Search Transit Toronto

Powered by GOOGLE.

Weekend events affect transit service,
December 5, 6, 7



Santa Claus Parades and other events in Bowmanville (Clarington), Burlington, Guelph, Jackson’s Point (Georgina), Long Branch (Toronto), New Toronto (Toronto), Pickering, Sutton (Georgina), Stoney Creek (Hamilton), Stouffville, Toronto, Unionville (Markham) and Whitby affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Burlington Transit2 Brant, 3 Guelph Line, 10 New - Maple

Durham Region Transit108 Village East, 122 Village East / Brock, 181 Liverpool / Finch / Highway 2 / Glendale / Maple Ridge, 183 Amberlea, 302 Brock - Brooklin, 306 Whiteoaks - Oshawa Centre, 318 Otter Creek - Garden - Whitby Shores.

GO Transit69 Sutton, 71 Stouffville, 81 Port Perry, 90 Newcastle - Oshawa, 94 Oshawa Highway 2.

Guelph TransitGuelph Storm service (all routes).

Hamilton Street Railway5 Delaware, 5B Main West, 58 Stoney Creek Local.

Toronto Transit Commission6 Bay; 44 Kipling South, 110 Islington South, 501 Queen.

York Region Transit40 Unionville Local; 202 Unionville GO Shuttle; 302 Unionville Express.


The Friday, December 5 events affecting transit service are: Celebrate Winter! Christmas Tree-Lighting; Moonlight Magic; Ontario Hockey League action; Unionville Olde Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Parade.

The Saturday, December 6 events affecting transit service are: Cavalcade of Lights; Christmas on the Lakeshore; JVC Whitby Santa Claus Parade; Kinsmen Club Stouffville Santa Claus Parade; Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade; Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights.

The Sunday, December 7 event affecting transit service is: Burlington Christmas Parade.


Bowmanville

Moonlight Magic (.pdf)

The Municipality of Clarington will close

  • King Street East

in downtown Bowmanville on Friday evening to accommodate the Bowmanville Business Improvement Association’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

GO Transit will likely detour bus service during the event.

90 Newcastle - Oshawa

(GO has not confirmed the detour. this post describes how GO detoured buses during previous events that closed King Street Bowmanville.)

From about 6 p.m. until midnight on Friday, December 7, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Ontario Street, then detour:

southward along Ontario Street South;
westward along Queen Street;
northward along Scugog Street South to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.


Burlington

Burlington Christmas Parade

The City of Burlington will close

  • Brant Street between James and Caroline Streets,
  • Guelph Line between Burlington Mall and New Street,
  • James Street between Martha and Brant Streets,
  • Martha Street between New and James Streets and
  • New Street between Guelph Line and Martha Street

on Sunday afternoon to accommodate the annual event.

Burlington Transit will divert bus services during the event.

2 Brant

(Burlington Transit has not confirmed detours. this post describes how BT detoured buses during the 2007 parade.)

From about 1 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Burlington GO Station, then proceed:

westward along Fairview Street;
southward along Maple Avenue;
eastward along Lakeshore Road;
northward along Elizabeth Street; and then
westward through the bus parking lot into the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal.

Northbound buses reverse this routing to Burlington GO Station, where the buses resume their regular routing.

3 Guelph

(Burlington Transit has not confirmed detours. this post describes how BT detoured buses during the 2007 parade.)

From about 1 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Line and Fairview Street, then detour:

eastward along Fairview;
southward along Cumberland Avenue;
westward along New Street;
southward along Rossmore Boulevard;
westward along Lakeshore Road; and then
northward along John Street into the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

10 New - Maple

(Burlington Transit has not confirmed detours. this post describes how BT detoured buses during the 2007 parade.)

From about 1 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, eastbound buses start their trips at the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

eastward through the bus parking lot;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
eastward along Lakeshore Road; and then
northward along Rossmore Boulevard to New Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along New.

Westbound buses reverse this routing.


Clarington
See Bowmanville


Etobicoke
See Long Branch and New Toronto


Georgina
See Jackson’s Point and Sutton.


