The running time and schedules on the 53 STEELES EAST will be adjusted for all periods of the week to help improve on-time performance.
As part of the Annual Service Plan 2021, new periods of service will be introduced on 953 STEELES EAST EXPRESS on weekday midday and early evening periods, and Saturday and Sundays morning and afternoon.

New off-peak express service will operate via the Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue East intersection, and will not divert via Bayview Avenue and Finch Avenue East used during afternoon peak periods.

With the introduction of new periods of express service on 953 STEELES EAST EXPRESS, the 53A (Finch Stn-Staines) will be replaced by new express Monday-Friday in the midday and early evening periods, and weekends in the morning and afternoon periods.

Overall, service levels on the Steeles East corridor will be improved.