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Weekend events affect transit service, October 2, 3, 4, 5



Special events in Brampton, Burlington, Guelph, Markham, Oshawa and Toronto will affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit1 Queen, 2 Main, 3 McLaughlin.

Burlington Transit3 Guelph, 10 New - Maple.

Durham Region Transit401 Simcoe.

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, 54 Arkell, 61 Victor Davis.

Hamilton Street RailwayTicket to Ride (all routes), Tiger-Cats Express.

Toronto Transit Commission1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway, 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, 5 Avenue Road, 25 Don Mills, 26 Dupont, 34 Eglinton East, 51 Leslie, 54 Lawrence East, 65 Parliament, 94 Wellesley, 95 York Mills, 100 Flemingdon Park, 102 Markham Road, 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight, 301 Queen overnight, 303 Don Mills overnight, 303 Eglinton East overnight, 303 Carlton overnight, 307 Eglinton East overnight, 316 Ossington overnight, 320 Yonge overnight, 329 Dufferin, 501 Queen, 501 Queen shuttle bus, 504 King, 509 Harbourfront.

York Region Transit1 Highway 7, Markham Fair - Markville shuttle, Markham Fair - Stouffville shuttle.


The Thursday, October 2 event affecting transit is: Markham Fair.

The Friday, October 3 event affecting transit is: Markham Fair.

The Saturday, October 4 events affecting transit are: Canadian Football League action; Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; Georgetown Farmers Market; Markham Fair; Scotiabank Nuit Blanche; Toronto Peace Marathon.

The Sunday, October 5 events affecting transit are: CIBC Run for the Cure (Brampton); CIBC Run for the Cure (Durham Region); CIBC Run for the Cure (Guelph); CIBC Run for the Cure (Hamilton / Burlington / Oakville); CIBC Run for the Cure (Toronto); Main Street Markham Pedestrian Sunday; Markham Fair; Scotiabank Nuit Blanche; Toronto Fire Fighters Memorial.


Brampton

Brampton events affecting transit are: CIBC Run for the Cure (October 5) and Downtown Brampton Farmers Market (October 4).


CIBC Run for the Cure

The City of Brampton is closing

  • the southbound lanes of McLaughlin Road South between Queen Street and the Orangeville Railway tracks and
  • the eastbound lanes of Queen Street West between Chinguacousy and McLaughlin Roads

on Sunday morning to accommodate the Brampton route (.pdf) of the annual run supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The event may affect Brampton Transit service.

3 McLaughlin
1 Queen

From 9:30 until 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 5, passengers should expect detours or delays.


Downtown Brampton Farmers Market

The City of Brampton is closing 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, October 4, 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

CIBC Run for the Cure

The City of Burlington is closing

  • Guelph Line between Woodward Avenue and Lakeshore Road East and
  • New Street between Pine Cove Road and Guelph Line

on Sunday morning to accommodate the Hamilton / Burlington / Oakville route of the annual run supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The event may affect Burlington Transit service.

3 Guelph

From 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Line and Woodward Avenue, then detour:

westward along Woodward;
southward along Drury Lane;
westward along New Street; and then
southward along Smith Avenue to Lakeshore Road East,
resuming their regular route westward along Lakeshore.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

10 New - Maple

From 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to New Street and Drury Lane, then proceed:

northward along Drury;
eastward along Prospect Street;
southward along Cumberland Street;
eastward along Rexway Drive; and then
southward along Woodlawn Road to New Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along New.

Westbound 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, October 4, 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

CIBC Run for the Cure

The City of Guelph is closing

  • London Road West between Edinburgh Road North and Woolwich Street,
  • Quebec Street between Baker Street and Wyndham Street North,
  • part of Woolwich Street between London Road and Wyndham Street North and
  • Wyndham Street North between Cork and Woolwich Streets

on Sunday morning to accommodate the Guelph route (.pdf) of the annual run supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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

54 Arkell

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the south side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

6 Auden / Eastview

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the south side of Macdonnell Street, east of Wyndham Street North.

10 College / Niska

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Wyndham Street North, south of Macdonnell Street.

22 Conestoga

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Wyndham Street North, south of Macdonnell Street.

8 General Hospital

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the south side of Macdonnell Street, east of Wyndham Street North.

51 Gordon

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the south side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

24 Industrial

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the north side of Macdonnell Street, east of Wyndham Street North. Inbound passengers may experience delays or detours from the regular route along London Road West.

