Toronto Transit Commission fleet

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The Toronto Transit Commission bus fleet is the collection of transit buses owned and used by the Toronto Transit Commission for its bus routes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Current bus fleet

Most buses (aside from the 62 feet (19 m) articulated Nova LFS buses) are 40 feet (12.19 metres) long. All buses are used in local/express service and are wheelchair equipped. Handicap.svg/wheelchair lift equipped Handicap.svg Arrow south.svgArrow north.svg

Order Year Builder/Model Engine/Transmission
(Fuel Propulsion)
Fleet/(Qty.) Division Notes
1996 7000-7134
(135)
(8 active)
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  • Will all retire on February 15, 2015. [1]
  • Lift-equipped buses
  • These units replaced the 1987-1989 Orion IIIs, which were retired due to frame issues and Replaced the 1975 8010-8117 Fishbowls.
  • Originally ordered for a Nova Bus Classic.
  • First buses to be delivered with the variant of the CLRV livery without the grey paint.
  • 7000-7074 were operated from Arrow Road when new. 7000-7087 had UWE connectors when they were based at Eglinton from 2002-2004. However, these units are now at Malvern after the 7400-series Orion VIIs were delivered.
  • Mainly restricted on routes 39 Finch East, 53 Steeles East, 131 Nugget, 139 Finch-Don Mills, and 199 Finch Rocket.
  • Occasionally, on routes 38 Highland Creek, 85 Sheppard East, 95 York Mills, 129 McCowan North, 130 Middlefield, and rarely on other routes from Malvern division such as 132 Milner, 133 Neilson and 134 Progress.
  • As of January 2015 7013, 7033, 7060, 7106, 7120, 7123, 7127, 7128 are left in service.
    • 7090 retired March 2012 due to structural damage.
    • 7036 collided with a cube van in August 2013, damaging the front end while operating on route 53 Steeles East.
    • Most retired units have been stored at Birchmount Division with some at Hillcrest.
1996–1997 9400-9449
(50)
(46 active)
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  • Lift-equipped buses
  • Originally the 100 Orion VI CNG order, later split.
  • These units were built to be powered by compressed natural gas but were converted to diesel.
  • Mainly restricted on routes 10 Van Horne, 29 Dufferin, 90 Vaughan, 95 York Mills, 105 Dufferin North, 106 York University, 107 Keele North, and 196 York University Rocket.
  • Occasionally, on routes 7 Bathurst, 11 Bayview, 42 Cummer, 51 Leslie, 75 Sherbourne, 88 South Leaside, 97 Yonge and rarely on other routes operated by Wilson Division.
  • So far, 9400, 9407, 9416, and 9437 are retired.

9401-9406, 9408-9415, 9417-9436, 9438-9449 are currently active

    • 9400 retired September 2013 due to structural damage.
1997–1998 7200-7251
(52)
(35 active)
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  • In Process of Retirement
  • Lift-equipped buses
  • Replaced some D800s, older D901s, D40s, and New Looks.
  • Assigned to Danforth when new, but transferred to Arrow Road in 2002 after Danforth's closure.
  • Mainly restricted on routes 35 Jane, 36 Finch West, 37 Islington, 60 Steeles West, 96 Wilson, 165 Weston Road North, and 195 Jane Rocket.
    • Occasionally run on routes 84 Sheppard West, and 99 Arrow Road and rarely on other routes from Arrow Road Division such as 46 Martin Grove, 59 Maple Leaf, 101 Parc Downsview Park, 108 Downsview, and 120 Calvington.
  • 9 units have Luminator Horizon side signs.
  • As of January 2015 so far: 7205, 7206, 7209, 7213-7215, 7220, 7222, 7223, 7228, 7233, 7237, 7238, 7240, 7242, and 7244 are retired
1998–1999 7300-7350
(51)
(50 active)
  • Replaced some D800s, older D901s, D40s, and New Looks.
  • Assigned to Old Eglinton, transferred to Eglinton in 2002 after UWE installation and Old Eglinton's closure, then transferred to Queensway after the 7500-series Orion VIIs were delivered.
  • Mainly restricted to routes 15 Evans, 26 Dupont, 30 Lambton, 44 Kipling South, 45 Kipling, 48 Rathburn, 49 Bloor West, 50 Burnhamthorpe, 66 Prince Edward, 73 Royal York, 76 Royal York South, 80 Queensway, 110 Islington South, 111 East Mall, 112 West Mall, 123 Shorncliffe, 168 Symington, and rarely 192 Airport Rocket. Also found on route 300 Bloor-Danforth.
