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Weekend events affect transit,
August 28, 29, 30, 31, September 1



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


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main.

Burlington Transit1 Fairview — Plains; Ribfest Express, Ribfest Shuttle.

GO Transit01 Lakeshore West, 09 Lakeshore East, 21 Milton, 31 Georgetown.

Guelph Transit51 Gordon, 52 University / Kortright; 54 Arkell.

Hamilton Street Railway8 York; Ticket to Ride (all routes), Tiger-Cats Express

Toronto Transit Commission29 Dufferin, 193 Exhibition Rocket, 306 Carlton (overnight), 316 Ossington (overnight), 329 Dufferin (overnight), 501 Queen; 506 Carlton, 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst.


The Thursday, August 28 event is: Canadian National Exhibition.

The Friday, August 29 events are: Canada’s Largest Ribfest; Canadian National Exhibition.

The Saturday, August 30 events are: Canada’s Largest Ribfest; Canadian International Air Show; Canadian National Exhibition; Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; Fiera; Georgetown Farmers Market; Steam Era Parade; University of Guelph Move-In Day.

The Sunday, August 31 events are: Canada’s Largest Ribfest; Canadian International Air Show; Canadian National Exhibition; Fiera.

The Labour Day, Monday, September 1 events are: Canada’s Largest Ribfest; Canadian Football League action; Canadian International Air Show; Canadian National Exhibition; Hamilton Labour Day Parade; Toronto Labour Day Parade.


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, August 30, 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.


Burlington

Canada’s Largest Ribfest

On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore will again host the annual event in Spencer Smith Park on the Burlington waterfront.

Two special Burlington Transit services will help you get to the event.

Ribfest Express

From noon until 11 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, Burlington Ward 5 Councillor Rick Goldring will again sponsor free express service between Millcroft Plaza and the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal.

Buses start their trips at Millcroft from the bus shelter on Heron Way, stop on the north side of Appleby Mall near Fortino’s, on the east side of Food Basics at Lakeside Plaza, at the Travelodge on Lakeshore Road and at the Terminal.

Buses leave Millcroft at noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Buses leave downtown at 12:45, 2:15, 3:45, 5:15, 6:45, 8:15, 9:30 and 11 p.m. You can view the full express bus schedule here.

Ribfest Shuttle

On Friday, August 29 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., Saturday, August 30 from 10 a.m. until midnight, Sunday, August 31 from noon until midnight and Labour Day, Monday, September 1 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., you can park for free at the Mapleview Centre (west-side parking lot near the Queen Elizabeth Way) and ride frequent shuttle buses to Brant Street and Lakeshore Road, beside Spencer Smith Park every day of the event. Your $2.00 donation for the shuttle bus will support the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Auxiliary fundraising program.

Note that regular Burlington Transit service ends at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1


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, August 30, 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.

GO will also detour buses operating on this route around an event in Guelph.


Guelph

The City of Guelph will close Gordon Street between College Avenue and Stone Road and the University of Guelph will close parts of its campus to accommodate the annual University of Guelph Move-In Day festivities.

GO Transit and Guelph Transit will detour buses during the event.

GO Transit

31 Georgetown

On Saturday, August 30, all buses will start or end their trips at the Downtown Guelph Bus Terminal instead of traveling to or from the University of Guelph.

GO will also detour buses operating on this route around an event in Georgetown.

Guelph Transit

54 Arkell
51 Gordon

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon Street and College Avenue, then detour:

westward along College Avenue West;
southward along Edinburgh Road South; and then
eastward along Stone Road West to Gordon Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Stone Road East.

52 University / Kortright

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon Street and College Avenue, then detour:

westward along College Avenue West; and then
southward along Edinburgh Road South to Stone Road West,
resuming their regular route westward along Stone Road East.

Northbound buses will operate along their regular route to Stone Road Mall and Edinburgh Road South, then detour:

northward along Edinburgh; and then
eastward along College Avenue to Gordon Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Gordon.


Halton Hills

See Georgetown


Hamilton

Hamilton events include: Canadian Football League Action (September 1); Hamilton Labour Day Parade (September 1).


Canadian Football League action

Hamilton Street Railway

You can ride any HSR bus for free to Labour Day, Monday, September 1’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Toronto Argonauts at 7:30 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 long as three hours before game time and free of fare from the stadium until the end of service.

Tiger-Cats Express

Four free 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 Monday evening’s 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.

See Transit Toronto’s June 11 post for more details, including maps of the routes.


Hamilton Labour Day Parade

The City of Hamilton will close parts of York Boulevard between Ray Street and Dundurn Park to accommodate the annual parade on Monday, Labour Day.

Burlington Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway will detour transit services to accommodate the event.

Burlington Transit

1 Fairview — Plains

On Monday, September 1, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., buses traveling toward downtown Hamilton will operate along their regular route to York Boulevard and Dundurn Street North, then detour:

southward along Dundurn Streets North and South;
eastward along Main Streets West and East;
northward along John Street South to King Street East,
ending their trips.

Buses traveling toward Burlington start their trips at King Street East and John Street, then proceed:

westward along King Streets East and West; and then
northward along Dundurn Street North to York Boulevard,
resuming their regular route nortwestward along York.

Hamilton Street Railway

8 York

The HSR has not announced detours, but passengers should expect delays or detours.


Milton

The Town of Milton will close Main Street west of Commercial Street on Saturday afternoon to accommodate the Ontario Steam and Antique Preservers Association’s annual Steam-Era Parade.

GO Transit will detour bus service during the event.

21 Milton

From noon until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, all buses will start and end their trips at Milton GO Station instead of at Main and Martin Streets.


