Several changes have been scheduled to take effect on September 5, 2021 (unless otherwise noted). Service adjustments will be made on many routes in response to changed ridership since the start of pandemic and on-going provincial reopening plans. Routes with higher or increasing utilization will have service levels improved. This will apply the new guidelines for planning capacity approved in the 2021 Annual Service Plan.

Express service

In accordance with the 2020/2021 Annual Service Plan, new express service, changes to route structure, changes in service levels, and/or modifications to days and periods of service will occur on the following routes:

929 Dufferin Express (Effective September 11, 2021)
New periods of service will be introduced on 929 Dufferin Express on Saturday morning and afternoon. Service will operate every 8 to 9 minutes.

938 Highland Creek Express
New express service between Scarborough Centre Station and University of Toronto Scarborough Campus will be introduced in the peak periods. In the morning peak period, the 938 Highland Creek Express will operate in the eastbound direction only, towards University of Toronto. In the afternoon peak period, the 938 Highland Creek Express will operate in the westbound direction only, towards Scarborough Centre Station. The 38B (Scarborough Centre Stn-UTSC) branch will operate in the opposite directions to the 938 Highland Creek Express during the peak periods.

941 Keele Express (Effective September 7, 2021)
New weekday midday express service will be introduced to the Keele corridor.

960 Steeles West Express (Effective September 7, 2021)
New periods of service will be introduced on 960 Steeles West Express on weekday midday and early evening periods. 960 Steeles West Express will be extended to Highway 27 during the daytime, and Martin Grove Road in the early evening period, replacing the 60B (Finch Stn-Martin Grove) and 60D (Finch Stn-Hwy 27) branches on 60 Steeles West. This change will provide a faster trip for customers travelling from west of Pioneer Village Station to Finch Station, and reduce transfers for Steeles West customers. The route west of Pioneer Village Station will serve all local stops.

Service restorations

  • 510A Spadina (Effective date: September 7, 2021): weekday service on the 510A (Spadina Station-Union Station) branch will be restored. Combined service on Spadina Avenue north of Queens Quay will operate every four to five minutes during the daytime and early evening, with service to Union Station operating every eight to ten minutes.
  • 925 Don Mills Express: express service will return on Saturday and Sunday/Holiday. Service will operate every 9 to 10 minutes during the morning and afternoon periods.
  • 939 Finch Express: express service will return on Saturday and Sunday/Holiday. Service will operate every 6 to 8 minutes during the morning and afternoon periods, and every 10 minutes in the early evening.
  • 944 Kipling South Express (effective September 7, 2021): express service will return Monday to Friday with service operating every 7 to 9 minutes during the daytime.
  • 985 Sheppard East Express: express service will return on Saturday and Sunday/Holiday.

Service increases

Line 1 Yonge-University (Effective September 7, 2021)
Service will be increased on Line 1 in anticipation of ridership returning to the transit system. Monday to Friday, service on Line 1 will be improved in every period. Daytime service will change from every 3 minutes 45 seconds to every 3 minutes 30 seconds. Early evening service will change from every 5 minutes to every 3 minutes 30 seconds. Late evening service will change from every 7 minutes to every 5 minutes.

Line 2 Bloor-Danforth (Effective September 7, 2021)
Service will be increased on Line 2 in anticipation of ridership returning to the transit system. On Monday-Friday, service on Line 2 will be improved in every period. Daytime service will change from every 4 minutes to every 3 minutes 45 seconds. Evening service will change from every 7 minutes 15 seconds to every 6 minutes.

School Trips (Effective September 7, 2021)
In preparation for an increase in service and ridership in September, all previously scheduled school trips will be reinstated to serve local high schools. More information will be provided in the “Back to School” information on this site.

7 Bathurst (Effective September 7, 2021)
Service levels on 7 Bathurst will be improved due to expected ridership increases. Service will be improved from every 10 minutes to every 8 to 9 minutes in most periods.

47 Lansdowne
Service will be increased in the morning and afternoon peak periods on weekdays to meet expected ridership demand on the route.

52 Lawrence West (Effective September 7, 2021)
Due to demand exceeding regular service levels, service on 52 Lawrence West will be supplemented with more vehicles, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to provide additional service to the Lawrence West corridor. Additional service will operate on the 52A (Lawrence Stn-Pearson Airport) and 52G (Lawrence Stn-Royal York) branches.

54 Lawrence East
Service will be increased in the afternoon peak period on weekdays to meet expected ridership demand on the route.

63 Ossington
Service will be increased in the daytime periods from Monday to Friday to meet expected ridership demand on the route.

75 Sherbourne (Effective September 7, 2021)
Service in the morning peak and midday periods will be increased to accommodate the expected increase in demand to George Brown College. Morning peak service will operate until 11 a.m., improving from every 7 minutes to every 5 to 6 minutes. The midday period will start at 11 a.m., and service will improve from every 9 minutes to every 7 to 8 minutes.

102 Markham Rd (Effective September 7, 2021)
The 102A (Warden Stn-Progress) branch will be restored in the morning peak, midday, and afternoon peak periods to provide additional service to Centennial College-Progress Campus. Service will operate every 20 to 24 minutes during these periods. Additional service on 102B (Warden Stn-Steeles) will continue to operate to serve essential employment areas north of Sheppard Avenue. Service in the late evening will be reduced slightly on 102B (Warden Stn-Steeles), from every 9 minutes to every 10 minutes.

106 Driftwood
Service levels will be increased Monday to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday/Holiday to accommodate expected ridership increase.

