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Special events divert transit this weekend



Several special events will affect transit service this weekend in Brampton, Burlington, Markham, Oshawa and Toronto, and the organizers of an event in Mississauga will provide free shuttle service to the event.


Brampton

The City of Brampton will close several streets in downtown Brampton on Saturday, June 16 to accomodate a number of special events, including the Flower City Parade, the Brampton Folk Festival in Gage Park and the Downtown Farmer’s Market. The City will close Main Street between Wellington and Nelson Streets from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will also close Main between Frederick and Wellington Streets and between Nelson and Church Streets from 1:30 to 4 p.m. It will close Nelson Street between Main and George Streets, Market Square Boulevard between Union and Main Streets and Wellington Street between Chapel and Main Streets from 1:30 to 4 p.m. It will also close Wellington between Main and George all day, from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Brampton Transit will divert buses buses on the 1 Queen, 2 Main and 24 Van Kirk Industrial routes during the events.

From 1:30 to 4 p.m., westbound buses on the 1 Queen route will operate on their regular route to Queen and Market Square, then continue westward along Queen, northward along George and into the Brampton Downtown Terminal. They then continue on their regular route. Eastbound buses reverse this routing.

From 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., southbound buses on the 2 Main route will operate along their regular route to Main Street and Rosedale Avenue, then divert westward along Rosedale, southward along Mill Street North, westward along Railroad Street, southward along George Street, stopping on the street, but not entering the Downtown Brampton Terminal. Buses will then proceed westward along Nelson Street, southward along McMurchy Street North and South and eastward along Harold Street, returning to their regular routes at Harold and Main. Northbound buses will reverse this routing.

From 1:30 to 4 p.m., southbound buses on the 24 Van Kirk Industrial route will operate along their regular route to Main Street and Rosedale Avenue, then divert westward along Rosedale, southward along Mill Street North, westward along Railroad Street, southward along George Street, stopping in the Downtown Brampton Terminal. Northbound buses will reverse this routing.

Brampton Transit will also operate shuttle services from various parts of the city to the Downtown Brampton Terminal. Shuttles will depart the Mount Pleasant GO Station, South Fletcher’s Sportplex (500 Ray Lawson Boulevard at McLaughlin Road) and the Brampton Soccer Centre (1495 Sandalwood Parkway East at Dixie Road) at noon and 1 p.m. The shuttles depart for return trips from downtown at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

GO Transit will likely also divert buses on the 31 Georgetown and 34 Brampton Local routes.


Burlington

On Saturday, June 16, the City of Burlington will close several streets to accomodate the Sound of Music Grande Festival Parade. The parade begins at 11 a.m. in Central Park and then proceeds westward along New Street and James Street to City Hall and then northward along Brant Street to Caroline Street

Burlington Transit will divert service on several bus routes during the event.

Southbound buses on the 2 Brant route will operate on their regular routes to the Burlington GO Station and then proceed westward along Fairview Street, southward along Maple Avenue, eastward along Lakeshore Road, and then northward along Elizabeth Street, travelling to the Downtown Burlington Terminal through the bus parking turnaround. Northbound buses will reverse the routing.

Eastbound buses on the 4 Pinedale route will leave the Downtown Burlington Terminal through the bus parking lot to Elizabeth, then operate southward along Elizabeth, eastward along Lakeshore, northward along Guelph Line, returning to their regular route at Guelph and Prospect Street. Westbound buses reverse this routing.

Eastbound buses on the 5 Francis route will operate on their regular route to Northshore Boulevard and Maple Avenue, continue westward along Lakeshore Road and then northward along John Street to the Downtown Burlington Terminal. Westbound buses will reverse this routing.

Eastbound buses on the 10 Maple-New route will operate from the Downtown Burlington Terminal eastward through the bus parking turnaround, southward along Elizabeth Street, eastward along Lakeshore Road, northward along Guelph Line, returning to their regular route at Guelph and New Street. Westbound buses on the 10 New-Maple route will reverse this routing.

Burlington Transit will also operate later evening service from the Downtown Burlington Terminal to accomodate passengers attending the Festival tonight, Friday, June 15 and tomorrow, Saturday, June 16. Buses on the 2 Brant, 3 Guelph Line and 10 Maple-New/New-Maple routes will operate from downtown until midnight.


Markham

The Town of Markham will close Main Street Markham between Highway 7 and Parkway Avenue, to accommodate the Markham Village Music Festival today, Friday, June 15 from 4 to 11 p.m. and tomorrow, Saturday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Toronto Transit Commission will divert buses on its 102 Markham Road route during the event. Southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Main and Parkway, then divert eastward along Parkway, southward along Wooten Way and westward along Highway 7, returning to their regular route at Highway 7 and Main Street. Northbound buses will reverse this routing.

York Region Transit will divert buses on its 1 Highway 7 route during the event. Eastbound buses will operate along their regular route to Highway 7 and Main, then continue eastward along Highway 7 to Wooten, then northward along Wooten, returning to their regular route at Wooten and Church Street. The event will not affect westbound service on the route.

The event will not affect service on GO Transit’s 71 Stouffville route.


