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84 Sheppard West

Compiled by Jeffrey Kay
Additional information by Pete Coulman; maps by John Calnan

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March 30, 1974

Coincident with the extension of the YONGE SUBWAY to Finch Avenue, the former 84 SHEPPARD service is split with service east of Yonge is replaced by bulked up service on 85 SHEPPARD EAST. All buses operate from Sheppard station via west on Sheppard to Weston Road, looping via north on Weston Road, east on Bradstock and south on Rivalda. Alternate buses operate through CFB Downsview Mondays through Fridays until approximately 6 p.m.

Service also begins on a new branch operating from Sheppard station via west on Sheppard, looping via north on Wilmington, west on Overbrook and south on Wilson Heights.

SHEPPARD WEST

84

WESTON RD
SHEPPARD STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Monday-Friday until 6 p.m., routed through CFB Downsview
Window cards indicate “AIR BASE”

SHEPPARD WEST

84A

WILMINGTON
SHEPPARD STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

March 14, 1976

Operations move from Eglinton Garage to newly opened Wilson Garage.

January 28, 1978

Coincident with the opening of the SPADINA SUBWAY, service on the 84A “Wilmington” branch is replaced by the new 104 FAYWOOD and 105 WILSON HEIGHTS buses. All 84 SHEPPARD WEST buses operate between Weston Road and Sheppard station.

SHEPPARD WEST

84

WESTON RD
SHEPPARD STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Monday-Friday until 6 p.m., routed through CFB Downsview
Window cards indicate “AIR BASE”

January 4, 1982

Monday to Friday service through CFB Downsview is replaced by the new 116 OAKDALE service operating out of Wilson station. In addition, a new Monday-Friday rush hour short turn service begins between Sheppard station and Wilson Heights, with buses looping counterclockwise through an off-street loop on the south side of Sheppard just east of Wilson Heights.

SHEPPARD WEST

84

WESTON RD
SHEPPARD STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

SHEPPARD WEST

84A

WILSON HEIGHTS
SHEPPARD STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

January 3, 1984

Alternate midday-buses operate through CFB Downsview, replacing a branch of the 116 OAKDALE bus.

SHEPPARD WEST

84

WESTON RD
SHEPPARD STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

SHEPPARD WEST

84A

WILSON HEIGHTS
SHEPPARD STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

SHEPPARD WEST
via AIR BASE

84B

WESTON RD
SHEPPARD STN

Monday to Friday, midday only

February 8, 1987

With the discontinuation of the 116 OAKDALE bus, service begins on a new branch operating from Sheppard station via Sheppard, CFB Downsview, Sheppard, Oakdale, Norfinch and Steeles, looping via Jane, Hullmar and Peter Kaiser. With these changes, the 84A short turn service to Wilson Heights is discontinued.

SHEPPARD WEST

84

WESTON RD
SHEPPARD STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

SHEPPARD WEST
via AIR BASE

84B

WESTON RD
SHEPPARD STN

Monday to Friday, midday only

SHEPPARD WEST

via AIR BASE/OAKDALE

84C

S T E E L E S
SHEPPARD STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

SHEPPARD WEST
via OAKDALE

84D

S T E E L E S
SHEPPARD STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only (limited)
Note: this letter designation may have been added at a later date

November 20, 1988

Operation of this route is transferred from Wilson Garage to the newly opened Arrow Road Garage.

February 14, 1994

A new peak-period express service is installed between Weston Road and Sheppard station. Buses serve all stops both ways between Weston Road and Keele and then run express to Sheppard station, stopping at Chesswood, Wilson Heights, Faywood/Wilmington and Bathurst.

SHEPPARD WEST

84

WESTON RD
SHEPPARD STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

SHEPPARD WEST
via AIR BASE

84B

WESTON RD
SHEPPARD STN

Monday to Friday, midday only

SHEPPARD WEST

via AIR BASE/OAKDALE

84C

S T E E L E S
SHEPPARD STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

SHEPPARD WEST
via OAKDALE

84D

S T E E L E S
SHEPPARD STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only (limited)

SHEPPARD WEST

E X P R E S S

84E

WESTON RD
SHEPPARD STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

September 5, 1995

The peak period express service is discontinued.

March 31, 1996

Coincident with the extension of the SPADINA SUBWAY to Downsview station (at Allen Road and Sheppard), buses now loop through Downsview station in both directions. No changes to destination signs.

