TTC announces significant service increases starting May 12

The TTC has announced it is increasing scheduled service on major routes starting Sun., May 12., delivering more frequent and reliable trips, shorter wait times, and more room for customers on board. The latest round of service increases will bring service to 96 per cent of pre-pandemic levels, the highest since 2019.


Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow was joined by TTC Chair Jamaal Myers, TTC Commissioner, Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24 Scarborough-Guildwood, and TTC CEO Rick Leary, in Scarborough this morning to announce the service increase and to highlight a 50 per cent increase in service on the 995 York Mills Express which serves the key employment and residential corridors between North York and the University of Toronto Scarborough campus.


“We are investing more than ever in the TTC to ensure that buses arrive sooner, with more room on board, and that your commutes are faster and more reliable,” said Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow. “We are increasing service on routes like the 995 York Mills Express, which connects thousands of people every day to jobs, homes, and healthcare in North York and Scarborough. As Mayor, I am focused on delivering better TTC service to all customers, without increasing fares.”


“We are increasing TTC service to 96 per cent of pre-pandemic levels, with four per cent more service than at this time last year,” said TTC Chair Jamaal Myers. “We are improving the daily commutes for thousands of customers, including in our suburbs. I am especially pleased that this round of service increases delivers for the people of Scarborough by enhancing service frequency, capacity, and reliability on routes affected by the closure of Line 3.”


“The bus network is the backbone of public transit in Scarborough-Guildwood, and this increase in services is crucial for our residents who heavily rely on buses for their daily commutes and essential appointments,” said TTC Commissioner, Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24 Scarborough-Guildwood. “With increased bus services and the implementation of transit-priority lanes on key routes in Scarborough, transit is becoming faster and more comfortable for riders.”


“Ridership is growing and is currently at 80 per cent compared to 2019, showing significant growth during off-peak hours and weekends,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “Thanks to strong support from the TTC Board and the City of Toronto, we have been able to enhance service frequency, reduce crowding, and align our services with projected ridership. Customer feedback has played a crucial role in shaping these improvements, and we are committed to continually enhancing our services to meet customer needs.”


Twenty-four bus routes will see improved service, mostly in off-peak periods, providing more room on board and improving more than 140,000 daily customer trips. These include:


  • 19 Bay
  • 25 Don Mills
  • 36 Finch West
  • 39 Finch East
  • 44 Kipling South
  • 46 Martin Grove
  • 53 Steeles East
  • 57 Midland
  • 60 Steeles West
  • 68 Warden
  • 72 Pape
  • 76 Royal York South
  • 92 Woodbine South
  • 95 York Mills
  • 104 Faywood
  • 111 East Mall
  • 114 Queens Quay East (new)
  • 122 Graydon Hall
  • 123 Sherway
  • 184 Ancaster Park
  • 902 Markham Road Express
  • 935 Jane Express
  • 939 Finch Express
  • 995 York Mills Express


Full details for the service increases and other service adjustments beginning May 12 are available at

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