22 Coxwell route during ongoing construction in the bus loop at Coxwell Station.

It’s adjusting the schedules of both routes to provide time for drivers to briefly break at Warden Station on alternate trips. This results in slightly less frequent service Monday-to-Friday midday.

Starting Monday, January 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.:

  • every 17 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, north and east of O’Connor Drive / St. Clair Avenue East; and
  • every 8½ minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, south of O’Connor / St. Clair East.

The TTC is also revising the path for buses operating along the route.

501 Queen

Starting Sunday, January 3, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the entire route from Neville Park to Long Branch every 10 minutes or less, all day, every day, except overnight.

Every day, from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m., the TTC is temporarily splitting the route into two sections, with most cars operating between Long Branch and Humber loops or between Neville Park and Humber loops. Passengers must transfer between the two sections of the route at Humber Loop.

Every day, from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m., the TTC is scheduling some streetcars to operate through from Neville Park to Long Branch, while some trips turn back at Humber Loop.

Every day, from 2 until 5 a.m., the TTC provides its usual night service along the 301 Queen overnight route, with all cars operating between Neville Park and Long Branch.

Although generally, the TTC is greatly increasing the frequency of service along the route at most times of the week, it’s also slightly decreasing the frequency east of Humber Loop at certain times.

Starting Monday, January 4, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops east of Humber Loop:

  • every 5 minutes 10 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes 8 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Starting Saturday, January 9, the cars serve passengers at stops east of Humber Loop:

  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 5 minutes, Saturdays from about noon until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 9 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

The TTC is also making other changes to service along the route.

510 Spadina

The TTC is making this its first (almost) completely accessible streetcar route by (mostly) only assigning its new low-floor, accessible Toronto Flexity streetcars to serve the route.

(We write ‘almost’ and ‘mostly’ because the TTC needs to operate 14 streetcars to provide full service at most times of the week - and it only has 13 currently available. Expect some ALRTs (articulated light rail vehicles) to fill in the gap.)

Since the larger Flexitys can accommodate more passengers than the smaller CLRVs (Canadian light rail vehicles) that previously plied the route, the TTC is decreasing the frequency of service at various times of the week - especially on that part of the route north of King Street West.

East of Queens Quay West / Lower Spadina Avenue

Starting Sunday, January 3, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 7 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes 20 seconds, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until noon; and
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 45 seconds, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 9, the cars serve passengers at stops:

  • every 7 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes, Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 7 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 7 minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 7 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes 15 seconds, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Between King Street West and Queens Quay West

Starting Monday, January 4, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 6 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 3 minutes 20 seconds, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 9, the cars serve passengers at stops:

  • every 3 minutes 38 seconds, instead of every 3 minutes, Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 3 minutes 53 seconds, instead of every 3½ minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 3 minutes 38 seconds, instead of every 3 minutes 8 seconds, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

North of King Street West

Starting Sunday, January 3, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 3 minutes 38 seconds, instead of every 3 minutes 10 seconds, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until noon; and
  • every 3 minutes 38 seconds, instead of every 2 minutes 25 seconds, from about noon until 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, the cars serve passengers at stops:

  • every 3½ minutes, instead of every 2 minutes 40 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 3 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 2 minutes 13 seconds, from about 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 9, the cars serve passengers at stops:

  • every 3 minutes 38 seconds, instead of every 3 minutes, Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 3 minutes 53 seconds, instead of every 3½ minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 3 minutes 38 seconds, instead of every 3 minutes 8 seconds, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along the route at other times of the week, adjusting the schedules for streetcars operating along the route and making other changes to service along the route.


Revising the paths for buses operating along routes


511 Bathurst

The TTC is closing Exhibition Loop for construction, starting Sunday, January 3. From Sunday, January 3 until August, southbound cars operate along their regular route to Fleet Loop, ending their trips.

Southbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Fleet Street west of Fort York Boulevard,
  • on Manitoba Drive west of Strachan Avenue and
  • in Exhibition Loop.

Northbound cars start their trips in Fleet Loop, then operate along their regular route eastward along Fleet Street.

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Fleet Loop. Southbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses on Fleet Street west of Bathurst Street.

Northbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Exhibition Loop,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue and
  • on Fleet Street east of Fort York Boulevard.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

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310 Bathurst overnight

The TTC is closing Exhibition Loop for construction, starting Sunday, January 3. From Sunday, January 3 until August, it’s revising the path for buses operating along the route.