  • 12 units have Luminator Horizon side signs.
  • 7308 was retired due to fire damage it sustained while on route 66 Prince Edward.
  • 7333 hit a rental car and taxi before slamming into a building on July 22, 2012 while on route 510 Spadina as a replacement bus during road construction.
2002–2005 7400-7793 7795-7882
(482)
(100/120/262 active)
  • Replaced some 1990 D40s.
  • Ordered as D40i "Invero" buses, but later changed to 100 D40LFs in 2003 and 120 D40is in 2004, and finally to the current order.
  • 7400-7619 have black rubber skirts. Unit 7405 was the first unit rebuilt as a part of a rebuild program.
  • 7500-7549 were operated from Eglinton while 7550-7619 were operated from Arrow Road, but all were moved to Eglinton in 2005-2006 to older buses (until they were displaced by 1000-1149).
  • 7620-7699 were operated from Arrow Road but were transferred to Eglinton in 2008 until they were displaced by the 1200-series buses.
  • 7700-7881 were operated from Eglinton but were transferred to Birchmount between 2005-2009 to replace older buses.
  • 7794 was involved in a fatal collision with a pedestrian on August 20, 2010 while operating route 92. It was renumbered to 7882 in December 2010.
  • Rebuild program began in August 2011 starting with 7405 and ran from May 2012-January 2015.
  • All 482 buses received rebuilt.
  • Majority of the fleet has thicker vents.
  • Split with the following divisions:
    • Eglinton has 280 buses consisting of 7400-7499, 7500-7619, and 7620-7679 and can be serviced on routes 25 Don Mills, 34 Eglinton East, 43 Kennedy, 54 Lawrence East, 67 Pharmacy, 68 Warden, 70 O'Connor, 72 Pape, 86 Scarborough, 87 Cosburn, 100 Flemingdon Park, 116 Morningside, 144 Downtown/Don Valley Express, 167 Pharmacy North, 198 U of T Scarborough Rocket, and 224 Victoria Park North. Also on night routes operated by Eglinton such as 300 Bloor-Danforth, 303 Don Mills, 305 Eglinton East, 320 Yonge and 354 Lawrence East.
    • Birchmount has 202 buses consisting of 7680-7793, 7795-7882 and can be found on 8 Broadview, 9 Bellamy, 12 Kingston Road, 16 McCowan, 17 Birchmount, 20 Cliffside, 21 Brimley, 22 Coxwell, 23 Dawes, 24 Victoria Park, 31 Greenwood, 57 Midland, 62 Mortimer, 64 Main, 65 Parliament, 69 Warden South, 72 Pape, 81 Thorncliffe Park, 83 Jones, 87 Cosburn, 91 Woodbine, 92 Woodbine South, 102 Markham Road, 113 Danforth, 135 Gerrard, 143 Downtown/Beach Express, and 167 Pharmacy North as well as Blue Night lines 300 Bloor-Danforth, 302 Danforth Rd.-McCowan, 322 Coxwell, and 324 Victoria Park. As of November 2014, due to streetcar shortage, it is serviced on the 504 King.
2006-2007 1000–1149
7900-7979
8000-8099
(330)
(150/80/100 active)
  • Part of contract C32PY04839 (awarded in May 2005 for 150 diesel-electric hybrid buses and 180 clean diesel buses).
  • These units do not have black rubber skirts.
  • Assigned to Arrow Rd when new, but with the arrival of more NG hybrids at Arrow and the increasing unreliability of this series, they were split upon the opening of Mount Dennis, with 50 units each going to Arrow (1000-1049), Wilson (1050-1099) and Malvern (1100-1149). Wilson split up their 50 units in May 2010, with 1050-1074 going to Mount Dennis, and 1075-1099 going to Malvern as the 81xx buses took over. Arrow then sent its remaining 50 units to Mount Dennis in August 2010, making it split between Mount Dennis and Malvern.
  • Some units use lithium batteries.
  • In one episode of the Rick Mercer Report, Rick Mercer drove Unit 1111 which was a training bus.
  • Replaced all 1997 Orion VI CNGs, 1988-1989 New Flyer D40s and 1991 Orion Vs.
  • All diesel buses were assigned to Wilson when new, then transferred to Arrow Rd after all 76xx units were moved to Eglinton and so diesel buses could be used on route 191 Highway 27 Rocket and Queensway to replace older buses then displaced again with the 1400-series and 1500-series Orion 7 Next Generation buses.
