24 Victoria Park

Compiled by Peter Coulman

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May 11, 1968

Coincident with the extension of the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY to Warden, service begins on a new route on Victoria Park Avenue, running north from Victoria Park station and replacing a significant portion of the 23 DAWES bus route.

Buses leave Victoria Park station and run via west on Denton and north on Victoria Park to loop at Old Sheppard Avenue. Buses here loop counterclockwise via an off-street loop provided at the northwest corner. Service operates seven days a week, eighteen hours a day.

Additional rush hour service is provided to Ellesmere Road, with buses looping at the north end via west and north and Combermere, east on Parkwoods Village Drive, and south on Victoria Park to route.

Route operates entirely in Zone 2, using the normal pay enter/free leave system, with transfer privileges to all connecting Zone 2 routes. Passenger pay Zone 1 fares upon entering the subway at Victoria Park.

VICTORIA PARK

24

S H E P P A R D
VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

VICTORIA PARK

24A

E L L E S M E R E
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

24-victoria-park-transfer-1972.jpg

24 VICTORIA PARK transfer
Wednesday, April 5, 1972

January 3, 1971

Service extended north of Old Sheppard to a temporary on-street loop near Van Horne looping via west on Van Horne and north, west and south on Bickerton Crescent, returning east on Van Horne to Victoria Park Avenue and route.

VICTORIA PARK

24

F  I  N  C  H
VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

VICTORIA PARK

24A

E L L E S M E R E
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

July 25, 1971

Service extended north of Van Horne, looping counterclockwise through a new off-street loop on the west side of Victoria Park Avenue at Finch Avenue (the lower section of Finch). No change to destination signs.

April 2, 1973

During rush hours and weekday middays, service extended north of Finch to the McNicoll Industrial area on a new branch, looping via McNicoll, Gordon Baker and Tempo.

VICTORIA PARK

24

F  I  N  C  H
VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

VICTORIA PARK

24A

E L L E S M E R E
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

VICTORIA PARK

24B

M c N I C O L L
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

October 15, 1973

A new branch established, extending service north from McNicoll via west on McNicoll and north on Woodbine to the Don Mills industrial area north of Steeles. There, buses proceed through a figure-8 looping via Esna Park Drive, Dennison, Steelcase and Idema Road. Service provided during rush hours only, every 26 minutes. Service north of Steeles provided under contract with the Town of Markham.

VICTORIA PARK

24

F  I  N  C  H
VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

VICTORIA PARK

24A

E L L E S M E R E
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

VICTORIA PARK

24B

M c N I C O L L
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

VICTORIA PARK

24C

ESNA PARK
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

March 30, 1974

Service on the McNicoll (24B) branch extended to Steeles Avenue, looping via east on Steeles, south on Pharmacy and west on Passmore to Victoria Park. Service continues to be provided during rush hours and weekday midday only. Evening and weekend service continues to turn back at Finch.

In addition, service on the 24C “Esna Park” branch rerouted to operate in both directions via Victoria Park, Steeles and Woodbine. No change to destination signs.

VICTORIA PARK

24

F  I  N  C  H
VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

VICTORIA PARK

24A

E L L E S M E R E
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

VICTORIA PARK

24B

S T E E L E S
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

VICTORIA PARK

24C

ESNA PARK
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

September 2, 1975

New rush-hour service established from Victoria Park station to Sheppard, looping through the Consumers Road Industrial area via Consumers Road and Sheppard. Initial service provided every 6 minutes, 30 seconds. Service replaces the old rush hour short turn service looping via Combermere and Ellesmere.

VICTORIA PARK

24

F  I  N  C  H
VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

VICTORIA PARK

24A

S H E P P A R D
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

VICTORIA PARK

24B

S T E E L E S
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

VICTORIA PARK

24C

ESNA PARK
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

January 5, 1976

Coincident with the launch of the 85C SHEPPARD EAST branch through the Consumers industrial area, 24A rush hour service uses a revised looping via Yorkland. No change in destination signs.

April 18, 1977

With the off-street loop at Finch now unavailable for TTC use, 24 “Finch” buses now loop on-street via Finch, Pharmacy, Chester Le and Morecambe. 24B Steeles loop enlarged to operate via Steeles, Pharmacy and McNicoll. No change to destination signs.

