Service improvements are on the way for 61 TTC bus and streetcar routes starting in September, Toronto Mayor John Tory announced on Sunday.

The TTC board will be presented with recommendations for new and restored off-peak bus service, as well as new and expanded overnight bus and streetcar routes. 

The announcement was made with TTC Chair Josh Colle at a bus stop in Scarborough. 

Tory said that 43 routes will see additional services during off-peak hours. He also announced seven new overnight buses. 

“The fastest growth happening for the TTC is happening in off-peak hours,” Tory said to reporters. 

According to Tory, approximately 5.2 million people use the TTC’s overnight bus service each year.

The changes will make service more “available, predictable and consistent travel option for Torontonians,” the TTC said, adding, “in particular to shift workers and people working non-traditional hours.”

The transit improvements will be funded as part of the $90 million investment slotted into the 2015 city budget for transit.

The overnight improvement to bus service will mean that 99 per cent of Torontonians will live within a 15-minute walk of a bus stop. 

“There is a very substantial and huge investment,” Tory said. “It reminds me of how shocking it was that this service was cut back.”

Improvements and changes

“Blue Night” Network 

The “Blue Night” network is the TTC’s overnight bus and streetcar service that operates between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., after the regular daytime and evening services have ended. The TTC says that is provides 4.7 million customer-trips.

300 Bloor-Danforth: Extend route eastward from Warden Avenue to Kennedy Station
325 Don Mills: Change route to serve Pape/Carlaw instead of Broadview; service on Broadview replaced by new 304 King route
329 Dufferin: Extend route northward from Wilson Avenue to Steeles Avenue
334 Eglinton East: Change route to operate from Eglinton Station to Finch via Neilson; instead of Eglinton Station to Rough Hill GO Station
315 Evans-Brown’s line: New route from Royal York station to Long Branch via Royal York Evans, Sherway, and Browns Line
335 Jane: Extend route in the north to York University and in the south from St. Clair Avenue to Jane Station. Service south of St. Clair Avenue to be replaced by 312 St. Clair route
341 Keele: New route from Keele Station to York University and Steeles
304 King: New route from Dundas West Stations to Broadview Station. Service on Roncesvalles replaces 335 Jane route; service on Broadview replaces 325 Don Mills route
302 Kingston Road-McCowan: Change route to operate from Kingston Road to Steeles via Kingston Road; instead of via Danforth Road
354 Lawrence East: Change route to operate from Eglinton Station to Starspray; instead of Eglington Station to U of T Scarborough
352 Lawrence West: Extend route in the west from Royal York Road to Pearson Airport and in the east from Yonge Street to Sunnybrook Hospital
365 Parliament: New route from Castle Frank Station to Esplanade
312 St. Clair-Junction: Change route to operate to Dundas West Station via Dundas, replacing 335 Jane route
384 Sheppard West: New route from Sheppard-Yonge Station to Weston Road
317 Spadina: New route from Spadina Station to Union Station
353 Steeles: Extend route in the west from Yonge Street to York university and in the east from Markham Road to Staines Road/Finch Avenue
395 York Mills: Change route to operate from York Mills Station to Meadowvale; instead of York Mills Station to Finch

New or restored routes 

Changes to bring new or restored service on many of the following routes are being recommended to the TTC Board so that more TTC routes operate all day, every day. 

5 Avenue Road
6 Bay
8 Broadview
9 Bellamy
14 Glencairn
15 Evans
20 Cliffside
26 Dupont
28 Bayview South – NEW
30 Lambton
32D Eglington West
33 Forest Hill
51 Leslie
56 Leaside
59 Maple Leaf
61 Avenue Road North
62 Mortimer
72C Pape
73B York York
74 Mount Pleasant
90B Queensway
94 Wellesley
98 Willowdale-Senlac
100 Flemingdon Park – NEW
101 Downsview Park
103 Mount Pleasant North
105 Dufferin North
115 Silver Hills
120 Calvington
124 Sunnybrook
127 Davenport
132 Milner
135 Gerrard
162 Lawrence-Donway
169 Huntingwood
172 Cherry Street

Service is being added to the following routes during certain periods of the week:

39B Finch East
42A Cummer
43B Kennedy
76B Royal York South
79B Scarlett Road
112C West Mall
167 Pharmacy North