July 28, 1996

Service is made accessible on all off-peak trips and most peak trips through the new lift-equipped Orion V buses.

September 16, 1996

Service through CFB Downsview is discontinued. All trips run via Sheppard around the north side of the air base.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

84

SHEPPARD WEST

 

84

SHEPPARD WEST

TO WESTON RD

TO SHEPPARD STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

84D

SHEPPARD WEST

 

 

 

TO STEELES
VIA OAKDALE

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

October 6, 1996

A new peak period branch is introduced to provide two-way service on Arrow Road and Signet. Buses operate from Sheppard station via Sheppard, Downsview station, Sheppard, Arrow and Signet, looping via east on Steeles, south on Rossdean, east on Garyray, south on Norelco and west on Fenmar. This new branch replaces peak-period service on the 99 ARROW ROAD route.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

84

SHEPPARD WEST

 

84

SHEPPARD WEST

TO WESTON RD

TO SHEPPARD STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

84A

SHEPPARD WEST

 

 

 

TO STEELES
VIA ARROW ROAD

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

84D

SHEPPARD WEST

 

 

 

TO STEELES
VIA OAKDALE

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

September 6, 1998

Accessible service removed from this route.

September 7, 1999

Express service partially restored and provided by the 196B YORK UNIVERSITY ROCKET branch operating between Sheppard and Downsview stations.

May 27, 2005

Service made fully accessible using low-floor Orion VII buses on all runs, every day of the week.

June 22, 2014

As part of a system-wide reorganization of route branch designations, westbound buses heading to Weston Road are now designated 84B. Service on Arrow Road is designated 84C.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

 

 

 

84

SHEPPARD WEST

 

TO SHEPPARD STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

84B

SHEPPARD WEST

 

 

 

TO WESTON RD

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

84C

SHEPPARD WEST

 

 

 

TO STEELES
VIA ARROW ROAD

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

84D

SHEPPARD WEST

 

 

 

TO STEELES
VIA OAKDALE

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

May 7, 2017

Ahead of the extension of the SPADINA subway to York University and into Vaughan, Downsview station is officially renamed Sheppard West. Destination signs have been adjusted in the days leading up to this change, although for 84 SHEPPARD WEST, this only affects short turn runs.

December 17, 2017

Coincident with the extension of the SPADINA subway into Vaughan, service is altered to serve Pioneer Village station. Buses on the peak-hour 84D “via Oakdale” branch follows the old route via Sheppard West (through Sheppard West station), Oakdale and Norfinch to Steeles, and then operates east on Steeles Avenue West and south on Track and Field Drive to Pioneer Village station, returning via the reverse route.

Also on this date, with the cancellation of the 196 YORK UNIVERSITY ROCKET route, an express 84E branch is set up operating from Sheppard-Yonge station via west on Sheppard to Sheppard West station, returning via the reverse route. Intermediate stops take place at Brentwood Avenue, Bathurst Street (both sides) and Wilmington Avenue. Service operates during the daytime and early evenings on weekdays, and during the daytime hours on weekends and holidays.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

 

 

 

84

SHEPPARD WEST

 

TO SHEPPARD STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

84B

SHEPPARD WEST

 

 

 

TO WESTON RD

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

84C

SHEPPARD WEST

 

 

 

TO STEELES
VIA ARROW ROAD

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

84D

SHEPPARD WEST

 

 

 

TO PIONEER VILLAGE STN
VIA OAKDALE

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

84E

SHEPPARD WEST

 

84E

SHEPPARD WEST

E X P R E S S
TO SHEPPARD WEST STN

E X P R E S S
TO SHEPPARD-YONGE STN

Monday to Friday, daytime and early evening
Weekends and holidays, daytime

September 2, 2018

Service on the 84E Express branch is replaced by the new 984 SHEPPARD WEST EXPRESS, with rush hour service running between Sheppard-Yonge station and Weston Road, effectively replicating the express service introduced in 1994.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

 

 

 

84

SHEPPARD WEST

 

TO SHEPPARD STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

84B

SHEPPARD WEST

 

 

 

TO WESTON RD

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

84C

SHEPPARD WEST

 

 

 

TO STEELES
VIA ARROW ROAD

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

84D

SHEPPARD WEST

 

 

 

TO PIONEER VILLAGE STN
VIA OAKDALE

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only


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