Birchmount Garage

Text by Godfrey Mallion
Revised by Jelo Gutierrez Cantos

Ray Corley reports that “Vehicles for the new Birchmount Garage were moved to the facility at Birchmount Avenue and Danforth Road, from the Woodbine Garage (originally the Hollinger Bus Lines Garage - O’Connor Drive and Woodbine Avenue) on May 31, 1956. Buses operated from the Birchmount Garage starting on June 1, 1956. An official opening was held on August 2 1956.”

The 89,500 square foot garage has 2 wash racks, 2 fueling stations, a UWE heating system for buses stored outdoors, 10 40-foot hoists, and 4 insection pit stations.

Originally the KENNEDY, BRIMLEY, PHARMACY, CLIFFSIDE, DAWES, and SCARBORO routes operated from this garage.

As of January 5, 2014, Birchmount Division operates the following routes:


Roster

Class

Fleet Numbers

Year

Qty.

Length

Power

Notes

Orion VII

#7681-#7793, #7795-#7882

2005

201

40 feet

Diesel

Currently undergoing rebuild; #7794 renumbered to #7882

Orion VII NG

#8100-#8152, #8154, #8155

2009-10

55

40 feet

Diesel


Birchmount Garage Image Archive


References:

  • Boutilier, Robert, Bus Maintenance and Shops - 1999 Insider’s Guide
  • Corley, Ray, Superintendent of Design and Development (Ret.), TTC.
  • The Coupler, TTC Employee Magazine, various issues

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