Loading Please Wait
Loading please wait

Loading Please Wait
Loading please wait

Architectural Conservancy Ontario

Facebook
Twitter Instagram

Facebook Twitter Instagram

Architectural Conservancy Ontario

The past. Our present. Your future.

TOBuilt: SEARCH:    BACK TO RESULTS  |  FULL RECORD  |  NEW SEARCH
Toronto Coach Terminal

LAST UPDATE: June 10 2021

login to edit this building

photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
Toronto Coach Terminal
610 Bay Street
Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Alternate names:
Gray Coach Bus Terminal; Gray Coach Terminal

Notes:

The rise of bus travel in the 1920s saw the need for a permanent coach terminal in the city, rather than merely an open-air terminal. The Toronto Coach Terminal was built on an existing open-air terminal site. The present terminal officially opened on December 19, 1931, as the Gray Coach Terminal. It was once home to the TTC’s intercity bus service, which no longer exists.

The building was renovated in the 1980s and was listed as a Heritage Property in 1987. It's a notable example of Toronto's Art Deco architecture, having been designed by Charles Dolphin, the Anglo-Canadian architect responsible for the Canada Post Delivery Building which now partly makes up the façade of Scotiabank Arena. 

In 2012, the terminal's operations were privatized and taken over from the TTC by Greyhound Canada and Coach Canada. The future of the terminal had been unclear since the construction of the Union Station Bus Terminal at 141 Bay Street in 2020.

A June 2021 report by the TTC announced that the building will cease operations as a bus terminal on July 7, 2021, when its lease with Greyhound and Coach Canada runs out. The building will likely be transferred to City ownership at that time. There is potential for redevelopment of the Toronto Coach Terminal in line with heritage property restrictions, but nothing is confirmed at present. 

Status:
Completed

Year Completed:
1931

Map:
Loading Map

Companies:
The following companies are associated with this building

BUILDING DATA
Type:
Low-rise

Current use:
Transportation

Heritage:
Heritage property

Main Style:

Sources:

Sources

  1. Inventory of Heritage Properties
    Author - City of Toronto
    More information

  2. Ask Torontoist: What’s Happening at the Toronto Coach Terminal?
    Author - Steve Kupferman
    Date - August 13, 2012
    Notes - Article about the privatization of the terminal to Greyhound and Coach Canada.
    More information

  3. ACO Charrette Speculates on Future of Toronto Coach Terminal
    Author - Josie Harrison
    Date - November 15, 2017
    Notes - Recap of the 2017 ACO NextGen Design Charette focusing on the Toronto Coach Terminal.
    More information

  4. Opening Day at the Toronto Coach Terminal, 1931
    Author - Jamie Bradburn
    Date - February 26, 2009
    More information

  5. Pour one out for the Toronto Coach Terminal
    Author - Chris Bateman
    Date - January 22, 2016
    More information

  6. ACO NextGen presents the possibility of a new take on an historic building
    Author - ERA Architects
    Date - 2017
    More information

  7. GACCTO Lease Expiry and Proposed Transfer of 610 Bay Street and 130 Elizabeth Street
    Author - TTC Chief Capital Officer
    Date - June 16, 2021
    More information

  8. Toronto’s Bay Street bus terminal reaches the end of the line
    Author - Ben Spurr
    Date - June 9, 202
    Document - Toronto’s Bay Street bus terminal reaches the end of the line - Toronto Star - Spurr (June 2021).pdf

TOBuilt: SEARCH:    BACK TO LIST  |  FULL RECORD

© 2021 ACO Toronto tobuilt@acotoronto.ca

Top