Text by Godfrey Mallion
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.
The 260 bus fleet consist of GMC - T6H5307N, FIL-D-901, OBI ARTIC, NFIL-D40-90, and OBI ORION V buses.
Originally the garage served 8 routes, namely CUMMER, FINCH EAST, KENNEDY, MIDLAND, ROUGE HILL, SHEPPARD EAST, STEELES EAST, and YORK MILLS.
As of April 1, 2002 Malvern Division serves these routes: BELLAMY, FINCH EAST, FINCH WEST (NIGHT), HIGHLAND CREEK, HUNTINGWOOD, LAWRENCE EAST, MARKHAM ROAD, McCOWAN NORTH, MIDDLEFIELD, MILNER, NEILSON, NUGGET, PROGRESS, SHEPPARD EAST, STEELES EAST, VAN HORNE, and YORK MILLS
Malvern staging area and bus bays. Photo courtesy Mike's Transit Shop.
Malvern repair bay. Note bus on hoist. Photo courtesy Mike's Transit Shop.
- Boutilier, Robert, Bus Maintenance and Shops - 1999 Insider's Guide
- The Coupler, TTC Employee Magazine, various issues