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Weekend events affect transit,
September 5, 6, 7



Special events in Brampton, Georgetown (Halton Hills), Guelph, Hamilton, Port Credit (Mississauga) and Toronto will affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main.

GO Transit31 Georgetown.

Guelph Transit1 Woodlawn, 3 Waterloo / Fife, 4 York Road, 6 Auden / Eastview, 7 Saint Joseph’s Hospital, 8 General Hospital, 9 Stone Road Mall, 10 College / Niska, 22 Conestoga, 23 Paisley / Imperial, 24 Industrial, 51 Gordon, 52 University / Kortright, 54 Arkell, 61 Victor Davis, Guelph Storm service (all routes).

Hamilton Street Railway7 Locke, Ticket to Ride (all routes), Tiger-Cats Express.

Mississauga Transit8 Cawthra - Indian Road, 19 Hurontario, 23 Lakeshore.

Toronto Transit Commission30 Lambton, 40 Junction, 65 Parliament, 94 Wellesley, 300 Bloor - Danforth (overnight), 301 Queen (overnight), 306 Carlton (overnight), 313 Jane (overnight), 501 Queen, 501 / 301 Queen (shuttle bus), 506 Carlton, 506 Carlton (shuttle bus).


The Friday, September 5 events are: E-Talk Festival Party; Ontario Hockey League action; The Taste of the Kingsway.

The Saturday, September 6 events are: Cabbagetown Festival; Canadian Football League action; Downtown Brampton Farmers’ Market; Georgetown Farmers’ Market; Guelph Jazz Festival; Junction Arts Festival; Locke Street Festival; Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival; The Taste of the Kingsway.

The Sunday, September 7 events are: Cabbagetown Festival; Junction Arts Festival.


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, September 6, 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, September 6, 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.


Guelph


Guelph events include: Guelph Jazz Festival (September 6); Ontario Hockey League action (September 5).


Guelph Jazz Festival

The City of Guelph will close Wyndham Street North between Douglas Avenue and Woolwich Street on Saturday to accommodate the annual music festival.

Guelph Transit will detour bus service during the event. Buses will start and end their trips at Wyndham Street North and Macdonnell Street instead of at St. George’s Square

54 Arkell

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the south side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

6 Auden / Eastview

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the south side of Macdonnell Street, east of Wyndham Street North.

10 College / Niska

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Wyndham Street North, south of Macdonnell Street.

22 Conestoga

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Wyndham Street North, south of Macdonnell Street.

8 General Hospital

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the south side of Macdonnell Street, east of Wyndham Street North.

51 Gordon

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the south side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

24 Industrial

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the north side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

23 Paisley / Imperial

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the north side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

7 Saint Joseph’s Hospital

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Wyndham Street North, south of Macdonnell Street. .

9 Stone Road Mall

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the north side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

52 University / Kortright

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the north side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

61 Victor Davis

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the south side of Macdonnell Street, east of Wyndham Street North.

3 Waterloo / Fife

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the south side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

1 Woodlawn

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the north side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

4 York Road

After 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Wyndham Street North, south of Macdonnell Street.


Ontario Hockey League action

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus for free on Friday, September 5 to the Guelph Storm game against the Brampton Battalion at 7:30 p.m. — if you have a valid ticket to the game. You can ride free of fare to and from the Sleeman Centre on Friday evening by simply showing the Guelph Transit driver your game ticket.


Halton Hills

See Georgetown


Hamilton


Hamilton events include: Canadian Football League Action (September 6); Locke Street Festival (September 6).


Canadian Football League action

Hamilton Street Railway

You can ride any HSR bus for free on Saturday, September 6 to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the British Columbia Lions at 4 p.m. — if you have 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 by simply showing the HSR driver your game ticket.

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 Saturday afternoon’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.


Locke Street Festival

The City of Hamilton will close Locke Street South between Hunter Street West and Stanley Avenue on Saturday to accommodate the Locke Street Merchants Association’s annual festival.

The Hamilton Street Railway will detour bus service during the event.

7 Locke

On Saturday, September 6 until 11 p.m., inbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundurn Street South and Chatham Avenue, then detour:

northward along Dundurn; and then
eastward along Main Street West to Locke Street South,
resuming their regular route eastward along Main.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route to Hunter Street West and Queen Street South, then detour:

southward along Queen; and then
westward along Charlton Avenue West to Locke Street South,
resuming their regular route westward along Charlton.