Guelph

Ontario Hockey League action

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus for free on Friday, December 5 to the Guelph Storm game against the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors free of fare to and from the Sleeman Centre on Friday evening by simply showing the Guelph Transit driver your game ticket.


Hamilton
See Stoney Creek


Jackson’s Point and Sutton

Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights

The Region of York and the Town of Georgina will close

  • Dalton Road between Lake Drive East in Jackson’s Point and High Street Sutton and
  • High Street Sutton between Dalton Road and Burke Street

on Saturday evening to accommodate the 11th annual event.

GO Transit will likely divert buses on the 69 Sutton route during the event.

69 Sutton

(GO has confirmed the detour.)

From about 5 until 7 p.m., on Saturday, December 5, westbound buses start their trips at Dalton and Baseline Roads, then proceed:

westward along Baseline; and then
northward along Kennedy Road to Metro Road,
resuming their regular route westward along Metro.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.


Long Branch and New Toronto

Christmas on the Lakeshore

The City of Toronto will close

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West between Dwight Avenue and Thirty-Sixth Street,

on Saturday to accommodate the Lakeshore Village and Long Branch Business Improvement Areas’ 18th annual Santa Claus Parade.

The TTC will divert transit services during the event.

110 Islington South

(The TTC has confirmed the detour.)

From about 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 6, southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Islington Avenue and Birmingham Street, ending their trips.

Northbound buses start their trips at Islington Avenue and Birmingham Street, then proceed:

westward along Birmingham;
northward along Eighth Street; and then
eastward along New Toronto Street to Islington Avenue;
resuming their regular route northward along Islington.

44 Kipling South

(The TTC has confirmed the detour.)

From about 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 6, buses start and end their trips at Kipling Loop, north of Lake Shore Boulevard West.

501 Queen

From about 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 6, streetcars start and end their trips at Sunnyside Loop, on the Queensway, one block west of Roncesvalles Avenue, or in the Roncesvalles Carhouse.

The TTC will replace streetcars with buses west of Roncesvalles.

501 Queen (shuttle buses)

(The TTC has confirmed the detour.)

From about 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 6, the TTC will replace streetcars with buses west of Roncesvalles Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips at Long Branch Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West;
northward along Brown’s Line;
eastward along Horner Avenue;
southward along Kipling Avenue;
eastward along New Toronto and Struthers Streets;
southward along Royal York Road;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West;
northward along Park Lawn Road; and then
westward along the Queensway to King Street West.

Buses then travel without stopping:
eastward along King; and then
northward along Dufferin Street to Queen Street West;
ending their trips.

Westbound buses start their trips at Dufferin Street and Queen Street West, then proceed:

westward along Queen and the Queensway;
southward along Park Lawn Road;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard West;
northward along Royal York Road;
westward along Struthers and New Toronto Streets;
northward along Kipling Avenue;
westward along Horner Avenue;
southward along Brown’s Line; and then
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard West to Long Branch Loop,
ending their trips.

Buses also replace streetcars all weekend during construction along the Queensway. The buses operate along a more direct detour route before and after the parade.


Markham
See Unionville


New Toronto
See Long Branch


Pickering

Celebrate Winter! Christmas Tree-Lighting

The City of Pickering will close

  • The Esplanade North from 4:30 until 11 p.m. on Friday, December 5 and
  • The Esplanade South from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday, December 5

to accommodate the event.

Durham Region Transit will detour likely bus services during the event.

183 Amberlea

(DRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how DRT detoured buses during the 2007 event.)

After 8:20 p.m. on Friday, December 5, buses operate along their regular route to Glenanna Drive and The Esplanade South, then detour:

southward along Glenanna;
eastward along Pickering Parkway; and then
northward along Valley Farm Road to The Esplanade South,
resuming their regular route northward along Valley Farm.

181 Liverpool / Finch / Highway 2 / Glendale / Maple Ridge

(DRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how DRT detoured buses during the 2007 event.)

