TYSSE subway construction

The new Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension External link opens in new window (TYSSE) will require changes to some parts of the bus network. The bus network will change to promote new connections and improve subway access for customers.

Thank you to those that completed the online survey. Your feedback will help staff refine the proposed changes and make a final recommendation.

Background

The TYSSE is an 8.6 km subway project that will extend the TTC’s Line 1 subway from Downsview Station northwest through York University within the City of Toronto and north to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, in the Regional Municipality of York.

There will be six new stations and the subway extension is scheduled to open in late 2017.

The map below shows the proposed changes to the bus network that will connect to the new subway extension. The proposed changes will allow for new connections to subway service and improve overall travel time for customers. Key changes to the network include:

  • Connecting bus services to serve new subway stations where possible
  • Route 196 York University Rocket bus route will be replaced by the subway extension
  • York Region Transit buses will replace the service north of Steeles Avenue West on Weston Road, Jane Street, Keele Street and Dufferin Street
  • No buses will operate into York University Commons, but service will continue to operate around the York University campus

There will be no change to any other routes not shown in the map.

Existing TTC Network

Proposed TTC Network with
Service Changes Highlighted

Legend

The proposed changes will be presented for TTC Board approval in spring 2017 and be made in conjunction with the opening of the subway extension in late 2017. Click on the routes below to learn more about the proposed changes and what it means for you.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email us at planning@ttc.ca

35 Jane

Proposed changes   

  • All services on 35 Jane would connect to the new Pioneer Village Station
  • The 35B service to Black Creek Pioneer Village would be replaced by the 108 Downsview route
  • The 35D service north of Steeles Avenue would be replaced by York Region Transit

Map of existing service

Map of existing service

Map of proposed service

Map of proposed service

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster access to subway for some customers along Jane Street and along Driftwood Avenue
  • More direct access to York University for customers along Jane Street
  • Improved service reliability
  • Some customers may have to walk or transfer for travel to/from Shoreham Drive and Murray Ross Parkway

195 Jane Rocket

Proposed changes

  • This route would connect to Pioneer Village Station and no longer travel directly into York University 

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster access to subway for some customers along the Jane Street corridor
  • Improved service reliability
  • Some customers may have to transfer to the subway to travel to York University campus

36 Finch West

Proposed changes

  • All services on 36 Finch West would connect to the new Finch West Station, in both directions, while continuing to operate between Finch Station and Humberwood. 

Map of existing service

Map of proposed service

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster access to subway for customers along Finch Avenue West
  • Improved connection to other bus routes at bus terminal

41 Keele

Proposed changes   

  • All services on 41 Keele would connect to the new Pioneer Village Station and to the new Finch West Station
  • The 41B service along Petrolia Road and Canarctic Drive would be replaced by the 107 Keele North route

Map of existing service

Map of proposed service

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster access to subway for some customers along Keele Street
  • Improved service reliability
  • Some customers may have to walk or transfer for travel to/from Petrolia Road or Canarctic Drive

60 Steeles West

Proposed changes

  • All services on 60 Steeles West would connect to the new Pioneer Village Station, in both directions, while continuing to operate between Finch Station and Highway 27.

Map of existing service

Map of proposed service

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster access to subway for customers along Steeles Avenue West
  • Improved connection to other bus routes at bus terminal
  • Some customers may have to transfer to the subway to travel to the southern part of the York University campus

84 Sheppard West

Proposed changes

  • In addition to Downsview Station, all services on 84 Sheppard West would have a walking connection to the new Downsview Park Station.
  • An express bus service will continue to operate between Sheppard-Yonge Station and Downsview Station to replace the 196B York University Rocket.
  • Service on the existing 84D branch would extend to connect with the new Pioneer Village Station

Map of existing service

Map of proposed service

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster access to subway for customers along Sheppard Avenue West, and Oakdale Road and Norfinch Drive
  • Revised express bus service between Sheppard-Yonge Station and Downsview Station

105 Dufferin North

Proposed changes

  • Service north of Steeles Avenue would be replaced by York Region Transit
  • Local service will continue to operate on Dufferin Street, between Sheppard Avenue West and Steeles Avenue West

Map of existing service

Map of proposed service

What does this mean for you?

  • Some customers would have to transfer to another bus route for cross-boundary travel between York Region and Toronto

106 York University

Proposed changes   

In addition to Downsview Station, the 106 York University route would have a walking connection to the new Downsview Park Station

  • New two-way service would be provided between North West Gate and Sentinel Road on The Pond and Ian Macdonald Boulevard
  • Service east of North West Gate on Ian Macdonald Boulevard would be largely replaced by the 41 Keele route

Map of existing service

Map of proposed service

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster access to subway for customers along Sentinel Road, and The Pond and Macdonald Boulevard
  • Improved connection to other bus routes at bus terminal at the new Pioneer Village Station
  • Some customers may have to walk or transfer for travel to/from the area east of North West Gate

107 Keele North

Proposed changes   

  • In addition to Downsview Station, the 107 Keele North route would connect to the new Finch West and Pioneer Village stations.
  • The service north of Steeles Avenue would be replaced by York Region Transit
  • The 107B service along Chesswood Drive would be replaced by the 117 Alness route

Map of existing service

Map of proposed service

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster access to subway for some customers along Keele Street and in the Petrolia/Canarctic employment area
  • Improved service reliability
  • Some customers may have to walk or transfer for travel to/from the area along Chesswood Drive

108 Downsview

Proposed changes

  • This route would connect to the new Pioneer Village Station and Downsview Park Station
  • Service would operate both ways along Driftwood Ave between Stong Court and Jane Street

Map of existing service

Map of proposed service

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster access to subway for some customers along Driftwood Avenue
  • New two-way service on Driftwood Avenue, between Jane Street and Stong Court

117 Alness

Proposed changes   

  • This route would connect with the employment area along Alness Street from Downsview Station
  • Routing will change to operate via Chesswood Drive and Champagne Drive instead of Allen Road and Dufferin Street

Map of existing service

Map of proposed service

What does this mean for you?

  • New two-way service along Alness Street
  • Replaces transit service along Chesswood Drive currently provided by the 107 Keele North route

196 York University Rocket

Proposed changes

  • This route would no longer operate as it is replaced by the new subway extension
  • Express bus service between Sheppard-Yonge Station and Downsview Station would be replaced by the new express service on the 84 Sheppard West route 

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster and more reliable travel to and from York University via the subway

199 Finch Rocket

Proposed changes

  • This route would terminate at Finch West Station instead of operating all the way to York University

Map of existing service

Map of proposed service

What does this mean for you?

  • Customers wanting to travel to York University from this route would transfer at the new Finch West subway station

335 Jane, 341 Keele, 353 Steeles

Proposed changes

These overnight routes would be extended to travel around the York University campus via Ian Macdonald Boulevard, York Boulevard, and The Pond Road.

Map of existing service

Map of proposed service

What does this mean for you?

  • Improved access to overnight transit access at York University

For information about proposed changes to York Region Transit (YRT) services, review the YRT-Service Plans External link opens in new page..