95 York Mills

Compiled by Jeffrey Kay

The first route to bear the YORK MILLS name began operation in 1948 when a short route started service connecting the Hoggs Hollow neighbourhood with TTC YONGE streetcars at Glen Echo loop, while the NORTH YONGE bus was diverted via Yonge Boulevard. When, in 1949, the NORTH YONGE bus returned to Yonge Street, service on this YORK MILLS route ended.

Then, on January 24, 1955, service on York Mills Road began with the introduction of the BAYVIEW bus route, however service was restricted to just between Yonge and Bayview. As Toronto’s urban sprawl filled out the fields of the Borough of North York, demand increased for service on York Mills east of Bayview Avenue, before finally…

September 4, 1962

Service begins on the 95 YORK MILLS bus route. Buses run from Glen Echo loop on Yonge Street at the Toronto city limits via north on Yonge and east on York Mills to Victoria Park Avenue, looping via south on Victoria Park and northwest on Parkwood Village Drive to York Mills. Initially service is provided during the daytime hours Monday through Friday. The route was operated from Eglinton Garage, and is entirely within the TTC Zone 2.

YORK MILLS

95

VICTORIA PARK
GLEN ECHO

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

September 3, 1963

Service is extended east of Victoria Park. Buses now run east on York Mills, southeast on Parkwood Village and east on Ellesmere to Birchmount, looping via south on Principal, east on Canadian and north on Birchmount. The extension replaces a short stretch of the 67 PHARMACY route.

YORK MILLS

95A

BIRCHMOUNT
GLEN ECHO

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

November 28, 1964

Saturday service added to during the daytime hours. Coincident with the southerly extension of the 11 BAYVIEW route to St. Clair Station, a new York Mills short turn service is inaugurated between Glen Echo Loop and Bayview during the evenings and on Sundays, these buses loop in the east end south on Fenn, east on York, and north on Bayview.

YORK MILLS

95A

BIRCHMOUNT
GLEN ECHO

Monday to Saturday, daytime

YORK MILLS

95B

BAYVIEW
GLEN ECHO

Monday to Saturday, evenings
All day Sundays and holidays

December 21, 1964

The “Bayview” short turn buses now loop in the east end east on York Mills then north and east on the service road behind the gas station, south on Bayview, returning west on York Mills.

September 5, 1965

A new branch is introduced to extend service east on Ellesmere to an off street loop just east of the intersection of Military Trail (west of Morningside), in the Churchill Heights area. This branch operates during the daytime Monday through Friday. Service is added on the Birchmount branch in the evenings Monday through Saturdays and all day Sundays and Holidays, but withdrawn during the midday period Monday through Friday. The Bayview short turn service is discontinued.

YORK MILLS

95

CHURCHILL HTS
GLEN ECHO

Monday to Friday, daytime

YORK MILLS

95A

BIRCHMOUNT
GLEN ECHO

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Monday to Friday, midday.

January 3, 1967

Service is extended east on Ellesmere, north on Morningside, then southeast on Military Trail, to Scarborough College

YORK MILLS

95

MORNINGSIDE
GLEN ECHO

Monday to Friday, daytime

YORK MILLS

95A

BIRCHMOUNT
GLEN ECHO

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Monday to Friday, midday.

October 1, 1967

Evening and weekend service is added to Scarborough College branch. The Birchmount branch now only operates during the Monday through Friday peak periods as short turn extras.

November 27, 1967

Buses now run via the new section of Ellesmere east of Morningside to Military Trail, instead of via Morningside and Ellesmere.

January 2, 1968

By this date the route is operating from Birchmount Garage. The exact date of the transfer from Eglinton is not known, but it likely occurred in 1966 or 1967 as the service to Morningside was increasing.

February 3, 1969

Service is extended further east on a new branch running via Military Trail, Kingston Road, the Franklin Ave. overpass and Lawson, looping south on Port Union, west on Col. Danforth Trail (later renamed Lawrence) and north on Centennial.

YORK MILLS

95

MORNINGSIDE
GLEN ECHO

Monday to Friday, evenings
Weekends and holidays, 18 hours a day

YORK MILLS

95A

BIRCHMOUNT
GLEN ECHO

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

YORK MILLS

95B

PORT UNION
GLEN ECHO

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

October 12, 1971

The rush hour short turn service is cut back from Birchmount to Victoria Park, looping east on York Mills, south on Victoria Park, and northwest on Parkwood Village Drive. Monday through Friday peak period service is added to the Morningside branch.

