TTC service improvements and changes
Several changes have been scheduled to take effect on March 29, 2020 (unless otherwise noted) and include service increases, service reliability improvements, route/service adjustments and impacts from construction.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some scheduled changes may be delayed or adjusted to meet operational needs.
17 Birchmount (effective March 30, 2020)
Service frequencies will be slightly improved after midnight from Monday to Friday and trip times in the late evening will be adjusted.
501 Queen (effective March 30, 2020)
Service will be increased in the morning peak period to reduce crowding. Two bus trips will be added to operate westbound from Queen Street East and Kingston Road at approximately 8:05 a.m. and 8:10 a.m.
Service reliability improvements
The Service Reliability Program, which continuously monitors and improves schedules to better match observed operating conditions, will result in new schedules for the following routes, effective March 30, 2020:
- 7 Bathurst
- 23 Dawes
- 37 Islington
- 111 East Mall
- 161 Rogers Rd
- 937 Islington Express (temporarily suspended)
- 986 Scarborough Express (temporarily suspended)
12 Kingston Rd (effective when school resumes)
At the request of Neil McNeil Catholic High School, the scheduled departure time for the four trips serving the school will be adjusted in the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday. The new departure times from the school to Victoria Park Station will change as follows:
2:41 p.m., 2:42 p.m., 2:44 p.m., 2:50 p.m.
Southbound routing into Eglinton Station will be adjusted via Duplex Avenue and Berwick Avenue to utilize the south entrance and serve the southernmost platform (Bay 1). There will be no change to schedules.
52 Lawrence West (effective March 30, 2020)
Some trips with low ridership that do not meet the TTC’s service standards will be eliminated so that resources can be reallocated. The first eastbound trip on the 52G (Lawrence West Station-Martin Grove via the Westway) from Martin Grove and Tollington Road will now depart at approximately 5:22 a.m. The last westbound 52G will now depart Lawrence West Station at 1:30 a.m.
Northbound routing on 56A (Donlands Station-Eglinton Station) into Eglinton Station will be adjusted via Duplex Avenue and Berwick Avenue to utilize the south entrance and serve the southernmost platform (Bay 1). There will be no change to schedules.
86 Scarborough (effective April 18, 2020)
Scheduled weekend evening service to the Toronto Zoo for Terra Lumina will end after April 13, and the last trip from Toronto Zoo towards Kennedy Station will be at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Service may not operate due to schedule changes at the Toronto Zoo amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Due to the temporary suspension of the 63A (Eglinton West Station-Liberty Village) route, service north of St. Clair Avenue on Oakwood Avenue will be provided by the new 163 Oakwood route. This route will operate all periods of the week from Ossington Station to Lawrence West Station via Ossington, Oakwood, and Marlee Avenues. Service south of St. Clair Avenue will continue to be operated by the 63 Ossington on the 63B (St Clair-Liberty Village) branch.
504 King (effective April 4, 2020)
Service will be reduced Saturday afternoon to reflect total streetcar fleet availability. There will be a minor change to service levels.
Bus operation will continue on 505 Dundas until late April, due to unforeseen delays in upgrading streetcar overhead infrastructure between Spadina Avenue and Parliament Street. Buses will operate every 7 to 9 minutes at all times.
Low-floor streetcars will operate between Dundas West Station and Broadview Station once overhead upgrades are complete. We thank our customers for their patience and understanding during this time.
511 Bathurst (effective until May 2020)
Streetcars will be replaced by buses, over the entire route, due to a shortage of streetcar fleet. This replacement coincides with preparatory work for upcoming construction on the Bathurst Street bridge south of Front Street. Bus replacement service is expected to continue through the end of 2020.
Impacts from construction
Eglinton West Station bus terminal closure
Metrolinx construction – Line 5 Eglinton (until September 2020)
As part of Line 5 Eglinton construction, the bus terminal at Eglinton West Station will be closed until September 2020 to facilitate construction of the LRT station roof slab. Bus routes from this station will not serve the bus terminal and the 32 Eglinton West, 63A Ossington and 109 Ranee will be diverted from the station. Subway service will continue to operate at Eglinton West Station and customers may transfer on street to the subway.
- 32 Eglinton West will serve the station on street at temporary bus stops located approximately 150 to 200 metres west of the station entrance. The 32D (Eglinton West Station-Jane & Emmett) branch will be temporarily extended to Eglinton Station.
- 63 Ossington will temporarily only operate on the 63B (St Clair-Liberty Village) branch, and service north of St. Clair Avenue on Oakwood Avenue will be provided by the new 163 Oakwood route. Service levels from St. Clair Avenue to Liberty Village will be maintained.
- 109 Ranee will be truncated at Lawrence West Station during the construction period. Bus service on Marlee Avenue will be temporarily served by the new 163 Oakwood.
Keele Station Bus Roadway Rehabilitation - TTC construction (effective until fall 2020)
Keele Station will be closed for bus roadway rehabilitation until fall 2020. All the bus routes from Keele Station will be diverted to other terminal locations.
- 30 High Park/80 Queensway
80 Queensway will be diverted via High Park Avenue and interlined with 30 High Park. Customers using the 80 Queensway route will transfer on street, at Bloor Street West and Keele Street, between other bus routes and Keele Station. With the interlined service, customers will board northbound 30 High Park from inside the bus terminal at High Park Station, and will alight southbound 30 High Park from the street on High Park Avenue.
- 41 Keele/941 Keele Express/341 Keele and 89 Weston/989 Weston Express customers will transfer on street, at Bloor Street West and Keele Street, between other bus routes and Keele Station.
511 Bathurst (effective until May 2020)
Due to the closure of the westbound lanes of Fleet Street at Bathurst Street, southbound buses will operate via Bathurst Street, Fort York Boulevard, Lake Shore Boulevard, and Strachan Avenue to Fleet Street into Exhibition Loop. Northbound buses will operate via Fleet Street, Fort York Boulevard, and Bathurst Street to Bathurst Station. 511 Bathurst buses will use existing bus stops on Fort York Boulevard served by the 121 Fort York-Esplanade bus at Fort York/Fleet, Fort York/Bastion, and westbound Fort York/Bathurst. A new northbound stop at Fort York/Bathurst will be provided.