Toronto Transit Commission route 53 'Steeles East'

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Toronto Transit Commission route 53 'Steeles East' is a ten-minute route.
Toronto Transit Commission route 53 'Steeles East' is wheelchair accessible.
Toronto Transit Commission route 53 'Steeles East' is a bike rack route.
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53 Steeles East
Number of Branches 2
Distance 18.66km (Finch Station - Staines)
17.26km (Finch Station - Markham Road)
Blue Night 353 Steeles SmallAccessible.gif
Types of vehicles used Orion VII NG HEV SmallAccessible.gif, Nova Bus LFS HEV SmallAccessible.gif,
Nova Bus LFS Artic SmallAccessible.gif
Division Malvern
Ridership (2016) 28,278

53 Steeles East SmallAccessible.gif is a route operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 53.

This route services Steeles Avenue between Yonge Street and Staines Road and the community of Morningside Heights. There is one western terminal, which is Finch Station. Eastern terminals include Markham Road for 53B, and Staines Road for 53A. Branch 53A operates at all times except during rush hours on weekdays. Branch 53B operates at all times during the week.

History

  • September 5, 2004 - New Sunday and Holiday daytime service is introduced east of Middlefield Road on branch 53B to Markham Road.
  • June 25, 2007 - New peak-period express branch 53F to Staines is introduced providing service to a new residential community along Staines Road. Buses loop counterclockwise via Quietbrook Crescent.
  • November 23, 2008 - Branch 53A to Middlefield is extended to Staines Road and operates at all times except during rush hours. Branch 53B to Markham Road is revised to operate only during the midday and early evenings every day.
  • January 2, 2011 - Local branch 53A and express branch 53F to Staines Road are extended to serve the Morningside Heights neighbourhood. Buses loop via Morningside Avenue, Oasis Boulevard, and Seasons Drive. Service is removed from Quietbrook Crescent.
  • September 1, 2013 - Peak-period short turn branch 53 to Pharmacy is eliminated. The east-end looping of local branch 53B and express branch 53E is revised. Service will loop via Tapscott Drive, Passmore Drive, and Markham Road instead of via Elson Avenue. Express service is extended east to McCowan Road on branches 53E and 53F.
  • October 11, 2015 - Route is added to the Ten Minute Network. All service west of Markham Road will operate at intervals of ten minutes or better whenever the subway is open.
  • January 7, 2019 - As part of the TTC's initiative to reorganizing the route names of surface express bus routes, express branches 53E and 53F are formed into the new 953 Steeles East Express SmallAccessible.gif route. Branch 53E is renamed to 953B and branch 53F is renamed to 953A.

Previous route maps

October 2015
January 2014
March 2011
November 2008
March 2006

Branches

This route has 2 branches:

Overnight Service

Overnight service is provided by 353 Steeles SmallAccessible.gif on Steeles Avenue West and Staines Road.

Express Service

Express service is provided by 953 Steeles East Express SmallAccessible.gif for both branches.

Vehicles

Buses that can appear on 53 Steeles East are the Orion VII NG HEV SmallAccessible.gif and Nova Bus LFS HEV SmallAccessible.gif.

Summary

Toronto Transit Commission Logo.png Frequency Vehicles Used Notes
Weekday AM Peak 5:30 21 53B branch only.
Weekday Midday 5:45 19 53A and 53B branches combined.
Every 4th 53B operates as 53A.
Weekday PM Peak 5:20 23 53B branch only.
Weekday Early Evening 5 21 53A and 53B branches combined.
Every 4th 53B operates as 53A.
Weekday Late Evening 9 11 53A and 53B branches combined.
Saturday Early Morning 9:30 11 53A and 53B branches combined.
Saturday Morning 8:20 13 53A and 53B branches combined.
Every 3rd 53B operates as 53A.
Saturday Afternoon 5:15 21 53A and 53B branches combined.
Every 4th 53B operates as 53A.
Saturday Early Evening 7:30 14 53A and 53B branches combined.
Every 3rd 53B operates as 53A.
Saturday Late Evening 10 10 53A and 53B branches combined.
Sunday Early Morning 9 11 53A and 53B branches combined.
Every 3rd 53B operates as 53A.
Sunday Morning
Sunday Afternoon 6 18 53A and 53B branches combined.
Every 4th 53B operates as 53A.
Sunday Early Evening 9:45 11 53A and 53B branches combined.
Sunday Late Evening 10 9 53A and 53B branches combined.
Last updated: February 12, 2019


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Current Divisions Arrow Rd - Birchmount - Davisville - Eglinton - Greenwood - Hillcrest - Lakeshore - Leslie Barns - Malvern - McCowan - Mount Dennis - Queensway - Roncesvalles - Russell - Wilson
Future Divisions McNicoll
Former Divisions Danforth - (Old) Eglinton - Lansdowne - St. Clair (Wychwood) - Vincent
Former Projects Network 2011 - OneCity - Transit City (Bus Plan - Light Rail Plan)
Bus Stops 1-999, 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-8999, 9000-9999, 10000-10999, 11000-11999, 12000-12999, 13000-13999, 14000-14999, 15000-15999
Current Routes
Rapid Transit 1 (Yonge-University) - 2 (Bloor-Danforth) - 3 (Scarborough) - 4 (Sheppard) - 5 (Eglinton Crosstown) - Finch West - Sheppard East
Bus 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 160 161 162 165 167 168 169 171 175 176 189
Downtown Express 141 142 143 144 145
Blue Night 300 301 302 304 306 307 310 312 315 320 322 324 325 329 332 334 335 336 337 339 341 343 352 353 354 363 365 383 384 385 395 396
Community 400 402 403 404 405 407
Streetcar 501 502 503 504 505 506 508 509 510 511 512
Express Network 900 902 903 905 913 924 925 927 929 935 937 939 941 944 945 952 953 954 960 984 985 986 989 995 996
Former Routes
Bus 1 2 3 4 13 13 13 14 19 24 27 28 30 38 40 42 58 59 93 102 106 107 108 117 118 121 121 123 124 136 137 139 139 140 144 163 164 166 171 172 197 224 268 406 408
Rocket 185 186 188 190 191 192 193 194 194 195 196 198 199
Blue Night 302 303 305 307 308 309 310 311 315 316 317 319 321
Community 401 406 409 425
Streetcar 507 514 521 522
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