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Weekend events affect transit, June 22 to 24



(Update: Friday, June 22 at 11 a.m..): this post now contains information on detours in Bowmanville.


Special events will affect transit services in Bowmanville, Brampton, Hamilton, Markham, Newmarket and Toronto this weekend.


Bowmanville

The Municipality of Clarington will close King Street Bowmanville between Scugog and George Streets from Friday, June 22 at 4 p.m. until Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. to accomodate the Bowmanville Fabulous Fifties Festival.

GO Transit will divert buses on its 09 Lakeshore East route during the event. Westbound buses will operate on their regular route from Newcastle to King and Ontario Streets in Bowmanville, then divert southward along Ontario, westward along Queen Street and northward along Scugog Street, resuming their regular route at Scugog and King. Eastbound buses will reverse this routing.

The event may also effect Durham Region Transit services. Buses operating on DRT East (Clarington) 1 Aspen Springs and 2 Liberty routes may divert.


Brampton

The City of Brampton will close Main Street between John Street and Nelson Street / Market Square Boulevard on Saturday, June 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate the Downtown Farmers Market.

Brampton Transit will divert buses on the 2 Main route during the event. Southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Main and Nelson Streets, then divert westward along Nelson, southward along George Street and eastward along Wellington Street before returning to their route at Main and Wellington. Northbound buses will reverse this routing.


Hamilton

The Hamilton Street Railway and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will offer Canadian Football League fans free rides to and from Ivor Wynn Stadium this year.

Starting with the season opener against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m., HSR “Ticket to Ride” (Ti-Cats Express) buses will offer fans with valid game tickets a free ride to the stadium.

Ti-Cats Express buses leave from four locations, beginning at 5 p.m. and running every 20 minutes until 6:30 p.m. Buses leave from:

1.) the park-and-ride-lot on the south side of Limeridge Mall, stopping at the Limeridge Terminal and then running express to the stadium.

2.) Eastgate Terminal at Eastgate Square, stopping at Queenston Road and Kenora Avenue and then running express to the stadium.

3.) University Plaza in Dundas, running express to the stadium, but stopping at Main Street West and Emerson Avenue and Main Street East and John Street South.

4.) King Street East and Hughson Street in downtown Hamilton, stopping at Main and John and then running express to the stadium. This downtown service will also offer extra departures at 6:35, 6:40, 6:50 and 7:05 p.m.

All buses will drop off passengers at a stop on the east side of Melrose Avenue beside the stadium.

For fifteen minutes after the game is over, the buses will pick up passengers from a stop on the west side of Melrose and return to Limeridge, Eastgate, University Plaza and downtown.

Maps and schedules


Markham

The Town of Markham will close Bur Oak Avenue, between Morning Dove Drive and Gas Lamp Lane from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 to accomodate the Cornell Garden Festival.

York Region Transit will divert buses on the 18 Bur Oak route during the event.

Southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Bur Oak and 16th Avenues, then divert westward along Bur Oak, southward along Ninth Line and eastward along White’s Hill Avenue, resuming their regular route at White’s Hill and Bur Oak. Northbound buses will reverse this routing.

The Town of Markham will close Kennedy Road, between Steeles Avenue East and Clayton Road from 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 to accomodate the Taste of Asia Festival.

York Region Transit will divert buses on the 8 Kennedy route during the event.

Southbound buses will operate on their regular route to Kennedy and Denison Street, then divert eastward along Denison, southward along Old Kennedy Road and westward along Steeles Avenue East to Kennedy.

Northbound buses start their trips from Kennedy and Steeles and operate westward along Steeles, northward along Birchmount Road and eastward along Denison, resuming their regular route at Denison and Kennedy.


Newmarket

The Town of Newmarket will close Main Street Newmarket between Timothy and Queen Streets on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accomodate the Elman W. Campbell Museum 25th anniversary celebration.

York Region Transit will divert buses on the 54 Bayview route during the event.

Southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Main and Queen Streets, then detour eastward along Queen and southward along Prospect Street, resuming their regular route at Prospect and Timothy. Northbound buses will reverse this routing.


Toronto

The City of Toronto will close Wellesley Street East between Church and Yonge Streets from 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 23 until 6 a.m. on Monday, June 25 to accomodate the annual Pride festival. It will also close Yonge Street between Gerrard and Bloor Streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 24.

The TTC will divert buses on its 94 Wellesley route during the event. On Saturday, June 22, eastbound buses on the 94 Wellesley route will operate along their regular route to Yonge and Wellesley Streets then detour southward along Yonge, eastward along Carlton Street and northward along Jarvis Street, resuming their regular route at Wellesley and Jarvis. Eastbound buses will reverse this routing. Buses operating on the 94 Wellesley route will not enter Wellesley Station. Passengers can board or exit buses at stops on the north and south sides of Wellesley, just east of Yonge.

On Sunday, June 24, the TTC will split the 94 Wellesley route in two. In the east end, 94 Wellesely buses will run on their regular route from Castle Frank Station to Wellesely and Sherbourne Streets and then divert southward along Sherbourne, westward along Carlton and northward along Jarvis to Wellesley. The buses will then proceed eastward along Wellesely on their regular route toward Castle Frank Station. In the west end, eastbound 94 Wellesley buses will operate along their regular route to Wellesely and Queen’s Park Crescent East, then proceed northward along Queen’s Park Crescent, and Queen’s Park, westward along Bloor Street West, northward along Bedford Road and westward along Prince Arthur Avenue and into St. George Station. Westbound buses will operate from St. George Station, southward along Bedford, eastward along Bloor, southward along Queen’s Park and Queen’s Park Crescent West, resuming their regular route at Queen’s Park Crescent and Hoskin Avenue.

The event may also affect some services on other nearby routes, including 5 Avenue Road and 6 Bay.

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