92 Woodbine South

Compiled by Peter Coulman
Map by James Bow

92 Woodbine South Route Map

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Background

Unlike Coxwell Avenue to the west, Woodbine remains a residential street throughout its length. Before 1954, the portion of Woodbine Avenue north of the Danforth was in the territory of the Township of East York, and bus service was provided by the Danforth Bus Lines, which did not have a charter to provide any service on Woodbine south of the Danforth.

With most of the passengers on the Danforth Bus Lines transferring onto the Bloor-Danforth streetcar and with most passengers south of the Danforth within walking distance of streetcars on Gerrard, Kingston Road and Queen, transit service on this portion of Woodbine did not begin until the mid 1950s, even after the TTC took over the Danforth Bus Lines’ operations and established the 91 WOODBINE bus route. Once service started south of the Danforth, it was only to serve passengers heading to the eastern beaches. It would take ten years before dedicated local service would come to southern Woodbine Avenue.

May 11, 1968

Coincident with the extension of the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY extended from Woodbine to Warden respectively, service begins on a new route serving Woodbine Avenue from Woodbine station south to Queen. Buses on 92 WOODBINE SOUTH replace a branch of the 91 WOODBINE bus and operate from the Woodbine station bus terminal via east on Strathburn, south on Woodbine to Queen, looping via west on Queen, north on Rainsford and east on Columbine.

There is no change to routing, buses continue to run from Woodbine Station, looping via Queen, Rainsford and Columbine.

June 21, 1968

Service begins on a Summer seasonal extension (weekends and daily between the rush hours) from Queen via Eastern, Coxwell and Lakeshore (formerly 91C WOODBINE and, before that, the BEACHES SPECIAL), come into effect as the 92A branch of WOODBINE SOUTH. Service continues until Labour Day.

WOODBINE
S O U T H

92

S U B W A Y
Q U E E N

During summer: Monday to Friday, rush hours
7 days a week, 18 hours a day other times

WOODBINE
S O U T H

92A

S U B W A Y
LAKESHORE

During summer: all times except Monday to Friday rush hours.

The 92A “Lakeshore” summer service to the beaches would continue every summer from mid-June to Labour Day until 1991.

September 1, 1991

As a result of the closure of Greenwood Racetrack and the redevelopment of its lands into a new residential neighbourhood, 92A buses operate to the Lakeshore at all times, except during rush hours, when 92 buses turn back at Queen.

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February 18, 1996

Due to system-wide reductions as a result of provincial funding cutbacks, all service after 10:00 p.m. cut.

1996-2004

As the new racetrack-lands neighbourhood continue to develop, the TTC proposes adjusting its Lakeshore service to run both ways on Woodbine and Lakeshore between Queen and near Coxwell. However, local residents object to the initial proposal, looping buses on-street through the neighbourhood, and so the long loop around Eastern Avenue, Coxwell and Lakeshore continues, until…

October 17, 2004

In anticipation of a new bus loop in the corner of Northern Dancer and Lakeshore, all service at all times operates south from Woodbine station, beyond Queen, looping via Queen, Eastern and Coxwell. 92A branch redesignated 92, and service on Rainsford and Columbine removed. Service would have operated to the loop on this day, with service will be removed from Queen, Eastern and Coxwell, but delays in construction require the continuation of this looping until…

January 2, 2005

Loop at Northern Dancer and Lakeshore completed.

92

WOODBINE SOUTH

 

92

WOODBINE SOUTH

TO WOODBINE STN

TO LAKESHORE

7 days a week, daytime and early evening

November 23, 2008

As part of the TTC’s Ridership Growth Strategy, late evening service is added, seven days a week. Buses now run whenever the subway is open.


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91 Woodbine was the previous history in this collection.

93 Woodbridge (1925-1975) is the next history in this collection.

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