Editorial

March Board Period Service Changes

TTC buses 1 March, 2021

Starting on Sunday, March 28, the TTC will be making the following service adjustments:

Major Service Changes

In the March 2021 Board Period, McNicoll Division/Garage will begin operations. All divisions will see changes to their assigned bus routes to optimize vehicle storage capacity at each garage. There will be no change to service for customers as a result of the new division opening.

There will be schedule and service level adjustments to Line 1 Yonge-University as Automatic Train Control signalling is installed up to Rosedale Station and ridership continues to be at lower levels.

Some routes will continue to operate at reduced service levels. Service will continue to be suspended on 140-series express, 176 Mimico GO, 508 Lake Shore, and some 900-series express routes.

Construction projects beginning
City watermain and bridge construction on Cummer Avenue between Bayview and Leslie – 42 Cummer diverted in the westbound direction.

Construction projects continuing
> TTC overhead upgrades on 506 Carlton corridor, until May 2021.
> 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.

Construction projects ending
McNicoll Garage impacting the 42 Cummer will end.

Service changes requiring stop or stop announcement modifications
Routing changes on 501 Queen, 504 King, 506 Carlton

Service Changes – Subway

Line 1 Yonge-University
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: March 29, 2021
With the completion of Automatic Train Control signalling up to Rosedale Station, and the overall reduction of ridership on the subway, weekday schedules on Line 1 will be adjusted to better reflect actual operating conditions. Service levels will be reduced from Monday to Friday and trains will be scheduled to operate every three-to-four minutes in the daytime, and every five-to-seven minutes in the evening.

Service Changes – Bus

17 Birchmount
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: March 29, 2021
Schedules will be adjusted on this route in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Service levels will generally remain unchanged and buses will be scheduled to operate every 13 minutes, but individual trip times may change.

42 Cummer
> Route diversion – City of Toronto construction
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: March 28, 2021
City construction on Cummer Avenue will shut down westbound lanes between Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street for approximately eight months. 42 Cummer will be diverted in the westbound direction via Leslie Street, Finch Avenue and Bayview Avenue. There will be no westbound bus service between Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street. Buses will operate express through the diversion, stopping only at Leslie Street and Cummer Avenue, and at Cummer Avenue and Bayview Avenue. There will be no change to the eastbound service.

43 Kennedy
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: March 29, 2021
Schedules will be adjusted on this route in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Service levels will generally remain unchanged and buses will be scheduled to operate every 10 minutes, but individual trip times may change. In addition, the first and last trip times on the 43C (Kennedy Stn-Village Green) branch will be adjusted.

45 Kipling
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: March 29, 2021
Schedules will be adjusted on this route in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Service levels will generally remain unchanged and buses will be scheduled to operate every 10 minutes, but individual trip times may change.

53 Steeles East
> Routing change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: March 28, 2021
The routing of 53B (Finch Stn-Markham Rd) will change to extend all trips via Passmore Avenue to the Amazon cul-de-sac before terminating in the eastbound direction. There will be no change to 53A (Finch Stn-Staines) and 953 Steeles Express at this time.

57 Midland
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: March 29, 2021
Schedules will be adjusted on this route in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Service levels will generally remain unchanged and buses will be scheduled to operate every 15 minutes, but individual trip times may change.

68 Warden
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: March 29, 2021
Schedules will be adjusted on this route in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Service levels will generally remain unchanged and buses will be scheduled to operate every 12 minutes, but individual trip times may change.

102 Markham Rd
> Routing change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: March 29, 2021
The routing of 102B (Warden Stn-Steeles) will change to extend all trips via Passmore Avenue to the Amazon cul-de-sac before terminating in the northbound direction.

129 McCowan North
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: March 29, 2021
Schedules will be adjusted on this route in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Service levels will generally remain unchanged and buses will be scheduled to operate every seven minutes, but individual trip times may change.

167 Pharmacy North
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: March 29, 2021
Schedules will be adjusted from Monday to Saturday. The first northbound trip everyday will depart at 5:30 a.m. from Don Mills Station. The first southbound trip everyday will depart at 5:30 a.m. from Pharmacy Loop. Departures will be scheduled every 30 minutes on :00 and :30 from both termini.

Service Changes – Streetcar

501 Queen/301 Queen
> Bus routing change – TTC/City King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles construction
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: March 28, 2021
As a result of the first stage of intersection closure at the King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles intersection, service on the 501L (Long Branch-Jarvis) and 501P (Park Lawn-Jarvis) replacement bus routes will be changed to operate via King and Dufferin, both ways. There will be no change to the scheduled service levels.

504 King/304 King
> Bus routing change/restructure – TTC/City King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles construction
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: March 28, 2021
As a result of the first stage of intersection closure at the King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles intersection, service on the 504C (Dundas West Stn – Shaw) replacement bus route will be split into two parts. One part (504G) will operate between Dundas West Station and Roncesvalles Yard, looping via the streetcar yard. The other (504Q) will operate between Strachan Avenue and Triller Avenue, operating westbound via King Street, north on Dufferin Street and west on Queen Street West to Triller Avenue; and returning eastbound via south on Triller Avenue and east King Street West. The east end looping of the 504Q replacement buses will be revised to operate via south/east on Duoro Street, north on Strachan Avenue and west on King Street West.

310 Spadina
> Service reduction – overnight streetcar storage
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: March 28, 2021
Due to a change in streetcar fleet availability, overnight service on 310 Spadina will be reduced to every 30 minutes, seven days a week.

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