23 Paisley / Imperial

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the north side of Macdonnell Street, east of Wyndham Street North.

7 Saint Joseph’s Hospital

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Wyndham Street North, south of Macdonnell Street. Inbound and outbound passengers may experience delays or detours from the regular route along London Road West.

9 Stone Road Mall

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the north side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

52 University / Kortright

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the north side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

61 Victor Davis

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the south side of Macdonnell Street, east of Wyndham Street North.

3 Waterloo / Fife

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the south side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North.

1 Woodlawn

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the north side of Macdonnell Street, west of Wyndham Street North. Inbound and outbound passengers may experience delays or detours from the regular route along Woolwich Street.

4 York Road

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Wyndham Street North, south of Macdonnell Street.

This map shows you where you can find your bus stop at Wyndham Street North and Macdonnell Street during the event. (.pdf)


Halton Hills


See Georgetown.


Hamilton
Canadian Football League action

Hamilton Street Railway

You can ride any HSR bus for free on Saturday, October 4 to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Montreal Alouettes 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.

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


Markham

Markham events affecting transit are: Main Street Markham Pedestrian Day (October 4) and Markham Fair (October 2, 3, 4 and 5).


Main Street Markham Pedestrian Day

On Sunday, October 5, the Town of Markham will close Main Street between Highway 7 and Robinson Street to accommodate the Main Street Markham merchants’ third Pedestrian Day this year.

The TTC and YRT are diverting bus services during the event.

TTC
102 Markham Road

From 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street and Parkway Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Parkway;
southward along Wooten Way; and then
westward along Highway 7,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Northbound buses will reverse this routing.

YRT
1 Highway 7

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Highway 7 and Main Street, then detour:

eastward along Highway 7 and then;
northward along Wooten Way to Church Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Church.


Markham Fair

The 164th annual Markham Fair takes place from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 2, 3, and 4 and from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 5.

York Region Transit will provide frequent shuttle to and from the fair grounds on the north-east corner of McCowan and Elgin Mills Roads.

Markham Fair - Markville shuttle

Shuttle buses operate along McCowan Road between Markville Shopping Centre and the Fairgrounds. You can flag northbound buses to pick you up at any YRT stop along McCowan.

On Thursday, October 2, buses leave Markville every hour from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. They leave the fair every hour from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m.

On Friday, October 3, buses leave Markville every hour from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and every 30 minutes from 4:30 until 9 p.m. They leave the fair every hour from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.

On Saturday, October 4, buses leave Markville every hour from 9 until 11 a.m. and every 30 minutes from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. They leave the fair every hour from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. and every 30 minutes from noon until 12:30 a.m.

On Sunday, October 5, buses leave Markville every hour from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. They leave the fair every hour from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

You can read the Markville Fair — Markville shuttle bus schedule here.

Markham Fair - Stouffville shuttle

Shuttle buses operate on a circular route. They start their trips at Ninth Line and Millard Street in Stouffville, arrive at the Stouffville GO Station five minutes later, at Parkview Centre ten minutes later and Hoover Park Drive fifteen minutes after leaving Ninth Line and Millard. They arrive at the fairground 35 minutes after starting their trips. The buses wait at the fairgrounds for 25 minutes, then operate non-stop to Ninth Line and Millard. You can flag southbound buses at any YRT stop along their route.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 2, 3, and 4, buses leave Millard and Ninth every hour from 10:55 a.m. until 11:55 p.m. They leave the fair every hour from 11:45 a.m. until 11:45 p.m.

On Sunday, October 5, buses leave Millard and Ninth every hour from 10:55 a.m. until 5:55 p.m. They leave the fair every hour from 11:45 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. The two last buses arrive at Hoover Park at 5:10 and 6:10 p.m.

You can read the Markham Fair — Stouffville shuttle bus schedule here.


Oshawa

CIBC Run for the Cure

The City of Oshawa is closing

  • Lakeview Park Boulevard between Simcoe Street South and Kluane Avenue,
  • Simcoe Street South between Ritson Road South and Lakeview Park Boulevard,
  • Valley Drive between Simcoe Street South and Ritson Road South

on Sunday morning to accommodate the Durham Region route (.pdf) of the annual run supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Durham Region Transit will detour bus service during the event.

