TTC Routes in Numerical Order: All Time Listing

Prepared by Jeffrey Kay

This TTC route number listing was originally published in Transfer Points, the newsletter of the Toronto Transportation Society in January 1994, it included all routes that had operated up to that time. An update showing changes to the list from 1994 to 1997 was publication in March 1997. The introduction that follows is taken from the original 1994 article. It is followed by the route numbering “convention”, and yes there are several exceptions to these guidelines. The chart that follows includes all updates to June 2009.

Introduction

Between 1988 and 1991 the TTC introduced many new bus routes with numbers as high as 191. This made it quite difficult even for the most dedicated transit enthusiast to keep track of all the changes. Last year your editor compiled a brief list of the higher route numbers from 191 back down to 100. It was about this time that John Knight brought a list of most TTC route to a Society meeting. We began working together filling in the numerous gaps. Our research revealed many route names that we knew should be numbered, but these numbers could not be found in the documents in our collections. In recent months our research was aided by a TTC Operators Manual from the collection of George Schpuniar, dated January 1, 1958. It detailed all TTC routes operating at that time along with their number. Additional assistance was provided by Bill Hood, a former TTC operator who has studied various aspects of the history of public transit in Toronto, and by Ray Corley.

And now here is the result of our research showing all the TTC routes that were operated since the numbering system was introduced in the 1956, (following approval at a February Commission meeting that year). While we are confident that all regular TTC routes that were assigned a route number are included on the list, some dates may not be exact. We believe that some special service routes (eg, CNE Express buses) were assigned numbers in the 700 series, but this could not be confirmed. If you have any corrections or additions please send a note to the Society and identify your source.

Route Numbering Convention

1 - 139 Regular bus routes
140 - 159 Downtown Premium Express routes
160 - 189 Regular bus routes
190 - 199 “Rocket” Express routes
200 - 299 Routes that primarily serve areas outside the City of Toronto
300 - 399 Routes in the overnight “Blue Night Network”
400 - 499 Accessible “Community” routes operated by Wheeltrans
500 - 599 Streetcar routes
600 - 699 Rapid Transit Routes (discontinued November 2002)