YORK MILLS

95

MORNINGSIDE
GLEN ECHO

Monday to Friday, evenings
Weekends and holidays, 18 hours a day

YORK MILLS

95A

VICTORIA PARK
GLEN ECHO

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

YORK MILLS

95B

PORT UNION
GLEN ECHO

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

March 31, 1973

Coincident with the extension of the YONGE SUBWAY to York Mills station, buses are rerouted from Glen Echo loop to the bus terminal at York Mills.

YORK MILLS

95

SCARBORO COLLEGE
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, evenings
Weekends and holidays, 18 hours a day

YORK MILLS

95A

VICTORIA PARK
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

YORK MILLS

95B

PORT UNION
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

July 24, 1983

Operation of this route is transferred from Birchmount and Wilson garages to the new Malvern Garage. The operation of some runs from Wilson Garage began in the fall of 1980, or even earlier, and Wilson was most likely operating some or all of the peak period buses on the 95A-Victoria Park branch.

September 4, 1984

A new service is now provided on Ellesmere between Military Trail and a new loop just west of Watson St. (a few blocks east of Conlins Road). This service replaces some trips that used to loop at Scarborough College. A note in the Pocket Timetable issued on this date states “When road construction on Ellesmere is completed, this route will be extended east of Meadowvale to an off street loop in the cul de sac near Kingston Road and Ellesmere.” This extension was finally accomplished in late 1988.

YORK MILLS

95

SCARBORO COLLEGE
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, evenings
Weekends and holidays, 18 hours a day

YORK MILLS

95A

VICTORIA PARK
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

YORK MILLS

95B

PORT UNION
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

YORK MILLS

95C

CONLINS RD
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

May 12, 1986

Peak period service on the Port Union branch now operates Express between Victoria Park and York Mills Station both ways. Intermediate stops are made both ways at Sandover, Don Mills and Leslie only.

YORK MILLS

95

SCARBORO COLLEGE
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, evenings
Weekends and holidays, 18 hours a day

YORK MILLS

95A

VICTORIA PARK
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

YORK MILLS

95B

PORT UNION
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, midday only

YORK MILLS

95C

CONLINS RD
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

Y O R K   M I L L S

E X P R E S S

95D

PORT UNION
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

November 23, 1986

Evening and weekend service is now operated on the 95C branch to Conlins Road. “95 Scarborough College” trips are now only operated during the evenings, seven days a week.

February 9, 1987

Service to Port Union is rerouted east of Highland Creek, and now runs both ways via Lawson, Port Union and Lawrence to and from the Rouge Hill GO Station. Also, service established on 321 YORK MILLS BLUE NIGHT.

YORK MILLS

95

SCARBORO COLLEGE
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, early evenings
Weekends and holidays, evenings

YORK MILLS

95A

VICTORIA PARK
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

YORK MILLS

95B

ROUGE HILL GO STN
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, middays only

YORK MILLS

95C

CONLINS RD
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

Y O R K   M I L L S

E X P R E S S

95D

ROUGE HILL GO STN
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

November 23, 1987

Evening service added Monday through Friday on the Rouge Hill branch. Late evening Monday through Friday service is removed on the Scarborough College branch.

September 6, 1988

Weekday daytime service extended east of the Conlins Loop on Ellesmere, to an off street loop in the cul de sac near Kingston Road.

YORK MILLS

95

SCARBORO COLLEGE
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, early evenings
Weekends and holidays, evenings

YORK MILLS

95A

VICTORIA PARK
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

YORK MILLS

95B

ROUGE HILL GO STN
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, midday and evening

YORK MILLS

95C

CONLINS RD
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

Y O R K   M I L L S

E X P R E S S

95D

ROUGE HILL GO STN
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

YORK MILLS

95F

KINGSTON RD
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

January 1, 1989

All day Saturday and Sunday service is introduced on the 95B Rouge Hill branch. The Scarborough College branch no longer operates on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

July 21, 1991

Evening and weekend service extended east of Conlins Loop on Ellesmere to Kingston Road. “Kingston Road” trips between 7pm and 10pm operate via Scarborough College both ways and are designated 95G according to the pocket timetable. Between June 26 and July 21 “95C Conlins trips were diverted to Scarborough College since the Conlins loop was no longer available for TTC use. Early evening trips that ran east to Scarborough College only are discontinued.

