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January 1990

9 bellamy

  • Starting Sunday, January 7, Sunday and holiday service will now be provided.

108 Downsview

  • Starting Sunday, January 7, service will now be provided Saturday evenings until about midnight and all day Sundays and holidays until about 10 p.m.

30A Lambton

  • Starting Sunday, January 7, service will now run both ways via Mabelle at all times except during Monday-Friday rush hours.

54E Lawrence east

  • Starting Monday, January 8, buses will run east of Rouge Hill GO Station to Starspray Monday-Friday evenings and all day Saturday.

59 maple leaf

  • Starting Saturday, January 13, service will now be provided Saturday evenings until about midnight between Lawrence West Station and Weston Rd. (via Church).

132 Milner

  • Starting Monday, January 8, buses will now run Monday-Friday evenings until about 10 p.m.

66D prince Edward

  • Starting Monday, January 8, a new service between Old Mill Station and Lake Shore & Park Lawn will operate Monday-Friday rush hours and evenings.

73 royal York

  • Starting Sunday, January 7, Sunday and holiday service will now be provided Royal York Station and Wardlaw Crescent at Islington and Albion.

71B Runnymede

  • Starting Monday, January 8, buses will now provide Monday-Friday rush hour service into the Industry Street area northeast of Eglinton & Weston Rd.

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February 18, 1990

140 downtown express via Sherbourne

  • New Monday-Friday one-way morning rush hour regular-fare express service between the Summerhill area of Rosedale and downtown.  Buses will leave Glen Rd. & Highland at 7:55, 8:15 and 8:35 a.m. and run via Glen Rd., Douglas Dr., Summerhill, Maclennan, Scholfield, Highland, Glen Rd., Elm and Sherbourne, picking up passengers at all stops to Bloor (Sherbourne subway station).  Buses run express from Bloor to downtown stopping on Richmond at Church, Yonge, Bay and York. 

39E finch east express

  • New Monday-Friday express-local rush hour service between Finch Station and Neilson.  Buses pick up and unload at all stops both ways between Neilson and Warden.  They run express both ways between Warden and Finch Station, stopping at Victoria Park and Don Mills only.  No change to the "39C McCowan" express/local service.

36B finch West

  • Buses on Saturdays from about 9:30 a.m. to 5:30  p.m. extended to run between Finch Station and Humberline.

139 Hunting wood

  • New route replacing the "85A McCowan" branch of the Sheppard East route.  Buses will continue to provide service 18 hours a day (Sunday from 8:15 a.m.), 7 days a week between Sheppard Station and McCowan via Sheppard, Victoria Park and Huntingwood.

41B Keele

  • All Monday-Friday buses will loop at Steeles via St. Lawrence, Fraser, Ottawa, Steeles, Petrolia and Canarctic until about 7 p.m.  At other times buses will loop via York University only.

12C Kingston rd.

  • A new Monday-Friday branch to provide service between Victoria Park Station and Lawrence & Kingston Rd. until about 6:15 p.m.  Replaces part of the 114 KINGSTON RD. EAST route.

114 KINGSTON RD. EAST

  • Route discontinued and replaced by branches of the 12 KINGSTON RD. and 86 SCARBOROUGH routes.

102C MARKHAM RD.

  • Monday-Friday rush hour looping at McNicoll extended from Markham Rd. & Nashdene via Nashdene, Dynamic, McNicoll, Maybrook, Passmore and Markham Rd.  Monday-Friday looping at McNicoll between the rush hours reversed to via Nashdene, Dynamic, McNicoll and Markham Rd.

13B ROUGE HILL

  • Monday-Friday rush hour service improved to every 13 minutes between Meadowvale & Sheppard and Rouge Hill GO Station.

86D SCARBOROUGH

  • A new Monday-Friday branch to provide service between Kennedy Station and Beechgrove & Coronation via Eglinton, Kingston Rd. and Lawrence until about 6:30 p.m.  Replaces part of the 114 KINGSTON RD. EAST route.

85F/85G SHEPPARD EAST EXPRESS

  • Monday-Friday rush hour express/local buses will run express both ways between Sheppard Station and Victoria Park with a stop both ways at Don Mills. "85A McCowan" branch replaced by the new 139 HUNTINGWOOD route.

60D STEELES WEST

  • Monday-Friday rush hour buses extended to run between Finch Station and Signal Hill (west of Highway 27).

