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John Gross suddenly has to worry about losing half of his customers.

Mr. Gross, 52, the owner of True North Climbing, which is located in the Downsview Park Sports Centre, is worried about the 101 Parc Downsview Park bus, which many of his customers use and is one of 48 bus routes the TTC proposes to change.

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Of those changes that may take effect on March 27, the Downsview Park bus is the only one that will have no service from September to May.

"It's definitely going to hurt," Mr. Gross said. "I put a lot of my savings into the business."

Mr. Gross, who opened his gym in March, said he has seen the number of customers increase to 100 visits a day. He has a 10-year lease and has installed a rock-climbing wall that is not portable.

Commuter Shela Block, 33, a student at Coco Fashion Design Centre, said she will now have to walk an additional 20 minutes to get to class.

"I feel more disappointed in the cancellation than the fare hike," she said. "It already takes an hour to get here."

The Downsview Park bus is the only option for commuters to get inside the park by public transit, but for Rebecca Crosier, the cancellation is not a surprise.

"There is barely anyone on the bus and I've had an unreliable experience with the 101. Sometimes it doesn't show up," she said.

Mr. Gross said he needs to figure out his next step.

"The park is a growing business itself and bus ridership would have gone up," he said.

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Here are the routes affected by the proposed service cuts:

5 Avenue Rd. No service after 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

6 Bay No service after 10:00 p.m., every day.

8 Broadview No service after 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

9 Bellamy No service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service after 7:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

14 Glencairn No service after 10:00 p.m., every day.

15 Evans No service after 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

20 Cliffside No service after 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

26 Dupont No service after 10:00 p.m., every day.

30 Lambton No service after 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

32 Eglinton West No 32D (Eglinton West Stn-Jane & Emmett) service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No 32D (Eglinton West Stn-Jane & Emmett) service after 7:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. No 32A (Eglinton Stn-Renforth & Skymark) service west of Renforth on Saturdays.

33 Forest Hill No service after 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

42 Cummer No service east of Kennedy Road after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service east of Kennedy Road on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

43 Kennedy No 43B (Kennedy Stn-Scarborough Centre Stn via Progress) service after 7:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No 43B (Kennedy Stn-Scarborough Centre Stn via Progress) service on Sundays and holidays.

48 Rathburn No service after 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

51 Leslie No service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No service after 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

55 Warren Park No service after 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

56 Leaside No service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service after 7:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. No service west of Laird Drive to Eglinton Station Sunday/holiday daytime.

59 Maple Leaf No service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service after 7:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

60 Steeles West No off peak service west of Martin Grove to Highway 27. Service west of Martin Grove to operate Monday-Friday morning and afternoon peak only.

61 Avenue Rd. North No service after 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

62 Mortimer No service after 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

72 Pape No 72A service south of Eastern Avenue to Commissioners and Union Station after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday, September-May. No 72A service south of Eastern Avenue to Commissioners and Union Station after 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays, September-May.

73 Royal York No 73B (Royal York Stn-Eglinton & La Rose) service after 7:00 p.m., every day.

74 Mt. Pleasant No service after 7:00 p.m., every day.

76 Royal York South No 76B (Royal York Stn-Queensway & Grand Ave) service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No 76B (Royal York Stn-Queensway & Grand Ave) service on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

78 St. Andrews No service after 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

80 Queensway No off peak service east of Humber Loop, every day. No service after 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

86 Scarborough No off peak 86D (Kennedy Stn-Beechgrove via Lawrence) service. Service on 86D (Kennedy Stn-Beechgrove via Lawrence) to operate Monday-Friday morning and afternoon peak only.

94 Wellesley No service west of Wellesley Station after 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

96 Wilson No 96C/F off peak service to Tandridge Crescent or Thistle Down Boulevard. Service on 96C (York Mills Stn-Tandridge & Thistle Down via Albion) to Tandridge Crescent or Thistle Down Boulevard to operate Monday-Friday morning and afternoon peak only.

98 Willowdale-Senlac No service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No service after 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays. No service east of Sheppard-Yonge Station, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

101 Parc Downsview Park No service, September-May.

103 Mt. Pleasant North No service after 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

105 Dufferin North No service after 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

110 Islington South No service on Horner Avenue or Browns Line to Long Branch Loop after 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

112 West Mall No 112C (Kipling Stn-Disco Rd) service north of Eglinton Avenue after 10:00 p.m., Saturdays. No 112C (Kipling Stn-Disco Rd) service north of Eglinton Avenue after 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

115 Silver Hills No off peak service. Service to operate Monday-Friday morning and afternoon peak only.

116 Morningside No 116A/E (Kennedy Stn-UofT Scarborough Express/Conlins) service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No 116A/E (Kennedy Stn-UofT Scarborough Express/Conlins)service on Saturday, Sundays, and holidays.

120 Calvington No service after 10:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday. No service on Sundays and holidays.

122 Graydon Hall No service after 10:00 p.m., every day.

124 Sunnybrook No service after 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

127 Davenport No service after 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

130 Middlefield No service after 10:00 p.m., every day.

132 Milner No service after 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

135 Gerrard No service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No service after 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

162 Lawrence-Donway No off peak service. Service to operate Monday-Friday morning and afternoon peak only.

167 Pharmacy North No off peak service. Service to operate Monday-Friday morning and afternoon peak only.

169 Huntingwood No service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service after 7:00 p.m., Saturdays. No service on Sundays and holidays.

 

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