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TTC revises routes and services, February 18



The TTC is shuffling its streetcar services as a major part of its next service change, starting Sunday, February 18. An ongoing shortage of cars and upcoming construction projects require the TTC to replace streetcars with buses on two routes. Meanwhile, streetcar service resumes on two more.

Here’s the status of streetcar services after February 18:

  • 301 Queen overnight: Streetcars continue only between Sunnyside and Neville Park loops. Buses serving the 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight route operate between Long Branch and Dufferin Gate loops and replace streetcar service west of Roncesvalles Avenue.
  • 306 Carlton overnight: Buses replace streetcars along the regular route.
  • 310 Spadina overnight: regular streetcar service.
  • 501 Queen: Streetcars continue only between Sunnyside and Neville Park loops. Buses serving the 501L Queen / Long Branch overnight route operate between Long Branch Loop and Dufferin Street / Queen Street West and replace streetcar service west of Roncesvalles Avenue. Buses no longer operate along the 501M Queen / Marine Parade shuttle bus route.
  • 502 Downtowner: Buses continue to operate, but only Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.
  • 503 Kingston Rd: Streetcars resume and the TTC is extending the path so that the buses operate as far west as Spadina Avenue.
  • 504 King: 8 streetcars operate as extras during rush hours.
  • 505 Dundas: Buses replace cars along the entire route.
  • 506 Carlton: Buses replace cars along the entire route. In the west end, the buses operate to and from High Park Station, instead of High Park Loop.
  • 509 Harbourfront: regular streetcar service.
  • 510 Spadina: regular streetcar service.
  • 511 Bathurst: Streetcars resume.
  • 512 St Clair: regular streetcar service.
  • 514 Cherry: More frequent service during off-peak hours.

The King Street Pilot project continues to influence streetcar service levels, as the TTC revises or increases service along the 503 Kingston Rd and 514 Cherry routes.


Sources:

  • TTC: “Service changes”, here.
  • TTC: “Service summary, January 7, 2018 to February 17, 2018”, here (.pdf).
  • TTC: “Service summary, February 18, 2018 to March 31, 2018”, here (.pdf).
  • Steve Munro: “TTC Service Changes Effective February 18, 2018”, here.

The TTC is revising service along these routes: 12 Kingston Rd; 17 Birchmount; 32 Eglinton West; 35 Jane; 36 Finch West; 37 Islington; 40 Junction; 42 Cummer; 54 Lawrence East; 63 Ossington; 67 Pharmacy; 71 Runnymede; 79 Scarlett Rd; 102 Markham Rd; 111 East Mall; 113 Danforth; 121 Fort York - Esplanade; 186 Wilson rocket; 190 Scarborough Centre rocket; 301L Queen - Long Branch overnight shuttle; 302 Kingston Rd - McCowan overnight; 306 Carlton overnight; 501 Queen; 501L Queen - Long Branch; 501M Queen - Marine Parade shuttle; 502 Downtowner; 503 Kingston Rd; 504 King; 505 Dundas; 506 Carlton; 511 Bathurst; 512 St Clair; 514 Cherry.

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Specifically, the TTC is cancelling a route; cancelling a branch of a route; increasing service along routes; decreasing service along routes; increasing the frequency of service along routes; decreasing the frequency of service along routes; revising the paths for transit vehicles operating along route; adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes; and making other changes to service along routes.

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Cancelling a route


501 Queen / Marine Parade shuttle

Saturday, February 17 is the last day the TTC operates buses along the route.

Starting Sunday, February 18, route buses operating along the route no longer drop off or pick up route 501 Queen passengers at stops

  • [eastbound] on Lake Shore Boulevard West beside #2111 Lake Shore West,
  • on Marine Parade Drive south of Lake Shore Boulevard West and beside #58 Marine Parade,
  • on Park Lawn Road north of Lake Shore Boulevard West, across from #88 Park Lawn, the eastbound off-ramp from the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway and the westbound on-ramp to the Gardiner and
  • on The Queensway east of Park Lawn Road, across from Aldgate Avenue and Stephen Drive, beside #125 The Queensway and at South Kingsway and Windermere Avenue.

TTC buses operating along other routes continue to serve passengers at these stops.

  • Lake Shore West: 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 501L Queen / Long Branch.
  • Marine Parade: 66B Prince Edward, 145 Downtown / Humber Bay express.
  • Park Lawn: 66B Prince Edward.
  • Queensway: 66B Prince Edward, 80 Queensway.

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Cancelling a branch of a route


511 Bathurst

Starting Sunday, February 18, the TTC again operates streetcars, instead of buses along the route. All streetcars operate along the entire route between Bathurst Station and Exhibition Loop at all times of the week. Since the TTC no longer short-turns every second transit vehicle at Front Street West Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m., it’s cancelling the 511C branch of the route.

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

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Increasing service along routes


511 Bathurst

Starting Sunday, February 18, the TTC again operates streetcars, instead of buses along the route. All streetcars operate along the entire route between Bathurst Station and Exhibition Loop at all times of the week.

By resuming streetcars, the TTC also re-introduces service along the route early Sunday and holiday mornings before about 8 a.m. During this time period, the cars drop off or pick up passengers at stops every 8 minutes.

The TTC is also cancelling a branch of the route and increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along different parts of the route.

506 Carlton

Due to the ongoing shortage of streetcars and several upcoming construction projects, the TTC is replacing streetcars with buses along the route. Since buses cannot access High Park Loop, it’s also revising the path for buses operating along the route.

Starting Sunday, February 18, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • in High Park Station bus terminal,
  • on Bloor Street West across from Oakmount Road and at Parkside Drive; and
  • on Parkside Drive across from Indian Valley Crescent.

TTC buses operating along other routes also serve these stops.

  • High Park Station: 30 Lambton.
  • Bloor West: 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight.
  • Parkside: 80 Queensway.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Parkside Drive at Indian Valley Crescent,
  • on Bloor Street West at High Park Avenue and
  • in High Park Station.

TTC buses operating along other routes also serve these stops.

  • Parkside: 80 Queensway.
  • Bloor West: 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight.
  • High Park Station: 30 Lambton.

The TTC is also increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route at different times of the week.

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12 Kingston Rd

The TTC no longer operates buses along the 12A “via Variety Village and Brimley” branch of the route weekend evenings and late Monday-to-Friday evenings. All buses operate along the 12B “via Brimley” branch of the route during those times.

Starting Sunday, February 18, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops every evening after about 10:30 p.m.