Mississauga

See Port Credit


Port Credit

Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival

The City of Mississauga will close Lakeshore Road East between Stavebank Road and Hurontario Street on Saturday afternoon and early evening to accommodate the annual music festival.

Mississauga Transit will divert transit service during the event.

8 Cawthra - Indian Road

On Saturday, September 6 from 2 until 8 p.m., eastbound buses will follow their regular route to Lakeshore and Stavebank Roads, then detour:

southward along Stavebank Road South;
eastward along Port Street East;
northward along St. Lawrence Drive and Hurontario Street;
westward along Park Street East;
northward along Ann Street;
westward along Queen Street East to Port Credit GO Station; then continue
westward along Queen, southward along Elizabeth Street North; and then
eastward along Park to Hurontario,
resuming their regular route northward along Hurontario,

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Hurontario and Park Streets, then detour:

westward along Park Street East;
northward along Ann Street;
westward along Queen Street East to Port Credit GO Station; then continue
westward along Queen, southward along Elizabeth Street North;
eastward along Park;
southward along Hurontario and Saint Lawrence Drive;
westward along Port Street East; and then
northward along Stavebank Road South to Lakeshore Road East,
resuming their regular route westward along Lakeshore.

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

19 Hurontario:

On Saturday, September 6 from 2 until 8 p.m., southbound buses follow their regular route to Hurontario and Park Streets, then detour:

westward along Park Street East;
northward along Ann Street;
westward along Queen Street East to Port Credit GO Station,
where the buses end their trips.

Northbound buses start their trips at the station as usual, but proceed:

westward along Queen;
southward along Elizabeth Street North;and then
eastward along Park to Hurontario,
resuming their regular route northward along Hurontario.

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

23 Lakeshore:

On Saturday, September 6 from 2 until 8 p.m., eastbound buses will follow their regular route to Lakeshore and Stavebank Roads, then detour:

southward along Stavebank Road South;
eastward along Port Street East;
northward along St. Lawrence Drive and Hurontario Street;
westward along Park Street East;
northward along Ann Street;
westward along Queen Street East to Port Credit GO Station; then continue
westward along Queen, southward along Elizabeth Street North;
eastward along Park; and then
southward along Hurontario to Lakeshore,
resuming their regular route eastward along Lakeshore.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Lakeshore and Hurontario, then detour:

northward along Hurontario;
westward along Park Street East;
northward along Ann Street;
westward along Queen Street East to Port Credit GO Station; then continue
westward along Queen, southward along Elizabeth Street North;
eastward along Park;
southward along Hurontario and Saint Lawrence Drive;
westward along Port Street East; and then
northward along Stavebank Road South to Lakeshore Road East,
resuming their regular route westward along Lakeshore.

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


Toronto


Toronto events include: Cabbagetown Festival (September 6 and 7); E-Talk Festival Party (September 5); Junction Arts Festival (September 6 and 7); The Taste of the Kingsway (September 5 and 6).


Cabbagetown Festival

The City of Toronto will close Carlton Street between Sherbourne and Parliament Streets on Saturday and Parliament Street between Wellesley and Gerrard Streets East on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the Old Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area’s annual street festival.

The TTC will divert transit services during the event.

506 Carlton

On Saturday, September 6, from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m, westbound streetcars operate along their regular route to Gerrard Street East and Parliament Street, then detour:

southward along Parliament;
westward along Dundas Street East;
northward along Church Street to Carlton Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Carlton.

Eastbound streetcars reverse this routing.

The TTC will operate a shuttle bus to replace the streetcar service on Saturday.

306 Carlton (overnight)

Streetcars operate along their regular route throughout the weekend.

506 Carlton (shuttle bus)

Shuttle buses will replace streetcar service between Broadview Avenue and Bay Street.

(Although the TTC has confirmed the details of the shuttle bus route, it has not specified how buses loop at each end of the route. this post describes how buses have looped during similar detours.)

On Saturday, September 6, from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m, westbound buses start their trips at Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East, then proceed:

westward along Gerrard;
northward along Sherbourne Street;
westward along Carlton and College Streets;
southward along Elizabeth Street; and then
westward along Gerrard Street West to University Avenue,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses start their trips at Gerrard Street West and University Avenue, then proceed:

northward along University;
eastward along College and Carlton Streets;
southward along Sherbourne Street;
eastward along Gerrard Street East;
north- and eastward along Don Jail Roadway; and then
southward along Broadview Avenue, where the buses end their trips.

