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Weekend events affect service, August 13, 14, 15, 16



Special events in Barrie, Bowmanville (Clarington), Brampton, Courtice (Clarington), Dundas (Hamilton), Georgetown (Halton Hills), Markham and Toronto affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Barrie Transit10 Livingstone; 11 Bayfield; 12 Blake; 16 College; 13 Cundles East; 15 Letitia South; 18 St. Vincent; 20 RVH; 24 Edgehill; 28 East Hanmer; 30 Yonge; 31 Essa; 33 Innisdale; 34 Ardagh; 39 Hurst; 41 Allandale.

Brampton Transit2 Main.

GO Transit31 Guelph - Georgetown - Union, 68 Barrie - Newmarket, 90 Newcastle - Oshawa, 90A Bowmanville - Oshawa, 91 Newcastle - Oshawa express via Highway 401.

Hamilton Street Railway5 Delaware, 52 Dundas.

Toronto Transit Commission102 Markham Rd.

York Region TransitViva orange; 1 Highway 7.


The Thursday, August 13 event is: Dundas Cactus Festival.

The Friday, August 14 events are: Dundas Cactus Festival; Moonlight Madness.

The Saturday, August 15 events are: Barrie Caribfest Parade; Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; Dundas Cactus Festival; Georgetown Farmers Market; Moonlight Madness; The Rogers Cup.

The Sunday, August 16 events are: Kids of Steel — Courtice Triathalon; Markham Jazz Festival; The Rogers Cup.


Barrie

Barrie Caribfest Parade

The City of Barrie will close a number of streets in downtown Barrie on Saturday afternoon to accommodate the parade, including

  • Dunlop Streets West and East between Toronto Street and Fred Grant Square;
  • Fred Grant Square;
  • Lakeshore Drive between Toronto Street and Centennial Park;
  • Simcoe Streets East and West; and
  • Toronto Street South.

The parade will likely affect Barrie Transit and GO Transit service.

Barrie Transit
41 Allandale
34 Ardagh
11 Bayfield
12 Blake
16 College
13 Cundles East
28 East Hanmer
24 Edgehill
31 Essa
39 Hurst
33 Innisdale
15 Letitia South
10 Livingstone
20 RVH
18 St. Vincent
30 Yonge

From noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, the parade will pass through various streets surrounding the Downtown Barrie Transit Terminal. Passengers should expect detours and delays.

GO Transit
68 Barrie - Newmarket

From noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, the parade will pass through various streets surrounding the Downtown Barrie Transit Terminal. Passengers should expect detours and delays. A construction project on Burton Avenue also requires buses to detour along Lakeshore Drive.


Bowmanville

Moonlight Madness

The Municipality of Clarington is closing King Street East between Scugog and George Streets on Friday afternoon and evening to accommodate the Downtown Bowmanville Business Improvement Area’s annual event.

GO Transit is detouring buses during the event.

90A Bowmanville - Oshawa
90 Newcastle - Oshawa
91 Newcastle - Oshawa express via Highway 401

From 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14 until 12:30 a.m. on Saturday August 15, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street and Ontario Street, then detour:

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

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.


Brampton

Downtown Brampton Farmers Market

The City of Brampton is closing Main Street between John Street and Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane every Saturday morning until October 10 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, August 15, 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.

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


Clarington

See Bowmanville and Courtice.


Courtice

Kids of SteelCourtice Triathlon

The Municipality of Clarington is closing

  • Nash Road between Trulls and Courtice Roads and
  • Courtice Road between Nash Road and Durham Region Highway 2 / King Street on Sunday morning to accommodate the various races.

Durham Region Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

402 King

From 9 until 11:30 a.m., on Sunday, August 16, westbound buses start their trips at Trulls Road and Durham Region Highway 2 / King Street, then proceed along their regular route.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Trulls and Nash Roads, then detour:

southward along Trulls to Durham Region Highway 2 / King Street, where the buses end their trips.

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

DRT is already detouring buses operating along the 402 King route during construction elsewhere in Courtice.


Dundas

Dundas Cactus Festival

The City of Hamilton is closing King Streets East and West from York Road to Market Street and other streets in central Dundas on Thursday evening to accommodate the festival parade. It is also closing King Street West from Cross Street to Market Street on Friday evening, Saturday daytime and evening and Sunday daytime to accommodate the festival itself.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring bus services during the event.

5 Delaware

From 6:45 until 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, buses operate along their regular route to King and Napier Streets, then detour:

southward along Napier Street South;
eastward along Hatt Street;
northward along York Road; and then
eastward along Baldwin Street to West Street,
resuming their regular route southward along West.

From 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, buses operate along their regular route to King and Napier Streets, then detour:

southward along Napier Street South;
eastward along Hatt Street; and then
northward along York Street to King Street East / Cootes Drive,
resuming their regular route eastward along Cootes.

52 Dundas

From 6:45 until 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, buses operate along their regular route to West and Baldwin Streets, then detour:

westward along Baldwin;
southward along York Street; and then
westward along Hatt Street to Wellington Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Wellington South.

From 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, buses operate along their regular route to Cootes Drive and York Street, then detour:

southward along York;
westward along Hatt Street to Wellington Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Wellington South.

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


Georgetown

Georgetown Farmers Market

The Town of Halton Hills will close part of Main Street South Georgetown every Saturday morning until October 10 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 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 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.


Halton Hills

See Georgetown


Hamilton

See Dundas


Markham

Markham Jazz Festival

On Sunday, the Town of Markham is closing Main Street Markham between Highway 7 and Parkway Avenue to accommodate the 10th annual festival.

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

Toronto Transit Commission
102 Markham Rd

From 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, 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 reverse this routing.

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

York Region Transit
1 Highway 7

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, 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.


Toronto

The Rogers Cup

York University is closing Shoreham Drive between Murray Ross Parkway and Ian Macdonald Boulevard for one week to accommodate the women’s professional tennis tournament at the Rexall Centre.

York Region Transit is detouring bus services during the event.

Viva orange

From Saturday, August 15 until Sunday, August 23, eastbound buses operate along their regular routes to Jane Street and Steeles Avenue West, then detour:

eastward along Steeles; and then
southward along Northwest Gate to Ian Macdonald Boulevard,
resuming their regular route eastward along Ian Macdonald.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Ian Macdonald Boulevard and Founders Road, then detour:

northward along Founders; and then
westward along Steeles Avenue West to Jane Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Jane.

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