TTC Routes in Numerical Order - All time Listing

Updated to September 2, 2014

Number and Name

Start
Note

Commencing 

Ending

End
Note

Other
Notes

1 Armour Heights

<bu

1954 01 15

1992 02 14

61>

1 Yonge University Spadina Subway

<602

2002 11 24

active

2 Anglesey

1952 03 31

2001 01 06

48>

2 Bloor Danforth Subway

<601

2002 11 24

active

3 Ashbridge

<sc

1924 09 20

1966 02 25

72>

3 Kingsway

<50,30

1968 05 11

1980 11 21

49>

3 Ancaster Park

1980 11 24

1996 02 16

120>

3 Scarborough RT

<603

2002 11 24

active

4 Annette

<bu

1947 10 06

2001 01 06

26>

4 Sheppard Subway

<85

2002 11 24

active

5 Avenue Road

<sc

1954 03 30

active

6 Bay

<sc

1963 02 28

active

7 Bathurst

1938 12 01

active

8 Broadview

1939 05 01

active

9 Bellamy

1966 08 19

active

10 Bloor-Danforth Night Bus

<sc

1966 02 26

1987 02 08

300>

10 Van Horne

<85

1989 04 17

active

11 Bayview

1955 01 24

active

12 Kingston Road

<86

1968 05 11

active

13 Berry Road

1954 07 01

1970 04 25

66>

13 Rouge Hill

<54

1974 09 04

1994 05 07

85>

13 Neville Park

2005 04 05

2005 06 06

*13

14 Chaplin

1954 07 01

1973 03 30

14>

14 Glencairn

<14

1973 03 31

active

15 Brimley

<bu

1956 04 15

1963 08 31

21>

15 Evans

<3,37

1972 11 26

active

16 McCowan

<21

1968 05 11

active

17 Birchmount

1960 11 07

active

18 Caledonia

1964 06 29

1994 02 12

47>

19 Church

<sc

1954 05 16

1996 02 16

20 Cliffside

1954 07 01

active

21 Danforth

<15

1963 09 01

1968 05 10

16,21>

21 Brimley

<21

1968 05 11

active

22 Coxwell

<sc

1966 02 26

active

23 Dawes

1954 07 01

active

24 Davenport

<sc

1941 01 01

1958 03 28

24 Victoria Park

<23

1968 05 11

active

25 Don Mills

1954 07 01

active

26 Bayview North

<11

1974 03 30

1991 07 20

11>

26 Dupont

<4

2001 01 07

active

27 Downtown

1954 10 21

1989 11 24

97>

28 Davisville

1934 11 19

2014 06 21

28>

28 Bayview South

<28

2014 06 22

active

29 Dufferin

1954 07 01

active

30 Dundas

<44

1963 09 01

1968 05 10

30>

30 Lambton

<30

1968 05 11

active

31 Greenwood

1966 02 26

active

32 Eglinton West

1936 10 14

active

33 Forest Hill

1926 11 01

active

34 Eglinton East

<67

1957 08 26

active

35 Jane

1950 03 28

active

36 Finch

1963 09 03

1974 03 29

36,39>

36 Finch West

<36

1974 03 30

active

37 Islington

<45,80

1963 09 01

active

38 Gerrard

1951 04 02

1968 05 10

38 Horner

<37,80

1972 11 26

1989 09 02

110>

38 Highland Creek

<95

2000 09 03

active

39 Finch East

<36

1974 03 30

active

40 Junction

<sc

1968 05 11

active

41 Keele

1952 11 28

active

42 Harbour

1967 10 02

1967 12 02

42 Cummer

1974 03 30

active

43 Kennedy

<bu

1956 04 15

active

44 Islington

1929 04 11

1963 08 31

30>

44 Kipling South

<45

1968 05 11

active

45 Kipling

1959 09 14

active

46 Martin Grove

<2

1968 05 11

active

47 Lansdowne

<sc

1947 06 19

active

48 Humber Blvd.

1974 02 03

1994 02 12

161>

48 Rathburn

<2

2001 01 07

active

49 Bloor West

<50

1968 05 11

active

50 Kingsway

1928 04 01

1968 05 10

49,50>

50 Burnhamthorpe

<50

1968 05 11

active

51 Main

1927 05 01

1961 05 20

62>

51 Leslie

<25

1966 02 26

active

52 Lawrence

1934 05 01

1994 02 12

52>

52 Lawrence West

<52

1994 02 13

active

53 Steeles East

<60

1974 03 30

active

54 Lawrence East

<70,23,
17,15

1963 09 01

active

55 Mimico

1928 10 08

1963 08 31

80,73>

55 Senlac

<59

1973 03 31

1985 03 22

98>

55 Warren Park

1987 05 25

active

56 Leaside

1927 12 16

active

57 North Main

1959 02 23

1959 07 24

89,96>

57 Midland

1967 04 24

active

58 Malton

<gcl

1955 12 12

2014 03 29

52>

59 North Yonge

<sc

1948 10 10

1977 11 27

59 Maple Leaf

1975 01 06

active

60 Steeles

1969 11 03

1974 03 29

53,60>

60 Steeles West

<60

1974 03 30

active

61 Nortown

<bu

1954 03 07

1985 04 20

61,103>

61 Nortown West

<61

