TTC service changes


Effective November 21, 2021

TTC service changes

Several changes have been scheduled to take effect on November 21, 2021 (unless otherwise noted). As a result of operator workforce shortages, Line 2 Bloor-Danforth, one streetcar route, and 57 bus routes will experience temporary service reductions and/or period of service suspensions. Provisions have been made to protect service on the busiest corridors in the system during the busiest periods. November schedules will continue into December, with some minor adjustments.

Service increases:

60 Steeles West (effective November 22, 2021)

Additional service will be added during the daytime, from Monday to Friday, to reduce overcrowding on the route. The additional service will operate every 15 minutes between the Kipling Avenue and Steeles Avenue West Loop and Pioneer Village Station.

 

New express stop:

953 Steeles East Express

With the introduction of off-peak express service on the Steeles East corridor, express service will be added to stops at Leslie Street to provide additional service coverage to the Leslie Street and Steeles Avenue East intersection. Stops #8228 and #8229 will be assigned to both branches of 953 Steeles East Express. There will be no changes to schedules or service levels.

 

Construction-related changes:

75 Sherbourne

As a result of City watermain construction, 75 Sherbourne buses will divert between King Street East and Dundas Street East, via Jarvis Street. Regular service will resume in late December 2021.

501/301 Queen

As overhead upgrades progress on the eastern end of the Queen Street corridor, 501 Queen streetcars will be extended further east from Greenwood Avenue to terminate at Kingston Road. 501N (Neville Park-Commissioners) replacement buses will be shortened to loop via Eastern Avenue and Coxwell Avenue, becoming 501N (Neville Park-Coxwell). In the downtown area, streetcars will continue to divert via Parliament Street and King Street to Spadina Avenue. 501L and 501H replacement buses will continue to divert as required around street closures due to track, watermain, and streetscape upgrades along Queen Street West.

Overnight service will continue to operate with buses, with service every 30 minutes from Long Branch Loop to Neville Park Loop.

505 Dundas

As a result of City sewer rehabilitation work on Coxwell Avenue, streetcars on 506 Carlton will turn back at Broadview Avenue. 505 Dundas streetcars will be removed from the current on-street diversionary looping via Parliament Street, Gerrard Street East, and Broadview Avenue, to prevent operational conflicts between the two routes.

505 Dundas streetcars will instead be extended via Broadview Avenue and Queen Street East to terminate at Kingston Road and Queen Street East. Regular service is scheduled to resume in February 2022.

506/306 Carlton

As a result of City sewer rehabilitation work on Coxwell Avenue, streetcar service will be removed east of Broadview Avenue. 506 Carlton streetcars will operate between High Park Loop and Broadview Avenue, turning via Broadview Avenue, Dundas Street East, and Parliament Street. 306 Carlton overnight streetcars will operate on the same routing.

506C/306C Carlton replacement buses will operate between Castle Frank Station and Main Street Station, via Parliament Street and Gerrard Street East. Transfers between streetcars and replacement buses can be made at the corner of Parliament Street and Gerrard Street East. Regular service is scheduled to resume in February 2022.

 

Service/route/schedule adjustments:

Line 2 Bloor-Danforth (Effective November 22, 2021)

Service will be reduced during all periods, from Monday to Friday. In the daytime, service will be reduced from every 3 to 4 to every 4 minutes. In the evening, service will be reduced from every 6 to every 7 to 8 minutes.

7 Bathurst (Effective  November 22, 2021)

Service will be reduced in the daytime and early evening, from Monday to Friday. In the morning peak, midday, and early evening periods, service will be reduced from every 9 to 10 to every 10 minutes. In the afternoon peak period, service will be reduced from every 8 to 9 minutes to every 10 minutes. Articulated buses will be removed from select trips with lower observed average customer utilization and will be reallocated to 89 Weston. These trips will instead operate with regular-length buses.

