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Weekend event affects transit, May 9 and 10



Update — Friday, May 8, 1:55 p.m.: this post now updates GO Transit detour information.


The City of Mississauga is closing many streets throughout the city this weekend to accommodate the 2009 Mississauga Marathon.

Although the race takes place on Sunday, the City is closing some streets on Saturday, too, to help organizers set up the course.

GO Transit and Mississauga Transit are detouring buses before and during the event.


The event affects these routes:

GO Transit21 Milton.

Mississauga Transit1 Dundas; 3 Bloor; 6 Credit Woodlands - Westdale; 8 Cawthra - Indian Road; 19 Hurontario; 23 Lakeshore; 26 Burnhamthorpe; 28 Confederation; 38 Creditview; 45 Winston Churchill; 61 Mavis; and 110 University.


GO Transit
21 Milton

(GO Transit has confirmed the detour.)

From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, May 10, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Rathburn Road West and Duke of York Boulevard, then proceed:

northward along Duke of York;
eastward along Centre View Drive;
southward along Station Gate Road;
westward along Rathburn Road West;
southward along City Centre Drive;
eastward along Square One Drive to Hurontario Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Hurontario.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

GO buses do not operate along Robert Speck Parkway West, City Centre Drive, south of Robert Speck, and Duke of York Boulevard, south of Rathburn Road West.


Mississauga Transit
3 Bloor

From 7 a.m. Sunday, May 10 until Marathon participants clear the streets, eastbound buses start their trips at the Mississauga City Centre Terminal at Square One, as usual, then proceed:

eastward along Rathburn Roads West and East;
southward along Shipp Drive;
westward along Robert Speck Parkway East; and then
southward along Hurontario Street to Central Parkway,
resuming their regular route eastward along Central Parkway East.

Westbound buses reverse this route.

Mississauga Transit buses do not operate along Webb Drive, Kariya Gate or City Centre Drive while the Marathon is taking place. Buses on the 6 Credit Woodlands — Westdale route replace the regular 3 Bloor service along Central Parkway West while the Marathon is taking place.

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

26 Burnhamthorpe

From 7 a.m. Sunday, May 10 until Marathon participants have cleared the streets, eastbound buses start their trips at South Common Terminal, then proceed:

eastward along The Collegeway;
northward along Erin Mills Parkway;
eastward along Eglinton Avenue West;
southward along Creditview Road;
eastward along Rathburn Road West to the City Centre Terminal; then
continue eastward along Rathburn Roads West and East;
southward along Shipp Drive; and then
east- and southward along Robert Speck Parkway East to Burnhamthorpe,
resuming their regular route eastbound along Burnhamthorpe Road East.

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

northward along Hurontario;
eastward along Robert Speck Parkway East;
northward along Shipp Drive;
westward along Rathburn Roads East and West to the City Centre Terminal; then
continue westward along Rathburn Road West;
southward along Mavis Road;
westward along Burnhamthorpe Road West;
southward along South Millway East;
westward along The Collegeway;
northward along Erin Mills Parkway;
westward along Burnhamthorpe Road West; and then
southward into South Common Terminal.

Eastbound Mississauga Transit buses do not operate along Burnhamthorpe Roads West and East between Erin Mills and Robert Speck Parkways while the Marathon is taking place. Westbound Mississauga Transit buses do not operate along Burnhamthorpe Road West between Hurontario Street and Mavis Road while the Marathon is taking place.

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

8 Cawthra — Indian Road

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, eastbound buses operate from Clarkson GO Station:

northward along Southdown Road;
westward along the Queen Elizabeth Way;
southward along Hurontario Street’
westward along Lakeshore Road East;
northward along Ann Street;
westward along Queen Street East to Port Credit GO Station; then
continue westward along Queen;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
eastward along Lakeshore; and then
northward along Hurontario to Mineola Road,
resuming their regular route eastward along Mineola.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Mineola Road and Hurontario Street, then proceed:


southward along Hurontario Street;
westward along Lakeshore Road East;
northward along Ann Street;
westward along Queen Street East to Port Credit GO Station; then
continue westward along Queen;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
eastward along Lakeshore;
northward along Hurontario;
westward along the Queen Elizabeth Way; and then
southward along Southdown Road to Clarkson GO Station,
ending their trips.

Mississauga Transit buses do not operate along Lakeshore Road West between Elizabeth Street and Southdown Road between 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

Mississauga Transit does not operate buses along the 8 Cawthra — Indian Road route after 7 p.m. Saturdays or all day Sundays.

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

28 Confederation

From 7 a.m. Sunday, May 10 until Marathon participants have cleared the streets, southbound buses operate from the City Centre Terminal:

eastward along Rathburn Roads West and East;
southward along Shipp Drive;
westward along Robert Speck Parkway East;
southward along Hurontario Street; and then
westward along Central Parkway West to Confederation Parkway,
resuming their regular route westward along Central Parkway.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

MIssissauga Transit buses do not operate along Burnhamthorpe Road and City Centre Drive while the Marathon is taking place.

