TTC revises services, November 20



The TTC is revising its services, starting Sunday, November 20.

Unlike many of its service changes this year, it’s slightly decreasing its services, tweaking schedules to match demand or to compensate for delays resulting from construction.


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The TTC is revising service along these routes: 7 Bathurst; 11 Bayview; 29 Dufferin; 33 Forest Hill; 35 Jane; 37 Islington; 43 Kennedy; 56 Leaside; 57 Midland; 68 Warden; 73 Royal York; 74 Mt Pleasant; 79 Scarlett Rd; 88 South Leaside; 90 Vaughan; 108 Downsview, 121 Fort York - Esplanade; 124 Sunnybrook; 126 Christie; 129 McCowan North, 133 Neilson; 161 Rogers Rd; 165 Weston Rd North; 168 Symington; 511 Bathurst; 512 St Clair; 514 Cherry.


Specifically, the TTC is: canceling branches of routes, decreasing service along routes; increasing the frequency of service along routes; decreasing the frequency of service along routes; revising seasonal services along routes; and making other changes to service along routes.


Canceling branches of routes


90 Vaughan

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from ongoing Metrolinx construction at Oakwood Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West. Contractors working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project are building Oakwood Station at the intersection.

It’s canceling service along Eglinton Avenue West between Northcliffe Boulevard and Oakwood Avenue. Friday, November 18 was the last day “until further notice” that the TTC operates buses along the 90B branch of the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

By canceling service along the branch, the TTC is also canceling all transit service to these stops:

  • on Vaughan Road at Glenholme Avenue and Northcliffe Boulevard and
  • on Northcliffe Boulevard at Eglinton Avenue West.

Buses operating along the 90B Vaughan route no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops (although TTC buses operating along other routes continue to do so):

  • on Eglinton Avenue West at Glenholme and Oakwood Avenues (buses operating along routes 32 and 332 continue to serve these stops); and
  • on Oakwood Avenue south of Eglinton Avenue West and at Clovelly Avenue (buses operating along route 63 and 363 continue to serve these stops).

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

165 Weston Rd North

With the end of the season at Canada’s Wonderland, Sunday, October 30 was the last day this year that the TTC operated buses along the 165C branch of the route Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Starting Saturday, November 5 all buses operating north of Weston Road / Steeles Avenue West serve the 165D branch of the route Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Buses start and end their trips in an off-street loop on Major Mackenzie Drive West, just west of Highway 400 and do not continue to Wonderland.


Decreasing service along routes


514 Cherry

The TTC is slightly decreasing the hours of service along the route.

Starting Sunday, November 20, the first cars leave either end of the route at 8 a.m., instead of 7:45 a.m., Sundays and holidays. The last cars end their trips in the termini at 1 a.m., instead of 1:30 a.m.

Starting Monday, November 21, the first cars leave either end of the route at 6 a.m., instead of 5:45 a.m., Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays. The last cars end their trips in the termini at 1 a.m., instead of 1:30 a.m.

121 Fort York - Esplanade

The TTC is slightly decreasing the hours of service along the route.

Starting Sunday, November 20, the last cars end their trips in the termini at 1 a.m., instead of 1:45.m.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

90 Vaughan

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from ongoing Metrolinx construction at Oakwood Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West. Contractors working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project are building Oakwood Station at the intersection.

It’s canceling service along Eglinton Avenue West between Northcliffe Boulevard and Oakwood Avenue. Friday, November 18 was the last day “until further notice” that the TTC operates buses along the 90B branch of the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

By canceling service along the branch, the TTC is also canceling all transit service to these stops:

  • on Vaughan Road at Glenholme Avenue and Northcliffe Boulevard and
  • on Northcliffe Boulevard at Eglinton Avenue West.

Buses operating along the 90B Vaughan route no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops (although TTC buses operating along other routes continue to do so):

  • on Eglinton Avenue West at Glenholme and Oakwood Avenues (buses operating along routes 32 and 332 continue to serve these stops); and
  • on Oakwood Avenue south of Eglinton Avenue West and at Clovelly Avenue (buses operating along route 63 and 363 continue to serve these stops).

