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Weekend events affect transit, June 7 and 8



Update — June 6, 3:43 p.m.: this post now contains information on events in Toronto and updates the information on the event in Unionville.


Special events in Ajax, Burlington, Milton, Streetsville (Mississauga), Toronto and Unionville (Markham) will divert transit services this weekend.


The June 7 events are: the Ajax Home Week Parade, the Bread and Honey Parade, the Downtown Milton Street Festival, the Family Fun Fit Kids of Steel Triathlon, the Moon in June Road Race and the Unionville Village Festival.

The June 8 events are: Portugal Day and the Unionville Village Festival.


The events affect these routes:

Burlington Transit: 2 Brant

Durham Region Transit: M18 Beach; M24 Harwood; M32 Village; M35 Puckrin / Elm; M40 Applecroft; and Flag Bus 1 and 2.

GO Transit: 21 Milton; 94 Oshawa Highway 2.

Milton Transit: Downtown Street Party Shuttle.

Mississauga Transit: 9 Rathburn — Miller’s Grove; 10 Bristol — Britannia; 39 Britannia; and 44 Mississauga Road.

Toronto Transit Commission: 12 Kingston Road; 47 Lansdowne; 300 Bloor — Danforth (overnight); 505 Dundas.

York Region Transit: 1 Highway 7, 40 Unionville Local; Unionville Village Fest Viva Shuttle.


Ajax

Ajax Home Week Parade

The Town of Ajax will close Mill Street, south of Station Street, Station Street between Mill and and Harwood Avenue and Harwood between Station and Bayly Street on Saturday, June 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m. to accommodate the parade.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit will divert bus service during the parade.

DRT:

M40 Applecroft:
M18 Beach:
Flag Bus 1 and 2
M24 Harwood:
M35 Puckrin / Elm:
M32 Village:

DRT has not announced any changes, but DRT passengers should expect delays or detours on all buses that regularly operate through the Ajax Plaza Terminal.

GO Transit

94 Oshawa Highway 2

Westbound buses will follow their regular route to Harwood and Kingston Road (Highway 2) and then detour: eastward along Kingston; and then
southward along Westney Road South and into Ajax GO Station,
resuming their regular route northbound along Westney.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.

GO buses will not serve Fairall Street, Harwood Terminal, Ajax Plaza or Harwood Avenue during the parade.


Burlington:

Moon in June Road Race

From 4:30 until 11 p.m., the City of Burlington will close Brant Street and a number of other streets in downtown Burlington to accommodate the 17th annual road race.

Burlington Transit will detour buses during the event.

2 Brant:

From 4:30 until 7:45 p.m., southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Brant and Caroline Streets, then detour :

eastbound along Caroline; and then
southbound along John Street to the Downtown Burlington Bus Terminal.

From 4:30 until 7:45 p.m., northbound buses will reverse this routing.

From 7:45 until 11 p.m., southbound buses will operate along their regular route to the Burlington GO Station, then detour:

westward along Fairview Street;
southward along Maple Street;
eastward along Lakeshore Road; and then
northward along Elizabeth Street to the bus-turnaround at the Downtown Burlington Bus Terminal.

From 7:45 until 11 p.m., northbound buses will reverse this routing.


Markham: See Unionville


Milton

Downtown Milton Street Festival

The Town of Milton will close Main Street between Brown and Fulton Streets this Saturday, June 7 from 2 to 10 p.m., to accommodate the Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area’s second annual street party.

GO Transit

21 Milton

From 1 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., buses begin or end their trips at Main and Ontario Streets. Buses will arrive at the stop at the northeast corner of Main and Ontario about three minutes earlier than the time that GO’s regular Saturday schedule indicates an arrival at Main and Martin Streets. Buses will leave the stop at the southwest corner of Main and Ontario approximately three minutes later than the time that GO’s Saturday schedule lists a departure from Main and Martin.

Downtown Street Festival Shuttle:

Milton Transit does not usually operate on Saturdays, but it will offer shuttle service to and from the event. The shuttle buses will run every 45 minutes from 1:30 p.m. until midnight on a circular route from Millside Drive and Main Street.

Starting at Main, buses proceed:
north- and westward along Millside;
southward along Martin Street;
westward along Mill Street;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
westward along Main Street;
southward along Bronte Street South;
eastward along Laurier Avenue;
southward along Holly Avenue;
eastward along Yates Drive;
southward along Bartlett Boulevard;
eastward along Clark Boulevard;
southward along Fourth Line;
westward along Louis St. Laurent Avenue;
north- and westward along Kennedy Circle;
northward along Thompson Road South;
through the Drew Centre and the Milton GO Station parking lot;
eastward along Main Street;
northward along Sinclair Drive;
west- and southward along Maple Avenue;
westward along Woodward Avenue;
southward along Ontario Streets North and South;
around the MIlton Seniors Activity Centre;
westward along Childs Drive;
northward along Ontario Street South; and then
westward along Main Street to Millside.

