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Weekend events affect transit services, July 10, 11, 12



Update: July 11, 4:59 a.m. — this post now contains information on extra GO Transit services to the Honda Indy.


Update: 2:35 p.m. — The TTC has now confirmed and updated information about its detours during special events this weekend.


Special events in Brampton, Georgetown (Halton Hills), Oshawa and Toronto affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton TransitCarabram Shuttles, 2 Main.

Durham Region Transit401 Simcoe.

GO Transit01 Lakeshore West; 09 Lakeshore East; 31 Guelph - Georgetown - Union.

Toronto Transit Commission29 Dufferin; 310 Bathurst overnight; 312 St. Clair overnight, 316 Ossington overnight; 329 Dufferin overnight; 509 Harbourfront; 511 Bathurst; 512 St. Clair.


The events affecting transit on Friday, July 10 are: Carabram; and Honda Indy.

The events affecting transit on Saturday, July 11 are: Carabram; Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; Georgetown Farmers Market; Honda Indy; Oshawa International Festival; and Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival.

The events affecting transit on Sunday, July 12 are: Carabram; Honda Indy; Oshawa International Festival; and Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival.


Brampton

Brampton events are: Carabram; Downtown Brampton Farmers Market.


Carabram

Carabram is Brampton’s annual multicultural festival.

Brampton Transit operates shuttle bus service on two circular routes. You can ride the buses for free if you hold a valid Carabram Passport. Bus service operates every hour from about 6 p.m. until midnight today, Friday, July 10, 1 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, July 11 and 1 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 12.

Counterclockwise shuttle

Buses start their trips at Bramalea City Centre Transit Terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Kensington Road;
northward along Bramalea Road;
eastward along Queen Street East;
northward along Airport Road;
eastward along Williams Parkway East;
northward along Edvac Road;
west- and southward along Automatic Road
to the Italy pavilion in the Italian Cultural Centre of Brampton at 8 Automatic;
westward along Williams;
southward along Chrysler Drive;
westward along Corporation Drive
to the Poland pavilion in St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, 25 Corporation;
westward along Corporation;
northward along Torbram Road;
westward along Bovaird Drive East;
northward along Great Lakes Boulevard:
into Trinity Commons Transit Terminal;
southward along Great Lakes and Nasmith Street;
west- and southward along North Park Drive;
southward along Howden Boulevard;
westward along Vodden Street East
to the Phillipines pavilion in Century Gardens Recreation Centre, 340 Vodden East;
westward along Vodden East;
northward along Kennedy Road;
to the Myanamar pavilion in Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School, 2 Notre Dame Avenue;
northward along Kennedy;
westward along Conestoga Drive
into Heart Lake Transit Terminal;
west- and southward along Conestoga Drive
westward along Sandalwood Parkway East;
southward along Main Street North
to the Portugal pavillion in the Vasco da Gama Cultural Centre of Brampton, 25 Fisherman Drive, Unit 19;
southward along Main;
westward along Bovaird West;
northward along Van Kirk Drive;
west- and southward along Regan Road
to the Canada pavilion in Canadian Auto Workers Local 1285 Hall, 23 Regan;
south- and eastward along Regan;
southward along Van Kirk;
westward along Bovaird West;
southward along McLaughlin Road North
to the Ukraine pavilion in the Chris Gibson Recreation Centre, 125 McLaughlin North;
southward along McLaughlin North;
eastward along Queen Street West;
northward along George Street North
into the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal
westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along George Streets North and South;
eastward along Wellington Streets West and East;
southward along Mary Street
to the Caribbean pavilion in Cardinal Leger Secondary School, 75 Mary;
southward along Mary;
westward along Guest Street;
southward along Main South;
westward along Harold Street;
southward along McMurchy Avenue South
to the India pavilion in Brampton Centennial Secondary School, 261 McMurchy South;
southward along McMurchy South
eastward along Steeles Avenue West;
into Shoppers’ World Transit Terminal;
westward along Steeles
to the Bulgaria pavilion in St. Dimitar Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, 1555 Steeles West;
westward along Steeles;
southward along Financial Drive;
westward along Hallstone Road:
northward along Mississauga Road;
eastward along Steeles West;
southward along McLaughlin South;
eastward along Ray Lawson Boulevard:
south- and eastward along Oaklea Boulevard
northward along McLaughlin South;
eastward along Ray Lawson;
southward along Main South and Hurontario Street;
to the Germany pavilion in Hansa Haus, 6650 Hurontario;
southward along Hurontario;
westward along Courtneypark Drive West;
northward along McLaughlin;
eastward along Derry Road West;
to the Macedonia pavilion in St. Ilija Macedonian Park, 290 Derry West;
eastward along Derry Roads West and East;
northward along Dixie Road South;
eastward along Birchbank Road;
south- and eastward along Avondale Boulevard
to the Ireland pavilion in Bramalea Lions Hall, 45 Avondale,
eastward along Avondale;
southward along Bramalea;
westward along Orenda Road;
north- and eastward along Victoria Crescent
to the Hawaii pavilion in Victoria Park Arena, 20 Victoria;
east- and southward along Victoria;
eastward along Orenda;
northward along Bramalea;
westward along Kensington to the Bramalea City Centre Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Clockwise shuttle

