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Weekend events affect transit, May 3 and 4



Events in Bowmanville and Toronto will affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

GO Transit — 09 Lakeshore East, 16 Hamilton QEW Express, 21 Milton, 31 Georgetown, 65 Barrie, 71 Stouffville.

Toronto Transit Commission — 75 Sherbourne, 97 Yonge, 320 Yonge.


The events include the Downtown Bowmanville Maple Festival and the Sporting Life 10k race.


Bowmanville


Maple Festival

On Saturday, May 4, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., the Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing:

  • King Street Bowmanville between Division and Scugog Streets

to accommodate the Downtown Bowmanville Business Improvement Area’s annual festival.

The event is taking place despite the major fire that destroyed historic buildings along King Street earlier this week.

GO Transit is detouring buses during the event.

90 Newcastle - Oshawa

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to King and Division Streets, then detour:

northward along Division;
westward along Church Street; and then
southward along Scugog Street to King,
resuming their regular route westward along King.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King and Scugog Streets, then detour:

southward along Scugog;
eastward along Queen Street; and then
northward along Division Street to King,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.


Toronto

Sporting Life 10k

On Sunday, May 4, from about 5 a.m. until noon, the City of Toronto is closing a number of streets to accommodate the annual race.

The run takes place this Sunday from 8 a.m. until noon. Participants run or walk southward along Yonge Street from the Sporting Life store at Yonge and Castlefield, then eastward along Adelaide Street East, southward along Sherbourne Street and Lower Sherbourne Street, westward along Lake Shore Boulevard East, northward along York Street, and finally, westward along Bremner Boulevard to Grand Trunk Boulevard, near the CN Tower and Rogers Centre.

GO Transit and the Toronto Transit Commission are detouring buses during the event.


GO Transit

65 Newmarket - Union
31 Guelph / Georgetown - Union
16 Hamilton - Union express via QEW
90B Oshawa - Union
21 Milton / Mississauga - Union
71 Stouffville

During the event, GO buses do not travel to the Union Station GO Bus Terminal, so all buses will drop off and pick up passengers on the northeast corner of Bay Street and Queens Quay West.

Since the Don Valley Parkway is also closed on Sunday, all buses approach from the west. Buses travel along the Gardiner Expressway, exit onto Yonge Street, then proceed:

southward along Yonge;
westward along Queens Quay West, stopping to drop off and pick up passengers at Bay Street;
northward along Bay;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard West and back to the Gardiner Expressway. (The City is closing only some of the lanes on Lake Shore for the run.)


TTC
75 Sherbourne

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Sherbourne Street and Queen Street East, then detour:

eastward along Queen;
southward along Parliament Street;
westward along Queens Quay East to Lower Jarvis Street.

Northbound buses begin their trips, as usual, on the east side of Lower Jarvis Street, north of Queens Quay West, then proceed:

northward along Jarvis;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard East;
northward along Parliament Street;
westward along Richmond Street East to Sherbourne,
resuming their regular route northward along Sherbourne.

97 Yonge

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue, then detour:

westward along Lawrence Avenue West;
southward along Avenue Road; and then
eastward along Chaplin Crescent to Davisville Station.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

320 Yonge overnight

From around 5 a.m. until 8 a.m., southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Lawrence Avenue East;
southward along Mount Pleasant Road;
westward along Eglinton Avenue East to Yonge Street;
resuming their regular route southward along Yonge.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

From around 8 a.m. until 9 a.m., southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue, then detour:

westward along Lawrence;
southward along Avenue Road;
eastward along Oxton Avenue;
southward along Oriole Parkway;
westward along Lonsdale Road;
southward along Avenue Road;
eastward along Davenport Road; and then
southward along Bay Street to King Street West,
resuming their regular route southward along Yonge.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

The run may also delay other transit services that cross the route, so early-Sunday-morning transit passengers should plan to add extra time to their trips. As the race clears the route, the TTC may also restore regular service on parts of the affected routes.