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You'd better not cry!
Santa comes to nine more towns
this weekend, December 1 and 2



Update, December 2, 11 a.m.: Some Transit Toronto readers reported that buses continued to replace streetcars yesterday afternoon and that passengers had to switch between buses and streetcars at Roncesvalles Avenue and not at Humber Loop. Other readers report that the TTC was repairing the overhead streetcar wires along the Queensway so that streetcars could not operate west of Roncesvalles. This situation may also affect service on the 501 Queen route today, Sunday, December 2.


Update, December 1, 9:11 a.m.: this post now contains information on the Sutton Santa Claus Parade and GO Transit detours in Stouffville, Sutton and Whitby.


Update, December 1, 8:28 a.m.: this post now contains information on the Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade.


Santa Claus Parades in Burlington, Cannington (Brock), Guelph, Long Branch (Toronto), New Toronto (Toronto), Sutton (Georgina), Stoney Creek (Hamilton), Stouffville and Whitby and the Festival of Lights and Music in Guelph will affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Burlington Transit: 2 Brant, 3 Guelph Line, 10 New Street-Maple

Durham Region Transit: DRT Centre6 Whiteoaks - Oshawa Centre, 302 Brock - Brooklin, 318 Otter Creek - Garden - Whitby Shores.

GO Transit: 69 Sutton, 71 Stouffville, 81 Port Perry, 94 Oshawa Highway 2

Guelph Transit: 1 Woodlawn, 3 Waterloo-Fife, 4 York Road, 6 Auden-Eastview, 7 St. Joseph’s Hospital, 8 General Hospital, 9 Stone Road Mall, 10 College-Niska, 22 Conestoga, 23 Paisley-Imperial, 24 Industrial, 51 Gordon, 52 University-Kortright, 61 Victor Davis

Hamilton Street Railway: 5 Delaware, 5B Main West, 58 Stoney Creek Local

Toronto Transit Commission: 44 Kipling South, 110 Islington South, 501 Queen


Burlington

On Sunday, December 2, from approximately 1 until 5 p.m., the City of Burlington will close Guelph Line between Burlington Mall and New Street, New between Guelph Line and Martha Street, Martha between New and James Streets, James between Martha and Brant Streets and Brant between James and Caroline Streets to accommodate the Rotary Club of Burlington ‘s annual Christmas Parade.

Burlington Transit will divert bus services during the event.

2 Brant: Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Burlington GO Station, then proceed westward along Fairview Street, southward along Maple Avenue, eastward along Lakeshore Road, northward along Elizabeth Street and then westward through the bus parking lot into the Burlington Downtown Transit Terminal. Northbound buses reverse this routing to Burlington GO Station, where the buses resume their regular routing.

3 Guelph Line: Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Line and Fairview Street, then proceed eastward along Fairview, southward along Cumberland Avenue, westward along New Street, southward along Rossmore Boulevard, westward along Lakeshore Road and then northward along John Street into the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal. Northbound buses reverse this routing.

10 New Street-Maple: Eastbound buses operate from the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal eastward through the bus parking lot, southward along Elizabeth Street, eastward along Lakeshore Road and then northward along Rossmore Boulevard to New Street, resuming their regular route eastward along New. Westbound buses reverse this routing.


Brock: See Cannington.


Cannington

On Saturday, December 1, from approximately 10 a.m. until noon, the Township of Brock will close Cameron Street Cannington between Albert and Peace Street and other streets in Cannington to accommodate the annual Santa Claus Parade.

GO Transit has not announced detours, but the event will likely delay or divert service on buses travelling to or from Beaverton on GO’s 81 Port Perry route. The parade in Whitby will also affect service on this route.


Georgina: See Sutton.


Guelph

On Saturday, December 1 from 3 until 9 p.m., the City of Guelph will close St. George’s Square — Wyndham Street North between Cork and Quebec Streets and Quebec Street west of Wyndham — to accommodate the annual Festival of Lights and Music.

Guelph Transit will divert buses that usually start or end their trips at St. George’s Square to Wyndham and MacDonnell Streets during the event.

7 St. Joseph Hospital:
52 University-Kortright:
1 Woodlawn: Buses stop on the north side of MacDonnell, west of Wyndham Street.

51 Gordon:
3 Waterloo-Fife: Buses stop on the south side of MacDonnell, west of Wyndham Street

6 Auden-Eastview:
8 General Hospital:
61 Victor Davis: Buses stop on the south side of MacDonnell, east of Wyndham Street

24 Industrial:
23 Paisley-Imperial: Buses stop on the north side of MacDonnell, east of Wyndham Street

10 College-Niska:
4 York Road: Buses stop on the west side of Wyndham, south of MacDonnell

22 Conestoga:
9 Stone Road Mall: Buses stop on the east side of Wyndham, south of MacDonnell

Map of bus stops during the festival.