  • on Kingston Road across from Glen Everest Road and #1859 Kingston and at Birchmount Road.

TTC buses operating along other routes also serve these stops.

  • Kingston: 302 Kingston Rd - McCowan** overnight.

Eastbound buses serve passengers at stops every evening after about 10:30 p.m.:

  • on Kingston Road east of Birchmount Road, beside #1859 Kingston, at Lakehurst Drive, east of Glen Everest Road and beside #2121 Kingston.

The buses drop off or pick up passengers at these stops

  • every 17 minutes Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from about 7 until 10:30 p.m.; and
  • every 22 minutes every day after about 10:30 p.m.

The TTC is also decreasing service along part of the route, and increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route at various times of the week.

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503 Kingston Rd

The TTC resumes operating streetcars, instead of buses, along the route. It’s also increasing the service hours. Buses serve the route Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m., instead of only during rush hours. Streetcars operating along the route replace service along the 502 Downtowner route about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Westbound cars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route Mondays to Fridays until about 7 p.m., instead of only during rush hours

  • westbound in Bingham Loop,
  • on Bingham Avenue at Kingston Road,
  • on Kingston Road at Scarborough Road, across from Beech Avenue, at Malvern Avenue, Walter and Main Streets, across from Lee Avenue, at Brookside Drive, across from Elmer Avenue, west of Woodbine Avenue, across from Columbine Avenue and at Dundas and Queen Streets East,
  • on Queen Street East at Coxwell Avenue, Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue, at Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklin, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, west of Booth Avenue, at Boulton and Broadview Avenues and Carroll Street and
  • on King Street East at River, Sumch and Sackville Streets, across from Trinity Street and at Parliament, Ontario and Sherbourne Streets and west of Jarvis Street.

TTC buses and streetcars operating along other routes continue to serve passengers at these stops.

  • Bingham: 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 322 Coxwell overnight, 502 Downtowner.
  • Kingston: 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 322 Coxwell overnight, 502 Downtowner.
  • Queen East, Coxwell to Broadview: 301 Queen overnight, 501 Queen, 502 Downtowner.
  • Queen East at Carroll: 301 Queen overnight, 304 King overnight, 501 Queen, 502 Downtowner, 504 King.
  • King East at River and Sumach: 304 King overnight, 504 King.
  • King East, Sackville to Church: 304 King overnight, 504 King, 514 Cherry.

Eastbound cars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route Mondays to Fridays until about 7 p.m., instead of only during rush hours

  • on King Street West east of Bay Street,
  • on King Street East east of Yonge, Church and Jarvis Streets and at Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Trinity, Sackville, Sumach and River Streets,
  • on Queen Street East across from Carroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie and Laing Streets, across from Greenwood Avenue and at Connaught, Woodward, Coxwell and Eastern Avenues,
  • on Kingston Road at Dixon Avenue, Rainsford Road, Woodbine and Elmer Avenues, Waverly Road, Lee Avenue, Southwood and Glen Manor Drives, Beech Avenue, Scarborough Road and Bingham Avenue and
  • westbound in Bingham Loop.

TTC buses and streetcars operating along other routes continue to serve passengers at these stops.

  • King West: 304 King overnight, 504 King, 514 Cherry.
  • King East, Yonge to Sumach: 304 King overnight, 504 King, 514 Cherry.
  • King East at River: 304 King overnight, 504 King.
  • Queen East across from Carroll, at Broadview: 301 Queen overnight, 304 King overnight, 501 Queen, 502 Downtowner, 504 King.
  • Queen East, Saulter to Eastern: 301 Queen overnight, 501 Queen, 502 Downtowner.
  • Kingston: 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 322 Coxwell overnight, 502 Downtowner.
  • Bingham: 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 322 Coxwell overnight, 502 Downtowner.

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Also starting Tuesday, February 20, the TTC extends the path for streetcars operating along the route, due to upcoming construction on Wellington Street. By extending the path, it bolsters service through the King Street Pilot project area east of Spadina Avenue.

Westbound cars drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route):

  • on King Street East west of Church Street,
  • on King Street West west of Bay Street, University Avenue and John and Peter Streets,
  • on Spadina Avenue north of King Street West and
  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street.

TTC streetcars operating along other routes also serve passengers at these stops

  • King East, King West: 304 King overnight, 504 King, 514 Cherry.
  • Spadina: 310 Spadina overnight, 510 Spadina.
  • Charlotte: 510 Spadina.

Eastbound cars drop off or pick up passengers passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street and King Street West,
  • on King Street West east of Blue Jays Way, John Street and University Avenue.

TTC streetcars operating along other routes also serve passengers at these stops

  • Charlotte: 510 Spadina.
  • King West: 304 King overnight, 504 King, 514 Cherry.

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

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302 Kingston Rd - McCowan overnight

The TTC is revising the path for buses operating along the route so that they serve passengers at stops on Kingston Road between Danforth Avenue and Birchmount Road, instead of stops on Danforth and Birchmount.

Starting Monday, February 19, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Kingston Road across from Glen Everest Road and #1859 Kingston and at Birchmount Road.

TTC buses operating along other routes also serve these stops.

  • Kingston: 12 Kingston Rd**.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at these stops every 30 minutes from about 2 until 5 a.m.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Kingston Road east of Birchmount Road, beside #1859 Kingston, at Lakehurst Drive, east of Glen Everest Road and beside #2121 Kingston.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at these stops every 30 minutes from about 2 until 5 a.m.

TTC buses operating along other routes also serve these stops.

  • Kingston: 12 Kingston Rd**.
67 Pharmacy

Starting Tuesday, February 20, the TTC operates an extra bus along the route to serve passengers travelling from Wexford Collegiate School of the Arts. The buses starts its trip on Pharmacy Avenue across from Brian Drive - beside the school - at 3:12 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days.

190 Scarborough Centre rocket

Starting Sunday, February 18, buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops for passengers connecting to GO Transit trains at Agincourt GO Station.

Westbound buses stop

  • on Sheppard Avenue East at Reidmount Avenue.

TTC buses operating along other routes also serve the stop:

  • Sheppard East at Reidmount: 85 Sheppard East, 385 Sheppard East overnight.

Eastbound buses stop

  • on Sheppard Avenue East across from Reidmount Avenue.

TTC buses operating along other routes also serve the stop:

  • Sheppard East across from Reidmount: 85 Sheppard East, 385 Sheppard East overnight.

