Kingston Transit signs

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c. 1970s

Front sign from bus 5612, a 1952 Canadian Car and Foundry model IUCD-44A (ex-Provincial Transport 5212 in 1956) which was probably in service until the late 1970s.[1]

M O N T R E A L
REGENT JOHNSON
D I V I S I O N
PORTSMOUTH
KINGSCOURT
ALBERT STUART
STRATHCONA PK.
HILLENDALE
WOODLANDS
BARRIEFIELD
ALUMINUM PLANT
DUPONT PLANT
Q. E. C. V. I.
K. C. V. I.
L. C. V. I.
 CALVIN PK.VIA  
PORTSMOUTH  
 POLSON PK.VIA  
PORTSMOUTH  

1975

Front sign from bus 6737 (a 1967 General Motors model TDH-4519), dating from March 19th, 1975.[1]

M O N T R E A L
REGENT - JOHNSON
D I V I S I O N
PORTSMOUTH
KINGSCOURT
 STRATHCONA PARK 
HILLENDALE
DOWNTOWN
SHOPPING CENTRE
OUT OF SERVICE
BARRIEFIELD
DUPONT PLANT
Q. E. C. V.I.
K. C. V. I.
L. C. V. I.
C H A R T E R
CALVIN PARK
VIA PORTSMOUTH
POLSON PARK
VIA PORTSMOUTH
DIAL-A-BUS

Note that there is no space after the period between the V and the I on Q.E.C.V.I. while there are spaces after all other periods.

c.1978

Side sign from 6569, a 1965 GMC TGH-3501 which was ex-Kitchener Transit 653 purchased in 1978. It lasted in service until the very early eighties, specifically 1982.[1]

PORTSMOUTH
 REGENT-JOHNSON 
HILLENDALE
WOODLANDS
ALBERT-STUART
S T A T I O N
PRINCESS NORTH
RIDEAU HEIGHTS
BARRIEFIELD
ALUMINUM PLANT
DUPONT PLANT
STRATHCONA PK.
KINGSCOURT
M O N T R E A L
C H A R T E R
D I V I S I ON
K. C. V. I.
Q. E. C. V. I.
L. C. V. I.
QUEEN MARY RD.
POLSON PARK
CALVIN PARK
Dial-A-Bus
E X P R E S S

1978

Side sign dating from July 10th, 1978.[2]

M O N T R E A L
REGENT - JOHNSON
D I V I S I O N
CALVIN PARK
VIA PORTSMOUTH
KINGSCOURT
POLSON PARK
VIA PORTSMOUTH
 STRATHCONA PARK 
HILLENDALE
BARRIEFIELD
PORTSMOUTH
DOWNTOWN
SHOPPING CENTRE
DIAL - A - BUS
C H A R T E R
Q . E . C . V . I .
K . C . V . I .
L . C . V . I .
OUT OF SERVICE
B A Y R I D G E
COLLINS BAY

1982

Front destination sign dated June 15th, 1982.[2]

MONTREAL
REGENT - JOHNSON
D I V I S I O N
CALVIN PARK
VIA PORTSMOUTH
KINGSCOURT
POLSON PARK
VIA PORTSMOUTH
 STRATHCONA PARK 
HILLENDALE
BARRIEFIELD
PORTSMOUTH
DOWNTOWN
SHOPPING CENTRE
DIAL - A - BUS
C H A R T E R
Q . E . C . V . I .
K . C . V . I .
L . C . V . I .
OUT OF SERVICE
E X P R E S S
COLLINS BAY
MONTREAL
BAYRIDGE
TRAINING COACH

1988/89

Front and side signs from bus 8179 (a 1981 Ontario Bus Industries Orion I), dating from March 31st, 1988 and June 28th, 1989 respectively. Note that the route numbers are to the right, rather than the more common left (or centre) of the sign, and the never-used WOODBINE PK. destination.[1]