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Manitoba Drive and the Exhibition Loop access road, then proceed:

westward along Manitoba to beside Exhibition Loop,
ending their trips.

(Note: The TTC has not explained how the buses loop through Exhibition Place.)

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Manitoba Drive beside Exhibition Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips on the south side of Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop, then proceed:

westward along Manitoba to Canada Boulevard,
resuming their regular route westward along Manitoba.

22 Coxwell

Since Thursday, October 22, the TTC has interlined buses with the 70 O’Connor route during ongoing construction in the bus loop at Coxwell Station.

Since construction started, the TTC has slightly revised the path for southbound buses operating along the route, to improve service for passengers. Starting Sunday, January 3, the TTC makes this routing change official.

Southbound buses start their trips on Strathmore Boulevard beside the entrance to Coxwell Station, then proceed:

eastward along Strathmore Boulevard;
southward along Woodington Avenue; and then
westward along Danforth Avenue to Coxwell,
resuming their regular route southward along Coxwell.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Danforth Avenue.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Coxwell Avenue south of Danforth Avenue.

Northbound buses end their trips at a temporary stop on the east side of Coxwell just north of Danforth.

By interlining both routes, the TTC also slightly decreases the frequency of service along the 22 Coxwell route.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 8½ minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Buses also serve stops along the route:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 9 minutes, Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until noon; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 7 minutes 45 seconds, from about noon until 7 p.m.

Construction in the loop and the temporary routing continue until December.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

322 Coxwell overnight

Buses continue to operate along their regular route. Southbound buses skip their regular stop:

  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Danforth Avenue.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Coxwell Avenue south of Danforth Avenue.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Coxwell Avenue south of Danforth Avenue.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Danforth Avenue.
42 Cummer

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Starting Sunday, January 4, the TTC revises service to the Tapscott Commercial Area in northeast Scarborough. It’s extending the 42A branch of the route so that buses operate further east - to Dynamic Road, one block west of Markham Road, instead of Maybrook Drive, one block east of Middlefield Road. It’s also substantially reorganizing service along the 102 Markham Rd route to improve service to the same area.

Westbound buses start their trips on Dynamic Drive, just north of McNicoll Avenue, then proceed:

westward along McNicoll to Middlefield Road,
resuming their regular route westward along McNicoll.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • on Middlefield Road south of Ingleton Boulevard, across from Newmill Gate and at Pebblewood and McNicoll Avenues.

Buses operate along the 130 Middlefield route continue to serve these stops at all times of the week, except Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Instead, westbound buses serve new stops (for this route)

  • on Dynamic Drive north of McNicoll Avenue and
  • on McNicoll Avenue beside #s 3480 and 3450 McNicoll.

Buses operating along the 102C Markham Rd route continue to serve the stop on Dynamic Road Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Buses operating along the 102C Markham Rd route formerly served the stops on McNicoll Avenue during both rush hours.

Buses operating along the 102D Markham Rd route formerly served the stop on Dynamic Road during afternoon rush hours.

Eastbound buses operate along their usual route to Maybrook Drive and Passmore Avenue, then proceed:

eastward along Passmore; and then
southward along Dynamic Drive to McNicoll Avenue,
ending their trips.

Instead, eastbound buses serve new stops (for this route)

  • on Passmore Avenue across from State Crown Drive, beside #395 Passmore and at Dynamic Drive and
  • on Dynamic Drive beside #150 Dynamic, across from Turbina Avenue and north of McNicoll Avenue.

Buses operating along the 102C Markham Rd route formerly served the stops on Passmore Avenue Mondays to Fridays midday.

Buses operating along the 102D Markham Rd route formerly served the stops on Dynamic Road during afternoon rush hours.

Buses operating along the 102C Markham Rd route continue to serve the stops on Dynamic Road during afternoon rush hours.

It’s also [making another change to service along the route.

509 Harbourfront

From Sunday, January 3 until August, eastbound cars start their trips in Fleet Loop, then operate along their regular route eastward along Fleet Street.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Exhibition Loop,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue and
  • on Fleet Street east of Fort York Boulevard.

Westbound cars operate along their regular route to Fleet Loop, ending their trips.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Fleet Street west of Fort York Boulevard,
  • on Manitoba Drive west of Strachan Avenue and
  • in Exhibition Loop.

