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144 Downtown/Don Valley Express


Compiled by Jeffrey Kay
Map by John Calnan

February 15, 1999

Service begins on a new route combining the old 144 PREMIUM EXPRESS VIA UNDERHILL and 136 PREMIUM EXPRESS VIA WYNFORD routes. Morning southbound trips depart from York Mills and Wynford as two separate branches, just as they did on the old 136 and 144 routes. In the afternoon, however, trips depart from the downtown and run via Wynford to the north end of Concorde Place cul-de-sac, then back south along Concorde Place, west on Concorde Gate, north on the Don Valley Parkway, east on Lawrence and north on Underhill over the old 144 route to York Mills. This route is operated from Wilson garage, and a premium fare continues to be charged.

October 16, 2000

The afternoon northbound routing is simplified through the Wynford Heights area with buses no longer serving Wynford Heights Crescent or the cul-de-sac at the north end of Concorde Place. Buses operate through the area via east on St. Dennis, north on Wynford, north on Concorde Place, west on Concorde Gate and north on the Don Valley Parkway.

March 31, 2002

Operation of this route is transferred from Wilson garage to the new Eglinton garage on Comstock Road.

September 3, 2002

Operation of this route is switched to Birchmount garage.

November 24, 2008

Operation of this route is switched back to Eglinton garage.

February 15, 2009

Accessible service is introduced, using low floor Orion VII buses on all runs.








Monday to Friday, rush hours only








Monday to Friday, rush hours only

November 25, 2019

Service on this route is changed to operate on the King Street Transit Priority Corridor in a trial basis. Buses on the route are changed to operate northbound from Charlotte/King via east on King Street, north on Power Street, east on Adelaide Street to the original routing. Southbound buses follow the original routing before proceeding west on Richmond Street, south on Parliament Street, west on King Street, north on Spadina Avenue, east on Adelaide Street, south on Charlotte Street to King Street.

Tuesday, March 23, 2020

As with other express services on the TTC, all service on this route is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Buses on this route are reallocated to local routes until further notice.

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