10 Van Horne (Effective November 22, 2021)

Service will be reduced during the peak periods, from Monday to Friday. In the morning peak period, service will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes. In the afternoon peak period, service will be reduced from every 10 minutes to every 30 minutes.

28 Bayview South (Effective November 22, 2021)

Service will be reduced during the daytime, from Monday to Friday. Service will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes.

41 Keele (Effective November 22, 2021)

On weekdays, service will operate with articulated buses instead of regular length buses, and service levels will be reduced in all time periods.  Regular-length buses will instead operate on 941 Keele Express.

45 Kipling (Effective date: November 22, 2021)

In response to customer concerns of increased layover time on-route, the end-of-line of 45B (Kipling Station-Disco Rd) trips before 3:00 p.m. will be adjusted so that customers are dropped off in the Atwell Drive loop before the bus performs its layover. There will be no change to service after 3 p.m. Service levels will remain unchanged.

48 Rathburn (Effective November 22, 2021)

Service will be reduced during the morning peak period, from Monday to Friday. Service will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 22 to 23 minutes.

49 Bloor West

Service will be reduced in the midday and early evening, from Monday to Friday. Service will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes.

50 Burnhamthorpe

Service will be reduced during the morning peak period and in the early evening, from Monday to Friday, and during the daytime on weekends. In the morning peak period, service will be reduced from every 12 minutes to every 17 to 18 minutes. In the early evening, service will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes. During the daytime on weekends and holidays, service will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes. 

57 Midland (Revised)

This service change has been postponed.

61 Avenue Rd North

Service will be reduced during the daytime, from Monday to Friday. In the morning and afternoon peak periods, service will be reduced from every 14 minutes to every 19 minutes. In the midday, service will be reduced from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes. 

65/365 Parliament

The City of Toronto has converted The Esplanade to one-way westbound traffic between Berkeley Street and Princess Street. As a result of this change, 65/365 Parliament buses will reverse their direction of travel through The Esplanade, and will instead operate clockwise on the on-street loop via Berkeley Street, The Esplanade, Princess Street, and Front Street West. There will be no change to service levels, but schedules will be adjusted to reflect the new routing and stop changes.

74 Mt. Pleasant

Service will be reduced during the peak periods and in the early evening, from Monday to Friday. Service will also be reduced during the daytime on weekends and holidays. In the morning peak period and in the early evening, service will be reduced from every 18 minutes to every 27 minutes. In the afternoon peak period, service will be reduced from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes. On weekends and holidays, daytime service will be reduced from every 18 minutes to every 27 minutes

78 St Andrews

Service will be reduced during the peak periods, from Monday to Friday. Service will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes.

85 Sheppard East

With the suspension of weekend service on 985 Sheppard East Express, the majority of weekend trips on 85 Sheppard East will change from regular-length bus to articulated bus operation. There will be no changes to service levels.

86 Scarborough (Effective November 27, 2021)

TTC service will continue to operate between Toronto Zoo and Meadowvale Loop to serve the Zoo during Terra Lumina events on Friday and Saturday. The shuttle bus will operate every 10 minutes, from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

89 Weston

Service will be reduced during all periods, from Monday to Friday, in the late evening on Saturday, and in the morning on Sunday/holidays.

In the morning peak period, service will be reduced from every 6 to 7 minutes to every 8 to 9 minutes. In the midday, service will be reduced from every 10 minutes to every 12 to 13 minutes. In the afternoon peak period, service will be reduced from every 9 to 10 to every 12 to 13 minutes. In the early and late evening, service will be reduced from every 10 to every 11 to 12 minutes.

In the late evening on Saturday, service will be reduced from every 9 to every 10 minutes. In the morning on Sunday/holidays, service will be reduced from every 9 to 10 to every 10 minutes.

Articulated buses will be added to select trips with higher observed average customer utilization, reallocated from the 7 Bathurst route.

97 Yonge

Service will be reduced during all periods of the week. In the morning peak period, combined service will be reduced from every 14 minutes to every 30 minutes. In the afternoon peak period, combined service will be reduced from every 12 to 13 minutes to every 30 minutes. In every other period, combined service will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes.

