Editorial

May Board Period Service Changes

TTC bus stop 16 April, 2019

Starting on Sunday, May 12, the TTC will be making the following service adjustments:

MAJOR SERVICE CHANGES

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:
9 Bellamy
34 Eglinton East
37 Islington
55 Warren Park
66 Prince Edward
72 Pape
104 Faywood
111 East Mall
121 Fort York-Esplanade
127 Davenport
144 Downtown/Don Valley Express
168 Symington
937 Islington Express
504 King

Seasonal service adjustments
> 38 Highland Creek, 44 Kipling South, 75 Sherbourne, 134 Progress, 905 Eglinton East Express, 927 Highway 27 Express, 935 Jane Express, 944 Kipling South Express
- Seasonal service reduction for post-secondary institutions
> 85 Sheppard East – Extended weekend service to Toronto Zoo
> 86 Scarborough – Weekend service to Toronto Zoo
> 92 Woodbine South – Weekend seasonal service increase
> 121 Fort York-Esplanade – Service to Cherry Beach and Ontario Place
> 175 Bluffer’s Park – Service to Bluffer’s Park

Construction starting
> Davisville Station bus loop rehabilitation – platforms will be adjusted based on work phases
> Jane Station bus roadway rehabilitation, until the end of 2019
> Eglinton Avenue at Sloane/Bermondsey Metrolinx closure – 91 Woodbine on diversion

Ongoing construction projects
> City Construction at Coxwell Avenue rail underpass south of Danforth Avenue, until summer 2019

SERVICE CHANGES REQUIRING STOP OR STOP ANNOUNCEMENT MODIFICATIONS

> Temporary stop changes on 14 Glencairn, 28 Bayview South, 91 Woodbine, 121 Fort York-Esplanade

3 Scarborough
> Service improvement – midday and early evening
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be improved during the midday and early evening period, Monday to Friday, to reduce overcrowding for customers. Service will be improved to every five minutes from approximately 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

9 Bellamy
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be adjusted, Monday to Friday, to improve service reliability. Service levels will widen slightly in most periods of the day.

11 Bayview
> TTC construction – temporary bus loop closure
Customer impact: minor
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Part of the bus roadway at Davisville Station will be temporarily closed for construction. The 11 Bayview will continue to operate into the station, but will need to operate to a different bus bay depending on the phasing of the construction. There will be no change to the overall schedule of the route.

14 Glencairn
> TTC construction – temporary bus loop closure
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Part of the bus roadway at Davisville Station will be temporarily closed for construction. The 14 Glencairn will be interlined with 28 Bayview South. There will be an on-street connection at Yonge Street to Davisville Station and buses will not enter the station.

23 Dawes
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Schedules will be adjusted slightly during Saturday and Sunday early evening and late evening to improve service reliability for customers and trip times will change slightly.

26 Dupont
> Temporary route change – TTC construction
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Construction on the bus roadway at Jane Station will prohibit bus access for some routes. The 26 Dupont will be extended to Old Mill Station via Bloor Street. Two temporary stops will be installed on Bloor between Old Mill Drive and Jane Street for unloading, and on Jane Street north of the station to load customers. Service levels will be maintained.

28 Bayview South
> TTC construction – temporary bus loop closure
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Part of the bus roadway at Davisville Station will be temporarily closed for construction. The 28 Bayview South will be interlined with 14 Glencairn. There will be an on-street connection at Yonge Street to Davisville Station and buses will not enter the station.

29 Dufferin/929 Dufferin Express
> Route change – TTC construction postponed
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Construction at the intersection of King-Queen-Roncesvalles has been postponed. As a result, the 29 Dufferin will not need to divert and will return to Dufferin Gate Loop, Monday to Friday, in the weekday off-peak periods and weekend evening periods. All 929 Dufferin Express service will also return to terminate at Dufferin Gate Loop.

30 Lambton
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Schedules will be adjusted in the early morning on weekdays on the 30 Lambton to improve customer connections to other bus routes.

32 Eglinton West
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Schedules will be adjusted in the early morning on weekdays on the 32 Eglinton West to improve customer connections to other bus routes.

34 Eglinton East
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Service will be adjusted on Saturday and Sunday to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels will widen slightly in most periods.

35 Jane/935 Jane Express
> Temporary route change – TTC construction
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Construction on the bus roadway at Jane Station will prohibit bus access for some routes. 35 Jane and 935 Jane Express will continue to unload customers inside Jane Station, but customers will board in front of the station on Jane Street, north of Bloor Street.

36 Finch West
> Branch assignment
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 12, 2019
The branch designations on this route will be revised in order to improve wayfinding for customers. There will be no change to the periods of operation for the overall services. The branches will now show:
To Humberwood: 36B Finch West
To Finch West Station (in both directions): 36A Finch West
TO Finch Station: 36 Finch West

37 Islington
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be adjusted, Monday to Friday, to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels will widen slightly throughout the day.

