Blenheim

Wesley Thompson

Bus used for special events and private hire.

Fleet Summary

LICENCE PLATE

CHASSIS

BODY

LAYOUT

LIVERY

PREVIOUS KNOWN OWNER

HVS 006 (OLD 822)

AEC Regent III

Weymann

O30/22R

LONDON TRANSPORT (red with white band)

British Promotions, Norfolk, Virginia, ?/74

 Cumberland, Ottawa

James Doucet

Bus acquired for conversion to a mobile 'chip wagon'.

Fleet Summary

LICENCE PLATE

CHASSIS

BODY

LAYOUT

LIVERY

PREVIOUS KNOWN OWNER

BP2 642 (A 50740, AU 13752, UWV 605S)

Bristol VRT

ECW

O43/27F+

red

Les Tours Amphibus Lady Dive Tours Inc., St. Isidore, Ottawa, by 3/16

 Hastings, Northumberland County

White

Bus used for special events and private hire.

Fleet Summary

LICENCE PLATE

CHASSIS

BODY

LAYOUT

LIVERY

PREVIOUS KNOWN OWNER

CAP 205

Bristol K

ECW

PO30/26R

?

Arnold, Havelock, by7/04

 Ottawa

Greyhound Canada Transportation (t/a Gray Line)

Buses used for sightseeing tours.  (Gray Line franchise)

Fleet Summary

FLEET NO

LICENCE PLATE

CHASSIS

BODY

LAYOUT

LIVERY

PREVIOUS KNOWN OWNER

2006

BK2 077 (BH7 981, MCO 254H)

Leyland Atlantean

Park Royal

O47/33F+

GRAY LINE OTTAWA (red)

transferred from Toronto, 4/99

2008

BP2 901 (BM4 304, BL1 870, BH7 983, CRC 249J)

Daimler Fleetline

Roe

O45/27F+

GRAY LINE TOUR OTTAWA (multiple colours on white base) (withdrawn from service)

transferred from Toronto, 4/99

2009

BH7 984 (MCO 260H)

Leyland Atlantean

Park Royal

PO47/34F

GRAY LINE TOUR OTTAWA (multiple colours on white base) (withdrawn from service)

transferred from Toronto, 4/99

2010

BH7 985 (CRC 241J)

Daimler Fleetline

Roe

O45/27F+

Sightseeing/Gray Line (blue/white) (withdrawn from service)

transferred from Toronto, 4/99

 Ottawa

Les Tours Amphibus Lady Dive Tours Inc., St. Isidore

Buses used for sightseeing tours.  (Gray Line franchise)

Fleet Summary

FLEET NO

LICENCE PLATE

CHASSIS

BODY

LAYOUT

LIVERY

PREVIOUS KNOWN OWNER

-

BP2 902

Alexander Dennis Enviro400

Alexander Dennis

O51/30F

Canadian CHILDREN'S Museum (multi-colours on black base)

New as an open top, 4/12

-

BP2 903

Alexander Dennis Enviro400

Alexander Dennis

O51/30F

Gray Line OTTAWA / Lady Dive (red)

New as an open top, 4/12

7

BP2 641 (A 50741, AU 13753, AU 11990, JHW 114P)

Bristol VRT

ECW

O43/29F

AOA for 'nature' (black)

Autobus Connaisseur (Gray Line), Montreal, ?/07

 Toronto

The Bus and Boat Company

Buses used for sightseeing tours.  (CitySightseeing franchise)

DH321 - Bus  Boat 6821 (757 UHG) - Toronto Bloor Street West - 6 Aug 2016

City Sightseeing Toronto is operated by The Bus and Boat Company using a fleet of Routemasters, Leyland Atlanteans, Daimler Fleetlines, Leyland Olympian and Alexander Dennis Enviro 400.  Toronto is a vibrant city with plenty of interest for the transportation enthusiast.

