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Weekend events affect transit service, July 17, 18, 19



Update — 10:41 p.m.: this post now contains revised information about GO Transit detours in Brampton.


Vintage cars take centre stage at three events this weekend in Brampton, Markham and Milton. These events and other special events in Brampton, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton and Toronto all affect transit service this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main.

GO Transit21 Milton - Union, 27 Milton - Finch via Highway 401, 31 Guelph - Georgetown - Union; 33 Guelph - Georgetown - York Mills; 34 Brampton Local via Dixon Road; 35 Brampton Local via Highway 27.

Guelph Transit1 Woodlawn, 3 Waterloo / Fife, 4 York Road, 6 Auden / Eastview, 7 St. 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 RailwayAll routes, Tiger-Cats Express.

Milton Transit2 Downtown.

Toronto Transit Commission72 Pape; 73 Royal York; 102 Markham Road; 320 Yonge (overnight).

York Region Transit1 Highway 7.


The Friday, July 17 events affecting transit are: Classic Cars and Legendary Stars; “Cruisin’ on a Hot Summer’s Night” (classic car show); Just for Laughs Festival.

The Saturday, July 18 events affecting transit are: Art on the Street; Canadian Football League action; Classic Cars and Legendary Stars; Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; Fusion of Taste Festival; Georgetown Farmers Market; Just for Laughs Festival.

The Sunday, July 19 events affecting transit are: Just for Laughs Festival; Main Street Markham CARnival.


Brampton

Brampton events are: Classic Cars and Legendary Stars (July 17, 18); Downtown Brampton Farmer’s Market (July 18).


Classic Cars and Legendary Stars

The Brampton Downtown Development Corporation and the City of Brampton are hosting this event, taking place in Gage Park and along Wellington Street West on Friday evening. The classic cars parade along Main Street South before posing on display along Main and Queen Streets at the Four Corners in Downtown Brampton on Saturday afternoon.

On Friday evening, the City will close

  • Wellington Street West between George and Main Streets South.

On Saturday afternoon, it will also close

  • Main Streets North and South between Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane and Wellington Street.

Brampton Transit and GO Transit are detouring bus services during the events.

Brampton Transit
2 Main

From 1:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 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.

Buses operating on the 2 Main route started this detour at 6 a.m. to accommodate the Downtown Brampton Farmers Market.

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

GO Transit
34 Brampton Local via Dixon Road
35 Brampton Local via Highway 27

From noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, eastbound buses start their trips at the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal, then detour:

westward along Nelson Street West;
northward along Mill Street North;
eastward along Church Streets West and East; and then
southward along Centre Street North to Queen Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen East.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Centre Street, then detour:

northward along Centre Street North;
westward along Church Streets East and West;
southward along Mill Street North;
eastward along Nelson Street West;
northward along George Street North; and then
eastward into the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

31 Guelph - Georgetown - Union
33 Guelph - Georgetown - York Mills

From 5 until 10 p.m. on Friday, July 17 and from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Church Street, then detour:

westward along Church Street West;
southward along Mill Street North;
eastward along Nelson Street West;
northward along George Street North;
eastward into the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal;
westward along Nelson West;
southward along Mill North;
westward along Queen Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenue South; and then
eastward along Elgin Drive to Main South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

Buses operating along the 31 Guelph - Georgetown - Union route also detour on Saturday, during the Georgetown Farmers’ Market.


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, July 18, 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.

Buses operating on the 2 Main route continue to detour until 6 p.m. to accommodate the Classic Cars and Legendary Stars event.


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 Guelph - Georgetown - Union

From 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 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

Art on the Street

The City of Guelph will close Quebec Street between Baker Street and Wynham Street North (St. George’s Square) on Saturday to accommodate the Downtown Guelph Business Association’s 7th annual art show.

Guelph Transit will detour all buses from St. George’s Square during the event.

(GT has not confirmed the detours. this post describes how it detoured buses during previous events that closed Quebec Street.)

54 Arkell

Guelph Transit has already been detouring this route since June 8 because of construction along Norfolk Street.

On Saturday, July 18, inbound buses operate along their current detour route to Woolwich Street and Wyndham Street North, then further detour:

southward along Wyndham North, passing St. George’s Square to the northwest corner of Macdonnell Street,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips at the northwest corner of Wyndham Street North and Macdonnell Street, then proceed along their current detour route southward along Wyndham North.

