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Gray Coach Lines was suburban bus operator founded in 1927 by the Toronto Transit Commission. Gray Coach used inter-urban coaches to link Toronto to outlying areas throughout Southern Ontario. In addition, Gray Coach operated tour bus operations in association with Gray Line tours. The main terminal was at the Toronto Bus Terminal on Elizabeth Street, downtown. In 1954 Gray Coach expanded further when it acquired suburban routes from independent bus operators not merged with TTC bus routes following the creation of Metropolitan Toronto. By the 1980s Gray Coach faced fierce competition in inter-urban service in the GTA and the TTC was forced to sell it in 1989 to British carrier Stagecoach Holdings Ltd, onsold in 1991 to Greyhound Lines of Canada and Ontario Northland. 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC, is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Location. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto was the name of the highest level of municipal government in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada, area from 1954 to 1997. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stagecoach Group plc is a leading international transport group operating bus, train, tram, express coach and ferry operations. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Calgary based Greyhound Canada is a subsidary of Naperville, Illinois based Laidlaw International Incorporated (formerly Laidlaw Inc of Hamilton, Ontario) and linked with Dallas, Texas based Greyhound Bus Lines (AKA Greyhound USA). ... A pair of ON diesels work Hearst, ON, in 2003 Ontario Northland Railway (ONR, AAR reporting marks ONT, ONTA) is a Canadian railway and provincial Crown corporation. ...


Roster

Historic and current buses used by the Gray Coach:

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Stops

GC operated at various locations across Toronto:

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City Routes

Toronto City Routes once travelled by GC:

  • Beach Coach
  • Hill Coach
  • Islington
  • Kingsway
  • Kingsway Coach
  • Lambton
  • Leaside
  • Rosedale Coach
  • Woodbridge

See Also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Gray Coach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (291 words)
Gray Coach was an inter-city bus line based in Toronto, Canada, from 1927 to 1991.
Gray Coach Lines was suburban bus operator founded in 1927 by the Toronto Transit Commission.
By the 1980s, Gray Coach faced fierce competition in inter-urban service in the Greater Toronto Area, and the TTC was forced to sell it in 1989 to British carrier Stagecoach Holdings Ltd.
Coach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (802 words)
The original meaning of the term coach was: a horse-drawn vehicle designed for the conveyance of more than one passenger — and of mail — and covered for protection from the elements.
A railway coach — also known, especially in the United Kingdom, as a railway carriage — is a vehicle designed for the conveyance of passengers by rail (the first such vehicles were, in fact, often road coaches mounted on frames equipped with railway wheels).
A railway coach can be self-propelled (such as the Budd Rail Diesel Car, in which case it is known as a railcar), form part of a multiple unit of self-propelled vehicles, or be pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives either singly or together with other railroad cars.
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