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Gray Coach Lines

Founded 1927

Owned 100% by Toronto Transportation Commission to operate local and highway routes outside Toronto.
Sold 1990 to Stagecoach Holdings Ltd. of the UK. Stagecoach sold it in 1993 to Greyhound Lines of Canada
and Ontario Northland Motor Coach Services.

Toronto Coach Terminal 610 Bay Street one block north of Dundas Street West at Edward Street.

Toronto Coach Terminal at 610 Bay Street (looking east along Edward Street) one block north of Dundas Street West)
was also owned and/or used by all other inter-city bus companies including Colonial and Greyhound as shown here.
Infamous Ford Hotel in background. Three towers of 12 stories each totalling 750 rooms built 1929.

Opened December 19, 1931 as Gray Coach Bus Terminal it replaced an outdoor lot opened in 1927.
Toronto Coach Terminals, Inc. was wholly-owned by TTC created after sale of Gray Coach.
Leased July 8, 2012 to Coach Canada and Greyhound Canada. Lease expired July 7, 2021.
Greyhound Canada ended all service in Canada in May of 2020.
Coach Canada (Megabus) relocated to the new Union Station Bus Terminal and the building was closed June 8, 2021.
Finally, all remaining service ended July 4, 2021 with 11.30 PM departure of
Ontario Northland bus 5332 on run 799 to North Bay.
Building became property of the City of Toronto.

Sunnyside bus terminal opposite CNR railway station. Queen Street West at Roncesvalles Ave. 1950's


Highway coach for Toronto-Niagara Falls-Buffalo route. 1929


1828 a more modern highway coach for the Niagara Falls route. 1958.

Lambton Line

Gray Coach Lines 645 signed for Lambton Prince Edward Keele suburban route. Twin Coach 23 seat suburban c1937.
Parked at Hillcrest next to temporary wooden building used during WWII for women's quarters at Davenport garage.
A lot of women took over men's jobs for the duration. Perhaps the driver of this bus was in fact a woman!

Some buses and coaches acquired with the TTC takeover of the independent bus lines
in the communities surrounding Toronto were assigned to Gray Coach Lines.

Danforth Bus Lines


GCL 602 (ex DBL 48) 1945 Flxble Clipper 3/16/1955 Sherbourne garage
James V. Salmon Collection/Toronto Public Library

GCL 629 ex DBL 89 a 1948 Twin Coach interurban. TTC Hillcrest shops November 28, 1957
James V. Salmon Collection/Toronto Public Library

GCL 629 (ex TTC 1712 ex DBL 89 ex AL 24 nee QCT 24) 1948 Twin Coach
Grey Coach parking lot on Elizabeth Street at Edward Street near Toronto Bus Terminal October 1, 1955
Acquired 1953 from Autobus Laramee, 20-24 Sherbrooke PQ, (nee Quebec Central Transportation 20-24)
James V. Salmon Collection/Toronto Public Library

Roseland Bus Lines

Grey Coach Lines 611 (ex RBL 30) 1948 Flxible Clipper. Sherbourne Garage 3/16/1955
Note the B/A Oil service station sign in the background. Also, Shell oil.
James V. Salmon/Toronto Public Library

GCL 618 (ex RBL 34) 1950 Prevost. Edward & Chestnut near Toronto Bus Terminal. May 1, 1955
James V. Salmon/Toronto Public Library

West York Coach Lines

Grey Coach Lines 607 (ex WYCL 511) Elizabeth & Edward Sts. near Toronto Bus Terminal May 1, 1955
This highway coach is signed for King, Ontario not King Street in Toronto!
Note: 511 1951 Flxible-White acquired 1952 from Stewart's Bus Lines, Lyn, Ontario.
James V. Salmon/Toronto Public Library


Gray Coach Lines 651 1939 Twin glass top sightseeing bus in front of Queen's Park in Toronto.
August 15, 1954 Salmon Collection




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