1985 04 21

1992 02

61 Avenue Road North

<1,61

1992 02 17

active

62 Mortimer

1954 07 01

1961 05 20

62>

62 Mortimer-Main

<62

1961 05 21

1968 05 10

62,64>

62 Mortimer

<62

1968 05 11

active

63 Ossington

1947 12 08

active

64 Main

<62

1968 05 11

active

65 Parliament

<sc

1966 02 26

active

66 Prince Edward

<2

1968 05 11

active

67 Pharmacy

1954 07 01

active

68 Warden

<67

1968 05 11

active

69 Queensway

1947 01 20

1963 08 31

73,80>

69 Warden South

<17

1968 05 11

active

70 O'Connor

1954 07 01

active

71 Runnymede

1925 09 06

active

72 Pape

<3

1966 02 26

active

73 South Dufferin

1961 09 05

1962 03 25

29>

73 Royal York

<55,69

1963 09 03

active

74 Port Credit

<sc

1935 02 10

1976 02 07

MiTr>

74 Mt. Pleasant

<sc

1976 10 02

active

*74

75 Sherbourne

<sc

1947 01 05

active

76 Royal York South

<73

1968 05 11

active

77 Spadina

<sc

1948 10 10

1997 07 26

510>

77 Swansea

<71,79

2001 01 07

active

78 Runnymede South

<71

1968 05 11

1980 11 21

71>

78 St. Andrews

1981 04 20

active

79 Scarlett Road

<93

1966 02 26

active

80 Rexdale

1955 12 12

1963 08 31

37,45,96>

80 Queensway

<55,69

1963 09 01

active

81 Thorncliffe Park

1964 11 30

1965 06 28

88>

81 Thorncliffe Park

<8

1966 02 26

active

82 Rosedale

1922 04 26

active

83 Trethewey

1954 07 01

1972 11 25

35>

83 Rexdale

1972 11 27

1984 02 03

37>

83 Jones

<8

1984 10 14

active

84 Sheppard

1963 03 18

1974 03 29

84,85>

84 Sheppard West

<84

1974 03 30

active

85 Sheppard East

<85

1968 05 11

active

86 Scarborough

1936 06 26

active

87 Westmount

1954 07 01

1958 01 04

93>

87 West Mall

1963 09 03

1973 11 24

32,87>

87 Mall Circle

<87

1973 11 25

1984 02 04

123,124>

87 Cosburn

<8,91

1984 10 14

active

88 South Leaside

<bu

1943 10 25

active

89 Weston

<sc

1948 09 13

active

90 Vaughan

1933 01 01

active

91 Woodbine

1954 07 01

active

92 Woodbine South

<91

1968 05 11

active

93 Woodbridge

<gcl

1955 12 12

1975 08 29

93 Danforth East Night Bus

1974 09 04

1987 02 08

302>

93 Exhibition West Express

<522

1989 08 16

2002 11 23

193>

94 Wellesley

1955 04 11

active

95 York Mills

1962 09 04

active

96 Wilson

1954 07 01

active

97 Yonge

<sc

1954 03 07

active

98 Westway

1962 09 04

1963 08 31

52>

98 Willowdale

<59

1973 03 31

1985 03 22

98>

98 Willowdale-Senlac

<55,98

1985 03 23

active

99 Yonge Night Bus

<sc

1954 03 31

1974 03 29

97>

99 Norfinch

1974 06 24

1981 12 31

96,116>

99 Clayson

<96

1990 05 14

1996 02 16

99>

99 Arrow Road

<99

1996 02 18

active

100 Flemingdon Park

<88

1975 03 30

active

101 Glenorchy

1975 01 06

1981 02 06

101>

%

101 Edward's Gardens

<101

1981 02 09

1988 03 11

101>

101 York Mills-Donway

<101

1988 03 14

1991 07 19

162>

101 Parc Downsview Park

2007 06 24

active

*101

102 Town Centre Express

1975 09 02

1976 06 25

%

102 Markham Road

<86

1976 10 17

active

103 Spadina North

<77

1978 01 28

1984 04 14

127>

103 Nortown East

<61

1985 04 21

1994 10 08

103>

103 Mt. Pleasant North

<103

1994 10 09

active

104 Faywood

<29

1978 01 28

active

105 Wilson Heights

<29

1978 01 28

2000 04 29

105>

105 Dufferin North

<105

2000 04 30

active

106 York University

1978 01 28

active

107 Keele North

<41

1978 01 28

active

108 Downsview

1978 01 28

active

109 Ranee

<52

1978 01 28

active

110 Islington South

1979 12 10

active

111 East Mall

<87

1980 11 22

active

112 West Mall

<32,87

1980 11 22

active

113 Danforth

<9,43

1980 11 22

active

114 Kingston Road East

<86

1980 11 22

1990 02 17

86>

115 Silver Hills

1981 04 20

active

116 Oakdale

<99

1982 01 04

1987 02 06

84>

116 Morningside

<34

1989 09 03

active

117 Alness

<105

1983 09 06

active

118 Finch via Allen

1983 09 06

1996 02 16

119 Grandravine

<108

1984 01 03

1996 02 16

108>