YORK MILLS

95A

VICTORIA PARK
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

YORK MILLS

95B

ROUGE HILL GO STN
YORK MILLS STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Monday to Friday rush hours

Y O R K   M I L L S

E X P R E S S

95D

ROUGE HILL GO STN
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

YORK MILLS

95F

KINGSTON RD
YORK MILLS STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Monday to Friday, early evening

Y O R K   M I L L S

via SCARBOROUGH COLL.

95G

KINGSTON RD
YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, early evenings

January 3, 1993

Sunday service to Rouge Hill GO Station discontinued, all trips run to Kingston Road on Sundays. Operation of this route is now split and is based at Birchmount and Wilson garages. It previously operated exclusively from Malvern Garage.

November 1993 (or earlier) -

The weekday early evening service via Scarborough College redesignated from 95G to 95C. The Service Summary of this month is the first mention of this service as “95C”.

February 13, 1995

Service is extended beyond the Kingston Road & Ellesmere loop to serve the new Rylander neighbourhood on the northeast side of Highway 401. Alternate rush hour buses and all midday buses that previously turned back at the Kingston Road loop are extended via east on Kingston Road, north on Rylander, east on Durnford, southeast on Sheppard, south on Port Union and east on Lawrence to and from Rouge Hill GO Station. Express service is redesignated 95E.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

 

 

 

95

YORK MILLS

 

TO YORK MILLS STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

95

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO ROUGE HILL GO STN
VIA RYLANDER

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

95A

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO VICTORIA PARK

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

95B

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO ROUGE HILL GO STN
VIA LAWSON

 

Monday to Friday, midday, Saturday daytime

95C

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO KINGSTON ROAD
VIA SCARBOROUGH COLL.

 

Monday to Friday, early evenings

95E

YORK MILLS

 

95E

YORK MILLS

TO ROUGE HILL GO STN
E X P R E S S
VIA LAWSON

TO YORK MILLS STN
E X P R E S S

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

95F

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO KINGSTON ROAD

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Monday to Friday, early evenings.

February 18, 1986

Operation of this route is transferred from Birchmount to Malvern Garage. Some runs continue to operate from Wilson Garage.

July 25, 1997

Last day of operation for all Rylander service. All trips that previous operated to Rouge Hill GO Station via Rylander now run east to the loop at Kingston Road & Ellesmere.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

 

 

 

95

YORK MILLS

 

TO YORK MILLS STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

95A

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO VICTORIA PARK

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

95B

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO ROUGE HILL GO STN
VIA LAWSON

 

Monday to Friday, midday, Saturday daytime

95C

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO KINGSTON ROAD
VIA SCARBOROUGH COLL.

 

Monday to Friday, early evenings

95E

YORK MILLS

 

95E

YORK MILLS

TO ROUGE HILL GO STN
E X P R E S S
VIA LAWSON

TO YORK MILLS STN
E X P R E S S

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

95F

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO KINGSTON ROAD

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Monday to Friday, early evenings.

October 12, 1997

Operation of some runs from Wilson Garage ends, and all buses on this route now operate from Malvern Garage.

February 13, 2000

Following the name change for “Scarborough College”, the route sign for branch 95C is adjusted.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

 

 

 

95

YORK MILLS

 

TO YORK MILLS STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

95A

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO VICTORIA PARK

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

95B

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO ROUGE HILL GO STN
VIA LAWSON

 

Monday to Friday, midday, Saturday daytime

95C

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO KINGSTON ROAD
VIA U OF T SCARBOROUGH

 

Monday to Friday, early evenings

95E

YORK MILLS

 

95E

YORK MILLS

TO ROUGE HILL GO STN
E X P R E S S
VIA LAWSON

TO YORK MILLS STN
E X P R E S S

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

95F

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO KINGSTON ROAD

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Monday to Friday, early evenings.

September 3, 2000

Service to Rouge Hill GO Station via Military Trail is replaced by the new 38 HIGHLAND CREEK route operating from Scarborough Centre Station. The main branch to Kingston & Ellesmere is redesignated route “95”. The peak period express service 95E now runs east to the University of Toronto at Scarborough only. Monday through Friday, additional midday and early evening trips on run east to the University of Toronto at Scarborough. The diversion of early evening weekday trips via U of T Scarborough, on the Kingston Road branch ends, U of T Scarborough is now served by the 95B branch during this period.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

95

YORK MILLS

 

95

YORK MILLS

TO KINGSTON ROAD

TO YORK MILLS STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

95A

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO VICTORIA PARK

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

95B

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO U OF T SCARBOROUGH

Monday to Friday, midday and early evenings

95E

YORK MILLS

 

95E

YORK MILLS

E X P R E S S
TO U OF T SCARBOROUGH

E X P R E S S
TO YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

November 22, 2008

Operation of some peak period buses is transferred from Malvern to Wilson garage. All off-peak buses continue to operate from Malvern Garage.