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Decreasing service along routes


506 Carlton

Due to the ongoing shortage of streetcars and several upcoming construction projects, the TTC is replacing streetcars with buses along the route. Since buses cannot access High Park Loop, it’s also revising the path for buses operating along the route.

Starting Sunday, February 18, buses skip the regular route 506 streetcar stop:

  • in High Park Loop.

The TTC is also increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route at different times of the week.

502 Downtowner

The TTC continues to operate buses, instead of streetcars, along the route. However, it’s also decreasing the service hours. Buses serve the route Mondays to Fridays only during rush hours, instead of until 7 p.m. Streetcars operating along the 503 Kingston Rd route replace route 502 service from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route Mondays to Fridays only during rush hours, instead of Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m.

  • westbound in Bingham Loop,
  • on Bingham Avenue at Kingston Road,
  • on Kingston Road at Scarborough Road, across from Beech Avenue, at Malvern Avenue, Walter and Main Streets, across from Lee Avenue, at Brookside Drive, across from Elmer Avenue, west of Woodbine Avenue, across from Columbine Avenue and at Dundas and Queen Streets East,
  • on Queen Street East at Coxwell Avenue, Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue, at Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklin, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, west of Booth Avenue, at Boulton and Broadview Avenues, and Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street and at University Avenue.

TTC buses and streetcars operating along other routes continue to serve passengers at these stops.

  • Bingham: 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 322 Coxwell overnight, 503 Kingston Rd.
  • Kingston: 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 322 Coxwell overnight, 503 Kingston Rd.
  • Queen East, Coxwell to Broadview: 301 Queen overnight, 501 Queen, 503 Kingston Rd.
  • Queen East at Carroll: 301 Queen overnight, 304 King overnight, 501 Queen, 503 Kingston Rd, 504 King.
  • Queen, River to University: 301 Queen overnight, 501 Queen.

Eastbound buses buses serve passengers at stops Mondays to Fridays only during rush hours, instead of Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m.

  • on Queen Street West at University Avenue, York, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach and River Streets, across from Carroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie and Laing Streets, across from Greenwood Avenue and at Connaught, Woodward, Coxwell and Eastern Avenues,
  • on Kingston Road at Dixon Avenue, Rainsford Road, Woodbine and Elmer Avenues, Waverly Road, Lee Avenue, Southwood and Glen Manor Drives, Beech Avenue, Scarborough Road and Bingham Avenue and
  • westbound in Bingham Loop.

TTC buses and streetcars operating along other routes continue to serve passengers at these stops.

  • Queen, University to River: 301 Queen overnight, 501 Queen.
  • Queen East across from Carroll, at Broadview: 301 Queen overnight, 304 King overnight, 501 Queen, 503 Kingston Rd, 504 King.
  • Queen East, Saulter to Eastern: 301 Queen overnight, 501 Queen, 503 Kingston Rd.
  • Kingston: 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 322 Coxwell overnight, 503 Kingston Rd.
  • Bingham: 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 322 Coxwell overnight, 503 Kingston Rd.

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12 Kingston Rd

The TTC no longer operates buses along the 12A “via Variety Village and Brimley” branch of the route weekend evenings and late Monday-to-Friday evenings. All buses operate along the 12B “via Brimley” branch of the route during those times.

Starting Sunday, February 12, westbound buses operating along the 12 Kingston Rd route no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops Saturdays, Sundays and holidays after about 7 p.m. and Mondays to Fridays after about 10:30 p.m.:

  • on Danforth Avenue across from Variety Village and
  • on Birchmount Road south of Parkette Place and Hollis Avenue and at Kingston Road.

Buses operating along other TTC routes continue to serve these stops.

  • Birchmount: 69 Warden South.

Eastbound buses no longer serve passengers at stops Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and Mondays to Fridays after about 10:30 p.m.:

  • on Birchmount Road north of Kingston Road, across from Hollis Avenue and at Danforth Avenue and
  • on Danforth Avenue beside Variety Village.

Buses operating along other TTC routes continue to serve these stops.

  • Birchmount: 69 Warden South.

The TTC is also increasing service along part of the route, and increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route at various times of the week.

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503 Kingston Rd

The TTC resumes operating streetcars, instead of buses, along the route. It also extends the path for the cars, due to upcoming construction on Wellington Street. By extending the path, it bolsters service through the King Street Pilot project area east of Spadina Avenue.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, westbound cars no longer serve passengers at stops

  • on Church Street at Wellington Street East,
  • on Wellington Street East at Yonge Street,
  • on Wellington Street West at Bay and York Streets and
  • on York Street at King Street West.

Eastbound cars no longer serve a stop

  • on York Street at King Street West.

The stops are (temporarily) without transit service.

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

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302 Kingston Rd - McCowan overnight

The TTC is revising the path for buses operating along the route so that they drop off or pick up passengers at stops on Kingston Road between Danforth Avenue and Birchmount Road, instead of stops on Danforth and Birchmount.

Starting Monday, February 19, westbound buses no longer serve passengers at stops

  • on Danforth Avenue across from Variety Village and
  • on Birchmount Road south of Parkette Place and Hollis Avenue and at Kingston Road.

Buses operating along other TTC routes continue to serve these stops.

  • Birchmount: 69 Warden South.

Eastbound buses no longer serve passengers at stops

  • on Birchmount Road north of Kingston Road, across from Hollis Avenue and at Danforth Avenue and
  • on Danforth Avenue beside Variety Village.

Buses operating along other TTC routes continue to serve these stops.

  • Birchmount: 69 Warden South.

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501L Queen / Long Branch

Construction continues on Lake Shore Boulevard West and The Queensway and in Humber Loop, so the TTC continues to replace streetcars with buses west of Roncesvalles Avenue. Streetcars continue to operate along the 501 Queen route between Sunnyside and Neville Park loops.

Buses operating along the 501L Queen / Long Branch route continue to serve the west end of the route to and from Long Branch Loop. However, the TTC is shortening the path for buses serving the route so that they operate to and from the intersection of Queen Street West / Dufferin Street, instead of Dufferin Gate Loop near Exhibition Place.

Starting Sunday, February 18, eastbound buses o longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Dufferin Street at Melbourne Avenue and King Street West, across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue and
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

TTC buses and streetcars operating along other routes continue to serve passengers at these stops.

  • Dufferin at Melbourne and King West: 29 Dufferin, 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight.
  • Dufferin across from Liberty and at Springhurst: 29 Dufferin, 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight, 514 Cherry.
  • Dufferin Gate Loop: 29 Dufferin, 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight, 514 Cherry.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop and
  • on Dufferin Street at Liberty Street and King Street West and across from Melbourne Avenue.

