TTC service improvements and changes
Several changes will take effect on June 23, 2019 (unless otherwise noted) and include service reliability improvements, schedule/route/service adjustments, construction-related changes, and seasonal service adjustments and reductions.
Service reliability improvements
The Service Reliability Program, which continuously monitors and improves schedules to better match observed operating conditions, will result in new schedules for the following routes:
- 6 Bay (effective June 24, 2019)
- 31 Greenwood (effective June 24, 2019)
- 90 Vaughan (effective June 24, 2019)
- 94 Wellesley
- 501/301 Queen
- 511 Bathurst
6 Bay (effective June 24, 2019)
Service will be restructured on 6 Bay to reduce customer wait times on Davenport Road north of Bloor Street. The 6B (Bloor-Queens Quay & Sherbourne) branch will be eliminated and all trips will operate from Dupont to Queens Quay and Sherbourne.
953 Steeles East Express (effective June 24, 2019)
Eastbound 953A (Finch Station-Staines Express) trips that terminate at Morningside Avenue and Finch Avenue will be extended to Seasons Drive and Staines Road to complete the loop before returning to the garage. This will improve transfers for customers at the end of the express service.
Streetcars on 501 Queen, between Humber Loop and Neville Park, will be fully scheduled with low-floor streetcars. Schedules will be revised in all periods to improve service reliability; service levels will reflect low-floor streetcar capacity. Additional bus service will also be scheduled to reduce crowding for customers on the route during the busiest times over the busiest portions of the route.
Service on the 301 Queen in overnight periods will also be temporarily increased due to reduced storage capacity from construction work in the maintenance yard. Streetcar service will operate every 15 minutes, and all overnight service will be operated by low-floor streetcars.
Streetcars will operate on 511 Bathurst, with low-floor streetcars being deployed as they become available through the summer of 2019.
Schedules will be revised on this route to account for expected delays from planned City construction on Midland Avenue between Danforth Road and Lawrence Avenue East.
Schedules will be revised on this route to account for expected delays from planned City construction on Brimley Road between Progress Avenue and Huntingwood Drive.
Schedules will be revised to account for expected delays from planned City construction on Midland Avenue between Danforth Road and Lawrence Avenue East.
The construction at Wellesley Station for Easier Access will be complete and regular service to the bus terminal will be restored. The 94C (Castle Frank Station-Queen’s Park) will be replaced by 94B (Castle Frank Station-Wellesley Station).
Schedules will be adjusted, Monday to Friday, to improve service reliability and service levels will change slightly throughout the day. Service levels in the peak periods and midday will be temporarily reduced as part of seasonal service reductions to reflect the change in summer ridership on this route. Regular service levels will resume in September 2019.
Schedules will be revised to account for expected delays from planned City construction on Danforth Road between St Clair Avenue East and Danforth Avenue.
Platforms on one side of Lawrence Station will be closed due to bus roadway construction. As a result, the 124 Sunnybrook will not enter Lawrence Station and will extend to Roe Loop at Avenue Road and Old Orchard Grove. Service to Lawrence Station will be accommodated on-street at Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue. Accessible connections to 52 Lawrence West / 952 Lawrence West Express can be made at any common stop along Lawrence Avenue West.
Platforms on one side of Lawrence Station will be closed due to bus roadway construction. 162 Lawrence-Donway will be extended to Roe Loop at Avenue Road and Old Orchard Grove. Additional travel time and vehicles will be added to the schedule all periods of the day to maintain service levels on 162 Lawrence-Donway. Service to Lawrence Station will be accommodated at Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue. Accessible connections to 52 Lawrence West / 952 Lawrence West Express can be made at any common stop along Lawrence Avenue West.
Schedules will be revised to account for expected delays from planned City construction on Huntingwood Drive between Kennedy Road and Brimley Road.
Changes due to Metrolinx construction – Line 5 Eglinton
North-south access at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East and Leslie Street will be closed for approximately eight weeks.