38 Highland Creek
> Seasonal service reduction
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be temporarily reduced during the midday and afternoon peak periods, Monday to Friday, as seasonal ridership declines due to a reduction in the number of students travelling to and from Centennial College, Ellesmere Campus, and U of T Scarborough. Midday service will change to every eight minutes. Afternoon peak period service will change to every eight minutes.

44 Kipling South
> Seasonal service reduction
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be temporarily reduced during the peak periods and midday, Monday to Friday, as seasonal ridership declines due to a reduction in the number of students travelling to and from Humber College Lake Shore Campus. Morning and afternoon peak period services will change to every five-to-six minutes. In the midday period, service will change to every eight minutes.

55 Warren Park
> Temporary route change – TTC construction
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Construction on the bus roadway at Jane Station will prohibit bus access for some routes. The 55 Warren Park will be extended to Old Mill Station via Bloor Street. Two temporary stops will be installed on Bloor between Old Mill Drive and Jane Street for unloading, and on Jane Street north of the station to load customers. There will be no change to service levels on the route.

63 Ossington
> Service reduction – late evening
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Service after approximately 1 a.m., Monday to Friday, will be reduced to every 20 minutes. Trips in the overnight period will also be adjusted on this route to better transition to the 363 Ossington Blue Night bus route.

66 Prince Edward
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Schedules will be adjusted, Monday to Friday, to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels on the 66A and 66B branches will also be adjusted to better match customer demand. In the peak periods, service on the 66B (Old Mill Stn-Marine Parade) will be improved to every eight-to-nine minutes. Service on the 66A (Old Mill Stn-Humber Loop) will be reduced to every 18-to-20 minutes.

72 Pape
> Routing Change
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Service will be adjusted at all times to improve service reliability. Routing will be adjusted to operate on Bay Street, in both directions, downtown. During peak periods, service on the two branches will be unblended, as 72B (Pape Stn-Union Stn via Queens Quay) service will be reduced to every 19-to-21 minutes to reflect observed ridership. Service on 72A (Pape Stn-Eastern) will be improved to every nine-to-10 minutes. Combined midday service will be reduced to every nine-to-10 minutes.

75 Sherbourne
> Seasonal service reduction
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be temporarily reduced during the peak periods and midday, Monday to Friday, as seasonal ridership declines due to a reduction in the number of students travelling to and from George Brown College. Morning peak period service will reduce to every five-to-six minutes. Midday service will reduce to every eight minutes. Afternoon peak period service will reduce to every eight minutes.

85 Sheppard East
> Hours of service to Toronto Zoo – Seasonal service change
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Service will be extended to the Toronto Zoo in the early evening on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, beginning on Sunday, May 12 to match the later closing time of the zoo at 7 p.m. The last trip on the 85D (Don Mills Stn-Rouge Hill GO Stn via Toronto Zoo) and 85F (Don Mills Stn-Toronto Zoo) branches will leave from the zoo at approximately 8 p.m.

86 Scarborough
> Hours of service to Toronto Zoo – Seasonal service change
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Service will be extended to the Toronto Zoo, Monday to Friday, to match the later closing time of the zoo at 7 p.m. The 86A (Kennedy Stn-Toronto Zoo) branch will operate until approximately 8 p.m. Service will also be added on weekends and holidays to the Toronto Zoo beginning on Sunday, May 12. Buses will follow the same routing to the zoo as they do from Monday to Friday and will operate until approximately 8 p.m.

91 Woodbine
> Temporary route change – Metrolinx construction
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 12, 2019
The routing on 91 Woodbine will be changed at Eglinton Avenue due to Metrolinx construction at Sloane Avenue and Bermondsey Road. The route will temporarily divert via Credit Union Drive and Swift Drive, and may change depending on the phase of work at Eglinton Avenue.

92 Woodbine South
> Seasonal service increase
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 13, 2018
Service will be increased on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays to accommodate increased summer ridership to and from the Lake Shore. Afternoon service will be improved to every five minutes and evening service to every seven-to-10 minutes in the evenings.

97 Yonge
> TTC construction – temporary bus loop closure
Customer impact: minor
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Part of the bus roadway at Davisville Station will be temporarily closed for construction. Only northbound trips on the 97 Yonge will enter the station. Southbound 97B trips will not enter the station and will connect to the subway on-street at Chaplin Crescent and Yonge Street.

102 Markham Rd
> Schedule adjustment – additional trips
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Additional trips will be added on 102A (Warden Stn-Centennial College) between 6 a.m. and 6:55 a.m. to reduce crowding for customers.

104 Faywood
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be adjusted, Monday to Friday, to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels will change throughout the day.

111 East Mall
>Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be adjusted, Monday to Friday, to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels will change throughout the day.

116 Morningside
>Service adjustment
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Schedules will be adjusted, Monday to Friday, to reduce a gap in northbound service for customers between approximately 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. at Kennedy Station.

