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TTC revises routes and services,
May 8



Now that spring is here, the TTC is making changes to its service to reflect seasonal travel patterns, starting Sunday, May 8.

Since fewer passengers travel to and from colleges, it’s decreasing service along many routes that serve those institutions. And, since more passengers travel to and from beaches, the waterfront, attractions and the airport, it’s increasing services along routes that serve those places.


Sources:

  • TTC, “Service Changes”, here;
  • TTC, “Service Summary, May 8, 2016 to June 18, 2016” (.pdf), here.
  • Steve Munro, “TTC Service Changes Effective May 8, 2016”, here.

The TTC is revising service along these routes: 6 Bay, 9 Bellamy, 25 Don Mills, 29 Dufferin, 38 Highland Creek, 41E Keele express, 42 Cummer, 45 Kipling, 47 Lansdowne, 60F Steeles West express, 73 Royal York, 75 Sherbourne, 77 Swansea, 85 Sheppard East, 86 Scarborough, 89 Weston, 92 Woodbine South, 94 Wellesley, 97 Yonge, 101 Downsview Park, 102 Markham Rd, 105 Dufferin North, 108 Downsview, 130 Middlefield, 134 Progress, 165 Weston Rd North, 172 Cherry St, 191 Highway 27 rocket, 192 Airport rocket, 195 Jane rocket, 198 U of T rocket, 501 Queen, 504 King, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton, 509 Harbourfront, 510 Spadina, 511 Bathurst.

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Specifically, it’s resuming service along branches; cancelling service along a branch; increasing service along routes; decreasing service along a route; increasing the frequency of service along routes; decreasing the frequency of service along routes; revising the path for buses and streetcars operating along routes; making seasonal changes to services along routes; adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes; and making other changes to service along routes.

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Resuming service along branches of routes


172 Cherry St

Since more passengers travel to and from Cherry Beach during spring and summer, the TTC is operating one more bus along the route. With one more bus, it resumes service along the 172B branch.

Starting Sunday, May 8, westbound buses operate along the usual route to Commissioners and Cherry Streets, then proceed:

southward along Cherry;
turning around through Cherry Beach Loop; and then continuing
northward along Cherry to Commissioners,
resuming their usual route northward along Cherry.

Eastbound buses operate along the regular route to Commissioners and Cherry Streets, then proceed:

southward along Cherry;
turning around through Cherry Beach Loop; and then continuing
northward along Cherry to Commissioners,
resuming their usual route eastward along Commissioners.

Buses operate along the 172B branch to and from Cherry Beach after about 8:30 a.m. Sundays, after about 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays and holidays.

Buses in both directions drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • southbound on Cherry Street south of Commissioners and Polson Streets and at Unwin Avenue,
  • in Cherry Beach Loop and
  • northbound on Cherry Street north of Unwin Avenue, across from Polson Street and at Commissioners Street.

The TTC plans to replace service along the 172 Cherry St route - including service to and from Cherry Beach - with new routes, starting Sunday, June 19.

To accommodate the longer trips to and from Cherry Beach, the TTC is decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

165 Weston Rd North

Starting Sunday, May 1, the TTC extends the path for buses serving the route so they operate to and from Canada’s Wonderland. Service to and from Wonderland operates from about 8:30 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. Saturdays, and from about 8:40 a.m. until 8:20 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

It designates buses serving Wonderland as operating along the 165B branch of the route.

It also decreases the frequency of service along part of the route.

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Cancelling service along a branch of a route


191A Highway 27 rocket

Since fewer passengers travel to and from Humber College’s North campus during spring and summer, the TTC is cancelling a short-turn branch of the route.

Friday, May 6 was the last day until September that it operates buses along the 191A branch between the campus and Kipling Station Monday-to-Friday mornings.

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

Spring / summer service ends and regular service along the branch resumes Tuesday, September 6.