34 Eglinton East
The 34 Eglinton East will continue to travel through the intersection.
Service on 34C (Eglinton Station-Flemingdon Park) branch during certain periods will be increased for the duration of construction to mitigate connection impacts for customers on 51 Leslie and 54 Lawrence East.
The 51 Leslie will terminate at Leslie and Eglinton in a temporary bus loop facility. Customers will have to transfer from 51 Leslie to bus services on Eglinton to connect to Eglinton Station for the duration of construction.
On weekday evenings and weekend early morning and evenings, an additional branch, the 51C, will operate from the temporary Eglinton bus loop to Don Mills and Lawrence to provide customers with additional coverage to the portion of Lawrence Avenue not served by 54 Lawrence East.
54 Lawrence East / 954 Lawrence East Express
On weekdays, only from approximately 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., 54 Lawrence East will operate as follows:
- 54C Leslie-Starspray: from Starspray Loop in the east to a temporary bus loop at Leslie and Eglinton;
- 54G Leslie-Orton Park: from Orton Park and Scarborough Golf Club Road in the east to a temporary bus loop at Leslie and Eglinton; and
- 54D Eglinton Station-Lawrence East Station: from Lawrence East Station to Eglinton Station via Don Mills and Eglinton.
At all other times, the 54 Lawrence East will operate via Don Mills Road, between Lawrence Avenue East and Eglinton Avenue East, and continuous service will operate to Eglinton Station.
There will be no routing changes to 954 Lawrence East Express.
Seasonal Service Adjustments
All services on the 29 Dufferin will change to temporarily terminate at Dufferin Gate instead of Princes’ Gate in order to accommodate the frequent closure of the Exhibition Grounds in the busy summer season.
Seasonal summer service will operate into High Park on the 30B Lambton branch on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, between approximately 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The last day of service on this extension will be Labour Day, Monday, September 2, 2019.
Service will be increased at various times of day throughout the week to facilitate increased summer activity on the Harbourfront.
900 Airport Express
Service will be increased, seven days a week, to support increased travel to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport during the summer months. Regular service levels will return in September 2019.
Seasonal Service Reductions
Monday-Friday seasonal service reductions will be made, mostly in the peak periods, on many routes to match reduced summer ridership levels. These routes are listed below. Regular service levels resume in September 2019.
- 9 Bellamy
- 11 Bayview
- 12 Kingston Rd
- 16 McCowan
- 17 Birchmount
- 23 Dawes
- 29 Dufferin
- 34 Eglinton East
- 36 Finch West
- 38 Highland Creek
- 40 Junction
- 42 Cummer
- 43 Kennedy
- 44 Kipling South
- 45 Kipling
- 46 Martin Grove
- 47 Lansdowne
- 50 Burnhamthorpe
- 51 Leslie
- 52 Lawrence West
- 53 Steeles East
- 54 Lawrence East
- 56 Leaside
- 60 Steeles West
- 68 Warden
- 70 O’Connor
- 73 Royal York
- 75 Sherbourne
- 76 Royal York South
- 79 Scarlett Rd
- 81 Thorncliffe Park
- 87 Cosburn
- 94 Wellesley
- 95 York Mills
- 104 Faywood
- 106 Sentinel
- 108 Driftwood
- 109 Ranee
- 112 West Mall
- 116 Morningside
- 117 Alness-Chesswood
- 122 Graydon Hall
- 123 Sherway
- 125 Drewry
- 129 Mccowan North
- 131 Nugget
- 133 Neilson
- 134 Progress / 913 Progress Express
- 161 Rogers Rd
- 165 Weston Rd North
- 168 Symington
- 903 Kennedy-Scarborough Centre Express
- 927 Highway 27 Express
- 939 Finch Express
- 945 Kipling Express
- 953 Steeles East Express
- 985 Sheppard East Express
- 995 York Mills Express
Line 1 Yonge University: No subway service between Lawrence and St Clair due to construction on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Shuttle buses are running.
Last updated Jul 20, 5:43 AM