134 TAPSCOTT

  • Monday-Friday rush hour buses extended north on Tapscott to loop at McNicoll via McNicoll, Ironside and Tapscott.  Buses run northbound via Tapscott from Crow Trail and return from McNicoll via Tapscott, Newgale, Finchdene, Finch, Baldoon and Crow Trail.

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April 1990

133 Neilson and 131 Nugget

  • NEILSON 133 buses now run to Finch & Neilson 18 hours a day (Sunday from about 9:00am to 11:15pm), 7 days a week providing a transfer-free ride on Neilson between Finch and Ellesmere. In conjunction with this change, NUGGET 131A buses now run 18 hours a day (Sunday from about 9:00am) 7 days a week and provide service east of Neilson via Sewells and McLevin to Morningside. The rerouting provides a faster trip for passengers travelling between Scarborough Centre Station and McLevin east of Neilson. 

141 DOWNTOWN EXPRESS via MT. PLEASANT 

  • New Monday-Friday one-way morning rush hour regular-fare express service between the Mt. Pleasant/Eglinton area and downtown. Buses leave Redpath & Eglinton at 7:55, 8:15, and 8:35am and run via Redpath, Erskine and Mt. Pleasant, picking up at all stops to St. Clair. Buses run express from St. Clair to downtown stopping southbound on Jarvis at Carlton, Dundas and Queen, and westbound on Richmond at Church, Yonge, Bay and York. 

142 DOWNTOWN EXPRESS via AVENUE ROAD  

  • New Monday-Friday regular fare express service between Avenue Rd & Highway 401 and downtown. Buses pick up and drop off passengers at all stops both ways on Avenue Rd between Highway 401 (Bombay) and Eglinton. They run express between Eglinton and Queen & University with stops for passengers at Lonsdale & Avenue Rd, St. Clair & Avenue Rd, Museum subway station, and on University at College, Dundas and Queen. Buses pick up and let off passengers downtown at the far side stops eastbound on Adelaide at University, Bay and Yonge, northbound on Church at Lombard, and at the far side stops westbound on Richmond at Yonge, Bay and York.

  • Service is provided every 18 minutes during Monday to Friday rush hours only. Buses leave Highway 401 from 6:37am to 9:01am and from 4:02pm to 5:50pm. They leave downtown (Church & Lombard) from 7:27am to 8:39am and from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. This route replaces Armour Heights 1 rush hour service between Highway 401 and Roe Loop.  

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May 1990

116A MORNINGSIDE

  • Starting Monday, May 14, 116A MORNINGSIDE buses will run during Monday-Friday rush hours only from Kennedy Station over the regular route to Ellesmere & Morningside, then run via Ellesmere and Conlins Rd., looping via Auto Mall (south of Sheppard) and Milner.  Buses returning to Kennedy Station run via Conlins, Ellesmere, Military Trail, Morningside and the regular routing.

Ontario Place Bus Service

  • Starting Thursday, May 17 and until September 3, buses will run from Union Station (southeast corner of Bay & Front) to Ontario Place's Centre Entrance.  Service is provided every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends and holidays, with buses leaving Union Station from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. and Ontario Place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.  

  • Exact cash fares are $1.00 for adults and 50¢ for children and seniors. Tickets, tokens, transfers or passes are not accepted on this special bus service.

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June 1990

ADDITIONAL STOPS ON DOWNTOWN EXPRESS ROUTES

  • An additional stop has been added on the 141 DOWNTOWN EXPRESS VIA MT. PLEASANT route southbound on Jarvis at Wellesley, and on the 142 DOWNTOWN EXPRESS VIA AVENUE RD. route both ways on Avenue Rd. at Davenport.

NEW 604 HARBOURFRONT LRT LINE

  • The 604 HARBOURFRONT LRT line opens Saturday, June 23.  Streetcars will run from the underground loop at Union Station via tunnel under Bay Street to Queens Quay, then on the surface private right-of-way on Queens Quay between Bay Street and an off-street loop at Spadina.

  • The new line will provide easy, convenient access from the subway to the Harbourfront area.  Everyone is invited for a complimentary ride on the line all day Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24.  Regular revenue service begins June 25.