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Increasing service along routes


172 Cherry St

Since more passengers travel to and from Cherry Beach during spring and summer, the TTC is resuming service along the 172B branch after about 8:30 a.m. Sundays, after about 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays and holidays.

Buses in both directions drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • southbound on Cherry Street south of Commissioners and Polson Streets and at Unwin Avenue,
  • in Cherry Beach Loop and
  • northbound on Cherry Street north of Unwin Avenue, across from Polson Street and at Commissioners Street.

The TTC plans to replace service along the 172 Cherry St route - including service to and from Cherry Beach - with new routes, starting Sunday, June 19.

To accommodate the longer trips to and from Cherry Beach, the TTC is decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

101 Downsview Park

Since more passengers travel to and from the park during spring and summer, the TTC is increasing the hours of service.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses operate along the route all day Mondays to Fridays, instead of only Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 20 minutes every day.

This year, this will not be just a seasonal service. The TTC will continue Monday-to-Friday service along the route in September and year-round.

29 Dufferin

Since more passengers travel to and from Exhibition Place during spring and summer, the TTC’s restoring service along the 29C branch of the route weekend evenings. Buses start and end their trips in Princes’ Gate Loop, instead of Dufferin Loop, during those times.

Starting Sunday, May 8, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the branch:

  • every 10 minutes Sundays and holidays after about 7 p.m.

Starting Saturday, May 14, buses serve stops along the branch:

  • every 8 minutes Saturdays from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 10 minutes after about 10 p.m.

During major events in Exhibition Place, including the Canadian National Exhibition, the TTC withdraws service along the branch, with all buses starting and ending their trips in Dufferin Loop.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Saturday, September 10.

45 Kipling

Starting Sunday, May 15, the TTC operates two more northbound buses along the route as the last two trips for the Saturday schedules.

The buses leave Kipling Station at 1:55 and 2:20 a.m.

47 Lansdowne

Starting Monday, May 9, the TTC operates an earlier northbound bus along the route Mondays to Fridays.

The bus leaves Lansdowne Avenue just north of Queen Street West at 5:15 a.m.

73 Royal York

Starting Monday, May 9, the TTC operates an earlier northbound bus along the 73C branch of the to Claireport via Albion route Mondays to Fridays.

The bus leaves Royal York Station at 4:45 a.m.

86 Scarborough

Starting Saturday, April 30, the TTC operates buses to and from the Toronto Zoo Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Since the zoo closes at 7 p.m. in May and early June, the TTC operates later service along the 86A branch of the route, with the last buses leaving the zoo at about 8 p.m. seven days a week.

85 Sheppard East

The Toronto Zoo closes at 7 p.m. in May and early June, so the TTC operates later service along the 85D and 85F branches of the route to and from the zoo.

Starting Saturday, April 30, the last buses leave the zoo at about 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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Decreasing service along a route


102 Markham Rd

Since fewer passengers travel to and from Centennial College’s Progress campus during spring and fall, the TTC is cancelling some trips along the 102A branch of the route.

Friday, May 6 was the last day until September that the TTC operated the southbound buses that usually leave the campus at 7:07, 7:17, 8:17 and 8:27 a.m. Mondays to Fridays.

It’s also the last day until September that it operates the northbound buses that usually leave Warden Station at 7:42 and 7:52 a.m.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

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Increasing the frequency of service along routes


192 Airport rocket

Since more passengers travel to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport during spring and summer, the TTC is operating more buses along the route. With more buses, it increases the frequency of service at various times of the week.

Starting Sunday, May 8, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 7½ minutes, instead of every 8½ minutes, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays after about 11 a.m.

Starting Monday, May 9, the buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 8½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Summer / spring service ends and regular service resumes Sunday, September 4.

511 Bathurst

Since more passengers travel to and from Exhibition Place and the western waterfront during spring and summer, the TTC’s operating more streetcars along the route. With more streetcars, it increases the frequency of service Sundays and holidays.

Starting Sunday, May 8, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 4½ minutes, instead of every 5 minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 5 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 8 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 6 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 8 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Summer / spring service ends and regular service resumes Sunday, September 4.