The open top bus fleet is quite extensive.  It comprises a collection of 24 double-decker buses plus 2 which are covered-top.  The owners of Bus and Boat also operate Star Services and Magic Bus Company with fleet numbers in a common series.  The first two digits are intended to indicate the seating capacity and the last two digits are the bus numbers, although there are exceptions!

For the record, the two covered top buses complete the fleet listing:
6385 – 333 8BF – Bristol Lodekka new as RAG 403 later BFX 414A – red City Sightseeing names - out of service
Unregistered Leyland Olympian new as A149 UDM – right hand drive - red and black livery – not used

The sightseeing buses operate at about a 15 minute frequency during peak season requiring as many as 12 buses.  For visitors to Toronto, the ideal location for photographs are at the intersection of Avenue Road and Bloor Street in the morning as buses can be pictured from the left side as they turn to go west on Bloor Street to Casa Loma.  The right sides can then be photographed when the buses return eastbound and prior to turning south on Queen’s Park.  In the afternoon two good locations are westbound on Bremner Boulevard with the CN Tower and Aquarium in the background or southbound on Rees Street at Lakeshore.

Most of the buses were photographed and appear on Paul Bateson’s flickr site here.

Photo:  Leyland Olympian 111 5BH (originally B757 UHG) by Paul Bateson

Fleet Summary

FLEET NO

LICENCE PLATE

CHASSIS

BODY

LAYOUT

LIVERY

PREVIOUS KNOWN OWNER

?

? (CUV 206C)

AEC Routemaster

Park Royal

O36/28RD

red (may not yet be in service)

Double Deck Tours (7), Niagara Falls, 7/16

6060

not licenced (686 2BF, BH6 956, JGF 165K)

Daimler Fleetline

Park Royal

O45/24F+

This is an official GRAY LINE Sightseeing Bus / CitySightseeing (red) (off property being refurbished)

Penetang-Midland Coach Lines (365), c7/11 (a subsidiary company of Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation dba Gray Line)

6061

Not licenced (BH6 591, JGF 188K)

Daimler Fleetline

Park Royal

O45/23F+

This is an official GRAY LINE Sightseeing Bus (red) (out of service)

Penetang-Midland Coach Lines (388), c7/11 (a subsidiary company of Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation dba Gray Line)

6062

not licenced (685 4BF, BN1 504, BH7 372, JGF 347K)

Daimler Fleetline

Park Royal

O44/24F+

This is an official GRAY LINE Sightseeing Bus / CitySightseeing (red) (out of service)

Penetang-Midland Coach Lines (7347), c7/11 (a subsidiary company of Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation dba Gray Line)

6063

Not Licenced (BL2 216, BH6 590, JGF 322K)

Daimler Fleetline

Park Royal

O45/25F+

This is an official GRAY LINE Sightseeing Bus (red) (out of service)

Penetang-Midland Coach Lines (322), c7/11 (a subsidiary company of Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation dba Gray Line)

6064 / (358)

not licenced (CDM 488X, BH6 585, JGF 158K)

Daimler Fleetline

Park Royal

O45/25F+

This is an official GRAY LINE Sightseeing Bus (red) (out of service)

Penetang-Midland Coach Lines (358), c7/11 (a subsidiary company of Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation dba Gray Line)

6065 / (2011)

Not Licenced (BK8 063, BJ7 918, JBF 406H, CWU 145T)

Leyland Fleetline

Roe

O43/27F+

GRAY LINE SIGHTSEEING (red) (out of service)

Penetang-Midland Coach Lines (832), c7/11 (a subsidiary company of Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation dba Gray Line)

6301 / (9)

920 1BF (BA4 850, ALD 888B)

AEC Routemaster

Park Royal

O36/28RD

CitySightseeing Toronto (red) (out of service)

Double Deck Tours (9), Niagara Falls, 5/13

6302 / (16)

920 0BF (BSL 161, 676 DYE)

AEC Routemaster

Park Royal

O36/28RD

CitySightseeing Toronto (red) (out of service)

Double Deck Tours (16), Niagara Falls, 5/13

6345

BM9 365 (BM9 354, BA4 804, BD4 332, ALD 909B)

