TTC’s 2022 service increases start this Sunday

TTC’s 2022 service increases start this Sunday

The TTC will improve and increase service on 17 routes this coming Sunday, Feb. 13 as the agency starts restoring service across the network to pre-pandemic levels.

Throughout the pandemic, the TTC has prioritized service delivery where it is needed the most, protecting service on the busiest routes at the busiest times of day. Last November, overall service had to be adjusted based on reduced staff availability.

As part of this year’s operating budget submission to the City of Toronto, the TTC is planning for restoration of 100 per cent of pre-pandemic service hours over the coming months as ridership increases. Schedules and service will continue to be based on demand.

This Sunday, service on the following 17 routes will benefit from either increased service or improved reliability:

• 8 Broadview
• 9 Bellamy
• 12 Kingston Rd
• 20 Cliffside 
• 22 Coxwell
• 42 Cummer
• 45 Kipling
• 50 Burnhamthorpe 
• 56 Leaside 
• 57 Midland 
• 61 Avenue Rd North 
• 78 St Andrews 
• 161 Rogers Rd 
• 168 Symington 
• 300 Bloor-Danforth overnight bus
• 501L/H Queen (replacement bus)
• 925 Don Mills Express

"Our 2022 City of Toronto budget invests in the TTC so that we can make sure transit service is back to pre-pandemic levels as we move out of the pandemic. This plan starts with 17 routes this coming Sunday that will see increased service and increased reliability," said Mayor John Tory. "We have worked throughout the pandemic to protect TTC service, to make sure increased service was implemented on routes that needed it most, to freeze transit fares for riders, and to make sure that revenue shortfalls due to COVID-19 were met with unprecedented financial support from the federal and provincial governments in 2020 and 2021. Toronto – and many other municipalities - are working hard right now to secure continued support for the TTC for this year from the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario since ridership levels are still well below normal.  Although we have not yet received the committed support we need in 2022, we are proceeding with these transit service increases now because we are confident that the other governments share our commitment to a strong and robust TTC and providing robust and reliable transit for our residents as part of a strong economic recovery."

“I want to thank TTC staff for their strategic and dynamic approach to managing service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said TTC Chair Jaye Robinson. “Going forward, the TTC will continue to respond to the needs of our riders by increasing service levels in line with demand, while prioritizing our busiest routes across the network."

“As an essential service, the TTC has been there for those who needed us most during the pandemic,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “We learned a lot about our customers’ transit needs and we will continue to use those learnings as we start to restore service, ensuring we are putting service where and when it is most needed. I want to thank our employees and customers for their patience during these challenging times, but now it’s time to start restoring our service for the good of the City and the entire Greater Toronto Area.”

The TTC will restore overall service hours in line with the lifting of public health restrictions and the re-opening of workplaces.

Individual route schedules and service levels will be determined by demand, taking into account overall system needs.

Full details of the service increases coming into effect this Sunday are available at

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