TrainWeb.org Facebook Page
Old Time Trains

What's New
~ Articles ~ Stories ~ Archives ~ Photographs ~ Preservation ~ Library ~ Home


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 at 610 Bay Street just north of Dundas Street West was also owned and was used by all other inter-city bus companies including Greyhound as shown here. Infamous Ford Hotel in background.

Opened December 19, 1931 as Gray Coach Terminal. Leased July 8, 2012 to Coach Canada and Greyhound Canada.

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.

 


 

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

Gallery

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

 

 

 



Old Time Trains © 2014 2016 2017