TTC buses and streetcars operating along other routes continue to serve passengers at these stops.

  • Dufferin Gate Loop: 29 Dufferin, 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight, 514 Cherry.
  • Dufferin at Liberty and King West: 29 Dufferin, 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight, 514 Cherry.
  • Dufferin across from Melbourne: 29 Dufferin, 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight.

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

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Increasing the frequency of service along routes


511 Bathurst

The TTC again operates streetcars, instead of buses along the route. All streetcars operate along the entire route between Bathurst Station and Exhibition Loop at all times of the week. Since the cars carry more passengers than buses do, it’s generally decreasing the frequency of service along the route at most times of the week.

However, the TTC no longer short-turns some service at Bathurst Street and Front Street West Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m. Since all cars now operate along the entire route, it’s increasing the frequency along the southern part of the route during that time period.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers south of Bathurst / Front West:

  • every 4½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 5 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 8 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 5 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

The TTC is also cancelling a branch of the route and [increasing the hours of service] along the route.

506 Carlton

Due to the ongoing shortage of streetcars and several upcoming construction projects, the TTC is replacing streetcars with buses along the route. Since buses carry fewer passengers than streetcars, the TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along the route during most times of the week.

Starting Sunday, February 18, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 7 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 10 minutes, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until noon; and
  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, the buses serve passengers at stops

  • every 3 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 4 minutes 20 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 4½ minutes, instead of every 5½ minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • every 4 minutes, instead of every 5½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours;
  • every 5 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 7½ minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 7 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 8½ minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 24, the buses serve passengers

  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 5 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes 15 seconds, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 7 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 8 minutes 45 seconds, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 9 minutes 20 seconds, after about 10 p.m.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route at another time of the week and revising the path for buses operating along the route.

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514 Cherry

The TTC operates more streetcars along the route to increase the frequency of service at various times of the week.

Starting Sunday, February 18, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Sundays and holidays from about 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, the cars serve passengers at stops:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.
42 Cummer

The TTC is operating more buses along the route to, it says, “reduce crowding”. By operating more buses, it increases the frequency of service along the route Monday-to-Friday daytime and early evening.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops during morning rush hours:

  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 13½ minutes east of McNicoll Avenue / Victoria Park Avenue; and
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 45 seconds, west of McNicoll / Victoria Park.

The buses serve passengers at stops midday - from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.:

  • every 11 minutes, instead of every 14 minutes, along the entire route.

The buses serve passengers during afternoon rush hours:

  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 14 minutes, east of McNicoll / Victoria Park; and
  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, west of McNicoll / Victoria Park.

The buses serve passengers early evenings - from about 7 until 10 p.m.:

  • every 10½ minutes, instead of every 11 minutes, along the entire route.

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113 Danforth

The TTC is (temporarily) removing extra running time that it added to the schedules during Metrolinx construction of the Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line at Kennedy Station. (“Running time” refers to the time that the TTC schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route.) It’s operating more buses along the route to increase the frequency of service at various times.

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

  • every 24 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, Mondays to Fridays after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February24, the buses serve passengers at stops

  • every 24 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.

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

505 Dundas

Due to the ongoing shortage of streetcars and several upcoming construction projects, the TTC is replacing streetcars with buses along the route. Since buses carry fewer passengers than streetcars, the TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along the route during most times of the week.

Starting Sunday, February 18, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 8½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, buses serve passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 3 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes 50 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 4 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 15 seconds, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 4 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 20 seconds, during afternoon rush hours;
  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 7 minutes 40 seconds, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and]
  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 24, the buses serve passengers

  • every 5 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 7 minutes, Saturdays 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 7½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, after about 7 p.m.

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36 Finch West

The TTC is increasing the running time - the time it schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route - to compensate for delays to service during upcoming construction of the Finch West light rail transit line.

Since the TTC is also operating more buses along the route, increasing the running time mostly doesn’t affect service levels. However, it slightly increases and decreases the frequency of service at various times Mondays to Fridays.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, buses drop off or pick up passengers at eastbound stops between Milvan Drive / Rumike Road and Finch West Station and westbound stops between Finch West Station and Weston Road

  • every 3 minutes 8 seconds, instead of every 30 minutes 9 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 4 minutes 13 seconds, instead of every 4 minutes 16 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.

Also during rush hours, buses operate along the 36D and 36F branches to Milvan Drive at Finch Avenue West. Buses operating along the 36D branch serve passengers at unique stops on Toryork Drive east of Ormont Drive. Buses operating along the 36F branch serve unique stops on Fenmar Drive east of Ormont and on Ormont. Buses operating along both branch serve common stops on Toryork west of Ormont and on Milvan Drive.

Also starting Tuesday, February 20, the buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops during afternoon rush hours:

  • every 26 minutes, instead of every 27 minutes, at unique stops; and
  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 13½ minutes at common stops.
40 Junction

The TTC is adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, it says, “to improve service reliability”. By adjusting the schedules, it increases and decreases the frequency of service at various times of the weekend.

Starting Sunday, February 18, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, Sundays and holidays from about noon until 7 p.m.
12 Kingston Rd

The TTC no longer operates buses along the 12A “via Variety Village and Brimley” branch of the route weekend evenings and late Monday-to-Friday evenings. All buses operate along the 12B “via Brimley” branch of the route during those times.

By revising the service hours for the two branches, the TTC increases the frequency of service to stops on Kingston Road between Danforth Avenue and Birchmount Road Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from about 7 until 10:30 p.m.

The buses drop off or pick up passengers at these stops:

  • every 17½ minutes, instead of every 35 minutes.

The TTC is also increasing and decreasing service and decreasing the frequency of service along parts of the route at various times of the week.

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503 Kingston Rd

The TTC resumes operating streetcars, instead of buses, along the route. It also extends the path for the cars, due to upcoming construction on Wellington Street. By extending the path, it bolsters service through the King Street Pilot project area east of Spadina Avenue.

It’s also [increasing the service hours]. Buses serve the route Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m., instead of only during rush hours. Streetcars operating along the route replace service along the 502 Downtowner route about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at route 502 stops east of Queen Street East / Carroll Street more frequently than the current buses do Monday-to-Friday midday:

  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes.