October 15, 1979

Service established on a new rush hour branch operating from Victoria Park station, north of Steeles, looping via Alden to Warden Avenue. Service north of Steeles is operated under contract to the Town of Markham.

VICTORIA PARK

24

F  I  N  C  H
VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

VICTORIA PARK

24A

S H E P P A R D
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

VICTORIA PARK

24B

S T E E L E S
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

VICTORIA PARK

24C

ESNA PARK
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

VICTORIA PARK
via   A L D E N

24D

W A R D E N
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

September 2, 1980

Saturday service established on the 24B branch to Steeles, operating every nine minutes. Evening and Sunday service continues to turn back at Finch. At some point between this date and 1985, service is rerouted to loop via an off-street loop at the northeast corner of Victoria Park and Steeles, removing service on Pharmacy and McNicoll.

April 18, 1983

Weekday evening service established on the 24B Steeles branch, operating every 13 minutes (9 minutes until 8:00 p.m.)

March 31, 1986

A new rush hour branch established, operating via Victoria Park, Denison and Woodbine, looping via Lanark, Cochrane (passing Highway 7), Allstate Parkway and Valleywood to Woodbine, returning south to route.

VICTORIA PARK

24

F  I  N  C  H
VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

VICTORIA PARK

24A

S H E P P A R D
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

VICTORIA PARK

24B

S T E E L E S
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

VICTORIA PARK

24C

ESNA PARK
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

VICTORIA PARK
via   A L D E N

24D

W A R D E N
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

VICTORIA PARK

24E

HIGHWAY 7
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

September 8, 1987

At the request of the Town of Markham, service north of Steeles revised. A new 24C “14th Avenue” rush hour branch established, replacing “Esna Park” service. Buses operate from Victoria Park station via Victoria Park, looping via Steelcase, John, Woodbine, Rivera, Rodck, 14th Avenue, Hood, Denison, Esna Park and Steelcase to Victoria Park. Service operates every thirty minutes.

In addition a new 24D “Alden” branch replaces the old “Warden via Alden” branch. Buses operate from Victoria Park station via Victoria Park, looping via Denison, Hood, Alden, Esna Park, John and Steelcase. Service operated every thirty minutes.

Service retained on the 24E “Highway 7” branch, also operating every thirty minutes.

VICTORIA PARK

24

F  I  N  C  H
VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

VICTORIA PARK

24A

S H E P P A R D
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

VICTORIA PARK

24B

S T E E L E S
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

VICTORIA PARK

24C

14th AVENUE
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

VICTORIA PARK

24D

A  L  D  E  N
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

VICTORIA PARK

24E

HIGHWAY 7
VICTORIA PARK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

November 22, 1987

Saturday evening service extended to Steeles on the 24B branch until about 1:30 a.m.

May 12, 1991

Sunday service extended to run between Victoria Park station and Steeles Avenue, replacing all remaining service on the short-turn loop via Finch Avenue and Chester Le.

September 3, 1993

Last day of operation for the 24D “Alden” rush hour service. Branch discontinued north of Steeles at the request of the Town of Markham.

March 31, 1996

On Sundays, buses on the 24B “Steeles” branch avoid the off-street loop at the corner of Steeles and Victoria Park, looping instead via east on Steeles, south on Pharmacy and west on Passmore, providing Sunday service to the area that had been eliminated with the reduction of service on the 67 PHARMACY bus on February 18, 1996.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

 

 

 

24

VICTORIA PARK

 

TO VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

24A

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO CONSUMERS

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

24B

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO STEELES

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

24C

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO 14TH AVENUE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

24E

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO HIGHWAY 7
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

February 15, 1998

Partial night bus service provided on the 324 VICTORIA PARK NIGHT bus, replacing the 318 WARDEN BLUE NIGHT bus and a portion of the 322 COXWELL NIGHT bus route. Night service operates from Bingham loop at the northwest corner of Victoria Park and Kingston Road via north on Victoria Park, east on Sheppard and north on Warden to Steeles.

At some point between now and 2000, the 24B “Steeles” branch is renumbered 24.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

24

VICTORIA PARK

 

24

VICTORIA PARK

TO STEELES

TO VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

24A

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO CONSUMERS

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

24C

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO 14TH AVENUE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

24E

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO HIGHWAY 7
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

September 3, 2000

At the request of Markham Transit, service established on a new 24D branch of the VICTORIA PARK bus extended to operate from Victoria Park station to Major Mackenzie, replacing the 24E branch.

