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82 Rosedale

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Compiled by Peter Coulman
Originally appeared on Alan Gryfe’s transit histories website, reprinted with permission.

82 ROSEDALE is Toronto’s oldest continuous running bus route. Serving the exclusive neighbourhood of Rosedale, buses proved to be effective vehicles in serving riders feeding into Toronto’s streetcar network. The neighbourhood is an enclave, with access from the north and the east restricted by the Canadian Pacific railway tracks and the Don Valley respectively. With only one through road (Mount Pleasant), the demand for through transit service has remained slight, and the TTC’s task has been to moving riders from inside the neighbourhood to various entry and exit points on Yonge or Bloor Streets.

April 26th, 1922

Circular route begins operation, running from Glen Road & South Drive via Glen, Summerhill Avenue, MacLennan Avenue, Schofield Avenue and Highland Avenue back to Glen & South Drive. Alternate buses operate the loop in the opposite direction. Route is assigned #3.

 3

ROSEDALE

SUMMER-
H I L L

 

 3

ROSEDALE

S O U T H
D R I V E

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
(Sign Assumed)

October 4th, 1922

South end extended along Glen, looping clockwise via west on Elm Avenue, north on Sherbourne Street and east on South Drive.

May 1st, 1924

Extended to run from Bloor and Sherbourne Streets via Sherbourne, Elm, Glen to Summerhill then over previous route back to starting point.

March 11th, 1927

Route split in two due to the poor condition of the Glen Road bridge. South half from Bloor & Sherbourne via Sherbourne, Elm and Glen to South Drive and back. North half looped counterclockwise from Glen & Highland via Glen, Summerhill, MacLennan, Schofield and Highland to Glen Road.

July 28th, 1927

Owing to demolition and rebuilding of the Glen Road bridge, additional service from St. Clair Avenue & Yonge Street via east on St. Clair, and south and east on Inglewood Drive. East end loop operated clockwise via south on MacLennan, west on Rosedale Heights Drive and north on SighthillAvenue. Buses also loop clockwise in the west via south on Avoca, west on Pleasant Boulevard and north on Yonge Street. Service provided in addition to north & south portions.

July 29th, 1928

Temporary route discontinued and regular route resumed over new viaduct, from Bloor/Sherbourne Loop via Sherbourne, Elm, Glen, Summerhill, MacLennan, Schofield, Highland, Glen, Elm and Sherbourne.

October 1, 1933

Operations transferred from Sherbourne to Davenport garage.

July 25th to August 14th, 1934

Sherbourne bridge temporarily closed. Southern route terminus moved to Rosedale Loop.

November 1st, 1935

ROSEDALE bus extended to run from Summerhill Avenue & MacLennan Avenue via south on MacLennan, Scofield Avenue, Highland Avenue and Glen Road, west on Elm Avenue, south on Sherbourne Street, west on Wellesley Street, St. Albans Street, Queens Park Crescent, Hoskin Avenue and Harbord Street, looping via Spadina and Glen Morris (?). Eastboud trips return via Harbord, Hoskin, south on Queens Park, east on Old Kings College Road and St. Albans, etcetera to Summerhill. New routing to be known as WELLESLEY-ROSEDALE. Service provided until 6:30 p.m. daily except Sundays and holidays. After 6:30 p.m. and all day Sundays and holidays ROSEDALE buses run to Sherbourne & Bloor only.

WELLESLEY
ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
S P A D I N A

Monday to Saturday, daytime

ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
B L O O R

Monday to Saturday, evenings
Sunday and Holidays, 18 hours a day

Weekday route extended and known as WELLESLEY-ROSEDALE. Sundays and holidays continue as before.

May 5th, 1940

On Sundays and holidays ROSEDALE bus combined with the SHERBOURNE streetcar route and known as SHERBOURNE-ROSEDALE. This bus route operates from Summerhill & MacLennan via Sherbourne to King, looping clockwise at the south end via west on King Street, north on Frederick Street and east on Duke Street.

WELLESLEY
ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
S P A D I N A

Monday to Saturday, daytime

SHERBOURNE
ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
K  I  N  G

Monday to Saturday, evenings
Sunday and Holidays, 18 hours a day

September 9th, 1940

Evening service (after 6:30 p.m. weekdays) now runs over regular route from Summerhill to Sherbourne and Bloor, then south on Sherbourne as ROSEDALE-SHERBOURNE.

Rosedale transfer, circa 1940

September 22nd, 1940

New ROSEDALE transfers in use on Sundays.

November 7th, 1940

New ROSEDALE transfers in use on weekdays.