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

38 Creditview

From 7 a.m. Sunday, May 10 until Marathon participants have cleared the streets, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Creditview Road and Rathburn Road West, then detour:

westward along Rathburn Roads West and East;
southward along Shipp Drive;
westward along Robert Speck Parkway East;
southward along Hurontario Street; and then
westward along Central Parkway West to Wolfedale Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Wolfedale.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

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

6 Credit Woodlands — Westdale

From 7 a.m. Sunday, May 10 until Marathon participants clear the streets, eastbound buses will start their trips at Dundas Street and The Credit Woodlands and proceed:

northward along The Credit Woodlands;
eastward along Forestwood Drive;
north- and westward along McBride Avenue;
northward along The Credit Woodlands and Queenston Drive;
southward along The Credit Woodlands;
eastward along McBride Avenue;
northward along Erindale Station Road;
eastward along Central Parkway West;
northward along Hurontario Street;
eastward along Robert Speck Parkway;
northward along Shipp Drive; and then
westward along Rathburn Roads East and West to the City Centre Terminal.

Westbound buses operate from the City Centre Terminal:
eastward along Rathburn;
southward along Shipp;
westward along Robert Speck;
southward along Hurontario;
westward along Central Parkway;
southward along Erindale Station; and then
westward along Dundas to The Credit Woodlands.

Mississauga Transit buses do not operate along Burnhamthorpe Road while the Marathon is taking place.

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

1 Dundas

From 7 a.m. Sunday, May 10 until Marathon participants clear the streets, Mississauga Transit will operate the route in two sections.

Some eastbound buses start their trips from Vega Boulevard and Dundas Street West, as usual, and proceed:

northward along Vega;
eastward along Laird Road;
southward along Winston Churchill Boulevard;
eastward along Dundas;
northward along Erin Mills Parkway; and then
west- and northward along South Millway West;
northward into South Common Terminal.

Westbound buses operating on this section start their trips at South Common Mall, then proceed:

eastward along Burnhamthorpe Road;
southward along Erin Mills;
westward along The Collegeway;
south- and eastward along South Millway West;
southward along Erin Mills; and then
westward along Dundas to Vega.

Some eastbound buses start their trips at The Credit Woodlands and Dundas Street West, then proceed:

eastward along Dundas Street,
southward along Islington Avenue; and then
westward along Bloor Street West to Islington Station,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses operating on this section start their trips at Islington Station and proceed:

westward along Bloor Street West and Dundas Street;
northward along Erindale Station Road;
westward along Forestwood Drive; and then
southward along The Creditf Woodlands to Dundas.

Mississauga Transit buses do not operate along Dundas Street West between Erin Mills Parkway and The Credit Woodlands while the Marathon is taking place.

You can see a map of the detours here.

19 Hurontario

From 7 a.m. Sunday, May 10 until Marathon participants clear the streets, southbound buses operate along their regular route to the City Centre Terminal, then detour:

eastward along Rathburn Roads West and East;
southward along Shipp Drive; and then
westward along Robert Speck Parkway East to Hurontario Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Hurontario.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

Mississauga Transit buses do not operate along City Centre Drive while the Marathon is taking place.

You can see a map of the detour here.

23 Lakeshore

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, buses operate from Clarkson GO Station, as usual, then proceed:

northward along Southdown Road;
westward along Bromsgrove Drive;
northward along Winston Churchill Boulevard;
eastward along Truscott Drive;
northward along Southdown;
westward along the Queen Elizabeth Way;
southward along Hurontario Street; and then
westward along Park Street West, to Ann Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Ann.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Port Credit GO Station, then proceed:

westward along Queen Street West;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
eastward along Lakeshore Road West;
northward along Hurontario Street;
westward along the Queen Elizabeth Way;
southward along Southdown Road;
westward along Bromsgrove Drive;
northward along Winston Churchill Boulevard;
eastward along Truscott Drive; and then
southward along Southdown Road to Clarkson GO Station,
ending their trips.

Mississauga Transit buses do not operate along Lakeshore Road West between Southdown Road and Elizabeth Street from 5 until 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 9.

From 7 a.m. Sunday, May 10 until Marathon participants have cleared the streets, all eastbound buses start their trips at Port Credit GO Station, then proceed along their regular route to Long Branch Loop. All westbound buses start their trips at Long Branch Loop and proceed along their regular route to Port Credit GO Station, where they end their trips.

Mississauga Transit buses do operate along Lakeshore Road West between Southdown Road and Elizabeth Street on Sunday, May 10 while the Marathon is taking place.

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

61 Mavis

From 7 a.m. Sunday, May 10 until Marathon participants have cleared the streets, southbound buses operate along their regular route to the City Centre Terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Rathburn Roads West and East;
southward along Shipp Drive;
westward along Robert Speck Parkway East;
southward along Hurontario Street; and then
westward along Central Parkway West to Mavis Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Mavis.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

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

110 University

From 7 a.m. Sunday, May 10 until Marathon participants have cleared the streets, southbound buses operate along their regular route to The Collegeway and Erin Mills Parkway, then detour:

southward along Erin Mills to Dundas Street West;
resuming their regular route southward along Erin Mills.

Northbound buses will reverse this routing.

Mississauga Transit buses do not operate along The Collegeway and through the Mississauga campus of the University of Toronto while the Marathon is taking place.

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

45 Winston Churchill

From 7 a.m. Sunday, May 10 until Marathon participants have cleared the streets, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Winston Churchill Boulevard and Bromsgrove Drive, then detour:

eastward along Bromsgrove; and then
southward along Southdown Road to Clarkson GO Station.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

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

Mississauga Transit buses do not operate along Winston Churchill Boulevard between Bromsgrove and Royal Windsor Drive, Royal Windsor between Winston Churchill and Southdown Road and Southdown between Clarkson GO Station and Royal Windsor Drive / Lakeshore Road West.


You can see a map of the various Mississauga Marathon race courses here.

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