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

165 Weston Rd North

Sunday, October 30 was the last day this year that the TTC operated buses to and from Canada’s Wonderland Saturdays, Sundays and holidays along the 165C branch of the route.

Starting Saturday, November 5 all buses operating north of Weston Road / Steeles Avenue West serve the 165D branch of the route Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Buses start and end their trips in an off-street loop on Major Mackenzie Drive West, just west of Highway 400 and do not continue to Wonderland.


Increasing the frequency of service along routes


511 Bathurst

Starting Sunday, November 20, the TTC resumes streetcar service along St. Clair Avenue.

With this service change and the ongoing problems with Bombardier not delivering enough Toronto Flexity low-floor streetcars to Toronto, the TTC is suddenly short of enough vehicles to operate streetcars along all of its routes.

To partially solve this problem, it will replace streetcars with buses along the 511 Bathurst route, also starting November 20. Since buses carry fewer passengers, the TTC operates more vehicles more frequently than usually along the route.

Starting Sunday, November 20, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 4 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, after about 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses serve passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 3 minutes, instead of every 4 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 4 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 3 minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 15 seconds, during afternoon rush hours;
  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 5½ minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, after about 7 p.m.

Starting Saturday, November 26, buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, Saturdays after about 7 p.m.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service at another time of the week. It’s also revising the path for transit vehicles operating along the route.

33 Forest Hill

With the end of construction at St Clair West Station, the TTC increases the frequency of service along the route every day. It’s also adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from ongoing Metrolinx construction at Bathurst Street and Eglinton Avenue West and at Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton West. Contractors working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project are building Forest Hill and Chaplin stations at the intersections.

Starting Sunday, November 20, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses serve passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service at another time of the week and making another change to service along the route.

509 Harbourfront

The TTC is increasing the running times - the time it schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route - to improve the reliability of the service every day. By increasing the running time, it also increases and decreases the frequency of service at different times of the week.

Starting Sunday, November 20, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 11 minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.
37 Islington

The TTC is increasing the frequency to improve the reliability of the service at various times Mondays to Fridays.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops north of Islington Avenue / Bergamot Avenue along Islington Avenue

  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 7 minutes 21 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 23 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 26 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

The buses serve passengers at stops west of Islington / Bergamot, mostly along Rexdale Boulevard:

  • every 21 minutes, instead of every 22 minutes, during morning rush hours;
  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 23 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 26 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

The buses serve passengers at stops south of Islington / Bergmot along Islington Avenue:

  • every 5 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 5½ minutes, during morning rush hours;
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 11½ minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, after about 10 p.m.
512 St Clair

With the end of construction on St. Clair Avenues East and West and in St Clair West and St Clair stations, the TTC restores streetcar service along the entire route, replacing temporary bus service east of St Clair West Station.

Since streetcars carry more passengers than buses, this generally results in less frequent service along the route. However, during a few time periods, the TTC increases the frequency of service east of St Clair West Station:

  • every 9 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 10 minutes, Sundays and holidays after about 10 p.m.;
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, Mondays to Fridays after about 10 p.m.;
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 9½ minutes, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 15 seconds, Saturdays from about 7 until 10 p.m.
90 Vaughan

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from ongoing Metrolinx construction at Oakwood Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West. Contractors working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project are building Oakwood Station at the intersection.

It’s canceling service along Eglinton Avenue West between Northcliffe Boulevard and Oakwood Avenue. Friday, November 18 was the last day “until further notice” that the TTC operates buses along the 90B branch of the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route south of Vaughan Road / Oakwood Avenue:

  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes 15 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.
68 Warden

The TTC is also increasing the running time - the time it schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route - Mondays to Fridays after about 9 a.m. Increasing the running time also increases the frequency of service along part of the route.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops south of Warden / Steeles East:

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 16 minutes, Mondays to Fridays after about 10 p.m.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route at other times.


