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162 Lawrence-Donway

Compiled by James Bow
With assistance by Mike Vainchtein and Jeffrey Kay

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July 22, 1991

Service begins on a new route between Lawrence station and the Donway area near the Lawrence/Don Mills intersection, replacing a portion of the 101 DONWAY-YORK MILLS bus. Buses operate from Lawrence station via east on Lawrence, north on Bayview, east on Post Road, southeast on Park Lane Circle, south on Glenorchy, east on Suncrest, north on the Bridal Path, and east on Lawrence, looping clockwise via the Donway West, the Donway East, south on Don Mills, northwest on Barber Greene and north on Overland to Lawrence, returning via reverse route.

Buses operate from Eglinton Garage, Monday to Friday only, from 6:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

This change occurs in conjunction with a realignment of services on 11 BAYVIEW and 28 DAVISVILLE, bolstering service on Lawrence Avenue alongside the 124 SUNNYBROOK route.




Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

February 18, 1996

As part of a systemwide cut in service resulting from the elimination of provincial transit subsidies, rush hour and midday service on this route is cut to once an hour.

January 7, 1996

Operation of this route is transferred from Eglinton Garage to Wilson Garage.

September 3, 2002

As a result of low ridership, the last westbound trip, departing the Donway at 6:45 p.m., is discontinued. Operation of this route is transferred from Wilson Garage to the new Eglinton Garage on Comstock.

July 31, 2005

Accessible service installed on this route and 124 SUNNYBROOK

November 23, 2008

As part of a systemwide increase in service due to the implementation of the Ridership Growth Strategy, service on the 162 LAWRENCE-DONWAY increased to every thirty minutes, seven days a week, whenever the subway is open. Bike rack service also installed on this date. Operation of this route is transferred from Eglinton Garage to Wilson Garage.








7 days a week, 18 hours a day.

May 8, 2011

As part of a general reallocation of resources, all service after 7 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays eliminated.

September 6, 2015

Early evening weekday, daytime and evening Saturday and daytime Sunday and holiday service restored. Buses now operate every 30 minutes from roughly 7 a.m. (9 a.m. Sundays) until 10 p.m. (7 p.m. Sundays).

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