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Remembrance Day events affect transit, November 11



On Sunday, November 11, many municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton will commemorate and honor veterans of Canada’s wars with parades and ceremonies.

Specifically, the Remembrance Day events in Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Hamilton, Newmarket, Oshawa, Richmond Hill and Toronto will affect transit services in those communities.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit: 1 Queen, 2 Main, 8 Centre, 9 Vodden, 15 Bramalea, 17 Howden

Burlington Transit: 2 Brant, 5 Francis

Durham Region Transit: DRT East (Oshawa and Clarington): 1 Simcoe, 6B Dean, 10 Olive-Harmony

GO Transit: 01 Lakeshore West, 16 Hamilton QEW Express, 31 Georgetown, 33 Brampton Local, 94 Oshawa Highway 2

Hamilton Street Railway: 1 King, 2 Barton, 3 Cannon, 4 Bayfront, 5 Delaware, 5B Main West, 5C West Hamilton, 6 Aberdeen, 7 Locke, 21 Upper Kenilworth, 22 Upper Ottawa, 23 Upper Gage, 24 Upper Sherman, 25 Upper Wentworth, 26 Upper Wellington, 27 Upper James, 33 Sanatorium, 34 Upper Paradise, 35 College, 52 Dundas, 55 Stoney Creek Central

Toronto Transit Commission: 6 Bay, 70 O’Connor, 94 Wellesley, 501 Queen

York Region Transit: Viva Blue, 56 Gorham-Eagle, 98 Yonge North, 99 Yonge South


Aurora

The Town of Aurora will close Yonge Street between Edward Street and Allaura Boulevard from 10:45 until 11:15 a.m. to accommodate the parade and ceremony at the Cenotaph in Memorial Park.

YRT will detour transit services during the events.

Viva Blue: Southbound buses will travel along their regular route to Yonge and Edward Streets, then detour eastward along Edward and southward along Allaura Boulevard. Northbound buses will reverse this routing. The event in Richmond Hill will also affect this route.

98 Yonge North: Southbound buses will travel along their regular route to Yonge and Edward Streets, then detour eastward along Edward and southward along Allaura Boulevard.


Brampton

Brampton will host two events, one in downtown Brampton and one at Chinguacousy Park in Bramalea.

Downtown Brampton

The City of Brampton will close a number of streets in downtown Brampton, including George Street, Main Street South, Queen Street West and Wellington Street West from approximately 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Brampton Transit and GO Transit will divert buses during the event although neither agency has announced detours.

GO Transit

31 Georgetown: GO Transit has not announced detours but the Downtown Brampton event may delay or divert buses on this route.

Brampton Transit

1 Queen
2 Main: Brampton Transit has not announced detours but the Downtown Brampton event may delay or divert buses on these routes.


Bramalea

The City of Brampton will close streets near Chinguacousy Park, including Peel Centre Drive, Central Park Drive Road and Team Canada Drive from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. to accommodate a parade and ceremony.

GO Transit

33 Brampton Local: GO Transit has not announced detours but the Bramalea event may delay or divert this route.

Brampton Transit

15 Bramalea
8 Centre
17 Howden
9 Vodden: Brampton Transit has not announced detours but the Bramalea event may delay or divert buses on these routes.


Burlington

The City of Burlington will close a number of streets in downtown Burlington including Brant Street and Ontario Street to accommodate a parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. and a ceremony at the City Hall Cenotaph at 11 a.m.

Burlington Transit will divert two routes during the event.

2 Brant: Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Brant and Caroline Streets, then divert eastward along Brant and southward along John Street to the Downtown Terminal. Northbound buses reverse this routing.

5 Francis: Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to North Shore Boulevard and Maple Avenue, then continue eastward along Lakeshore Road and northward along John Street to the Downtown Terminal. Westbound buses reverse the routing.


Hamilton

Three events will take place in Hamilton, one in downtown Hamilton, one in Dundas and one in Stoney Creek.


Downtown Hamilton

The City of Hamilton will close James Street North from the Armouries (south of Barton Street) to King Street and King Street East between James Street and the Cenotaph in Gore Park from approximately 10 until 11:30 a.m. to accommodate a parade and ceremony.

