Major TTC service improvements coming this Sunday
This Sunday, May 8, the TTC will increase and improve service on 41 routes across the city, including a major restoration of Express buses, two new seasonal routes on the City’s waterfront, and the return of service to the Toronto Zoo and Bluffer’s Park.
The TTC has committed to restoring full pre-pandemic service hours over the coming months. These additions follow improvements to more than 34 routes made in February and March.
“We are making much-needed service investments in our TTC to respond to growing ridership, help keep people moving across Toronto and to ensure that we keep moving forward in our reopening. These new service improvements will help people across our city and I'm proud that we are following through on our commitment, funded in the 2022 City of Toronto budget, to restore pre-pandemic service levels,” said Mayor John Tory. "These service improvements are the right thing to do and help keep our TTC safe and reliable – that's so important as our economy recovers and we work to make sure Toronto comes back stronger than ever."
“As we welcome back more and more transit riders to the TTC, we are very pleased to be increasing service levels on 41 routes across the city,” said TTC Chair Jaye Robinson. “We have always committed to matching service with demand, and this announcement is an encouraging sign that riders are returning to the TTC in greater numbers. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank the entire TTC team for their efforts to put our ridership reacquisition strategy into action.”
“We made a commitment to restore service to pre-pandemic levels for our customers this year, and these additions are one more way that we are working to honour that commitment,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “We want to thank all our customers for their patience during these difficult times. Providing safe, reliable service has always been our top priority and it is important that our customers remember that the TTC remains the best way to get around the city this spring and summer.”
Throughout the pandemic, the TTC has focused on delivering service based on demand – prioritizing and protecting the busiest corridors at the busiest times of day.
The May 8 changes will increase frequency, improve reliability and adjust to seasonal travel needs on various routes as the TTC continues to match capacity to demand. There will also be some changes to routes in response to continuing construction projects.
Service will be adjusted on the following routes:
- 501/301 QUEEN
- 512 ST CLAIR
- 16 MCCOWAN
- 17 BIRCHMOUNT
- 29 DUFFERIN
- 30 HIGH PARK
- 31 GREENWOOD
- 33 FOREST HILL
- 36 FINCH WEST
- 41 KEELE
- 43 KENNEDY
- 52 LAWRENCE WEST
- 57 MIDLAND
- 60 STEELES WEST
- 62 MORTIMER
- 68 WARDEN
- 73 ROYAL YORK
- 75 SHERBOURNE
- 76 ROYAL YORK SOUTH
- 77 SWANSEA
- 81 THORNCLIFFE PARK
- 83 JONES
- 93 PARKVIEW HILLS
- 95 YORK MILLS
- 101 DOWNSVIEW PARK
- 929 DUFFERIN EXPRESS
- 939 FINCH EXPRESS
- 941 KEELE EXPRESS
- 943 KENNEDY EXPRESS
- 952 LAWRENCE WEST EXPRESS
- 960 STEELES WEST EXPRESS
- 968 WARDEN EXPRESS
- 985 SHEPPARD EAST EXPRESS
- 996 WILSON EXPRESS
Seasonal service changes will be made on the following routes:
- 509 HARBOURFRONT – increased evening and weekend service to the central Waterfront
- 86 SCARBOROUGH – shuttle service connecting to Toronto Zoo
- 92 WOODBINE SOUTH – increased weekend service to Woodbine Beach
- 172 CHERRY BEACH – new service connecting Union Station to the Distillery, Port Lands, and Cherry Beach
- 174 ONTARIO PLACE-EXHIBITION – new service connecting Exhibition Loop/GO Station to Ontario Place
- 175 BLUFFER’S PARK – seasonal service connecting Kennedy Station to Bluffer’s Park
Full details of the service increases coming into effect this Sunday are available at https://www.ttc.ca/service-advisories/service-changes/TTC-service-changes.
The TTC also reminds customers that, according to Provincial guidelines, masks remain mandatory at all times while riding public transit.