During the morning peak periods, buses operate via north on Victoria Park, west on Dinison, north on Woodbine, west on Lanark, south, west, north and east on Cochrane Drive, north on Frontenac Drive, west on Centurian Drive, north on Allstate Parkway, east on Valleywood Drive, north on Renfrew Drive, east on Hooper Road, north on Woodbine, west on Hillmount Road and north on Markland Street to Major MacKenzie Drive. Buses return via east on Major Mackenzie, south on Woodbine, east on Denison and south on Victoria Park to Victoria Park station.

During the afternoon peak periods, buses operate via north on Victoria Park, west on Denison Street, north on Woodbine Avenue, west on Hillmount Road, and north on Markland Street to Major Mackenzie Drive. Buses return via east on Major Mackenzie Drive, south on Woodbine Avenue, west on Hooper Road, south on Renfrew Drive, west on Valleywood Drive, south on Allstate Parkway, south on East Valhalla Drive, west/south/east/north on Cochrane Drive, east on Lanark Road, south on Woodbine Avenue, east on Denison Street, and south on Victoria Park Avenue to Steeles Avenue, continuing to Victoria Park Station.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

24

VICTORIA PARK

 

24

VICTORIA PARK

TO STEELES

TO VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

24A

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO CONSUMERS

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

24C

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO 14TH AVENUE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

24D

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO MAJOR MACKENZIE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

November 24, 2002

Coincident with the launch of the SHEPPARD SUBWAY, service on the 24A “Consumers” branch revised to operate between Victoria Park station and Don Mills station, replacing the 85C SHEPPARD EAST bus. Service operates during rush hours and midday weekdays (every 12 minutes during the morning rush, 30 minutes during the midday, and every 10 minutes 20 seconds during the afternoon rush). Service operates in both directions via Victoria Park, Consumers Road, Yorkland Boulevard, Consumers and Sheppard Avenue.

In addition, service on the 24C “14th Avenue” and 24D “Major Mackenzie” branches are replaced by the 224 VICTORIA PARK NORTH bus, operating from Don Mills station.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

24

VICTORIA PARK

 

24

VICTORIA PARK

TO STEELES

TO VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

24A

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO DON MILLS STN
VIA CONSUMERS

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

September 7, 2004

Non-peak service extended north of Steeles. As a result of unacceptable financial performance by the 224 VICTORIA PARK NORTH route during the midday and evening, midday operations on the route’s branches are now provided by a restored 24D branch of the VICTORIA PARK bus. There is no replacement for 224 VICTORIA PARK NORTH’s Saturday, Sunday and holiday service south of Steeles Avenue. That service is provided exclusively by York Region Transit.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

24

VICTORIA PARK

 

24

VICTORIA PARK

TO STEELES

TO VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

24A

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO DON MILLS STN
VIA CONSUMERS

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

24D

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO MAJOR MACKENZIE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, midday and evening

June 24, 2013

At the request of York Region Transit, Service on the 24D “Major Mackenzie” branch is revised, eliminating service on Hooper Drive, Renfrew Drive, Valleywood Drive, Allstate Parkway, Frontenac Drive, Cochrane Drive and Lanark Road. Buses now travel directly north and south on Woodbine Avenue between Denison Street and Major Mackenzie Drive. The last day of service on the affected streets is Friday, June 21, 2013.

June 22, 2014

As part of a system-wide reorganization of route branch designation, all northbound buses to Don Mills station via Consumers are redesignated 24B from 24A. This is an interim measure to get passengers used to the new route branch designation before redesignating all “Steeles” buses 24A from 24.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

24

VICTORIA PARK

 

24

VICTORIA PARK

TO STEELES

TO VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

24B

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO DON MILLS STN
VIA CONSUMERS

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

24D

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO MAJOR MACKENZIE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, midday and evening

May 10, 2015

As a follow-up to this route’s branch reorganization, northbound buses heading to Steeles are redesignated 24A.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

 

 

 

24

VICTORIA PARK

 

TO VICTORIA PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

24A

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO STEELES

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

24B

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO DON MILLS STN
VIA CONSUMERS

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

24D

VICTORIA PARK

 

 

 

TO MAJOR MACKENZIE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Friday, midday and evening


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