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52 Lawrence West

Compiled by Jeffrey Kay
Map by John Calnan
From Transfer Points, Vol. XXII, No. 4, May 1996
with additional information and materials from D.C. Bardeau and Peter Coulman, with thanks to Alan Gryfe

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February 13, 1994

Service begins on the route 52 LAWRENCE WEST, renamed from the 52 LAWRENCE to eliminate confusion with 54 LAWRENCE EAST.

From Lawrence station, buses operate from Lawrence Station via Lawrence Avenue West with the looping at Lawerence West Station, The Westway to Martin Grove looping west on Redgrave Drive, north and east on Waterbury Drive and south on Martin Grove returning via reverse route. On the redesignated 52C "Culford" branch, buses follow the regular routing between Lawrence Station and Culford looping via south on Benton Road, west on Colville Road, south on Sheffield Street, west on Ingram Drive and Gulliver Road, north on Culford Road, and east on Lawrence returning via reverse route.

In early Sunday mornings on the 52A "Dufferin" branch, buses follow regular routing looping north and east on Apex Road and south on Dufferin Street. Eastbound buses return via reverse routing.

New peak period express service established between Martin Grove and Lawrence Station. Express buses serve all stops between Martin Grove and Jane, then run express in both directions to Lawrence station, stopping only at Keele, Caledonia, Dufferin, Lawrence West station, Bathurst and Avenue Road.

All service on this route continues to operate out of Wilson garage.

LAWRENCE WEST

52

MARTIN GROVE
LAWRENCE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

LAWRENCE WEST

52A

DUFFERIN
LAWRENCE STN

Early Sunday Mornings, until 9 a.m.

LAWRENCE WEST

52C

C U L F O R D
LAWRENCE STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

LAWRENCE WEST

E X P R E S S

52E

MARTIN GROVE
LAWRENCE STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

September 5, 1995

The express service is discontinued.

October 6, 1996

Midday service on the 52C "Culford" branch is replaced by a new midday branch of the 59 MAPLE LEAF bus, operating from Lawrence station.

March 21, 1999

Operation of this route is split between Wilson and Queensway garages.

NOTE: By May 1999, Sunday service to Martin Grove begins at 7 a.m., and the remaining number of "52A-Dufferin" trips is very limited. The 52A branch vanishes completely in September 2005 with the introduction of the 352 LAWRENCE WEST NIGHT bus.

September 7, 2004

Rush hour service from Culford is cut back to Lawrence West station.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

52

LAWRENCE WEST

 

52

LAWRENCE WEST

TO MARTIN GROVE

TO LAWRENCE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

52C

LAWRENCE WEST

 

52C

LAWRENCE WEST

TO CULFORD

TO LAWRENCE WEST STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

November 23, 2008

All buses now operate exclusively out of the newly opened Mount Dennis Garage.

December 18, 2011

Service is rendered fully accessible with low floor buses equipped with bike racks. This route and 352 LAWRENCE WEST NIGHT were the last bus routes to be equipped with these modern features.

March 30, 2014

Effective on this day, service is reorganized to absorb the 58 MALTON bus route. The branches of the 58 MALTON bus are incorporated into 52 LAWRENCE WEST and extended from Lawrence West station to Lawrence station. Buses on the 52A branch operate from Lawrence station west via Lawrence, Scarlett Road and Dixon Road to loop through Pearson International Airport at intervals of 30 minutes or better, whenever the subway is open, 7 days a week. Service alternates with buses on the 52B branch, which follow the same route to the entrance to Pearson Airport, and then, after bypassing the airport, continues via Airport Road and Morningstar Drive to loop through Westwood Mall, Mondays to Fridays, throughout the operating day. On weekends and holidays, service alternates with the 52D branch, which also bypasses the airport, and then continues northwest on Airport Road to loop at McNaughton Drive, past Derry Road.

Service begins on a new branch, designated 52F, operating from Lawrence Station west via Lawrence to loop via Royal York Road, Dixon Road and Scarlett Road, on weekdays and Saturdays, during rush hours and midday. In addition, service to Martin Grove is redesigned 52G and is operated as a separate branch operating from Lawrence West station via west on Lawrence and the Westway to loop via north on Waterbury Drive and south on Martin Grove, operating at intervals of 30 minutes or better, whenever the subway is open, seven days a week.

Service on the 52C "Culford" branch is replaced by new service on the 59 MAPLE LEAF route.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

 

 

 

52

LAWRENCE WEST

 

TO LAWRENCE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

52A

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO PEARSON AIRPORT

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

52B

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO WESTWOOD MALL
VIA PEARSON AIRPORT
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF PEARSON AIRPORT

 

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day

52D

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO McNAUGHTON
VIA PEARSON AIRPORT
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF PEARSON AIRPORT

 

Weekends and holidays, 18 hours a day

52F

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO ROYAL YORK

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday
Weekend and holidays, daytime

52G

LAWRENCE WEST

 

52G

LAWRENCE WEST

TO MARTIN GROVE

TO LAWRENCE WEST STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

October 11, 2015

Service is increased during the late evenings on weekdays and during the mornings and evenings of weekends and holidays to ensure that service between Pearson Airport and Lawrence station (not including service on the Westway) operates at intervals of ten minutes or better whenever the subway is open.

February 13, 2017

The western looping of the 52F "Royal York" branch is altered. Buses now travel over the regular route to the Lawrence/Royal York intersection and loop via south on Royal York, west on Braecrest Avenue and east on the Westway to the Royal York/Lawrence intersection. A new stop will be added on Royal York Road just south of the Westway as the last service stop for westbound 52F buses. The first eastbound stop will be on the Westway at Royal York Road.

Service is removed on Royal York Road, Dixon Road and Scarlett Road, but these are already served by other branches of the 52 LAWRENCE bus and by the 73 ROYAL YORK bus.

June 24, 2018

Due to renovations shutting down the Lawrence West station bus terminal, all service that terminated at the station is extended east to Lawrence station. This primarily affects the 52G branch that used to operate from Lawrence West station to Martin Grove via the Westway. This temporary extension is expected to last until early October.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

 

 

 

52

LAWRENCE WEST

 

TO LAWRENCE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

52A

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO PEARSON AIRPORT

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

52B

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO WESTWOOD MALL
VIA PEARSON AIRPORT
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF PEARSON AIRPORT

 

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day

52D

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO McNAUGHTON
VIA PEARSON AIRPORT
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF PEARSON AIRPORT

 

Weekends and holidays, 18 hours a day

52F

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO ROYAL YORK

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday
Weekend and holidays, daytime

52G

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO MARTIN GROVE

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

October 7, 2018

Construction on Lawrence West station ends and service resumes to its normal routing.

Also on this day, service on this route is transferred from Mount Dennis Garage to Wilson Garage. The following Tuesday, express service is re-introduced on this route under the new 952 LAWRENCE WEST EXPRESS branding, supplementing the local 52 buses during peak periods.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

 

 

 

52

LAWRENCE WEST

 

TO LAWRENCE STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

52A

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO PEARSON AIRPORT

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

52B

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO WESTWOOD MALL
VIA PEARSON AIRPORT
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF PEARSON AIRPORT

 

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day

52D

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO McNAUGHTON
VIA PEARSON AIRPORT
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
WEST OF PEARSON AIRPORT

 

Weekends and holidays, 18 hours a day

52F

LAWRENCE WEST

 

 

 

TO ROYAL YORK

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday
Weekend and holidays, daytime

52G

LAWRENCE WEST

 

52G

LAWRENCE WEST

TO MARTIN GROVE

TO LAWRENCE WEST STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day


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