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February 13, 1994

West Toronto Changes

18 CALEDONIA 

  • Route name discontinued. Service on Caledonia will be replaced by the extended 47B/47C LANSDOWNE route, providing a more convenient north/south connection with the Bloor-Danforth subway. Service on Davenport is provided by 127 DAVENPORT route.  Service on Dovercourt will be replaced by the new 161 ROGERS RD route.  There will be no service on Caledonia Park Rd. between St. Clair and Davenport.

41 KEELE

  • Rerouted to Keele Station. Buses on 41, 41A and 41B branches will run both ways between Keele Station and Steeles/Petrolia via York University (41B), York University (41) and Wilson/Forthbridge (41A) via Keele, St. Clair, Old Weston Rd., Rogers Rd., Keele and the existent routing.  Service on Old Weston Rd., Davenport and Symington will be provided by the new 168 SYMINGTON route.  Note that service on the "York University" branch will be redisignated as 41.

47 LANSDOWNE

  • Extended to Yorkdale Station replacing part of the 18 CALEDONIA route. 47B buses will run both ways between Queen and Yorkdale Station via Lansdowne, St. Clair, Caledonia, Bridgeland and Yorkdale Perimeter Rd.  47C buses will run during Monday to Friday rush hours only, over the same routing, except via Orfus instead of via Bridgeland.  Additional service (47) will be provided at all times on Lansdowne between St. Clair and Queen.  47B/47C buses will not enter the loop at St. Clair and Lansdowne.

48 HUMBER BLVD

  • Route name discontinued.  Service will be replaced by the new 161 ROGERS RD route, providing a new no-transfer trip to the subway.

63F OSSINGTON

  • The "Rogers Rd" branch of the route will be replaced by the new 161 ROGERS RD route.

89A WESTON

  • Monday-Friday rush hour short turn service between Keele Station and Lawrence/Church, looping via King, George and Church will be discontinued.

127 DAVENPORT

  • Extended from Caledonia via Davenport and Old Weston Rd. to St. Clair, connection with the 41 KEELE and 512 ST. CLAIR routes.  Existing looping via Wiltshire, Connoly and Laughton will be discontinued.

161 ROGERS RD

  • A new route replacing the 48 HUMBER BLVD route, part of the 63F branch of the OSSINGTON route, and part of the 18 CALEDONIA route. Buses will run both ways between Ossington Station and Jane via Concord, Bloor, Dovercourt, Oakwood, Rogers Rd., Weston Rd., Humber Blvd. and Alliance, looping via Jane, Outlook and Rockcliffe to Humber Blvd.  Buses run via Cliff, Cordella and Louvian on the return trip to Ossington Station. Service after 11 p.m. every day, and early Sunday morning service will run between Ossington Station and Bicknell Loop (Rogers Rd. west of Keele) only (161A).

168 SYMINGTON

  • A new route replacing the south part of the 41 KEELE route. Buses will run both ways between Dundas West Station and Bicknell Loop (Rogers Rd. west of Keele) via Bloor, Symington, Davenport, Old Weston Rd. and Rogers Rd., providing a more convenient subway connection.  Early Sunday morning service will run between Dundas West Station and St. Clair & Old Weston Rd. only (168A).

New Express Services

32E EGLINTON WEST

  • New Monday-Friday rush hour service will run both ways via Eglinton between Eglinton West Station and Renforth/Skymark.  Express buses will serve all stops both ways between Renforth/Skymark and Weston Rd.; they'll run express both ways between Weston Rd. and Eglinton West Station, stopping at Keele, Caledonia and Dufferin only. In conjunction with the new express service, Monday-Friday rush hour "Jane & Emmett" service will be extended to run between Eglinton Station and Jane (32A).

52E LAWRENCE WEST

  • New Monday-Friday rush hour service will run both ways via Lawrence and The Westway between Lawrence Station and Martin Grove. Express buses will serve all stops both ways between Martin Grove and Jane; they'll run express both ways between Jane and Lawrence Station, stopping at Keele, Caledonia and Dufferin, Lawrence West Station, Bathurst and Avenue Rd. only.  In conjunction with the new express service, the existing "Culford" branch will be redesignated 52C.  Also note that the designation "West" has been added to the route name for all branches.