Buses reverse this routing.

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

You can see a schedule of the shuttle routes here. (.pdf)


Downtown Brampton Farmers Market

The City of Brampton is closing Main Street between Wellington Street and Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane to accommodate the market.

Brampton Transit is detouring bus service during the market.

2 Main

From 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 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.


Georgetown

Georgetown Farmers Market

The Town of Halton Hills is closing part of Main Street South Georgetown to accommodate the Georgetown Central Business Improvement Area’s weekly market.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the market.

31 Guelph - Georgetown - Union

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, buses operating to and from Guelph remain on Highway 7 instead of operating through downtown Georgetown along Main Street. They do not serve the Georgetown ticket agency or the stop at Main and Wesleyan Streets during the market hours.

Buses that start or end their trips at Georgetown operate to and from the Georgetown GO Station and do not operate to downtown Georgetown.


Halton Hills:

See Georgetown


Oshawa
Oshawa International Festival

The City of Oshawa is closing parts of Lakeview Park Avenue on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the festival.

DRT is detouring bus service during the event.

401 Simcoe

From 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 11 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and Valley Drive, then detour:

westward along Valley to Ritson Road South, ending their trips.

Northbound buses start their trips at Valley Drive and Ritson Road South, then proceed:

along their regular route westward along Valley.


Toronto

Toronto events include: Honda Indy; and Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival.


Honda Indy

After a year’s absence from our streets, the Indy comes roaring back to Toronto with a new sponsor.

The City of Toronto is closing Lake Shore Boulevard West between Strachan Avenue and British Columbia Drive and Strachan Avenue between Fleet Street / Manitoba Drive and Lake Shore Boulevard West this weekend. Exhibition Place is also closing various streets from Friday until Sunday evening to accommodate the event.

GO Transit and the TTC are revising service.

GO Transit
09 Lakeshore East

On Sunday, July 12, GO is operating an extra westbound train from Oshawa to Exhibition. The train leaves Oshawa GO Station at 10:11 a.m., serving all stations until Exhibition GO Station. The train arrives at Exhbition at 11:13 a.m. and ends its trip. A westbound bus operating on the 90 Newcastle - Oshawa route does not connect with this train.

All day, regular westbound 09 Lakeshore East trains leave Oshawa every hour at 41 minutes past the hour from 6:41 a.m. until 11:41 p.m. They serve all stops, arriving at Union Station every hour at seven minutes past the hour from 7:37 a.m. until 1:37 a.m. The trains leave Union every hour at 43 minutes pas the hour from 7:43 a.m until 1:43 a.m. on the 01 Lakeshore West route. They arrive at Exhibition GO Station every hour at 49 minutes past the hour from 7:49 a.m. until 1:49 a.m. (and then continue to all stops until Aldershot GO Station.) Westbound GO buses operating on the 90 Newcastle - Oshawa route connect with these trains. The buses leave the Newcastle Bus Loop every hour at 35 minutes past the hour from 6:35 a.m. until 10:35 p.m. They arrive at Oshawa GO Station every hour at 30 minutes past the hour from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.

In the evening, GO is operating extra eastbound trains that start their trips at Exhibition to handle the crowds returning homeward from the Indy. The extra trains do not connect with eastbound buses operating on the 90 Newcastle - Oshawa route. Passengers traveling toward Newcastle have to wait for the regular westbound buses.

GO is also operating its regular eastbound trains all day. Eastbound trains leave Exhbition GO Station every hour on the hour from 8 a.m. until midnight. They arrive at Oshawa GO Station every hour at 8 minutes past the hour from 8:08 a.m. until 1:08 a.m. At Oshawa, passengers traveling further eastward can transfer to eastbound buses operating on the 90 Newcastle - Oshawa route, which leave Oshawa GO Station every hour at 13 minutes past the hour from 8:13 a.m. until 12:13 a.m. The buses arrive at the Newcastle Bus Loop every hour at two minutes past the hour from 9:02 a.m. until 2:02 a.m.

