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Weekend events affect transit services, October 30 and 31

Special events affect transit services in Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton and Toronto tonight and tomorrow.

The events affect these routes:

GO Transit31 Guelph - Georgetown - Union.

Guelph TransitAll routes.

Hamilton Street RailwayAll routes, Tiger-Cats express shuttles.

Toronto Transit Commission94 Wellesley.

The Friday, October 30 event affecting transit services is: Ontario Hockey League action.

The Saturday, October 31 events affecting transit services are: Canadian Football League action, Church Wellesley Halloweek Halloween Party, Masquerade on Main Street.


Masquerade on Main Street

The Town of Halton Hills has closed part of Main Street South Georgetown on Saturday to accommodate the Georgetown Central Business Improvement Area’s annual children’s Hallowe’en party.

GO Transit is likely detouring bus service during the event.

31 Guelph - Georgetown - Union

(GO Transit has not confirmed the detour. this post describes how GO detoured buses during other events that closed Main Street South.)

From about 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, buses operating to and from Guelph remain on Highway 7 instead of traveling along Main Street South. Buses operating to and from Georgetown start and end their trips at the Georgetown GO Station and do not operate to downtown.

While Main Street South is closed, buses skip their regular stop at Main and Wesleyan Streets.


Ontario Hockey League action
All Guelph Transit routes

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus for free on Friday, October 30 to the Guelph Storm game against the Barrie Colts at 7:30 p.m. — if you have a valid ticket to the game. You can ride free of fare to and from the Sleeman Centre on Friday evening after 5 p.m. by simply showing the Guelph Transit driver your game ticket.

Halton Hills

See Georgetown


Canadian Football League action
All Hamilton Street Railway routes

On Saturday, October 31, you can ride any HSR bus for free to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Saskatchewan Rough Riders at 2 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.

Tiger-Cats Express shuttles

Four free HSR shuttle buses 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 Saturday’s shuttle service here. (.pdf)

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


Church Wellesley Halloweek Halloween Party

The City of Toronto is closing Church Street between Gloucester and Alexander Streets, including the intersection with Wellesley Street East, on Saturday evening and early Sunday mornng to accommodate the Church Wellesley Village Business Improvement Area ‘s annual street party.

The TTC is detouring buses during the event.

94 Wellesley

After 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Wellesley Street East and Jarvis Street, then detour:

southward along Jarvis;
westward along Carlton Street;
northward along Yonge Street;
eastward along Wellesley East; and then
northward into Wellesley Station bus terminal.

After buses drop off and pick up passengers inside the station terminal, they continue along their regular route westward along Wellesley.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop on Wellesley Street East at Church Street.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops on Wellesley Street East at Church and Jarvis Streets.