84 SHEPPARD WEST

  • New Monday-Friday rush hour service will run both ways via Sheppard between Sheppard Station and Weston Rd.  Express buses will serve all stops both ways between Weston Rd. and Keele; they'll run express both ways between Keele and Sheppard Station, stopping  at Chesswood, Wilson Heights, Faywood/Wilmington and Bathurst only.

York University Changes

35E JANE EXPRESS

  • Monday-Friday rush hour express service extended to York University. Buses will run both ways between Jane Station and York Lanes Common Area at York University via Jane, Steeles, Founders and Fraser.  Express buses will serve all stops both ways between York University and Sheppard & Jane; they'll run express both ways between Sheppard and Jane Station, stopping at Wilson, Maple Leaf/Church, Lawrence, Trethewey, Weston Rd., Eglinton, Foxwell/Woolner and Dundas only.

60C STEELES WEST

  • Hours of service on existing branch running between Finch Station and York University will be expanded to include Monday-Friday evening service until about 10:30 p.m.

106 A YORK UNIVERSITY EXPRESS

  • Service on the express branch of the route running between York University and Wilson Station will be provided at all times with the larger capacity articulated buses.

City of Toronto / East York Changes

19 CHURCH

  • Midday service discontinued. Buses will run between Bloor and Front (Union Staiton) during Monday-Friday rush hours only.

31B GREENWOOD

  • Monday-Saturday early morning service until about 7:30 a.m. will be extended south of Queen to Eastern Avenue to provide service to the postal facility.

88 SOUTH LEASIDE

  • Monday-Saturday (approximately 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) 88/88A looping at Thorncliffe expanded. Buses will run from St. Clair Station over the regular routing to Millwood & Sutherland, then loop via Millwood, Mc Rae, Wicksteed, Brentcliffe, Vanderhoof, Leslie, Wicksteed, Beth Nealson, Thorncliffe Park Drive, Overlea and Millwood to Sutherland.  88 buses loop clockwise via Wicksteed; 88A buses loop counterclockwise via Overlea.

88B SOUTH LEASIDE

  • Evening and all day Sunday routing revised.  Buses will run both ways between St. Clair Station and Thorncliffe via Pleasant, Avoca, St. Clair, Welland, Moore, Bayview, Sutherland, clockwise via Thorncliffe Park Drive until 3:00 p.m. on Sundays; after 3 p.m. on Sundays, and during Monday-Saturday evenings, buses will loop counterclockwise.  Note that evening and all day Sunday service will no longer be provided on Millwood between Sutherland and Laird.

504 KING / 507 LONG BRANCH

  • New through Monday-Friday rush hour service from downtown to Long Branch. Streetcars will run from King & Church via King, Queensway, Humber Loop and Lake Shore to Long Branch Loop.  Streetcars will leave King & Yonge at 4:25 p.m., 4:36 p.m., 4:47 p.m., 4:58 p.m. and 5:09 p.m.  Morning rush hour service will continue to leave Long Branch Loop at 7:21 a.m., 7: 32 a.m. and 7:43 a.m., and run via Lake Shore, Humber Loop, Queensway and King to Parliament.

Changes in Etobicoke

76 ROYAL YORK SOUTH

  • Buses will loop at the south end via Royal York, Lake Shore and Mimico, providing a direct subway connection to more people in the area.

123 SHORNCLIFFE

  • Extended to Long Branch Loop replacing part of the 80 Queensway route. Buses will run both ways between Kipling Station and Long Branch Loop via Aukland, Dundas, Shorncliffe, North Queen, East Mall, Evans, Sherway Gardens, Evans, Brown's Line and Lake Shore, providing a direct connection from the Long Branch/Brown's Line area.  Note that separate stops are provided in Sherway Gardens for northbound and southbound buses.  123A buses will continue to provide a one-way Monday-Friday rush hour service on North Queen and Queensway, to Sherway Gardens in the morning and to Kipling Station in the afternoon.  A new 123B branch will provide additional Monday-Friday rush hour service via East Mall and Evans, to Kipling Station in the morning and to Sherway Gardens in the afternoon.

80 QUEENSWAY

  • Route shortened to run both ways between Queensway and West Mall between Humber Loop and Sherway Gardens. Service south of Sherway Gardens on Brown's Line will be provided by the extended 123 SHORNCLIFFE route.