120 Calvington

<35,41

1984 01 01

active

121 Norseman

1984 11 26

1986 03 28

121 Front-Esplanade

<19

1992 05 13

2000 07 22

65,72,
509>

122 Graydon Hall

<25

1985 09 03

active

123 Shorncliffe

<87

1984 02 05

active

124 Sherway

<87

1984 02 05

1985 08 31

124 Sunnybrook

<11,28

1991 07 21

active

125 Drewry

1984 03 12

active

126 Christie

<18

1984 04 15

active

127 Davenport

<18,103

1984 04 15

active

128 Brimley North

<57

1985 03 23

1999 07 23

21>

129 McCowan North

<21

1985 03 23

active

130 Middlefield

<85

1985 03 23

active

131 Nugget

1985 03 23

active

132 Milner

<21

1985 03 23

active

133 Neilson

<9

1985 03 23

active

134 Tapscott

<43

1985 03 23

2001 01 06

134>

134 Progress

<134,171

2001 01 07

active

135 Gerrard

<20

1986 01 06

active

136 Premium Express via Wynford

1988 09 06

1999 02 12

144>

137 Premium Express via Summerhill

1988 09 06

1989 09 01

138 South Kingsway

1989 02 06

1996 02 16

71>

139 Huntingwood

<85

1990 02 18

2002 05 10

169>

139 Finch East

<39

2002 11 25

2008 02 15

139>

139 Finch-Don Mills

<139

2008 02 18

active

140 Downtown Express via Sherbourne

1990 02 19

1992 02 14

141 Downtown Express via Mt.Pleasant

1990 04 02

1992 02 14

141>

141 Premium Express via Mt.Pleasant

<141

1992 02 17

1999 02 12

141>

141 Downtown / Mt. Pleasant Express

<141

1999 02 15

active

142 Downtown Express via Avenue Road

1990 04 02

1992 02 14

142>

142 Premium Express via Avenue Road

<142

1992 02 17

1999 02 12

142>

142 Downtown / Avenue Rd. Express

<142

1999 02 15

active

143 Downtown Express via Queen East

1991 07 22

1992 02 14

143>

143 Premium Express via Queen East

<143

1992 02 17

1999 02 12

143>

143 Downtown / Beach Express

<143

1999 02 15

active

144 Premium Express via Underhill

1995 02 13

1999 02 15

144>

144 Downtown / Don Valley Express

<144

1999 02 15

active

145 Downtown / Humber Bay Express

2009 10 19

active

153 Steeles East (Yonge Shuttle)

<

1998 09 08

2004 03 26

53>

160 Bathurst North

<7

1990 09 02

active

161 Rogers Road

<18,48,
63

1994 02 13

active

162 Lawrence-Donway

<101

1991 07 22

active

163 Rustic Road

<120

1991 07 22

1996 02 16

163 Rustic Road

1999 02 15

2000 09 01

164 Calvington-Rustic Road

<120

1991 07 22

1994 02 12

165 Weston Road North

<96

1991 01 20

active

166 Silver Hills - Graydon Hall

<122

1991 01 21

1992 05 09

167 Consumers Road

<85

1991 05 13

1992 09 04

85>

167 Pharmacy North

<67

2002 11 25

active

168 Symington

<41

1994 02 13

active

169 Huntingwood

<139

2002 05 13

active

170 Lawrence Manor Community Bus

1990 10 15

1992 06 19

400>

171 Progress East

1992 09 08

2001 01 06

134>

171 Mount Dennis

2008 11 23

active

172 Cherry Street

2004 05 09

2008 11 22

72A>

172 Cherry Street

<72

2014 01 05

active

190 City Centre Express

1991 05 13

1992 09 04

85>

190 Scarborough Centre Rocket

<85

2002 11 25

active

191 Highway 27 Express

1991 07 24

2001 01 05

191>

191 Highway 27 Rocket

<191

2001 01 08

active

192 Airport Rocket

2000 02 13

active

193 Exhibition Rocket

<93

2002 11 24

active

194 Zoo Rocket

2003 06 22

2003 09 02

194 Zoo Rocket

2004 06 20

2004 09 07

195 Jane Rocket

<35

2014 03 30

active

196 York University Express

<106

1999 09 07

2001 01 05

196>

196 York University Rocket

<196

2001 01 08

active

197 North Yonge

<97

1999 02 14

2001 10 13

97>

198 UofT Scarborough Rocket

<116E

2014 09 02

active

199 Finch Rocket

<39

2010 10 12

active

224 Victoria Park North

<24

2002 11 24

active

268 Warden North

<68

2002 11 24

2004 09 04

300 Bloor Danforth Blue Night

<10,49,
93

1987 02 09

active

301 Queen Blue Night

<501

1987 02 09

active

302 Danforth Rd. - McCowan Blue Night

<93

1987 02 09

active

303 Don Mills Blue Night

1987 02 09

active

304 King Blue Night

<504

1987 02 09

