TTC to increase service on 24 bus routes May 12

May 8, 2024
The increases will bring bus service to 96 percent of pre-pandemic levels, the highest since 2019.

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is increasing scheduled service on 24 major bus routes starting May 12, delivering more frequent and reliable trips, shorter wait times and more room for customers on board. The latest round of service increases will bring service to 96 percent of pre-pandemic levels, the highest since 2019.  

“We are investing more than ever in the TTC to ensure that buses arrive sooner, with more room on board and that your commutes are faster and more reliable,” said Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow. “We are increasing service on routes like the 995 York Mills Express, which connects thousands of people every day to jobs, homes and healthcare in North York and Scarborough. As mayor, I am focused on delivering better TTC service to all customers without increasing fares.” 

“We are increasing TTC service to 96 percent of pre-pandemic levels, with four percent more service than at this time last year,” said TTC Chair Jamaal Myers. “We are improving the daily commutes for thousands of customers, including in our suburbs. I am especially pleased that this round of service increases delivers for the people of Scarborough by enhancing service frequency, capacity and reliability on routes affected by the closure of Line 3.” 

The 24 bus routes will see improved service, mostly in off-peak periods, providing more room on board and improving more than 140,000 daily customer trips.  

“Ridership is growing and is currently at 80 percent compared to 2019, showing significant growth during off-peak hours and weekends,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “Thanks to strong support from the TTC Board and the city of Toronto, we have been able to enhance service frequency, reduce crowding and align our services with projected ridership. Customer feedback has played a crucial role in shaping these improvements and we are committed to continually enhancing our services to meet customer needs.” 

The full list of routes that will see service increases can be found on TTC’s website.