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102 Markham Rd

The TTC is adjusting the schedules, it says, “to improve service reliability”. It’s also operating more buses along the route Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours “to reduce crowding”. By operating more buses, it’s increasing the frequency of service.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops during morning rush hours:

  • every 19 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, north of Markham Road / Steeles Avenue East;
  • every 9½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, between Markham / Steeles East and Markham / Progress Avenue; and
  • every 4 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 4 minutes, south of Markham / Progress.

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63 Ossington

The TTC is operating two more buses along the route, the TTC says, “to reduce crowding”. The extra increase the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops **during morning rush hours:

  • every 11 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, north of Oakwood Avenue / St. Clair Avenue West; and
  • every 3 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 4 minutes south of Oakwood / St. Clair West.

The buses serve passengers at stops during afternoon rush hours:

  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 9½ minutes, north of Oakwood / St. Clair West; and
  • every 4½ minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 45 seconds, south of Oakwood / St. Clair West.
501 Queen

The TTC is operating fewer Articulated Light Rail Vehicle streetcars (ALRVs) and more Canadian Light Rail Vehicle cars (CLRVs) to serve passengers along the route. (Currently, all streetcars serving the 501 Queen route are ALRVs - the “bendy” cars.) Since the CLRVs carry fewer passengers, the TTC is increasing the frequency of service along the route at most times of the week.

(Construction continues on Lake Shore Boulevard West and The Queensway and in Humber Loop, so the TTC continues to replace streetcars with buses west of Roncesvalles Avenue. Streetcars continue to operate between Sunnyside and Neville Park loops.)

Starting Sunday, February 18, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, Sundays and holidays from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 4 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 5½ minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • 7½ minutes, instead of every 9 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, streetcars serve passengers at stops:

  • every 4 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 4 minutes 45 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes 20 seconds, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 4 minutes 50 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes 10 seconds, during afternoon rush hours; and
  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 9 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 24, cars serve passengers:

  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 6½ minutes, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 4 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 5½ minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route during another time period.

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71 Runnymede

The TTC adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route, it says, “to improve service reliability”. It’s operating one more bus along the route to decrease the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops during morning rush hours:

  • every 18 minutes, instead of every 19 minutes, north and east of Runnymede Road / St. Clair Avenue West; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 9½ minutes, south of Runnymede / St. Clair West.

The buses serve passengers at stops during afternoon rush hours:

  • every 19 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, north and east of Runnymede / St Clair West; and
  • every 9½ minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, south of Runnymede / St. Clair West.
79 Scarlett Rd

The TTC is adjusting the schedules, it says “to improve service reliability”. By adjusting the schedules, it’s operating more frequent service along the route Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Buses operate along the 79A and 79B branches at most times of the week. They follow separate paths between Scarlett Road / Foxwell Avenue and Runnymede Road / St. Clair Avenue West. Buses on the 79A branch drop off or pick up passengers at unique stops on Foxwell and Pritchard Avenues, Henrietta Street and Runnymede Road between Henrietta and St. Clair West. Buses on the 79B branch serve passengers at unique stops on Scarlett south of Foxwell and St Clair West west of Runnymede.

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Decreasing the frequency of service along routes


511 Bathurst

The TTC again operates streetcars, instead of buses along the route. All streetcars operate along the entire route between Bathurst Station and Exhibition Loop at all times of the week. Since the cars carry more passengers than buses do, it’s generally decreasing the frequency of service along the route at most times of the week.

However, the TTC no longer short-turns some service at Bathurst Street and Front Street West Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m. Since all cars now operate along the entire route, it’s increasing the frequency along the southern part of the route during that time period.

Starting Sunday, February 18, streetcars drop off or pick up passengers along the entire route:

  • every 5 minutes, instead of every 4½ minutes, Sundays and holidays from about noon until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 6 minutes 45 seconds, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, the cars serve passengers at stops along the entire route:

  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes, Mondays to Fridays after about 7 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 24, the cars serve passengers along the entire route:

  • every 4 minutes 20 seconds, instead of every 4 minutes 10 seconds, Saturdays from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 4 minutes 45 seconds, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 6 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Also starting Tuesday, February 20, the cars drop off or pick up passengers at stops north of Bathurst / Front West:

  • every 4½ minutes, instead of every 3 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 5 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 4 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 5 minutes 15 seconds, instead of every 3 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

The TTC is also cancelling a branch of the route and [increasing the hours of service] along the route.

17 Birchmount

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route, it says, so it can “reallocate resources to other, busier routes”. Buses operate less frequently Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

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

  • every 35 minutes, instead of every 32½ minutes, north of Birchmount Road / Steeles Avenue East; and
  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 6½ minutes, south of Birchmount / Steeles East.

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506 Carlton

Due to the ongoing shortage of streetcars and several upcoming construction projects, the TTC is replacing streetcars with buses along the route. Since buses carry fewer passengers than streetcars, the TTC is mostly increasing the frequency of service along the route. However, it also decreases the frequency during one time of the week.

Starting Saturday, February 24, the buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 7 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 7½ minutes, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.

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

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113 Danforth

The end of elevator construction at Kennedy Station means the TTC can remove extra service along the route that it added to the schedules in May. (The TTC encouraged passengers requiring an elevator to board the buses for a lengthy trip to and from Main Street Station to use the elevator and connect with Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway trains there.) It’s operating fewer buses along the route to decrease the frequency of service at various times.

Starting Sunday, February 18, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Sundays and holidays from about noon until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, the buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 13 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 23 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 14 minutes, during afternoon rush hours; and
  • every 24 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 24, buses serve passengers:

  • every 18 minutes, instead of every 16 minutes, Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.; and
  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 16 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.

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

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111 East Mall

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route, it says, so it can “reallocate resources to other, busier routes”. By operating fewer buses along the route, it’s decreasing the frequency of service Mondays to Fridays before about 3 p.m.

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

  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours; and
  • every 14 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
36 Finch West

The TTC is increasing the running time - the time it schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route - to compensate for delays to service during upcoming construction of the Finch West light rail transit line.

Since the TTC is also operating more buses along the route, increasing the running time mostly doesn’t affect service levels. However, it slightly increases and decreases the frequency of service at various times Mondays to Fridays.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.:

  • every 5½ minutes, instead of every 5 minutes, west of Finch West Station.

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121 Fort York - Esplanade

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route, it says, so it can “reallocate resources to other, busier routes”. By operating fewer buses along the route, it’s decreasing the frequency of service Saturday, Sunday and holiday evenings and Mondays to Fridays after about 9 a.m.