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Fleet Loop. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses on Fleet Street west of Bathurst Street.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

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509 / 511 Harbourfront / Bathurst shuttle bus

The TTC is closing Exhibition Loop for construction, starting Sunday, January 3. From Sunday, January 3 until August, buses operate on Fleet Street west of Fleet Loop to replace streetcar service along the 509 Harborfront and 511 Bathurst routes.

Eastbound buses start their trips on the south side of Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Manitoba and Fleet Street;
north- and eastward along Fort York Boulevard to Bathurst Street,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop and at Strachan Avenue.

Eastbound buses may transfer to northbound streetcars at Fort York Boulevard and Bathurst Street.

Westbound buses start their trips on Fort York Boulevard just west of Bathurst Street, then proceed:

southward along Bathurst;
westward along Fleet Street and Manitoba Drive to just beside Exhibition Loop,
ending their trips.

(Note: The TTC has not explained how the buses loop through Exhibition Place.)

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Fleet Street west of Bathurst and Bastion Streets and Fort York Boulevard and
  • on Manitoba Drive west of Strachan Avenue and beside Exhibition Loop.

Starting Sunday, January 3, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 7½ minutes before about 8 a.m. and after 10 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; and
  • every 4 minutes from about 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 4, the buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 4 minutes Mondays to Fridays before about 10 p.m.; and
  • every 7½ minutes after about 10 p.m.
102 Markham Rd

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The TTC is reorganizing its service to and from the Tapscott Commercial Area in northeast Scarborough to provide better service to passengers. It’s also revising the path for buses operating along the 42A Cummer route to improve service to the area.

It’s offering passengers traveling to and from the section of Markham Road between Steeles Avenue East and McNicoll Avenue “all-day, every day” service for the first time. (Some stops in this area already receive all-day, every day service along the 53 Steeles East route.) It’s also extending its “ten-minute-or-better” network to include stops along that part of Markham Road.

Here’s how the TTC previously organized the route:

102A branch:

Buses operate to and from Centennial College’s Progress campus at all times Mondays to Fridays. (The TTC is not changing service along this branch.)

102B branch:

Buses operate to and from McNicoll Avenue at all times of the week, except Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Southbound buses start their trips on McNicoll Avenue west of Markham Road, then proceed:

southward along Markham.

Northbound buses operate along Markham Road to Nashdene Road, then proceed:

westward along Nashdene;
northward along Dynamic Drive; and then
eastward along McNicoll Avenue to Markham,
ending their trips.

102C branch:

Buses operate to and from Passmore Avenue Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Southbound buses start their trips on McNicoll Avenue west of Markham Road, then proceed:

southward along Markham.

Northbound buses operate along Markham Road to Nashdene Road, then proceed:

westward along Nashdene;
northward along Dynamic Drive;
westward along McNicoll Avenue;
northward along Maybrook Drive;
eastward along Progress Avenue;
southward along Dynamic Drive; and then
eastward along McNicoll Avenue to Markham,
ending their trips.

102D branch:

Buses operate seven days a week, except after 10 p.m. each night and before 8 a.m. Saturdays.

At all times, except Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, buses remain on Markham Road into and from York Region.

During morning rush hours, southbound buses remain on Markham Road.

Northbound buses operate along Markham Road to Nashdene Road, then proceed:

westward along Nashdene;
northward along Dynamic Drive; and then
eastward along Progress Avenue to Markham,
resuming their regular route northward along Markham.

During afternoon rush hours, southbound buses operate along the regular route to Markham Road and Passmore Avenue, then proceed:

westward along Passmore;
southward along Dynamic Drive; and then
eastward along McNicoll Avenue to Markham,
resuming their regular route southward along Markham.

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Starting Sunday, January 3, the TTC is reorganizing the branches:

102A branch:

No change.

102B branch:

Service extended to Steeles Avenue East, instead of McNicoll Avenue.

Buses operate at all times of the week, except Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Southbound buses start their trips on Steeles Avenue East, just west of Tapscott Road, then proceed:

southward along Tapscott;
westward along Select Avenue; and then
southward along Markham Road to McNicoll Avenue,
resuming their usual route.

Southbound 102B buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at this stop:

  • on McNicoll Avenue at Markham Road.

Buses operating along the 102C branch of the route continue to serve this stop.