  • 1 unit rebuilt as of January 2015.
  • 8000-8011 were retrofitted with luggage racks for 192 Airport Rocket in January 2013.
  • The following buses are split as:
    • Mount Dennis has 67 units in this series (1000-1066) and can be regularly found on routes 6 Bay, 14 Glencairn, 32 Eglinton West, 41 Keele, 47 Lansdowne, 52 Lawrence West, 55 Warren Park, 63 Ossington, 71 Runnymede, 77 Swansea, 79 Scarlett Rd., 89 Weston, 94 Wellesley, 126 Christie, 127 Davenport, 141 Downtown/Mt. Pleasant Express, 161 Rogers Rd., 171 Mt. Dennis, 300 Bloor-Danforth, 307 Eglinton West, 316 Ossington, 320 Yonge, 329 Dufferin, and 352 Lawrence West along with streetcar route 504 King.
    • Malvern services 83 units (1067-1149) and can be seen on 38 Highland Creek, 39 Finch East, 53 Steeles East, 85 Sheppard East, 95 York Mills, 129 McCowan North, 130 Middlefield, 131 Nugget, 132 Milner, 133 Neilson, 134 Progress, 139 Finch-Don Mills, 190 Scarborough Centre Rocket, 199 Finch Rocket, 308 Finch East, 309 Finch West, 321 York Mills, 353 Steeles East, and 385 Sheppard East.
    • Arrow assigns 42 buses: 7900-7906, 7908, 7910-7925, 7927-7932, 7935, 7936, 7938-7940, 7942, 7946, 7947, 7949-7951, 7953 and are commonly found on routes 35 Jane, 36 Finch West, 37 Islington, 46 Martin Grove, 59 Maple Leaf, 60 Steeles West, 84 Sheppard West, 96 Wilson, 99 Arrow Rd, 101 Parc Downsview Park, 108 Downsview, 120 Calvington, 165 Weston Rd North, 191 Highway 27 Rocket, and 195 Jane Rocket as well as night routes 308 Finch East, 309 Finch West, 311 Islington, 312 St. Clair, 313 Jane, and 319 Wilson.
    • Queensway operates 138 buses: 7907, 7909, 7926, 7933, 7934, 7937, 7941, 7943-7945, 7948, 7952, 7954-7979, 8000-8099 and may be found on 15 Evans, 26 Dupont, 30 Lambton, 44 Kipling South, 45 Kipling, 48 Rathburn, 49 Bloor West, 50 Burnhamthorpe, 66 Prince Edward, 73 Royal York, 76 Royal York South, 80 Queensway, 110 Islington South, 111 East Mall, 112 West Mall, 123 Shorncliffe, 145 Downtown/Humber Bay Express, and 168 Symington as well as 192 Airport Rocket (first 12 buses) and 300 Bloor-Danforth.
2007-2008 1200–1423
1500–1689
(414)
(223/188 active)
  • These buses are an option for 220 hybrid buses from a contract awarded in 2005 for 330 buses issued in July 2006. Due to late delivery, additional four buses were added to the order.
    • Another order added for 140 hybrid buses in 2006 but Orion offered to maintain the pricing terms for an additional 50 buses.
  • All units use lithium batteries.
  • 1517 (retired October 2010 and burned in September 2009), 1617 (retired May 2011) and 1256 (retired in April 2013) were retired after separate fire-related incidents.
  • These units are mostly allocated out of:
    • Arrow Road services 175 buses (1205-1215, 1217, 1219-1223, 1225, 1227-1232, 1236-1238, 1241, 1243, 1247, 1248, 1251, 1252, 1254-1255, 1257-1261, 1263, 1265-1268, 1270, 1271, 1274-1277, 1280, 1284-1286, 1288, 1291, 1292, 1294-1299, 1302, 1303, 1305, 1306, 1308-1313, 1316, 1318-1320, 1322-1324, 1326, 1327, 1329-1333, 1335-1350, 1353-1368, 1370, 1371, 1373-1390, 1392-1396, 1399, 1404, 1405, 1410, 1414-1417, 1419, 1421, 1422, 1504, 1505, 1511, 1512, 1514, 1519, 1521, 1523, 1534, 1538, 1545, 1550, 1554, 1559, 1561, 1564, 1574, 1576, 1579) and can be operated on 35 Jane, 36 Finch West, 37 Islington, 46 Martin Grove, 59 Maple Leaf, 60 Steeles West, 84 Sheppard West, 96 Wilson, 99 Arrow Rd, 101 Parc Downsview Park, 108 Downsview, 120 Calvington, 165 Weston Rd North, 191 Highway 27 Rocket, and 195 Jane Rocket along with 308 Finch East, 309 Finch West, 311 Islington, 312 St. Clair, 313 Jane, and 319 Wilson.
