Several changes have been scheduled to take effect on June 21, 2020 and include service increases for physical distancing, impacts from construction, seasonal service changes and service adjustments. Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some scheduled changes may be delayed or some service adjusted to meet operational needs.

Service increases

Additional bus trips will be scheduled on corridors with busy ridership in order to reduce crowding and promote physical distancing for customers. These routes are:

  • 7 Bathurst
  • 24 Victoria Park
  • 29 Dufferin
  • 34 Eglinton East
  • 35 Jane
  • 39 Finch East
  • 41 Keele
  • 52 Lawrence West
  • 54 Lawrence East
  • 86 Scarborough
  • 102 Markham Rd
  • 165 Weston Rd North

Impacts from construction

7/307/511 Bathurst (effective until September 5, 2020)
Due to reconstruction of streetcar track on Bathurst Street, at Bathurst Station, and the closure of the bus and streetcar loop, 7 Bathurst, 307 Bathurst, and 511 Bathurst buses are required to divert to Spadina Station:

  • 7 Bathurst buses will divert in both directions via Dupont Street and Spadina Road
  • 511 Bathurst buses will divert in both directions via Harbord Street and Spadina Avenue
  • 307 Bathurst buses will divert in both directions via Dupont Street, Spadina Road, Spadina Avenue, and Harbord Street

There will be no service on Bathurst Street between Dupont Street and Harbord Street. Pedestrian access at Bathurst Station will be maintained at all times. 511 Bathurst and 307 Bathurst service south of Front Street West will continue to divert via Front Street West, Spadina Avenue, and Fort York Boulevard.

506/306 Carlton (effective until end of 2020)
TTC construction will begin at High Park Loop in the first phase of construction affecting service in the 506 Carlton corridor in 2020. Buses will replace streetcar service on 506/306 Carlton between Dundas West Station and Main Street Station.

What work is being done?

  • Reconstruction of High Park Loop, including new accessible platforms and paved surfaces for bus operation, when required
  • Streetcar track replacement on Howard Park Avenue from Parkside Drive to Dundas Street/College Street, including on the Sterling Bridge
  • Streetcar overhead system upgrades on the entire route
  • City of Toronto cycling upgrades at College Street/Borden Street
  • Bus/streetcar terminal rehabilitation at Main Street Station

Due to the constrained street network, there will be no replacement service on Howard Park Avenue, between High Park Loop and Dundas Street West. This is the first stage of construction affecting the 506 Carlton service. Additional service changes will be required later in the year.

Seasonal service changes

The typical service reductions during the summer months on many peak period services across the system will not be made this year due to the COVID-19 situation. The reduced levels of service already scheduled since May 2020 will continue on many routes.

92 Woodbine South
Service will also be increased in the afternoon peak period and early evening, from Monday to Friday, and on Saturday, Sundays and holidays to accommodate possible increased summer ridership to and from the lakeshore.

121 Fort York-Esplanade
Service will be extended to Ontario Place/Trillium Park and Cherry Beach at all times. All service will operate on the 121D (Ontario Place-Cherry Beach) branch. Service will continue to operate via Blue Jays Way and Navy Wharf Court.

175 Bluffers Park
Bus service will be operated between Kennedy Station and Bluffer’s Park. Service will operate during the daytime and early evening on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Service adjustments

501 Queen (effective until September 5, 2020)
Service on the 501 Queen will temporarily operate as a single route from Long Branch to Neville Park at all times. Service will operate every 10 minutes, all day.

503 Kingston Rd (continuing from May 10, 2020)
Streetcars will operate between Bingham Loop and Charlotte Loop.

508 Lake Shore
Service on 508 Lake Shore will remain suspended in response to continued ridership decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

512 St Clair
Service levels will be reduced during peak periods to reflect lower ridership demand in the summer and due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Streetcars will continue to operate every 5 minutes during peak periods.