Instead, southbound buses serve new stops (for this branch of the route):

  • on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road,
  • on Select Avenue at Markham Road and
  • on Markham Road at Passmore, Turbina and McNicoll Avenues.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Markham and Nashdene Roads, then proceed:

northward along Markham; and then
eastward along Steeles Avenue East to Tapscott Road,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops

  • on Nashdene Road west of Markham Road,
  • on Dynamic Drive north of Nashdene Road and at McNicoll Avenue and
  • on McNicoll Avenue east of Dynamic Drive and at Markham Road.

Buses operating along the 102C branch of the route continue to serve these stops.

Instead, northbound buses serve new stops (for this branch of the route)

  • on Markham Road at Nashdene Road, McNicoll Avenue, across from Turbina Avenue, south of Passmore Avenue, north of Passmore Avenue, and at Select Avenue and Steeles Avenue East and
  • on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road.

102C branch

Buses operate Mondays to Fridays during rush hours only.

During morning rush hours,

Southbound buses start their trips on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road, then proceed:

southward along Tapscott;
westward along Select Avenue; and then
southward along Markham Road to McNicoll Avenue,
resuming their usual route southward along Markham.

During morning rush hours, southbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at this stop:

  • on McNicoll Avenue at Markham Road.

The TTC no longer serves this stop during morning rush hours.

Instead, during morning rush hours, southbound buses serve new stops (for this branch of the route)

  • on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road,
  • on Select Avenue at Markham Road and
  • on Markham Road at Passmore, Turbina and McNicoll Avenues.

Buses operating along the 102B branch of the route also serve all these stops at all times of the week except during rush hours and overnight.

Buses operating along the 53 Steeles East and 353 Steeles overnight route also serve the stop on Steeles East at all times.

Buses operating along the 53B Steeles East local and 53E Steeles East express routes also serve the stop on Select Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Buses operating along the 102D branch of the route also serve the stops on Markham Road every day except after 10 p.m.

Northbound buses operate along their usual route to Dynamic Drive and McNicoll Avenue, then proceed:

northward along Dynamic;
eastward along Passmore Avenue;
northward along Markham Road; and then
eastward along Steeles Avenue East to Tapscott Road,
ending their trips.

During morning rush hours, northbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops:

  • on McNicoll Avenue westbound beside #s 3480 and 3450 McNicoll,
  • on Maybrook Drive northbound beside #61 Maybrook, across from Newmill Gate and at Passmore Avenue,
  • on Passmore Avenue eastbound across from State Crown Drive, beside #395 Passmore and at Dynamic Drive,
  • on Dynamic Drive southbound beside #150 Dynamic, across from Turbina Avenue and north of McNicoll Avenue and
  • on McNicoll Avenue eastbound east of Dynamic Drive and at Markham Road.

Buses operating along the 42A Cummer route serve the westbound stops on McNicoll, the northbound stops on Maybrook, the eastbound stops on Passmore and the southbound stops on Dynamic at all times of the week, except overnight.

Northbound buses operating along the 130 Middlefield route also serve the northbound stops on Maybrook Mondays to Fridays only during morning rush hours.

Instead, during morning rush hours, northbound buses serve new stops (for this branch of the route)

  • on Dynamic Drive beside #85 Dynamic, north of Turbina Avenue, beside #145 Dynamic and at Passmore Avenue,
  • on Markham Road north of Passmore Avenue, at Select Avenue and Steeles Avenue East and
  • on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road.

Buses operating along the 102B branch of the route also serve the stops on Markham at all times of the week, except during rush hours and overnight.

Buses operating along the 102D branch of the route also serve the stops on Markham every day before 10 p.m.

Buses operating along the 53B Steeles East local route also serve the stop on Markham Road north of Passmore and at Select at all times, except during afternoon rush hours and overnight.

Buses operating along the 53E Steeles East express route also serve the stop on Markham Road north of Passmore and at Select during morning rush hours.

Buses operating along the 53 Steeles East and 353 Steeles overnight route also serve the stop on Steeles East at all times.

During afternoon rush hours

Southbound buses start their trips on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road, then proceed:

southward along Tapscott;
westward along Select Avenue;
southward along Markham Road; and then
eastward along Passmore Avenue to Dynamic Drive,
resuming their usual route southward along Dynamic.

