Changes coming to the 503 Kingston Road and 512 St Clair routes next week
The TTC is pleased to announce that the 503 Kingston Road will return next week as an every-day bus service, giving customers in the east-end more options for getting to and from the downtown core.
Starting Tues., July 4, the 503 Kingston Road bus will be scheduled to operate every 10 minutes, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays, between Bingham Loop and York St, with the 505 Dundas streetcar serving Bingham Loop after 8 p.m. as is currently the case.
From July 30, 503 Kingston Road bus service hours will extend every day from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday – Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sundays. The TTC expects to return streetcars to service on the 503 Kingston Road in the Fall.
Originally a weekday, rush-hour service between the Upper Beaches and Financial District, the 503 Kingston Road was suspended due to low ridership during the pandemic, with the 505 Dundas streetcar serving the same stretch of Kingston Rd. between Queen St. and Bingham Loop. Resumption of the service was identified as a priority during development of the TTC’s 2023 Annual Service Plan.
The 503 Kingston Road service was planned to return as part of the 2023 Annual Service Plan, as a result of customer feedback and increasing ridership.
Also next week, starting Wed., July 5, the 512 St Clair streetcar service will temporarily resume between Lansdowne Ave and Gunns Loop, which has been served with replacement buses. A delay in planned construction in the area will allow the TTC to resume full streetcar service until August.
The TTC is committed to keeping customers informed about work and events that affect service and about alternate routes. For the most up-to-date information, follow @TTCNotices on Twitter or sign up for e-Alerts.