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Rosedale Coach (1928-1930)

Compiled by Pete Coulman
Originally Published by Alan Gryfe

The “Coach” services were special premium routes operated by the Toronto Transportation Commission starting in 1925 with the inauguration of the HILL COACH. The idea was to offer express service between far-flung suburbs and the downtown. Typically, “Gray Coach” buses were used, with extra comfortable seats offering a premium ride.

November 28, 1928

Service begins on a new premium fare express route operating from the intersection of Summerhill and MacLennan Avenues in Rosedale to Downtown via south on MacLennan, south on Scholfield, east on Highland, south on Glen Road, west on Elm Avenue, south on Sherbourne, west on Isabella, south on Jarvis, west on Shuter, and south on Yonge, looping counterclockwise via west on Adelaide Street, north on Bay Street and east on Temperance Street. No transfers were offered and none accepted from other TTC routes. Buses operated throughout the day.

September 27, 1930

Service discontinued at midnight on this day due to low ridership. However, 58 years later, service would begin on route 137 PREMIUM EXPRESS VIA SUMMERHILL, operating over much the same route. It too, however, would suffer the same fate.