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Weekend events affect transit, September 7, 8 and 9



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

Note: thanks to Transit Toronto reader Glenn Kapasky, who supplied details of the Southside Shuffle and much other valuable Mississauga information.

(Update: Sunday, September 9 at 1 p.m.): This listing now includes information on the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Parade in Malton.



The events include:

Cabbagetown Festival, Downtown (Brampton) Farmers’ Market, Downtown (Georgetown) Farmers’ Market, Junction Arts Festival, Schmooze, Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Parade, Taste of the Kingsway


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit: 2 Main

GO Transit: 31 Georgetown.

Mississauga Transit: 7 Airport, 8 Cawthra-Indian Road, 11 Westwood, 19 Hurontario, 23 Lakeshore, 42 Derry

Toronto Transit Commission: 30 Lambton, 40 Junction, 65 Parliament, 300 Bloor-Danforth (overnight), 313 Jane (overnight), 501 Queen, 506 Carlton (daytime)


Brampton

Downtown Farmers’ Market

On Saturday, September 8, from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m., the City of Brampton will close Main Street between Theatre Lane and John Street to accommodate the City of Brampton’s Downtown Farmers Market.

Brampton Transit will divert transit service during the event.

2 Main: 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.


Georgetown

Downtown Farmers’ Market

The Town of Halton Hills will close Main Street Georgetown on Saturday, September 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate the Central Georgetown Business Improvement Area’s Downtown Farmers’ Market.

GO Transit will divert transit service during the event.

31 Georgetown: All buses will remain on Guelph Street (Highway 7) and not serve the GO Agency at Main and Wesleyan Streets. Trips starting and ending at Georgetown will start and end at the Georgetown GO Station instead of Main and Wesleyan. Trips starting and ending in Guelph will travel into the GO Station and remain on Guelph Street instead of travelling through downtown Georgetown.


Mississauga

Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival

The City of Mississauga will close Lakeshore Road East between Stavebank Road and Hurontario Street to accommodate the Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 8 from 2 until 8 p.m.

Mississauga Transit will divert transit service during the event.

8 Cawthra-Indian Road: Eastbound buses will follow their regular route to Lakeshore and Stavebank Roads, then detour southward along Stavebank Road South, eastward along Port Street East, northward along St. Lawrence Drive and Hurontario Street, westward along Park Street East, northward along Ann Street, westward along Queen Street East to Port Credit GO Station, then continue westward along Queen, southward along Elizabeth Street North, eastward along Park, and then northward along Hurontario, resuming their regular route. Westbound buses will follow their regular route to Hurontario Street and Park Street East, then detour eastward along Park, northward along Ann, westward along Queen to Port Credit GO Station, then continue westward along Queen, southward along Elizabeth, eastward along Park, southward along Hurontario and St. Lawrence Drive, westward along Port Street East, and then northward along Stavebank Road South, resuming their regular route at Stavebank and Lakeshore.

19 Hurontario: Southbound buses will follow their regular route to Hurontario and Park Streets, then detour westward along Park Street East, northward along Ann Street, westward along Queen Street West to Port Credit GO Station. Northbound buses start at the Station then proceed westward along Queen, southward along Elizabeth Street North and eastward along Park, resuming their regular route at Park and Hurontario.

23 Lakeshore: Eastbound buses will follow their regular route to Lakeshore and Stavebank Roads, then detour southward along Stavebank Road South, eastward along Port Street East, northward along St. Lawrence Drive and Hurontario Street, westward along Park Street East, northward along Ann Street, westward along Queen Street East to Port Credit GO Station, then continue westward along Queen, southward along Elizabeth Street North, eastward along Park, southward along Hurontario and then eastward along Lakeshore, along the regular route. Westbound buses will follow their regular route to Lakeshore and Hurontario, then detour northward along Hurontario, westward along Park, northward along Ann, westward along Queen to Port Credit GO Station, then continue westward along Queen, southward along Elizabeth, eastward along Park, southward along Hurontario and St. Lawrence, westward along Port, and then northward along Stavebank, resuming their regular route at Stavebank and Lakeshore.

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Parade

On Sunday, September 9 from 1 to 5:30 p.m, the City of Mississauga will close a number of streets in the Malton area to accommodate the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Parade.

Mississauga Transit will divert buses during the event.

7 Airport: Southbound buses operate along their regular route to the Westwood Mall terminal, then detour eastward along Morningstar Drive, south- and westward along Darcel Avenue, southward along Netherbrae Road, east- and southward along Rexwood Road and then westward along Derry, resuming their regular route at Derry and Airport. Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Derry and Airport Roads, then continue eastbound along Derry, southward along Rexwood Road, westward along Nashua Drive and northward along Goreway Drive to the Westwood Mall terminal, then eastward along Morningstar Drive, south- and westward along Darcel Avenue, southward along Netherbrae Road, and then east- and southward along Rexwood Road, resuming their regular route at Rexwood and Derry.

11 Westwood: Southbound buses operate from Westwood Mall Terminal, then detour eastward along Morningstar Drive, south- and westward along Darcel Avenue, southward along Netherbrae Road, and then east- and southward along Rexwood Road, resuming their regular route at Rexwood and Derry Roads. Northbound buses follow their regular route.

