|Rollsigns from Markham, ON
|Transit it what was once Markham Township began with the Toronto and York Radial Railway, which ran along Yonge Street,
the western boundary of Markham Township. A suburban service, known as Maple Leaf - Markham Coach Lines, operated until
the spring of 1929, when Gray Coach Lines took over the service. Later, interurban streetcar service on Yonge Street was
replaced by the North Yonge bus, operated by the Toronto Transportation Commission. In the fall of 1973, transit service in
Markham was awarded to Trailways of Canada Ltd., later Travelways. The modern Markham Transit was a contracted service
operated by Miller Paving, under Miller Transit Ltd. Generally, Markham Transit operated east-west routes in the town, while
north-south routes were covered by contracted services provided by the Toronto Transit Commission and GO Transit.
On January 1, 2001 Markham Transit, along with Vaughan Transit, Richmond Hill Transit and Newmarket Transit which
included the previously run Aurora Transit service, merged to become what is now York Region Transit.
|This mylar front destination sign was off of 1969 built GMC
T6H-5305 #2041 which was formerly Toronto Transit
Commission #7372. The sign is dated February 14, 1986,
and it has 39 exposures. Its sign tag is shown below.
|This mylar front destination sign was
originally designed for an Orion bus.
Its print date is November 10, 1989,
and it has 32 exposures. Its sign tag
is shown below.
|This mylar front destination sign is off of 1979 built OBI 01.501
Orion I #2010. It has no print date (printed by Transign), and it has
33 exposures. An oddity of this sign is its adaptation of lower case
letters. Ones that drop below the font line are raised, like the "p" in
"Special, seen below. Its sign tag is shown below the sign image.
|Markham Transit 1979 built OBI 01.501 Orion I #2010, displaying
the rollsign shown above this photo, is seen still in active duty
but parked at the Miller Paving yard (bus yard) on May 3, 1998.
|This mylar side destination sign was
originally designed for an MCI Classic
bus. Its print date is November 10,
1989, and it has 32 exposures.
Its sign tag is shown below.