108 Downsview

The TTC is increasing the running time - the time it schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route - to improve the reliability of the service. By increasing the running time, it both increases and decreases the frequency of the service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at unique stops along the separate 108A and 108B branches of the route between Arleta Avenue / Grandravine Drive and Tuscan Gate / Sheppard Avenue West. Buses operating along both branches serve passengers at common stops north of Arleta / Grandravine and east of Tuscan / Sheppard West.

During morning rush hours, buses serve:

  • unique branch stops every 12½ minutes, instead of every 13 minutes; and
  • common stops every 6 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 6½ minutes.
509 Harbourfront

Since more passengers travel to and from the central waterfront during spring and summer, the TTC is operating more streetcars along the route. With more streetcars, it can increase the frequency of service weekend mornings and evenings.

Starting Sunday, May 8, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 11 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 4 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes, from about 8 a.m. until noon; and
  • every 5 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 9 minutes, after about 7 p.m.

Starting Saturday, May 14, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 8½ minutes, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 4 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes, from about 8 a.m. until noon; and
  • every 5 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 9 minutes, after about 7 p.m.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Saturday, September 10.

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

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94 Wellesley

The TTC is adjusting the schedule to reduce congestion in Ossington Station bus terminal. It’s both increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route at different times of the route.

Starting Sunday, May 8, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops west of Wellesley Station:

  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 14 minutes, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

They serve passengers at stops east of Wellesley Station:

  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 4½ minutes, instead of every 5 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Starting Monday, May 9, the buses serve stops west of Wellesley Station:

  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 14 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

They serve passengers at stops east of Wellesley Station:

  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 4½ minutes, instead of every 5 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.
92 Woodbine South

Since more passengers travel to and from Ashbridge’s Bay Park and Woodbine Beach during spring and summer, the TTC operates more buses along the route. With more buses, it increases the frequency of service Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Starting Sunday, May 8, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 7 p.m.; and
  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, May 14, the buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, Saturdays before about 7 p.m.;
  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

196 York University rocket

The TTC is increasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays east of Downsview Station:

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • every 6 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 7½ minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 7:30 until 10:20 a.m.
  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes from about 10:20 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 6 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 7½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours;
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service east of Downsview Station.

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Decreasing the frequency of service along routes


6 Bay

Since fewer passengers travel to and from George Brown College’s Waterfront campus during spring and summer, the TTC is operating fewer buses along the route. With fewer buses, it decreases the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 5 minutes.
506 Carlton

The TTC is increasing the running time - the time that it schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route - to improve the reliability of the service. However, by increasing the running time, it also decreases the frequency of the service.

Starting Monday, May 9, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 4 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 4 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

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

172 Cherry St

Since more passengers travel to and from Cherry Beach during spring and summer, the TTC is operating one more bus along the route. With one more bus, it’s resuming service along the 172B branch at various times of the week.

Starting Sunday, May 8, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the entire route:

  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 25 minutes, Sundays and holidays after about 8:30 a.m., Mondays to Fridays after about 7 p.m. and all day Saturdays and Sundays.
42 Cummer

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

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops east of Kennedy Road:

  • every 25 minutes, instead of every 23 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 26 minutes, instead of every 24 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

They serve passengers at stops between Kennedy and Victoria Park Avenue:

  • every 12½ minutes, instead of every 11½ minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

They serve passengers west of Victoria Park:

  • every 6 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes 45 seconds, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.
108 Downsview

The TTC is increasing the running time - the time it schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route - to improve the reliability of the service. By increasing the running time, it both increases and decreases the frequency of the service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at unique stops along the separate 108A and 108B branches of the route between Arleta Avenue / Grandravine Drive and Tuscan Gate / Sheppard Avenue West. Buses operating along both branches serve passengers at common stops north of Arleta / Grandravine and east of Tuscan / Sheppard West.