After 8:17 p.m. on Friday, December 5, buses leaving the Pickering Town Centre at 17 minutes after the hour operate along their regular route to Glenanna Drive and The Esplanade South, then detour:

southward along Glenanna;
eastward along Pickering Parkway; and then
northward along Valley Farm Road to The Esplanade South,
resuming their regular route northward along Valley Farm.

108 Village East

(DRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how DRT detoured buses during the 2007 event.)

During rush hours on Friday, December 5, buses operate along their regular route to Liverpool Road South and Pickering Parkway, then detour:

northward along Liverpool;
eastward along Kingston Road (Highway 2);
southward along Glenanna Drive; and then
eastward along Pickering Parkway to Valley Farm Road,
resuming their regular route eastward along Pickering.

122 Village East / Brock

(DRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how DRT detoured buses during the 2007 event.)

From about 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., inbound buses operate along their regular route to Kingston Road (Highway 2) and Valley Farm Road, then detour:

westward along Kingston; and then
southward along Glenanna Drive to The Esplanade North,
resuming their regular route southward along Glenanna.

Outbound buses start their trips at Glenanna Drive and The Esplanade South, then proceed:

southward along Glenanna; and then
eastward along Pickering Parkway to Valley Farm Road,
resuming their regular route eastward along Pickering.


Stoney Creek

Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade

The City of Hamilton will close

  • King Street Stoney Creek between Gray’s Road and Community Park

on Saturday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

The Hamilton Street Railway will likely detour bus service during the event, but has not announced detour routes.

5 Delaware

(The HSR has confirmed this detour.)

From about 1:30 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Centennial Parkway South, then detour:

northward along Centennial; and then
westward along Queenston Road to Eastgate Terminal,
ending their trips.

5B Main West

(The HSR has confirmed this detour.)

From about 1:30 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, buses start their trips at Eastgate Terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Queenston Road; and then southward along Centennial Parkway South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route westward along King.

58 Stoney Creek Local

(The HSR has confirmed this detour.)

From about 1:30 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, westbound buses operate on their regular route to King Street East and Stoney Brook Drive, then detour:

northward along Stoney Brook and Gateshead Crescent; and then
westward along Queenston Road to Eastgate Terminal,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses reverse the routing.


Stouffville

Kinsmen Club Stouffville Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Whitchurch Stouffville will close

  • Main Street Stouffville between Tenth Line and Palmwood Gate and
  • Tenth Line between North and Main Streets

on Saturday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit will detour buses during the event.

71 Stouffville

(GO has confirmed the detour.)

From about 1 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, *southbound buses operate along their regular route to Tenth Line and Stouffer Street, then detour:

westward along Stouffer;
north- and westward along Millard Street;
southward along Ninth Line;
westward along Rupert Avenue; and then
southward along Sandale Road to Main Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Main.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.


Sutton
See Jackson’s Point


Toronto
Also see Long Branch or New Toronto

Cavalcade of Lights

The City of Toronto will close

  • Bay Street between Dundas and Queen Streets West

on Saturday evening to accommodate the fireworks display at Nathan Phillips Square.

The TTC will likely detour buses during the event.

6 Bay

(The TTC has not confirmed the detour. this post describes how the TTC detoured buses during previous events that closed Bay Street.)

From 6:45 until 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Dundas Street West, then detour:

westward along Dundas;
southward along University Avenue; and then
eastward along Adelaide Street West to Bay,
resuming their regular route southward along Bay.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Richmond Street West, then detour:

westward along Richmond;
northward along University Avenue; and then
eastward along Dundas Street West to Bay,
resuming their regular route northward along Bay.


Unionville

Unionville Olde Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Parade

The Town of Markham will close

  • Carlton Road between Pomander and Concession Roads,
  • Fred Varley Drive between E.J. Lennox Way and Main Street Unionville and
  • Main Street Unionville between Library Lane and Euclid Street

on Friday evening to accommodate the Main Street Unionville Business Improvement Area’s annual event.

York Region Transit will likely detour bus service during the event.

302 Unionville Express

(YRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how YRT detoured buses during the 2007 parade.)