Hamilton: See Stoney Creek


Long Branch

On Saturday, December 1 from approximately 9 a.m. until noon, the City of Toronto will close Lake Shore Boulevard West between Dwight and Long Branch Avenues, to accommodate the Long Branch and Lakeshore Village Business Improvement Areas’ 17th annual Santa Claus Parade.

The TTC will divert transit services during the event.

110 Islington South: Southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Islington Avenue and Birmingham Street, then detour westward along Birmingham, southward along Ninth Street, westward along Tenth Street and then northward along Coin Street to Garnett Janes Road, resuming their regular northbound route eastward along Garnett Janes.

44 Kipling South: Buses begin and end their trips at Kipling Loop, north of Lake Shore Boulevard West.

501 Queen: Streetcars begin and end their trips at Humber Loop. The TTC will replace streetcars with buses west of the Humber. Eastbound buses operate from Long Branch Loop eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West, northward along Brown’s Line, eastward along Horner Avenue, southward along Kipling Avenue, eastward along New Toronto and Struthers Streets, southward along Royal York Road, eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West, northward along Park Lawn Road and then westward along the Queensway into Humber Loop. Westbound buses will reverse this routing.


New Toronto: See Long Branch


Stoney Creek

On Saturday, December 1, from approximately 1 to 5 p.m., the City of Hamilton will close King Street Stoney Creek between Gray Road and Community Park to accommodate the annual parade.

The Hamilton Street Railway has not announced detours, but the event will likely divert or delay service on the 5 Delaware, 5B Main West and 58 Stoney Creek Central routes.


Stouffville

On Saturday, December 1 from approximately 1 to 5 p.m., the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville will close Tenth Line between North and Main Streets Stouffville and Main between Tenth and Palmwood Gate to accommodate the Kinsmen Club of Stouffville’s annual Santa Claus Parade.

GO Transit will detour buses on the 71 Stouffville route. Southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Tenth Line and Stouffer Street, then detour westward along Stouffer, north- and westward along Millard Street, southward along Ninth Line, westward along Rupert Avenue and then southward along Sandale Road to Main Street Stouffville, resuming their regular route westward along Main. Northbound buses will reverse this routing.


Sutton

On Saturday, December 1 between 5 and 7 p.m., the Town of Georgina will close Dalton Road between Lake Drive East in Jackson’s Point and High Street Sutton to accommodate the annual Sutton Santa Claus Parade.

GO Transit will divert buses on the 69 Sutton route during the event. Westbound buses begin their trips at Dalton and Baseline Roads, then proceed westward along Baseline and northward along Kennedy Road to Metro Road, resuming their regular route westward along Metro. Eastbound buses reverse this routing.


Toronto: See Long Branch


Whitby

On Saturday, December 1 from approximately 9 a.m. until noon, the Town of Whitby will close Dundas Street West between Cochrane and Brock Streets and Brock Street South between Dundas and Trent Streets to accommodate JCI Whitby’s annual Santa Claus Parade.

[Durham Region Transit]](http://www.durhamregiontransit.com/durham/index_e.aspx?ArticleID=19) will detour buses during the event.

302 Brock - Brooklin

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Brock Street North and Manning Road, then detour:

eastward along Manning;
southward along Garden Streets North and South; and then
westward along Consumers Drive to Brock Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Brock.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

318 Otter Creek - Garden - Whitby Shores

Buses operate along their regular route to Brock Street South and Consumers Drive, then detour:

eastward along Consumers; and then
northward along Garden Street South to Burns Street East,
resuming their regular route northward along Garden.

6 White Oaks - Oshawa Centre

From 9 a.m. until noon, DRT will operate the route in two parts. In the west end, westbound buses start their trips at Dundas Street West and Bell Drive, then proceed:

southward along Bell;
westward along Michael Boulevard;
northward along Jeffrey Street; and then
westward along Dundas to White Oaks,
ending their trips.

Eastbound trips operate along their regular route to Dundas Street East and Bell Drive,
ending their trips.

In the east end, westbound buses operate along their regular routes to Dundas Street East and Hickory Street, ending their trip.

Eastbound buses start their trip at Dundas and Hickory Streets then proceed:

northward along Hickory Street North;
eastward along Mary Street East; and then
southward along Garden Street North to Dundas Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Dundas.

GO Transit will also divert bus services during the event.

81 Port Perry: The bus operating on the northbound trip leaving Whitby GO Station at 10:01 a.m. for Beaverton will proceed from the Station northward along Brock Street South, eastward along Consumers Drive, northward along Garden Streets South and North and then westward along Manning Road to Brock Street North, resuming its regular route northward along Brock. The parade in Cannington will also affect service on this route.

94 Oshawa Highway 2: Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street East and Garden Street, then proceed northward along Garden Street North, westward along Rossland Roads East and West, southward along Cochrane Street, westward along Bonaccord Avenue and then southward along McQuay Boulevard to Dundas, resuming their regular route westward along Dundas Street West. Eastbound buses will reverse this routing.

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