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Weekend events affect transit, September 13, 14, 15 and 16



Special events in Brampton, Hamilton, Maple (Vaughan), Thornhill (Markham / Vaughan) and Toronto will affect transit services this weekend.


The events include: Brampton Fall Fair, Canadian Football League action, Downtown (Brampton) Farmers Market, Dragonfest, Roncesvalles Polish Festival, Terry Fox Run (York University), Thornhill Village Festival


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit: 2 Main, 77 Highway 7, Brampton Fall Fair Shuttle

Hamilton Street Railway: Tiger-Cats Express

Toronto Transit Commission: 41 Keele, 60 Steeles West, 106 York University, 313 Jane (overnight), 504 King, 506 Carlton

York Region Transit: Viva Blue, Viva Orange, 3 Thornhill / York University, 4 Major Mackenzie, 10 York University / Woodbridge, 20 Jane / Concord, 77 Highway 7 / Centre Street, 99 Yonge South


Brampton

Brampton Fall Fair

Brampton Transit shuttle buses will provide frequent service from the Heart Lake Terminal to the Region of Peel Agricultural Society’s Brampton Fall Fair at the Brampton Fairgrounds on Heart Lake Road. Buses leave the Terminal from 6:20 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, from 4:20 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. on Friday, September 14, from 9:50 a.m. until 10:15 p.m., on Saturday, September 15 and from 8:50 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 16.

Shuttle schedule

Downtown Farmers Market

The City of Brampton will close Main Street between Theatre Lane and John Street on Saturday, September 15 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the City of Brampton’s 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.


Maple (Vaughan)

The Great Maple Cart Derby

On Saturday, September 15, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Region of York will close Major Mackenzie Drive between Keele and Dufferin Streets to accommodate the Great Maple Cart Derby.

YRT will divert transit services during the event.

4 Major Mackenzie: Eastbound buses will operate along their regular routes to Major Mackenzie Drive and Keele Street, then detour southward along Keele, eastward along Rutherford Road and northward along Dufferin Street, resuming their regular route at Dufferin and Major Mackenzie. Westbound buses will reverse the routing.


Hamilton

Canadian Football League

The Hamilton Street Railway and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will offer Canadian Football League fans free rides to and from Ivor Wynn Stadium for every home game.

On Saturday, September 15, at 7 p.m., the Ti-Cats face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 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 you off 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 you up from a stop on the west side of Melrose and return to Limeridge, Eastgate, University Plaza and downtown.

Maps and schedules


Thornhill (Markham / Vaughan)

Thornhill Village Festival

The City of Vaughan and the Region of York will close a number of streets in the former Village of Thornhill on Saturday, September 15 to accommodate the Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill’s Thornhill Village Festival.

The City of Vaughan will close Centre Street Thornhill between Erica Road / Markwood Lane and Yonge Street from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Brampton Transit and YRT will divert transit services while Centre Street is closed.

Brampton Transit

77 Highway 7: Eastbound buses will operate along their regular route to Centre Street and Atkinson Avenue, then detour southward along Atkinson Avenue and eastward along Clark Avenue West, resuming their regular route at Clark and Yonge Street. Westbound buses will reverse the routing.

York Region Transit

77 Highway 7 / Centre Street: See Brampton Transit’s 77 Highway 7 detour.

3 Thornhill / York University: Eastbound buses will operate along their regular route to New Westminster Drive and Bathurst Street, then detour northward along Bathurst, eastward along Highway 7 and then southward along Yonge Street, resuming their regular route at Yonge and Royal Orchard Boulevard. Westbound buses will reverse this routing. This route will also divert during the Terry Fox Run at York University.

The Region of York will close Yonge Street between Centre Street and Arnold Avenue from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. YRT will divert transit services while Yonge Street is closed.

Viva Blue: Southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Richmond Hill Centre vivastation, then detour eastward along Highway 7, southward along Bayview Avenue and then westward along Steeles Avenue East, resuming their regular route at Steeles and Yonge. Northbound buses will reverse this routing.

99 Yonge South: Southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Royal Orchard Boulevard, then detour eastward along Royal Orchard, southward along Bayview Avenue, westward along John Street, southward along Henderson Avenue and then westward along Doncaster Avenue, resuming their regular route at Doncaster and Yonge. Northbound buses will reverse this routing.


Toronto

Dragonfest

On Saturday, September 15, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., the City of Toronto will close Gerrard Street East between Logan and Broadview Avenues to accommodate the Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s Dragonfest.

The TTC will divert transit services during the event.