After 6 p.m. on Friday, December 5, buses operate along their regular route to Carlton Road and Fred Varley Drive, then detour:

southward along Fred Varley to Kreighoff Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Kreighoff.

202 Unionville GO Shuttle

(YRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how YRT detoured buses during the 2007 parade.)

After 6 p.m. on Friday, December 5, buses operate along their regular route to Main Street Unionville and Highway 7, then detour:

westward along Highway 7;
northward along Sciberras Road; and then
west- and northward along Fred Varley Drive to Carlton Road,
resuming their regular route westward along Carlton.

41 Unionville Local

(YRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how YRT detoured buses during the 2007 parade.)

From 6 until about 8 p.m. on Friday, December 5, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Carlton and Kennedy Roads, then detour:

southward along Kennedy;
westward along Highway 7;
northward along Sciberras Road; and then
west- and northward along Fred Varley Drive to Carlton,
resuming their regular route westward along Carlton.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Carlton Road and Fred Varley Drive, then detour

southward along Fred Varley;
westward along Kreighoff Avenue;
southward along Village Parkway;
eastward along Highway 7; and then
northward along Kennedy Road to Carlton,
resuming their regular route eastward along Carlton.


Whitby

JCI Whitby Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Whitby will close

  • Brock Street South between Dundas and Trent Streets,
  • Cochrane Street North between Walnut Street and Dundas Street West and
  • Dundas Street West between Cochrane and Brock Streets

on Saturday morning to accommodate JCI Whitby’s annual Santa Claus Parade.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit likely detour buses during the event.

DRT

302 Brock - Brooklin

(DRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how DRT detoured buses during the 2007 parade.)

From about 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 6 ,southbound buses operate along their regular route to Brock Street North and Manning Road, then detour:

eastward along Manning;
southward along Garden Streets North and South; and then
westward along Consumers Drive to Brock Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Brock.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

318 Otter Creek - Garden - Whitby Shores

(DRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how DRT detoured buses during the 2007 parade.)

From about 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 6, buses operate along their regular route to Brock Street South and Consumers Drive, then detour:

eastward along Consumers; and then
northward along Garden Street South to Burns Street East,
resuming their regular route northward along Garden.

306 White Oaks - Oshawa Centre

(DRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how DRT detoured buses during the 2007 parade.)

From 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 6, DRT will operate the route in two parts.

In the west end, westbound buses start their trips at Dundas Street West and Bell Drive, then proceed:

southward along Bell;
westward along Michael Boulevard;
northward along Jeffrey Street; and then
westward along Dundas to White Oaks,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and Bell Drive, ending their trips.

In the east end, westbound buses operate along their regular routes to Dundas Street East and Hickory Street, ending their trips.

Eastbound buses start their trips at Dundas and Hickory Streets then proceed:

northward along Hickory Street North;
eastward along Mary Street East; and then
southward along Garden Street North to Dundas Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Dundas.

GO Transit

81 Port Perry

(GO has not confirmed the detour. this post describes how GO detoured buses during the 2007 parade.)

The northbound bus leaving Whitby GO Station at 10:06 a.m. on Saturday, December 6 proceeds from the station:

northward along Brock Street South;
eastward along Consumers Drive;
northward along Garden Streets South and North; and then
westward along Manning Road to Brock Street North,
resuming its regular route northward along Brock.

The parade should not affect buses operating on other trips along the route.

94 Oshawa Highway 2

(GO has confirmed this detour.)

From about 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 6, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street East and Garden Street, then detour:

northward along Garden Street North;
westward along Rossland Roads East and West;
southward along Cochrane Street North;
westward along Bonaccord Avenue; and then
southward along McQuay Boulevard to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.


Inbound buses travel toward the Pickering Town Centre.
Outbound buses travel away from the Pickering Town Centre.

Support us on Patreon Button

Welcome to Transit Toronto! This is an information site dedicated to public transportation in Toronto, maintained by transit enthusiasts for transit enthuasiasts. This is NOT the official website of the Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx or any other transit provider or government agency. To access the official websites of these agencies, consult this page here.