During afternoon rush hours, buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • on McNicoll Avenue westbound beside #s 3480 and 3450 McNicoll,
  • on Passmore Avenue eastbound across from State Crown Drive, beside #395 Passmore and at Dynamic Drive and
  • on Dynamic Drive southbound beside #150 Dynamic, across from Turbina Avenue and north of McNicoll Avenue and
  • on McNicoll Avenue eastbound east of Dynamic Drive and at Markham Road.

Buses operating along the 42A Cummer route serve the westbound stops on McNicoll, the northbound stops on Maybrook, the eastbound stops on Passmore and the southbound stops on Dynamic at all times of the week, except overnight.

Buses operating along the 130 Middlefield route also serve the northbound stops on Maybrook Mondays to Fridays only during morning rush hours.

Instead, during afternoon rush hours, buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this branch of the route):

  • on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road,
  • on Select Avenue at Markham Road,
  • on Markham Road at Passmore Avenue.

Buses operating along the 102B branch of the route also serve all these stops at all times of the week except during rush hours and overnight.

Buses operating along the 53 Steeles East and 353 Steeles overnight route also serve the stop on Steeles East at all times.

Buses operating along the 53B Steeles East local and 53E Steeles East express routes also serve the stop on Select Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Buses operating along the 102D branch of the route also serve the stops on Markham Road every day except after 10 p.m.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Markham and Nashdene Roads, then proceed:

northward along Markham; and then
eastward along Steeles Avenue East to Tapscott Road,
ending their trips.

During afternoon rush hours, northbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops

  • on Nashdene Road westbound west of Markham Road,
  • on Dynamic Drive northbound north of Nashdene Road and at McNicoll Avenue and
  • on McNicoll Avenue westbound beside #s 3480 and 3450 McNicoll,
  • on Passmore Avenue eastbound across from State Crown Drive, beside #395 Passmore and at Dynamic Drive and
  • on Dynamic Drive southbound beside #150 Dynamic, across from Turbina Avenue and north of McNicoll Avenue and
  • on McNicoll Avenue east of Dynamic Drive and at Markham Road.

The TTC no longer serves the westbound stop on Nashdene or the northbound stops on Dynamic between Nashdene and McNicoll during afternoon rush hours.

Buses operating along the 42A Cummer route serve the westbound stops on McNicoll, the northbound stops on Maybrook, the eastbound stops on Passmore and the southbound stops on Dynamic at all times of the week, except overnight.

Buses operating along the 130 Middlefield route also serve the northbound stops on Maybrook Mondays to Fridays only during morning rush hours.

Instead, during afternoon rush hours, northbound buses serve new stops (for this branch of the route):

  • on Markham Road at Nashdene Road, McNicoll Avenue, across from Turbina Avenue, south of Passmore Avenue, north of Passmore Avenue, and at Select Avenue and Steeles Avenue East and
  • on Steeles Avenue East at Tapscott Road.

Buses operating along the 102B branch of the route also serve the stops on Markham at all times of the week, except during rush hours and overnight.

Buses operating along the 102D branch of the route also serve the stops on Markham Road at every day before 10 p.m.

Buses operating along the 53B Steeles East local route also serve the stop on Markham Road north of Passmore and at Select at all times, except during afternoon rush hours and overnight.

Buses operating along the 53E Steeles East express route also serve the stop on Markham Road north of Passmore and at Select during morning rush hours.

102D branch

Buses remain on Markham Road at all times and do not divert onto Dynamic Drive Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

During morning rush hours

Northbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops:

  • on Nashdene Road westbound west of Markham Road,
  • on Dynamic Drive northbound north of Nashdene Road and at McNicoll Avenue, beside #85 Dynamic, north of Turbina Avenue, beside #145 Dynamic and at Passmore Avenue.

Buses operating along the 102C branch continue to serve these stops during morning rush hours.

Instead, northbound buses serve these stops:

  • on Markham Road at Nashdene Road, McNicoll Avenue, across from Turbina Avenue and south of Passmore Avenue.

Buses operating along the 102B branch of the route also serve these stops at all times of the week, except during rush hours and overnight.

During afternoon rush hours

Southbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops:

  • on Dynamic Drive ** beside #150 Dynamic, across from Turbina Avenue and north of McNicoll Avenue and
  • on McNicoll Avenue east of Dynamic Drive and at Markham Road.

Buses operating along the 102C branch continue to serve these stops during morning rush hours.

Buses operating along the 42A Cummer route serve the stops on Dynamic at all times of the week, except overnight.