During afternoon rush hours, buses serve:

  • unique branch stops every 15 minutes, instead of every 14 minutes; and
  • common stops every 7½ minutes, instead of every 7 minutes.
509 Harbourfront

The TTC is decreasing the frequency of service along the route weekend afternoons.

Starting Sunday, May 8, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 4½ minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 20 seconds, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from about noon until 7 p.m.

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

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38 Highland Creek

Since fewer passengers travel to and from the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus during spring and summer, the TTC is operating fewer buses along the route. With fewer buses, it’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops east of U of T Scarborough:

  • every 9½ minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, during morning rush hours;
  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes 15 seconds, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 16 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

The buses serve stops west of U of T Scarborough:

  • every 9½ minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, during morning rush hours;
  • every 7½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 8 seconds, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

191 Highway 27 rocket

Since fewer passengers travel to and from Humber College’s North campus during spring and summer, the TTC is operating fewer buses along the route. With fewer buses, it’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 6 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes 45 seconds, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 45 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.

The TTC is also cancelling a branch of the route during spring and summer.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

195 Jane rocket

Since fewer passengers travel to and from York University’s Keele campus during spring and summer, the TTC’s operating fewer buses along the route. With fewer buses, it’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 9 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 8½ minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes from about 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

41E Keele express

Since fewer passengers travel to and from York University’s Keele campus during spring and summer, the TTC’s operating fewer buses along the route. With fewer buses, it’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 14½ minutes, instead of every 12½ minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 15½ minutes, instead of every 13 minutes 45 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

134 Progress

Since fewer passengers travel to and from Centennial College’s Progress campus during spring and fall, the TTC is operating fewer buses along the 134C branch of the route. With fewer buses, it’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 6 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes, during morning rush hours;
  • every 8 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 6½ minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 6 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes 15 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

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75 Sherbourne

Since fewer passengers travel to and from George Brown College’s Waterfront campus during spring and summer, the TTC is operating fewer buses along the route to decrease the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 40 seconds, during morning rush hours;]
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

510 Spadina

Since more passengers travel to and from the central waterfront during spring and summer, the TTC usually increases the frequency of service along the route.

This year, however, it’s adjusting the schedules to accommodate delays resulting from streetcars operating along the 501 Queen route that are detouring along Spadina Avenue. This results in less frequent service at all times of the week.

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60F Steeles West express

Since fewer passengers travel to and from York University’s Keele campus during spring and summer, the TTC’s operating fewer buses along the route. With fewer buses, it’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 11 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 11 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

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

77 Swansea

The TTC is increasing the running time - the time it schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route - to improve the reliability of the service. By increasing the running time, it also decreases the frequency of the service.

Starting Sunday, May 8, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 24 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
198 U of T Scarborough rocket

Since fewer passengers travel to and from the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus during spring and summer, the TTC is operating fewer buses along the route. With fewer buses it’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

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94 Wellesley

The TTC is adjusting the schedule to reduce congestion in Ossington Station bus terminal. It’s both increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route at different times of the route.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops west of Wellesley Station:

  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

They serve passengers at stops east of Wellesly Station:

  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes.
89 Weston

The TTC is increasing the running time - the time it schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route — Mondays to Fridays before about 3 p.m. By increasing the running time, it improves the reliability of the service during upcoming City of Toronto construction on Weston Road. However, increasing the running time also decreases the frequency of the service.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 45 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 9½ minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
165 Weston Rd North

Starting Sunday, May 1, the TTC extends the path for buses serving the route so they operate to and from Canada’s Wonderland. Service to and from Wonderland operates from about 8:30 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. Saturdays, and from about 8:40 a.m. until 8:20 p.m. Sundays and holidays

Starting Saturday, May 14, it also decreases the frequency of service north of Steeles Avenue East Saturdays.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops north of Steeles East:

  • every 45 minutes, instead of every 27 minutes, Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until noon; and
  • every 42 minutes, instead of every 28 minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.
196 York University rocket

Since fewer passengers travel to and from York University’s Keele campus during spring and summer, the TTC’s operating fewer buses along the route. With fewer buses, it’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays west of Downsview Station.

