Several changes have been scheduled to take effect on June 20, 2021 (unless otherwise noted). Service adjustments will be made on many routes in response to changing ridership due to the pandemic. Routes with lower ridership will have service levels reduced, and some routes with increasing ridership will have service levels improved. These changes will reflect the new guidelines for planning crowding approved in the 2021 Annual Service Plan.

Route number change

5 Avenue Rd becomes 13 Avenue Rd
The route number for 5 Avenue Rd will change to 13 Avenue Rd. This is in advance of future rapid transit lines coming into service in 2022 that will require a change to route numbers on the network.

6 Bay becomes 19 Bay
The route number for 6 Bay will change to 19 Bay. This is in advance of future rapid transit lines coming into service in 2023 that will require a change to route numbers on the network.

Service reliability improvements

Service reliability improvements – the program for continuous monitoring and improvement to schedules to better match observed operating conditions will result in new schedules for the following routes:

  • 12 Kingston Rd
  • 17 Birchmount
  • 25 Don Mills
  • 35 Jane
  • 41 Keele
  • 43 Kennedy
  • 45 Kipling
  • 49 Bloor West
  • 85 Sheppard East
  • 89 Weston
  • 168 Symington
  • 935 Jane Express
  • 995 York Mills Express
  • 504G/504Q King (bus)

Service level changes – pandemic service response to match capacity to ridership demand

Line 2 Bloor-Danforth: Service will be reduced in all periods on Saturday and Sunday.

6 Bay becomes 19 Bay: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced on weekends.

7 Bathurst: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the early evening on Sunday and holidays.

12 Kingston Rd: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced weekdays during the peak periods and early evening. Service will also be reduced Saturday morning and Sunday daytime.

17 Birchmount: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the morning peak period and early evening from Monday to Friday, and in the morning on Saturday.  

21 Brimley: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced  Monday to Friday in the peak periods and early evening. Scheduled service levels will also be reduced in the afternoon on weekends

22 Coxwell: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced on Saturday afternoon,

24 Victoria Park: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced during the daytime on Sunday and holidays.

29 Dufferin: In response to higher ridership, service levels will be increased in the early evening period on Saturday.

35 Jane (Effective June 21, 2021): Service on Saturday, Sunday and holidays will be increased due to higher ridership demand. Scheduled service levels will increase in the daytime on Saturday and in the afternoon on Sunday and holidays.

37 Islington: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced throughout the day on weekends.

38 Highland Creek: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced throughout the day on weekends.

39 Finch East:  In response to higher ridership, service levels will be increased in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Additionally, service levels will be increased in the afternoon period on Saturday.

40 Junction-Dundas West: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the morning and midday periods from Monday to Friday. Additionally, service levels will be reduced throughout the day on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

41 Keele: In response to higher ridership, service levels will be increased in the morning and afternoon periods from Monday-Friday. Additionally, service levels will be reduced in the morning period on Saturday.

43 Kennedy: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the daytime on Sunday and holidays.

44 Kipling South (Effective June 21, 2021): In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the midday from Monday to Friday.

45 Kipling (Effective June 21, 2021): In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the midday from Monday to Friday. Service will be slightly increased in the late evening and the 10 Minute Network service on this route will be restored.

46 Martin Grove: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the early evening period from Monday to Friday, and in the daytime on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

52 Lawrence West: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced throughout the day on Sunday and holidays.

53 Steeles East: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced throughout the day on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

54 Lawrence East: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the morning period on Sunday and holidays.

60 Steeles West: In response to lower ridership, service levels will also be reduced in the daytime and early evening periods on Sunday and holidays.

63 Ossington: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced throughout the day on Saturday and in the daytime on Sunday and holidays.