42 Derry: Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Derry Road and Goreway Drive, then continue eastbound along Derry, southward along Rexwood Road, westward along Nashua Drive and northward along Goreway Drive to the Westwood Mall terminal. Westbound buses operate from the terminal eastward along Morningstar Drive, south- and westward along Darcel Avenue, southward along Netherbrae Road, east- and southward along Rexwood Road and then westward along Derry, resuming their regular route at Derry and Goreway.


Toronto

Cabbagetown Festival

On Saturday, September 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., the City of Toronto will close Carlton Street between Berkeley and Parliament Streets. On Saturday, September 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday, September 9, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., the City of Toronto will close Parliament Street between Wellesley and Gerrard Streets East to accommodate the Old Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area ‘s annual Cabbagetown Festival.

The TTC will divert transit services during the event.

506 Carlton: On Saturday only, westbound streetcars operate along their regular route to Gerrard Street East and Parliament Street, then detour southward along Parliament, westward along Queen Street East, northward along Victoria Street, westward along Dundas Streets East and West and then northward along Bay Street, resuming their regular route at Bay and College Streets. Eastbound streetcars reverse this routing. The TTC will operate a shuttle bus between Broadview Avenue and Bay Street to replace the streetcar service. Westbound buses will operate westward from River along Gerrard Street East, northbound along Sherbourne Street and then westward along Carlton and College Streets to Elizabeth, looping southward along Elizabeth, westward along Gerrard Street West and northward along University Avenue to College. Eastbound buses will reverse this routing from University Avenue to Broadview.

65 Parliament: On Saturday and Sunday, southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Parliament and Wellesley Street, the detour westward along Wellesley Street East, southward along Sherbourne Street and then eastward along Gerrard Street East, resuming their regular route at Gerrard and Parliament. Northbound buses will reverse this routing.

Junction Arts Festival

From 7 a.m. on Saturday, September 8 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, the City of Toronto will close Dundas Street West between Keele Street and Clendenan Avenue to accommodate the 15th annual Junction Arts Festival.

The TTC will divert transit services during the event.

313 Jane (overnight): Eastbound buses will operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and Runnymede Road, then detour southward along Runnymede and then eastward along Annette Street, resuming their regular route at Annette and Dundas Street West. Westbound buses will reverse the routing.

40 Junction: Eastbound buses will begin their routes at the Runnymede / Dundas Loop, as usual, but then operate southward along Runnymede Road and then eastward along Annette Street, resuming their regular route at Annette and Dundas Street West. Westbound buses will reverse the routing.

30 Lambton: Eastbound buses will operate on their regular route to Dundas Street West and Runnymede Road, then detour southward along Runnymede, and then eastward along Annette Street, resuming their regular route at Annette and High Park Avenue. Westbound buses will reverse the routing.

Schmooze

From 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 7 until 2 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, the City of Toronto will close Queen Street West between Spadina Avenue and Simcoe Street from 6:30 p.m. to accommodate CTV / Star TV’s Schmooze, launching the Toronto International Film Festival, at MuchMusic, 299 Queen Street West at John Street.

The TTC will divert transit service during the event.

501 Queen: Eastbound streetcars will operate along their regular route to Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue, then detour southward along Spadina, eastward along King Streets West and East and northward along Church Street, resuming their regular route at Church and Queen. Westbound streetcars will reverse this routing.

The TTC will also operate shuttle buses to replace the diverted streetcar service. Eastbound buses will operate from Bathurst and Queen Streets and proceed eastward along Queen Street West, southward along Spadina Avenue, eastward along Adelaide Street West, northward along Duncan Street, and eastward along Queen Streets West and East to Church Street. Westbound buses will operate from Queen and Church Streets and proceed westbound along Queen Streets East and West, southward along Simcoe Street, westward along Richmond Street West, northward along Peter Street and westward along Queen Street West to Bathurst Street.

(The TTC has not released details of how the buses will loop at the east and west ends, but previously, replacement shuttle buses have looped at Bathurst Street by proceeding northwards along Bathurst, around the streetcar loop at Bathurst and Wolseley Streets, then proceeding southwards along Bathurst to start their route at Queen Street West. At Church Street, shuttle buses have often continued eastward to Mutual Street, then proceeded northward along Mutual, eastward along Shuter Street, southward along Jarvis Street and then westward along Queen Street East to start their route at Church.)

Map of the 501 Queen diversion and replacement bus service

[Note that the .pdf file refers to citytv as the host of the event. This is, in fact, a CTV event taking place beside citytv’s building.]

Taste of the Kingsway

From 2 p.m. on Friday, September 7 until 2 a.m. on Sunday, September 9, the City of Toronto will close Bloor Street West between Montgomery Road and Prince Edward Drive to accommodate The Kingsway Business Improvement Area’s 10th annual Taste of the Kingsway Festival.

The TTC will divert transit services during the event.

300 Bloor-Danforth (overnight): Eastbound buses will operate along their regular route to Bloor Street West and Montgomery Road, then detour northward along Montgomery, eastward along Dundas Street West, southward along Royal York Road, east- and southward along The Kingsway, and then southward along Prince Edward Drive, resuming their regular route at Prince Edward and Bloor. Westbound buses will reverse the routing.

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