Several changes will take effect on August 4, 2019 (unless otherwise noted) and include service reliability improvements, service increase, a new express stop, schedule/route/service adjustments, and a construction-related change.

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 lines/routes:

  • Line 2 Bloor-Danforth (effective August 10, 2019)
  • 11 Bayview (effective August 6, 2019)
  • 15 Evans
  • 24 Victoria Park / 924 Victoria Park Express
  • 33 Forest Hill
  • 48 Rathburn
  • 61 Avenue Rd North (effective August 6, 2019)
  • 62 Mortimer (effective August 6, 2019)
  • 63 Ossington (effective August 6, 2019)
  • 64 Main (effective August 6, 2019)
  • 73 Royal York
  • 76 Royal York South
  • 83 Jones
  • 88 South Leaside (effective August 6, 2019)
  • 120 Calvington (effective August 6, 2019)
  • 506 Carlton
  • 512 St Clair

Service Increase

5 Avenue Rd (effective August 6, 2019)
Service will be improved in the morning peak period to reduce crowding for customers and additional southbound trips will be scheduled to depart from Eglinton Station between approximately 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.

New Express Stop

984 Sheppard West Express
A new express stop will be designated for the 984 Sheppard West Express eastbound at Sheppard Avenue West and Wilson Heights Boulevard (stop ID 7299) to complete the stop pair at this intersection. Schedules will remain unchanged.

Schedule/route/service adjustments

2 Bloor-Danforth (effective August 10, 2019)
Service levels will change throughout the day, and will continue to operate every 6 minutes or better.

32 Eglinton West (effective August 6, 2019)
Select trips in the westbound service from Eglinton Station at the end of morning peak period, from Monday to Friday, will be removed so that resources can be reallocated to reduce overcrowding on other services.

39 Finch East (effective August 6, 2019)
New service will operate in the late evening periods, every day of the week, on the 39B (Finch Station-Old Finch and Morningview). Service levels in the evening will be revised along Finch Avenue East to accommodate this change.

  • Monday to Friday, service will be scheduled every 9 minutes from approximately 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and service will be every 10 minutes after 11 p.m.
  • On Saturdays, service from 7 p.m. to midnight will be scheduled every 7 to 8 minutes, and every 10 minutes afterwards.
  • On Sundays, service in the late evening period will be scheduled every 10 minutes.

64 Main (effective August 6, 2019)
Service levels will change slightly throughout the day. The transition from afternoon peak period to evening service will be changed to better accommodate customer demand. Service will change to every 12 minutes between approximately 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m., and service will continue to operate every 20 minutes after 8 p.m.

68 Warden (effective August 6, 2019)
The last trips in the schedule will be adjusted from Monday to Friday to improve customer connections to the Blue Night Network after regular subway service ends. The trip currently scheduled to terminate at approximately 2:08 a.m. at Warden Station will remain in service for customers and operate to Danforth Road and Danforth Avenue as it transitions to the 300 Bloor-Danforth overnight route.

73 Royal York
Late evening service on Saturday, Sunday and holidays on the 73B (Royal York Station-Eglinton & La Rose) branch will be eliminated due to low ridership. Only the 73C (Royal York Station-Claireport) will operate in the late evening on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

176 Mimico GO (effective August 6, 2019)
Service will be extended into the Humber Bay Shores area via Marine Parade Drive to connect more customers to Mimico GO Station. Trip times at all stops along the route will change slightly. In the afternoon peak, trips will be shifted approximately 5 minutes later to improve connections with Lakeshore West GO train trips.

506 Carlton
Service levels will change at all times. Bus trips that are scheduled to supplement the streetcar service in the morning peak period will now enter service in the west end from Parkside Drive and Howard Park Avenue.
 
As a result of the additional time being added to the schedules in the late evening on Sundays and holidays, the 506 Carlton route will be temporarily removed from the Ten Minute Network. Service levels will be adjusted in the fall in conjunction with planned low-floor streetcar deployment to reallocate service to restore Ten Minute Network service.

Construction-related change

505 Dundas
Schedules will be adjusted, seven days a week, based on observed conditions to address service reliability issues as a result of delays caused by City watermain construction on Dundas Street West between Spadina Avenue and Bay Street. Service levels will change slightly at all times of the week.