Decreasing the frequency of service along routes


7 Bathurst

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from ongoing Metrolinx construction at Bathurst Street and Eglinton Avenue West. Contractors working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project are building Forest Hill Station at the intersection.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 9½ minutes, instead of every 9 minutes, Mondays to Fridays before about 3 p.m.;
  • every 8 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 8 minutes, during afternoon rush hours; and
  • every 10½ minutes, instead of every 9½ minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.
511 Bathurst

Buses replace streetcars along the route, and, since they carry fewer passengers, the TTC generally operates more vehicles more frequently than currently along the route. However, it also decreases the frequency during one time period.

Starting Saturday, November 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.

The TTC is also revising the path for transit vehicles operating along the route.

11 Bayview

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from ongoing Metrolinx construction at Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East. Contractors working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project are building Leaside Station at the intersection.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops north of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre:

  • every 17 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; and
  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 24 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

They serve passengers at stops south of Sunnybrook:

  • every 8½ minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, during rush hours;
  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 11 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.
126 Christie

With the end of construction at St Clair West Station, the TTC slightly decreases the frequency of service along the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route

  • every 17 minutes, instead of every 16 minutes.

The TTC is also making another change to service along the route.

108 Downsview

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route to decrease the frequency of service Saturday afternoons.

Buses serving the route operate along two branches - the 108A and 108B branches. Some stops on the route are common stops, where buses serving both branches drop off or pick up passengers. Others are unique stops, where buses serving just one branch operate. Common stops are north of Arleta Avenue / Grandravine Drive and east of Tuscan Gate / Sheppard Avenue West. Unique stops are between Arleta / Grandravine and Tuscan / Sheppard West.

Starting Saturday, November 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers Saturdays from about noon until 7 p.m.:

  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, at common stops; and
  • every 18 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, at unique stops.
29 Dufferin

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from ongoing Metrolinx construction at Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West. Contractors working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project are building Fairbank Station at the intersection.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops north of Dufferin Street / Tycos Drive:

  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 4 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 4 minutes 20 seconds, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 10½ minutes, instead of every 9½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours; and
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 5½ minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

They serve passengers at stops south of Dufferin / Tycos:

  • every 4½ minutes, instead of every 4 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 4 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 4 minutes 20 seconds, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 5 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 4 minutes 45 seconds, during afternoon rush hours; and
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 5½ minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.
33 Forest Hill

With the end of construction at St Clair West Station, the TTC increases the frequency of service along the route every day. It’s also adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from ongoing Metrolinx construction at Bathurst Street and Eglinton Avenue West and at Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton West. Contractors working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project are building Forest Hill and Chaplin stations at the intersections.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 16 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service at other times of the week and making another change to service along the route.

121 Fort York - Esplanade

The TTC is operating fewer buses along the route to decrease the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours and Saturday mornings.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 12½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours before 7 a.m.; and
  • every 11 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, during morning rush hours after 7 a.m.

Starting Saturday, November 26, the buses serve passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 16 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until noon.

The TTC is also decreasing service along the route.

509 Harbourfront

The TTC is increasing the running times - the time it schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route - to improve the reliability of the service every day. By increasing the running time, it also increases and decreases the frequency of service at different times of the week.

Starting Sunday, November 20, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 5½ minutes, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes 15 seconds, from about noon until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 9½ minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, after about 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, November 21, the cars serve passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes 15 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours;
  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes 45 seconds, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 6 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes 20 seconds, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, November 26, the cars serve passengers at stops:

  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 5½ minutes from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes 15 seconds, from about noon until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 9½ minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, after about 7 p.m.
35 Jane

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route to decrease the frequency of service Monday-to-Friday midday.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.:

  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 18 minutes 45 seconds, along the 35B “via Pioneer Village” branch; and
  • every 6 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes 15 seconds, along the 35C “via Peter Kaiser” branch.