401 Simcoe

From 9 a.m. until noon on Sunday, October 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and Wentworth Street, then detour:

westward along Wentworth Street West;
southward along Cedar Street;
eastward along Thomas Street;
southeastward along Valley Drive; and then
southward along Ritson Road South to Lakewoods Park,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses start their trips at the south end of Ritson Road South at Lakewoods Park, then proceed:

Northward along Ritson to Lakeview Park Boulevard,
resuming their regular route northward along Ritson.


Toronto

Toronto events affecting transit are: CIBC Run for the Cure (October 5); Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (October 4 and 5); the Toronto Fire Fighters Memorial (October 5); and the Toronto Peace Marathon.


CIBC Run for the Cure

The City of Toronto will close:

  • Bloor Street West between Devonshire Place and Queen’s Park,
  • Hoskin Avenue between Devonshire Place and Queen’s Park Crescent West,
  • Queen Street West between University Avenue and Bay Street,
  • Queen’s Park,
  • Queen’s Park Crescents East and West

on Sunday morning to accommodate the Toronto route (.pdf) of the annual run supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The TTC will divert transit services during the event.

5 Avenue Road

From 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue Road and Lowther Avenue, then detour:

westward along Lowther;
southward along St. George Street; and then
eastward along Prince Arthur Avenue to Bedford Road,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses start their trips at Prince Arthur Avenue and Bedford Road, then proceed:

eastward along Prince Arthur Avenue to Avenue Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Avenue Road.

(Note that the TTC is rebuilding the roadway in St. George Station bus terminal.)

The TTC will also likely detour this route during the Toronto Fire Fighters Memorial.

300 Bloor - Danforth (overnight)

(The TTC has not yet confirmed detours. this post describes how it detoured buses when previous events closed this part of Bloor Street West.)

From 8:30 a.m. until about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 5, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Bloor Street West and St. George Street, then detour:

northward along St. George;
eastward along Prince Arthur Avenue; and then
southward along Avenue Road to Bloor Street West;
resuming their regular route eastward along Bloor.

No westbound buses operate along this part of Bloor Street West after 8:30 a.m.

26 Dupont

From 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Bedford Road and Lowther Avenue, then detour:

westward along Lowther;
southward along St. George Street;
eastward along Prince Arthur Avenue to Bedford,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses start their trips at Prince Arthur Avenue and Bedford Road,

resuming their regular route northward along Bedford.

(Note that the TTC is already detouring buses on the 26 Dupont route while it rebuilds the roadway in the St. George Station bus terminal.)

501 Queen

From 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, 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 eastward along Queen.

Westbound streetcars reverse this routing.

The TTC is replacing streetcars with buses between Bathurst and Church Streets during the event.

501 Queen (shuttle buses)

The TTC is replacing streetcars with buses between Bathurst and Church Streets during the event.

From 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, eastbound buses start their trips at Wolseley Loop at the northeast corner of Bathurst and Wolseley Streets, then proceed:

southward along Bathurst;
eastward along Queen Street West;
southward along University Avenue;
eastward along Adelaide Street West;
northward along Bay Street;
eastward along Queen Streets West and East
northward along Mutual Street; and then
eastward along Shuter Street to Jarvis Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses start their trips at Shuter and Jarvis Streets, then proceed:
southward along Jarvis;
westward along Queen Streets East and West;
southward along Bay Street;
westward along Richmond Street West;
northward along John Street;
westward along Queen Street West; and then
northward along Bathurst Street to Wolseley Loop,
ending their trips.

94 Wellesley

From 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Harbord Street and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

southward along Spadina Avenue and Crescent;
eastward along College Street; and then
northward along Bay Street to Wellesley Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Wellesley.

Westbound buses reverse this routing.


Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

The City of Toronto is closing Parliament Street between Winchester and Carlton Streets and a number of other streets in central Toronto on Saturday evening and early Sunday morning to accommodate the all-night entertainment and arts festival.

The TTC is operating limited overnight subway service during the event. It also adjusts its regular overnight bus service and detour regular bus service from streets that the City has closed to accommodate the event.

A TTC Day Pass can help you get around during the event. For Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the pass is valid from the start of service on Saturday, October 4 until 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 5.

The pass lets a single customer any day or a family or group of customers on weekends and statutory holidays (as many as six people, maximum two adults and four children or young people under 19 years of age) to pay just $9 to travel anywhere using all regular TTC services. (You can buy the pass at any subway station.)

