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Weekend events affect transit, July 6 to 8



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


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit: 2 Main, Carabram shuttle buses

GO Transit: 01 Lakeshore West, 09 Lakeshore East, 31 Georgetown

Hamilton Street Railway: Ti-Cats Express

Ontario Place: Ontario Place Shuttle

Toronto Transit Commission: 29 Dufferin (daytime), 316 Ossington (overnight), 54 Lawrence East (daytime), 312 St. Clair (overnight), 329 Dufferin (overnight), 354 Lawrence East (overnight), 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst, 512 St. Clair (daytime).


Brampton

Friday, July 6, Saturday, July 7, Sunday, July 8: Carabram

Saturday, July 7: Downtown Farmers’ Market

Carabram

Carabram is Brampton’s multicultural festival. Brampton Transit will operate two shuttle buses free for anyone holding a valid Carbram passport. Both routes are circular; one runs clockwise and the other runs counterclockwise and both serve all pavilions and Brampton Transit’s terminals at Bramalea, Shopper’s World, Downtown Brampton, Heart Lake and Trinity Common.

The shuttles run every 60 minutes on Friday, July 6, from 6 until 11p.m., Saturday, July 7 from 2 until 11p.m. and Sunday July 8 from noon until 7 p.m.

Map and schedules

Downtown Farmers’ Market

The City of Brampton will close Main Street between Theatre Lane and John Street on Saturday, July 6 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the Market.

Brampton Transit will detour buses on the 2 Main route during the market. Southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street West, then detour westward along Nelson, southward along George Streets North and South, eastward along Wellington Street West, resuming their regular route at Wellington and Main. Northbound buses reverse the routing.

GO Transit will likely also detour buses on the 31 Georgetown route. Southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street West, then detour westward along Nelson, through the Downtown Brampton Bus Terminal, then southward along George Streets North and South, eastward along Wellington Street West, resuming their regular route at Wellington and Main. Northbound buses reverse the 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.

On Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m., the Ti-Cats face the Toronto Argonauts and the HSR’s “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: Limeridge Mall, Eastgate Terminal, University Plaza in Dundas, King Street East and Hughson Street in downtown Hamilton, running semi-express to the Stadium.

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


Toronto

Friday, July 6, Saturday, July 7, Sunday, July 8: Corso Italia Fiesta, Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto, Taste of Lawrence

Corso Italia Fiesta

The City of Toronto will close St. Clair Avenue West from between Westmount and Lansdowne Avenues from 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6 until 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 8 to accommodate the event.

During the event, the TTC will replace streetcars with buses on the the 512 St. Clair route. Westbound buses on the 312 St. Clair (overnight) and 512 St. Clair (daytime) routes will operate along their regular route to St. Clair and Lansdowne, then divert southward along Lansdowne, eastward along Davenport Road and northward along Dufferin Street, continue eastward along St. Clair Avenues West and East, southward along Avoca Avenue and then westward along Pleasant Boulevard into the lower platform of St. Clair Station. Eastbound buses will reverse this routing. During the event, transit vehicles will not serve the upper St. Clair Station platform.

Map

Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto

The City of Toronto and Exhibition Place have closed or restricted access to Lake Shore Boulevard West and various other streets in the Exhibition area until 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 to accomodate the staging of the event and the work of crews in setting up and dismantling the track, grandstands and other race infrastructure for the event. The actual event takes place on July 6, 7 and 8, with the main race taking place on Sunday, July 8 at 1 p.m. and supporting races from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

During the extended period of road restrictions in the Exhibition area, the TTC will not operate buses on the 29 Dufferin (daytime) route south of the Dufferin Gates. Buses on the 329 Dufferin (overnight) route will serve both the Dufferin Gate loop and the Exhibition (east) Loop instead of ending their trips on Manitoba Drive. Buses on the 316 Ossington (overnight) route will enter the Exhibition (east) Loop instead of ending their trips on Manitoba Drive.

During the event, the TTC will offer passengers frequent service on its regular 509 Harbourfront and 511 Bathurst streetcar routes, with frequent service operating all day for all three days.

GO Transit will offer frequent train service direct to trackside. From Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 8, you must have admission tickets for the Steelback Grand Prix to enter Exhibition Place. Ontario Place visitors will be allowed to access the park from Exhibition Station on Saturday only, and will use a special route through the Ex grounds. (More details on how to reach Ontario Place.)

GO Trains to the Steelback Grand Prix on Friday and Saturday:

You can take regular 01 Lakeshore West GO trains to Exhibition Station on Friday, July 6. To improve frequency that afternoon, GO’s regular westbound train that leaves Union Station at 4:13 p.m. will make an extra stop at Exhibition at 4:19. On Saturday, July 7, you can take regular 01 Lakeshore West trains to Exhibition Station.

GO Trains to the Steelback Grand Prix on Sunday

Heading to the race: On race day, Sunday, July 8, in addition to regular hourly service, GO will run extra 01 Lakeshore West and 09 Lakeshore East trains serving all stations to Exhibition.

Inbound trains to Exhibition on the 09 Lakeshore East route will leave Oshawa at 6:41, 7:41, 8:11, 8:41, 9:11, 9:41, 10:11, 10:41, 11:11, 11:41 a.m., 12:11 and 12:41 p.m., then hourly until 11:41 p.m.

Inbound trains to Exhibition on the 01 Lakeshore West route will leave Oakville at 7:30, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m. and then hourly until 11:30 p.m.

These times include regular Sunday schedule trains and extra trains. All regular trains will connect with GO buses from Newcastle, Bowmanville, and Oshawa, or from Hamilton, Aldershot, and Burlington. GO won’t be providing extra bus service for the extra trains.

After the race, GO will schedule extra homebound trains through to Oshawa and Oakville. Again, GO won’t be providing extra bus service for the extra trains.

For passengers going to Ontario Place

From Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 8, you must have admission tickets for the Steelback Grand Prix to enter the Exhibition grounds. Ontario Place visitors will be allowed to access the park from Exhibition station on Saturday only along a special route through the Ex grounds. On Friday, July 6 and Sunday, July 8, Ontario Place visitors can get off at Union Station and take the free Ontario Place shuttle. Exhibition Place re-opens at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 8.

The Taste of Lawrence

From 6 p.m. on Friday, July 6 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, the City of Toronto will close Lawrence Avenue East from just east of Warden Avenue to Crockford Boulevard to accommodate the Taste of Lawrence.

The TTC will divert buses on the 54 Lawrence East (daytime) and 354 Lawrence East (overnight) routes during the event. Westbound buses will operate along their regular route to Lawrence and Roselm Road, then detour northward along Roselm, north- and westward along Ellington Drive and southward along Warden Avenue, resuming their regular route at Warden and Lawrence. Eastbound buses will operate along their regular route to Lawrence and Warden, then divert southward along Warden, eastward along Bertrand Avenue and northward along Crockford Boulevard, resuming their regular route at Crockford and Lawrence.

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