You can see a schedule of events, the shuttle bus schedule and a map of the shuttle route here. (.pdf)


Mississauga: See Streetsville


Streetsville

Bread and Honey Parade

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, the City of Mississauga will close Queen Street South between Britannia Road West and Old Station Road to accommodate the annual parade, part of the 43rd annual Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival.

Mississauga Transit will detour bus service during the event.

10 Bristol — Britannia

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Britannia Road West and Erin Mills Parkway, then detour:

northbound along Erin Mills;
eastbound along Argentia Road,
southbound along Creditview Road; and then
westbound along Britannia to River Grove Avenue,
resuming their regular route southbound along River Grove.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

You can see a map of the detour here. (.pdf)

39 Britannia

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Britannia Road West and Erin Mills Parkway, then detour:

northbound along Erin Mills;
eastbound along Argentia Road; and then
southbound along Creditview Road to Britannia,
resuming their regular route westbound along Britannia.

Westbound buses reverse this routing.

You can see a map of the detour here. (.pdf)

44 Mississauga Road:

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Falconer Drive and Kenninghall Boulevard, then detour:

eastward along Kenninghall;
southward along Creditview Road; and then
westward along Eglinton Avenue West to Mississauga Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Mississauga.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

You can see a map of the detour here. (.pdf)

9 Rathburn — Miller’s Grove:

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Vista Boulevard and Thomas Street, then detour: westward along Thomas;
southward along Erin Mills Parkway; and then
eastward along Erin Centre Boulevard to Mississauga Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Mississauga.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

You can see a map of the detour here. (.pdf)


Toronto

Family Fun Fit East End Kids of Steel Triathlon

From 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, the City of Toronto will close the westbound lanes of Kingston Road between Danforth Avenue and Birchmount Road to accommodate the bike race portion of the triathlon.

The TTC will revise bus service during the event.

12 Kingston Road:

Westbound buses will operate along their regular route to Kingston Road and either Highgrove or Danforth Avenues, then detour:

westward along Highgrove or Danforth; and then
southward along Birchmount Road to Kingston;
resuming their regular route westward along Kingston.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route.


Portugal Day

From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, the City will also close Dundas Street West between Bathurst Street and Lansdowne Avenue and Lansdowne Avenue between Bloor Street West and College Street to accommodate a number of events for the Portuguese community, including a parade along Dundas.

The TTC will divert transit services during the events.

47 Lansdowne:

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Landowne Avenue and Bloor Street West, then detour:

westbound along Bloor Street West; and then
southeastbound along Dundas Street West to Lansdowne,
resuming their regular route southbound along Lansdowne.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street West, then detour:

northwestward along Dundas;
northward along Sterling Road;
eastward along Bloor Street West to Lansdowne,
resuming their regular route northward along Lansdowne.

505 Dundas:

Eastbound streetcars operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and College Street, then detour:

eastward along College; and then
southward along Bathurst to Dundas,
resuming their regular route eastward along Dundas.

Westbound cars reverse this routing.

After the Portugal Day parade has passed Dundas Street West and Ossington Avenue, around 1:30 p.m., eastbound cars will operate along their regular route to Dundas and College, then detour:

eastward along College; and then
southward along Ossington to Dundas,
resuming their regular route eastward along Dundas.

Westbound cars reverse this routing.


Unionville:

Unionville Village Festival

From 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 and from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, the Town of Markham will close Carlton Road between Chambery Crescent and Wembley Avenue to accommodate the event.

York Region Transit will revise bus service during the event.

40 Unionville Local:

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Carlton and Kennedy Roads, then detour:

northward along Kennedy;
westward along 16th Avenue; and then
southward along Village Parkway to Carlton,
resuming their regular route southbound along Village.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.

Unionville Village Festival Viva Shuttle

From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, YRT Viva buses will offer festival-goers shuttle services between the parking lot at Unionville GO Station and Highway 7 and Main Street.

Southbound buses start their trips at the south-east corner of Main Street Unionville and Highway 7. They then operate non-stop along Highway 7, Kennedy Road and YMCA Boulevard to Unionville GO Station.

Northbound buses start their trips at Unionville GO Station. They then operate non-stop along YMCA Boulevard, Kennedy Road, Unionville Gate and Main Street to Highway 7.

You can see a map of the shuttle bus route here.

From 9 a.m. until noon, the Town of Markham and the Region of York will also close Highway 7 between Warden Avenue and Kennedy Road to accommodate the Unionville Village Festival parade.

YRT will further divert bus service during the parade.

1 Highway 7:

Westbound buses will operate along their regular route to Highway 7 and Kennedy Road, then detour:

southbound along Kennedy Road;
westbound along YMCA Boulevard and Enterprise Road; and then
northbound along Warden Avenue to Highway 7,
resuming their regular route westbound along Highway 7.

Eastbound buses would reverse this routing.

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