6 Auden / Eastview

On Saturday, July 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Macdonnell Street at the northeast corner of Wyndham Street South, ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips on Macdonnell Street at the southeast corner of Wyndham Street North and then operate along their regular route.

10 College / Niska

Guelph Transit has already been detouring this route since June 8 because of construction along Norfolk Street.

On Saturday, July 18, inbound buses do not operate along their current detour. They follow their regular route to Norfolk Street and Waterloo Avenue / Wilson Street, then detour:

northward along Wilson; and then
eastward along Macdonnell Street to just west of Wyndham Street North,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips at the northwest corner of Wyndham Street North and Carden Street, then operate along their regular route southward along Wyndham North.

22 Conestoga

On Saturday, July 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to St. George’s Square; then proceed:

southward along Wyndham Street North; and then
westward along Macdonnell Street to just west of Wyndham North,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips on Wyndham Street at the southeast corner of Macdonnell Street; then proceed:

northward along Wyndham Street North, passing St. George’s Square;
northwestward along Woolwich Street; and then
westward along Suffolk Street East to Norfolk Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Suffolk Street West.

8 General Hospital

On Saturday, July 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to St. George’s Square; then continue:

southward along Wyndham Street North to the southwest corner of Macdonnell Street, ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips on Macdonnell Street east of Wyndham Street North, then proceed:

eastward along Macdonnell; and then
northwestward along Woolwich Street to Eramosa Road,
resuming their regular route northeastward along Eramosa.

51 Gordon

Guelph Transit has already been detouring this route since June 8 because of construction along Norfolk Street. On Saturday, July 18, inbound and outbound buses operate along their current detour route.

24 Industrial

On Saturday, July 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Paisley Street / Yarmouth Street / Quebec Street and Norfolk Street, then detour:

northeastward along Yarmouth;
southeastward along Woolwich Street; and then
southward along Wyndham Street North, past St. George’s Square to Macdonnell Street, ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips on Macdonnell Street east of Wyndham Street North, then proceed:

eastward along Macdonnell;
northwestward along Woolwich Street;
southwestward along Baker Street to Quebec Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Quebec.

23 Paisley / Imperial

On Saturday, July 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Paisley Street / Yarmouth Street / Quebec Street and Norfolk Street, then detour:

northeastward along Yarmouth;
southeastward along Woolwich Street; and then
southward along Wyndham Street North, past St. George’s Square to Macdonnell Street, ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips on Macdonnell Street at Wyndham Street North, then proceed:

northward along Wyndham Street North, passing Quebec Street (St. George’s Square);
southwestward along Baker Street to Quebec Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Quebec.

7 St. Joseph’s Hospital

On Saturday, July 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Suffolk and Norfolk Streets, then detour:

eastward along Suffolk Street East;
southeastward along Woolwich Street; and then
southward along Wyndham Street North to Macdonnell Street,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips on Macdonnell Street at Wyndham Street North; then proceed:

northward along Wyndham North to Quebec Street (St. George’s Square), resuming their regular route northward along Wyndham.

9 Stone Road Mall

Guelph Transit has already been detouring this route since June 8 because of construction along Norfolk Street. On Saturday, July 18, inbound and outbound buses operate along their current detour route.

61 Victor Davis

On Saturday, July 18 inbound buses operate along their regular route to Wyndham Street North and Woolwich Street, then detour:

southeast along Woolwich; and then
westward along Macdonnell Street, to just east of Wyndham North,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips on Macdonnell Street, east of Wyndham North, then proceed along the regular route eastward along Macdonnell.

3 Waterloo / Fife

On Saturday, July 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Paisley Street / Yarmouth Street / Quebec Street and Norfolk Street, then detour:

northeastward along Yarmouth;
southeastward along Woolwich Street; and then
southward along Wyndham Street North, past St. George’s Square to Macdonnell Street, ending their trips.

Guelph Transit has already been detouring outbound buses since July 7 because of ongoing construction along Norfolk Street. On Saturday, July 18, outbound buses start their trips on Wyndham Street North at Macdonnell Street, then proceed:

northward along Wyndham North to Quebec Street (St. George’s Square),
resuming their regular detour route northward along Wyndham.

