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Weekend events affect transit,
October 10, 11, 13



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


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main.

GO Transit21 Milton, 29 University of Guelph, 31 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, 23 Industrial, 51 Gordon, 52 University / Kortright, 54 Arkell, 61 Victor Davis, Guelph Storm service (all routes).

Toronto Transit Commission6 Bay.


The Friday, October 10 event affecting transit is: Ontario Hockey League action.

The Saturday, October 11 events affecting transit are: Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; Georgetown Farmers’ Market; Maple Leaf Sports Tailgate Party

The Thanksgiving, Monday, October 13 events affecting transit are: Canadian Pacific Spirit Train, Guelph Mercury Thanksgiving Races.


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, October 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.

This is the last market this year.


Cooksville

Canadian Pacific Spirit Train

The train will stop at Cooksville Station on Monday, October 13.

GO Transit will detour bus service while the train is at the station.

21 Milton
29 University of Guelph

All day on Monday, October 13, buses will serve temporary stops on Hillcrest Avenue, just west of the station access road, instead of stopping at Cooksville GO Station.


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 11, 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.

This is the last market this year.


Guelph


Guelph events affecting transit are: Guelph Mercury Thanksgiving Day Races (October 13), Ontario Hockey League action (October 10).


Guelph Mercury Thanksgiving Day Races

The City of Guelph will close parts of Carden Street, Cork Street, Gordon Street, Macdonnell Street, Norfolk Street, Quebec Street, Wyndham Street and other streets in downtown Guelph on Thanksgiving to accommodate the annual races to support the Guelph Mercury Kids to Camp Fund.

Guelph Transit will detour buses in downtown Guelph during the event so that buses start and end their trips on Woolwich Street between Macdonnell Street and the River Run Centre instead of at St. George’s Square.

54 Arkell

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street.

6 Auden / Eastview

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street.

10 College / Niska

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street.

22 Conestoga

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street at the River Run Centre.

8 General Hospital

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street at the River Run Centre.

24 Industrial

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street.

51 Gordon

On Monday, October 13, outboundbuses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street.

23 Paisley / Imperial

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street at the Sleeman Centre.

7 Saint Joseph’s Hospital

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street.

9 Stone Road Mall

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street at the Sleeman Centre.

52 University / Kortright

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street.

61 Victor Davis

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street.

3 Waterloo / Fife

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street.

1 Woodlawn

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street.

4 York Road

On Monday, October 13, outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonnell Street.

You can see a map of the bus stops in downtown Guelph on Thanksgiving here. (.pdf)


Ontario Hockey League action

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus for free on Friday, October 10 to the Guelph Storm game against the Niagara Ice Dogs 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.


Mississauga

See Cooksville.


Toronto

Maple Leaf Sports Tailgate Party

From 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 11 until 1 a.m. on Sunday, October 12, the City of Toronto will close both southbound lanes and one northbound lane on Bay Street between Front Street West and Lake Shore Boulevard West to accommodate Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Limited’s Tailgate Party. The event celebrates the Toronto Maple Leafs’ game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Air Canada Centre.

The TTC will revise transit services during the event.

6 Bay

(The TTC has not yet confirmed detours. this post describes how the TTC detoured southbound buses during this event last year.)

From 6 a.m. until about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Wellington Street West, then detour:

westward along Wellington,
southward along University Avenue and York Street; and then
eastward along Queens Quay West to Bay Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queens Quay.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.


Outbound buses travel away from downtown.