53 BURLINGTON

ROUTE TYPE LOCAL
DIRECTION NORTH – SOUTH
SERVICE TYPE YEAR-ROUND, DAILY

This route served the residents of Ottawa St, Kenilworth Ave, Burlington St and north from Woodward and Beach Blvd up into Burlington via Eastport Dr and Lakeshore.


1998 – SERVICE DISCONTINUED
Route 11 PARKDALE was realigned to cover the service area from “Glow, Woodward, Beach, Eastport, Lakeshore, Burlington Terminal.” Route 41 MOHAWK, which by this time had replaced route 31 FENNELL, was realigned to also service the area from “Kenilworth Traffic Circle, Lawrence, Huxley, King, Ottawa.” Route 4 BAYFRONT already serviced the area “Burlington St, Parkdale.”
1995
North Burlington Bus Terminal By 1995 service to the Canada Centre for Inland Waters was limited. No other routing was changed.
South Kenilworth Traffic Circle
1994
North Burlington Bus Terminal By 1994 the routing was slightly changed. When the bus arrived at Parkdale while on Burlingston St, the bus would make a right turn, traveling south on Parkdale. The bus would then turn left, travelling east, on Glow and then make another left, northbound on Woodward. The bus then continued it’s previous routing. The return trip would follow the same path with the bus continuing south on Woodward and turning onto Glow rather then exiting onto Burlington St.
South Kenilworth Traffic Circle
1991
North Burlington Bus Terminal By 1991 the routing was changed from serving Kenilworth Ave to instead Ottawa St. The bus would leave the loop traveling north on Kenilworth until exiting onto Lawrence Road. It would then turn right onto Huxley Ave and left on King St E. Next it would go right onto Ottawa until a right turn again onto Burlington St. It would then continue with the same routing as previously in 1989.
South Kenilworth Traffic Circle
1989
North Burlington Bus Terminal In 1989 this route started at the Kenilworth Traffic Circle. The bus would leave the loop traveling north on Kenilworth until arriving at Burlington St. It would then turn right heading east on Burlington St. Arriving at Woodward the bus would exit onto Woodward Rd and travel north to Beach Blvd, then heading north on Beach Blvd and Eastport Dr, making a quick layover at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters, then back onto Eastport and Lakeshore, arriving at the Burlington Terminal. Returning the bus would return down Lakeshore, Eastport and Beach Blvd. The bus would then turn left onto Woodward before exiting onto Burlington St. The bus then turned left on Kenilworth Ave, travel south and then finish again at the Kenilworth Traffic Circle.
South Kenilworth Traffic Circle
PHOTOS

This photo was taken August 25, 2008 of HSR 8809 sitting at the Mountain Garage displaying ‘Route 53 Hamilton.’ This was the alternate destination sign option for this route when returning to Hamilton from Burlington.

This photo was taken of HSR 518206 as a Route 53 Hamilton Downtown at the Eastport Drive Lift Bridge. Though no such route existed, this route sign was an option for travelling from Burlington into Hamilton for Route 53 Burlington. This photo is courtesy TransitStop.net.

Route map circa 1989