August 2, 2009

This route is now Accessible using Orion VII Low Floor buses. These buses are also equipped with Bike Racks.

July 30, 2012

A new stop is added both ways at Bayview on the 95E peak period express branch.

September 1, 2013

Rush hour short turn service is extended east of Victoria Park to Ellesmere station on the SCARBOROUGH RT. 95A service looping via York Mills, Victoria Park and Parkwoods Village ends. The new 95C rush hour branch operates from York Mills station via east on York Mills, southeast on Parkwoods Village and east on Ellesmere Road, before turning counter-clockwise through the Ellesmere service road west of the Scarborough RT and the Uxbridge sub. After passing beneath the Ellesmere Road bridge and stopping in front of the Ellesmere Station entrance, buses continue along the west service road and turn westbound onto Ellesmere, returning over the reverse route.

In addition, 95E express service is revised to operate with a longer express portion. Express buses now stop at Bayview, Leslie, Don Mills, Valley Woods / Sandover, Victoria Park, Pharmacy, Warden, Birchmount, Kennedy, Midland, Brimley, McCowan, Bellamy and Markham Road, and then all stops to U of T Scarborough Loop.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

95

YORK MILLS

 

95

YORK MILLS

TO KINGSTON ROAD

TO YORK MILLS STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

95B

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO U OF T SCARBOROUGH

Monday to Friday midday and early evening. Weekend and holiday, daytime.

95C

YORK MILLS

 

 

 

TO ELLESMERE STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

95E

YORK MILLS

 

95E

YORK MILLS

E X P R E S S
TO U OF T SCARBOROUGH

E X P R E S S
TO YORK MILLS STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only


95 York Mills Image Archive

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An official TTC map of 95 YORK MILLS operations effective September 3, 2013, showing the extension of the rush hour short turn service from Victoria Park to Ellesmere station.

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In July 1963, photographer J. Salmon looks west from Bayview and captures this shot of an pre-"New Look" bus approaching the intersection, in service on 95 YORK MILLS. Today, such open road would be inconceivable.

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A map of the TTC's 95 YORK MILLS operations, effective January 1, 2013.

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Orion bus 1129 runs west along York Mills Road towards York Mills Subway Station. This time it was a rare occasion when TTC bus stopped at Upper Highland Crescent (note the right signal flashing) as most of them would usually just pass through this area. Photo by Roman Fomin on April 6, 2013.

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Photographer Patrick Semple caught the TTC's Ikarus articulated bus #6362 at the garage, bearing a 95 YORK MILLS express branch rollsign exposure. This photo was taken in September 1985. It was donated from the Pete Coulman collection.

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TTC Orion V Bus #7051 seen at Ellesmere Road and Markham Road operating on a short turn for the 95 YORK MILLS route on February 26, 2013. Photo by Jelo Gutierrez Cantos.

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TTC GM bus #7766 poses at Malvern Garage on April 8, 1984, bearing a 95 YORK MILLS exposure. The photographer is unknown. The photo was donated from the Pete Coulman collection.

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TTC GM New Look bus #7768 waits at the newly opened York Mills bus terminal in service on 95 YORK MILLS. The year is 1973. Bob Hussey took this photograph, which was donated from the Pete Coulman collection.

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TTC GM New Look bus #7798 bears a 95 YORK MILLS exposure while at Birchmount Garage in this August 1976 shot. Its neighbour, TTC GM New Look bus #7781, bears the same sign. This photo was taken by Keith Littlewood and donated from the Pete Coulman Collection.

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TTC GM New Look bus #8700 poses at the original York Mills bus terminal in this 1979 shot. The photographer is unknown, and the photo was donated from the Pete Coulman collection.

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TTC GM New Look bus #8969 pauses on Old York Mills Road in service on 95 YORK MILLS in this 1989 shot. The bus is about to load passengers from the south entrance of York Mills station while the original bus terminal is torn down and replaced. The photographer is unknown, and the photo is donated from the Pete Coulman collection.

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