Toronto

Toronto events include: Canadian International Air Show (August 30, 31, September 1); Canadian National Exhibition (August 15 to September 1); Fiera (August 30, 31); Toronto Labour Day Parade (September 1).


Canadian International Air Show
Canadian National Exhibition

The CNE opened for its 129th year on Friday, August 15 and continues until Labour Day, Monday, September 1. Canada’s oldest annual air show also takes place in the skies above the “Ex” this weekend.

GO Transit and the TTC have increased service to handle the crowds heading to the “Ex”.

GO Transit

09 Lakeshore East
01 Lakeshore West

GO has added extra service to both lines, with more trains stopping at the Exhibition Station. GO will add even more service over the weekend to help passengers view the air show. See Transit Toronto’s August 8 post for details.

TTC

511 Bathurst

From Friday, August 15 until Monday, September 1, the TTC has increased the frequency of service and revised its fare collection procedures at Exhibition East Loop during the CNE. See Transit Toronto’s August 8 post for details.

29 Dufferin

From Friday, August 15 until Monday, September 1, the TTC has increased the frequency of service and revised its fare collection procedures at Dufferin Gate Loop during the CNE. All buses will end their trips at Dufferin Gate and will not operate along the branches through Exhibition Place until the CNE is over. See Transit Toronto’s August 8 post for details.

The Toronto Labour Day Parade will also affect service on the 29 Dufferin route on the morning of Monday, September 1.

329 Dufferin (overnight)

From Saturday, August 16 until Tuesday, September 2, buses are operating along a revised route during the CNE. See Transit Toronto’s August 8 post for details.

193 Exhibition Rocket

From Friday, August 15 until Monday, September 1, the TTC is operating this non-stop express route between Dundas West Station and the Dufferin Gate Loop and has revised its fare collection procedures at Dufferin Gate Loop during the CNE. See Transit Toronto’s August 8 post for details.

The Toronto Labour Day Parade will also affect service on the 193 Exhibition Rocket route on the morning of Monday, September 1.

509 Harbourfront

From Friday, August 15 until Monday, September 1, the TTC has increased the frequency of service and revised its fare collection procedures at Exhibition East Loop during the CNE. See Transit Toronto’s August 8 post for details.

316 Ossington (overnight)

From Saturday, August 16 until Tuesday, September 2, buses are operating along a revised route during the CNE. See Transit Toronto’s August 8 post for details.


Fiera

The City of Toronto will close College Street between Shaw and Bathurst Streets on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the Little Italy Business Improvement Area’s annual street festival.

The TTC will divert transit services during the event.

506 Carlton
306 Carlton (overnight)

From 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 30 until 6 a.m. on Monday, September 1, eastbound streetcars operate along their regular route to College Street and Ossington Avenue, then detour:

southward along Ossington;
eastward along Dundas Street West; and then
northward along Bathurst Street to College,
resuming their regular routes eastbound along College.

Westbound cars reverse this routing.


Toronto Labour Day Parade

Members of Toronto’s labour unions, politicians and celebrities will take part in the annual parade. It leaves University Avenue and Queen Street West at 9:30 a.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 1 and proceeds westward along Queen and southward along Dufferin Street, arriving at the Canadian National Exhibition through the Dufferin Gate at about 11 a.m.

The TTC will detour transit services during the parade.

29 Dufferin

Starting at about 10:30 until about 11:30 a.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Dufferin and Florence Streets, then detour:

westward along Florence;
southward along Brock Avenue;
eastward along Queen Street West;
southward along Gwynne Avenue;
westward along King Street West;
southward along Tyndall Avenue to Springhurst Avenue,
where the buses end their trips.

Northbound buses start their trip at Springhurst and Tyndall Avenues, then proceed:

westward along Springhurst;
northward along Spencer Avenue;
eastward along King;
northward along Elm Grove Avenue;
westward along Queen;
northward along Brock; and then
westward along Dundas Street West to Dufferin,
resuming their regular route northward along Dufferin.

193 Exhibition Rocket

Starting at about 10:30 until about 11:30 a.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 1, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and Brock Avenue, then detour:

southward along Brock Avenue;
eastward along Queen Street West;
southward along Gwynne Avenue;
westward along King Street West;
southward along Tyndall Avenue to Springhurst Avenue,
where the buses end their trips.

Westbound buses start their trip at Springhurst and Tyndall Avenues, then proceed:

westward along Springhurst;
northward along Spencer Avenue;
eastward along King;
northward along Elm Grove Avenue;
westward along Queen; and then
northward along Brock to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas.

501 Queen

Streetcars will operate along a series of detours as the parade progresses along Queen Street West between University Avenue and Dufferin Street from about 9:30 a.m until 11 a.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 1.

Starting at about 9 a.m., eastbound cars will operate along their regular route to Queen and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

southward along Spadina;
eastward along King Streets West and East; and then
northward along Church Street to Queen Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Westbound cars will reverse this routing.

When the parade reaches Queen and Spadina, eastbound cars will operate along their regular route to Queen and Shaw Streets, then detour:

southward along Shaw;
eastward along King Streets West and East; and then
northward along Church Street to Queen Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Westbound cars will reverse this routing.

When the parade clears Queen and Spadina, eastbound cars will operate along their regular route to the Queensway and Roncesvalles Avenue, then detour:

south - and eastward along King Street West; and then
northward along Spadina to Queen Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Westbound cars will reverse this routing.

When the parade clears Queen and Shaw, eastbound cars will operate along their regular route to the Queensway and Roncesvalles Avenue, then detour:

south - and eastward along King Street West; and then
northward along Shaw to Queen Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Westbound cars will reverse this routing.

When the parade clears Queen and Dufferin, regular service resumes.

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