112C WEST MALL

  • Extended to Disco Rd. Buses will run both ways between Kipling Station and Disco Rd. over the regular routing from Kipling Station (via Rangoon) to International & Carlingview, then via International, Galaxy, Skyway, Attwell, McLachlan, Brockport, Marmac and Attwell, looping via Disco, Brockport and Belfield.  Hours of service on the branch will be expanded to run continuously Monday through Friday from about 5:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Changes in Scarborough

43 KENNEDY

  • New Sunday evening service provided between Kennedy Station and Steeles. "Steeles" service redesignated as 43.

53B/53E STEELES EAST

  • Monday-Friday extension of rush hour and local service to Markham Rd. Buses will run both ways between Finch Station and an off-street loop on Markham Rd. north of Steeles, via Yonge and Steeles.  53E express buses will serve all stops both ways between Markham Rd. and Victoria Park; they'll run express  both ways between Victoria Park and Finch Station, stopping at Woodbine, Don Mills and Bayview only.

130 MIDDLEFIELD

  • Extended via Middlefield to an off-street loop just north of Steeles. Buses will continue to provide service on Maybrook, northbound until 3:00 p.m. and southbound after 3:00 p.m.

133 NEILSON

  • Buses will serve the new loop at Centenary Health Centre. During Monday-Friday rush hours, buses will serve the loop eastbound/northbound in the morning and southbound/westbound in the afternoon. During Monday-Friday off-peak hours and at all times during the weekend, all buses will serve the loop in both directions.

321 YORK MILLS VIA NEILSON

  • All buses on the Blue Night Network route will serve the new loop at Centenary Health Centre in both directions.

Changes in the Tandridge Area & New Service into Thistledown

96C WILSON

  • New Monday-Friday rush hour branch into Tandridge and Thistledown areas.  Buses will run both ways between York Mills Station and Islington & Albion Rd. via Wilson, Wilson Station, Wilson, Albion Rd., Arcot, clockwise via Tandridge Cres, Arcot, Albion Rd., Thistledown Blvd. (looping clickwise), Albion Rd., and Islington, looping via Barkwin and Wardlaw.  The branch will provide a more convenient  connection with the subway, and will give those in the Tandridge area a new service to the Albion Rd./Islington area.  If you're boarding in the Tandridge or Thistledown area, be sure to check the destination sign of the bus, as buses in both direction will serve the same stops.

59A MAPLE LEAF

  • In conjunction with the introduction of the new 96C WILSON branch, buses providing Monday-Friday rush hour service on Gary Drive will be redisignated 59A and will run both ways between Lawrence West Station and Weston Rd. via Lawrence, Culford, Maple Leaf, Church, Elgin, Pelmo, Gary and Oak, looping via Weston Rd. and Knob Hill Drive.  Service into the Tandridge area will be provided by the new 96C branch of the WILSON route from York Mills and Wilson Stations.

Poor Performing Route Discontinued

164 CALVINGTON-RUSTIC RD

  • Service during Monday-Friday evenings and through the day on Saturdays in the Calvington and Rustic Rd. areas discontinued because of very low ridership.  There is no change to 41A KEELE, 120 CALVINGTON or 163 RUSTIC RD services.

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March 28, 1994

132 MILNER

  • Buses will follow the regular routing from Scarborough Centre Station to Brenyon Way & Sewells and then loop via northeast on Sewells, west on McLevin, north, east and south on Hupfield and west on Sewells to Brenyon Way.

  • Service on the route is provided Monday-Friday only during the morning rush hour and from about 2:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Buses will no longer provide service on Morningside Avenue, into the Venture Drive/Thornmount industrial area or via Neilson and Sewells between McLevin and Brenyon Way.

STREETCAR TRACK RECONSTRUCTION

  • Spring is almost here and the TTC track gang will be out in force keeping the rail of our over 200 kilometres of streetcar track in good operating condition. The first major job of the year is Queen Street between Bay and University.

  • Starting Monday, March 28, 501 (Neville Park to Humber) and 301 (Neville Park to Long Branch) QUEEN streetcars will divert around the track construction both ways via Spadina, King and Church. During the construction period, customers travelling on Queen Street, east of Parliament or west of Bathurst should transfer between QUEEN cars and the subway on King Street at St. Andrew Station (University Avenue) or King Station (Yonge Street).

  • Buses will be allowed through the track construction; 501/301 QUEEN shuttle buses will provide a 24-hour service on Queen Street between Bathurst and Parliament. Also, the 502 DOWNTOWNER Monday-Friday streetcar service will be converted to buses between Victoria Park & Kingston Rd. and McCaul Loop. These diversions and alternate services will be in effect until the start of service on Sunday, May 8.