107 York University Heights
During peak periods, two new branches of 107 York University Heights (107C, 107D) will serve Supertest Road, Flint Road, and Martin Ross Avenue to provide direct connection to the essential employment uses adjacent Alness Street. Service to this area was removed in May 2021 as part of the Annual Service Plan change. Additionally, service levels will be improved in the peak periods to better match capacity to demand.

129 McCowan North (Effective September 7, 2021)
Service levels will be increased Monday to Friday and Saturday to accommodate expected ridership increase.

134 Progress/913 Progress Express (Effective September 7, 2021)
Service in the morning and afternoon peak periods will be increased to accommodate the expected increase in demand to Centennial College – Progress Campus. One articulated bus will be scheduled in the morning peak period on 134C/913.

510 Spadina (Effective September 7, 2021)
Weekday service on the 510A (Spadina Station-Union Station) branch will be restored. Combined service on Spadina Avenue north of Queens Quay will operate every four to five minutes during the daytime and early evening, with service to Union Station operating every eight to ten minutes.

512 St Clair (Effective September 7, 2021)
Service levels during the weekday daytime and early evening periods will be improved. Service will operate every five minutes in the daytime, and every seven to eight minutes in the early evening.

900 Airport Express
Service levels will be increased Monday to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday/Holiday to accommodate expected ridership increase.

927 Highway 27 Express
Service to Humber College North Campus will increase to meet expected ridership demand with the return of in-person learning. Service levels on 927C (Kipling Stn-Humber College via Attwell Express) will increase in the morning and afternoon peak periods. Six scheduled trips on 927A (Kipling Stn-Humber College Express) will return and will be scheduled at the following times:
Northbound trips from Kipling Station at 9 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 10:10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Service reliability improvements

The program to continuously monitor and improve schedules to better match observed operating conditions will result in new schedules for the following routes:

  • 39 Finch East
  • 47 Lansdowne
  • 54 Lawrence East
  • 63 Ossington
  • 76 Royal York South
  • 96 Wilson
  • 99 Arrow Rd
  • 124 Sunnybrook
  • 505 Dundas
  • 902 Markham Rd Express (effective September 7, 2021)
  • 954 Lawrence East Express
  • 996 Wilson Express


400-series community buses

400 Lawrence Manor
Service will be extended into Lawrence Heights via Blossomfield Drive, Flemington Road, and Varna Drive. Service will be reduced to Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and will operate from approximately 9:30am to 5:30pm, and the service level will change from every 75 minutes to every 90 minutes

402 Parkdale
Service will be changed to operate into Dundas West Station via Dundas Street West and Bloor Street West, and will be removed from Wallace Avenue and Lansdowne Avenue north of Dundas Street West. Service will be reduced to Tuesdays and Fridays, and will operate from approximately 9:30am to 5:30pm, and the headway will be improved from every 90 minutes to every 60 minutes. One vehicle will be added to the service.

404 East York
Service will be extended from Victoria Park Avenue and Gerrard Street East (FreshCo) south to Kingston Road, and will be eliminated between west of Victoria Park Avenue and Gerrard Street East, and Queen Street East. Service levels will remain the same.

405 Etobicoke
Service will be extended to Islington Avenue and Dixon Road and to the West Park Healthcare Centre. Service will operate Monday to Friday, from approximately 9:30am to 5:30pm, and the headway will be improved from every 90 minutes to every 75 minutes.

Service/route/schedule adjustments:

29 Dufferin (Effective September 11, 2021)
With the introduction of new periods of express service on 929 Dufferin Express, service levels on 29 Dufferin will be reduced on Saturdays in the morning and afternoon periods. Overall, service levels on the Dufferin corridor will be improved.

38 Highland Creek
With the start of the 2021 school year, the 38B (Scarborough Centre Stn-UTSC) branch will return to service during the midday and afternoon peak period. Additionally, the 38B will be introduced in the morning peak period to provide additional capacity to University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.

41 Keele/941 Keele Express
Vehicle types on the Keele corridor will be rebalanced. On 41 Keele, regular sized buses will be deployed and service levels will be increased in all periods to account for lower vehicle capacity. On 941 Keele Express, articulated buses will be deployed and service levels will be reduced in the peak periods to account for greater vehicle capacity.

60 Steeles West (effective September 7, 2021)
With the introduction of new periods of express service on 960 Steeles West Express, the 60D (Finch Stn-Highway 27) and 60B (Finch Stn-Martin Grove) branches will be replaced by new express Monday to Friday in the morning peak, midday, afternoon peak, and early evening periods. Overall, service levels on the Steeles West corridor will be improved.

Construction-related changes:

Royal York Station bus terminal
With the completion of the remedial work at the Royal York Station bus terminal, the following routes will return to the bus terminal:

  • 15/315 Evans
  • 48 Rathburn
  • 73 Royal York
  • 76 Royal York South

14 Glencairn/28 Bayview South
The bus terminal at Davisville Station will be partially closed for six weeks to accommodate remedial construction work for the driveway project completed in 2019. The 14 Glencairn and 28 Bayview South will serve Davisville Station from stops on street for the duration of the project, as buses on both routes will not enter the station.

94 Wellesley
City construction will divert buses between Sherbourne Street and Ontario Street for approximately six weeks. Eastbound service towards Castle Frank Station will be diverted via Sherbourne Street and Bloor Street. Customers on Wellesley Street east of Sherbourne Street should walk to Sherbourne Street to board the 94 Wellesley or to Parliament Street to board 65 Parliament to reach Castle Frank Station. Service levels will be increased Monday to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday/Holiday to accommodate expected ridership increase.

Seasonal service reduction

92 Woodbine South (Effective September 11, 2021)
Service will be reduced on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, with the expected reduction of ridership to and from the lake shore. The last day of increased seasonal service will be Labour Day, September 6th, 2021.