Several services changes will take effect February 13, 2017 (unless otherwise noted) and include service increases, service reliability improvements, route and schedule changes, and service adjustments.
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Service Increases

20 Cliffside

An additional trip will be added at start of the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday, to better serve dismissal time at the Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies. The new eastbound/northbound trip will begin at Birchmount Avenue and Highview Road at 3:15 p.m. and will operate to Kennedy Station. The bus will serve the stop at the school, at Verdun Avenue, at 3:28 p.m.

42 Cummer

Three additional Monday to Friday eastbound trips will be added from Finch Station on the 42B (Finch Station to Kennedy) branch, between approximately 6:55 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., to reduce crowding.

108 Downsview

Service in the midday from Monday to Friday will be increased to reduce crowding. Combined service on the route will change from every nine minutes to every seven to eight minutes.

Service Reliability Improvements

The following routes will have schedule changes to help improve service reliability:

23 Dawes

Schedules will be changed throughout the day from Monday to Friday, to improve service reliability. Wait times will change slightly in the peak periods, and specific trip times all along the route will change throughout the day.

24 Victoria Park

Service along the route will be adjusted to reflect observed ridership during the peak periods from Monday to Friday.

There will be an increase in local service, south of Consumers Road and service on the 24B (Victoria Park Station to Don Mills Station via Consumers Road) will be improved.

There will be a slightly longer wait for an express bus and for local service north of Consumers Road.

Schedules will be adjusted to improve service reliability. Service levels will change slightly and individual trip times will change.

72 Pape

Service in the peak periods will be changed to provide more frequent service on Commissioners Street to better balance customer crowding on the two branches. Changes will also be made to improve service reliability:

  • The 72C (Pape Station to Commissioners) branch will be operated instead of the 72A (Pape Station to Eastern) branch during peak periods.
  • The 72B (Pape Station to Union Station via Commissioners and Queens Quay) will continue to operate at all times.

95 York Mills

Schedules will be changed to improve service reliability. Service levels will change slightly and individual trip times will change.

In the afternoon peak period, local service will continue to operate every 4 to 5 minutes and the express service will improve from every 12 minutes to every 9 to 10 minutes.

191 Highway/27 Rocket

Schedules will be changed to improve service reliability. Service levels will change slightly and individual trip times will change.

Route Changes

37 Islington (effective February 12, 2017)

The route will be changed during the late evening on Sunday and holidays. Service on the 37C (Islington Station to Steeles and Kipling) branch will be replaced with the 37B (Islington Station to Steeles) branch. With this change, the service will be the same during the late evenings, every day. There will be no change to the 30 min service north of Rexdale Boulevard, or to the 15 min combined service between Rexdale Boulevard and Islington Station.

52 Lawrence West

The western terminus will change on the 52F (Lawrence Station to Royal York) service, which will terminate at Royal York Road and Lawrence Avenue West and will turn around via Braecrest Avenue. The routing would be from Lawrence Station, west on Lawrence Avenue West, through Lawrence West Station, west on Lawrence Avenue West, south on Royal York Road, west on Braecrest Avenue, and return east on The Westway and Lawrence Avenue West.

Schedule Changes

73 Royal York

The Monday through Friday southbound trip from Trehorne Drive serving the Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy, will operate a few minutes later to better serve students following their 3:15 p.m. dismissal. The current trip at 3:15 p.m. will now operate 8 minutes later at 3:23 p.m.

110 Islington South

A later Monday to Friday southbound trip on the 110B (Islington Station to Long Branch via Horner and 30th Street) branch will leave Islington Station at approximately 7:05 p.m., replacing a trip on the 110A (Islington Station to Long Branch via Horner and Browns Line) branch.

165 Weston Rd North

Schedules will be adjusted in the midday from Monday to Friday to eliminate an eastbound gap from 10:22 a.m. to 10:42 a.m. at Sheppard Avenue West. There will be no change to overall service levels, but individual trip times may change.

169 Huntingwood (effective February 12, 2017)

Schedules on Sunday and holidays will be changed so that buses departing from Scarborough Centre Station will be 10 minutes later, to reduce crowding on the bus platform. There will be no change to the headway of 30 minutes.

Service Adjustments

15 Evans - service reduction

Service in the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday will be reduced, so that resources can be used on other routes. Service will change from every 12 to 13 minutes to every 17 minutes.

26 Dupont - service reduction

Service in the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday will be reduced, so that resources can be used on other routes. The service will change from every 14 minutes to every 17 minutes.

46 Martin Grove - service reduction

Service in the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday will be reduced, so that the resources can be used on other routes. Service will change from every 10 minutes to every 11 minutes.

199 Finch Rocket - service reallocation

Service during peak periods and midday from Monday to Friday will be adjusted to reflect observed ridership, and to improve service reliability.

Service to York University on the 199B (Scarborough Centre to York University via Finch Station express) branch will be increased to reduce crowding. Service will operate 7 to 8 minutes in the morning peak period, every 9 to 10 minutes in the midday, and every 11 minutes in the afternoon peak period.

Service to Morningside Heights on the 199C (Morningside Heights to Finch Station express) branch will change to operate every 10 minutes during the morning peak period and every 14 minutes in the afternoon peak period.

505 Dundas - temporary service reduction

Service will be temporarily reduced in the midday from Monday to Friday, because of a shortage of streetcars. The service will change from every six minutes to every six to seven minutes.

511 Bathurst - temporary service reallocation (effective February 12, 2017)

Service will be reallocated on this route with the introduction of the 511C (Bathurst Station to King) branch. During the peak periods and midday from Monday to Friday, service will be reduced between King Street and Exhibition Loop, and service from Bathurst Station to King Street will improve slightly. During the daytime on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, service will be reduced.