Instead, southbound buses serve these stops:

  • on Markham Road at Passmore, Turbina and McNicoll Avenues.

Buses operating along the 102B branch of the route also serve these stops at all times of the week, except during rush hours and overnight.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service and making another change to service along the route.

70 O’Connor

Since Thursday, October 22, the TTC has interlined buses with the 22 Coxwell route during ongoing construction in the bus loop at Coxwell Station.

Since construction started, the TTC has slightly revised the path for southbound buses operating along the route, to improve service for passengers. Starting Sunday, January 3, the TTC makes this routing change official.

Southbound buses end their trips on Strathmore Boulevard beside the entrance to Coxwell Station. Northbound buses continue to start their trips at a temporary stop on the east side of Coxwell just north of Danforth.

Construction in the loop and the temporary routing continue until December.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

363 Ossington overnight

The TTC is closing Exhibition Loop for construction, starting Sunday, January 3. From Sunday, January 3 until August, it’s revising the path for buses operating along the route.

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Manitoba Drive and the Exhibition Loop access road, then detour:

southward along Canada Boulevard; and then
eastward into Princes’ Gate Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop:

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop:

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.
320 Yonge overnight

In June 2011, the TTC revised the southern loop of the route to accommodate construction on Front Street East - part of the project to build a second platform at Union subway station.

Starting Sunday, January 4, the TTC makes this temporary routing permanent.

Southbound buses operate along their previous route to Yonge and Wellington Streets, then detour:

westward along Wellington Street West;
southward along Bay Street;
eastward along Queens Quay West; and then
northward along Yonge Street to a stop just north of Queens Quay East.

Southbound buses skip their previous stops

  • on Yonge Street at Front Street West, Lake Shore Boulevard West and Queens Quay West.

Instead, southbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at stops

  • on Bay Street south of Wellington Street West, at Front Street West and Harbour Street,
  • on Queens Quay West east of Bay Street and
  • on Yonge Street north of Queens Quay East.

Northbound buses start their trips on Yonge Street north of Queens Quay East, then proceed:

northward along Yonge Street to Front Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Yonge.

Northbound buses skip their previous stops

  • on Yonge Street at Queens Quay West,
  • on Bay Street north of Queens Quay West and across from the Air Canada Centre and
  • on Front Street West east of Bay Street.

Instead, northbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Yonge Street north of Queens Quay East and at Front Street East.

Resuming extra service to and from high schools


50 Burnhamthorpe

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes extra trips for passengers traveling from Silverthorne Collegiate Institute.

32 Eglinton West

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes extra trips for passengers traveling from Marshall McLuhan and Michael Power / St. Joseph Catholic high schools.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

36 Finch West

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes an extra trip for passengers traveling from St. Basil the Great College School.

The TTC is also making other changes to service along the route.

12 Kingston Rd

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes extra trips for passengers traveling from Neil McNeill Catholic Secondary School.

48 Rathburn

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes extra trips for passengers traveling to and from Michael Power and St. Joseph Catholic Secondary Schools and from Silverthorne Collegiate Institute.

102 Markham Rd

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes an extra trip for passengers traveling from Cardinal Newman Catholic High School.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service, revising the path for buses operating along the route and making other changes to service along the route.

116 Morningside

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes an extra trip for passengers traveling from Pope John Paul Catholic High School and adjusts the schedule of an extra trip for passengers traveling from Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

84 Sheppard West

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes an extra trip for passengers traveling from St. Basil the Great College School.

112 West Mall

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes an extra trip for passengers traveling from Michael Power / St. Joseph Catholic high schools.

89 Weston

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes an extra trip for passengers traveling from St. Basil the Great College School.

165 Weston Rd North

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, January 4, the TTC resumes an extra trip for passengers traveling from St. Basil the Great College School.


Adjusting the schedules for vehicles operating along routes


502 Downtowner

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to provide more time for drivers to complete round trips along the route and improve the reliability of the service. The changes do not affect service levels, but should reduce the number of occasions that TTC supervisors short-turn streetcars and buses so that drivers can keep on schedule.

Starting Monday, January 4, it increases the round-trip times:

  • from 84 to 108 minutes Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • from 80 to 110 minutes from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • from 84 to 120 minutes during afternoon rush hours.

The TTC is also making a significant other change to service along the route.

35 Jane

Starting Monday, January 4, the first northbound bus leaves Jane Station on earlier, so that the TTC can more evenly space trip times along the 35 Jane and 335 Jane overnight routes.

