Toronto Transit Commission Danforth Division

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TTC Danforth Division.jpg Danforth Carhouse in early TTC days, with Coxwell Loop in the foreground. This view, looking southeast, was taken from the north side of Danforth Avenue.
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Danforth Division is a former Toronto Transit Commission streetcar and bus division. Danforth Division was located at the southeast corner of Danforth & Coxwell Avenues.

History

The Toronto Civic Railways opened the Danforth Carhouse as an operating streetcar carhouse in September, 1915. The Civic's DANFORTH and GERRARD routes were operated from this facility.

This carhouse was taken over by the Toronto Transportation Commission on September 1st, 1921. BROADVIEW, the first streetcar line to be operated by Peter Witt cars, was hosted by this facility when the Witts commenced revenue service on October 2nd, 1921.

Danforth Carhouse ceased operating streetcars on February 26th, 1966, with the opening of the Bloor-Danforth subway. Streetcar operations were transfered to Russell Carhouse.

Sherbourne Garage operated buses for Danforth Division while the carhouse was being converted to a bus garage.

The garage reopened on April 23rd, 1967. The 60,000 (5,500 m2) facility accommodated 134 buses. The depot included a wash rack, a diesel fueling station, six 40-foot hoists and eight inspection pit stations.

With the opening of the New Eglinton Garage, Danforth Garage closed as an operating division on March 30th, 2002.

Routes in 1993

Fleet

Near the end of service Danforth operated these buses:

Destination sign

1993 side sign (stamped DAN 37 N) recorded November 1993 from a retired and scrapped TTC Flyer D800B (number unknown).

COXWELL
QUEEN-COXWELL STN
22
COXWELL
BINGHAM-COXWELL STN
22A
D A W E S
ST. CLAIR-MAIN STN
23
DON MILLS
STEELES-PAPE STN
25
SHORT TURN
DON MIILS
25S
DON MILLS
LAWRENCE-PAPE STN
25A
DON MILLS EXPRESS25B
STEELES-PAPE STN
DON MILLS
HIGHWAY 7-PAPE STN
25C
DON MILLS
16TH AVE.-PAPE STN
25D
GREENWOOD
QUEEN-GREENWOOD STN
31
GREENWOOD
HARBOUR HEADLAND-GREENWOOD STN
31A
GREENWOOD
EASTERN-GREENWOOD STN
31B
MORTIMER
MAIN STN-BROADVIEW STN
62
SHORT TURN
MORTIMER
62S
MORTIMER
COXWELL-BROADVIEW STN
62A
M A I N
EASTDALE-QUEEN
64
O'CONNOR
WARDEN STN-COXWELL STN
70
O'CONNOR
EGLINTON-COXWELL STN
70A
PHARMACY
ELLESMERE-VICTORIA PARK STN
67
SHORT TURN
PHARMACY
67S
PHARMACY
EGLINTON-VICTORIA PARK STN
67A
PHARMACY
STEELES-VICTORIA PARK STN
67B
WOODBINE VIA SLOAN
LAWRENCE-WOODBINE STN
91
SHORT TURN
WOODBINE
91S
WOODBINE
PARKVIEW HILLS-WOODBINE STN
91A
WOODBINE
BERMONDSEY-WOODBINE STN
91B
WOODBINE
YORK MILLS-WOODBINE STN
91C
WOODBINE VIA RAILSIDE
YORK MILLS-WOODBINE STN
91F
WOODBINE SOUTH
QUEEN-WOODBINE STN
92
WOODBINE SOUTH
LAKESHORE-WOODBINE STN
92A
DANFORTH
MAIN STN-KENNEDY STN
113
SHORT TURN
DANFORTH
113S
KINGSTON RD
ST CLAIR-VICTORIA PK STN
12
SHORT TURN
KINGSTON RD
12S
KINGSTON RD
ST CLAIR-BINGHAM
12A
KINGSTON RD
KENNEDY STN-VICTORIA PK STN
12B
BROADVIEW
COXWELL-BROADVIEW STN
8
SHORT TURN
BROADVIEW
8S
BROADVIEW
PAPE-BROADVIEW STN
8A
P A P E
QUEEN-PAPE STN
72
PAPE VIA COMMISIONERS
PAPE STN-KING
72A
J O N E S
COMMISIONERS-DONLANDS STN
83
SHORT TURN
J O N E S
83S
COSBURN
MAIN STN-BROADVIEW STN
87
SHORT TURN
COSBURN
87S
COSBURN VIA EAST YORK ACRES
MAIN STN-BROADVIEW STN
87A
CLIFFSIDE
MAIN STN-KENNEDY STN
20
BLOOR-DANFORTH
WARDEN-MARKLAND WOOD
300
SHORT TURN
BLOOR-DANFORTH
300S
DANFORTH RD-McCOWAN
STEELES-DANFORTH
302
SHORT TURN
DANFORTH RD-McCOWAN
302S
DON MILLS VIA COXWELL
STEELES-QUEEN
303
DON MILLS VIA COXWELL
STEELES-BINGHAM
303A
SHORT TURN
DON MIILS
303S
G A R A G E
CHARTERED
EXHIBITION
R A C E S
S P E C I A L
ONTARIO
PLACE

Sources

  • Boutilier, Robert, Bus Maintenance and Shops - 1999 Insider's Guide.
  • Kay, Jeffrey (ed.), Transfer Points, Feb/Mar 1993, Toronto.
  • TTC History Cards, City of Toronto Archives, Toronto.
  • The Coupler, TTC Employee Magazine, various issues.


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