11 PARKDALE



ROUTE TYPE LOCAL
DIRECTION NORTH – SOUTH
SERVICE TYPE YEAR-ROUND, DAILY
OPERATING HOURS Weekdays: 5:10am – 1am
Saturday: 5:19am – 12am
Sunday: 5:17am – 11pm
FREQUENCY Weekdays – morning: 30 mins / midday: 30 mins / evening: 60 mins / late: 45 mins
Saturday – early: 60 mins / morning: 30 mins / midday: 30 mins / evening: 45 mins
Sunday – early: 60 mins / morning: 30 mins / midday: 30 mins / evening: 45 mins

This route travels the furthest north of all routes in the HSR, looping at the Burlington Bus Terminal in Burlington. This route is also the only current HSR route to travel part of the route along an expressway  With the opening of the Red Hill Valley Parkway in 2008 and the closure of Mount Albion Road the routing was changed to take the RHVP to get into Stoney Creek Mountain. This is also one of three current routes to travel into Burlington, the others being 9 ROCK GARDENS and 18 WATERDOWN.

2008 – present
North Burlington Bus Terminal Two changes happened at this point. The north-south portion of the city’s expressway project, the Red Hill Valley Parkway, was opened causing the permanent closure of Mount Albion Rd south of the Mount Albion Loop. Due to this the route was re-routed onto the expressway. A bus traveling south on Mount Albion would turn west on Greenhill, south on the Red Hill Valley Parkway, exit onto to Mud, south on Winterberry, east on Paramount and arrive at the loop. The bus would make a counter-clockwise loop on Paramount. A return trip the bus would leave the loop traveling north on Paramount until arriving at Mud and Winterberry. The bus would then head west on Mud, exit onto the Red Hill Valley Parkway travelling north, take the first exit and travel east on Greenhill, north on Mount Albion, north-east on Lawrence and west on King. The remainder of the route remained unchanged.
South Valley Park Loop
2001 – 2008
North Burlington Bus Terminal By this point the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway had been built and opened. With the second phrase of expressway construction pending Mud St was permanently closed at Paramount with Mud St east of Paramount connecting directly to the expressway. With this change the route was re-routed when travelling east on Mud St to turn and travel south on Winterberry and east on Paramount to arrive at the Valley Park Loop. A return trip the bus would travel west on Paramount, north on Winterberry and west on Mud St. The remainder of the route remained unchanged.
South Valley Park Loop
1998 – 2001
North Burlington Bus Terminal Major changes happened to the route as 53 Burlington was discontinued resulting in the 11 Parkdale being extended north into Burlington. Additionally the 11A short-turn branch was eliminated with the bus no longer servicing the Mount Albion Loop. Buses would leave the Burlington Bus Terminal and travel north on Brant, east on James, south on Elizabeth, west on Lakeshore, south on Lakeshore, east into the Canada Centre for Inland Waters, south on Beach Blvd, south on Woodward, west on Glow, south on Parkdale, east on King, south on Mount Albion, east on Mud, south on Paramount to arrive at the Valley Park Loop. A return trip would follow the reverse routing.
South Valley Park Loop
1994 – 1998
North Brampton & Woodward All three southern recovery points were changed and consolidated into one new loop point at Valley Park. 21 Upper Kenilworth was extended east into Stoney Creek to take over coverage in the area east of Valley Park and the area where service was removed. Once the bus would reach Mud St it would travel east on Mud, south on Paramount and turn into the Valley Park Loop.
South - Valley Park Loop
– Mount Albion Loop (11A)
1991 – 1994
North Brampton & Woodward The 11B branch is eliminated with the 5E Delaware branch being re-routed to service the area on Greenhill Ave. Other routing remained unchanged with the exception of a third end-of-the-line being added for the main 11 branch. The Mud St. Loop was added on Mud St between Prichard Rd and Mount Albion Rd. Buses traveling south on Mounta Albion would head west on Mud St to arrive at the loop.

 

South - Slinger & Aubrey
– Isaac Brock & First Rd W
– Mud St. Loop
– Mount Albion Loop (11A)
1989 – 1991
North Brampton & Woodward The bus leaves the recovery point at Brampton and Woodward travelling north on Dunn, west on Glow, south on Parkdale, east on King and south on Mount Albion. At Greenhill the 11B branch would travel east on Greenhill and terminate at the Greenhill Loop at the end of the road. The 11A branch would travel further south on Mount Albion and end at the Mount Albion Loop. The main 11 branch would continue south on Mount Albion, east on Mud, north on Paramount, south-east on Marston, east on Gordon Drummond, east on Isaac Brock to end at the recovery point at Isaac Brock & First Rd W. Some buses would continue past this point travelling south on First, east on Highland, south on Aubrey and west on Slinger to reach the end of the line. A return trip follows the same path with the bus, once it reaches Glow Ave, traveling south on Woodward and west on Brampton to reach the recovery point.
South - Slinger & Aubrey
– Isaac Brock & First Rd W
– Mount Albion Loop (11A)
– Greenhill Loop (11B)
PHOTOS:

This photo was taken July 15, 2007 of HSR 9715 running as a Route 11 Parkdale on Parkdale approaching Queenston Rd.

This photo was taken July 15, 2007 of HSR 0403 running as a Route 11 Parkdale on Parkdale approaching Barton St E.