August 28, 2015

The TTC is increasing service and improving reliability on many bus and streetcar routes starting next month. As part of the TTC's budgeted service improvements for 2015, several improvements will be introduced at off-peak times starting Sunday, September 6. More will follow in October and again in November.

 

These changes are the result of an unprecedented $95 million investment in transit this year from Toronto City Council.

 

More routes with all-day, every-day service

 

Service on the following routes will increase, operating all day, every day, making the TTC a more available, predictable and consistent travel option for a greater number of Torontonians. This represents a $5.5 million annual expenditure. There are now 121 bus routes with all-day, every-day service.

 

- 5 Avenue Rd

- 6 Bay

- 8 Broadview

- 9 Bellamy

- 14 Glencairn

- 15 Evans

- 20 Cliffside

- 26 Dupont

- 30 Lambton

- 32D Eglinton West

- 33 Forest Hill

- 42A Cummer

- 51 Leslie

- 56 Leaside

- 59 Maple Leaf

- 61 Avenue Rd North

- 62 Mortimer

- 73B Royal York

- 74 Mt Pleasant

- 80B Queensway

- 94a Wellesley

- 98 Willowdale-Senlac

- 100C Flemingdon Park

- 103 Mt Pleasant North

- 105C Dufferin North

- 120 Calvington

- 124 Sunnybrook

- 132 Milner

- 135 Gerrard

- 169 Huntingwood

 

In addition to this new all-day, every-day service, the following routes have added service to make it more convenient for customers:

 

- 39B Finch East: New off peak service Monday-Saturday

- 43B Kennedy: New off peak service Sundays

- 76B Royal York South: New off peak service Saturday and Sunday

- 79B Scarlett Rd: New off peak service evening and Saturday

- 112C West Mall: New off peak service Sunday

- 162 Lawrence-Donway: New off peak service evening and weekends

- 167 Pharmacy North: New off peak service evening and Saturday

 

Ten-minute-or-better service network

 

Service increases on eight streetcar and bus routes will result in 10 minutes or better, all-day, every day service, at a cost of $11.3 million annually. Thirty-nine of the TTC's subway, streetcar, and bus routes will now have frequent service at all times. More routes will be added in October and November.

 

- Line 1 Yonge-University

- Line 2 Bloor-Danforth

- Line 3 Scarborough

- Line 4 Sheppard

- 501 Queen: Neville Park-Long Branch

- 502 Downtowner: On Kingston Road; together with 22 Coxwell and 503 Kingston Rd

- 504 King: Dundas West Stn-Broadview Stn

- New  505 Dundas: Dundas West Stn-Broadview Stn

- 506 Carlton: Main Street Stn-High Park

- 510 Spadina: Spadina Stn-Union Stn

- 511 Bathurst: Bathurst Stn-Exhibition

- 512 St Clair: St Clair Stn-Keele

- 7 Bathurst: Bathurst Stn-Steeles

- New  22 Coxwell: Coxwell Stn-Victoria Park

- 24 Victoria Park: Victoria Park Stn-Steeles

- 25 Don Mills: Pape Stn-Steeles

- 29 Dufferin: Wilson Stn-Exhibition (Dufferin Gate)

- 32 Eglinton West: Eglinton Stn-Renforth & Skymark

- New  34 Eglinton East: Eglinton Stn-Kennedy Stn

- New  35 Jane: Jane Stn-Steeles

- 36 Finch West: Finch Stn-Humberwood

- 43 Kennedy: Kennedy Stn-Steeles

- 44 Kipling South: Kipling Stn-Lake Shore

- 45 Kipling: Kipling Stn-Steeles

- 47 Lansdowne: Queen-St Clair

- 63 Ossington: Liberty Village-St Clair

- 72 Pape: Pape Stn-Commissioners

- New  76 Royal York South: Royal York Stn-Lake Shore

- 84 Sheppard West: Sheppard-Yonge Stn?Oakdale Rd

- New  85 Sheppard East: Don Mills Stn-Meadowvale

- New  87 Cosburn: Broadview Stn-Main Street Stn

- 89 Weston: Keele Stn-Albion Rd

- New  94 Wellesley: Castle Frank Stn-Wellesley Stn

- 95 York Mills: York Mills Stn-Military Trail

- 100 Flemingdon Park: Broadview Stn-Wynford & Don Mills

- 116 Morningside: Kennedy Stn-Finch

- 129 Mccowan North: Scarborough Centre Stn-Steeles

- 191 Highway 27 Rocket: Kipling Stn-Steeles

- 192 Airport Rocket: Kipling Stn-Pearson Airport

 

 

Reduced off-peak crowding

 

Improvements to the following bus and streetcar routes across the city, which will cost $9.9 million annually, will provide a noticeable improvement in service quality, resulting in shorter wait times, less crowding and a better chance for customers to get a seat.  Service will be added to more routes in October and November.

