TTC cuts its list of service cuts

Bay Bus on Lakeshore below abandoned trolley bus wire poles

Three weeks ago, Torontonians learned of a proposed TTC fare increase and a series of service cuts to bus routes across the city. The fare increase proposal was quickly quashed, but the service cuts were still on the table, but their implementation delayed from March 27 to a later date.

In a press release sent out this afternoon, the TTC has announced a revised list of proposed route cuts. These changes were in response to a large public and media outcry and a hastily-arranged series of public consultations. Most of the 48 affected routes had service times restored and seven routes have escaped the axe altogether. The service cuts are now planned for implementation on May 8, 2011.

While this is a partial victory for transit riders, the news that some transit users will be without service during some off-peak periods is still disappointing. The aim of the Ridership Growth Strategy was to ensure that all regular, non-industrial routes, offered 30 minute service at all regular service hours, making the service more attractive at off-peak times. (Originally, the plan was for 20-minute service for all routes.)

With the revised proposal for service cuts, the TTC aims to save $4 million instead of $7 million based on the original list. The new list is below the fold, I have marked the revisions to the original list.

5 AVENUE RD – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (Revised)
 
61 AVENUE RD NORTH – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.
 
6 BAY – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays. (Revised)
 
9 BELLAMY – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Service ending at 7:00pm Sundays, and holidays. (Revised)
 
8 BROADVIEW – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
 
120 CALVINGTON – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., every day. (Revised)
 
20 CLIFFSIDE – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
 
42 CUMMER – Service east of Kennedy Road ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service east of Kennedy Road on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
 
127 DAVENPORT – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.
 
105 DUFFERIN NORTH – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.
 
26 DUPONT – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., every day.
 
32 EGLINTON WEST – No 32D (Eglinton West Stn-Jane & Emmett) service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No 32D (Eglinton West Stn-Jane & Emmett) service after 7:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. No 32A (Eglinton Stn-Renforth & Skymark) service west of Renforth on Saturdays.
 
15 EVANS – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.
 
33 FOREST HILL – Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
 
135 GERRARD – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.
 
14 GLENCAIRN – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., every day.
 
169 HUNTINGWOOD – Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays. Service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, service after 7:00 p.m. Saturdays, and service 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays replaced west of Victoria Park Avenue by 10 VAN HORNE route. (Revised on Van Horne)
 
43 KENNEDY – 43B (Kennedy Stn-Scarborough Centre Stn via Progress) service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday.  No 43B (Kennedy Stn-Scarborough Centre Stn via Progress) service on Sundays and holidays. (Revised)
 
30 LAMBTON – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays. (Revised)
 
162 LAWRENCE-DONWAY – Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (Revised)
 
56 LEASIDE – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. No service west of Laird Drive to Eglinton Station Sunday/holiday daytime.
 
51 LESLIE – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays. (Revised)
 
59 MAPLE LEAF – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays. (Revised)
 
132 MILNER – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays. 
 
116 MORNINGSIDE – 116A/E (Kennedy Stn-UofT Scarborough Express/Conlins) service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. 116A/E (Kennedy Stn-UofT Scarborough Express/Conlins) service ended Saturday, Sundays, and holidays.
 
62 MORTIMER – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
 
74 MT PLEASANT – Service ending at 7:00 p.m., every day.
 
103 MT PLEASANT NORTH – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays. (Revised)
 
72 PAPE – 72A service south of Eastern Avenue to Commissioners and Union Station ending at 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays, September-May. (Revised)
 
101 PARC DOWNSVIEW PARK – Service Saturday and Sunday only, September-May. (Revised)
 
167 PHARMACY NORTH – Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday.  Service ended Sundays and holidays. (Revised)
 
80 QUEENSWAY – Service ending at 10:00 p.m. east of Humber Loop, Monday-Friday. Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. No service east of Humber Loop on Sundays and holidays. (Revised)
 
73 ROYAL YORK – 73B (Royal York Stn-Eglinton & La Rose) service ending at 7:00 p.m., every day.
 
76 ROYAL YORK SOUTH – 76B (Royal York Stn-Queensway & Grand Ave) service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No 76B (Royal York Stn-Queensway & Grand Ave) service on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
 
86 SCARBOROUGH – 86D (Kennedy Stn-Beechgrove via Lawrence) service ending at 7:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No 86D (Kennedy Stn-Beechgrove via Lawrence) service on Sundays and holidays. (Revised)
 
115 SILVER HILLS – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., seven days per week. (Revised)
 
124 SUNNYBROOK – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.
 
94 WELLESLEY – Service west of Wellesley Station ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.
 
112 WEST MALL – No 112C (Kipling Stn-Disco Rd) service north of Eglinton Avenue after 10:00 p.m., Saturdays. No 112C (Kipling Stn-Disco Rd) service north of Eglinton Avenue after 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.
 
98 WILLOWDALE-SENLAC – Service ending at 10:00 p.m. east of Sheppard-Yonge Station, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. (Revised)
 
96 WILSON – 96C/F service to Tandridge Crescent ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. 96C/F service to Tandridge Crescent or Thistle Down Boulevard ending at 7:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. (Revised)

Routes that are no longer affected are:

122 Graydon Hall
110 Islington South
130 Middlefield
48 Rathburn
78 St. Andrews
60 Steeles West
55 Warren Park

4 comments

  1. Looks like leaving work from Sunnybrook Hospital on Sunday / holiday (hospitals remain open on holidays too duh) nights will still be an issue.

    I can not help but think that a city unable to provide low quality bus service could ever build subways and LRTs. I feel like we are dreaming of buying a house in the Annex before we can pay rent on a 300 square foot bachelor. I can not take transit plans seriously until we decide to actually fund transit in Toronto. We subsidize transit ridiculously low compared with the rest of North America and much of Europe.

  2. In the photo heading this article, note the old diesel bus running under poles that once held overhead for trolleybuses.

  3. The 51 Leslie should not be on the list. It is a long walk from the nearest alternative 25 Don Mills especially because there are very few foot connections between the two roads between Eglinton and Sheppard. This cut leaves large areas up to 1km from the nearest bus stop which is unacceptable.

    On the other hand, a few years ago this route had no Sunday service…

  4. At least this is an improvement … the routes in my neighbourhood seem to be a fair compromise (26 Dupont, 30 Lambton, 127 Davenport, 80 Queensway)

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