68 Warden: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the daytime on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

70 O’Connor: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the afternoon period on Saturday.

71 Runnymede: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the afternoon period on Saturday.

73 Royal York: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced throughout the day on weekends.

76 Royal York South: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the daytime on weekends.

79 Scarlett Rd: In response to lower ridership on this route from the pandemic, service levels will be reduced in the peak periods and early evening from Monday to Friday. Service will also be reduced in the morning on Saturday, and in the daytime on Sunday and Holidays.

84 Sheppard West: In response to lower ridership on this route from the pandemic, service levels will be reduced in the afternoon on weekends.

85 Sheppard East: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the early evening on Saturday.

94 Wellesley: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced on weekends in the daytime.

95 York Mills: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced on Saturday in the morning and early evening.

100 Flemingdon Park: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the afternoon on Sunday and holidays.

106 Sentinel: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced throughout the day on Saturday and in the afternoon on Sunday and holidays.

108 Driftwood: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced throughout the week.

110 Islington South: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced throughout the week from Monday to Saturday.

111 East Mall: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the morning peak period from Monday to Friday.

112 West Mall (Effective June 21, 2021): In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the peak periods from Monday to Friday.

122 Graydon Hall (effective June 21, 2021): In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the morning peak period from Monday to Friday.

124 Sunnybrook (Effective June 21, 2021): In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the morning peak period Monday-Fridays.

129 McCowan North (Effective June 26, 2021): In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the morning on Saturday.

133 Neilson: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced throughout the week.

161 Rogers Rd: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced on Saturday and Sunday.

168 Symington: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced on Saturday and Sunday.

935 Jane Express: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the early evening during Monday-Friday.

939 Finch Express (Effective June 21, 2021): Due to higher observed ridership on this route on Monday-Friday, the 939A (Finch Stn-Scarborough Centre Stn Express) branch will return to service in the early evening period to provide additional capacity on the Finch East corridor.

986 Scarborough Express: In response to lower ridership, service levels will be reduced in the peak periods from Monday-Friday.

Service/schedule/routing adjustments

306 Carlton
Service will be reduced in the overnight period from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes. This change will re-align service levels on 306 Carlton with the rest of the overnight streetcar routes.

353 Steeles
Scheduled service will be operated everyday between Steeles Avenue and Markham Road and the Amazon Fulfillment Centre, from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday to Saturday, and from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Sundays. Customers can connect from 353 Steeles to this service at Steeles and Markham, and at Steeles and Tapscott.

504/304 King
304Q King (Triller-Strachan) overnight replacement buses will be removed. Overnight service will be provided every 30 minutes by existing 304 King (Triller-Broadview Stn) and 304G King (Dundas West Stn-Roncesvalles Yard) buses. There will be no changes to 504 King (Dufferin Gate-Distillery) streetcars or 504D King (Broadview Stn-Parliament) replacement buses.

Seasonal service changes

85 Sheppard East
With the reopening of the Toronto Zoo and later closing times, evening service to and from the Zoo will be operated as a shuttle to Meadowvale Loop. Customers visiting the Zoo after 7 p.m. may transfer between this service and 85 Sheppard East at Meadowvale Loop.

86 Scarborough
With the reopening of the Toronto Zoo, service to the Zoo will operate as a shuttle between Toronto Zoo and Meadowvale Loop, all days of the week to meet the later closing times. Monday-Wednesday service will be extended to 8 p.m. Service on Thursdays and Fridays will operate until 10 p.m. Saturday service to the Zoo will be extended to 10 p.m. and Sunday service will be extended to 8 p.m.

Construction-related changes:

Donlands Station – Easier Access Construction – Bus Bay Impacts (Effective May 2021 to April 2022)
Construction is starting at Donlands Station for the Easier Access project. The bus terminal will be closed for approximately one year. The 56 Leaside and 83 Jones bus routes will divert from the station. 83 Jones will serve a nearside stop at Donlands and Danforth. The 56 Leaside will pick up at a new stop in front of Donlands Station.

57 Midland
The schedules on this route will be adjusted to improve service reliability as Metrolinx construction at Kennedy Station nears completion.