2 Bloor - Danforth subway

From 2 until 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 5, the TTC operates all-night subway service. Overnight subway trains operate every 10 to 12 minutes between Christie and Broadview Stations only. Buses operating on the 300 Bloor - Danforth (overnight) route serve Bloor Street West, west of Christie Station and Danforth Avenue east of Broadview Station.

Regular subway service between Kipling and Kennedy Stations starts at 9 a.m. Buses operating on the regular 300 Bloor-Danforth overnight route serve Bloor Street and Danforth Avenue from 7 until about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 5.

300 Bloor - Danforth overnight

More frequent service until 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 5.

All-night service on the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway between Christie and Broadview Stations ends at 7 a.m. Regular subway service between Kipling and Kennedy Stations does not start until 9 a.m.

Eastbound buses detour from Bloor Street West between St. George Street and Avenue Road from 8:30 until about 9:30 a.m. during the CIBC Run for the Cure.

306 Carlton overnight
303 Don Mills overnight
329 Dufferin overnight
305 Eglinton East overnight
307 Eglinton West overnight

More frequent service from about 2 until 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 5.

509 Harbourfront

Streetcars operate for 24 hours from midnight until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 5.

504 King

Buses replace streetcars from about 3 until 5 a.m. The TTC has not yet confirmed details of this service — for example, if buses replace the cars for the complete 504 King route between Broadview and Dundas West Stations or just along that part of the route which overnight buses do not otherwise serve, between Roncesvalles Avenue and River Street. More details will follow.

316 Ossington overnight

More frequent service from about 2 until 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 5.

65 Parliament

(The TTC has not yet confirmed detours. this post describes how it detoured buses when previous events closed this part of Parliament Street.)

From 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 4 until 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Parliament Street and Wellesley Street East, then detour:

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

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

301 Queen overnight

More frequent service from about 2 until 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 5.

1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway

From 2 until 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 5, the TTC operates overnight subway service. Overnight subway trains operate every 10 to 12 minutes between Eglinton and St. George Stations only. Buses operating on the 320 Yonge (overnight) route serve Yonge Street north of Eglinton Station.

Regular subway service between Finch and Downsview Stations does not start until 9 a.m., so buses on the 320 Yonge (overnight) route operate on their regular route along Yonge Street between Steeles Avenue and Front Street from 7 until 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 5.

320 Yonge (overnight)

More frequent service until 7 a.m. Sunday, October 5.

All-night service on the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway between Eglinton and St. George Stations ends at 7 a.m. Regular subway service between Finch and Downsview Stations resumes at 9 a.m.


Toronto Fire Fighters Memorial

The City of Toronto is closing all lanes of Queen’s Park Crescent East between Grosvenor and College Streets on Sunday afternoon to accommodate the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association’s annual memorial service.

The TTC is detouring bus services during the event.

5 Avenue Road

(The TTC has not yet confirmed detours. this post describes how it detoured buses when previous events closed this part of Queen’s Park.)

From 1 until 3 p.m. on Sunday October 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Queen’s Park Crescent West and Hoskin Avenue, then detour:

southward along Queen’s Park West and the off-ramp to Wellesley Street West; and then
eastward along Wellesley Street West to Queen’s Park Crescent East,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses start their trips at Wellesley Street West and Queen’s Park Crescent East, then proceed along their regular route northward along Queen’s Park East.

The TTC will also detour buses on the 5 Avenue Road route during the CIBC Run for the Cure.


Toronto Peace Marathon

The City of Toronto is closing

  • the southbound curb lane on Don Mills Road between York Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East,
  • the westbound curb lane on Eglinton Avenue East between Don Mills Road and Leslie Street,
  • the eastbound curb lane on Lawrence Avenue East between Don Mills Road and Leslie Street,
  • the northbound curb lane on Leslie Street between York Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East and
  • the eastbound curb lane on York Mills Road between Don Mills Road and Leslie Street.

on Saturday morning to accommodate the Korean Canadian Cultural Association’s 5- and 10-kilometre road races.

The event may affect TTC service.

25 Don Mills
34 Eglinton East
100 Flemingdon Park
54 Lawrence East
51 Leslie
95 York Mills

From 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, October 4, passengers should expect delays.


Inbound buses travel toward downtown.

Outbound buses travel away from downtown.

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