1 Woodlawn

On Saturday, July 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Wyndham Street North and Quebec Street (St. George’s Square), then continue southward along Wyndham North to Macdonnell Street, ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips on Wyndham Street North and Macdonnell Street, then proceed:

northward along Wyndham North to Quebec Street (St. George’s Square),
resuming their regular route northward along Wyndham.

4 York Road

On Saturday, July 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Wyndham Street North and Macdonnell Street, then detour:

eastward along Macdonnell Street to a stop east of Wyndham North, ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips on Wyndham Street South at Macdonnell Street; then operate along their regular route southward along Wyndham North.

You can see a map showing temporary stops at Macdonnell Street and Wyndham Street North here.


Halton Hills

See Georgetown


Hamilton

Canadian Football League action

On the evening of Saturday, July 18, you can ride any Hamilton Street Railway bus for free to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 6 p.m. — if you hold 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 much as three hours before game time and free of fare from the stadium until the end of service.

Four free Tiger-Cats Express shuttles will also speedily transport ticket-holders from four terminals across the city to the stadium and back again after the game is over. You can read the schedule for the July 18 shuttle service here. (.pdf)

Read Transit Toronto’s June 19 post for more details.


Markham

Main Street Markham CARnival

On Sunday, July 19, the Town of Markham will close Main Street between Highway 7 and Robinson Street to accommodate the Main Street Markham vintage and classic car show.

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

Toronto Transit Commission
102 Markham Road

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

From 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, 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.

York Region Transit
1 Highway 7

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, 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.


Milton

Cruisin’ on a Hot Summer’s Night

The Town of Milton will close Main Street between Brown Street and Millside Drive on Friday evening so that the Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area can host its annual classic car show.

GO Transit and Milton Transit are detouring bus services during the event.

GO Transit
21 Milton - Union
27 Milton - Finch via Highway 401

After 5 p.m. on Friday, July 17, westbound buses operate along their regular routes to Main and Ontario Streets, then end their trips at the regular GO bus stop on the north side of Main Street, east of Ontario Street.

Eastbound buses start their trips at the regular GO bus stop on the south side of Main Street, east of Ontario Street, then operate along their regular routes.

Milton Transit
2 Downtown

After 5 p.m. on Friday, July 17, buses operate along their regular route to Martin and Mill Streets, then detour:

westward along Mill Street; and then
southward along Bronte Street North to Main Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Bronte Street South.


Toronto

Toronto events include: Acura 10-Miler and 5K (July 19); Fusion of Taste Festival (July 18); Just for Laughs Festival (July 17, 18 and 19); and


Acura 10-Miler and 5K

The City of Toronto is closing Mill Street and other streets near the Distillery District on Sunday morning to accommodate the

The TTC is likely detouring bus service during the event.

72 Pape

(The TTC has not confirmed this detour.)

On Sunday, July 19 until 11 a.m., westbound buses operate along their regular route to Lake Shore Boulevard East and Cherry Street, then detour:

eastward along Lake Shore East; and then
northward along Parliament Street to Mill Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Parliament.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.


Fusion of Taste Festival

The City of Toronto is closing Albion Road between Islington Avenue and Thistledown Boulevard to accommodate the Albion Islington Square Business Area’s annual street fair on Saturday.

The TTC is detouring transit services during the event.

73 Royal York

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

On Saturday, July 19, from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. , southbound buses operate along their regular route to Islington Avenue and Albion Road, then detour:

southward along Islington; and then
eastward along Barker Avenue to Albion,
resuming their regular route southward along Albion.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.


Just for Laughs Festival

The organizers of the festival have asked the City of Toronto to close Yonge Street between Dundas and Queen Streets on Friday and Saturday evenings after 6 p.m. and on Sunday morning to accommodate the festival. Due to the ongoing labour disruption we can’t confirm whether the street is closing.

If it does close, the TTC is likely detouring bus service. During previous events that blocked Yonge Street near Yonge-Dundas Square, the TTC has used this detour.

320 Yonge (overnight)

Until 5 a.m. on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 and until 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge and Gerrard Streets, then detour:

westward along Gerrard Street West;
southward along Bay Street; and then
eastward along Adelaide Street West to Yonge,
resuming their regular route southward along Yonge.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge and Richmond Streets, then detour:

westward along Richmond Street West;
northward along Bay Street;
eastward along Gerrard Street West to Yonge,
resuming their regular route northward along Yonge.


Inbound buses travel toward downtown Guelph.

Outbound buses travel away from downtown Guelph.

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