  • This is the first of the scheduled 1994 track projects, which, at this time, include Queen East between Connaught and Coxwell, Bathurst between Dundas and Nassau, Gerrard Street between Broadview and Carlaw, Howard Park Avenue, west of Roncesvalles, and the intersections of King & Dufferin, King & Bathurst and Queen & Bathurst.

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May 8, 1994

502 DOWNTOWNER, 503 KINGSTON RD., 301 QUEEN and 501 QUEEN

  • Starting May 8, new route diversions on Queen will take place during the construction on Queen Street East between Connaught (Russell Car House) and Coxwell.

  • The 502 DOWNTOWNER Monday-Friday Service will continue to be provided by buses between Victoria Park and McCaul via Kingston Rd. and Queen.

  • The 503 KINGSTON RD. rush hour streetcars will be replaced by buses between Victoria Park and York via Kingston Rd., Queen and King.

  • The 501 QUEEN streetcar service will be provided between Humber Loop and Connaught via Queensway and Queen, 18 hours a day, with an additional bus shuttle service running on Queen between Bathurst and Neville Park.

  • The 301 QUEEN Blue Night Network service will be provided by buses running from Long Branch Loop and Neville Park Loop via Lake Shore Blvd., Park Lawn, Queensway and Queen.  There will be no service to Humber Loop.

  • These diversions and alternate services will be in effect until the start of services on Sunday, June 19.

29 DUFFERIN

  • Starting May 8, service on the 29 DUFFERIN route will be extended into Exhibition Place after about 9:15 a.m. every day.  This service will be provided until the start of the Canadian National Exhibition in August.

13 ROUGE HILL and 85 SHEPPARD EAST

  • We're revising the service on Sheppard Avenue East to provide through weekday bus service between Yonge Subway and Route Hill GO Station.  This will be especially beneficial to residents in the Rouge Hill area who will no longer have to transfer between buses at Meadowvale & Sheppard.  Co-incident with the new through service, the 13 ROUGE HILL route name and number will be discontinued.

  • WEEKDAYS - Starting Monday, May 9  - 85A SHEPPARD EAST buses will provide local service during off-peak hours between Sheppard Station and Rouge Hill GO Station via Sheppard, Port Union, Island Rd. and East Avenue.  Last trips will leave Sheppard Station at 9:12 p.m. and Rouge Hill GO Station at 10:18 p.m.  During rush hours 85E SHEPPARD EAST EXPRESS buses will run over the same routing, but will run express between Sheppard Station and Victoria Park, stopping at Don Mills only. Additional buses (85) will run local both ways between Sheppard Station and Meadowvale during off-peak and rush hours to maintain the existing level of service on that part of the route.  There's no change to the 85C "Victoria Park", 85G "Scarborough Centre" or "McCowan Express" routings.

  • WEEKENDS - Starting Sunday, May 8 - Service will continue to be provided between Sheppard Station and Metro Zoo (85B) and will also be provided between Sheppard Station and Rouge Hill GO Station via Metro Zoo (signed as 85D between the Zoo and Rouge Hill GO Station ).  85H service between Meadowvale & Sheppard and Rouge Hill GO Station will be provided until about 9:40 p.m.  Later service in the evening on Sheppard Avenue will continue to run between Sheppard Station and Meadowvale (85).

86A SCARBOROUGH and 85B/85D SHEPPARD EAST 

  • Starting May 8, service to and from Metro Zoo provided until about 8:00 p.m.  86A service is provided daily; 85B (to Sheppard Station) and 85D (to Rouge Hill GO Station) services are provided on weekends and holidays only.

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June 1994

2B ANGLESEY

  • On summer weekends and holidays starting June 19, from about 6:30 a.m. (Sunday 8:30 a.m., holiday 7:30 a.m.) to 9:00 p.m. buses will provide two-way service through Centennial Park, between Royal York Station and the loop at Eglinton & Renforth via Royal York, Anglesey, Islington, Rathburn, Centennial Park Blvd. and Eglinton.

511 Bathurst

  • Increased service provided for the summer for events at Ontario Place and Exhibition Place. Note that during most of July buses will replace streetcars.

511 Bathurst - STREETCAR TRACK RECONSTRUCTION ON BATHURST STREET

  • Starting Sunday, June 19, TTC crews will begin replacing the streetcar tracks on Bathurst Street between Nassau and Dundas. To accommodate this work, regular service on the 511 BATHURST route between Bathurst Station and the Exhibition will be provided by buses for a 5-week period.

