53 Steeles East This route is accessible This route has bicycle racks This route runs every 10 minutes or less, all day, every day. This route is PRESTO enabled

All TTC buses (except Community and Wheel-Trans buses) have bike racks so that you can bring your bike with you on your journey. Depending on the bus type, bike racks can hold one or two bikes. The racks are easy to load and unload, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

All accessories must be removed from the bike prior to loading as they may impede operators' sight lines. Please remove water bottles, air pumps, panniers, child carriers, solid baskets, bags and other loose items before boarding. The Operator has the right to refuse use of the bike rack to keep clear sightlines.

1 Service Advisory

53 Steeles East - Road closure during railway construction

Route diverting between Kennedy Road and Midland Avenue. December 15-18, 2017.

Last updated December 14 2017, 12:08 PM

The 53 Steeles East bus route operates between Finch Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway, the area of Steeles Avenue East and Staines Road, generally in an east-west direction. Accessible service is provided on the route. Finch Station is an accessible subway station. Bike racks are available on this route.
 
Four services are operated. The 53A (Finch Stn-Staines) branch operates during the midday and late evening from Monday to Friday, and at all times on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The 53B (Finch Stn-Markham Rd) branch operates at all times of the week. The 53E (Finch Stn-Markham Rd EXPRESS) branch operates during the peak periods, from Monday to Friday only. The 53F (Finch Stn-Staines EXPRESS) branch operates during the peak periods, from Monday to Friday only.

53 Steeles East

Service between Finch Station and Markham Road is part of the 10 Minute Network, and operates 10 minutes or better, all day, every day.

Eastbound 53A TO STAINES

These buses operate from Finch Station via west on Pemberton Avenue, north on Yonge Street, east on Steeles Avenue East, south and west on Staines Road to Morningside Avenue.

Westbound 53A TO FINCH STN

These buses operate from Staines Road, north on Morningside Avenue, east on Oasis Boulevard, east on Seasons Drive, north on Staines Road, west on Steeles Avenue East, south on Yonge Street, and east on Bishop Avenue to Finch Station.

Eastbound 53B TO MARKHAM RD

These buses operate from Finch Station via west on Pemberton Avenue, north on Yonge Street, east on Steeles Avenue East, south on Tapscott Road, west on Passmore Avenue, and north on Markham Road to Steeles Avenue.

Westbound 53B TO FINCH STN

These buses operate from Markham Road via west on Steeles Avenue East, south on Yonge Street, and east on Bishop Avenue to Finch Station.

Eastbound 53E EXPRESS TO MARKHAM RD

These buses operate from Finch Station via west on Pemberton Avenue, north on Yonge Street, east on Steeles Avenue East, south on Tapscott Road, west on Passmore Avenue, and north on Markham Road to Steeles Avenue. Eastbound 53E buses operate EXPRESS from Finch Station to McCowan Road, stopping only at Yonge Street & Steeles Avenue, Bayview Avenue, Don Mills Road, Woodbine Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Warden Avenue, Birchmount Road, Kennedy Road, Midland Avenue, and Brimley Road; 53E buses then operate LOCAL from McCowan Road to Markham Road.

Westbound 53E EXPRESS TO FINCH STN

During the morning peak period from Monday to Friday, westbound “53E TO FINCH STN” buses operate from Markham Road via west on Steeles Avenue East, south on Yonge Street, and east on Bishop Avenue to Finch Station. Westbound 53E buses operate LOCAL from Markham Road to McCowan Road; 53E buses then operate EXPRESS from McCowan Road to Finch Station, stopping only at Brimley Road, Midland Avenue, Kennedy Road, Birchmount Road, Warden Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Woodbine Avenue, Don Mills Road, Bayview Avenue, Yonge Street & Steeles Avenue, and Finch Station.

During the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday, westbound “53E TO FINCH STN” buses operate from Markham Road via west on Steeles Avenue East, north and east through Bayview Loop, continuing south on Bayview Avenue, and west on Finch Avenue East to Finch Station. Westbound 53E buses operate LOCAL from Markham Road to McCowan Road; 53E buses then operate EXPRESS from McCowan Road to Finch Station, stopping only at Brimley Road, Midland Avenue, Kennedy Road, Birchmount Road, Warden Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Woodbine Avenue, Don Mills Road, Bayview Avenue, and Finch Station.

Eastbound 53F EXPRESS TO STAINES

These buses operate from Finch Station via west on Pemberton Avenue, north on Yonge Street, east on Steeles Avenue East, south and west on Staines Road to Morningside Avenue. Eastbound 53F buses operate EXPRESS from Finch Station to McCowan Road, stopping only at Yonge Street & Steeles Avenue, Bayview Avenue, Don Mills Road, Woodbine Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Warden Avenue, Birchmount Road, Kennedy Road, Midland Avenue, and Brimley Road; 53E buses then operate LOCAL from McCowan Road to Staines Road and Morningside Avenue.

Westbound 53F EXPRESS TO FINCH STN

During the morning peak period from Monday to Friday, westbound “53F EXPRESS TO FINCH STN” buses operate from Staines Road, north on Morningside Avenue, east on Oasis Boulevard, east on Seasons Drive, north on Staines Road, west on Steeles Avenue East, south on Yonge Street, and east on Bishop Avenue to Finch Station. Westbound 53F buses operate LOCAL from Staines and Morningside to McCowan Road; 53E buses then operate EXPRESS from McCowan Road to Finch Station, stopping only at Brimley Road, Midland Avenue, Kennedy Road, Birchmount Road, Warden Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Woodbine Avenue, Don Mills Road, Bayview Avenue, Yonge Street & Steeles Avenue, and Finch Station.

During the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday, westbound “53F EXPRESS TO FINCH STN” buses operate from Staines Road, north on Morningside Avenue, east on Oasis Boulevard, east on Seasons Drive, north on Staines Road, west on Steeles Avenue East, north and east through Bayview Loop, continuing south on Bayview Avenue, and west on Finch Avenue East to Finch Station. Westbound 53F buses operate LOCAL from Staines and Morningside to McCowan Road; 53E buses then operate EXPRESS from McCowan Road to Finch Station, stopping only at Brimley Road, Midland Avenue, Kennedy Road, Birchmount Road, Warden Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Woodbine Avenue, Don Mills Road, Bayview Avenue, and Finch Station.

All 53A and 53B buses on the route serve local bus stops along the route. The 53E EXPRESS and 53F EXPRESS buses serve local bus stops east of McCowan Road only.

Map of Route 53 Steeles East

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