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September Board Period Service Changes

Peter Witt car 1937 9/1/21 5:00 AM

Starting on Sunday, September 5, the TTC will be making the following service adjustments:

Major Service Changes

Service adjustments will be made on many routes in response to changed ridership since the start of pandemic and ongoing provincial reopening plans. Routes with higher or increasing utilization will have service levels improved. This will apply the new guidelines for planning crowding approved in the 2021 Annual Service Plan.

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 on the following routes:
29 Dufferin/929 Dufferin Express
38 Highland Creek/938 Highland Creek Exp
60 Steeles West/960 Steeles West Exp
941 Keele Express
400-series Community Buses

Service restorations
925 Don Mills Express (Sat & Sun)
939 Finch Express (Sat & Sun)
944 Kipling South Express (Weekday)
985 Sheppard East Express (Sat & Sun)
510a Spadina (Weekday)

Service increases – all weekday unless noted otherwise
1 Yonge-University
2 Bloor-Danforth
7 Bathurst
41 Keele
47 Lansdowne
52 Lawrence West
54 Lawrence East
63 Ossington
73 Royal York
75 Sherbourne
94 Wellesley
102 Markham Rd
106 Driftwood
107 York U Heights
129 Mccowan North
134 Progress
900 Airport Exp
913 Progress Exp
927 Highway 27 Exp
512 St Clair

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:
39 Finch East
47 Lansdowne
54 Lawrence East
63 Ossington
69 Warden South
76 Royal York South
96 Wilson
99 Arrow Rd
124 Sunnybrook
902 Markham Rd Exp
954 Lawrence East Exp
996 Wilson Express
504 King (Bus)
505 Dundas

Construction projects beginning
> Davisville Station paving remedial work – 14 Glencairn and 28 Bayview South will be interlined and will serve the station on-street due to the partial closure of the bus terminal.
> Wellesley Street reconstruction – 94 Wellesley will be diverted in the eastbound direction via Sherbourne Street and Bloor Street to Castle Frank Station due to one-way operations on Wellesley Street.

Construction projects continuing
> York Mills Station bus terminal closure until 2022.
> TTC and City construction at King-Queen-Queensway Roncesvalles, until December 2021.
> TTC overhead upgrades along the 501 Queen corridor, until December 2021.
> City road construction on Wellington Street, until September 2021.
> City water main and bridge construction on Cummer Avenue between Bayview and Leslie – 42 Cummer diverted in the westbound direction.
> TTC and City track, water main, and streetscape work on Queen Street West, until late fall 2021.
> Donlands Station Easier Access construction – 56 Leaside and 83 Jones diverted until 2022.
> City watermain construction on Broadview Avenue – 504 and 505 impacted until early 2022.

Construction projects ending
> Royal York Station Easier Access remedial work.

Service changes requiring stop or stop announcement modifications
> Marker adjustments required on Steeles Avenue West for 60 Steeles West and 960 Steeles West Express.
> Construction changes for road reconstruction on Wellesley Street impacting 94 Wellesley.
> Construction changes for end-of-line change on 504C King.

Service Changes – Subway

1 Yonge-University
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 7, 2021
Service will be increased on Line 1 in anticipation of ridership returning to the transit system. On Monday-Friday, service on Line 1 will be improved in every period. Daytime service will change to every three minutes 30 seconds. Early evening service will change to every three minutes 30 seconds. Late evening service will change to every five minutes.

2 Bloor-Danforth
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 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 to every three minutes 45 seconds. Evening service will change to every six minutes.

Service Changes – Bus

School Trips
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: Sept. 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. Stay tuned and visit ttc.ca for more Back-to-School information.

7 Bathurst
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 7, 2021
Service levels on 7 Bathurst will be improved due to expected ridership increases. Service will be improved to every eight-to-nine minutes in most periods.

14 Glencairn/28 Bayview South
>TTC Construction – Davisville Station remedial work
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
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.

15 Evans
> TTC construction end – Royal York Station Easier Access
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
With the completion of the remedial work at the Royal York Station bus terminal, 15 Evans will return to the bus terminal.

29 Dufferin/929 Dufferin Express
> New periods of express service – 929 Dufferin Express
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 11, 2021
As part of the Annual Service Plan 2021, new periods of service will be introduced on 929 Dufferin Express on Saturday morning and afternoon. Service will operate every eight-to-nine minutes. 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/938 Highland Creek Express
> New Express Service – 2021 Annual Service Plan
> Service restoration – 38B
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
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. As part of the 2021 Annual Service Plan, 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.

39 Finch East
> Schedule change – service reliability
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Schedules on this route will be adjusted for all periods of the week to help improve on-time performance. Service levels will remain unchanged throughout the day.

41 Keele/941 Keele Express
> Service increase – reduction
> New periods of service – 2021 Annual Service Plan
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 7, 2021
New weekday midday express service will be introduced to the Keele corridor as part of the 2021 Annual Service Plan. 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.

47 Lansdowne
> Schedule change – service reliability
> Service increase
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Schedules on this route will be adjusted for all periods of the week to help improve on-time performance. Service will be increased in the morning and afternoon peak periods on weekdays to meet expected ridership demand on the route.