    • Malvern holds 27 units (1279, 1281-1283, 1289, 1290, 1293, 1300, 1301, 1304, 1307, 1314, 1315, 1317, 1321, 1328, 1334, 1351, 1352, 1369, 1372, 1391, 1397, 1398, 1400-1403) and appears on 38 Highland Creek, 39 Finch East, 53 Steeles East, 85 Sheppard East, 95 York Mills, 129 McCowan North, 130 Middlefield, 131 Nugget, 132 Milner, 133 Neilson, 134 Progress, 139 Finch-Don Mills, 190 Scarborough Centre Rocket, 199 Finch Rocket, 308 Finch East, 309 Finch West, 321 York Mills, 353 Steeles East, and 385 Sheppard East.
      • Intended for 1200-1289 upon deliverythe remaining buses from the series moved to Arrow Road in 2010 when 1075-1099 arrived. The series from Wilson (1391, 1394-1403) later moved to replace the retiring Orion Vs and later buses from Arrow Road and Mount Dennis as well in 2014.
    • Mount Dennis services 209 buses (1200-1204, 1216, 1218, 1224, 1226, 1233-1235, 1239, 1240, 1242, 1244-1246, 1249, 1250, 1253, 1262, 1264, 1269, 1272, 1273, 1278, 1287, 1325, 1406-1409, 1411-1413, 1418, 1420, 1423, 1500-1503, 1506-1510, 1513, 1515, 1516, 1518, 1520, 1522, 1524-1533, 1535-1537, 1539-1544, 1546-1549, 1551-1553, 1555-1558, 1560, 1562, 1563, 1565-1573, 1575, 1577, 1578, 1580-1670, 1672-1689) and can be found on 6 Bay, 14 Glencairn, 32 Eglinton West, 41 Keele, 47 Lansdowne, 52 Lawrence West, 55 Warren Park, 63 Ossington, 71 Runnymede, 77 Swansea, 79 Scarlett Rd., 89 Weston, 94 Wellesley, 126 Christie, 127 Davenport, 141 Downtown/Mt. Pleasant Express, 161 Rogers Rd., 171 Mt. Dennis, 300 Bloor-Danforth, 307 Eglinton West, 316 Ossington, 320 Yonge, 329 Dufferin, and 352 Lawrence West along with streetcar route 504 King.
2009-2012 1700–1829
8100-8219
8300-8396
(347)
(130/120/97 active)
  • Contract C32PY08704 awarded in December 2007 for 130 diesel electric hybrid buses.
    • These buses are an option for 80 hybrid buses from a contract awarded in December 2007 for 130 buses issued in late 2008. 40 buses were added in August 2008 for 120 hybrid buses. Later changed to clean diesel order due to hybrid failures.
    • Part of the contract issued in October 2009 for 95 buses to be delivered in 2011-2012 for a combined of $51,468,098.70
  • These units replaced more remaining New Looks.
  • Wilson used to operate this batch and no longer appears there.
  • Delivered with lithium-ion batteries.
  • Some units use lithium batteries.
  • Assigned to Wilson when new, but some units were transferred to Birchmount when the Orion VII 3rd generation buses were delivered to Wilson.
  • 8100 and 8101 have the older styled doors like previous Next Generations.
  • 1715 damaged after a collision in Ellesmere Road and Neilson Road.
  • 8395 and 8396 were purchased to replace buses retired due to fires.
  • This order was the last order of Orion VII buses as Orion closed down in 2012.
  • Split between as follows:
    • Arrow Road has 17 buses such as 1700-1702, 1706, 1714, 1732, 1751, 1789-1791, 1796, 1802-1804, 1806, 1809, 1818 and can be found on routes 35 Jane, 36 Finch West, 37 Islington, 46 Martin Grove, 59 Maple Leaf, 60 Steeles West, 84 Sheppard West, 96 Wilson, 99 Arrow Rd, 101 Parc Downsview Park, 108 Downsview, 120 Calvington, 165 Weston Rd North, 191 Highway 27 Rocket, and 195 Jane Rocket along with 308 Finch East, 309 Finch West, 311 Islington, 312 St. Clair, 313 Jane, and 319 Wilson.