Starting Sunday, February 18, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Sundays and holidays after about 7 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, the buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 13 minutes, during afternoon rush hours; and
  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, after about 7 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 24, the buses serve passengers

  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Saturdays after about 7 p.m.
37 Islington

The TTC is operating one less bus along the route, it says, so it can “reallocate resources to other, busier routes”. Buses operate less frequently Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops north of Bergamot Avenue / Islington Avenue:

  • every 7½ minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, during morning rush hours;
  • every 19 minutes, instead of every 18 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 9½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

The buses serve passengers at stops west of Bergamot / Islington:

  • every 22½ minutes, instead of every 21 minutes, during morning rush hours;
  • every 19 minutes, instead of every 18 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 20 minutes, instead of every 19 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

The buses serve passengers at stops south of Bergamot / Islington:

  • every 5 minutes 39 seconds, instead of every 5 minutes 15 seconds, during morning rush hours;
  • every 9½ minutes, instead of every 9 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 6 minutes 40 seconds, instead of every 6 minutes 20 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.
40 Junction

The TTC is adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, it says, “to improve service reliability”. By adjusting the schedules, it increases and decreases the frequency of service at various times of the weekend.

Starting Saturday, February 24, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.; and
  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, from about 8 a.m. until noon.

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12 Kingston Road

The TTC is decreasing the frequency of service along Brooklawn Avenue, Barkdene Hills and Brimley Road south of Kingston Road Mondays to Fridays from about 5:15 until 5:45 a.m.

The TTC is also increasing and decreasing service and increasing the frequency of service along parts of the route at various times of the week.

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501 Queen

The TTC is operating fewer Articulated Light Rail Vehicle streetcars (ALRVs) and more Canadian Light Rail Vehicle cars (CLRVs) to serve passengers along the route. (Currently, all streetcars serving the 501 Queen route are ALRVs - the “bendy” cars.) Since the CLRVs carry fewer passengers, the TTC is increasing the frequency of service along the route at most times of the week.

(Construction continues on Lake Shore Boulevard West and The Queensway and in Humber Loop, so the TTC continues to replace streetcars with buses west of Roncesvalles Avenue. Streetcars continue to operate between Sunnyside and Neville Park loops.)

Although passengers mostly benefit from more frequent service along the route, the TTC the decreases the frequency during one time period.

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

  • every 7 minutes, instead of every 5½ minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 7 until 10 p.m.

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501L Queen / Long Branch

Construction continues on Lake Shore Boulevard West and The Queensway and in Humber Loop, so the TTC continues to replace streetcars with buses west of Roncesvalles Avenue. Streetcars continue to operate along the 501 Queen route between Sunnyside and Neville Park loops.

Buses operating along the 501L Queen / Long Branch route continue to serve the west end of the route to and from Long Branch Loop. However, the TTC is shortening the path for buses serving the route so that they operate to and from the intersection of Queen Street West / Dufferin Street, instead of Dufferin Gate Loop near Exhibition Place.

The TTC operates fewer buses along the shorter route to decrease the frequency of service at most times of the week. (Note that the TTC expected to resume streetcar service to and from Humber Loop during this time period. These service levels reflect the bus service it planned to operate only as far eastward as Windermere Avenue.)

Starting Sunday, February 18, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 7½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes,fv from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 5½ minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 6½ minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, buses serve passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 5 minutes 15 seconds, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • every 7½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 6½ minutes, during afternoon rush hours;
  • every 7½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 21, buses serve passengers:

  • every 8 minutes, instead of every 7 minutes, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 7½ minutes, instead of every 6 minutes, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 6½ minutes, instead of every 5½ minutes, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 7½ minutes, instead of every 6½ minutes, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 9 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes, after about 10 p.m.

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Revising the paths for transit vehicles along routes


506 Carlton

Due to the ongoing shortage of streetcars and several upcoming construction projects, the TTC is replacing streetcars with buses along the route. Since buses cannot access High Park Loop, it’s also revising the path for buses operating along the route.

Starting Sunday, February 18, eastbound buses start trips in High Park Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along High Park Avenue;
eastward along Bloor Street West; and then
southward along Parkside Drive to Howard Park Avenue,
resuming their regular route eastward along Howard Park.

Eastbound buses skip the regular route 506 stop:

  • in High Park Loop.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • in High Park Station bus terminal,
  • on Bloor Street West across from Oakmount Road and at Parkside Drive; and
  • on Parkside Drive across from Indian Valley Crescent.

TTC buses operating along other routes also serve these stops.

  • High Park Station: 30 Lambton.
  • Bloor West: 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight.
  • Parkside: 80 Queensway.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound routing.

Westbound buses skip the regular route 506 stop:

  • in High Park Loop.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Parkside Drive at Indian Valley Crescent,
  • on Bloor Street West at High Park Avenue and
  • in High Park Station.

TTC buses operating along other routes also serve these stops.

  • Parkside: 80 Queensway.
  • Bloor West: 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight.
  • High Park Station: 30 Lambton.

The TTC is also increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route at different times of the week.

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503 Kingston Rd

The TTC resumes operating streetcars, instead of buses, along the route. It also extends the path for the cars, due to upcoming construction on Wellington Street. By extending the path, it bolsters service through the King Street Pilot project area east of Spadina Avenue.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, westbound cars operate along their usual route to King Street East and Church Street, then proceed:

westward along King Streets East and West;
northward along Spadina Avenue;
eastward along Adelaide Street West; and then
southward along Charlotte Street to Oxley Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound cars drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route):

  • on King Street East west of Church Street,
  • on King Street West west of Bay Street, University Avenue and John and Peter Streets,
  • on Spadina Avenue north of King Street West and
  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street.

TTC streetcars operating along other routes also serve passengers at these stops

  • King East, King West: 304 King overnight, 504 King, 514 Cherry.
  • Spadina: 310 Spadina overnight, 510 Spadina.
  • Charlotte: 510 Spadina.

Westbound cars no longer serve stops

  • on Church Street at Wellington Street East,
  • on Wellington Street East at Yonge Street,
  • on Wellington Street West at Bay and York Streets and
  • on York Street at King Street West.

The stops are (temporarily) without transit service.

Eastbound cars start their trips on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street, then proceed:

southward along Charlotte; and then
eastward along King Street West to York Street,
resuming their usual route eastward along King West.

Eastbound cars drop off or pick up passengers passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street and King Street West,
  • on King Street West east of Blue Jays Way, John Street and University Avenue.

