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Weekend events affect transit, September 27, 28, 29, 30



Update, Saturday, September 29, 11 p.m.: this post now confirms information about how the TTC will reroute services to accommodate the CIBC Run for the Cure.


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


The events include: CIBC Run for the Cure (Brampton), CIBC Run for the Cure (Durham Region), CIBC Run for the Cure (Guelph), CIBC Run for the Cure (Hamilton / Burlington), CIBC Run for the Cure (Toronto), Downtown (Brampton) Farmers Market, Markham Fair, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, The Word on the Street.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit: 2 Main, 7 Kennedy

Burlington Transit: 10 New Street-Maple

Durham Region Transit: DRT East: 1 Simcoe

GO Transit: 01 Lakeshore West, 09 Lakeshore East, 16 Hamilton QEW Express, 21 Milton, 31 Georgetown, 65 Barrie-Bradford, 71 Stouffville

Guelph Transit: 1 Woodlawn, 3 Waterloo / Fife, 4 York Road, 6 Auden / Eastview, 7 St. Joseph’s, 8 General Hospital, 9 Stone Road Mall, 10 College / Niska, 22 Conestoga, 23 Paisley / Imperial, 24 Industrial, 51 Gordon, 53 University Express, 61 Victor Davis

Toronto Transit Commission: 1 Yonge-University-Spadina, 2 Bloor-Danforth, 5 Avenue Road, 6 Bay, 75 Sherbourne, 92 Woodbine South, 94 Wellesley, 172 Cherry Street, 300 Bloor-Danforth (overnight), 320 Yonge, 501 Queen, 505 Dundas, 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst, Nuit Blanche Shuttle

York Region Transit: Markham Fair Shuttle


Brampton

CIBC Run for the Cure

Downtown Farmers Market


CIBC Run for the Cure

On Sunday, September 30, from 9 until 11 a.m., the City of Brampton will close Kennedy Road between Derry Road and First Gulf Boulevard to accommodate the Brampton route of the CIBC Run for the Cure, supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Brampton Transit will likely divert buses on the 7 Kennedy route during the event.


Downtown Farmers Market

On Saturday, September 29, 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.


Burlington

CIBC Run for the Cure

On Sunday, September 30, from 9 until 11 a.m., the City of Burlington will restrict traffic on New Street between Drury Lane and PIne Cove Road from 9 to accommodate the Hamilton / Burlingon route of the CIBC Run for the Cure, supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. New Street traffic in both directions will operate along the two north-side lanes only.

The event may delay buses on Burlington Transit’s 10 New Street-Maple route.


Guelph

CIBC Run for the Cure

On Sunday, September 30, from 9 until 11 a.m., the City of Guelph will close Wyndham Street between Cork and Woolwich Streets, Woolwich Street, between Wyndham Street and London Road and London Road west of Woolwich Street to accommodate the Guelph route of the CIBC Run for the Cure, supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

6 Auden / Eastview
10 College / Niska
22 Conestoga
8 General Hospital
51 Gordon
24 Industrial
23 Paisley / Imperial
7 St. Joseph’s
9 Stone Road Mall
53 University Express
61 Victor Davis
3 Waterloo / Fife
1 Woodlawn
4 York Road: Guelph Transit will divert services during the event. Buses will loop at Macdonell and Wyndham Streets instead of at St. George’s Square, and buses on all routes serving Downtown Guelph will detour.


Markham

Markham Fair

The 163rd annual Markham Fair takes place from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 27, 28 and 29 and from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 30.

York Region Transit will provide frequent shuttle bus service from Markville Mall along McCowan Road to the Fairgrounds, which is on McCowan, south of Elgin Mills Road. It will also provide frequent shuttle bus service from Ninth Line and Millard Avenue, Stouffville GO Station, the Parkview Centre and Hoover Park Drive to the Fairgrounds.

Markville shuttle bus schedule

Stouffville shuttle bus schedule


Oshawa

CIBC Run for the Cure

On Sunday, September 30, from 9 until 11 a.m., the City of Oshawa will close Simcoe Street South south of Harbour Road and Lakeview Park Avenue to accommodate the Durham Region route of the CIBC Run for the Cure, supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The event will likely delay or detour Durham Region Transit buses operating on DRT East’s 1 Simcoe route.


Toronto

CIBC Run for the Cure

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
The Word on the Street


CIBC Run for the Cure

On Sunday, September 30, from 9 until 12:30 p.m., the City of Toronto will close Queen Street West between University Avenue and Bay Street and from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Dundas Street West between Beverley Street and University Avenue, Bay Street between Bloor Street West and Elm Street and several other streets in downtown Toronto to accommodate the Toronto route of the CIBC Run for the Cure, supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The TTC will divert transit services during the event.