Starting Monday, May 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • every 3 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 2½ minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 7:30 until 10:20 a.m.
  • every 3 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 2½ minutes from about 10:20 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 3 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 2½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours;
  • every 4&12frac; minutes, instead of every 4 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service east of Downsview Station.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

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Revising the path for buses and streetcars operating along routes


506 Carlton

During upcoming City of Toronto construction on Coxwell Avenue, the TTC is revising the path for streetcars entering or leaving service.

Starting Sunday, May 11, the cars start or end regular service at Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East, instead of Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route and adjusting the schedules for streetcars operating along the route.

165 Weston Rd North

Starting Sunday, May 1, the TTC extends the path for buses serving the route so they operate to and from Canada’s Wonderland. Service to and from Wonderland operates from about 8:30 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. Saturdays, and from about 8:40 a.m. until 8:20 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

It also decreases the frequency of service along part of the route.

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Making seasonal changes to services along routes


192 Airport rocket

Since more passengers travel to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport during spring and summer, the TTC is increasing the frequency of service along the route at various times of the week.

511 Bathurst

Since more passengers travel to and from Exhibition Place and the western waterfront during spring and summer, the TTC’s operating more streetcars along the route. With more streetcars, it increases the frequency of service Sundays and holidays.

6 Bay

Since fewer passengers travel to and from George Brown College’s Waterfront campus during spring and summer, the TTC is decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

172 Cherry St

Since more passengers travel to and from Cherry Beach during spring and summer, the TTC is resuming service along the 172B branch after about 8:30 a.m. Sundays, after about 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays and holidays.

29 Dufferin

Since more passengers travel to and from Exhibition Place during spring and summer, the TTC’s restoring service along the 29C branch of the route weekend evenings. Buses start and end their trips in Princes’ Gate Loop, instead of Dufferin Loop, during those times.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Saturday, September 10.

509 Harbourfront

Since more passengers travel to and from the central waterfront during spring and summer, the TTC is increasing the frequency of service weekend mornings and evenings.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Saturday, September 10.

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38 Highland Creek

Since fewer passengers travel to and from the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus during spring and summer, the TTC is decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m.

191 Highway 27 rocket

Since fewer passengers travel to and from Humber College’s North campus during spring and summer, the TTC is decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. It’s also cancelling a branch of the route.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

195 Jane rocket

Since fewer passengers travel to and from York University’s Keele campus during spring and summer, the TTC’s operating fewer buses along the route. With fewer buses, it’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

41E Keele express

Since fewer passengers travel to and from York University’s Keele campus during spring and summer, the TTC’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

102 Markham Rd

Since fewer passengers travel to and from Centennial College’s Progress campus during spring and fall, the TTC is cancelling some trips along the 102A branch of the route.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

130 Middlefield

Starting Monday, May 9, the TTC operates an earlier northbound bus along the route Mondays to Fridays.

The bus leaves Scarborough Centre Station at 5:40 a.m.

134 Progress

Since fewer passengers travel to and from Centennial College’s Progress campus during spring and fall, the TTC is decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

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86 Scarborough

Starting Saturday, April 30, the TTC operates buses to and from the Toronto Zoo Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Since the zoo closes at 7 p.m. in May and early June, the TTC operates later service along the 86A branch of the route.

85 Sheppard East

The Toronto Zoo closes at 7 p.m. in May and early June, so the TTC operates later service along the 85D and 85F branches of the route to and from the zoo.

