Rollsigns from York University
Toronto, Ontario
This shuttle service operated before Toronto's transit service made regular runs to the university. Commonly used were
ex Gray Coach Lines interurban coaches. As Toronto's bus service increased, and the cost to run the service built up, it
was eventually discontinued, and the buses were scrapped. In 2002, with the opening of the newYork University GO
Train Station east of Keele Street and south of Steeles Avenue West, York University purchased ex-GO Transit #1713,
ex-TTC #9360 OBI 01.508 Orion I Natural Gas bus, to shuttle students from the campus to this new station. Since
then, York University has operated other vehicles such as Blue Bird transit and various cutaway buses.
This mylar front route rollsign is off ex Gray Coach Lines 1958 built GMC TDM-4515 #1843. The
bus was found parked behind a garage and wood pile on a family's private property west of
Midland, Ontario (they have since had the bus towed away for scrap). The owner allowed me to
retrieve the sign out of the bus. The sign has no print date, and appears to have been hand-made,
not professionally manufactured. It has seven exposures.

The photo immediately below is of that ex Gray Coach Lines bus, as it was seen from the front of
their property. It was photographed in the Summer of 1994.
York University "Transit" OBI
01.508 Orion I CNG #YT-01 (ex
GO Transit, TTC) is seen at
York University Commons
terminal, September 10, 2008.