5 Avenue Road: (Buses operating on the 5 Avenue Road route will already be operating on a detour around The Word on the Street.The TTC will further detour buses during the Run.) Southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Avenue Road and Lowther Avenue, then detour westward along Lowther, southward along Bedford Road and then westward into St. George Station. Northbound buses will operate from St. George Station, eastward along Prince Arthur Avenue, resuming their regular route at Prince Arthur and Avenue Road.

6 Bay: Southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Bay and Bloor Streets, then detour eastward along Bloor Street West, southward along Yonge Street and then westward along King Street West, resuming their regular route at King and Bay. Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay and Adelaide Street West, then detour eastward along Adelaide, northward along Yonge and then westward along Bloor, resuming their regular route at Yonge and Bloor. The TTC will also divert buses on the route to accommodate the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

505 Dundas: Eastbound streetcars will operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, then detour northward along Spadina, eastward along College Street and then southward along Bay Street, resuming their regular route at Bay and Dundas. Streetcars will continue eastward along Dundas to Victoria, where the will begin their current detour around the ongoing streetcar track reconstruction project along Dundas Street East. Westbound streetcars will reverse the routing.

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 Street West, and then northward along Church Street, resuming their regular route at Church and Queen. Westbound streetcars will reverse this routing.

The TTC will replace streetcars with buses along Queen Streets West and East between Bathurst and Church Streets. Eastbound buses will operate eastward along Queen, southward along John Street, eastward along Adelaide Street West, northward along Bay Street and eastward along Queen to Church. Westbound buses operate westward along Queen, southward along Bay, westward along Richmond Street West, northward along John, and then westward along Queen to Bathurst. During earlier diversions, replacement buses have looped at Bathurst through the Wolseley Loop on the east side of Bathurst, north of Queen. During earlier diversions, replacement buses have continued eastward beyond Church, looping northward along Mutual Street, eastward along Shuter Street and southward along Jarvis Street.

94 Wellesley: (Buses operating on the 94 Wellesley route will already be operating on a detour around The Word on the Street. The TTC will further detour buses on the route during the Run). Eastbound buses will operate along their regular route to Harbord Street and Spadina Avenue, then detour southward along Spadina Avenue and Crescent, eastward along College Street and northward along Yonge Street, resuming their regular route at Yonge and Wellesley. Westbound buses will reverse this routing.


Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

On Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, the City of Toronto will close a number of streets in central Toronto to accommodate Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, an all-night entertainment and arts festival.

The TTC will operate limited overnight subway service — for the first time ever — during the event. It will also adjust its regular overnight bus service.

2 Bloor-Danforth: The TTC will operate all-night subway service between 2 and 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 30. Overnight subway trains will operate between Christie and Broadview Stations only. Regular subway service will not begin until 9 a.m. Buses operating on the 300 Bloor-Danforth overnight route will serve Bloor Street and Danforth Avenue from 7 until 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 30.

300 Bloor-Danforth (overnight): The TTC will split the route into two before 7 a.m. Buses on the western route will operate between Pearson Air Terminal or the West Mall and Christie Station. Buses on the eastern route will operate between Warden Avenue and Broadview Station. Buses will operate along their regular route between Pearson Air Terminal or The West Mall and Burnhamthorpe Road and Warden and Danforth Avenues from 7 until 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 30.

1 Yonge-University-Spadina: The TTC will operate all-night subway service between 2 and 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 30. Overnight subway trains will operate between Eglinton and St. George Stations only. Regular subway service between Finch and Downsview Stations will not begin until 9 a.m. Buses on the 320 Yonge overnight route will serve Yonge Street between Steeles Avenue and Front Street from 7 until 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 30.

320 Yonge (overnight): The TTC will shorten the route, with buses operating between Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue and Eglinton Station only before 7 a.m. Buses will again operate along Yonge Street between Steeles and Front Street from 7 until 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 30. Southbound buses will operate on their regular route to Yonge and Front Streets, then divert eastward along Front Street East, southward along Scott Street and then westward along The Esplanade, resuming their regular northbound route at The Esplanade and Yonge. Buses will not operate south of Front Street because the City has closed Lake Shore Boulevard to accommodate the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Nuit Blanche Shuttle: The TTC will operate shuttle buses to the various Nuit Blanche venues from 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 until 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 30. Buses will operate every 15 minutes.

Clockwise buses begin their route on Bloor Street West, west of Queen’s Park, then proceed eastward along Bloor, southwards along Bay Street, eastward along Wellesley Streets West and East, southward along Church Street, eastward along Shuter Street, southward along River Street, eastward along Queen Street East, southward along Eastern Avenue, southward along Cherry Street, westward along Mill Street, northward along Parliament Street, westward along King Street East, soutward along Jarvis and Lower Jarvis Streets, westward along The Esplanade, northward along Church Street, westward along Dundas Streets East and West, southward along McCaul Street, westward along Queen Street West, southward along Portland Street, westward along Richmond Street West, northward along Bathurst Street, westward along Queen, northward along Lansdowne Avenue, west- and northward along Dundas Street West, eastward along Bloor, southward along Ossington Avenue, eastward along College Street, northward along Bathurst, eastward along Davenport Road, southward along Spadina Road and eastward along Dupont Street, south- and eastward along Davenport Road and then southward along Avenue Road to Bloor.