TTC streetcars operating along other routes also serve passengers at these stops

  • Charlotte: 510 Spadina.
  • King West: 304 King overnight, 504 King, 514 Cherry.

Eastbound cars no longer serve a stop

  • on York Street at King Street West.

The stop is (temporarily) without transit service.

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

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302 Kingston Rd - McCowan overnight

The TTC is revising the path for buses operating along the route so that they serve passengers at stops on Kingston Road between Danforth Avenue and Birchmount Road, instead of stops on Danforth and Birchmount.

Starting Monday, February 19, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Kingston Road across from Glen Everest Road and #1859 Kingston and at Birchmount Road.

TTC buses operating along other routes also serve these stops.

  • Kingston: 12 Kingston Rd.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at these stops every 30 minutes from about 2 until 5 a.m.

Westbound buses no longer serve passengers at stops

  • on Danforth Avenue across from Variety Village and
  • on Birchmount Road south of Parkette Place and Hollis Avenue and at Kingston Road.

Buses operating along other TTC routes continue to serve these stops.

  • Birchmount: 69 Warden South.

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Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Kingston Road east of Birchmount Road, beside #1859 Kingston, at Lakehurst Drive, east of Glen Everest Road and beside #2121 Kingston.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at these stops every 30 minutes from about 2 until 5 a.m.

TTC buses operating along other routes also serve these stops.

  • Kingston: 12 Kingston Rd**.

Eastbound buses no longer serve passengers at stops

  • on Birchmount Road north of Kingston Road, across from Hollis Avenue and at Danforth Avenue and
  • on Danforth Avenue beside Variety Village.

Buses operating along other TTC routes continue to serve these stops.

  • Birchmount: 69 Warden South.

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501L Queen / Long Branch

Construction continues on Lake Shore Boulevard West and The Queensway and in Humber Loop, so the TTC continues to replace streetcars with buses west of Roncesvalles Avenue. Streetcars continue to operate along the 501 Queen route between Sunnyside and Neville Park loops.

Buses operating along the 501L Queen / Long Branch route continue to serve the west end of the route to and from Long Branch Loop. However, the TTC is shortening the path for buses serving the route so that they operate to and from the intersection of Queen Street West / Dufferin Street, instead of Dufferin Gate Loop near Exhibition Place.

Starting Sunday, February 18, eastbound buses operate along their usual route to Queen Street West and Dufferin Street, then proceed:

eastward along Queen West; and then
northward along Gladstone Avenue to just north of Queen,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Dufferin Street at Melbourne Avenue and King Street West, across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue and
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

TTC buses and streetcars operating along other routes continue to serve passengers at these stops.

  • Dufferin at Melbourne and King West: 29 Dufferin, 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight.
  • Dufferin across from Liberty and at Springhurst: 29 Dufferin, 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight, 514 Cherry.
  • Dufferin Gate Loop: 29 Dufferin, 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight, 514 Cherry.

Westbound buses start their trips on Gladstone Avenue north of Queen Street West, then proceed:

northward along Gladstone;
westward along Peel Avenue; and then
southward along Dufferin Street to Queen Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Queen West.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop and
  • on Dufferin Street at Liberty Street and King Street West and across from Melbourne Avenue.

TTC buses and streetcars operating along other routes continue to serve passengers at these stops.

  • Dufferin Gate Loop: 29 Dufferin, 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight, 514 Cherry.
  • Dufferin at Liberty and King West: 29 Dufferin, 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight, 514 Cherry.
  • Dufferin across from Melbourne: 29 Dufferin, 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight.

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Adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes


32 Eglinton West

Starting Tuesday, February 18, the TTC adjusts the schedules for buses operating school trips from Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School. It adds five more minutes driving time and five more minutes loading time to the schedules. The buses start their trips beside the school at Avenue Road and Roselawn Avenue and end their trips in Eglinton West Station Monday-to-Friday school days.

35 Jane

Starting Sunday, February 18, all early-morning and late-night buses start or end their trips in Pioneer Village Station bus terminal - even before and after trains have stopped operating along the Line 1 Yonge - University subway. By operating this service to and from Pioneer Village, the TTC improves service for passengers connecting with buses operating along other routes in the terminal.

54 Lawrence East

Starting Sunday, February 20, the TTC adjusts the schedules so that buses operating along the 54A branch (via Orton Park) after 3 p.m. daily lay over - pause - between trips on Scarborough Golf Club Road just north of Lawrence Avenue East. Currently, buses lay over on Brimorton Drive just west of Orton Park Road, leaving passengers wanting to travel toward Scarborough Golf Club Road waiting aboard the buses.

186 Wilson rocket

Starting Tuesday, February 24, the TTC is adjusting the schedules of the route. It’s maintaining service at the same level.

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Making other changes to service along routes


511 Bathurst

The TTC is resuming streetcar service along the route, replacing buses.

Starting Sunday, February 18, it operates along the route:

  • 5 Canadian Light Rail Vehicle streetcars (CLRVs) Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.;
  • 8 CLRVs, instead of 8 buses, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • 10 CLRVs, instead of 11 buses, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • 5 CLRVs, instead of 6 buses, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • 5 CLRVs, instead of 5 buses, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, it operates:

  • 12 CLRVs, instead of 15 buses, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • 10 CLRVs, instead of 11 buses, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • 12 CLRVs, instead of 16 buses, during afternoon rush hours;
  • 9 CLRVs, instead of 10 buses, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • 8 CLRVs, instead of 9 buses, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 24, it operates:

  • 7 CLRVs, instead of 7 buses, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • 9 CLRVs, instead of 9 buses, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • 12 CLRVs, instead of 12 buses, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • 8 CLRVs, instead of 10 buses, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • 8 CLRVs, instead of 9 buses, after about 10 p.m.

The TTC is also cancelling a branch of the route, increasing the hours of service and increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

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506 Carlton

Due to the ongoing shortage of streetcars and several upcoming construction projects, the TTC is replacing streetcars with buses along the route.

Starting Sunday, February 18, it’s operating along the route:

  • 12 buses, instead of 11 Canadian Light Rail Vehicle streetcars (CLRVs), Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.;
  • 17 buses, instead of 12 CLRVs, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • 22 buses, instead of 18 CLRVs, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • 13 buses, instead of 12 CLRVs, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • 12 buses, instead of 11 CLRVs, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, it’s operating:

  • 45 buses, instead of 32 CLRVs, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • 36 buses, instead of 45 CLRVs, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • 42 buses, instead of 29 CLRVs, during afternoon rush hours;
  • 25 buses, instead of 18 CLRVs, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • 18 buses, instead of 14 CLRVs, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 24, it’s operating:

  • 15 buses, instead of 14 CLRVs, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • 22 buses, instead of 18 CLRVs, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • 30 buses, instead of 25 CLRVs, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • 20 buses, instead of 16 CLRVs, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • 16 buses, instead of 13 CLRVs, after about 10 p.m.

