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Kingsway Coach (1945-1946)

Compiled by Pete Coulman and Alan Gryfe


The TTC’s Coach services were a series of premium express routes operated using coaches from the TTC’s Gray Coach subsidiary between 1925 and 1954. For a higher fare, passengers received a faster ride downtown on comfortable seats.

November 26, 1945

Service begins on the premium fare express route (a branch of the TTC’s KINGSWAY operations) from Bloor Street and Royal York Road to downtown Toronto via Bloor, (South) Kingsway, Lake Shore Drive, Dowling Avenue and King Street, looping clockwise via Bay, Adelaide and Yonge Streets. The first two morning and last two evening trips were extended from and to Burnhamthorpe & Holloway Roads (two block east of Kipling Avenue) via Bloor, Islington and Canning. Service was provided every 30 minutes, Monday through Saturday, but there were no transfer privileges.



Monday to Saturday, 12 hours a day
(Sign assumed)



Monday to Saturday, rush hours only
(Sign assumed)

December 7, 1945

Route changed to operate both directions via Parkside Drive, instead of the Kingsway, between Bloor and Lakeshore.

December 29, 1945

Eastern terminus of the route changed to Adelaide and Yonge.

March 4, 1946

Service reduced to operate only during rush hours.

April 13, 1946

Last day of operation. Service cancelled due to low ridership.

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