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Weekend events affect transit, July 13 to 15



(Update: Sunday, July 15): This listing now updates information on diversions during the Salsa on St. Clair Festival.


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


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit: 1 Queen, 2 Main, 24 Van Kirk Industrial

GO Transit : 31 Georgetown

Hamilton Street Railway: Tiger-Cats Express

Toronto Transit Commission: 126 Christie, 172 Cherry Street, 312 St. Clair (overnight) bus, 512 St. Clair (daytime) streetcar, 512 St. Clair (daytime) replacement buses.


Brampton

Saturday, July 14: Downtown Farmers Market

Sunday, July 15: Run for the Rose Marathon

Downtown Farmers Market

The City of Brampton will close Main Street between Theatre Lane and John Street on Saturday, July 14 from 6 a.m. to 2 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 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. Brampton Transit will also detour buses on the 2 Main route on Sunday, July 15.

GO Transit has not announced detours, but the event will likely also detour buses on the 31 Georgetown route. Southbound buses would 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 would reverse this routing.

Run for the Rose Marathon

On Sunday, July 15, from 6 until 8:30 a.m., the City of Brampton will completely close Queen Street between Mill and Centre Streets and Main Street between Clarence and Nelson Streets to accommodate participants in the Peel Regional Police Association’s Run for the Rose — 2007 Brampton Half Marathon.

Brampton Transit will divert buses on three routes during the event: 1 Queen, 2 Main, 24 Van Kirk Industrial

Eastbound buses on the 1 Queen route will operate along their regular route to Queen Street West and Mill Street North, then detour northward along Mill, westward along Nelson Street West, northward along George Street North and into the Downtown Brampton Terminal, then continue westward along Nelson, northward along George, westward along Railroad Street, northward along Mill Street North, westward along Rosedale Avenue West, northward along Pleasantview Avenue, eastward along Vodden Streets West and East and southward along Centre Street North, resuming their regular route at Centre and Queen Streets. Westbound buses will reverse this routing.

Southbound buses on the 2 Main route will operate along their regular route to Main and Vodden Streets, then divert westward along Vodden Street West, southward along Pleasantview Avenue, eastward along Rosedale Avenue West, 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.

A southbound bus on the 24 Van Kirk Industrial route will operate along its regular route to Vodden Street West and English Street, then continue eastward along Vodden, southward along Pleasantview Avenue, eastward along Rosedale Avenue West, southward along Mill Street North, westward along Railroad Street, southward along George Street, ending its route in the Downtown Brampton Terminal. A northbound bus will reverse this routing.

GO Transit buses do not run through downtown Brampton early on Sunday mornings.


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 14 at 7 p.m., the Ti-Cats face the Montreal Alouettes and the HSR’s “Ticket to Ride” (Tiger-Cats Express) shuttle buses will offer fans with valid game tickets a free ride to the stadium.

Tiger-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

Saturday, July 14 and Sunday: July 15: Salsa on St. Clair Festival

Sunday, July 15: Nissan Toronto Ten-Miler and 5k

Salsa on St. Clair Festival

The City of Toronto will close St. Clair Avenue West from between Wychwood Avenue and Winona Drive from 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 until 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 to accommodate the event.

The TTC will divert transit service during the event on three routes during the event: 126 Christie; 312 St. Clair (overnight); 512 St. Clair (daytime).

The TTC had already diverted buses on the 126 Christie route to Bathurst Station due to construction at St. Clair West Station. During this event, the TTC is further diverting buses from Christie Station to operate along Christie Street, Davenport Road and Bathurst Street to Bathurst Station. The buses from Bathurst Station reverse this routing. During the event, the TTC is not offering transit service to Christie Street between Davenport and St. Clair.

Eastbound buses on the 312 St. Clair (overnight) route are operating along their regular route to St. Clair Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue, then detouring southward along Oakwood, eastward along Davenport Road, northward along Bathurst Street and then resuming their regular route at Bathurst and St. Clair. Westbound buses reverse this routing.

The TTC is operating both streetcars and buses along the 512 St. Clair (daytime) route during the event. Eastbound 512 streetcars begin at Bathurst Station and operate northwards along Bathurst Street, resuming their regular route at Bathurst and St. Clair Avenue West. Westbound 512 streetcars operate along their regular route to St. Clair and Vaughan Road, then divert southward along Vaughan and Bathurst to Bathurst Station. Passengers on 512 St. Clair streetcars can transfer to 512 St. Clair buses to travel further westward along St. Clair at Spadina Road, Tweedsmuir Avenue and Bathurst Street. Due to ongoing construction at St. Clair West Station, passengers on 512 St. Clair buses can only transfer to the 1 Yonge-University-Spadina subway from on-street stops at Tweedsmuir and Bathurst by walking to the subway station entrance.

The TTC has replaced streetcars with buses on the 512 route west of Vaughan Road. Eastbound 512 St. Clair buses begin at Gunn’s Loop (Keele) and continue eastward along St. Clair Avenue West to Oakwood Avenue, then detour southward along Oakwood, eastward along Davenport Road northward along Bathurst Street to Tichester Road. The buses then loop eastward along Tichester Road and Heath Street West and southward along Spadina Road to St. Clair. Westbound 512 St. Clair buses operate from Spadina and St. Clair westward along St. Clair, southward along Bathurst, westward along Davenport and northward along Oakwood, resuming the regular 512 route at St. Clair and Oakwood. Passengers on 512 St. Clair buses can transfer to 512 St. Clair streetcars at Spadina, Tweedsmuir Avenue and Bathurst Street. Due to ongoing construction at St. Clair West Station, passengers on 512 St. Clair buses can only transfer to the 1 Yonge-University-Spadina subway from on-street stops at Tweedsmuir and Bathurst by walking to the subway station entrance.


Nissan Toronto Ten-Miler and 5k

The City of Toronto will close Mill Street between Parliament and Cherry Streets and Cherry between Mill and Lake Shore Boulevard East and other streets in the vicinity on Sunday, July 15 from 6 to approximately 11 a.m.

The TTC has not announced diversions, but it will likely short-turn buses on the 172 Cherry Street route. Westbound buses would begin their trips at the King / Parliament Loop on the south-west corner of King Street East and Parliament Street, then operate southward along Parliament and resume their regular route at Parliament and Front Street East. Eastbound buses would reverse this routing. Passengers headed for Cherry Beach and all points south of Front would have no transit service until approximately 11 a.m.

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