Hollinger Bus Lines
All photographs James V. Salmon/Toronto Public Library Baldwin Room unless otherwise credited.
Offices and garage. Woodbine Ave. and O'Connor Drive, East York. March 1953
GECo "geeko" housing was an after WWII reuse of many buildings
Hollinger terminal 1606 Danforth
Ave. (north side) between Coxwell Ave. and Woodington Ave. July 18,
16 signed Lansing Rd with window card Don Mills. 1940 Fitzjohn Cityliner suburban. Only one on roster.
70 a 1950 Fitzjohn Cityliner. 33 seats. (others 64-42-66) Woodbine
garage parking lot. June 9, 1954
75 a 1951 Fitzjohn Cityliner (became TTC 1759) on Woodbine Avenue. HBL garage behind bus. 1954
HBL 79 1951 Fitzjohn Cityliner Woodbine Loop June 8, 1954
80 a 1952 Fitzjohn FTG 35 seats (others: 64- ?? -34) June 3, 1954
88 a 1952 Fitzjohn FTG June 3, 1954. Ad; York canned meats. Woodbine
races 2 PM today.
Two views of 89 at the TTC Broadview loop just north east of Danforth Ave. Note the East End Taxi a "radio cab".
89 became TTC 1780. Both photos: June 9, 1954
92 a 1953 Fitzjohn FTG the last bus bought by Hollinger. June 9, 1954
From left: 64 a 1949 Fitzjohn Cityliner. 68 a 1950 Fitzjohn Cityliner,
ad: Woodbine Races.
Note all the TV antenna on each roof (better than rabbit ears!) long before cable TV and satellite dishes.
Service truck. 72 a 1950 Fitzjohn Cityliner signed SCHOOL BUS. 61 a 1943 Ford. April 1953
Note the different paint scheme on the front of the two buses in the
left rear of photo. March 1953
All of these old Fords appear to be out of service. They were all scrapped by TTC. Note that all are parked with rear engine compartment easily accessible to rob for parts. At far left: 22, 52, 55 and 57, 33, 60 and 50. Ad: Canada Savings Bonds. Note the second small license plate a requirement for Public Carrier Vehicles. June 3, 1954
62 a 1949 Fitzjohn Cityline suburban (no rear exit door) with 35 seats
was assigned to the highway run to Mount Albert.
62 in downtown Toronto on Bathurst Street north of Dundas Street West
near Nassau Street in front of
HBL 48 1947 Fitzjohn Duraliner Signed for Lansing Road. Farthest bus
Hollinger coaches and buses after sale to TTC.
TTC 519 ex HBL 38 a 1944 Ford Transit signed INDUSTRIAL LOOP. To its left is West York Coach Lines 32 signed KINGSVIEW. To its right is 760 signed EGLINTON a Mack. Next, 903 signed School Special. Two Grey Coach buses. Sherbourne Garage April 17, 1955
TTC 1774 ex HBL 83 still in old paint. Parkdale garage 1954 Rob Pineault Collection
TTC 1748 1950 Fitzjohn ex Hollinger 71 still in their paint with TTC logo on side. TTC Parkdale Garage June 24, 1955.
TTC 1771 ex HBL 80 (see above) now in TTC paint. Signed O'Connor Danforth
TTC 1781 (ex HBL 90) 1953 Fitzjohn FTG. First of three new buses received
just prior to takeover.
Newtonbrook Baptist Church ex Hollinger 15 an old REO.
NCL 29 (ex HBL 49 acq. before TTC takeover) Fitzjohn July 8, 1957
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