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Weekend events affect transit, August 24, 25, 26



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


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main

GO Transit01 Lakeshore West, 09 Lakeshore East, 94 Highway 2 Oshawa, 95 Highway 2 Oshawa Express.

Durham Region Transit (DRT East) — 1 Simcoe, 2 King, 5 Central Park, 6 Dean, 11 Grandview, 13 GO Shuttle.

Hamilton Street RailwayStoney Creek Trans-Cab

Toronto Transit Commission: 29 Dufferin, 193 Exhibition Rocket, 300 Bloor-Danforth (overnight), 316 Ossington (overnight), 329 Dufferin (overnight), 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst


The events include:

Afri Village Fest, Canadian National Exhibition, Downtown (Brampton) Farmers Market, Winona Peach Festival


Brampton

Downtown Farmers Market

The City of Brampton will close Main Street between Theatre Lane and John Street on Saturday, August 25 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.

Note: Thanks to eagle-eyed Transit Toronto reader Andrae Griffith, who noticed that information about how this event affected GO Transit services in Brampton was incorrect. You can visit Andrae’s own page on transit in the Greater Toronto Area, GTTA Visions, here.


Hamilton

Winona Peach Festival

The 40th annual Winona Peach Festival takes place in Winona on Friday, August 24 from 5 until 11 p.m., Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday, August 26 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

On Friday and Saturday only, you can head to the festival using HSR’s Stoney Creek Trans-Cab service. HSR customers can use the Stoney Creek TransCab service from the Queenston Road / Highway 8 and Jones Road transfer point to the festival.

If you’re travelling to the festival, ask the HSR operator on the 55 Stoney Creek Central route for a TransCab transfer when you board the bus. This specially punched transfer will cost 50 cents. Give the transfer to the cab driver when you enter the cab at the Stoney Creek Municipal Service Centre.

If you’re travelling from the festival, you’ll have to call Hamilton Cab at 1-877-525-2500 (toll-free) and ask for a TransCab pick-up. Give the cab driver a valid HSR fare and your 50-cent TransCab premium. The driver will give you a white TransCab coupon. When you transfer to the 55 Stoney Creek Central bus at the Service Centre, show the coupon to the bus operator and then insert it into the bill and ticket slot on the farebox. Ask the operator for an HSR transfer if you want to travel transfer from the 55 Stoney Creek Central bus to another HSR bus on another route.


Oshawa

Autofest

The City of Oshawa will close King Streets East and West between Mary and Centre Streets and Simcoe Street North and South between Athol and Bond Streets to accommodate the 15th annual festival kick-off party on Friday evening. The City will also close Bond Street West between Centre Street North and Arena Drive on Saturday, to accommodate the annual Auto Fest Soap Box Derby. The festival takes place on Friday evening and all day on Saturday and Sunday at Lakeview Park.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit will detour bus service during the event.

Durham Region Transit

5 Central Park

On Friday, August 24 afternoon, southbound buses operate along their regular route.

On Friday, August 24 afternoon, northbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Street South;
eastward along John Streets West and East;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Street East; and then
northward along Mary Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Saturday, August 25, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond and Simcoe Streets, then detour:

northward along Simcoe Street North;
westward along Adelaide Avenue West; and then
southward along Arena Drive to Bond Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond.

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, northbound buses operate along their regular route.

6 Dean

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 1 p.m. until midnight on Friday, August 24, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and John Street, then detour:

eastward along John Street East;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Street East;
northward along Mary Streets South and North; and then
westward along Bond Street East to Simcoe Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Simcoe.

13 GO Shuttle

On Friday, August 24 afternoon, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and John Street, then detour:

eastward along John Street East;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Street East;
northward along Mary Streets South and North; and then
westward along Bond Street East to Simcoe Street North,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond Street West.

11 Grandview

From 1 p.m. until midnight on Friday, August 24, westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 1 p.m. until midnight on Friday, August 24, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Street South;
eastward along John Streets West and East;
northward along Albert Street; and then
eastward along Athol Street East to Mary Street South,
resuming their regular route eastward along Athol.

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Saturday, August 25, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond and Simcoe Streets, then detour:

northward along Simcoe Street North;
westward along Adelaide Avenue West; and then
southward along Arena Drive to Bond Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond.

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, eastbound buses operate along their regular route.

2 King

From 1 p.m. until midnight on Friday, August 24, westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 1 p.m. until midnight on Friday, August 24, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Street South;
eastward along John Streets West and East;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Street East; and then
northward along Mary Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Saturday, August 25, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond and Simcoe Streets, then detour:

northward along Simcoe Street North;
westward along Adelaide Avenue West; and then
southward along Arena Drive to Bond Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond.

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, eastbound buses operate along their regular route.

1 Simcoe

From 1 until 7 p.m. on Friday, August 24, southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 1 until 7 p.m. on Friday, August 24, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and John Street, then detour:

eastward along John Street East;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Street East;
northward along Mary Streets South and North; and then
westward along Bond Street East to Simcoe Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Simcoe.

