TTC to launch 175 Bluffer’s Park bus service

This Sun., May 6, Toronto Mayor John Tory, TTC Chair Josh Colle and Councillor Gary Crawford (Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest) will officially launch the new 175 Bluffer’s Park accessible bus service.

The new service will run between Kennedy Station and Bluffer’s Park Beach approximately every 15 minutes during the daytime and early evening on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until Sat., Oct. 6.

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018.
Time: 10 a.m.
Who: Join Mayor John Tory, TTC Chair Josh Colle and local Councillor Gary Crawford as they celebrate the start of the 175 Bluffer’s Park bus service.
Place: Bluffer’s Park, 1 Brimley Rd. S.
Photo Op: Media can photograph dignitaries exiting the bus arriving at the eastern beach stop, which is the last stop on the new route before they begin their remarks at 10 a.m. Media are invited to park at the eastern parking lot near the bus loop.

Over the last year, Councillor Gary Crawford has been working diligently with Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the TTC to bring safe, public access to the Scarborough Bluffs. This past January, the TTC Board approved the bus service as a trial to improve public access to the area. A follow-up report assessing the service will be presented to the Board in December. The 175 Bluffer’s Park buses will serve all stops along the new route, providing connections to other bus routes along the way (9 Bellamy, 16 McCowan, 21 Brimley, 86 Scarborough, 102 Markham Rd, 116 Morningside, 131 Nugget and 198 U of T Scarborough Rocket). 

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