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Oriole (1927-1934)

Compiled by Pete Coulman
Originally appeared on Alan Gryfe’s Route HIstories Page


July 30, 1927

A new bus route launched, operating within the “City” system of the Toronto Transportation Commission. Buses operate from Lawton Loop at Yonge and Lawton via Lawton Boulevard, Lonsdale Road, Oriole Parkway, Eglinton Avenue and Avenue Road to Strathallan Boulevard. There, buses wye and return via the reverse route.




7 days a week, 18 hours a day

Oriole Route Map 1930

September 14, 1930

Coincident with the inauguration of the EGLINTON bus route, service cut back at the north end to a wye at Oriole Parkway and Eglinton Avenue.



7 days a week, 18 hours a day
(Sign assumed)


November 18, 1934

Last day of service. The next day, service on Oriole Parkway north of Chaplin Crescent provided by the new DAVISVILLE bus.

Oriole Image Archive

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