1992 02 16

305 Eglinton East - Lawrence Blue Night

1987 02 09

2001 01 06

305>

305 Eglinton East Blue Night

<305

2001 01 07

active

306 Carlton Blue Night

<506

1987 02 09

active

307 Eglinton West Blue Night

1987 02 09

active

308 Finch East Blue Night

1987 02 09

active

309 Finch West Blue Night

1987 02 09

active

310 Bathurst Blue Night

<7

1987 02 09

active

311 Islington Blue Night

1987 02 09

active

312 St.Clair Blue Night

<512

1987 02 09

active

*312

313 Jane Blue Night

1987 02 09

active

314 Dufferin - Bathurst Blue Night

1987 02 09

1996 02 17

310,329>

315 Lansdowne Blue Night

<47

1987 02 09

1992 02 16

316 Ossington Blue Night

<63

1987 02 09

1996 02 16

316 Ossington Blue Night

1996 10 06

active

317 Spadina Blue Night

<77

1987 02 09

1992 02 16

318 Warden Blue Night

1987 02 09

1998 02 14

324>

319 Wilson Blue Night

1987 02 09

active

320 Yonge Blue Night

<97

1987 02 09

active

321 York Mills Blue Night

1987 02 09

active

322 Coxwell Blue Night

<303

1992 02 17

active

324 Victoria Park Blue Night

<318

1998 02 15

active

329 Dufferin Blue Night

<314

1996 02 18

active

352 Lawrence West Blue Night

2005 09 04

active

353 Steeles East Blue Night

2005 09 04

active

354 Lawrence East Blue Night

2005 09 04

active

385 Sheppard East Blue Night

2005 09 04

active

400 Lawrence Manor Community Bus

<170

1992 06 22

active

401 North Bathurst Community Bus

1992 06 22

1995 09 01

pulse>

402 Parkdale Community Bus

1992 06 22

active

403 South Don Mills Community Bus

1992 06 22

active

404 East York Community Bus

1992 06 22

active

405 Etobicoke Community Bus

2005 09 12

active

406 Variety Village Community Link

2011 01 03

2011 05 08

12>

407 Toronto Rehab Cardiac Centre
Community Link

2011 01 03

active

425 Downtown Community Bus

1995 01 03

1995 06 16

501 Queen

1861 12 02

active

#

502 Downtowner

1973 04 02

active

#

503 Kingston Road Tripper

1948 02 02

active

#

504 King

1874 ?? ??

active

#

505 Dundas

1893 10 09

active

#

506 Carlton

1886 08 ??

active

#

507 Long Branch

1935 10 28

1995 03 25

501,508>

#

508 Lake Shore

<504,507

1995 03 27

active

509 Harbourfront

<121

2000 07 23

active

510 Harbourfront

<604

1996 02 18

1997 07 26

510>

510 Spadina

<77 510

1997 07 27

active

511 Bathurst

1885 07 27

active

#

512 St.Clair

1913 08 25

active

#

521 Exhibition East

1980 08 13

2000 07 __

509>

#

522 Exhibition West

1980 08 13

1988 09 05

93>

#

601 Bloor-Danforth

1966 02 26

2002 11 23

2>

%

602 Yonge-University-Spadina

 

1978 01 28

2002 11 23

1>

%

603 Scarborough RT

 

1985 03 23

2002 11 23

3>

%

604 Harbourfront

<77

1990 06 23

1996 02 17

510>

 

X1 Princess Margaret Express

 

1962 02 12

1962 04 19

 

 

Notes:

#

Streetcar route numbers began appearing in late 1979 as the CLRVs were introduced first on the Long Branch route, then gradually spreading throughout the system. Rollsigns on the PCC were adjusted to include route numbers during the early 1980s.

%

Route numbers for these routes are used on internal TTC documents but are not displayed on the vehicle, and do not appear on route maps and timetables.

< >

Number of another route that was significantly altered on the day this route began or ended service.

bu

This bus route replaces all or part of an unnumbered bus route.

gcl

This bus route replaces a service operated by Gray Coach Lines.

MiTr

Mississauga Transit

*13

Temporary route operating out of Victoria Park station serving the Beaches while trackwork cut service on 501 Queen.

*74

Bus service provided initially until trolley buses installed.

*101

Bus service initially provided summers only until September 2008, when it became a regular route.

*312

Operation changed from streetcar to bus operation on 2000 03 20.

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