Toronto Transit Commission route 96 'Wilson'
|Number of Branches||6|
|Distance||20.09km (York Mills Station - Humberline & Finch)|
|Blue Night||309 Finch West , 319 Wilson|
|Types of vehicles used||Orion VII NG , Orion VII , Nova RTS|
96 Wilson is a bus route operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This route services Wilson Avenue between Yonge Street and Weston Road.
Eastern terminals include York Mills Station for 96A, 96B, 96C, and 96G, and Wilson Station for 96H and express branch 96E. Western terminals include Carrier Drive for 96A, Humberline Drive and Albion Road for 96B, Thistledown Boulevard for 96C and 96H, Humber College for express branch 96E, and Jane Street and Clayson Road for 96G. Branch 96C, 96E and 96G only operate during rush hours on weekdays. Branch 96H operates at all times outside of rush hour.
This route has 6 branches:
- 96A York Mills Station - Carrier Drive via Kipling & John Garland
- 96B York Mills Station - Humberline/Albion
- 96C York Mills Station - Thistledown via Albion Rd.
- 96D York Mills Station - Carrier Drive and Westmore Drive
- 96E Wilson Station - Humber College Express
- 96G York Mills Station - Sheppard and Tobarrie
- 96H Wilson Station - Thistledown via Albion Rd. (Internal designation - signed as 96C)
Overnight service is provided by 309 Finch West and 319 Wilson between York Mills Station and Martin Grove Road & John Garland Boulevard for 319, and between Martin Grove Road and John Garland Boulevard and Humberline Drive for 309. The rest of the route doesn't have overnight service.
2008 Service Improvements
During the 2008 service improvement proposal period, City Council and the York-Etobicoke Community Council recommended an extension of service on 96 Wilson during peak periods along Torbarrie Road. During the morning peak period, buses would operate west along Wilson Avenue to northbound Bartor Road, looping south along Arrow Road and east on Sheppard Avenue, and looping again to get south along Oakvdale Road and Torbarrie Avenue. Then, east on Kirby Road and south on Jethro Road back to Wilson Avanue. The afternoon peak period buses do this same route, but opposite. TTC further recommended this suggestion.