The TTC is implementing measures to improve service on Line 1 and over 30 of the  TTC's busiest bus routes. These changes are being implemented thanks to increased funding to reduce crowding in 2018 and go beyond seasonal service adjustments usually performed at this time of the year. These service improvements will  mean reduced wait times, more reliable service and an overall enhanced transit network.

Line 1

In spring 2018, two “run as directed” trains were added to help reduce gaps during peak periods, along with increased service to northwest Toronto between 6 and 9 p.m., and improved crowd management with increased staff presence at Bloor-Yonge and St George stations.

In fall 2018, we will be adding:

  • One additional “run-as-directed” train to help reduce gaps during peak periods.
  • Infrastructure improvements so that trains can better move in and out of Wilson Yard, resulting in more reliable and predictable service.
  • Increased service to northwest Toronto in the evening (between 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.) north of Sheppard West Station.

Bus routes

September:
  • 23 Dawes: Service will be increased in the afternoon peak period, from Monday to Friday. Schedules will also be revised at all times of the week of improve reliability. 
  • 29 Dufferin: Service on Sundays and holidays will change to articulated bus to improve service and reduce crowding.  
  • 36 Finch West: Service east of Finch West Station will be increased in both the midday and peak periods.
  • 37 Islington / 937 Islington Express: Weekday schedules for the 37 Islington will be revised to improve service reliability. A new 937 Islington Express will operate in the peak periods. 
  • 43 Kennedy: Service will be increased in the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday. 
  • 54 Lawrence East: Service will be increased in the midday and early evening from Monday to Friday. 
  • 63 Ossington: Service will be increased in the peak periods and midday, from Monday to Friday. Weekday schedules will also be revised in to improve service reliability. 
  • 72 Pape: Service will be increased in the morning peak period from Monday to Friday. Weekday schedules will also be revised in all time periods to improve service reliability.
  • 79 Scarlett Rd: Service will be increased in the morning peak period from Monday to Friday.
  • 84 Sheppard West / 984 Sheppard West Express (formerly 84E Sheppard West): Express bus service along Sheppard Avenue West will be extended during the peak periods from Sheppard-Yonge Station to Weston Road (via Sheppard West Station).
  • 85 Sheppard East / 985 Sheppard East Express (formerly 190 Scarborough Centre Rocket): Schedules for the 985 Sheppard East Express will be revised from Monday to Friday at all time periods to improve service reliability. In the peak periods, a new 985B Sheppard East Express branch will operate between Don Mills Station and Meadowvale Road.  
  • 88 South Leaside: Service will be increased on this route to reduce overcrowding for customers in the peak periods from Monday to Friday. Weekday schedules will also be revised in all time periods to improve service reliability.    
  • 100 Flemingdon Park: Service will be increased on this route to reduce overcrowding for customers in the morning peak period and midday from Monday to Friday. 
  • 102 Markham Rd / 902 Markham Rd Express: New peak-period express service.
  • 113 Danforth: Service will be increased in the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday.  
  • 134 Progress / 913 Progress Express: Service on the 134 Progress will be increased in the peak periods and midday from Monday to Friday. The new 913 Progress Express will replace northbound 134C Progress trips in the morning peak period and southbound 134C Progress trips in the afternoon peak period. 134C Progress trips will continue to operate in the opposite direction of the new express route.
  • 165 Weston Rd North:  Service will be increased in the morning peak period from Monday to Friday.
  • 905 Eglinton East (formerly 198 U of T Scarborough Rocket): Service will be increased in the midday and afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday. Schedules will also be revised from Monday to Friday in all time periods to improve service reliability. 
  • 935 Jane Express (formerly 195 Jane Rocket): Service will increase in the morning peak period from Monday to Friday.   
  • 939 Finch Express (formerly 199 Finch Rocket): Service will be increased in the morning and afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday.
October
  • 11 Bayview: Service will be increased in the peak periods from Monday to Friday. Weekday schedules will also be revised at all times to improve service reliability.
  • 24 Victoria Park: Service will be increased in the late evening from Monday to Friday.
  • 25 Don Mills / 925 Don Mills Express (formerly 185 Don Mills Rocket): Midday service will be reallocated from the 25B to the 25C, resulting in ten minute or better service between Steeles Avenue and Pape Station. Service will be increased on the 25C between Don Mills Station and Steeles Avenue in the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday. Service will also be increased on the 925 Don Mills Express in the morning peak period from Monday to Friday.
  • 29 Dufferin / 929 Dufferin Express: Service will be increased north of Tycos Drive, Monday to Friday during peak periods. In most time periods (Monday to Friday), new express bus service will operate on Dufferin Street from Wilson Station to Dufferin Gate Loop.
  • 39 Finch East / 939 Finch Express: Service on the 39 Finch East will be increased in the early morning period from Monday to Friday. Service on the 939 Finch Express will be extended to the morning and afternoon periods Saturday and Sunday.
  • 52 Lawrence West / 952 Lawrence West Express: Weekday schedules will be revised to improve service reliability. A new 952 Lawrence West Express bus service will operate from Lawrence Station to Pearson Airport.
  • 54 Lawrence East: Service will be increased in the afternoon on Saturday. 
  • 63 Ossington: Service will be increased in the late evening on Saturday.
  • 89 Weston / 989 Weston Express: A new 989 Weston Express service will operate during peak periods on Weston Road from Keele Station to Steeles Avenue West. Weekday schedules will also be revised at all times to improve service reliability. 
  • 95 York Mills: Service will be increased in the daytime and early evening on Saturday.
  • 102 Markham Rd: Service will be increased in the afternoon on Saturday.
  • 109 Ranee: Service will be increased in the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday. Weekday schedules will also be revised at all times to improve service reliability.
  • 112 West Mall: Service will be increased in the midday from Monday to Friday.
  • 129 McCowan North: Service will be increased in the morning on Saturday. Saturday schedules will also be revised at all times to improve service reliability.
  • 131 Nugget: Service will be increased in the afternoon on Saturday. 
November

    7 Bathurst: Weekday schedules will be revised at all times to improve service reliability.

In spring 2018, service improvements to reduce crowding were also made to the 56 Leaside and 122 Graydon Hall routes.

Other fall 2018 service improvements and additions

We’re also adding more routes to the Express Network and enhancing existing express routes. Learn more about the Express Network.