South of Jane Street / Shoreham Drive, where buses serving both branches operate, they drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 6 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes 15 seconds.
43 Kennedy

The TTC is operating fewer buses along the route to decrease the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route east of Kennedy Road / Progress Avenue:

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 18 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

They serve passengers at stops north of Kennedy / Progress:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 9 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

They serve passengers at stops south of Kennedy / Progress:

  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes, during morning rush hours; and
  • every 6 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.
56 Leaside

The TTC is adjusting the schedules to compensate for delays resulting from ongoing Metrolinx construction at Laird Drive and Eglinton Avenue East and on Eglinton East between Laird and Yonge Street. Contractors working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project are building Laird Station and other future stations.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops east of Laird Drive / Eglinton Avenue East:

  • every 24 minutes, instead of every 22 minutes 45 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; and
  • every 18 minutes, instead of every 17 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The buses serve passengers at stops south of Laird / Eglinton East:

  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 11 minutes 22 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; and
  • every 18 minutes, instead of every 17 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
129 McCowan North

The TTC is operating two fewer buses along the route to decrease the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 13½ minutes, north of McCowan Road / Steeles Avenue East; and
  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 4½ minutes, south of McCowan / Steeles East.
57 Midland

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route to decrease the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 8 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 7½ minutes.
133 Neilson

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route to decrease the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 11 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes.

“unfreq”

161 Rogers Rd

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route to decrease the frequency of service Saturday daytime.

Starting Saturday, November 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.:

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes.
73 Royal York

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route to decrease the frequency of service Saturday daytime.

Starting Saturday, November 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.:

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 13 minutes, north of Royal York Road / LaRose Avenue; and
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 9 minutes 4 seconds, south of Royal York / LaRose.
512 St Clair

With the end of construction on St. Clair Avenues East and West and in St Clair West and St Clair stations, the TTC restores streetcar service along the entire route, replacing temporary bus service east of St Clair West Station.

Since streetcars resume carry more passengers, the TTC operates fewer vehicles than currently along the route and operates them less frequently than the buses during most times of the week.

Starting Sunday, November 20, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route east of St Clair West Station:

  • every 10½ minutes, instead of every 9½ minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.; and
  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 5 minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, November 21, the cars serve passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 2 minutes 50 seconds, instead of every 2½ minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 4½ minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 15 seconds, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 6 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, November 26, the cars serve passengers at stops:

  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 15 seconds, Saturdays from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 8 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 8 minutes after about 10 p.m.

The TTC also increases the frequency of service along the route at other times of the week.

79 Scarlett Rd

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route to decrease the frequency of service Saturday daytime.

Buses serving the route operate along two branches - the 79A and 79B branches. Some stops on the route are common stops, where buses serving both branches drop off or pick up passengers. Others are unique stops, where buses serving just one branch operate. Common stops are north of Foxwell Avenue / Scarlett Road and south of Runnymede Road / St. Clair Avenue West. Unique stops are between Foxwell / Scarlett and Runnymede / St. Clair West.

Starting Saturday, November 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.:

  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, at common stops; and
  • every 24 minutes, instead of every 20 mintues, at unique stops.
124 Sunnybrook

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route to decrease the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 7½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes.
168 Symington

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route to decrease the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 4½ minutes.
68 Warden

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route to decrease the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 25 minutes, instead of every 22½ minutes, north of Warden Avenue / Steeles Avenue East; and
  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 4½ minutes, south of Warden / Steeles East.

The TTC is also increasing the running time - the time it schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route - Mondays to Fridays after about 9 a.m. Increasing the running time also decreases the frequency of service along part of the route.

Starting Monday, November 21, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops north of Warden / Steeles East:

  • every 40 minutes, instead of every 39 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 25 minutes, instead of every 18 minutes 45 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service at another time of the day.


Revising the paths for transit vehicles operating along routes


511 Bathurst

Starting Sunday, November 20, the TTC resumes streetcar service along St. Clair Avenue.