  • In September and October, the replacement of streetcar track in the Queen/Bathurst and King/Bathurst intersection will again require bus replacement for streetcars on the Bathurst route.

604 Harbourfront

  • Increased service will be provided on weekends and holidays to accommodate customers traveling to and from the Ferry Docks and Harbourfront Centre.  Don't forget - on your return trip you pay your fare at Union subway station after leaving the streetcar. 

30B LAMBTON

  • On summer weekends and holidays starting June 19, from about 11.00 a.m. to 6 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. 

64 main

  • Starting Sunday, June 19, buses will run every 15 minutes from about 11.00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays to provide increased service to the Beach.

63B/63C OSSINGTON

  • Starting June 19, 63B buses will run from Eglinton West Station to Ontario Place every day after 9:00 a.m.

  • During the Canadian National Exhibition, 63C buses will run between Eglinton West Station and an off-street loop north of Fleet & Strachan to provide service to both Ontario Place and the eastern entrance of Exhibition Place.

86A SCARBOROUGH and 85B/85D SHEPPARD EAST 

  • Starting June 19, service to and from Metro Zoo provided until about 9:00 p.m.  86A service is provided daily; 85B (to Sheppard Station) and 85D (to Rouge Hill GO Station) services are provided on weekends and holidays only.

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August 1994

100C FLEMINGDON PARK

  • Sunday short turn buses on the 100C FLEMINGDON PARK route running between Broadview Station and Don Mills & Eglinton now run both ways via Concorde Place. Buses on the revised routing will be redesignated 100A.

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September 1994

54 LAWRENCE EAST

  • The existing Eglinton Station - Starspray branch will be redesignated 54A as of Tuesday, September 6.

  • The 54B rush hour branch between Lawrence East RT Station and Morningside will be discontinued. Last day will be September 2.

  • A new Monday-Friday rush hour express branch starts Tuesday, September 6.  In the morning rush hour, 54E express buses will run local from Starspray Blvd. to Markham Rd., then run express to Lawrence East RT Station, stopping at McCowan only. In the afternoon rush, 54E buses run express from  Lawrence East RT Station to Markham Rd., stopping at McCowan only, then run local to Starspray Blvd.

BATHURST/QUEEN TRACK REPLACEMENT - SEPTEMBER 4 TO OCTOBER 8

  • During September, we'll be replacing the track in the Queen/Bathurst intersection.

  • During the reconstruction, buses will replace streetcars on Bathurst and Fleet at all times on the 511 BATHURST route between Bathurst Station and Exhibition East Loop.  Some diversions may be required around the construction area.

  • For two weekends, September 9 to 11 and 16 to 18, 501 and 301 QUEEN streetcars will divert both ways via Shaw, King and Church.  A shuttle bus will be provided on Queen Street between Shaw and Church.

HOWARD PARK TRACK REPLACEMENT - SEPTEMBER 4 TO OCTOBER 8

  • During September, we'll be replacing the track on Howard Park Avenue between Roncesvalles and Parkside (High Park Loop).

  • During the reconstruction, 506 CARLTON streetcars will be diverted at Dundas & Howard Park to Dundas West Station.  Unfortunately, Howard Park Avenue is not wide enough to accommodate buses during the track replacement.  A replacement shuttle bus service will be provided between High Park Loop and Dundas West Station via Parkside Drive and Bloo Street.

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October 9, 1994

103 MT. PLEASANT NORTH

  • Starting Sunday, October 9, the 103 NORTOWN EAST route will be renamed to 103 MT. PLEASANT NORTH to more accurately indicate the area being served.

GERRARD TRACK REPLACEMENT - OCTOBER 9 TO NOVEMBER 19

  • Starting Sunday, October 9, we'll be replacing the track on Gerrard Street between Broadview and Carlaw.

  • During the reconstruction, 506 CARLTON streetcars will run between High Park Loop and Broadview, looping via Gerrard, Broadview, Dundas and Parliament. 506 CARLTON buses will run between College & Spadina and Main Street Station.

  • Blue Night Network 306 CARLTON service (from about 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. every night) will be provided by buses between Dundas West Station and Main Street Station.

  • Because of the narrow roadway through the construction area, it will be necessary to divert buses on both the 506 and 306 routes both ways via Broadview, Dundas and Carlaw.

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