9 Bellamy

Compiled by Peter Coulman
With assistance by Mike Vainchtein

August 19, 1966

Service begins on the 9 BELLAMY bus route for a three month trial. This service, operated by Danforth Division out of Birchmount Garage, is provided Mondays through Saturdays, except holidays, from roughly 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. From the northerly terminus at Bellamy Road and Northleigh Drive, buses loop counterclockwise via west and south on Northleigh Drive and east on Brimorton. They then proceed south and west on Bellamy Road North, south on Cedarbrae Boulevard, and west on Eglinton Avenue to Danforth Road. Buses loop via southwest on Danforth Road, north on Brimley Road and east on Eglinton, returning to route.

Initially, 34 EGLINTON EAST transfers are used, double-punched immediately below the serial number, until BELLAMY transfers become available.

The service passes its three month trial period and becomes a permanent addition to the TTC’s route network.

B  E  L  L  A  M  Y
via EGLINTON

9

BRIMORTON
B R I M L E Y

Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

May 11, 1968

Coincident with the extension of the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY to Warden, service is revised on 9 BELLAMY, connecting the route to the subway in the southwest and extending it north-east to serve the community of Churchill Heights.

Buses operate from Victoria Park station via east on Denton, south on Pharmacy, east on Danforth Avenue, northeast on Danforth Road, east on Eglinton, north on Bellamy Road, east on Ellesmere and south on Scarborough Golf Club Road. Buses loop clockwise via west and north on Brimorton Drive, and east on Painted Post Drive back to Scarborough Golf Club Road, returning to route. Service is provided from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, excluding holidays.

In addition, a new short-turn service operates seven days a week, eighteen hours a day from Victoria Park station via Denton, Pharmacy, Danforth Avenue and Danforth Road to Kennedy, looping via north on Kennedy Road, east on St. Clair and southwest on Danforth Road to route. After the subway closes, late night and early morning trips are extended west from Danforth and Pharmacy to Main Street station, connecting with the 10 BLOOR-DANFORTH night bus.

Since the daytime service operates entirely on Zone 2, the normal pay enter-free leave system applies with appropriate transfer connections. During the hours when service is extended to Main Station, this route operates as a 2 zone system, with a zone check made both ways at Danforth Ave and Sibley Avenue.

Passengers must pay a separate fare to transfer between the bus and the subway at Victoria Park station.

BELLAMY

9

CHURCHILL HTS
VICTORIA PK STN

Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

BELLAMY

9A

S T.   C L A I R
VICTORIA PK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

BELLAMY

9B

S T.   C L A I R
M A I N   S T N

Late night and early morning service when subway closed.

November 3, 1969

Service on the main branch altered to operate from Victoria Park station via Denton, Pharmacy, Danforth Avenue, Danforth Road, St. Clair, Kingston Road, McCowan Road, Eglinton Avenue and Bellamy Road, continuing over the original route to Churchill Heights, and returning in the reverse direction. Shurt turn and late night branches to St. Clair unaffected. Rollsigns remain unchanged.

January 4, 1971

9 BELLAMY extended east of Scarborough Golf Club Road via Ellesmere and Neilson to an off-street loop just south of Highway 401. Buses no longer serve stops on Scarborough Golf Club Road, Brimorton Drive and Painted Post Drive.

BELLAMY

9

N E I L S O N
VICTORIA PK STN

Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

BELLAMY

9A

S T.   C L A I R
VICTORIA PK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

BELLAMY

9B

S T.   C L A I R
M A I N   S T N

Late night and early morning service when subway closed.

August 15, 1973

Evening service added Monday through Saturday to Neilson.

Febrary 3, 1976

Last day of service on the very late evening/very early morning 9B branch. On the next day, service is replaced by the new 93 DANFORTH EAST NIGHT bus.

June 28, 1976

Service improved by operating all trips to Neilson Road, Monday to Saturday, throughout the day. Sunday and Holiday service continues to loop at Danforth Road and St Clair Avenue.

November 22, 1980

Coincident with the extension of the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY to Kennedy, 9 BELLAMY buses are rerouted to Warden station (Service on Danforth Road south of St. Clair is replaced by 113 DANFORTH). Buses operate from Warden station via St. Clair, Kingston Road, McCowan, Eglinton, Bellamy, Ellesmere and Neilson, looping at Finch via Crow Trail, Baldoon, Finch and Neilson. Service operates eighteen hours a day, Mondays through Saturdays.