48 Rathburn
> TTC construction end – Royal York Station Easier Access
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
With the completion of the remedial work at the Royal York Station bus terminal, 48 Rathburn will return to the bus terminal.

52 Lawrence West
> Service increase 
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 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
> Schedule change – service reliability
> Service increase
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Schedules on this route will be adjusted for all periods of the week to help improve on-time performance. Service will be increased in the afternoon peak period on weekdays to meet expected ridership demand on the route.

60 Steeles West/960 Steeles West Express
> New periods of express service – 960 Steeles West Express
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: Sept. 7, 2021
As part of the Annual Service Plan 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.
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-Friday in the morning peak, midday, afternoon peak and early evening periods. Overall, service levels on the Steeles West corridor will be improved.

63 Ossington
> Schedule change – service reliability
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Schedules on this route will be adjusted for all periods of the week to help improve on-time performance. Service will be increased in the daytime periods from Monday to Friday to meet expected ridership demand on the route.

73 Royal York
> TTC construction end – Royal York Station Easier Access
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
With the completion of the remedial work at the Royal York Station bus terminal, 73 Royal York will return to the bus terminal.

75 Sherbourne
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 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 to every five-to-six minutes. The midday period will start at 11 a.m., and service will improve to every seven-to-eight minutes.

76 Royal York South
> TTC construction end – Royal York Station Easier Access
> Schedule change – service reliability
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
With the completion of the remedial work at the Royal York Station bus terminal, 76 Royal York South will return to the bus terminal. Schedules on this route will be adjusted for all periods of the week to help improve on-time performance. Weekend service levels will be improved in the daytime periods.

92 Woodbine South
> Seasonal service reduction
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 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 6, 2021.

94 Wellesley
> City construction – road reconstruction
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
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 on Monday-Friday, Saturday and Sunday/holiday to accommodate expected ridership increase.

96 Wilson
> Schedule change – service reliability
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Schedules on this route will be adjusted for all periods of the week to help improve on-time performance.

99 Arrow Rd
> Schedule change – service reliability
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Schedules on this route will be adjusted for all periods of the week to help improve on-time performance.

102 Markham Rd
> Service increase – 102A
> Service reduction – late evening
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 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), to every 10 minutes.

106 Driftwood
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Service levels will be increased on Monday-Friday, Saturday and Sunday/holiday to accommodate expected ridership increase.

107 York University Heights
> Routing change
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
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.

124 Sunnybrook
> Schedule change – service reliability
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Schedules on this route will be adjusted for all periods of the week to help improve on-time performance.

129 McCowan North
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 7, 2021
Service levels will be increased on Monday-Friday and Saturday to accommodate expected ridership increase.

134 Progress/913 Progress Express
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 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.

315 Evans
> TTC construction end – Royal York Station Easier Access
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
With the completion of the remedial work at the Royal York Station bus terminal, 315 Evans will no longer be extended to Islington Station, and will instead terminate at Royal York Station.

400 Lawrence Manor
> Route extension – 2020 Annual Service Plan
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
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 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the service level will change from to every 90 minutes.

402 Parkdale
> Route change – 2020 Annual Service Plan
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
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 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the headway will be improved to every 60 minutes. One vehicle will be added to the service.

404 East York
> Route change – 2020 Annual Service Plan
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
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
> Route extension – 2020 Annual Service Plan
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
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.

900 Airport Express
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Service levels will be increased on Monday-Friday, Saturday and Sunday/holiday to accommodate expected ridership increase.

902 Markham Rd Express
> Schedule change – service reliability
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: Sept. 7, 2021
Schedules on this route will be adjusted for all periods of the week to help improve on-time performance.

925 Don Mills Express
> Weekend service restoration
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Express service will return on Saturday and Sunday/holiday. Service will operate every nine-to-10 minutes during the morning and afternoon periods.

927 Highway 27 Express
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
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.

939 Finch Express
> Weekend service restoration
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Express service will return on Saturday and Sunday/holiday to accommodate expected ridership increase. Service will operate every six-to-eight minutes during the morning and afternoon periods, and every 10 minutes in the early evening.

944 Kipling South Express
> Express service resumes
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 7, 2021
944 Kipling South Express service will return Monday-Friday. Schedules will be the same as February 2020. Service will operate every seven-to-nine minutes during the daytime.

954 Lawrence East Express
> Schedule change – service reliability
Customer impact: Minor 
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Schedules on this route will be adjusted in the morning and afternoon peak periods to help improve on-time performance.

985 Sheppard East Express
> Weekend service restoration
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Express service will return on Saturday and Sunday/holiday to accommodate expected ridership increase.

996 Wilson Express
> Schedule change – service reliability
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Schedules on this route will be adjusted in the morning and afternoon peak periods to help improve on-time performance.

505 Dundas
> Schedule change – service reliability
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 5, 2021
Schedules on this route will be adjusted for all periods of the week to help improve on-time performance.

510 Spadina
> Service increase – weekday branch structure restoration
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: Sept. 7, 2021
In response to expected ridership increases, 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-20 minutes.

512 St Clair
> Service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: Sept. 7, 2021
In response to expected ridership increases, 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.

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