    • Malvern has the majority of 113 buses: 1703-1705, 1707-1713, 1715–1731, 1733-1750, 1752-1788, 1792-1795, 1797-1801, 1805, 1807, 1808, 1810-1817, 1819-1829 and can be seen on 38 Highland Creek, 39 Finch East, 53 Steeles East, 85 Sheppard East, 95 York Mills, 129 McCowan North, 130 Middlefield, 131 Nugget, 132 Milner, 133 Neilson, 134 Progress, 139 Finch-Don Mills, 190 Scarborough Centre Rocket, 199 Finch Rocket, 308 Finch East, 309 Finch West, 321 York Mills, 353 Steeles East, and 385 Sheppard East.
    • Birchmount has 21 buses in the series (8100-8119, 8127) and can be seen on routes 8 Broadview, 9 Bellamy, 12 Kingston Road, 16 McCowan, 17 Birchmount, 20 Cliffside, 21 Brimley, 22 Coxwell, 23 Dawes, 24 Victoria Park, 31 Greenwood, 57 Midland, 62 Mortimer, 64 Main, 65 Parliament, 69 Warden South, 72 Pape, 81 Thorncliffe Park, 83 Jones, 87 Cosburn, 91 Woodbine, 92 Woodbine South, 102 Markham Road, 113 Danforth, 135 Gerrard, 143 Downtown/Beach Express, and 167 Pharmacy North as well as Blue Night lines 300 Bloor-Danforth, 302 Danforth Rd.-McCowan, 322 Coxwell, and 324 Victoria Park. As of November 2014, due to streetcar shortage, it is serviced on the 504 King.
    • Wilson has the majority in the fleet counting 196 (8120-8126, 8128-8219, 8300-8334, 8335-8396) and can be seen on routes 5 Avenue Road, 7 Bathurst, 10 Van Horne, 11 Bayview, 28 Bayview South, 29 Dufferin, 33 Forest Hill, 42 Cummer, 51 Leslie, 56 Leaside, 61 Avenue Road North, 74 Mt. Pleasant, 75 Sherbourne, 78 St. Andrews, 82 Rosedale, 88 South Leaside, 90 Vaughan, 95 York Mills, 97 Yonge, 98 Willowdale-Senlac, 103 Mt. Pleasant North, 104 Faywood, 105 Dufferin North, 106 York University, 107 Keele North, 109 Ranee, 115 Silver Hills, 117 Alness, 122 Graydon Hall, 124 Sunnybrook, 125 Drewry, 142 Downtown/Avenue Road Express, 160 Bathurst North, 162 Lawrence-Donway, 169 Huntingwood, 193 Exhibition Rocket, 196 York University Rocket and its night routes 310 Bathurst, 316 Ossington, 320 Yonge, and 329 Dufferin.
2013-2014 9000-9152
(153)
(153 Active)[2]
  • Replaced some 1996 Orion Vs 7000-7134 Units at Malvern Complex.
  • 60 foot articulated order.[3]
  • RFP issued to New Flyer and Nova Bus. Contract awarded in August 2012 to Nova Bus for 27 buses delivered in 2013. Additional 56 and 70 buses were purchased in 2014 and 2015, but the advancement of the 2015 order was later approved for 126 buses delivered in 2014.
  • First low-floor articulated buses in the fleet.
  • To be placed on routes 7, 29, 36, 63, 85 as main priorities [4]
  • Scheduled to make an appearance on routes 7 Bathurst, 29 Dufferin, 36 Finch West, 53 Steeles East, 41 Keele, 85 Sheppard East by the end of 2014/Winter 2015.[5]
  • 9000-9026 has the third generation rear and 9027-9152 has the fourth generation rear (albeit from the blue accessible seats).
  • Mainly restricted and split on the following divisions:
    • Wilson operates 56 buses: 9000-9054, 9056 and appears on 7 Bathurst, 29 Dufferin, 310 Bathurst, 320 Yonge, and 329 Dufferin.
    • Malvern services 48 units such as 9055, 9057-9103 and can appear on 53 Steeles East, 85 Sheppard East, 129 McCowan North, and 199 Finch Rocket.
    • Arrow Road has 31 buses in the series 9104-9134 and operates on route 35 Jane, 36 Finch West, and 60 Steeles West.