65 Parliament

On Saturday, September 6, from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m, southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Parliament and Wellesley Streets, then detour:

westward along Wellesley Street East;
southward along Sherbourne Street; and then
eastward along Gerrard Street East to Parliament,
resuming their regular route southward along Parliament.

Northbound buses will reverse this routing.

On Sunday, September 7, from 10:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m., southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Parliament and Wellesley Streets, then detour:

westward along Wellesley Street East;
southward along Sherbourne Street; and then
eastward along Carlton to Parliament,
resuming their regular route southward along Parliament.

94 Wellesley

On Sunday, September 7, from 10:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m., westbound buses operate along their regular routes to Bloor and Parliament Streets, then detour:

westward along Bloor Street East; and then
southward along Sherbourne Street to Wellesley Street East,
resuming their regular route westward along Wellesley.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.


E-Talk Festival Party

The City of Toronto will close Queen Street West between Duncan and Peter Streets on Friday evening to accommodate the CTV / Star TV party to kick off the Toronto International Film Festival.

The TTC will divert streetcar service during the event.

501 Queen
301 Queen (overnight)

From 6 p.m. on Friday, September 5 until 2 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, eastbound streetcars operate along their regular route to Queen Street West 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 eastbound along Queen.

Westbound streetcars reverse this routing.

The TTC is operating shuttle buses to replace the diverted streetcar service.

501 / 301 Queen (shuttle bus)

From 6 p.m. on Friday, September 5 until 2 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, the TTC will replace streetcars with buses.

(Although the TTC has confirmed the details of the shuttle bus route, it has not specified how buses loop at each end of the route. this post describes how buses have looped during similar detours.)

Eastbound buses operate from the Bathurst / Queen Loop and proceed:

southward along Bathurst Street;
eastward along Queen Street West;
southward along Spadina Avenue;
eastward along Adelaide Street West;
northward along Duncan Street;
eastward along Queen Streets West and East;
northward along Mutual Street; and then
eastward along Shuter Street to Jarvis Street
where the buses end their trips.

Westbound buses start their trips at Shuter and Jarvis Streets, then proceed:

southward along Jarvis;
westward along along Queen Streets East and West;
southward along Simcoe Street;
westward along Richmond Street West;
northward along Peter Street;
westward along Queen Street West; and then
northward along Bathurst Street to Bathurst / Queen Loop,
where the buses end their trips.


Junction Arts Festival

The City of Toronto will close Dundas Street West between Quebec Avenue and Keele Street on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate The Junction Business Improvement Area’s 16th annual arts fair.

The TTC will divert bus services during the event.

313 Jane (overnight)

On Sunday, September 7, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and Runnymede Road, then detour:

southward along Runnymede; and then
eastward along Annette Street to Dundas,
resuming their regular route southward along Dundas.

Westbound buses reverse the routing.

40 Junction

From 7 a.m. on Saturday, September 6 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, eastbound buses start their trips at the Runnymede / Dundas Loop, as usual, but then proceed:

southward along Runnymede Road; and then
eastward along Annette Street to Dundas,
resuming their regular route southward along Dundas.

Westbound buses reverse the routing.

30 Lambton

From 7 a.m. on Saturday, September 6 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, September 9,eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and Runnymede Road, then detour:

southward along Runnymede; and then
eastward along Annette Street to High Park Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along High Park.

Westbound buses reverse the routing.


The Taste of the Kingsway

The City of Toronto will close Bloor Street West between Montgomery Road and Prince Edward Drive on Friday and Saturday to accommodate The Kingsway Business Improvement Area’s 11th annual festival.

The TTC will divert bus services during the event.

300 Bloor - Danforth (overnight)

On Saturday, September 6, eastbound buses will operate along their regular route to Bloor Street West and Montgomery Road, then detour:

northward along Montgomery;
eastward along Dundas Street West;
southward along Royal York Road;
east- and southward along The Kingsway; and then
southward along Prince Edward Drive,
resuming their regular route at Prince Edward and Bloor.

Westbound buses will reverse the routing.


Inbound buses travel toward downtown.

Outbound buses travel away from downtown.

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