These bus routes were identified in the TTC’s 5-Year Service Plan & 10-Year Outlook as some of the TTC’s most heavily used, with nearly a quarter of a million customers travel them every weekday (pre-COVID conditions). Transit on these routes plays a significant role in moving large volumes of people and, given priority, could move even more. Even during COVID-19, these routes continue to play a significant role in moving people around the city.

The Eglinton East Bus Lanes were installed in 2020. Jane Street is being studied and is expected to begin public consultation in 2022. Dufferin Street, Steeles Avenue West, Finch Avenue East and Lawrence Avenue East will be evaluated and prioritized as part of RapidTO: Bus & Streetcar Priority.

The RapidTO Bus Lanes are sections of the street designated by regulatory signs and pavement markings for use by public transit, bikes may also use them. The bus lanes also have regulatory “No Stopping” signs placed along each roadway. Other vehicles are not allowed to stop or wait in the RapidTO bus lanes.

Drivers should be aware and always look for people on bikes, buses and pedestrians when travelling along or moving into RapidTO bus lanes to make turns. People on bikes and pedestrians should also be aware and look out for buses and cars.

Emergency Vehicles

Emergency vehicles are allowed in the bus lane when required.

When an emergency vehicle is approaching, drivers should enter the RapidTO lane, when safe, and stop as near to the curb lane as possible. Drivers should merge safely out of the RapidTO lane and back into the mixed traffic lane after the emergency vehicle has passed.

Right Turns

Dashed lane markings indicate where drivers should enter the RapidTO lane to turn right.

For the purpose of exiting from the RapidTO bus lane (e.g. making a right turn to a side street or driveway), drivers may enter the reserved lane no more than 45 metres before the exit point.

Dashed lane markings indicate where drivers should enter the RapidTO lane to turn right.

Left Turns

When turning left, drivers can cross through the RapidTO lane to access driveways.

When turning left, drivers can cross through the RapidTO lane to access driveways.

Dashed Red Lane

Drivers can enter the RapidTO lane where the lane markings and red paint are dashed to make a right turn at intersections or at driveways.

For safety, drivers may remain in a bus lane no more than 45 metres from their entry point.

Drivers can enter the RapidTO lane where the lane markings and red paint are dashed to make a right turn at intersections or at driveways.

Solid Red Lane

Drivers should not cross a solid white line or travels in the solid red section of theRapidTO lane.

Only buses, wheel-trans and bikes are allowed on the RapidTO bus lanes. Emergency vehicles and vehicles used to conduct City services, such as garbage trucks, are allowed in the bus lane when required.

Drivers should not cross a solid white line or travels in the solid red section of theRapidTO lane.

Turn & Merge

When turning right, drivers should enter the RapidTO lane and merge left when it is safe.

For safety, drivers may remain in a bus lane no more than 45 metres from their entry point.

When turning right, drivers should enter the RapidTO lane and merge left when it is safe.

Pass Left Turning Vehicles

To keep traffic moving, drivers can use the RapidTO lane to get around left turning vehicles.

For safety, drivers may remain in a bus lane no more than 45 metres from their entry point.

To keep traffic moving, drivers can use the RapidTO lane to get around left turning vehicles.

 

Black and white street sign indicated that only buses and bikes are allowed in the lane.

Enforcement of the new bus lanes, by Toronto Police Service, has begun for all of the Eglinton East bus lanes (Eglinton/Kingston/Morningside).

The fine for improper use of a bus lane is $110 and three demerit points.

The fine for stopping in a RapidTO bus lane is $150.

Regulatory bus lane signs, red lanes and pavement marking symbols are posted along RapidTO bus lanes to clearly show where RapidTO bus lanes are in place.

Routes / Areas From/To Status
Eglinton Avenue East, Kingston Road and Morningside Avenue Brimley Road to the University of Toronto Completed November 2020
Jane Street Eglinton Avenue West to Steeles Avenue West Public consultation anticipated in 2022
Dufferin Street Dufferin Gate to Wilson Avenue To be determined
Steeles Avenue West Yonge Street to Jane Street To be determined
Finch Avenue East Yonge Street to McCowan Road To be determined
Lawrence Avenue East Victoria Park to Rouge Hills Drive To be determined