    • Mount Dennis has the remaining 18 buses: 9135-9152 and operates on 41 Keele.[6]
    • Rarely, the appear on other routes operated by the Wilson, Malvern, Arrow Rd, and Mount Dennis divisions.
  • delivered from July 18, 2013 to Mid-January 2015
2015-2018 8400-8704
(305)
(55 for 2015, 250 for 2016)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • 40 foot order.
  • To replace all 1997-1998 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD buses, the New Flyer D40LFs and possibly, the 2006 Orion VII Hybrids due to its unreliability.[7]

Retired bus fleet

Non-standard buses

Make/Model Fleet number Description Fleet size Fleet total Acquired Retired Division Notes
REO 96HTD Diesel buses Ex-Hollinger Bus Lines
REO W Diesel buses
Rek-Vee Industries Club Car Shuttle buses 32 1980s 1980s
White Motor Company 50A Diesel buses
Yellow Coach Y-Z (227, 229) Diesel buses
Yellow Coach Y Diesel buses
Yellow Coach Y Diesel buses
Yellow Coach Z-AQ-273 Diesel buses
Yellow Coach Y-U-316 Diesel buses
Ford 29B Diesel buses 4
Ford 19B Diesel buses 7
Ford 72B Diesel buses 10
AEC 404 Double-decker bus Later converted to single-decker bus
Aerocoach P-46-37 and 371 Diesel buses 4
Fageol or J. G. Brill and Company Twin Coach 44S Diesel bus
Fifth Avenue Bus Company L and J Double-decker bus
FitzJohn FTG Diesel buses 25 Ex-North York Bus Lines
FitzJohn Falcon Ex-Hollinger Bus Lines
FitzJohn Hercules JXLD Ex-Hollinger Bus Lines
Packard ED Diesel buses
Pierce Arrow Diesel buses
Prevost Car 50-PI-33 Trainer/Command Unit 3 1990s 2006
Motor Coach Industries MC-8 572 Command Unit 1 1997 2005 Notably used during World Youth Day
General Motors Diesel Division PD-4103 and 4104 Diesel buses 23 23

Built from 1959-1989

Make/Model Fleet number Description Fleet size Fleet total Acquired Retired Division Notes
General Motors Diesel Division TDH 5301 2900–2949, 2950–2984, 3100-3139 Diesel buses 125 125 1959, 1960, 1962 197? Some sold to OC Transpo and 2939 was sold to Barrie Transit
General Motors Diesel Division TDH 4517 2985–2999 Diesel buses 15 15 1960
General Motors Diesel Division TDH 5302 3140-3149 Diesel buses 10 10 1962
General Motors Diesel Division TDH 5303 3300-3379, 3500-3599, 3700-3799, 7100-7179 Diesel buses 360 360 1963, 1964–1965, 1966, 1967
General Motors Diesel Division TDH 5304 3150-3174, 3980-3999, 7180-7199 Diesel buses 65 65 1963, 1966–1967, 1967
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5305 7300-7354, 7355-7395, 7523-7562 Diesel buses 136 136 1968–1969, 1969–1970, 1972
Flyer Industries D700A 7500-7509, 7510-7522 Diesel buses 23 23 1969, 1972 late 1980s Queensway
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 7570-7599, 7700-7779, 7900-7962 Diesel buses 173 173 1973, 1973, 1974–1975
Flyer Industries D800A 7560-8004 Diesel buses 45 45 1974–1975 early 1990s Queensway Lansdowne
  • 8000 was acquired by a film company. It was last seen in a Trident Gum commercial in 1999.
  • 7972 was put for Sale in Caledon ON.
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 8010-8117 Diesel buses 108 108 1975 November 2004 Malvern Arrow rd
  • Replaced by 7000-7134 Vs in 1996/1997.
  • This was the last order of buses containing the VH-9 transmission.
  • 8041 was transformed into a cigarette car in a season 7 episode of The Red Green Show.
  • 8051 was the last bus placed in CLRV livery
  • 8058 was the last bus with a rollsign and is being preserved at Halton County Radial Railway Museum in Milton, Ontario.
  • 8073 was renumbered to 2151 in the 2150-2155 series.
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 8140-8158 Diesel buses 19 19 1976 Malvern Several buses were renumbered into the 2150-2155 series.
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 8160-8204, 8270-8314, 8320-8369 Diesel buses 140 140 1977, 1979, 1980 All retired by April 2007 Several buses were renumbered into the 2000-2110 series.