  • Initially service on the new line will be provided every 3 minutes during the Monday-Friday rush hours, every 5 minutes during off-peak hours and every 7 minutes in the evenings. Streetcars will leave Union Station from 6:08 a.m. (Sundays, 9:00 a.m.) to 1:00 a.m. and leave from Spadina & Queen's Quay from 6:00 a.m. (Sundays 8:53 a.m.) to 12:52 a.m.

  • Stops are located at Union Station, both ways on Queens Quay at York, Simcoe and Rees, and at the loop at Spadina.  Unfortunately, the underground station at Queens Quay & Bay will not be ready until later this year. Until then, streetcars will stop both ways at temporary platforms at the top of the ramp to Queens Quay, just west of Bay Street.

  • Connection to the new line at Union Station is from the east end of the subway mezzanine.  Customers are reminded to exit from the proper escalators/stairways from the subway platform.

  • In conjunction with the opening of the HARBOURFRONT LRT line, 6 BAY and 77 SPADINA bus service will be revised.

  • 77 SPADINA buses will run between Spadina Station and the loop at Queens Quay & Spadina 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with additional service between Spadina Station and Wellington during Monday-Friday rush hours.  On Sunday mornings, buses will provide service on Queens Quay and Bay Street until the 9:00 a.m. opening of the HARBOURFRONT LRT

  • The BAY SHUTTLE, which has been providing service on Bay south of Front since the beginning of LRT construction, will be discontinued and 6 BAY buses will provide through service on Davenport, Bay and Queens Quay, between Dupont and Jarvis, 18 hours a day, 7 days a week.

30 LAMBTON

  • On summer weekends and holidays starting June 24, from about 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. buses will run south of High Park subway station into High Park via West Road and Colborne Lodge Drive, looping at Colborne Lodge and returning north via Colborne Lodge Drive. Service will be provided every 30 minutes.

53A/53C STEELES EAST

  • Starting on June 24, buses on the "53A McCowan" local and "53C McCowan" express branches currently turning at McCowan will run a few blocks farther east to a new off-street loop on Middlefield Rd. just north of Steeles.  Service to Middlefield will be provided 18 hours a day (Sunday from about 8:30 a.m.), 7 days a week.

TOMMY THOMPSON PARK

  • Summer bus service is again being provided to Tommy Thompson Park at the foot of Leslie Street.  Buses run every hour, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only, leaving Berkshire (Jones) & Queen from 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., southbound from the park gate from 9:05 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. (also 5:55 p.m.), and return from the park from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (additional trip at 6:00 p.m.)

68 WARDEN

  • Starting on June 24, buses on the "68 Steeles" branch of the route will run to a new off-street loop on Warden just north of Steeles, 18 hours a day (Sunday from about 8:45 a.m.), 7 days a week. Service on Bamburgh Circle will no longer be provided.

92 WOODBINE SOUTH 

  • Starting June 24, buses running from Woodbine subway station and loop south of Queen via Queen, Eastern, Coxwell, Lake Shore and Woodbine.  Service is provided every 15 minutes Monday through Friday from about 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and from about 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.  Weekend and holiday service is provided every 15 minutes from about 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Buses turn at Queen at other hours.

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July 23, 1990

131 nugget

  • Starting Monday, July 23, or as soon thereafter as traffic signals at Morningside & Sewells are operational, a new Monday-Friday rush hour branch will be added to provide service into the rapidly developing area of northeast Scarborough.  Buses will run every 9 minutes over the regular route to Morningside & McLevin, then via Morningside, Sewells, Littles  and Finch to a new off-street loop near Valley Centre Dr.  At other hours, buses will continue to turn at the loop on Casebridge (McLevin) east of Morningside.

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September 1990

160 BATHURST NORTH

  • A new route starting Sunday September 2, replacing the "7 Steeles" and "7G Highway 7B" branches of the Bathurst route. Buses will continue to run all day until about 10:00 p.m. (Sat. 6:00 p.m., Sun. 7:00 p.m.) between Wilson Station and Bathurst & Centre St (Atkinson) via Wilson and Bathurst. Additional service is provided during Monday-Friday rush hours between Wilson Station and Steeles via Torresdale (160B) and on Saturdays between Wilson Stn and Steeles (160A). All service after 10:00 p.m. weekdays, 6:00 p.m. Saturday, and 7:00 p.m. Sunday runs between Wilson Station and Steeles (160A).