 

- 192 Airport Rocket

- 506 Carlton

- 22 Coxwell

- 42 Cummer

- 25 Don Mills

- 505 Dundas

- 34 Eglinton East

- 39 Finch East

- 199 Finch Rocket

- 36 Finch West

- 100 Flemingdon Park

- 38 Highland Creek

- 191 Highway 27 Rocket

- 35 Jane

- 44 Kipling South

- 133 Neilson

- 63 Ossington

- 85 Sheppard East

- 84 Sheppard West

- 60 Steeles West

- 198 U of T Scarborough Rocket

- 24 Victoria Park

- 89 Weston

- 95 York Mills

- 106 York University

 

Expanded Blue Night Network

 

In the largest expansion of TTC overnight service since the 1980s, 12 Blue Night Network overnight routes are being added or revised, bringing the total of overnight routes to 31. Ninety-nine per cent of Toronto residents now live within a 15-minute walk of overnight bus and streetcar service.

 

Other than the 300 Bloor-Danforth and 320 Yonge routes, which run frequently, these bus and streetcar routes provide service every 30 minutes, between approximately 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. (9 a.m. on Sundays). The improvements to the Blue Night Network cost $2.4 million annually. Improvements to six more routes will be made in October.

 

- 310 Bathurst: Exhibition-Steeles

- 300 Bloor-Danforth: Pearson Airport-Warden Ave

- 306 Carlton:  Dundas West Stn-Main Street Stn

- 302 Danforth Rd-McCowan: Danforth Ave-Steeles

- 322 Coxwell: Broadview Stn-Victoria Park Stn

- Change 325 Don Mills (replaces 303 Don Mills): Changed to serve Pape/Carlaw instead of Broadview; service on Broadview replaced by new 304 King route

- Change 329 Dufferin: Extended northward from Wilson Ave to Steeles Ave

- 332 Eglinton West: Eglinton Stn-Pearson Airport

- Change 334 Eglinton East (replaces 305 Eglinton East): Changed to operate from Eglinton Stn to Finch via Neilson; instead of Eglinton Stn to Rouge Hill GO Stn

- New 315 Evans-Brown's Line: New route from Royal York Stn to Long Branch via Royal York, Evans, Sherway, and Brown's Line

- 336 Finch West: Finch Stn-Woodbine Racetrack

- 339 Finch East: Finch Stn-Markham Rd

- 337 Islington: Lake Shore-Steeles

- 313 Jane: Steeles-Queen & Roncesvalles

- New 341 Keele: New route from Keele Stn to York University and Steeles

- New 343 Kennedy: New route from Kennedy Stn to Steeles

- New 304 King: New route from Dundas West Stn-Broadview Stn. Service on Broadview replaces 325 Don Mills route

- Change 354 Lawrence East: Changed to operate from Eglinton Stn to Starspray; instead of Eglinton Stn to UofT Scarborough

- 352 Lawrence West: Lawrence Stn-Royal York

- 363 Ossington: Eglinton West Stn-Exhibition

- New 365 Parliament: New route from Castle Frank Stn to Esplanade

- 301 Queen: Long Branch-Neville Park

- 312 St Clair: Jane Stn-St Clair Stn

- 385 Sheppard East: Sheppard-Yonge Stn-Meadowvale

- New 384 Sheppard West: New route from Sheppard-Yonge Stn to Weston Rd

- New 317 Spadina: New route from Spadina Stn to Union Stn

- 353 Steeles: York University-Markham Rd

- 324 Victoria Park: Kingston Rd-Steeles

- 396 Wilson: York Mills Stn-Steeles

- Change 395 York Mills (replaces 321 York Mills): Changed to operate from York Mills Stn to Meadowvale; instead of York Mills Stn to Finch

- 320 Yonge: Queens Quay-Steeles

 

Many seasonal route and service changes that began in May and June will end after Labour Day.

 

- 101 Downsview Park - Monday-Friday service will end. Saturday, Sunday and holiday service will continue to operate.

- 30 Lambton - Saturday, Sunday and holiday route extension into High Park will end.

- 172B Cherry Street - Monday-Friday daytime service to Cherry Beach will end. The route will continue to serve Cherry Beach in the evenings Monday to Friday and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

- 86 Scarborough - Monday-Friday extended evening hours of service and the Saturday, Sunday and holiday route extension to the Toronto Zoo will end. The route will continue to serve the Toronto Zoo Monday to Friday during the daytime.

- 85 Sheppard East - Saturday, Sunday, and holiday extended evening hours of service to the Toronto Zoo will end. This route will continue to serve the Toronto Zoo on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during the daytime.

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