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 288 bus fleet consist of the 129 remaining OBI - ORION V, 85 OBI - ORION VII HEV and 75 OBI - ORION VII NG HEV buses:
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.
As of March 1, 2014 Malvern Division serves these routes: 39 FINCH EAST, 308 FINCH EAST (NIGHT), 199 FINCH ROCKET, 309 FINCH WEST (NIGHT), 139 FINCH-DON MILLS, 38 HIGHLAND CREEK, 129 McCOWAN NORTH, 130 MIDDLEFIELD, 132 MILNER, 133 NEILSON, 131 NUGGET, 134 PROGRESS, 190 SCARBOROUGH CENTRE ROCKET, 85 SHEPPARD EAST, 385 SHEPPARD EAST (NIGHT), 53 STEELES EAST, 353 STEELES EAST (NIGHT), 95 YORK MILLS, 321 YORK MILLS (NIGHT)
Malvern Garage Image Archive
Malvern staging area and bus bays. Photo courtesy Mike's Vainchtein.
Malvern repair bay. Note bus on hoist. Photo courtesy Mike Vainchtein.
- Boutilier, Robert, Bus Maintenance and Shops - 1999 Insider's Guide
- The Coupler, TTC Employee Magazine, various issues