June 7th, 1942

ROSEDALE-SHERBOURNE route renamed ROSEDALE

September 10th, 1945

Operations transferred to Sherbourne garage.

January 14th, 1946

Wellesley portion of route to Spadina now runs until 11:00 p.m., daily except Sundays.

WELLESLEY
ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
S P A D I N A

Monday to Saturday, 18 hours a day

ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
K  I  N  G

Sunday and Holidays, 18 hours a day

June 17th, 1946

Evening terminus cut back to Sherbourne and Bloor instead of Spadina and Harbord.

WELLESLEY
ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
S P A D I N A

Monday to Saturday, daytime

WELLESLEY
ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
B L O O R

Monday to Saturday, evenings
(Sign assumed)

ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
K  I  N  G

Sunday and Holidays, 18 hours a day

Winter 1946-47

ROSEDALE buses again operated in evenings to Spadina.

WELLESLEY
ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
S P A D I N A

Monday to Saturday, 18 hours a day

ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
K  I  N  G

Sunday and Holidays, 18 hours a day

February 17th, 1947

ROSEDALE buses discontinued on Sundays, being replaced by SHERBOURNE buses.

WELLESLEY
ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
S P A D I N A

Monday to Saturday, 18 hours a day

ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
K  I  N  G

Sunday and Holidays, 18 hours a day

April 19th to May 20th, 1948

Split service operated due to Rosedale bridge closing for repairs. North end looping at Rosedale Loop. South end service looping clockwise via Sherbourne, west on Isabella Street, north on Huntley Street and east on Bloor.

April 24th to June 26th, 1950

Sherbourne bridge declared unsafe. Service again split in two as in 1948.

June 26th, 1950

Sherbourne bridge permanently closed to heavy traffic. Service diverted via west on Elm Avenue, south on Huntley (now Mt. Pleasant), west on Bloor and south on Jarvis Street to regular route. After 6:30 p.m. during summer vacation periods each summer, buses loop clockwise via west on Isabella, north on Church Street and east on Charles Street.

December 2nd, 1950

Charles made one-way westbound. Church Street looping operated in the reverse direction.

December 28th, 1953

New Sherbourne bridge reopened to buses. Routing returned to Sherbourne from Jarvis. Sunday and holiday service provided by SHERBOURNE buses.

March 30th, 1954

Service rerouted coincident with the opening of the Yonge subway. ROSEDALE buses now run from Summerhill over the regular route to Glen & Crescent, then run west on Crescent Road to the new Rosedale subway station, looping off-street, west to Yonge, south to Wellesley, east to Wellesley Subway Station, looping off-street, then west on Wellesley following the WELLESLEY-ROSEDALE routing to loop at Spadina and return. (A revised SHERBOURNE route now provides service on Sherbourne and Elm north of Bloor).

ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
S P A D I N A

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

April 11th, 1955

After months of split service due to road re-construction on Yonge Street, north and south portions officially separated. ROSEDALE buses now terminate at Rosedale Station. Service discontinued on Yonge between Crescent and Wellesley; service on Wellesley and to the west now provided by new WELLESLEY bus from Wellesley Station.

ROSEDALE

SUMMERHILL
S U B W A Y

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

September 9th, 1956

Assigned route number 82.

ROSEDALE

82

SUMMERHILL
S U B W A Y

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

November 25th, 1956

Service note: 7:00 minute service provided by three buses out of Davenport Garage during rush hour; 10:00 minute service by two buses at all other times.

February 26, 1966

With the opening of the Bloor-Danforth subway, “SUBWAY” destination (used since the opening of the Yonge line in 1954) is replaced with the actual station name.

ROSEDALE

82

SUMMERHILL
ROSEDALE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

February 3rd, 1974

Rush hour service reduced; two buses now provide 10:00 minute headways at all times.

February 12th, 1993

Operation transferred to Eglinton Garage.

ROSEDALE

82

SUMMERHILL
ROSEDALE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

February 16th, 1996

Operation transferred to Danforth Garage.

82

R O S E D A L E

 

82

R O S E D A L E

TO SUMMERHILL

TO ROSEDALE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

March 26, 2006

Bus service currently provided by a single bus at 20 minute intervals, Monday to Friday from 6:20 a.m. to 12:20 a.m., and at 30 minute intervals on weekends with service starting at 7:20 a.m. on Saturday and 9:20 a.m. on Sunday. On late evenings weekdays and Saturdays and on all day Sundays, this route is interlined with the 75A branch of the SHERBOURNE bus.

November 23, 2008

Route switched to operate out of Wilson Garage.


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