The branch structure of the route will change to temporarily eliminate the combined branch overlay between Davisville Station and Yonge Boulevard. Service will operate on a single branch at any given time, operating via Yonge Boulevard in both directions:

  • Peak periods: 97B (Queen Quay-York Mills Station via Yonge Blvd) service will be extended to operate from Queens Quay to Steeles via Yonge Boulevard. Service will be removed from Yonge Street between Yonge Boulevard and Wilson Avenue/York Mills Road.
  • Off-peak periods: 97F (Davisville Station-Steeles) service will be modified to operate via Yonge Boulevard. Service will be removed from Yonge Street between Yonge Boulevard and Wilson Avenue/York Mills Road.

Stops at McGlashan Road (Stop ID # 9025 and 9060), Mill Street (#9029), and 3800 Yonge Street (#8954) will be temporarily removed from service.

111 East Mall

In response to customer concerns of increased layover time on-route, layover time on the north end of the route at Willowridge Road and Richgrove Drive will be reduced, during all periods of the week. There will be no change to the service levels.

122 Graydon Hall

Two additional trips will be added in the afternoon peak period, around approximately 3 p.m. These trips will enter service westbound at Fenside Drive, to York Mills Station.

512 St Clair (Effective November 22, 2021)

Service will be reduced in the daytime and early evening, from Monday to Friday. In the daytime, service will be reduced from every 5 minutes to every 6 to 7 minutes. In the early evening, service will be reduced from every 7 to 8 minutes to every 8 to 9 minutes.

941 Keele Express (Effective November 22, 2021)

Midday service will be suspended. Vehicles will change from articulated buses to regular-length buses. Articulated buses will instead operate on 41 Keele.

 

Temporary service reductions will occur on these routes:

7 Bathurst – Monday-Friday peak periods, midday, and early evening

9 Bellamy – Monday-Friday peak periods, Saturday morning

10 Van Horne – Monday-Friday peak periods

14 Glencairn – Monday-Friday peak periods, Saturday evening, Sunday all-day

15 Evans – Saturday all-day, Sunday all-day

20 Cliffside – Monday-Friday peak periods, midday, and early evening, Saturday morning, afternoon, and early evening, Sunday morning and afternoon

23 Dawes – Monday-Friday all-day, Saturday late evening, Sunday evening

24 Victoria Park – Monday-Friday early evening

25 Don Mills – Monday-Friday late evening, Sunday morning

26 Dupont – Monday-Friday AM peak and late evening, Saturday late evening, Sunday early evening

28 Bayview South – Monday-Friday peak periods and midday

32 Eglinton West – Monday-Friday peak periods and midday

34 Eglinton East – Monday-Friday peak periods, midday, and late evening

38 Highland Creek – Monday-Friday peak periods and midday

41 Keele – Monday-Friday all-day

43 Kennedy – Monday-Friday AM peak

48 Rathburn – Monday-Friday AM peak

49 Bloor West – Monday-Friday midday and early evening

50 Burnhamthorpe – Monday-Friday AM peak and early evening, Saturday morning and afternoon, Sunday morning and afternoon

51 Leslie – Monday-Friday peak periods, midday, and early evening

53 Steeles East – Monday-Friday AM peak and late evening, Saturday morning and early evening

55 Warren Park – Monday-Friday PM peak

57 Midland – Monday-Friday peak periods and evening, Saturday morning, afternoon, and early evening, Sunday morning and afternoon

61 Avenue Rd North – Monday-Friday peak periods and midday

63 Ossington – Monday-Friday peak periods and midday, Saturday afternoon and early evening

64 Main – Monday-Friday all-day, Saturday all-day, Sunday all-day

68 Warden – Monday-Friday midday and late evening, Saturday morning, afternoon and late evening, Sunday morning and afternoon

73 Royal York – Monday-Friday peak periods and midday, Saturday morning, afternoon, and early evening, Sunday morning and afternoon