Counterclockwise buses begin their route on Avenue Road, north of Bloor Street West. Buses operate the reverse of the clockwise route to Queen Street West and Shaw Street, then operate southward along Shaw, eastward along King Street West, northward along Bathurst Street, eastward along Queen, northward along Spadina Avenue, eastward along Dundas, southward along McCaul Street, eastward along Queen, and southward along Church Street, reversing the clockwise route to return to Bloor and Avenue Road.

Details of Nuit Blanche overnight service

Map of Nuit Blanche overnight service


Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

On Sunday, September 30, between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m., the City of Toronto will close a number of streets, including Lake Shore Boulevards East and West between Windemere and Woodbine Avenues, Bay Street between Wellington Street West and Lake Shore Boulevard West, and Woodbine Avenue between Queen Street East and Lake Shore Boulevard East to accommodate the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

GO Transit will divert transit services during the event.

65 Barrie-Bradford
31 Georgetown
16 Hamilton QEW Express
09 Lakeshore East
01 Lakeshore West
21 Milton
71 Stouffville: Since the City will close Bay Street during the event, GO buses cannot travel to the Union Station Bus Terminal until 3 p.m. Buses will operate to a temporary terminal on Bremner Boulevard, east of York Street, behind the Air Canada Centre. GO Transit staff will direct you from the terminal through the ACC to the temporary terminal on Bremner.

The TTC will also divert transit services during the event.

511 Bathurst: Southbound streetcars will operate along their regular route to Bathurst Street and King Street West, then detour eastward along King, southward along Spadina and Lower Spadina Avenues, resuming their regular detour route at Lower Spadina and Queens Quay West. Northbound cars will reverse this routing.

6 Bay: Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Adelaide Street West, then loop eastward along Adelaide, southward along Yonge Street, and then westward along King Street West, resuming their regular northbound route at King and Bay Streets. The TTC will also divert buses on the route to accommodate the CIBC Run for the Cure.

172 Cherry Street: Westbound buses will begin their route at Cherry and Mill Streets, then proceed westward along Mill, northward along Parliament Street, westward along Front Street East, southward along Berkeley Street, westward along The Esplanade and then northward along Yonge Street, ending their route at Yonge and Front Streets. Eastbound buses will begin their route at Yonge and Front, then proceed eastward along Front, southward along Scott Street, eastward along The Esplanade, northward along Berkeley, eastward along Front and then southward along Cherry Street, ending their route at Cherry and Mill.

509 Harbourfront: Eastbound buses will begin their route at Exhibition (East) Loop then proceed westward along Manitoba Drive, northward along Strachan Avenue, eastward along King Street East, southward along Spadina and Lower Spadina Avenues, eastward along Queens Quay West and then north- and westward into Spadina / Queens Quay Loop. Westbound buses will reverse this routing.

75 Sherbourne: Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Sherbourne Street and Front Street East, then loop westward along Front, southward along Jarvis Street and then eastward along the Esplanade, resuming their regular northbound route at Esplanade and Sherbourne.

510 Spadina: Streetcars will operate along their regular route.

92 Woodbine South: Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Woodbine Avenue and Queen Street East, then loop westward along Queen, northward along Rainsford Road and then eastbound along Dixon Avenue, resuming their regular northbound route at Dixon and Woodbine Avenues. (This was the regular loop for 92 Woodbine South buses until January 2, 2005.)


The Word on the Street

From 5 a.m. on Saturday, September 29 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, the City of Toronto will close Queen’s Park Crescent and Queen’s Park between Wellesley and Charles Streets West and Wellesley Street West between Queen’s Park Crescents East and West to accommodate The Word on the Street book and magazine festival.

5 Avenue Road: Southbound buses will operate on their regular route to Avenue Road and Bloor Street West then detour westward along Bloor, northward along Bedford Road and westward along Prince Arthur Avenue to St. George Station. Northbound buses will operate from St. George Station southward along Bedford and then eastward along Bloor, resuming their regular route at Bloor and Avenue Road. The TTC will also further detour this route during the CIBC Run for the Cure.

94 Wellesley: Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Harbord and St. George Streets, then detour southward along St. George, eastward along College Street and then northward along Bay Street, resuming their regular route at Bay and Wellesley Street West. Westbound buses reverse the routing. The TTC will also further detour this route during the CIBC Run for the Cure.

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