Flyer Industries D800B 8210-8223, 8230-8260 Diesel buses 45 45 1977–1978 September 1998-September 1999 Queensway 8257 has been preserved by the CTHF and Scrapped in early 2014 in Winnipeg at the New Flyer plant.
Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 01.501 "I" 8370-8378 Diesel bus 9 9 1981 early 1990s
Flyer Industries D901 8380-8476 Diesel buses 97 97 1981 1999 Danforth, Queensway, Wilson
Flyer Industries D901SS 8477-8486 Diesel buses 10 10 1981 1999 Queensway, Old Eglinton
  • Originally used for Gray Line service
  • These units were the first regular TTC buses equipped with A/C (excludes Gray Coach equipment)
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 8520-8561, 8570-8729 Diesel buses 202 202 1981–1982 2011 Birchmount, Danforth Many buses were renumbered into the 2000-series series.
General Motors Diesel Division TA60-102N 8500-8511 Diesel articulated buses 12 12 1982 1987 Eglinton Malvern Acquired by MiWay (then known as Mississauga Transit) as a part of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation's Articulated bus demo program.
Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 01.501 "I" 8730-8739 Diesel bus 10 10 1982 early 1990s
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 8740-8985 Diesel buses 246 246 1982–1983 2011 Birchmount, Malvern, Arrow, Danforth, Old Eglinton, Wilson All buses were renumbered into the 2000-series series; no bus was renumbered to 2321 because 8821 was sold for scrap after an accident.
Flyer Industries D901 6000-6122, 6130-6204 Diesel buses 198 198 1985–1986 2007 Arrow Road, Birchmount, Danforth, Old Eglinton, Malvern, Queensway, and Wilson * 6068 and 6133 were the last buses retired. They were retired in September 2007
  • 6104 is a "Belka" bus for children learning in North York.
General Motors Diesel Division/Motor Coach Industries TC40-102N "Classic" 6210-6293 Diesel buses 84 84 1987 2005-2010 Arrow Road, Birchmount, Danforth, Davenport, Malvern, Mount Dennis, Lansdowne, Old Eglinton * 6221 & 6223 were restricted to Toronto Island in duties in March 2009 and Retired in 2010 and Taken off the roster in February 2012 and sold to Belka enrichment centre.
Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 03.501 "III" (Orion-Ikarus 286) 6360-6419, 6530-6559 Diesel articulated buses 90 90 1987, 1989 June 2003 Arrow Road, Eglinton, Malvern, and Wilson
  • These buses were prematurely retired due to structural, frame, and corrosion failures, including the articulation joint and were replaced by the 1996-1997 Orion Vs.
    • Some of the earlier retirements were used by OC Transpo.
New Flyer Industries D40 6300-6359, 6420-6434, 6440-6521 Diesel buses (0/0/0) 157 (60/15/82) 1987-1989 2009 Arrow Rd, Danforth, Eglinton, Malvern, Queensway
  • 6488 was sold to Cullingford coaches as a Movie bus.
  • The 1987 models were retired early due to structural failures.
  • 6304 and 6330 were the last buses retired in the 6300-6359 series.
  • 6422 was the last bus retired in the 6420-6434 series.
  • 6457 was the last bus retired in the 6440-6521 series.
Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 01.508 "I" 9360-9361 Diesel buses 0 2 1989 early 1990s Arrow Rd, Danforth, Eglinton, Malvern, Queensway
  • 9360-9361 were sold to Go Transit as 1713-1714 in the early 1990s and later retired
  • 9360 was sold to Brandon Transit as 35 and later retired.
  • 9361 was sold to York University as a shuttle bus. It is now retired.

Built from 1990-2002

These buses were all 40 feet (12.19 metres) long and are used in local service.

Year Builder and
model name
Photo Powertrain
(Engine and transmission)
Numbers Division Notes
1990-1991 (retired 2004) New Flyer Industries D40 Cummins LTA10B and Allison V30 6560-6638 Arrow Rd, Danforth, Eglinton, Malvern, Queensway
  • These units were the first order delivered with electronic signs and A/C (excluding 1980's Gray Line Flyer buses)
  • The 1990 models were prematurely retired due to structural failures.
  • 6564, 6587, 6590, and 6597 were the last buses retired.
  • No units had working A/C at time of retirement. Many units had their interior air grills on the rear wall removed and covered up with plexi glass or wood. (This may have been done to limit noise concerns as the original air intake covers rattled on most buses as they idled.)