With this service change and the ongoing problems with Bombardier not delivering enough Toronto Flexity low-floor streetcars to Toronto, the TTC is suddenly short of enough vehicles to operate streetcars along all of its routes.

To partially solve this problem, it will replace streetcars with buses along the 511 Bathurst route, also starting November 20. Buses operate between Bathurst Station and Princes’ Gate Loop, replacing the temporary shuttle bus service that’s currently operating between Fleet and Princes’ Gate Loops during ongoing construction in Exhibition Loop.

Southbound buses operate along the regular 511 route to Manitoba Drive and Canada Boulevard, then proceed:

southward along Canada; and then
eastward into Princes’ Gate Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips in Princes’ Gate Loop, then proceed:

northward along Canada Boulevard;
eastward along Manitoba Drive and Fleet Street;
southward along Fort York Boulevard;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West; and then
northward along Bathurst Street to Fleet Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Bathurst.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Exhibition Loop and
  • on Fleet Street east of Fort York Boulevard, across from Bastion Street and at Bathurst Street.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

By replacing streetcars with buses, the TTC both increases and decreases the frequency of service along the route at different times of the week.

74 Mt Pleasant

Starting Sunday, November 20, with the end of construction in St Clair Station, buses again drop off and pick up passengers in the bus terminal at the station, instead of on Pleasant Boulevard.

88 South Leaside

Starting Sunday, November 20, with the end of construction in St Clair Station, buses again drop off and pick up passengers in the bus terminal at the station, instead of on Pleasant Boulevard.

165 Weston Rd North

With the end of the season at Canada’s Wonderland, Sunday, October 30 was the last day this year that the TTC operated buses along the 165C branch of the route Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Starting Saturday, November 5 all buses operating north of Weston Road / Steeles Avenue West serve the 165D branch of the route Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Buses start and end their trips in an off-street loop on Major Mackenzie Drive West, just west of Highway 400 and do not continue to Wonderland.


Revising seasonal service along a route


165 Weston Rd North

With the end of the season at Canada’s Wonderland, Sunday, October 30 was the last day this year that the TTC operated buses along the 165C branch of the route Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Starting Saturday, November 5 all buses operating north of Weston Road / Steeles Avenue West serve the 165D branch of the route Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Buses start and end their trips in an off-street loop on Major Mackenzie Drive West, just west of Highway 400 and do not continue to Wonderland.


Making other changes along routes


511 Bathurst

Starting Sunday, November 20, the TTC resumes streetcar service along St. Clair Avenue.

With this service change and the ongoing problems with Bombardier not delivering enough Toronto Flexity low-floor streetcars to Toronto, the TTC is suddenly short of enough vehicles to operate streetcars along all of its routes.

To partially solve this problem, it will replace streetcars with buses along the 511 Bathurst route, also starting November 20.

By replacing streetcars with buses, the TTC both increases and decreases the frequency of service along the route at different times of the week. It’s also revising the path for transit vehicles operating along the route.

126 Christie

With the end of construction at St Clair West Station, the TTC no longer interlines buses operating along the route with those operating along the 33 Forest Hill route.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

33 Forest Hill

With the end of construction at St Clair West Station, the TTC no longer interlines buses operating along the route with those operating along the 126 Christie route.

The TTC is also increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

512 St Clair

With the end of construction on St. Clair Avenues East and West and in St Clair West and St Clair stations, the TTC restores streetcar service along the entire route, replacing temporary bus service east of St Clair West Station.

By replacing buses with streetcars, the TTC both increases and decreases the frequency of service along the route at different times of the week.


Transit agencies often interline two or more routes with a common terminal to save resources - reducing the number of drivers and vehicles to operate the services. For example, until this week, a northbound bus operating along the 126 Christie route would continue northward along the 33 Forest Hill route after arriving at St Clair West Station. It would then complete a round trip along route 33. After returning to the station it would then continue southward along route 126.