506 Carlton: Westbound streetcars operate along their regular route to Gerrard Street East and Coxwell Avenue, then detour southward along Coxwell, westward along Queen Street East and then northward along Parliament Street, resuming their regular route at Parliament and Gerrard. Eastbound streetcars operate along their regular route to Gerrard and Broadview Avenue, then detour southward along Broadview, eastward along Queen and northward along Coxwell, resuming their regular route at Coxwell and Gerrard.

The TTC will also operate buses to replace the streetcars along Gerrard Street East between Coxwell and Broadview Avenues. Westbound buses begin their route at Main Street Station, then proceed southward along Main, westward along Gerrard, southward along Logan Avenue, westward along Dundas Street East, northward along Broadview Avenue, westward along Gerrard and then northward along Sherbourne Street to Carlton Street. Eastbound buses begin their routes at Sherbourne and Carlton, then proceed eastward along Carlton, southward along Parliament Street, eastward along Gerrard, southward along Broadview, eastward along Dundas, northward along Logan, eastward along Gerrard and then northward along Main to Main Street Station.

Roncesvalles Polish Festival

From 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 15 until 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, the City of Toronto will close Roncesvalles Avenue between Howard Park and Galley Avenues to accommodate the Roncesvalles Village Business Improvement Area’s Roncesvalles Polish Festival.

Unfortunately, TTC Information had no details about how the TTC would divert services during the event.

313 Jane (overnight): According to Mike’s Transit Stop, during previous festivals along Roncesvalles, the TTC has diverted buses on this route westward along Howard Park Avenue, southward along Parkside Drive and then eastward along High Park Boulevard, with buses resuming their regular route at High Park and Roncesvalles. Since Roncesvalles is closed almost as far south as the Queensway during this festival and Parkside Drive has no connection to the Queensway, this previous detour will not likely be in effect this year.

Here’s a possible detour: Southbound buses would operate along their regular route to Roncesvalles and Howard Park Avenues, then detour westward along Howard Park, southward along Sunnyside Avenue, eastward along the Queensway and then loop through the Sunnyside Loop as usual. Northbound buses would reverse this routing.

504 King: According to Mike’s Transit Stop, during previous festivals along Roncesvalles, the TTC has operated streetcars northbound along Roncesvalles to the Roncesvalles Yard. The cars then looped through the yard and then returned southward along Roncesvalles.

The TTC also replaced streetcar service with buses between Dundas West Station and Sunnyside Loop during previous festivals. Southbound buses would likely operate southward from Dundas West Station along Dundas Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue, then follow the 313 Jane detour. Northbound buses would reverse the routing.

Terry Fox Run (York University)

On Sunday, September 16, from 9:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., York University will close Ian Macdonald Boulevard between Northwest Gate and The Chimneystack Road to accommodate the Terry Fox Run.

The TTC will likely detour buses on the 41 Keele, 60 Steeles West and 106 York University routes, but has not provided information on the detours.

YRT will also detour transit services during the event.

20 Jane / Concord: Southbound buses buses will operate along their regular route to Founders Road and Steeles Avenue West, then detour eastward along Steeles, southward along Keele Street and then westward along The Chimneystack Road, resuming their regular route at Chimneystack and Ian Macdonald Boulevard. Northbound buses will begin their route at the York Commons, as usual, but then continue eastward along York Boulevard, northward along Keele Street and then westward along Steeles, resuming their regular route at Steeles and Founders.

3 Thornhill / York University: Eastbound buses will operate along their regular route to Ian Macdonald Boulevard and The Chimneystack Road, then detour eastward along Chimneystack, southward along Keele Street, eastward along Canartic Drive and northward along Petrolia Road, resuming their regular route at Petrolia and Steeles Avenue West. Westbound buses will operate along their regular route. This route will also divert during the Thornhill Village Festival.

Viva Orange: Eastbound buses will operate along their regular route to Jane Street and Steeles Avenue West, then detour eastward along Steeles, southward along Keele Street and then westward along The Chimneystack Road, resuming their regular route at Chimneystack and Ian Macdonald Boulevard. Westbound buses will operate along their regular route to Ian Macdonald and Chimneystack, then continue eastward along York Boulevard, northward along Keele Street and then westward along Steeles, resuming their regular route at Steeles and Jane.

10 York University / Woodbridge: Southbound buses buses will operate along their regular route to Founders Road and Steeles Avenue West, then detour eastward along Steeles, southward along Keele Street and then westward along The Chimneystack Road, resuming their regular route at Chimneystack and Ian Macdonald Boulevard. Northbound buses will begin their route at the York Commons, as usual, but then continue eastward along York Boulevard, northward along Keele Street and then westward along Steeles, resuming their regular route at Steeles and Founders.