AEC Routemaster

Park Royal

O36/28R

red, white band

Double Deck Tours (6), Niagara Falls, 6/07 (out of service)

6346

685 8BF (BM9 367, BL7 064, BA4 805, 651 DYE)

AEC Routemaster

Park Royal

O36/28R

wrapped for Ed Mirvish Theatre and currently promoting the show “Matilda”

Double Deck Tours (3), Niagara Falls, 5/06

6347

685 9BF (BM9 366, BL7 063, BJ6 943, CUV 209C)

AEC Routemaster

Park Royal

O36/28R

CitySightseeing Toronto (red with yellow flash)

Double Deck Tours (20), Niagara Falls, 7/04

6348

995 3BF (BM9 368, CUV 210C)

AEC Routemaster

Park Royal

O36/28RD

CitySightseeing Toronto (red with yellow flash)

Majestic Tours (13), Edinburgh, via Ensign, dealer, Purfleet, 5/09

6349

BM9 369 (LDS 239A, 858 DYE, LDS 239A, WLT 727)

AEC Routemaster

Park Royal

O36/28RD

CitySightseeing Toronto (red with yellow flash)

Majestic Tours (15), Edinburgh, via Ensign, dealer, Purfleet, 5/09

6350

920 2BF (BN7 993, BM5 627, BK7 088, BJ2 490, BJ9 376, EDS 48A, WLT 504)

AEC Routemaster

Park Royal

O36/28R

CitySightseeing (red with two cream bands (resembles Timebus (UK))

Peter Morch, Picton, Ontario, 6/09

6352

BM9 373 (158 CLT)

AEC Routemaster

Park Royal

O36/28R (reversed stairs and platform )

CitySightseeing (white)

Todd Bolyard, Routemaster LLC, North Cape, North Carolina, 7/09

6821

111 5BH (825 3BF, B757 UHG)

Leyland Olympian

ECW

O??/??D (left hand drive)

CitySightseeing Toronto (red with yellow flash)

Double Deck Tours (8500), Niagara Falls, 4/16

7073

685 3BF (BL6 593, ERV 252D)

Leyland Atlantean

MCW

O43/33F+

advert wrap for VAUGHAN MILLS (pink & grey) (door on right side)

Urban Inc dba Shop-Dine-Tour Toronto (DDL66-2), 9/11

7074

686 3BF (BM2 737, BDC 186 (MB), “PVT 6”, OET 108M)

Daimler Fleetline

Roe

O44/30F+

advert wrap for bigfun.ca (door on right side)

Urban Inc dba Shop-Dine-Tour Toronto (DDL69-1), 9/11

7076

686 0BF (BN4 528, BK5 554, “ADX 1”, MCO 262H, SDX 31R)

Leyland Atlantean

Roe

O43/25F+

advert wrap for pizza pizza (orange) (door on right side) (Carries ADX 1 number plate, and identity of MCO 262H)

Urban Inc dba Shop-Dine-Tour Toronto (DDL70-3), 9/11

7077

685 7BF (BM9 375, BK4 721, DRB 309H, LHT 725P)

Bristol VRT

ECW

O39/27F+

advert wrap for Ripley's Aquarium (door on right side)

Urban Inc dba Shop-Dine-Tour Toronto (DDL69-10), 9/11

7079

686 4BF (BM8 627, BL5 302, SVK 631G, HWJ 928W)

Bristol VRT

ECW

O39/27F+

advert wrap for Waterfront Toronto (door on right side)

Urban Inc dba Shop-Dine-Tour Toronto (DDB-4), 9/11

81105

995 0BF

Alexander Dennis Enviro40D

Alexander Dennis

O51/28F (left hand drive)

CitySightseeing Toronto (red with yellow flash)

New as open top, 5/14

81106

995 1BF

Alexander Dennis Enviro40D

Alexander Dennis

O51/28F (left hand drive)

CitySightseeing Toronto (red with yellow flash)

New as open top, 5/14