160 Bathurst North
Late evening service removed
Service will be removed after 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Customers will continue to be served by the 7 Bathurst, 96 Wilson, and 165 Weston Rd. North routes.
49 Bloor West
The west-end loop will be expanded after 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. Buses on the new 49A Bloor West (Kipling Stn-Markland Wood and Burnhamthorpe) branch will run west on Bloor, north on Markland, north on Mill, east on Burnhamthorpe, south on West Mall, and east on Bloor.
Downtown Express Routes
New route names & combined trips
307 Eglinton West
136 Premium Express via Wynford will be 144 Downtown/Don Valley Express
141 Premium Express via Mt. Pleasant will be 141 Downtown/Mt. Pleasant Express
142 Premium Express via Avenue Rd. will be 142 Downtown/Avenue Rd. Express
143 Premium Express via Queen East will be 143 Downtown/Beach Express
144 Premium Express via Underhill will be 144 Downtown/Don Valley Express
The northbound trips on Routes 136 and 144 will be combined in the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday. Buses will run from downtown, north on the Don Valley Parkway, to St. Dennis, Wynford Heights, and Concorde Place, then north again on the Don Valley Parkway, and north from Lawrence on Underhill and Valleywoods, and east on York Mills to Victoria Park. In the morning, the trips from Underhill and from Wynford will continue to run separately, but both will be identified as Route 144.
Extension to Pearson Airport
309 Finch West
Extension to Humberwood Loop
New Saturday service
12 Kingston Rd
Removal of service east of St. Clair Ave.
197 North Yonge
New route during construction of Sheppard Subway
The 97 Yonge route will be divided into two separate routes, seven days a week, to improve the reliability of service south of York Mills Road during the construction of the Sheppard Subway, expected to be complete in 2002. Buses on the northern part of the route will run between Lawrence Station and Steeles (serving Moore Park and Hilda), and will be identified as 197 North Yonge (Lawrence Stn-Steeles).
New Sunday and holiday service
76 Royal York South
New service on Grand Avenue
New service will be provided during the morning and afternoon peak periods from Monday to Friday by the 76B Royal York South (Royal York Stn-Queensway and Grand Ave.) branch. Buses will run from Royal York Station, south on Royal York, east on the Queensway, south on Grand, west on Portland, and will return north on Royal York.
163 Rustic Rd
New service will be provided during the morning and afternoon peak periods from Monday to Friday. The 163 Rustic Rd (Wilson Stn-Jane) route will run from Wilson Station, west on Wilson, south on Keele, west on Rustic, north on Culford, and west on Falstaff to an on-street loop at Jane.
Removal of non-summer weekend service to Toronto Zoo
Service to the Toronto Zoo will be removed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays outside the summer. The 85 Sheppard East route will continue to serve the zoo on weekends, and the 86 Scarborough route will continue to serve the zoo from Monday to Friday.
85 Sheppard East
Through service at Meadowvale Road on weekends
Saturday, Sunday, and holiday service east of Meadowvale Road will be an extension of the service west of Meadowvale Road, instead of a separate branch as at present. During the daytime, and during the early evening in summer, buses will run on a new 85D Sheppard East (Sheppard Stn-Rouge Hill GO Stn via Toronto Zoo) branch. During the early evening outside the summer, buses will follow the same 85A Sheppard East (Sheppard Stn-Rouge Hill GO Stn) branch as is used during the week.
88 South Leaside
Removal of Saturday evening service to Thorncliffe Park
53 Steeles East
Service east of Laird Drive to Thorncliffe Park will be removed in the early evening on Saturdays. Customers travelling to or from Thorncliffe Park will continue to be served by the 25 Don Mills, 100 Flemingdon Park, and 81 Thorncliffe Park routes.
New service on Elson Street east of McCowan Road
The east-end loop of the 53B Steeles East (Finch Stn-Markham Rd) and 53E Steeles East Express (Finch Stn-Markham Rd) branches will be expanded. These branches run during the morning and afternoon peak periods and the midday from Monday to Friday. Buses will run east on Steeles, north on McCowan, east on Elson, south on Highway 48, and will return west on Steeles.
New service to West Park Hospital and removal of late evening service north of St. Clair Avenue
During the morning and afternoon peak periods from Monday to Friday, every third bus will be extended north on Weston Road to West Park Hospital. Buses on the new 168B Symington (Dundas West Stn-West Park) branch will run west on Rogers Road, north on Weston, west on Dora Spencer, south on Charlton Settlement, and west on Buttonwood to West Park Hospital. Service will be removed north of St. Clair Avenue after approximately 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Customers travelling to or from the section of Old Weston Road north of St. Clair will still be served by the 41 Keele route.
112 West MalL
During the morning and afternoon peak periods from Monday to Friday, the trips between Kipling Station and Disco Road will operate via Rangoon, on a new branch, 112F West Mall (Kipling Stn-Disco Rd via Rangoon and Carlingview). This will provide more frequent service on Rangoon during peak periods.
165 Weston Rd North
New Sunday and holiday late evening service
Extension to Steeles Avenue
Route divided into two sections
The 97 Yonge route will be divided into two separate routes, to improve the reliability of service south of York Mills Road during the construction of the Sheppard Subway, expected to be complete in 2002. The northern part of the route will be named 197 North Yonge, and was described earlier. During the morning and afternoon peak periods, buses will run on two branches, 97A Yonge (York Mills Stn-Davisville Stn via Yonge Blvd.) and 97B Yonge (York Mills Stn-Queens Quay via Yonge Blvd). During the midday from Monday to Friday, buses will run on the 97D Yonge (York Mills Stn-St. Clair Stn via Yonge Blvd) branch. During the evening and on weekends, buses will run on the 97A Yonge (York Mills Stn-Davisville Stn via Yonge Blvd) branch.