The first northbound bus leaves the station at 5:02 a.m. and operates along the 35C branch “to Steeles”.

503 Kingston Rd tripper

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to provide more time for drivers to complete round trips along the route and improve the reliability of the service. The changes do not affect service levels, but should reduce the number of occasions that TTC supervisors short-turn streetcars and buses so that drivers can keep on schedule.

Starting Monday, January 4, it increases the round-trip times:

  • from 72 to 84 minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

The TTC is also making a significant other change to service along the route.

116 Morningside

Starting Monday, January 4, the northbound bus that usually leaves Guildwood Parkway south of Kingston Road at 3:18 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days, leaves, instead, four minutes later at 3:22 p.m. The bus operating on this trip primarily serves passengers traveling from Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate.

510 Spadina

The TTC is rearranging its service to the various branches of the route.

Before Sunday, January 4, streetcars serve the various branches:

Sundays and holidays

  • before about 8 a.m.: all cars to and from Union Station.
  • from about 8 a.m. until noon: alternate cars to and from King or Union Station.
  • from about noon until 7 p.m.: alternate cars to and from King, Queens Quay or Union Station.
  • after about 7 p.m.: all cars to and from Union Station.

Mondays to Fridays

  • morning rush hours: alternate cars to and from King or Union Station.
  • from about 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.: alternate cars to and from King, Queens Quay or Union Station.
  • after about 10 p.m.: all cars to and from Union Station.

Saturdays

  • before about 8 a.m.: all cars to and from Union Station.
  • from about 8 a.m. until noon: alternate cars to and from Queens Quay or Union Station.
  • from about noon until 10 p.m.: alternate cars to and from King, Queens Quay or Union Station.
  • after about 10 p.m.: all cars to and from Union Station.

Starting Sunday, January 4, it’s rearranging the service pattern:

Sundays and holidays

  • before about 8 a.m.: all cars to and from Union Station.
  • from about 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.: alternate cars to and from Queens Quay or Union Station.
  • after about 10 p.m.: all cars to and from Union Station.

Mondays to Fridays

  • until about 10 p.m.: alternate cars to and from King or Union Station.
  • after about 10 p.m.: all cars to and from Union Station.

Saturdays

  • before about 8 a.m.: all cars to and from Union Station.
  • from about 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.: alternate cars to and from Queens Quay or Union Station.
  • after about 10 p.m.: all cars to and from Union Station.

The TTC is also increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route and making other changes to service along the route.


Making other changes to service along routes


42 Cummer

Starting Sunday, January 4, the TTC revises service to the Tapscott Commercial Area in northeast Scarborough. It’s extending the 42A branch of the route so that buses operate further east - to Dynamic Road, one block west of Markham Road, instead of Maybrook Drive, one block east of Middlefield Road.

Consequently, it’s changing the destination signs for buses operating along the route.

Starting Sunday, January 4, signs read:

  • 42 branch: “to Finch Station” (no change);
  • 42A branch: “to Middlefield & Dynamic”, instead of “to Middlefield”;
  • 42B branch: “to Kennedy” (no change); and
  • 42C branch: “to Victoria Park” (no change).

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

502 Downtowner

Due to a shortage of streetcars, starting Monday, January 4, the TTC serves the route with buses.

Bus service continues until the TTC has enough low-floor accessible Toronto Flexity cars to assign to other routes and can then, in turn, re-assign those routes’ cars to this one.

The TTC is maintaining service levels, with buses dropping off or picking up passengers at stops along the route as frequently as streetcars.

However, it is also adjusting the schedules of the route.

36 Finch West

Since the TTC no longer operates shuttle buses to replace subway service north of Eglinton Station, it no longer interlines the buses with the 36 Finch West route.

Consequently, starting Sunday, January 3, the TTC schedules low-floor Novabus LFS articulated or “bendy” buses to operate along the route after 7 p.m. every day.

The TTC is also increasing service along the route.

504 King

The TTC has increased service along the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours by operating extra streetcars and buses to bolster the base service levels.

Starting Monday, January 4, it reorganizes the number and type of vehicles that it uses to supply this extra service.

During morning rush hours, it operates:

  • nine, instead of five, extra CLRVs (Canadian light rail vehicles);
  • no extra ALRVs (articulated light rail vehicles), instead of two; and
  • 17, instead of 21, buses serving stops between Roncesvalles and Broadview Avenues.

