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High Park Coach (1946-1952)

Compiled by Pete Coulman

The TTC's "Coach" services were premium express routes established by the Toronto Transportation Commission in 1925. The idea was to offer an express run between the downtown and Toronto's far flung suburbs. Passengers would pay higher fares for the faster service and the comfortable seats. Typically, "Gray Coach" buses were used. A number of Coach services were established by the TTC between 1925 and 1954, including the BEACH COACH, the ROSEDALE COACH, the MOUNT PLEASANT COACH and the HILL COACH.

October 1, 1946

Service begins on the new HIGH PARK premium-fare coach service. Buses depart from the corner of Adelaide and Yonge and travel via south on Yonge, west on Wellington, south on Bay, west on Fleet, west on Lakeshore, north on Parkside, north on Indian Road, west on Bloor, north on High Park, west on Humberside and then via Glendonwynne, Evelyn Avenue, Evelyn Crescent, Glenwood, Runnymede and Ardagh, looping via Jane, Annette & Evans to Ardagh and returning over the reverse route to Fleet Street, and then via Harbour and Bay to Adelaide Street. Service operates weekdays and Saturdays with no evening, Sunday or holiday service.

HIGH PARK

Monday to Saturday, daytime only

December 16, 1946

The new Adelaide Coach Terminal opens. HIGH PARK COACH buses operate through the terminal.

January 12, 1948

During the morning rush hours, Monday to Friday, certain trips (specifically the second westbound trip) are routed via Indian Road, Bloor and Runnymede, instead of High Park and Humberside, to Ardagh. The second eastbound trip departs from Glenwood and Runnymede instead of Jane Street.

April 2, 1951

Smoking privilege abolished (smoking was previously permitted in the three rear seats).

March 24, 1952

Weekday midday service and Saturday morning service discontinued. HIGH PARK COACH buses operate during morning and afternoon rush hours and Saturday afternoons only.

June 14, 1952

Last day of Saturday operation

October 17, 1952

Last day of operation. Service discontinued due to low ridership.


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