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Weekend events affect transit, July 11, 12, 13

Special events will affect transit service in Brampton, Georgetown (Halton Hills), Hamilton and Toronto this weekend.

The events affect these routes:

Brampton TransitCarabram Shuttles, 2 Main.

GO Transit 31 Georgetown

Hamilton Street RailwayTiger-Cats Express Shuttles

Toronto Transit Commission172 Cherry Street, 312 St. Clair (overnight), 512 St. Clair.

The event affecting transit on Friday, July 11 is: Carabram

The events affecting transit on Saturday, July 12 are: Carabram; Canadian Football League action; Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; Georgetown Farmers Market; Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival.

The events affecting transit on Sunday, July 13 are: Carabram; Nissan Ten Miler and 5k; Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival.


Brampton events are: Carabram; Downtown Brampton Farmers Market


Carabram is Brampton’s annual multicultural festival.

Brampton Transit will operate shuttle bus service on two circular routes. You can ride the buses for free if you hold a valid Carabram Passport. Bus service operates every hour from about 6 p.m. until midnight on Friday, July 11, 1 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, July 12 and 1 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 13.

Counterclockwise route:

Buses start their trips at Bramalea City Centre Transit Terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Kensington Road;
northward along Bramalea Road;
eastward along Queen Street East;
northward along Chrysler Drive;
eastward along Williams Parkway East;
northward along Edvac Road;
west- and southward along Automatic Road
to the Italy pavilion in the Italian Cultural Centre of Brampton at 8 Automatic;
westward along Williams;
southward along Chrysler;
westward along Corporation Drive
to the Poland pavilion in St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, 25 Corporation ;
westward along Corporation and Central Park Drives
to the Phillipines pavilion in Greenbriar Recreation Centre, 1100 Central Park;
northward along Bramalea;
westward along Williams East
to the India pavilion in North Peel Secondary School, 1305 Williams East;
westward along Williams East;
northward along Dixie Road;
westward along Bovaird drive East;
northward along Great Lakes Boulevard:
into Trinity Commons Transit Terminal;
northward along Kennedy Road;
into Heart Lake Transit Terminal;
southward along Conestoga Drive
to the Myanamar pavilion in Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive;
westward along Bovaird East;
northward along Main Street North
to the Portugal pavillion in the Vasco da Gama Cultural Centre of Brampton, 25 Fisherman Drive, Unit 19;
northward along Main;
westward along Sandalwood Parkway West;
southward along Van Kirk Drive;
west- and southward along Regan Road
to the Canada pavilion in Canadian Auto Workers Local 1285 Hall, 23 Regan;
south- and eastward along Regan;
southward along Van Kirk;
westward along Bovaird West;
southward along McLaughlin Road North
to the Ukraine pavilion in the Chris Gibson Recreation Centre, 125 McLaughlin North;
southward along McLaughlin;
eastward along Queen Street West;
northward along George Street North
into the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal;
southward along George Streets North and South;
eastward along Wellington Streets West and East;
southward along Mary Street
to the Caribbean pavilion in Cardinal Leger Secondary School, 75 Mary;
southward along Mary;
westward along Guest Street;
southward along Main Street South;
westward along Steeles Avenue West;
into Shoppers’ World Transit Terminal;
westward along Steeles
to the Bulgaria pavilion in St. Dimitar Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, 1555 Steeles West;
westward along Steeles;
southward along Financial Drive;
westward along Hallstone Road:
northward along Mississauga Road;
eastward along Steeles;
southward along McLaughlin;
eastward along Ray Lawson Boulevard:
south- and eastward along Oaklea Boulevard
to the Croatia pavilion in Pauline Vanier School, 56 Oaklea;
eastward along Oaklea;
northward along McLaughlin;
eastward along Ray Lawson;
southward along Main South and Hurontario Street;
to the Germany pavilion in Hansa Haus, 6650 Hurontario;
southward along Hurontario;
westward along Courtneypark Drive West;
northward along McLaughlin;
eastward along Derry Road West;
to the Macedonia pavilion in St. Ilija Macedonian Park, 290 Derry West;
eastward along Derry Roads West and East;
northward along Dixie;
eastward along Orenda Road;
north- and eastward along Victoria Crescent
to the Hawaii pavilion in Victoria Park Arena, 20 Victoria;
east- and southward along Victoria;
eastward along Orenda;
northward along Bramalea;
westward along Kensington to the Bramalea City Centre Transit Terminal.

