It's just so slow. Every stop is a slog of people getting on and off very slowly (so many granny-carts being wheeled on and off). It hits every red light; whether nearside or farside stop it will get the red light. The traffic is terrible. It even gets stuck behind diverting streetcars a lot too.On the low Parliament bus ridership, they have now increased the frequency, with the extension to Queens Quay. It would be interesting to see where ridership lands.
On the rare occasion I am coming from the east on the subway toward downtown, I actually prefer not to get off at Castle Frank to go south to home at Parliamentish and Queenish, but instead I ride on to Yonge, then take the subway south to King or Queen, and then backtrack east to Parliament. 50/50 it's faster that way. You can't even rely on nextbus, as you will see "2 minutes to arrival at Castle Frank" and decide to take the chance and get off the subway there, but then surprise, while the bus shows up as expected the driver immediately gets out and doesn't return for 10 minutes. By the time the bus would leave Castle Frank, I'm already at College on the subway.