From 7 p.m. on Friday, August 24 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, southbound buses end their trips at Simcoe Street South and Valley Drive.

From 7 p.m. until midnight on Friday, August 24, northbound buses start their trips at Simcoe Street South and Valley Drive, then proceed:

northwestward along Valley;
westward along Phillip Murray Avenue;
northward along Cedar Street;
eastward along Wentworth Street West;
northward along Simcoe;
eastward along John Street East;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Street East;
northward along Mary Streets South and North; and then
westward along Bond Street East to Simcoe Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Simcoe.

From midnight on Friday, August 24 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, northbound buses start their trips at Simcoe Street South and Valley Drive, then detour:

northwestward along Valley to Ritson Road South,
resuming their regular route northwestward along Valley.

GO Transit

09 Lakeshore East

From 1 p.m. until midnight on Friday, August 24, westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 1 p.m. until midnight on Friday, August 24, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Street South;
eastward along Athol Streets West and East; and then
northward along Mary Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, westbound buses operate along their regular route to a temporary stop at Bond Street East and Prince Street, then detour:

westward along Bond;
southward along Centre Streets North and South;
westward along John Street West; and then
northward along Park Roads South and North to Bond Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond.

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Park Road, then proceed:

southward along Park Road South;
eastward along John Street West; and then
northward along Simcoe Street South to King,
resuming their regular route eastward along King Street East.

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, eastbound buses operate along their regular route.

94 Oshawa Highway 2

From 1 p.m. until midnight on Friday, August 24, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe and Athol Streets, then detour:

eastward along Athol Street East; and then
northward along Mary Streets South and North to Bond Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bond.

From 1 p.m. until midnight on Friday, August 24, eastbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, westbound buses start their trips from a temporary stop on Bond Street East at Prince Street, then proceed:

westward along Bond;
southward along Centre Streets North and South;
westward along John Street West; and then
northward along Park Roads South and North to Bond Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond.

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Park Road, then proceed:

southward along Park Road South;
eastward along John Street West;
northward along Simcoe Streets South and North; and then
westward along Bond Street West to a temporary stop at Prince Street,
ending their trips.

95 Oshawa Highway 2 Express

From 1 p.m. until midnight on Friday, August 24, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe and Athol Streets, then detour:

eastward along Athol Street East; and then
northward along Mary Streets South and North to Bond Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bond.

From 1 p.m. until midnight on Friday, August 24, eastbound buses operate along their regular route.


Toronto

Afri Village Fest

The City of Toronto will close Bloor Street West, between Ossington Avenue and Crawford Street, from 4 a.m. on Saturday, August 25 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 26 to accommodate the Afri Village Fest.

The TTC will divert buses on the 300 Bloor-Danforth (overnight) route during the event. Eastbound buses will operate along their regular route to Bloor Street West and Ossington Avenue, then divert northward along Ossington, eastward along Dupont Street and southward along Christie Street, resuming their regular route at Bloor and Christie. Eastbound buses will reverse this routing.

Map of the 300 Bloor-Danforth detour


Canadian National Exhibition

The Canadian National Exhibition began on Friday, August 17 and continues until Labour Day, Monday, September 3.

Transit agencies have increased service to handle the crowds headed to the “Ex”.

GO Transit will add extra service to the 01 Lakeshore West and 09 Lakeshore East lines, with more trains stopping at the Exhibition Station and some trips beginning or ending their schedules further east or west than normally. View special Exhibition period schedules for GO’s 01 Lakeshore West and 09 Lakeshore East lines.

The TTC has increased service frequency on its regular routes to the Exhibition: 29 Dufferin, 509 Harbourfront and 511 Bathurst. All buses on the 29 Dufferin service will end their routes at the Dufferin Gate loop. The TTC has cancelled the branches that usually run into Exhibition Place to serve the Princes’ Gates and Ontario Place until the CNE is over.

Again this year, the TTC will also run an express bus route to the “Ex”. Buses on the 193 Exhbition Rocket route operate non-stop from Dundas West Station to the Dufferin Gates loop.

The TTC usually diverts buses on the 316 Ossington and 329 Dufferin overnight routes during the CNE. Buses on these routes would normally travel through Exhibition Place.

Southbound buses on the 316 Ossington overnight route would likely operate along their regular route to King Street West and Shaw Street. Buses on the 316 Ossington route would not operate south of King Street and would not serve Douro Street, Strachan Avenue or Manitoba Drive. Northbound buses would begin their route at King and Shaw and then operate along their regular route.

Southbound buses on the 329 Dufferin overnight route would operate along their regular route to Dufferin and Liberty Streets, then proceed eastward along Liberty, northward along Fraser Avenue, and eastward along King Street West to Shaw Street. Northbound buses would begin their routes at King and Shaw and operate westward along King, southward along Fraser and westward along Liberty, resuming their regular route at Liberty and Dufferin.

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