Malvern Garage

Text by Godfrey Mallion, revised by Jelo Gutierrez Cantos

Malvern Garage, located near the north-west corner of Sheppard Avenue and Markham Road, was officially opened on July 21, 1983, with operations beginning on July 24, 1983.

The 228,000 square foot facility has 2 wash racks, 2 fueling stations, and a Eurovac system. There are 12 40-foot hoists, 3 60-foot hoists, and 4 inspection pit stations at this garage.

Originally the garage served 8 routes, namely 42 CUMMER, 39 FINCH EAST, 43 KENNEDY, 57 MIDLAND, 13 ROUGE HILL, 85 SHEPPARD EAST, 53 STEELES EAST, and 95 YORK MILLS.

Since September 2, 2012, Malvern Division operates the following routes:

  • 38 HIGHLAND CREEK

  • 39 FINCH EAST

  • 53 STEELES EAST

  • 85 SHEPPARD EAST

  • 95 YORK MILLS

  • 129 McCOWAN NORTH

  • 130 MIDDLEFIELD

  • 131 NUGGET

  • 132 MILNER

  • 133 NEILSON

  • 134 PROGRESS

  • 139 FINCH-DON MILLS

  • 190 SCARBOROUGH CENTRE ROCKET

  • 199 FINCH ROCKET

  • 308 FINCH EAST

  • 309 FINCH WEST

  • 321 YORK MILLS

  • 353 STEELES EAST

  • 385 SHEPPARD EAST


  • Roster

    Class

    Fleet Numbers

    Year

    Qty.

    Length

    Power

    Notes

    Orion V

    #7000, #7002, #7004-#7011, #7013, #7015, #7020, #7024-#7026, #7028-#7035, #7037, #7039, #7040, #7043, #7044, #7046-#7048, #7051-#7054, #7056-#7060, #7063, #7065, #7066, #7068-#7075, #7081-#7083, #7085, #7088, #7089, #7092, #7094-#7098, #7101, #7102, #7105, #7106, #7108, #7110, #7111, #7113, #7115, #7117-#7120, #7123, #7128, #7130, #7134

    1996

    85

    40 feet

    Diesel

    Retirements in progress. So far only 50 retired. 

    Orion VII

    #1063, #1065-#1149

    2006

    87

    40 feet

    Diesel-electric hybrid

    Orion VII NG

    #1391, #1394-#1403

    2008

    11

    40 feet

    Diesel-electric hybrid

    Orion VII NG

    #1700, #1701, #1703-#1705, #1707-#1713, #1715-#1731, #1733-#1774, #1776-#1778, #1783

    2009

    75

    40 feet

    Diesel-electric hybrid

    Nova Bus LFS Artic

    #9050, #9051, #9055-#9084

    2014

    32

    62 feet

    Diesel

    Deliveries in progress


    Malvern Garage Image Archive


    Sources

    • Boutilier, Robert, Bus Maintenance and Shops - 1999 Insider's Guide
    • The Coupler, TTC Employee Magazine, various issues
    • Toronto Transit Commission Malvern Division - CPTDB Wiki. Canadian Public Transit Discussion Board. Web. 27 July 2014.

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