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Weekend events affect transit, July 24, 25, 26, 27



Special events will affect transit services in Brampton, Georgetown, Hamilton, Toronto and Whitby this weekend.


The Thursday, July 24 events affecting transit are: Beaches International Jazz Festival; Just for Laughs Festival; the Rogers Cup.

The Friday, July 25 events affecting transit are: Beaches International Jazz Festival; Canadian Football League action; Just for Laughs Festival; the Rogers Cup; Whitby Harbour Days.

The Saturday, July 26 events affecting transit are: Beaches International Jazz Festival; Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; Georgetown Farmers Market; Just for Laughs Festival; the Rogers Cup; Whitby Harbour Days.

The Sunday, July 27 events affecting transit are: Just for Laughs Festival; the Rogers Cup.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main.

GO Transit31 Georgetown.

Hamilton Street Railway — All routes, Tiger-Cats Express.

Toronto Transit Commission64 Main, 92 Woodbine South, 320 Yonge (overnight), 501 Queen.

Town of Whitby and Whitby HydroWhitby Harbour Days Shuttle

York Region TransitViva orange.


Brampton

Downtown Brampton Farmers Market

The City of Brampton will close Main Street between John Street and Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane every Saturday morning until October 11 to accommodate the market.

Brampton Transit is detouring bus service during the market.

2 Main:

From 6 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 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

Georgetown Farmers Market

The Town of Halton Hills will close part of Main Street South Georgetown every Saturday morning until October 11 to accommodate the Central Georgetown Business Improvement Area’s weekly market.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the market.

31 Georgetown:

From 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, buses travelling to and from Guelph remain on Highway 7 instead of travelling along Main Street. They do not serve the Georgetown agency during the market hours.

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


Halton Hills: See Georgetown


Hamilton

Canadian Football League action

On the evening of Friday, July 25, you can ride any Hamilton Street Railway bus for free to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Edmonton Eskimos at 7 p.m. — 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 tonight.

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 the July 25 shuttle service here. (.pdf)

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.


Toronto

Toronto events include: Beaches International Jazz Festival (July 24, 25, 26); Just for Laughs Festival (July 24, 25, 26, 27); and the Rogers Cup (July 24, 25, 26, 27).


Beaches International Jazz Festival

The City of Toronto will close Queen Street East between Woodbine and Beech Avenues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings to accommodate the Streetfest portion of the 20th annual festival. It will also restrict turns from Wineva and Lee Avenues onto Queen.

The TTC will divert transit services during the event.

64 Main:

From 6 p.m. until midnight, on Thursday, July 24, Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, the TTC will increase the frequency of service to partially replace 501 Queen streetcar service east of Kingston Road.

It will also detour the buses.

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

southward along Wineva; and then
westward along Alfresco Lawn to Lee Avenue,
where the buses will end their trips.

Northbound buses will start their trips at Alfresco Lawn and Lee Avenue, then proceed:

northward along Lee; and then
eastward along Williamson Road to Southwood Drive,
resuming their regular route northward along Southwood.

501 Queen

From 6 p.m. until midnight, on Thursday, July 24, Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, streetcars will end their trips at Kingston Road and Queen Street East. The TTC will not operate transit services along Queen between Kingston and Neville Park Boulevard.

92 Woodbine South:

From 6 p.m. until midnight, on Thursday, July 24, Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, the TTC will increase the frequency of service to partially replace 501 Queen streetcar service east of Kingston Road.


Just for Laughs Festival

The City of Toronto will close Yonge Street between Dundas Street and Dundas Square on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings after 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday morning to accommodate the festival.

The TTC will likely detour bus service during the event. Although it has not yet announced detours, during previous events that blocked Yonge Street near Yonge-Dundas Square, the TTC has used this detour.

320 Yonge (overnight)

Until 5 a.m. on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 and until 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 27, southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Yonge and Gerrard Streets, then detour:

westward along Gerrard Street West;
southward along Bay Street; and then
eastward along Adelaide Street West to Yonge,
resuming their regular route southward along Yonge.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge and Richmond Streets, then detour:

westward along Richmond Street West;
northward along Bay Street;
eastward along Gerrard Street West to Yonge,
resuming their regular route northward along Yonge.


Rogers Cup

York University will close Shoreham Drive between Murray Ross Parkway and Ian Macdonald Boulevard from for one week starting on Saturday, July 19 to accommodate the men’s professional tennis tournament at the Rexall Centre.

York Region Transit will detour bus services during the event.

Viva orange:

From Saturday, July 19 until Sunday, July 27, eastbound buses operate along their regular routes to Jane Street and Steeles Avenue West, then detour:

eastward along Steeles; and then
southward along Northwest Gate to Ian Macdonald Boulevard,
resuming their regular route eastward along Ian Macdonald.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Ian Macdonald Boulevard and Founders Road, then detour:

northward along Founders; and then
westward along Steeles Avenue West to Jane Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Jane.


Whitby

Whitby Harbour Days

The Town of Whitby will host this annual event on Friday evening and all day on Saturday at various locations in Port Whitby and Whitby Shores.

The Town and Whitby Hydro will sponsor free shuttle buses between the Whitby GO Station parking lot and Heydonshores Park from about 11 a.m. until midnight on Saturday, July 26.

Buses will start their trips at the Henry Street South exit from the parking lot and then proceed:

southward along Henry;
south- and eastward along Watson Street West;
southward along Charles Street;
eastward along Front Street;
southward along Brock Street South;
eastward along Water Street;
northward along South Blair Street; and then
westward along Victoria Street East to the Victoria Street entrance to the GO Station parking lot.

You can see a map of the shuttle route here. Buses will then reverse this route.

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