New Eglinton Garage

Text by Godfrey Mallion

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The New Eglinton Garage, located on Comstock Road, between Pharmacy Avenue and Warden Avenue, opened on March 31, 2002 (replacing Danforth and Old Eglinton Garage --jb).

The garage has 2 wash racks, 2 fueling stations, a UWE heating system for buses stored outdoors, 14 40-foot repair hoists, and 4 inspection pit stations. Originally, 279 buses were GMC - T6H5307N, MCI - TC 40102N, OBI - ORION V, and NFLYER LF vehicles.

Forming a 303-bus fleet, OBI - ORION VII DSL buses are serviced:

  • #7400 (2002)
  • #7401-#7619 (2003-2004)
  • #7620-#7702 (2004-2005)

As of March 1, 2014 Eglinton Division operates these routes: - 300 BLOOR-DANFORTH (NIGHT), 25 DON MILLS, 303 DON MILLS (NIGHT), 144 DOWNTOWN/DON VALLEY EXPRESS, 34 EGLINTON EAST, 305 EGLINTON EAST (NIGHT), 100 FLEMINGDON PARK, 43 KENNEDY, 54 LAWRENCE EAST, 354 LAWRENCE EAST (NIGHT), 116 MORNINGSIDE, 70 O'CONNOR, 67 PHARMACY, 86 SCARBOROUGH, 224 VICTORIA PARK NORTH, 68 WARDEN, 320 YONGE (NIGHT).


Eglinton (Comstock) Garage Image Archive

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A sign at the front of the property. Photo on March 12, 2012 by Jelo Gutierrez-Cantos.

Eglinton Main Building

The main building of New Eglinton garage. Photo courtesy Mike's Transit Shop

Eglinton Repair Bay

The repair bays of New Eglinton garage. Photo courtesy Mike's Transit Shop.

UWE

The UWE bus storage area at New Eglinton garage. UWE is the name of the Swedish company that supplied the outdoor storage system. Photo courtesy Mike's Transit Shop.

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A front view of the UWE Bays. Photo taken on March 12, 2012 by Jelo Gutierrez-Cantos.

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Another view of the UWE bays. Photo taken on March 12, 2012 by Jelo Gutierrez-Cantos.

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The maintenance bays at Eglinton garage. Photo taken on March 12, 2012 by Jelo Gutierrez-Cantos.


Sources

  • Boutilier, Robert, Bus Maintenance and Shops - 1999 Insider's Guide
  • The Coupler, TTC Employee Magazine, various issues

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