Service improvements and changes
Several changes will take effect October 15, 2017 (unless otherwise noted) and include service increase/reliability improvements, seasonal service changes and temporary route changes for construction.
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100 Flemingdon Park (effective October 16, 2017)
Service will be increased in the morning peak period, Monday to Friday, to reduce crowding resulting from the construction-related changes to the route. Service will be improved from every four minutes to every three- to four-minutes.
Service Reliability Improvements
The following routes will have schedule changes to help improve service reliability:
34 Eglinton East
The schedules will be changed at all times of the week on the 34C (Eglinton Station to Flemingdon Park) branch, in order to operate a more-reliable service and reduce layovers at the east end of the route. There will be minor changes to service levels, and specific trip times will change.
72 Pape (effective October 16, 2017)
Schedules will be adjusted in the morning peak period to improve service reliability. There will be minor changes to service levels, and specific trip times will change.
133 Neilson (effective date: October 16, 2017)
The schedules will be changed at all times, Monday to Friday, in order to operate a more-reliable service. There will be minor changes to service levels, and specific trip times will change.
188 Kipling South Rocket (effective date: October 16, 2017)
The schedules will be changed at all times, in order to operate a more-reliable service. There will be minor changes to service levels, and specific trip times will change.
Seasonal service changes
85 Sheppard East
The Toronto Zoo will close earlier on weekends and holidays. The last trips on the 85 SHEPPARD EAST route to Don Mills Station and Rouge Hill GO Station will be changed to leave at approximately 5:30 p.m., one hour after the zoo closing time of 4:30 p.m.
121 Fort York-Esplanade
Seasonal service to Cherry Beach will end, and all service will operate on the 121A (Princes’ Gate-Distillery) branch. Customers travelling to the Port Lands can use the 72B PAPE (Union Station to Pape Station via Queens Quay and Commissioners) service.
165 Weston Rd North
The last day of seasonal weekend service on the 165C WESTON RD NORTH (York Mills Station to Canada’s Wonderland) branch will be Sunday, October 29, 2017. Service will continue to operate to Canada’s Wonderland on October 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29.
Service will operate only as far north as Major Mackenzie Drive on November 4, 5, 11, 18, 19, and 25 on the 165D service.
Temporary Route Change for Construction
Construction projects will result in continued temporary service changes to the 501/301 QUEEN route:
Construction at the intersection of Coxwell Avenue and Queen Street East has ended.
Construction at the intersection of Queen Street West and McCaul Street will require the diversion of streetcars.
Construction on The Queensway, Humber Loop, and Lake Shore Boulevard continues, requiring bus replacement.
Streetcars will operate from Sunnyside Loop to Neville Park, diverting onto King Street between Spadina Avenue and Church Street. Buses will operate between Long Branch and Dufferin Street and between Bathurst Street and Jarvis Street.
Four services will be operated:
501 (Sunnyside Loop-Neville Park) streetcars diverting via Spadina, King, and Church
501L (Long Branch-Dufferin) buses
501M (Marine Parade-Windermere) buses
501J (Bathurst-Jarvis) buses diverting via John, Richmond/Adelaide, Duncan
Overnight service will again be operated by streetcars between Sunnyside Loop and Neville Park Loop and by buses between Long Branch Loop and Dufferin Street.