Several changes have been scheduled to take effect on March 28, 2021 (unless otherwise noted). The new McNicoll Division will begin operations. There will be no change to service for customers as a result of the new division opening. There will be schedule and service level adjustments to Line 1 Yonge-University as Automatic Train Control signalling is installed up to Rosedale Station and ridership continues to be at lower levels. Some routes will continue to operate at reduced service levels. Service will continue to be suspended on 140-series express, 176 Mimico GO, 508 Lake Shore, and some 900-series express routes.

Ridership and travel patterns will continue to be monitored to guide service changes as the city continues its pandemic recovery.

Service/schedule/routing adjustments

Line 1 Yonge-University (Effective March 29, 2021)
With the completion of Automatic Train Control signalling up to Rosedale Station, and the overall reduction of ridership on the subway, weekday schedules on Line 1 will be adjusted to better reflect actual operating conditions. Service levels will be reduced from Monday to Friday and trains will be scheduled to operate every 3 to 4 minutes in the daytime, and every 5 to 7 minutes in the evening.

7 Birchmount (Effective March 29, 2021)
Schedules will be adjusted on this route in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Service levels will generally remain unchanged and buses will be scheduled to operate every 13 minutes, but individual trip times may change.

43 Kennedy (Effective March 29, 2021)
Schedules will be adjusted on this route in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Service levels will generally remain unchanged and buses will be scheduled to operate every 10 minutes, but individual trip times may change.

In addition, the first and last trip times on the 43C (Kennedy Stn-Village Green) branch will be adjusted.

45 Kipling (Effective March 29, 2021)
Schedules will be adjusted on this route in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Service levels will generally remain unchanged and buses will be scheduled to operate every 10 minutes, but individual trip times may change.

53 Steeles East
The routing of 53B (Finch Stn-Markham Rd) will change to extend all trips via Passmore Avenue to the Amazon cul-de-sac before terminating in the eastbound direction. There will be no change to 53A (Finch Stn-Staines) and 953 Steeles Express at this time.

Routing details:

53B (Finch Station-Markham Rd)
Eastbound (all periods except PM peak): These buses operate from Finch Station via west on Pemberton Avenue, north on Yonge Street, east on Steeles Avenue East, south on Tapscott Road, east on Passmore Avenue to the Amazon cul-de-sac, west on Passmore Avenue to Markham Road

Eastbound (PM peak only): These buses operate from Finch Station via west on Pemberton Avenue, north on Yonge Street, east on Steeles Avenue East, south on Markham Road, east on Passmore Avenue to the Amazon cul-de-sac, west on Passmore Avenue, north on Tapscott Road, west on Select Avenue to Markham Road.

57 Midland (Effective March 29, 2021)
Schedules will be adjusted on this route in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Service levels will generally remain unchanged and buses will be scheduled to operate every 15 minutes, but individual trip times may change.

68 Warden (Effective March 29, 2021)
Schedules will be adjusted on this route in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Service levels will generally remain unchanged and buses will be scheduled to operate every 12 minutes, but individual trip times may change.

102 Markham Rd (Effective March 29, 2021)
The routing of 102B (Warden Stn-Steeles) will change to extend all trips via Passmore Avenue to the Amazon cul-de-sac before terminating in the northbound direction.

Routing details – weekdays only 102B (Warden Station-Steeles):

Northbound: These buses operate from Warden Station via north on Warden Avenue, east on St. Clair Avenue East, northeast on Kingston Road, north on Markham Road, east on Select Avenue, south on Tapscott Road, east on Passmore Avenue to the Amazon cul-de-sac, west on Passmore Avenue, north on Tapscott Road, west on Steeles Avenue, to south on Markham Road.

129 McCowan North (Effective March 29, 2021)
Schedules will be adjusted on this route in the early evening period from Monday to Friday. Service levels will generally remain unchanged and buses will be scheduled to operate every 7 minutes, but individual trip times may change.

167 Pharmacy North (Effective March 29, 2021)
Schedules will be adjusted from Monday to Saturday. The first northbound trip everyday will depart at 5:30 a.m. from Don Mills Station. The first southbound trip everyday will depart at 5:30 a.m. from Pharmacy Loop. Departures will be scheduled every 30 minutes on :00 and :30 from both termini.

310 Spadina
Due to a change in streetcar fleet availability, overnight service on 310 Spadina will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes, seven days a week.

Construction-related Changes:

42 Cummer (Postponed until further notice)
City construction on Cummer Avenue will shut down westbound lanes between Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street for approximately eight months. 42 Cummer will be diverted in the westbound direction via Leslie Street, Finch Avenue, and Bayview Avenue. There will be no westbound bus service between Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street. Buses will operate express through the diversion, stopping only at Leslie Street and Cummer Avenue, and at Cummer Avenue and Bayview Avenue. There will be no change to the eastbound service.

Routing details:

  • Westbound: Buses operate from Dynamic and McNicoll via west on McNicoll Avenue, south on Leslie Street, west on Finch Avenue East, north on Bayview Avenue, west on Cummer Avenue, south on Yonge Street, and east on Bishop Avenue to Finch Station.
  • Eastbound: Buses operate from Finch Station via west on Pemberton Avenue, north on Yonge Street, east on Cummer Avenue, east on McNicoll Avenue, north on Maybrook Drive, east on Passmore Avenue, and south on Dynamic Drive to McNicoll Avenue.

501 Queen/301 Queen (Effective April 5, 2021)
During the first stage of the King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles intersection closure, service on the 501L (Long Branch-Jarvis) and 501P (Park Lawn-Jarvis) routes will be changed to operate both ways via King Street West and Dufferin Street. There will be no change to the scheduled service levels.

501L/301L Queen bus replacement:

  • Westbound 501L/301L: Church Street, Queen Street East, Queen Street West, Dufferin Street, King Street West, The Queensway, Windermere Avenue, Lake Shore Boulevard West, Long Branch Loop.
  • Eastbound 501L/301L: Long Branch Loop, Lake Shore Boulevard West, Windermere Avenue, The Queensway, King Street West, Dufferin Street, Queen Street West, Queen Street East, Jarvis Street, Richmond Street East, Church Street.

501P Queen bus replacement:

  • Westbound 501P: Church Street, Queen Street East, Queen Street West, Dufferin Street, King Street West, The Queensway, Park Lawn Road, Marine Parade Drive, Park Lawn Loop.
  • Eastbound 501P: Park Lawn Loop, Marine Parade Drive, Park Lawn Road, The Queensway, King Street West, Dufferin Street, Queen Street West, Queen Street East, Jarvis Street, Richmond Street East, Church Street.

504Q/304Q King buses will serve Queen Street West between Dufferin Street and Triller Street, in the westbound direction only.

504 King/304 King (Effective April 5, 2021)
During the first stage of the King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles intersection closure, service on the 504C King (Dundas West Stn – Shaw) route will be split into two parts.

504G/304G King bus replacement:
This route will serve stops on Roncesvalles Avenue before looping into TTC’s Roncesvalles Yard. No customer pick up or drop off will be available inside the yard.

  • Westbound: Roncesvalles Avenue, Dundas Street West to Dundas West Station streetcar platform.
  • Eastbound: Dundas West Station streetcar platform, Dundas Street West, Roncesvalles Avenue.

504Q/304Q King bus replacement:

  • Westbound: King Street West, Dufferin Street, Queen Street West, Triller Avenue.
  • Eastbound: King Street West, Douro Street, Strachan Avenue, King Street West.