25C/25D DON MILLS

  • At the request of the Town of Markham, starting Tuesday September 4, we're revising the looping of buses at Highway 7. "25D - 16th Avenue" Monday-Friday rush hour buses will now loop counterclockwise via Commerce Valley Dr. E., East Beaver Creek, Mural, 16th Avenue, Granton, West Beaver Creek, Highway 7 and Leslie. Monday-Friday off-peak buses will now loop at Highway 7 (25C) via Commerce Valley Dr. E., Highway 7 and Leslie.

141 DOWNTOWN EXPRESS via MT. PLEASANT

  • Starting Tuesday September 4, we're again increasing service on this popular regular-fare express route running from Eglinton and Mt. Pleasant area to downtown. Buses will now leave Eglinton & Redpath at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 7:50, 8:00, 8:05, 8:15, and 8:26am, run via Redpath, Erskine, Mt. Pleasant, Jarvis, and Richmond and arrive downtown less than 30 minutes later. Buses pick up and unload at all stops from Eglinton & Redpath to St. Clair & Mt. Pleasant, and on Jarvis at Wellesley, Carlton, Dundas, and Queen. Customers can leave this bus downtown westbound on Richmond at Church, Yonge, Bay, or York.

New Afternoon Return Service!

  • Starting in October, new afternoon return express service will be provided from downtown to Eglinton & Mt. Pleasant. Buses will run about every 20 minutes, leaving the downtown area from about 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Additional afternoon stops will be made to pick up customers eastbound on Adelaide at University, Bay, Yonge, and Church.

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October 15, 1990

NEW COMMUNITY BUS SERVICE IN THE LAWRENCE MANOR AREA

  • We’re testing a regular-fare community-oriented bus service in the Lawrence Manor and Lawrence Heights areas. The new service links up the Baycrest Centre, the National Council of Jewish Women apartments, a branch of the North York Library, Lawrence Square shopping centre and Lawrence West subway station. Although anyone can use it, the new community bus service is intended primarily for customers who have difficulty using conventional transit service. The special low-floor bus which is being used seats 12-18 plus space for two people in wheelchairs, and the doors are equipped with a kneeling feature.

  • Community bus service is provided every hours, Monday through Friday only, between the Baycrest Centre and Lawrence West subway station from about 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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November 1990

6 BAY

  • Starting November 26, Monday-Friday rush hour service will be provided every few minutes between Front Street and Bloor.  Service between rush hours will be improved to every 5 minutes between Dupont and Jarvia & Queens Quay.

118 FINCH VIA ALLEN

  • Starting November 26, buses will run during Monday-Friday rush hours only, between Wilson Station and the off-street loop at Humberline via Allen, Finch and Albion.

36 FINCH WEST "Humberline"

  • Starting November 25, a new branch will run on Finch Avenue between Finch Station and Humberline, via Finch, 18 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Buses will loop at Humberline via Finch, Humberline and Humber College. In addition to the new evening and weekend service , the Monday-Friday level of service on Finch west of Albion will be more frequent than that currently provided by 36C Finch West and 118A Finch via Allen routes.

36A FINCH WEST "Islington"

  • Starting November 25, a new branch will run between Finch Station and Wardlaw Crescent (Islington & Albion) via Finch and Islington, 18 hours a day Monday-Friday and 12 hours a day Saturday and Sunday.  

36 FINCH WEST "Martin Grove", 36b "Humberline via Albion" and 36C "Humberline via Finch"

  • These branches will be discontinued.

309 FINCH WEST

  • There's no change to Blue Night Network service running between Finch Station and Martin Grove via Finch, Islington and Albion Rd.  Note that service on Albion Rd. between Islington and Martin Grove will be provided from about 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 a.m. every day and from about 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

73 royal York "Humberline via Albion Rd."

  • Starting November 25, buses will run from Royal York Station over the regular route to Islington & Albion, then run via Albion Rd. to the off-street loop at Humberline, 18 hours a day, 7 days a week. The level of service on Albion Rd. west of Islington will generally be less than what is currently provided by the 36/36B Finch West route.

96B Wilson "Humberline"

  • Starting November 25, buses will run from York Mills Station over the regular route to Humber College & Finch, then run via Finch and Humberline to the off-street loop at Albion Rd.  Service will be provided 12 hours a day, Monday-Friday only.  Buses connect both ways with the Spadina subway line at Wilson Station.

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