Clockwise route:

Buses reverse this routing.

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

You can see a schedule of the shuttle routes here. (.pdf)

Downtown Brampton Farmers Market

The City of Brampton will close Main Street between John Street and Nelson Street West / Market Square Boulevard to accommodate the market.

Brampton Transit will divert bus service during the market.

2 Main:

From 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street West, then detour:

westward along Nelson;
southward along George Streets North and South; and then
eastward along Wellington Street West to Main,
resuming their regular route southbound along Main.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.


Georgetown Farmers Market

The Town of Halton Hills will close part of Main Street South Georgetown to accommodate the Central Georgetown Business Improvement Area’s weekly market.

GO Transit will detour bus service during the market.

31 Georgetown:

From 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, buses travelling to and from Guelph will remain on Highway 7 instead of travelling along Main Street. They will not serve the Georgetown agency during the market hours.

Buses that start or end their trips at Georgetown will travel to and from the Georgetown GO Station and will not travel to downtown Georgetown.

Halton Hills: See Georgetown


Canadian Football League Action

You can ride any Hamilton Street Railway bus for free to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Saskatchewan Rough Riders at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 — if you hold a valid ticket to the game. With the HSR’s Ticket to Ride program, you can ride free of fare to Ivor Wynne Stadium for as much as three hours before game time and free of fare from the stadium until the end of service after the game.

Four free Tiger-Cats Express shuttles will also speedily transport ticket-holders from four terminals across the city to the stadium and back again after the game is over. The shuttles operate from Limeridge Mall, Eastgate Square, University Plaza and downtown Hamilton. You can read the schedule for Saturday afternoon’s shuttle service here.

You can also ride D.A.R.T.S (Disabled and Aged Regional Transportation System) buses free if you hold a valid ticket to the game.

See Transit Toronto’s June 11 post for more information and maps of the shuttle routes.


Toronto events include: Nissan Toronto Ten-Miler and 5k; Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival.

Nissan Toronto Ten-Miler and 5k

The City of Toronto will close Mill Street between Parliament and Cherry Streets and Cherry between Mill and Lake Shore Boulevard East and other streets in the vicinity of the Distillery District on the morning of Sunday, July 13 .

The TTC will detour bus service during the event.

172 Cherry Street.

From about 6 until 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 11, westbound buses start their trips at Front Street East and Cherry Street, then proceed:

northward along Cherry; and then
westward along Eastern Avenue and Front Street East to Parliament Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Front.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Front Street East and Parliament Street, then detour:

eastward along Front Street East to Cherry Street, where the buses end their trips.

Passengers headed for Cherry Beach and all points along Cherry Street south of Front will have no transit service until approximately 11 a.m.

Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival

The City of Toronto will close St. Clair Avenue West from between Christie Street and Winona Drive to accommodate the annual festival. This year, the event does not include the section along St. Clair between Christie Street and Wychwood Avenue, because the TTC needs to divert buses operating on the 7 Bathurst route during construction along Bathurst Street.

The TTC will divert transit service during the event.

312 St. Clair (overnight):
512 St. Clair:

From 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 12 until 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to St. Clair Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue, then detour:

southward along Oakwood;
eastward along Davenport Road; and then
northward along Christie Street to St. Clair,
resuming their regular route eastward along St. Clair.

Westbound buses reverse this routing.

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