Mississauga

The Mississauga Waterfront Festival takes place tonight, Friday, June 15 from 5 to 11 p.m., tomorrow, Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event takes place in the Port Credit Memorial Park at 20 Lakeshore Road West.

The event does not require the City of Mississauga to close roads and does not affect regular Mississauga Transit service. Festival-goers can travel to the event on Mississauga Transit buses operating on the 8 Cawthra-Indian, 19 Hurontario and 23 Lakeshore routes to Port Credit GO Station. (Mississauga Transit buses do not operate on the 8 Cawthra-Indian route on Sundays.) GO Transit passengers can travel to the Station on the 01 Lakeshore West route to attend the festival.

Festival organizers will provide two free shuttle bus services to and from the events. Stock Transportation will operate the shuttle buses tonight from 6 p.m. to midnight, tomorrow from 2 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. The service operates every hour from and to the South Common Centre (Erin Mills Parkway and Burnhamthorpe Road) and from the Mississauga City Hall area on Duke of York Boulevard, north of City Centre Drive.


Oshawa

The City of Oshawa will close several streets on Sunday, June 18 to accommodate the annual Fiesta Week parade.

The parade begins at King and Centre Street, proceeds southward along Centre, westward along Gibb Street, northward along Park Road, and then eastward along King to return to the starting point.

GO Transit will divert buses on its 09 Lakeshore East and 94 Oshawa Highway 2 routes from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Eastbound buses on the 09 Lakeshore East route will operate along their regular route to Stevenson Road South and King Street West, then continue northward along Stevenson Road North, eastward along Adelaide Avenue West and East and southward along Mary Street North, resuming their regular route to Newcastle at Mary and King. The parade will not affect westbound service because westbound buses operate along Bond Street, instead of King.

Eastbound buses on the 94 Oshawa Highway 2 roue will operate along their regular route to King Street West and Stevenson Road North, then proceed northward along Stevenson, eastward along Adelaide, southward along Ritson Road North and South and westward along Bloor Street East and West to the Oshawa GO Station. Westbound buses will operate on their regular route. Buses will serve the Oshawa Bus Terminal from an on-street stop during the diversion, instead of entering into the Terminal.

The parade may also affect Durham Region Transit buses operating on DRT East’s 1 Simcoe, 2 King, 6 Dean, 11 Grandview and 12 Adelaide routes.


Toronto: Taste of Little Italy; Rolling Rampage; Father’s Day Walk / Run for Prostate Cancer; and Much Music Video Awards.


The City of Toronto will close College Street between Bathurst and Shaw Streets from this evening, Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Monday, June 18 to accommodate the annual Taste of Little Italy.

The TTC will divert streetcars on its 306 Carlton overnight and 506 Carlton daytime routes during the event. Eastbound streetcars will follow their regular route to College and Ossington Avenue, then divert southward along Ossington, eastward along Dundas Street West and then northward along Bathurst Street, returning to their regular route at Bathurst and College. Westbound cars will reverse this routing.

The TTC will also operate bus service to add service to the west end of the route. 506 Carlton shuttle buses will operate between Keele Station and Lansdowne Avenue. Eastbound buses will operate southward along Keele Street and Parkside Drive and then eastward along Howard Park Avenue, Dundas and College. Westbound buses will operate along Lansdowne, Dundas, Howard Park, Parkside and Keele.


The City will also close Queen’s Park Crescent, and Queen’s Park , between Bloor Street West and College Street on Saturday, June 16 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to accommodate participants in the Rolling Rampage, a 10K wheelchair race.

The TTC will detour buses on the 5 Avenue Road and 94 Wellesley routes during the event.


The City will also close all or parts of Mill Street between Trinity and Cherry Streets, Cherry between Trinity and Lake Shore Boulevard East and between Lake Shore and Commissioners Street, Lake Shore, between the north and south branches of Cherry Street, and Commissioners between Cherry and Carlaw Avenue until 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 17, to accommodate participants in the Father’s Day Run / Walk for Prostate Cancer Research.

The TTC will divert buses on the 172 Cherry Street route during the event. TTC information reports that buses will only operate between Union Station and the intersection of Front Street East and Parliament Street during the event. Passengers heading south along Cherry Street to Cherry Beach will have no transit service until the event ends.


Starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 17 until 2 a.m. on Monday, June 18, the City of Toronto will close Queen Street West between Simcoe Street and Spadina Avenue to accomodate the Much Music Video Awards.

The TTC will divert streetcars on the 501 Queen daytime and 301 Queen overnight routes during the event. Eastbound streetcars will operate along their regular route to Queen and Spadina, then detour southward along Spadina, eastward along King Streets West and East and northward along Church Street. They will resume their regular route at Church and Queen. Westbound streetcars will reverse the routing.

The TTC will operate buses to replace the streetcars during the event. Eastbound 501 / 301 Queen shuttle buses will operate from Bathurst Street eastbound along Queen, southbound along Spadina, eastbound along Adelaide Street West, northbound along Duncan Street and then eastbound along Queen to Jarvis Street. Westbound buses will operate from Jarvis Street, westbound along Queen, southbound along Simcoe, westbound along Richmond Street West, northbound along Peter Street and then westbound along Queen to Bathurst Street.