74 Mt. Pleasant – Monday-Friday peak periods and early evening, Saturday morning and afternoon, Sunday morning and afternoon

76 Royal York South – Monday-Friday midday and evening, Saturday morning and afternoon, Sunday morning and afternoon

88 South Leaside – Monday-Friday peak periods

89 Weston – Monday-Friday all-day, Saturday late evening, Sunday morning

94 Wellesley – Monday-Friday AM peak, midday, and evening, Saturday morning and afternoon, Sunday morning, afternoon, and late evening

97 Yonge – Monday-Friday all-day, Saturday all-day, Sunday all-day

100 Flemingdon Park – Monday-Friday peak periods

102 Markham Rd – Monday-Friday all-day

106 Sentinel – Monday-Friday peak periods and midday, Saturday all-day, Sunday afternoon

111 East Mall – Monday-Friday PM peak

118 Thistle Down – Monday-Friday peak periods, midday, and early evening

120 Calvington – Monday-Friday peak periods, Saturday afternoon

127 Davenport – Monday-Friday AM peak and late evening, Saturday evening, Sunday morning and evening

129 McCowan North – Monday-Friday peak periods, midday, and early evening

134 Progress – Monday-Friday peak periods and midday

161 Rogers Rd – Monday-Friday all-day

168 Symington – Monday-Friday all-day, Sunday early evening

189 Stockyards – Monday-Friday evening

512 St. Clair – Monday-Friday peak periods, midday, and early evening

937 Islington Express – Monday-Friday AM peak

 

Periods of service will be temporarily suspended on these express routes:

925 Don Mills Express – Saturday all-day, Sunday all-day, holidays

929 Dufferin Express – Saturday all-day, Sunday all-day, holidays

938 Highland Creek Express – All service

939 Finch Express – Saturday all-day, Sunday all-day, holidays

941 Keele Express – Monday-Friday midday

943 Kennedy Express – All service – local service will be restored to pre-express schedules (September 2021)

953 Steeles East Express – Monday-Friday midday and early evening, Saturday all-day, Sunday all-day, holidays

968 Warden Express – All service - local service will be restored to pre-express schedules (September 2021)

985 Sheppard East Express – Saturday all-day, Sunday all-day, holidays

 

Holiday Service:

Friday, December 17

  • Regular Monday-Friday service

    Saturday, December 18

  • Regular Saturday service

Sunday, December 19

  • Regular Sunday service

Monday, December 20 to Friday, December 24

  • Regular Monday-Friday service

    Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Day)

  • Regular Sunday service
  • Most routes, including the subway, start at 8 a.m.

    Sunday, December 26 (Boxing Day)

  • Regular Sunday service
  • Most routes, including the subway, start at 8 a.m.

    Monday, December 27

  • Regular Holiday service
  • Most routes start at 6 a.m.

    Tuesday, December 28 to Thursday, December 30

  • Regular Monday-Friday service

Friday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)

  • Subway service extended until approximately 3:30 a.m.
  • Additional late evening/early morning bus trips, where warranted by demand

Saturday, January 1, 2022 (New Year’s Day)

  • Regular Sunday service

Most routes start at 8 a.m.

Sunday, January 2

  • Regular Saturday service

Monday, January 3

  • Regular Monday-Friday service

 

Details of New Year’s Eve Service - Friday, December 31, 2021/Saturday, January 1, 2022:

TTC routes

509 Harbourfront: increased service in the late evening. Service will operate every 10 min until 2 a.m. and every 15 min after 2 a.m.

Contracted routes

Mississauga Transit

52 Lawrence West: service to Westwood Mall will end at the usual time

York Region Transit

160 Bathurst North: service to Centre St will end at the usual time

17 Birchmount: service to Highway 7 will end at the usual time

102 Markham Rd: service to Major Mackenzie will end at the usual time

129 McCowan North: service to Major Mackenzie will end at the usual time

68 Warden: service to Major Mackenzie will end at the usual time.

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