121 Fort York-Esplanade
> Seasonal service change
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 12, 2018
Seasonal service will be extended to Ontario Place and Cherry Beach. All service will operate on the 121D (Ontario Place-Cherry Beach) branch. Service will also be permanently rerouted via Front Street West and Spadina Avenue, in both directions, to reduce traffic delays for customers resulting from Toronto Blue Jays home games.

125 Drewry
> Service increase
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be increased, Monday to Friday, in the early evening until approximately 7 p.m. to reduce crowding for customers. Service will operate every 10 minutes.

127 Davenport
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be adjusted, Monday to Friday, to improve service reliability. Service levels will change throughout the day.

134 Progress/913 Progress Express
> Seasonal service reduction
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be temporarily reduced during the peak periods and midday, Monday to Friday, on 134C (Scarborough Centre Stn-Centennial College) and 913 Progress Express, as seasonal ridership declines due to a reduction in the number of students travelling to and from Centennial College. Morning peak period service will be reduced to every six minutes, midday service will be reduced to every eight-to-nine minutes, and afternoon peak period service will be reduced to every seven-to-eight minutes.

168 Symington
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be adjusted, Monday to Friday, to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels will change throughout the day.

175 Bluffer’s Park
>Seasonal service change
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: May 12, 2018
Weekend-only seasonal bus service will operate between Kennedy Station and Bluffer’s Park. Service will operate every 15 minutes during the daytime and early evening on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

186 Wilson Rocket/996 Wilson Express
> Route name change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 12, 2019
As part of the Express Bus Network rebranding, the 996 Wilson Express will replace the express service currently provided by the 186 Wilson Rocket. There will be no change to the schedules or service levels.

363 Ossington
> Schedule change
> Temporary route change – Metrolinx construction
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Some trips in the overnight period will be adjusted to better transition from the 63 Ossington bus route. Southbound trips will also be adjusted to meet the last northbound train on Line 1 at Eglinton West Station. The last 363A Ossington bus will depart Eglinton West Station at 2:12 a.m. Due to Metrolinx construction for Line 5 at Eglinton West Station, the routing on the 363 Ossington will change after the last 363A trip. Trips after approximately 2:30 a.m. will operate as 363B and route via Vaughan Road, Northcliffe Boulevard and Eglinton Avenue West to Glenholme Avenue. The 363B buses will not enter Eglinton West Station.

404 East York
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Schedules will be adjusted to allow Operator breaks at Coxwell Station. The 12 p.m. westbound trip from Queen and Waverley will no longer pause for 30 minutes at East York Acres and will arrive at Michael Garron Hospital at 12:54 p.m. and at Coxwell Station at 1 p.m. The current 12 p.m. eastbound trip from Coxwell Station will now depart at 12:30 p.m. making stops at Michael Garron Hospital at 12:32 p.m. and East York Acres at 12:41 p.m.

905 Eglinton East Express
> Seasonal service reduction
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be temporarily reduced during the peak periods and midday, Monday to Friday, as seasonal ridership declines due to a reduction in the number of students travelling to and from Centennial College, Ellesmere Campus and U of T Scarborough. Service will be reduced to every nine-to-11 minutes.

927 Highway 27 Express
> Seasonal service reduction
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be temporarily reduced during the midday and afternoon peak period, Monday to Friday, as seasonal ridership declines due to a reduction in the number of students travelling to and from Humber College. Several trips on 927A will be removed for the summer. Midday service will be reduced to every six-to-seven minutes. Afternoon peak period service will be reduced to every four-to-five minutes.

935 Jane Express
> Seasonal service reduction
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be temporarily reduced, Monday to Friday, as seasonal ridership declines due to a reduction in the number of students travelling to York University and Pioneer Village Station. Morning peak period service will be reduced to every eight-to-nine minutes. Midday and afternoon peak period service will be reduced to every 11 minutes. Early evening service will be reduced to every 10 minutes.

937 Islington Express
> Schedule adjustment – additional trips
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Additional trips will be added to the schedules on the 937 Islington Express to reduce crowding for customers. Four trips will be added at the start of the morning peak period. The first trip will depart northbound from Islington Station at approximately 5:50 a.m. and southbound from Steeles at approximately 6:25 a.m. Schedules will also be adjusted, Monday to Friday, to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels will reduce slightly throughout the day.

944 Kipling South Express
> Seasonal service reduction
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 13, 2019
Service will be temporarily reduced, Monday to Friday, as seasonal ridership declines due to a reduction in the number of students travelling to Humber College Lake Shore Campus. Service will be reduced to every 10-to-12 minutes.

504/304 King
> Service reliability improvement
> Temporary service increase – streetcar overnight storage constraints
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: May 12, 2019
Streetcar schedules will be revised in all periods to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels will change slightly. 304 King streetcar service in the overnight will also be temporarily increased to every 15 minutes.

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