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Canada Coach Lines Garages

In addition to Sanford Garage in Hamilton, the Canada Coach Lines had several small garages scattered throughout southern Ontario. These facilities were used for storage, washing and cleaning of buses, and minor maintenance.

Bay Beach - Eastwood Ave

Built in 1945, the Bay Beach garage was only in use from the end of June until early September. It was built to service buses running to Crystal Beach Amusement Park from Hamilton and Buffalo.

Front view of the CCL Bay Beach garage, Summer 1959.

Front view of the CCL Bay Beach garage, Summer 1959.

Side view of the CCL Bay Beach garage, Summer 1959.

Side view of the CCL Bay Beach garage, Summer 1959.

Galt (Cambridge) - North Square

Canada Coach Lines operated local bus service in Cambridge until the early 1960s. The Galt garage was originally built in 1899 as a roller skating rink.

Rear view of the CCL Galt garage, Summer 1959.

Rear view of the CCL Galt garage, Summer 1959.

Side view of the CCL Galt garage, Summer 1959.

Side view of the CCL Galt garage, Summer 1959.

Front view of the CCL Galt garage, Summer 1959.

Front view of the CCL Galt garage, Summer 1959.

Hamilton - 60 Catherine St

This small garage was located on the NE corner of Catherine and Rebecca, across the street from the Rebecca St Bus Terminal. The building was built in the late 1920s, and was bought and remodeled by the CCL in 1956 to provide support for buses at the Bus Terminal. The adjacent storage yard was created by demolishing houses at the same time as the remodeling. While the garage and yard were being worked on the CCL rented a lot on the south side of Rebecca to store its buses

CCL #1513 at the CCL storage yard off Rebecca St

CCL #1513 at the temporary CCL storage yard off Rebecca St across from the Rebecca St Bus Terminal in 1956. (Photo from mbernero's Flickr page.)

CCL #1523, #1207 and #1211 at the CCL storage yard off Rebecca St

CCL #1523, #1207 and #1211 at the temporary CCL storage yard off Rebecca St across from the Rebecca St Bus Terminal in 1956. (Photo from mbernero's Flickr page.)

CCL #1539 and #1217 at the CCL storage yard off Rebecca St

CCL #1539 and #1217 at the temporary CCL storage yard off Rebecca St across from the Rebecca St Bus Terminal in 1956. (Photo from mbernero's Flickr page.)

CCL #1715 and #1717 at the CCL storage yard off Rebecca St

CCL #1715 and #1717 at the temporary CCL storage yard off Rebecca St across from the Rebecca St Bus Terminal in 1956. (Photo from mbernero's Flickr page.)

Main entrance to Rebecca St Bus Terminal

1964 Aerial photo of the intersection of Rebecca & Catherine. The Rebecca St Bus Terminal is to the upper left of the intersection, the Catherine St Garage & Yard is to the upper right. The large parking lot in the lower left was the temporary storage yard used by the CCL before the Catherine St Garage & Yard was completed. North is at top.

Front view of the CCL Catherine St garage, looking east along Rebecca, Summer 1959.

Front view of the CCL Catherine St garage, looking east along Rebecca, Summer 1959.

Front view of the CCL Catherine St garage, looking east along Rebecca, Summer 1959.

Rear view of the CCL Catherine St garage, looking west along Rebecca, Summer 1959. In the background is the SE corner of the Rebecca St Bus Terminal.

CCL 111 parked in front of the Catherine St garage, date unknown

CCL #111, parked in front of the Catherine St garage, date unknown. (Photo from the Edward Viveiros collection, used with permission.)

CCL #1959 on John St at Rebecca in 1983

CCL #1959 on Catherine at Rebecca in 1983, having just pulled out of the Rebecca St Bus Terminal bound for Waterdown. On the right is the Catherine St Garage. (Photo from mbernero's Flickr page.)

CCL 1975 in the small storage yard next to the Rebecca St Bus Terminal

CCL #1975 at the Catherine St yard, date unknown. The Rebecca St Bus Terminal is in the background. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

Buses lined up at the Rebecca St Bus Terminal, September 27 1973,

CCL #1767 at the Catherine St yard, September 27 1973. (Photo by David L. Phillips, used with permission.)

CCL #1803 at the CCL Catherine St Garage in 1976.

CCL #1803 at the Catherine St Garage in 1976

CCL 1829 at the Catherine St yard, date unknown

CCL #1829 at the Catherine St yard, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

CCL #1909 at the CCL Catherine St Garage in 1976.

CCL #1909 at the Catherine St yard, in 1976.

CCL 2145 at the Catherine St yard, date unknown.

CCL #2145 at the Catherine St yard, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

CCL #2121 at the Catherine St Garage, May 4 1980

CCL #2121 at the Catherine St Garage, May 4 1980. (Photo by Paul A. Bateson, used with permission)

CCL 1673, summer 1974, location unknown

CCL #1673 at the Catherine St yard, date unknown. At least it will be CCL #1673 when it's renumbered from HSR #503. The CCL logo has already replaced the HSR logo on the side of the bus, so it's likely that this is the summer of 1974. (Photo from the Edward Viveiros collection, used with permission.)

CCL 1669, date & location unknown

CCL #1669 (ex HSR #429) at the Catherine St Yard, date unknown. (Photo from the Edward Viveiros collection, used with permission.)

CCL #1941 at the Catherine St yard in March 1976.

CCL #1941 at the Catherine St yard in March 1976. (Photo by John LeBeau, from mbernero's Flickr page.)

Niagara Falls - Park St

Located between Erie and Ontario Avenues, The Niagara Falls Garage was in two parts. The east part of the garage was built in 1924, with the later west part built in 1945.

Front view of the CCL Niagara Falls garage, Summer 1959.

Front view of the CCL Niagara Falls garage, Summer 1959.

Side view of the CCL Niagara Falls garage, Summer 1959.

Side view of the CCL Niagara Falls garage, Summer 1959.

CCL 1979 at the CCL Niagara Falls garage in July 1973.

CCL #1979 at the CCL Niagara Falls garage in July 1973.

Welland - Schofield Ave

This garage consisted of two buildings to handle local service in the Welland area. Both were built by the Erie Coach Lines, a local bus company which the CCL bought on December 10, 1948. The first building was built in 1941, and the second in 1946.

Front view of the CCL Welland garage #1, Summer 1959.

Front view of the CCL Welland garage #1, Summer 1959.

Side view of the CCL Welland garage #1, Summer 1959.

Side view of the CCL Welland garage #1, Summer 1959.

Sources

Purnell, Charles E. "Appraisal of Canada Coach Lines Properties" Oct 15, 1959.