Eglinton (1930-1954)

Compiled by Jeffrey Kay

Early Eglinton Bus Route

September 14, 1930

First day of service. Buses run from Stibbard south on Mt. Pleasant, west on Eglinton and north on Avenue Road to Strathallan Blvd, returning over the reverse route. Service replaces part of the ORIOLE bus route.

EGLINTON

STIBBARD
STRATHALLAN

sign assumed
7 days a week, 18 hours a day

October 21, 1931

Service extended north on Avenue Road to Glenview.

EGLINTON

STIBBARD
GLENVIEW

sign assumed
7 days a week, 18 hours a day

December 9, 1935

Service extended from Stibbard north on Mt. Pleasant east on Glengowan and north on Dundurn, then looping west on St. Leonard, north on Mt. Pleasant and east on Dinnick Cres.

EGLINTON

DINNICK
GLENVIEW

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

October 29, 1936

Buses now serve the new “Starrett Loop” on the south side of Eglinton just west of Yonge, in both directions.

November 14, 1936

The new Otter Loop on the west side of Avenue Road at Glenview is the new west terminal of this route.

EGLINTON

DINNICK
O T T E R

sign assumed
7 days a week, 18 hours a day

January 18, 1937

A new AM rush short turn service is operated between the Starrett Loop at Yonge and Mt. Pleasant & Stibbard. This service ends on May 17, 1937 and is resumed and discontinued two times over the next two years, specifically:

  • October 13, 1937 - June 27, 1938
  • December 12, 1938 - June 30, 1939

EGLINTON

DINNICK
O T T E R

sign assumed
7 days a week, 18 hours a day

EGLINTON

STIBBARD
Y O N G E

sign assumed
Morning rush hours (except summer and early fall)

November 24, 1939

The Mt. Pleasant looping is revised. Buses now run north on Mt. Pleasant, and loop east on Dinnick, south on Dundurn and west on Dawlish. AM short turn service is resumed.

July 15, 1940

The AM short turn service is discontinued again.

September 9, 1940

The Mt. Pleasant looping is expanded, buses now run east on Dinnick, east on Rochester, south on St. Ives, west on St. Leonard, south on Dundurn and west on Dawlish to Mt. Pleasant. AM short turn service is resumed.

January 20, 1941

Night service over part of the route is offered by the NORTH TORONTO bus.

October 1, 1942

Overnight service is now operated as part of the EGLINTON route from Otter Loop to Yonge and Eglinton, replacing NORTH TORONTO night bus service.

EGLINTON

DINNICK
O T T E R

sign assumed
7 days a week, 18 hours a day

EGLINTON

STIBBARD
Y O N G E

sign assumed
Morning rush hours (except summer and early fall)

EGLINTON

O T T E R
Y O N G E

sign assumed
7 days a week, “Owl” service

September 19, 1944

One AM and one PM rush hour trip is now operated between Blythwood & Mt. Pleasant and Sunnybrook Hospital. This service may have started from Eglinton & Mt. Pleasant.

EGLINTON

DINNICK
O T T E R

sign assumed
7 days a week, 18 hours a day

EGLINTON

STIBBARD
Y O N G E

sign assumed
Morning rush hours (except summer and early fall)

EGLINTON

O T T E R
Y O N G E

sign assumed
7 days a week, “Owl” service

EGLINTON

Y O N G E
SUNNYBROOK

sign assumed
Limited service

September 19, 1946

The Sunnybrook branch now operates four trips daily from Starrett Loop via Eglinton, Mt. Pleasant, Blythwood and Bayview to the new Hospital.

September 26, 1946

More frequent rush hour and evening service is added to the Sunnybrook branch. Sunday service to Sunnybrook is added.

November 1, 1948

New SUNNYBROOK service takes over EGLINTON’S Sunnybrook branch, operating of a different route.

May 31, 1952

Night bus service between Otter Loop and Starrett Loop discontinued.

March 6, 1954

Last day of service. Replaced the following day by the new NORTOWN Trolley Coach route.

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