BELLAMY

9

N E I L S O N
W A R D E N   S T N

Monday to Saturday, 18 hours a day

March 23, 1985

Coincident with the opening of the SCARBOROUGH RT, buses are rerouted to run from Warden station via St. Clair, Kingston Road, McCowan, Eglinton, Bellamy and Progress to Scarborough Centre station. Service beyond Bellamy and Ellesmere provided by the 133 NEILSON bus. Service operates eighteen hours a day, Mondays through Saturdays.

BELLAMY

9

SCARBOROUGH CTR
WARDEN STN

Monday to Saturday, 18 hours a day

January 7, 1990

Sunday and holiday service finally provided.

January 3, 1993

Sunday hours of operation reduced, with last trips leaving at 8:30 p.m. from both Warden Station and Scarborough Centre Station.

November 21, 1993

Service rerouted in both directions via Corporate Drive instead of Progress between Bellamy and Consilium Place, providing new service to the area. Service on Progress is provided by 134 TAPSCOTT and 171 PROGRESS EAST buses.

February 18, 1996

No service after 10 p.m., Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday service discontinued.

October 6, 1996

Saturday and Sunday service restored until 7 p.m., with buses operating hourly.

February 14, 2000

New school trip added from Monday to Friday to relieve crowding caused by customers travelling from R.H. King and Cardinal Newman secondary schools. The trip will depart from Warden Station at approximately 3:13 p.m. and arrive at Scarborough Centre Station at approximately 3:48 p.m.

January 7, 2001

Route changed to improve service in the area east of McCowan Road and north of Progress Avenue. Eastbound buses no longer operate on Bushby Drive, Grangeway Avenue or on the section of Consilium Place south of Corporate Drive.

Southbound buses operate from Scarborough Centre station via east on Triton Road, north on McCowan Road, east and south on Consilium Place, east on Corporate Drive, south on Bellamy Road, and continuing over the present route to Warden Station. Northbound buses operate from Warden Station, over the present route, then north on Bellamy Road, west on Corporate Drive, south on Consilium Place and Grangeway Avenue, west on Bushby Drive, north on McCowan Road, and west on Triton Road to Scarborough Centre Station.

Hourly service on Saturdays extended to 10:00 p.m.

March 31, 2002

Coincident with the opening of the new Eglinton Garage on Comstock Road, operation of this route is moved from Birchmount Garage to Malvern Garage.

May 12, 2002

A late morning rush-hour trip is cancelled due to low ridership.

November 24, 2002

Operation of this route is moved from Malvern Garage to Eglinton Garage.

June 26, 2004

Saturday evening service cancelled due to low ridership. Last bus departs Warden at 7:30 p.m. and Scarborough Centre station at 8:00 p.m.

May 8, 2005

Accessible service provided by the Orion VII low-floor buses.

November 23, 2008

As part of the TTC’s Ridership Growth Strategy, service is increased to operate seven days a week whenever the subway is open at frequencies of thirty minutes or better.

Route switched to operate from Eglinton Garage to Birchmount Garage as a result of the opening of Mount Dennis Garage.

9

B E L L A M Y

 

9

B E L L A M Y

TO WARDEN STN

TO SCARBOROUGH CTR

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

September 30, 2009

All buses on this route are now bike rack equipped.

May 8, 2011

As part of a general reallocation of resources resulting from a reduction in municipal transit subsidies, service after 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and after 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays is eliminated.

September 6, 2015

Late evening weekend and Saturday service as well as evening Sunday and holiday service is restored. Buses operate at intervals of 30 minutes or better, whenever the subway is open.

Also, sometime after September 2, 2014, a tripper supplied by Malvern Garage was spotted on the same route. It is identified as a tripper run 64 for R.H. King Academy as classes end around approx. 3:15 p.m. One bus deadheads from Malvern Garage to Warden Station via Danforth Road and St. Clair Avenue East or Markham Road, Kingston Road, and St. Clair Avenue East to start a run that departs Warden Station at 3:12 p.m. and arrives at Scarborough Centre Station as out of service at 3:52 p.m. to begin the westbound trip on the 199 FINCH ROCKET service. This change does not affect destination signs.

9

B E L L A M Y

 

9

B E L L A M Y

TO WARDEN STN

TO SCARBOROUGH CTR

7 days a week, 18 hours a day


9 Bellamy Image Archive


References

  • TTC O&N #2744, 6-107-32, Aug 11/66
  • TTC O&N #2995, 6-100-32, May 1/68
  • TTC O&N #3251, 6-100-32, Oct 23/69
  • TTC O&N #3400, 6-100-32, Dec 22/70