Buses serving the 506 Carlton route operate from Birchmount and Mount Dennis garages.

The TTC is also increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route and revising the path for buses operating along the route.

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306 Carlton overnight

Due to the ongoing shortage of streetcars and several upcoming construction projects, the TTC is replacing streetcars with buses along the entire route between Dundas West and Main Street stations.

505 Dundas

Due to the ongoing shortage of streetcars and several upcoming construction projects, the TTC is replacing streetcars with buses along the route.

Starting Sunday, February 18, it’s operating along the route:

  • 9 buses, instead of 9 Canadian Light Rail Vehicle streetcars (CLRVs), Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.;
  • 17 buses, instead of 14 CLRVs, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • 20 buses, instead of 19 CLRVs, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • 11 buses, instead of 10 CLRVs, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • 10 buses, instead of 10 CLRVs, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, it operates:

  • 27 buses, instead of 18 CLRVs, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours and until about 3 p.m.;
  • 30 buses, instead of 19 CLRVs, during afternoon rush hours;
  • 20 buses, instead of 14 CLRVs, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • 12 buses, instead of 10 CLRVs, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 24, it operates:

  • 10 buses, instead of 10 CLRVs, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • 20 buses, instead of 16 CLRVs, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • 28 buses, instead of 25 CLRVs, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • 13 buses, instead of 11 CLRVs, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • 10 buses, instead of 10 CLRVs, after about 10 p.m.

Buses serving the 505 Dundas route operate from Birchmount and Wilson garages.

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

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504 King

The TTC continues to stir up its mix of vehicle types along the route to serve the increasing number of passengers that ride transit along King Street - this increase directly results from the success of the King Street Pilot project**.

According to Steve Munro, the TTC removed all buses from the route in December, swapping the buses for Canadian Light Rail Vehicle streetcars (CLRVs) operating along the 505 Dundas route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. These off-schedule CLRVs provided extra service along the route.

Now the TTC is further changing the fleet mix along the route for these extra cars.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, it operates as extras:

  • 8 Articulated Light Rail Vehicle streetcars (ALRVs), instead of 7 CLRVs, during morning rush hours; and
  • 8 ALRVs, instead of 2 CLRVs and 1 ALRV, during afternoon rush hours.

Four of the extra ALRV operate as trippers - short-turning extra cars - between Sunnyside Loop and Queen Street East / Broadview Avenue - during both rush hours. The trippers operate eastbound during morning rush hours, leaving Sunnyside at 7:41, 7:57, 8:12, 8:27, 9:10, 9:27, 9:42 and 9:56 a.m. They operate westbound during afternoon rush hours, leave Queen East / Broadview at 3:07, 3:20, 3:33, 3:46, 4:50, 5:03, 5:16 and 5:29 p.m.

Due to upcoming construction in Roncesvalles Carhouse, all streetcars serving the route operate to and from Russell Carhouse.

503 Kingston Rd

The TTC resumes operating streetcars, instead of buses, along the route. It’s also increasing the service hours so that the cars drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m., instead of only during rush hours.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, the TTC operates along the route:

  • 8 Canadian Light Rail Vehicle cars (CLRVs), instead of 7 buses, Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours;
  • 11 CLRVs, instead of 11 buses, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • 8 CLRVs, instead of 8 buses, during afternoon rush hours.

(Midday buses currently operate along the 502 Downtowner route.

The TTC is also increasing the frequency of service along the route and extending the path for cars operating along the route.

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501 Queen

The TTC is operating fewer Articulated Light Rail Vehicle streetcars (ALRVs) and more Canadian Light Rail Vehicle cars (CLRVs) to serve passengers along the route. (Currently, all streetcars serving the 501 Queen route are ALRVs - the “bendy” cars.) Since the CLRVs carry fewer passengers, the TTC is increasing the frequency of service along the route at most times of the week.

Starting Sunday, February 18, the TTC operates between Sunnyside and Neville Park loops:

  • 10 ALRVs and 5 CLRVs, instead of 14 ALRVs, Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.;
  • 10 ALRVs and 12 CLRVs, instead of 17 ALRVs, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • 10 ALRVs and 30 CLRVs, instead of 29 ALRVs, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • 10 ALRVs and 3 CLRVs, instead of 14 ALRVs, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • 10 ALRVs and 3 CLRVs, instead of 11 ALRVs, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, February 20, it operates along the route:

  • 10 ALRVs and 25 CLRVs, instead of 27 ALRVs, Mondays to Fridays before about 3 p.m.;
  • 10 ALRVs and 25 CLRVs, instead of 31 ALRVs, during afternoon rush hours;
  • 10 ALRVs and 22 CLRVs, instead of 25 ALRVs, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • 10 ALRVs and 9 CLRVs, instead of 13 ALRVs, after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, February 24, it operates:

  • 10 ALRVs and 10 CLRVs, instead of 14 ALRVs, Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • 10 ALRVs and 21 CLRVs, instead of 21 ALRVs, from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • 10 ALRVs and 32 CLRVs, instead of 30 ALRVs, from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • 10 ALRVs and 18 CLRVs, instead of 21 ALRVs, from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • 10 ALRVs and 5 CLRVs, instead of 12 ALRVs, after about 10 p.m.

Due to upcoming construction in Roncesvalles Carhouse, all streetcars serving the route operate to and from Russell Carhouse.

The TTC is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route during one time period of the week.

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301 Queen / Long Branch overnight

Construction continues on Lake Shore Boulevard West and The Queensway and in Humber Loop, so the TTC continues to replace streetcars with buses west of Roncesvalles Avenue. Streetcars continue to operate along the 301 Queen overnight route between Sunnyside and Neville Park loops.

Buses operating along the 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight route continue to serve the west end of the route to and from Long Branch Loop. Although the TTC is shortening the path for regular service along the 501L Queen / Long Branch regular route, overnight buses continue to operate between Long Branch and Dufferin Gate loops.

512 St Clair

Due to upcoming construction in Roncesvalles Carhouse, all streetcars serving the route operate to and from Russell Carhouse, instead of Leslie Barns.

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