You can see a schedule of extra service to the Honda Indy here. (.pdf)

You can view the regular Sunday schedule for the 09 Lakeshore East route here. (.pdf)

01 Lakeshore West

On Sunday, July 12, GO is operating an extra eastbound train from Aldershot to Exhibition. The train leaves Aldershot GO Station at 10:35 a.m., serving all stations until Exhibition GO Station. The train arrives at Exhbition at 11:35 a.m. and ends its trip. An eastbound bus operating on the 18 Hamilton - Aldershot route does not connect with this train.

All day, regular eastbound 01 Lakeshore West trains leave Aldershot every hour at eight minutes past the hour from 7:08 a.m. until 11:08 p.m. They serve all stops, arriving at Exhibition every hour on the hour from 8 a.m. until midnight, and then continue to Union Station. (They arrive at Union every hour at seven minutes past the hour from 8:07 a.m. until 12:07 a.m.) Eastbound GO buses operating on the 18 Hamilton - Aldershot route connect with these trains. The buses leave the Hamilton GO Centre every hour at 40 minutes past the hour from 6:40 a.m. until 11:40 p.m. They arrive at Aldershot GO Station every hour at 58 minutes past the hour from 6:58 a.m. until 11:58 p.m.

In the evening, GO is operating extra westbound trains that start their trips at Exhibition to handle the crowds returning homeward from the Indy. The extra trains do not connect with westbound buses operating on the 18 Hamilton - Aldershot route. Passengers traveling toward Hamilton will have to wait for the regular westbound buses.

GO also operates its regular westbound trains all day. Westbound trains leave Union Station every hour at 43 minutes past the hour from 6:43 a.m. until 12:43 a.m. The trains leave Exhibition GO Station every hour at 49 minutes past the hour from 6:49 a.m. until 12:49 a.m., serving all stops until Aldershot. They arrive at Aldershot GO Station every hour at 44 minutes past the hour from 7:44 a.m. until 1:44 a.m. At Aldershot, passengers traveling further westward can transfer to westbound buses operating on the 18 Hamilton - Aldershot route, which leave Aldershot GO Station every hour at 51 minutes past the hour from 7:51 a.m. until 1:51 a.m. The buses arrive at the Hamilton GO Station every hour at six minutes past the hour from 8:06 a.m. until 2:06 a.m.

You can see a schedule of extra service to the Honda Indy here. (.pdf)

You can view the regular Sunday schedule for the 01 Lakeshore West route here. (.pdf)

TTC
511 Bathurst

On Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, the TTC is adding extra service to handle the heavy volume of passengers traveling to and from the event.

It is assigning more staff to the Exhibition (East) Loop to handle the crowds and collect fares. Passengers must pay fares before they enter the loop, but they can board streetcars through both doors.

310 Bathurst overnight

Buses operate along their regular route.

29 Dufferin

Starting today, Friday, July 10, all buses start and end their trips at Dufferin Gate Loop. Buses do not operate to either Ontario Place along the 29B branch or to the Princes’ Gates along the 29D branch.

The TTC is also adding extra service to handle the heavy volume of passengers traveling to and from the event. It is assigning more staff to the Dufferin Gate Loop to handle the crowds and collect fares. Passengers must pay fares before they enter the loop, but they can board buses through both doors.

329 Dufferin overnight

Starting today, Friday, July 10, while Exhibition Place is closed to traffic, the TTC is detouring buses.

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Dufferin Street and King Street West, then detour:

westward along King West;
southward along Strachan Avenue; and then
into Exhibition (East) Loop, ending their trips.

509 Harbourfront

On Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, the TTC is adding extra service to handle the heavy volume of passengers traveling to and from the event.

It is assigning more staff to the Exhibition (East) Loop to handle the crowds and collect fares. Passengers must pay fares before they enter the loop, but they can board streetcars through both doors.

316 Ossington overnight

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Strachan Avenue and Manitoba Drive, then detour:

westward into Exhibition (East) Loop, ending their trips.

(The buses end their trips inside the loop, instead of on Manitoba Drive beside the loop.)

Northbound buses reverse this routing.


Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival

The City of Toronto is closing St. Clair Avenue West between Winona Drive and Christie Street on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the annual festival.

The TTC is detouring transit service during the event.

512 St. Clair
312 St. Clair overnight

From 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 11 until 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to St. Clair Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue, then detour:

southward along Oakwood;
eastward along Davenport Road; and then
northward along Christie Street to St. Clair,
resuming their regular route eastward along St. Clair.

Westbound buses reverse this routing.

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