  • Delivered as ZF 4HP500 4 speed transmission; it was converted to Allison V730 3-speed transmission in 2000.
1990-1991 (retired 2005) Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 05.501 "V" CNG Cummins L10G and Allison B400R 9370-9394 Wilson
  • 9 units were supposed to be sent to the Dominican Republic along with 6291, but were vandalized.
  • 10 units were parked at the Esther Shiner Stadium parking lot.
  • This bus was delivered with ZF 5HP590 transmission; it converted to Allision B400R transmission in 1997.
1991–1992 (retired 2010) Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 05.501 "V" Detroit Diesel 6V92TA and Allison B-400R WTEC 6640-6745 Mount Dennis, Queensway, Eglinton, Birchmount, Davenport, Malvern
  • All retired due to frame issues, engine issues, and because these vehicles are not lift equipped.
  • 6734 was the last unit to be retired.
  • This bus was delivered with ZF 5HP500 5 speed transmission, later it converted to Allision B400R transmission.
1996 (retired 2013-2015) Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 05.501 V TTC Orion V 1996 7115 on route 85 Sheppard East Heading to Don Mills Stn.png Detroit Diesel Series 50 275HP and Allison World B400R 7000-7134 Arrow Road, Eglinton, Malvern
  • Handicap.svg Arrow south.svgArrow north.svg These we're TTC's first high floor lift equipped accessible buses
  • In process of retirement
  • Lift-equipped buses
  • These units replaced the 1987-1989 Orion IIIs, which were retired due to frame issues.
  • 7000-7074 were originated at Arrow Road when new. 7000-7087 had UWE connectors when they were based at Eglinton from 2002-2004. However, these units are now at Malvern after the 7400-series Orion VIIs were delivered.
  • These buses were replaced by the 2014 Novabus LFS Artics 9000-9152
  • 7XXX was the last unit to be retired.
  • All units are expected to retire by February 15, 2015.
1997 (1981 rebuilds) (retired 1998) General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA and Allison V730 1002–1036 Arrow Road, Birchmount, Malvern
1997–1998 (retired 2006) Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 06.501 "VI" CNG TTC Orion VI Bus 9243.jpg Cummins L10-280G and Allison B-400R WTEC 9200-9249 Wilson
  • Handicapped/disabled access These were TTC's first low floor buses.
  • All retired in 2006 due to the difficulties of converting them into diesel, so the TTC phased out CNG-powered buses.
  • These buses were replaced by the Orion VIIs 7900-7979.
  • 9217 was the Last unit to be Retired.
1997-2000 (1977–1981 rebuilds) (retired 2009) General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N and Allison V730 2000-2110 (ex 8181-8204, 8270-8369, 8520-8561 and 8571) Arrow Road, Birchmount, Malvern, Mount Dennis, Wilson
  • The last bus, 2017 (ex-8533) was retired in September 2009. This bus retired more than two years later than the rest of the fleet.
1998 (1978–1981 rebuilds) (retired 2006) General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N and Allison V730 2600–2619 Arrow Road
  • Ex-Montreal units with McKay Gates.
  • These units were assigned to routes 35, 41, 89, and 96.
  • 2619 was Sold to Belka as a Learning bus.
1999 (1975–1977 rebuilds) (retired 2007) General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N and Allison V730 2150-2155 (ex 8010-8117, 8140-8180) Malvern
  • 2153 (ex-8163), the last bus, was retired in April 2007. This bus was retired more than two years later than the rest of the fleet.
1999-2001 (1981-1982 rebuilds) (retired 2011) General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N and Allison V730 2700-2765, 2767-2858 (ex 8520-8561, 8570, 8572-8729) Mount Dennis Wilson Malvern
  • 2766 was reserved for a Peter Witt streetcar
  • 2855 was the last 2700-2765, 2767-2858 series in service in December 2011.
  • Few went Undergo Life Extension Program (LEP)
2001-2004 (1982-1983 rebuilds) (retired 2011) General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N and Allison V730 2240-2320, 2322-2485 (ex 8740-8820, 8822-8985) Mount Dennis Wilson Malvern
  • Some went Undergo Life Extension Program (LEP)
  • 8821 was scrapped and not renumbered 2321
  • 2281 was the last New Look in service
  • 2252 remains active, confined to Toronto Island duties.
  • 2290 and 2291 are Preserved in Ireland.

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