During afternoon rush hours, it operates:

  • seven CLRVs between Roncesvalles and Broadview (no change); and
  • nine, instead of 19, buses between Roncesvalles and Broadview.
502 Kingston Rd tripper

Due to a shortage of streetcars, starting Monday, January 4, the TTC serves the route with buses.

Bus service continues until the TTC has enough low-floor accessible Toronto Flexity cars to assign to other routes and can then, in turn, re-assign those routes’ cars to this one.

The TTC is maintaining service levels, with buses dropping off or picking up passengers at stops along the route as frequently as streetcars.

However, it is also adjusting the schedules of the route.

102 Markham Rd

The TTC is reorganizing its service to and from the Tapscott Commercial Area in northeast Scarborough to provide better service to passengers.

Consequently, it’s changing the destination signs for buses operating along the route.

Starting Sunday, January 4, signs read:

  • 102 branch: “to Warden Station” (no change);
  • 102A branch: “to Progress / Centennial College” (no change);
  • 102B branch: “to Steeles”, instead of “to McNicoll”;
  • 102C branch: “to Steeles via Dynamic”, instead of “to Passmore”; and
  • 102D branch: “to Major Mackenzie” (no change).

The TTC is also increasing service and increasing the frequency of service along the route.

116 Morningside

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes.

Starting Monday, **January 4, the TTC resumes service along the 116B branch of the route between Eglinton Avenue East / Kingston Road and Kennedy Station. Buses drop off or pick up passengers at unique stops for the branch every 12 minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

By resuming service to the branch, the TTC also increases the frequency of service along the route west of Markham Road.

That same day, the TTC introduces a new trip for passengers traveling to and from Centennial College’s Morningside campus and Pope John Paul II Catholic High School. The northbound bus leaves Morningside Avenue at Ellesmere Road at 2:55 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days.

The TTC is also adjusting the schedule for buses operating along the route.

501 Queen

** Starting Sunday, January 3, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the entire route from Neville Park to Long Branch every 10 minutes or less, all day, every day, except overnight.

To effect this service change, the TTC is splitting the route into two branches at Humber Loop every day before 10 p.m. Instead of operating both CLRVs (Canadian light rail vehicles) and ALRVs (articulated light rail vehicles) along the entire route, it’s assigning the CLRVs to operate only between Humber and Long Branch loops and the ALRVs between Neville Park and Humber loops.

It’s no longer operating the 10 extra buses that it’s temporarily provided to supplement streetcar service along the route since November.

71 Runnymede

The TTC is changing the destination sign for buses serving a branch of the route.

Starting Sunday, January 4, the signs read:

  • 71 branch: “to Runnymede Station”;
  • 71A branch: “to St Clair and Gunns”, instead of “to St Clair”; and
  • 71B branch: “to Industry St” (no change).
510 Spadina

The TTC is making this its first (almost) completely accessible streetcar route by (mostly) only assigning its new low-floor, accessible Toronto Flexity streetcars to serve the route.

(We write ‘almost’ and ‘mostly’ because the TTC needs to operate 14 streetcars to provide full service at most times of the week - and it only has 13 currently available. Expect some ALRTs (articulated light rail vehicles) to fill in the gap.)

For the first time, the TTC is also using route-number and branch-letter combinations to designate all branches of the route. Starting Sunday, January 4 (officially, anyway), streetcars use these destination signs on the route:

  • 510 branch - “to Spadina Station”;
  • 510A branch - “to Union Station”;
  • 510B branch - “to Spadina / Queen’s Quay”; and
  • 510C branch - “to King”.

Some readers report that these branch-identification destination signs already had appeared on Flexity streetcars operating along the route before January 4.

317 Spadina overnight

The TTC is only assigning its new low-floor, accessible Toronto Flexity streetcars to serve the route. The Flexity cars replace the smaller CLRVs (Canadian light rail vehicles) that previously plied the route.


Transit agencies interline two or more routes with a common terminal to save resources — meaning the number of drivers to operate vehicles and the number of vehicles. For example, a southbound bus operating along the 70 O’Connor route ends its trip on Strathmore Boulevard, in front of Coxwell Station. It then proceeds along the 22 Coxwell route, completes a round trip along that route and then returns to Coxwell and Danforth Avenues. It then proceeds northward along the 70 O’Connor route.