Maple Leaf bus to be trimmed

The Maple Leaf bus route, which runs through Weston, will have reduced nighttime service under the new city budget.

The new budget includes several proposed changes to the TTC. Token fares and Metropasses will be more expensive, and some less-used routes will be cut.

The TTC recommends eliminating service on the 59 Maple Leaf route after 7 pm on weekends and after 10 pm on weeknights. Presently, the bus runs every half-an-hour until 1 am. If the recommendations are enacted, 14 buses will be eliminated on weekday nights and 13 will be eliminated on Saturdays and Sundays.

Route 59 runs from Lawrence West Station on the Spadina Line to Weston Road. It goes through Weston on Church and Gary/Oak streets. During the morning rush hour, it runs every 11 minutes; during the evening rush hour, it runs every 20. After 7 pm and on weekends, service is reduced to every half an hour.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

2 thoughts on “Maple Leaf bus to be trimmed”

  1. This is not the first time they’ve done this. At one point our weekend service was totally cut and they talked about shutting the route down.

    It saddens me as I have teenagers who use this line in the evening and on weekends to come home from after school programs and friends houses. It’s been good to know that they were dropped a very short distance from our house and not had to walk too far at night.

  2. Thanks to your report of the TTC fare hike, I wrote to Frances Nunziata to protest this short-sighted move, and heard back from her office that an announcement is to be made today that there will be no increase.

    Let’s keep reminding our politicians that public transit is important to a healthy, liveable city; that means bus routes, affordable transit, and moving beyond polluting diesel trains ruining our air.

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