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Weekend events affect transit, October 12, 13 and 14

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

The events include: Apple Festival, Canadian Football League action and the Toronto Marathon

The events affect these routes:

Durham Region Transit: 501 Aspen Springs, 502 Liberty

GO Transit: 09 Lakeshore East

Hamilton Street Railway: Tiger-Cats Express

Toronto Transit Commission: 5 Avenue Road, 6 Bay, 26 Dupont, 34 Eglinton East, 54 Lawrence East, 56 Leaside, 65 Parliament, 75 Sherbourne, 85 Sheppard East, 94 Wellesley, 96 Wilson, 97 Yonge, 98 Willowdale-Senlac, 100 Flemingdon Park, 103 Mount Pleasant North, 124 Sunnybrook, 165 Weston Road North, 172 Cherry Street, 320 Yonge (overnight), 501 Queen, 504 King, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton, 512 St. Clair


Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 12 until 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, the Municipality of Clarington will close King Street Bowmanville between Queen and George Streets to accommodate the Historic Downtown Bowmanville Business Improvement Area’s annual Apple Festival and Craft Fair.

From 8:45 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, Durham Region Transit will offer passengers free transit service on its 501 Aspen Springs and 502 Liberty routes to encourage everyone to attend the event. Since DRT buses on the 501 Aspen Springs and 501 Liberty routes do not operate along this part of King Street, the buses will not be detouring during the event.

GO Transit will detour buses on the 09 Lakeshore East route during the event. Westbound buses will operate along their regular route to King and George Streets, then detour northward along George, westward along Church Street, northward along Scugog Street, westward along Longworth Street and then southward along Durham Regional Road 57, resuming their regular route at Road 57 and King. Eastbound buses will operate along their regular route to King and Queen Street, then detour south- and eastward along Queen and northward along Ontario Street, resuming their regular route at King and Ontario.


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 Sunday, October 14, at 1 p.m., the Ti-Cats face the Saskatchewan Rough Riders 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, running every 20 minutes, starting at 11 a.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.

Map and schedule.


On the morning of Sunday, October 14, the City of Toronto will close a number of streets to accommodate the Toronto Marathon, supporting the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

Although Toronto Police Service officers will direct traffic at major intersections, the event may delay or detour transit vehicles. The TTC intends to operate normal transit service during the event, and has not scheduled any detours. Nevertheless, you should plan on adding extra time to any transit trip you intend to make on Sunday morning.

The event will affect service on these routes, which travel along or cross the marathon route:

5 Avenue Road, 6 Bay, 506 Carlton, 172 Cherry Street, 505 Dundas, 26 Dupont, 34 Eglinton East, 100 Flemingdon Park, 504 King, 54 Lawrence East, 56 Leaside, 103 Mount Pleasant North, 65 Parliament, 501 Queen, 512 St. Clair, 75 Sherbourne, 85 Sheppard East, 124 Sunnybrook, 94 Wellesley, 165 Weston Road North, 98 Willowdale-Senlac, 96 Wilson, 97 Yonge, 320 Yonge (overnight).

Map of the Toronto Marathon, half-marathon and 5k race