GO Transit

16 Hamilton QEW Express
01 Lakeshore West: GO Transit has not announced detours, but the Downtown Hamilton event may delay or detour these routes.

Hamilton Street Railway

6 Aberdeen
2 Barton
4 Bayfront
3 Cannon
35 College
52 Dundas (The Dundas ceremony also affects this route.)
1 King
7 Locke
5B Main West
9 Rock Gardens
33 Sanatorium
23 Upper Gage
27 Upper James
21 Upper Kenilworth
22 Upper Ottawa
34 Upper Paradise
24 Upper Sherman
25 Upper Wentworth
26 Upper Wellington
5C West Hamilton
8 York: The HSR has not announced detours but the downtown Hamilton parade and ceremony may delay or divert buses on these routes.


Dundas

Paraders will march from the Firehall on Memorial Square starting at 10:30 a.m. to the Dundas Community Centre, where a service will take place at 10:45 a.m.

Hamilton Street Railway

5 Delaware
52 Dundas: The HSR has not announced detours but the Dundas parade and ceremony may delay or divert these routes.


Stoney Creek

The ceremony takes place at the Cenotaph at Highway 8 and King Street East, starting at 10:45 a.m.

55 Stoney Creek Central: The HSR has not announced detours, the Stoney Creek parade and ceremony may delay or divert this route.


Newmarket

The Town of Newmarket will close Water Street from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. to accommodate a parade and ceremony.

YRT will divert transit services during the event.

56 Gorham-Eagle: Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Gorham and Prospect Streets then detour northward along Prospect, eastward along Queen Street and then southward along Lorne Street, resuming their regular route at Lorne and Eagle Streets.Westbound buses reverse this routing.


Oshawa

The City of Oshawa will close parts of Simcoe Streets North and South between William and John Streets from approximately 10 a.m. until noon to accommodate Royal Canadian Legion Branch 42’s Remembrance March and the City’s Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph in Memorial Park.

Durham Region Transit will divert transit services in the DRT East area during the event.

6B Dean: Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Centre Street North and William Street West, then detour eastbound along William Streets West and East, southbound along Mary Streets North and South, westbound along Athol Street East, southward along Celina Street and then westward along Elm and Gibb Streets, resuming their regular route at Centre Street South and Gibb Street. Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and John Street East, then detour eastbound along John, northward along Albert Street, eastward along Athol Street, northward along Mary Streets South and North and the westward along William Street East resuming their regular route at William and Simcoe Street North.

10 Olive-Harmony: Eastbound operate along their regular route to John Street West and Centre Street South, then detour southward along Centre, eastward along Gibb Street, nortward along Simcoe Street South, eastward along John Street East, and then northward along Celina Street, resuming their regular route at Celina and Olive Avenue. Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Olive Avenue and Albert Street, then detour northward along Albert, westward along Elm and Gibb Streets and then northward along Nassau Street, resuming their regular route at Nassau and John Street East.

1 Simcoe: See 6B Dean.

GO Transit has not announced detours, but buses the events may delay or divert buses on the 94 Oshawa Highway 2 route


Richmond Hill

The Town of Richmond Hill will close Yonge Street between Wright Street and Major Mackenzie Drive from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to accommodate the parade and ceremony.

YRT will divert transit services during the event.

Viva Blue: Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Elgin Mills Road, then detour eastward along Elgin Mills Road East, southward along Newkirk Road and then westward along Major Mackenzie Drive East, resuming their regular route at Major Mackenzie and Yonge. Northbound buses reverse this routing. The event in Aurora will also affect this route.

99 Yonge South: Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Crosby Avenue, then detour eastward along Crosby, southward along Pugsley Avenue and then westward along Major Mackenzie Drive East, resuming their regular route at Major Mackenzie and Yonge. Northbound buses reverse this routing.


Toronto

Several events will take place in Toronto, including ceremonies at Old City Hall in downtown Toronto, at the East York Civic Centre and behind the Legislature at Queen’s Park.


Old City Hall

The City of Toronto will close Bay Street between Dundas and Richmond Streets West and Queen Street West between Yonge and Bay S