75 Sherbourne

Since fewer passengers travel to and from George Brown College’s Waterfront campus during spring and summer, the TTC is operating fewer buses along the route. With fewer buses, it’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

60F Steeles West express

Since fewer passengers travel to and from York University’s Keele campus during spring and summer, the TTC’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

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

198 U of T Scarborough rocket

Since fewer passengers travel to and from the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus during spring and summer, the TTC is decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

165 Weston Rd North

Starting Sunday, May 1, the TTC extends the path for buses serving the route so they operate to and from Canada’s Wonderland. Service to and from Wonderland operates from about 8:30 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. Saturdays, and from about 8:40 a.m. until 8:20 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

It also decreases the frequency of service along part of the route.

92 Woodbine South

Since more passengers travel to and from Ashbridge’s Bay Park and Woodbine Beach during spring and summer, the TTC is increasing the frequency of service Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

196 York University rocket

Since fewer passengers travel to and from York University’s Keele campus during spring and summer, the TTC’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays west of Downsview Station.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service east of Downsview Station.

Spring / summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

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Adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes


9 Bellamy

Starting Monday, May 9, the TTC adjusts the schedule so that the first northbound bus ends its trip in Scarborough Centre Station bus terminal at 5:25 a.m. Mondays to Fridays.

By adjusting the arrival time for the first bus, the TTC improves service for passengers connecting with other TTC or GO Transit buses or trains at Scarborough Centre Station or GO Bus Terminal.

506 Carlton

Starting Sunday, May 8, the TTC adjusts the schedules for streetcars operating along the route, removing the extra time it added during construction at Russell Carhouse. Streetcars can leave the carhouse to enter service more quickly now that construction has ended, since TTC staff do not have to reverse the cars to exit the yard.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route and revising the path for streetcars operating along the route.

25 Don Mills

Starting Sunday, May 8, the TTC is adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route every day, to improve the reliability of the service. It’s changing specific trip times, but buses continue to drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 10 minutes or better at all times.

505 Dundas

Starting Sunday, May 8, the TTC adjusts the schedules for streetcars operating along the route, removing the extra time it added during construction at Russell Carhouse. Streetcars can leave the carhouse to enter service more quickly now that construction has ended, since TTC staff do not have to reverse the cars to exit the yard.

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504 King

Starting Sunday, May 8, the TTC adjusts the schedules for streetcars operating along the route, removing the extra time it added during construction at Russell Carhouse. Streetcars can leave the carhouse to enter service more quickly now that construction has ended, since TTC staff do not have to reverse the cars to exit the yard.

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

501 Queen

Starting Sunday, May 8, the TTC adjusts the schedules for streetcars operating along the route, removing the extra time it added during construction at Russell Carhouse. Streetcars can leave the carhouse to enter service more quickly now that construction has ended, since TTC staff do not have to reverse the cars to exit the yard.

During City of Toronto construction on Queen Street West, the TTC is detouring the cars along King Street West between Shaw Street and Spadina Avenue.

It’s maintaining the frequency of service throughout the construction period, but is rearranging the service pattern among branches. It’s also operating buses between Shaw and Spadina.

(This section of the post is still “under construction”.)

97 Yonge

The TTC is adjusting the branches of the route to reduce delays resulting from City of Toronto construction on Yonge Street north of Sheppard Avenue.

(This section of the post is still “under construction”.)

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Making other changes to service along routes


105 Dufferin North

The TTC is reassigning one of the 18-metre (60-foot) Novabus LFS Articulated (“bendy”) buses that it currently operates along this route, and replacing it with a standard 12-metre (40-foot) bus.

Starting Monday, May 9, the TTC is using the articulated bus as a spare to bolster service along the 29 Dufferin route.

509 Harbourfront

From Victoria Day, Monday, May 23 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, the TTC again operates one of its restored Presidents’ Conference Committee (PCC) cars along the route noon until 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

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

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504 King

Starting Monday, May 9, the TTC operates two more buses along the route Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours. The buses serve the busiest part of the route between Roncesvalles Avenue and Parliament Street.

The buses replace two streetcars, which the TTC is reassigning to serve the 501 Queen route.

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

60F Steeles West express

Starting Monday, May 9, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a new stop

  • on Ian Macdonald Boulevard at The Chimneystack Road.

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

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