Side
M O N T R E A L
COLLINS BAY1A 
B A Y R I D G E1
D I V I S I O N2
C A L V I N  P K2
KINGSCOURT3
P O L S O N  P K3
STRATHCONA PK4
HILLENDALE4A 
 GRENADIER VILLAGE5
BARRIEFIELD6
CATARAQUIT O W N
C E N T R E
6
HENDERSON PLACE7
CATARAQUIT O W N
C E N T R E
7
E L G I N B U R G8
CATARAQUIT O W N
C E N T R E
8
W E S T B R O O K9
KINGSTON CENTRE9
AMHERSTVIEW10 
GARDINERT O W N
C E N T R E
10 
KINGSTON CENTRE10 
C H A R T E R
OUT OF SERVICE
S P E C I A L
DOWNTOWN KINGSTON
S T.  L A W R E N C E
C O L L E G E
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
WELCOME ABOARD
WOODBINE PK.1
 
Front
M O N T R E A L
COLLINS BAY1A 
B A Y R I D G E1
D I V I S I O N2
CALVIN PARK2
KINGSCOURT3
POLSON PARK3
STRATHCONA PARK4
HILLENDALE4A 
 GRENADIER VILLAGE5
BARRIEFIELD6
CATARAQUIT O W N
C E N T R E
6
HENDERSON PLACE7
CATARAQUIT O W N
C E N T R E
7
E L G I N B U R G8
CATARAQUIT O W N
C E N T R E
8
W E S T B R O O K9
KINGSTON CENTRE9
AMHERSTVIEW10 
GARDINER  T O W N
C E N T R E
GARDINER  T O W N
C E N T R E
10 
KINGSTON CENTRE10 
C H A R T E R
OUT OF SERVICE
S P E C I A L
DOWNTOWN KINGSTON
ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
WELCOME ABOARD
KINGSTON CENTRE
TRAINING COACH
Q E C V I
L C V I
WOODBINE PK.1

1998

This information came from the front sign menu on bus 9807 (a 1998 Orion Bus Industries Orion model 06.501). The colour patches, symbols and index numbers, of course do not appear on the sign itself. Note also the never-used 100-series METROBUS destinations.[1]

>>>1KINGSTON CENTRE
: : : :2OUT OF SERVICE
 31WOODBINE PARK
 41PRINCESS ST.
 51ACOLLINS BAY
 61WOODBINE PARK EXPRESS
 71ACOLLINS BAY EXPRESS
 82DIVISION - VIA KGH
 92CALVIN PARK - VIA PORTSMOUTH 
 103POLSON PARK - DOWNTOWN
 113POLSON PARK SHOPPING CTR
 124PRINCESS ST.
 134STRATHCONA PARK
 144AHILLENDALE
 1510AMHERSTVIEW
 1611MONTREAL
 1712KINGSCOURT
 1813QUEEN MARY EXPRESS
IPR1915INDUSTRIAL PARK
 201ST. LAWRENCE - DOWNTOWN
 2117Q U E E N ' S
 2212GRENADIER
 235ACFB KINGSTON
 246CATARAQUI
 257HENDERSON
 267CATARAQUI
 278WATERLOO VILLAGE
 285WESTBROOK - GLENBURNE
 2918COLLINS BAY
 3019WOODBINE PARK
: : : :31OUT OF SERVICE
 32TRAINING COACH
 33C H A R T E R
 34E X P R E S S
 35S H U T T L E
 36S P E C I A L
 37100METROBUS CATARAQUI
 38100METROBUS DOWNTOWN
 39101G7METROBUS COLLINS BAY
 40101METROBUS DOWNTOWN
 41102METROBUS QUEENS - KGH


KCVI, LCVI and QECVI refer to Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institue, Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institue and Queen Elizabeth Collegiate and Vocational Institue respectively.

Refereence

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Information provided by John Peakman.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Information provided by Angelo Bowers

See also