The TTC is removing all remaining 28 Sunday-only bus stops by June 19. Last year, the TTC removed all 41 Sunday-only streetcar stops in the city.
Sunday stops, which were established in the 1920s to reduce walking distance to nearby churches, are, at an average of about 125 metres away, too close to existing adjacent regular stops — transportation best practices state that bus stops should be 300 to 400 metres apart. The TTC is removing the stops for safety reasons as well, as none are located at signalized intersections or crosswalks.
Notices about the removal of the Sunday bus stops have been posted at all Sunday-only bus stop locations, and all nearby churches have been notified by letter.
To improve pedestrian safety and customer journey times, the TTC is also removing 13 streetcar stops by June 19 and relocating another 28 stops along Broadview Avenue, Dundas Street West, Gerrard Street East, Kingston Road, King Street East, King Street West, McCaul Street, Queen Street East and Queen Street West this year.
The recommendations for TTC stop improvements and modifications were made after consultation with City Councillors, TTC’s Customer Liaison Panel and the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit.