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Weekend events affect transit services, December 4, 5, 6



Update — 3:19 p.m.: this post now details GO Transit detours during the Peterborough Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade.


Santa Claus Parades and other events in Bowmanville (Clarington), Burlington, Jackson’s Point (Georgina), Long Branch (Toronto), New Toronto (Toronto), Pickering, Sutton (Georgina), Stoney Creek (Hamilton), Stouffville, Toronto, Unionville (Markham) and Whitby affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Burlington Transit2 Brant, 3 Guelph Line, 10 New - Maple

Durham Region Transit108 Village East, 122 Village East / Brock, 181 Liverpool / Finch / Highway 2 / Glendale / Maple Ridge, 183 Amberlea, 302 Brock - Brooklin, 306 Dundas / Whiteoaks - Oshawa Centre.

GO Transit69 Beaverton / Sutton - Newmarket, 71 Uxbridge / Stouffville - Union, 81 Beaverton / Port Perry - Whitby, 88 Peterborough - Oshawa; 90 Newcastle - Oshawa, 94 Oshawa - Yorkdale via Highway 2.

Hamilton Street Railway5 Delaware, 5B Main West, 11 Parkdale, 58 Stoney Creek local.

Peterborough Transit1 George North; 9 Nicholls Park, 10 Collison, 11 Ashburnham.

Toronto Transit Commission6 Bay; 44 Kipling South, 110 Islington South, 501 Queen.

York Region Transit40 Unionville Local; 202 Unionville GO Shuttle; 302 Unionville Express.


The Friday, December 4 events affecting transit service are: Celebrate Winter! Christmas Tree-Lighting; Moonlight Magic; Unionville Olde Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Parade.

The Saturday, December 5 events affecting transit service are: Cavalcade of Lights; Etobicoke - Lakeshore Christmas Parade; JVC Whitby Santa Claus Parade; Kinsmen Club Stouffville Santa Claus Parade; Peterborough Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade; Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade; Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights.

The Sunday, December 6 event affecting transit service is: Burlington Christmas Parade.


Bowmanville

Moonlight Magic and Christmas Tree-Lighting

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing

  • King Street East Bowmanville

on Friday evening to accommodate the Bowmanville Business Improvement Association’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

90 Newcastle - Oshawa

(GO has confirmed the detour.)

From about 6 p.m. until midnight on Friday, December 4, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Ontario Street, then detour:

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

Westbound buses skip their regular stops on King Street East between Ontario and Scugog Streets.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops on King Street East between Scugog and Ontario Streets.


Burlington

Burlington Christmas Parade

The City of Burlington is closing

  • Brant Street between James and Caroline Streets,
  • Guelph Line between Burlington Mall and New Street,
  • James Street between Martha and Brant Streets,
  • Martha Street between New and James Streets and
  • New Street between Guelph Line and Martha Street

on Sunday afternoon to accommodate the annual event.

Burlington Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway are detouring bus services during the event.

Burlington Transit
2 Brant

(Burlington Transit has confirmed the detour.)

From about 1 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Burlington GO Station, then proceed:

westward along Fairview Street;
southward along Maple Avenue;
eastward along Lakeshore Road;
northward along Elizabeth Street; and then
westward through the bus parking lot into the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

3 Guelph

(Burlington Transit has confirmed the detour.)

From about 1 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, *southbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Line and Fairview Street, then detour:

eastward along Fairview;
southward along Cumberland Avenue;
westward along New Street;
southward along Rossmore Boulevard;
westward along Lakeshore Road; and then
northward along John Street into the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

10 New - Maple

(Burlington Transit has confirmed the detour.)

From about 1 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, eastbound buses start their trips at the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

eastward through the bus parking lot;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
eastward along Lakeshore Road; and then
northward along Rossmore Boulevard to New Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along New.

Westbound buses reverse this routing.

Hamilton Street Railway
11 Parkdale

(The HSR has not confirmed this detour.)

Northbound (Burlington-bound) buses operate along their regular route.

From about 1 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, southbound (Hamilton-bound) buses start their trips at the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal, as usual, but proceed:

eastward through the bus parking lot to Elizabeth Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Elizabeth.

Buses serve all regular stops.


Clarington

See Bowmanville


Etobicoke

See Long Branch and New Toronto


Georgina

See Jackson’s Point and Sutton.


Hamilton

See Stoney Creek


Jackson’s Point and Sutton

Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights

The Region of York and the Town of Georgina are closing

  • Dalton Road between Lake Drive East in Jackson’s Point and High Street Sutton and
  • High Street Sutton between Dalton Road and Burke Street

on Saturday evening to accommodate the 12th annual event.

GO Transit is detouring buses during the event.

69 Beaverton / Sutton - Union

(GO has confirmed the detour.)

From about 5 until 8 p.m., on Saturday, December 5, westbound buses start their trips at Dalton and Baseline Roads, then proceed:

westward along Baseline; and then
northward along Kennedy Road to Metro Road,
resuming their regular route westward along Metro.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops along High Street between Burke Street and Dalton Road, Dalton between High and Metro Road and Metro between Dalton and Kennedy Roads.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops along Metro Road between Kennedy and Dalton Road, Dalton between Metro and High Street and High between Dalton and Burke Street.


Long Branch and New Toronto

Etobicoke - Lakeshore Christmas Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West between Dwight Avenue and Thirty-Sixth Street,

on Saturday to accommodate the Lakeshore Village and Long Branch Business Improvement Areas’ 19th annual Santa Claus Parade.

The TTC is detouring transit services during the event.

110 Islington South

(The TTC has confirmed the detour.)

From about 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 5, southbound buses will operate along their regular route to Islington Avenue and Birmingham Street, ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop on Islington Avenue at Lake Shore Boulevard West, on Lake Shore West at Tenth Street and on Twelfth Street north of Lake Shore.

Northbound buses start their trips at Islington Avenue and Birmingham Street, then proceed:

westward along Birmingham;
northward along Eighth Street; and then
eastward along New Toronto Street to Islington Avenue;
resuming their regular route northward along Islington.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops on Twelfth Street north of Lake Shore Boulevard West, on Garnett James Road east of Twelfth and at Coin Street, on Ninth Street at Birmingham Street and on Birmingham at Eighth.

44 Kipling South

(The TTC has confirmed the detour.)

From about 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 5, buses start and end their trips at Kipling streetcar loop, north of Lake Shore Boulevard West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops on Kipling Avenue at Lake Shore Boulevard West, on Colonel Smith Drive, south of Lake Shore West and at Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus Building M and at the Kipling bus loop.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops at the Kipling bus loop, Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus Building M and on Kipling Avenue north of Lake Shore Boulevard West.

501 Queen

From about 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 5, streetcars start and end their trips at Humber Loop.

The TTC is replacing streetcars with buses west of the Humber.

Streetcars do not serve regular stops along Lake Shore Boulevard West between Humber and Long Branch Loops.

The Cavalcade of Lights in downtown Toronto may also affect service along this route.

501 Queen shuttle buses

(The TTC has confirmed the detour.)

From about 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 5, the TTC will replace streetcars with buses west of Humber Loop.

Eastbound buses start their trips at Long Branch Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West;
northward along Brown’s Line;
eastward along Horner Avenue;
southward along Kipling Avenue;
eastward along New Toronto and Struthers Streets;
southward along Royal York Road;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West;
northward along Park Lawn Road; and then
westward along the Queensway to the Humber Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses start their trips at the Humber Loop, then proceed:

westward along the Queensway;
southward along Park Lawn Road;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard West;
northward along Royal York Road;
westward along Struthers and New Toronto Streets;
northward along Kipling Avenue;
westward along Horner Avenue;
southward along Brown’s Line; and then
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard West to Long Branch Loop,
ending their trips.

Buses serve temporary stops along Lake Shore Boulevard West between Humber and Long Branch Loops.


Markham

See Unionville


New Toronto

See Long Branch


Peterborough

Peterborough Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade

The City of Peterborough is closing

  • George Streets North and South between McDonnell Street and Lansdowne Avenue

to accommodate the Kinsmen’s Club of Peterborough’s annual parade.

GO Transit and Peterborough Transit are likely detouring bus services during the event.

GO Transit
88 Peterborough - Oshawa

From 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to George Street South and Parkhill Road West, then detour:

westward along Parkhill West;
southward along Aylmer Street North, stopping at a temporary stop on Aylmer North at Simcoe Street; and then
southward along Aylmer to Charlotte Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Charlotte.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop at the Downtown Peterborough Terminal.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Charlotte Street at Aylmer Street North, then detour:

northward along Aylmer North, stopping at a temporary stop on Aylmer at Simcoe Street; and then
eastward along Parkhill Road West to Water Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Water.

Southbound buses skip their stop at the Downtown Peterborough Terminal.

Peterborough Transit
11 Ashburnham
10 Collison
1 George North
9 Nicholls Park

From about 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, passengers should expect detours and delays in downtown Peterborough.


Pickering

Celebrate Winter! Christmas Tree-Lighting

The City of Pickering is closing

  • The Esplanade North from 4:30 until 11 p.m. on Friday and
  • The Esplanade South from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday

to accommodate the event.

Durham Region Transit will detour likely bus services during the event.

183 Amberlea

(DRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how DRT detoured buses in previous years during this event.)

After 8:20 p.m. on Friday, December 4, buses operate along their regular route to Glenanna Drive and The Esplanade South, then detour:

southward along Glenanna;
eastward along Pickering Parkway; and then
northward along Valley Farm Road to The Esplanade South,
resuming their regular route northward along Valley Farm.

181 Liverpool / Finch / Highway 2 / Glendale / Maple Ridge

(DRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how DRT detoured buses in previous years during this event.)

After 8:17 p.m. on Friday, December 4, buses leaving the Pickering Town Centre at 17 minutes after the hour operate along their regular route to Glenanna Drive and The Esplanade South, then detour:

southward along Glenanna;
eastward along Pickering Parkway; and then
northward along Valley Farm Road to The Esplanade South,
resuming their regular route northward along Valley Farm.

108 Village East

(DRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how DRT detoured buses in previous years during this event.)

During rush hours on Friday, December 4, buses operate along their regular route to Liverpool Road South and Pickering Parkway, then detour:

northward along Liverpool;
eastward along Kingston Road (Highway 2);
southward along Glenanna Drive; and then
eastward along Pickering Parkway to Valley Farm Road,
resuming their regular route eastward along Pickering.

122 Village East / Brock

(DRT has not confirmed detours. this post describes how DRT detoured buses in previous years during this event.)

From about 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., inbound buses operate along their regular route to Kingston Road (Highway 2) and Valley Farm Road, then detour:

westward along Kingston; and then
southward along Glenanna Drive to The Esplanade North,
resuming their regular route southward along Glenanna.

Outbound buses start their trips at Glenanna Drive and The Esplanade South, then proceed:

southward along Glenanna; and then
eastward along Pickering Parkway to Valley Farm Road,
resuming their regular route eastward along Pickering.


Stoney Creek

Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • King Streets East and West Stoney Creek between Gray’s Road and Community Park

on Saturday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

The Hamilton Street Railway is likely detouring bus service during the event, but has not announced detour routes.

5 Delaware

(The HSR has confirmed this detour.)

From about 1:30 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, buses operate along their regular route to King Street East Hamilton and Centennial Parkway South, then detour:

northward along Centennial South; and then
westward along Queenston Road to Eastgate Terminal,
ending their trips.

Buses skip their regular stops on King Streets West and East Stoney Creek oppoiste Faircourt Drive, at Battlefield Drive, Walker Avenue, Lake Avenue and on Jones Avenue, west of Mountain Avenue and at King East.

5B Main West

(The HSR has confirmed this detour.)

From about 1:30 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, buses start their trips at Eastgate Terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Queenston Road; and then southward along Centennial Parkway South to King Street,
resuming their regular route westward along King Street East Hamilton.

Buses skip their regular stops on King Streets West and East Stoney Creek at Mountain and Lake Avenues and Village Green Boulevard, opposite Battlefield Drive and at Faircourt Drive.

58 Stoney Creek local

(The HSR has not confirmed this detour. this post describes how it detoured buses in 2008 during this parade.)

From about 1:30 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, westbound buses operate on their regular route to King Street East and Stoney Brook Drive, then detour:

northward along Stoney Brook and Gateshead Crescent; and then
westward along Queenston Road to Eastgate Terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops on King Streets East and West Stoney Creek at Gray’s Road South, Dawson Avenue, Manor Place, west of Jones Street, at Mountain and Lake Avenues and Village Green Boulevard, opposite Battlefield Drive and at Faircourt Drive and on Centennial Parkway South opposite Orlanda Drive, at Glenview Drive, north of Felker and Neil Avenues.

Eastbound buses reverse the routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops on Centennial Parkway South at Neil Avenue, opposite Felker Avenue, at Pleasant Avenue and Orlanda Drive, on King Streets West and East Stoney Creek oppoiste Faircourt Drive, at Battlefield Drive, Walker Avenue, Lake and Mountain Avenues, New Mountain Road, Lorna and Bonita Drives, Gray’s Road South and Stoney Brook Drive.


Stouffville

Kinsmen Club Stouffville Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Whitchurch - Stouffville is closing

  • Main Street Stouffville between Tenth Line and Palmwood Gate and
  • Tenth Line between North and Main Streets

on Saturday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is deoturing buses during the event.

71 Uxbridge / Stouffville - Union

(GO has confirmed the detour.)

From about 1 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, *southbound buses operate along their regular route to Lincolnville GO Station, then detour:

eastward along Betheseda Road;
southward along the York - Durham Line (Regional Road 30);
westward along 19th Avenue;
northward along Tenth Line; and then
westward along Hoover Park Drive to Highway 48,
resuming their regular route southward along Highway 48.

Southbound buses skip all stops on Tenth Line between Bethesda Road and Main Street Stouffville, on Main between Tenth Line and Highway 48 and on Highway 48 between Main and 19th Avenue.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

Northbound buses skip all stops on Highway 48 between 19th Avenue and Main Street Stouffville, on Main between Highway 48 and Tenth Line and on Tenth Line between Main and Bethesda Road.

Although York Region Transit buses do not operate in Stouffville on Saturdays, YRT’s Viva holiday bus, a 40-foot Winter Wonderland float, will appear during the parade to collect new mittens, hats and gloves from parade-goers. YRT is donating your gifts to three charitable organizations in York Region: Blue Door Shelters, Inn From The Cold Inc. and Street Outreach.


Sutton

See Jackson’s Point


Toronto

Also see Long Branch or New Toronto


Cavalcade of Lights

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Bay Street between Dundas and Queen Streets West

on Saturday evening to accommodate the fireworks display at Nathan Phillips Square.

The TTC is detouring buses during the event.

6 Bay

(The TTC has confirmed the detour.)

From 7 until 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Dundas Street West, then detour:

westward along Dundas West;
southward along University Avenue; and then
eastward along Adelaide Street West to Bay,
resuming their regular route southward along Bay.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops on Bay Street at Hagerman and Albert Streets, at Queen Street West, south of Richmond Street West and at Adelaide Street West.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Richmond Street West, then detour:

westward along Richmond West,
northward along University Avenue; and then
eastward along Dundas Street West to Bay,
resuming their regular route northward along Bay.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops on Bay Street at Queen Street West, Albert and Hagerman Streets and Dundas Street West.

501 Queen

From 7 until 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, passengers should expect delays when streetcars pass along Queen Street West at Bay Street. A large number of people, including families with children, attend this event.

The Etobicoke - Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade also affects service along this route.


Unionville

Unionville Olde Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Parade

The Town of Markham is closing

  • Carlton Road between Pomander and Concession Roads,
  • Fred Varley Drive between E.J. Lennox Way and Main Street Unionville and
  • Main Street Unionville between Library Lane and Euclid Street

on Friday evening to accommodate the Main Street Unionville Business Improvement Area’s annual parade.

York Region Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

302 Unionville express

(YRT has confirmed the detour.)

The buses that leave Finch Terminal at 5:40 and 6:15 p.m. on Friday, December 4, buses operate along their regular route to Carlton Road and Fred Varley Drive, then detour:

southward along Fred Varley to Kreighoff Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Kreighoff.

Buses skip their regular stops on Carlton Road at McKay Crescent (west), opposite Pennock Crescent, at McKay (east), Pomander Road, Main Street Unionville, on Main at Fred Varley, on Fred Varley at Fonthill Boulevard, Aldona Drive, Sciberras Road and Krieghoff Avenue.

202 Unionville GO shuttle

(YRT has confirmed the detour.)

The buses that leave Unionville GO Station at 6:03, 6:43 and 7:10 p.m. on Friday, December 4, operate along their regular route to Main Street Unionville and Highway 7, then detour:

westward along Highway 7;
northward along Sciberras Road; and then
west- and northward along Fred Varley Drive to Carlton Road,
resuming their regular route westward along Carlton.

Buses skip their regular stops on Main Street Unionville opposite Station Lane and Fred Varley Drive and on Carlton Road opposite Pomander Road and McKay Crescent (east), at Pennock Crescent (east and west) and Millstone Court.

41 Unionville local

(YRT has confirmed the detour.)

From 6 until about 8 p.m. on Friday, December 4, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Carlton and Kennedy Roads, then detour:

southward along Kennedy;
westward along Highway 7;
northward along Sciberras Road; and then
west- and northward along Fred Varley Drive to Carlton,
resuming their regular route westward along Carlton.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops on Carlton Road opposite Old Ivy Lane, at Main Street Unionville, opposite Pomander Road and McKay Crescent (east), at Pennock Crescent (east and west) and Millstone Court.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Carlton Road and Fred Varley Drive, then detour:

southward along Fred Varley;
westward along Kreighoff Avenue;
southward along Village Parkway;
eastward along Highway 7; and then
northward along Kennedy Road to Carlton,
resuming their regular route eastward along Carlton.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops on Carlton Road at McKay Crescent (west), opposite Pennock Crescent, at McKay (east), Pomander Road, Main Street Unionville, Stanford and Kennedy Roads.


Whitby

JCI Whitby Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Town of Whitby are closing

  • Brock Streets North and South between Manning Road and Burns Street
    • Dundas Streets East and West between Hickory and Cochrane Streets.

on Saturday morning to accommodate JCI Whitby’s annual Santa Claus Parade.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit are detouring buses during the event.

DRT
302 Brock - Brooklin

(DRT has confirmed the detour.)

From about 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 5 ,southbound buses operate along their regular route to Brock Street North and Manning Road, then detour:

eastward along Manning;
southward along Garden Streets North and South; and then
westward along Consumers Drive to Brock Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Brock.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

306 Dundas / White Oaks / Oshawa Centre

(DRT has confirmed the detours.)

From about 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 5, DRT operates the route in two parts.

In the west end, westbound buses start their trips at Dundas Street West and Bell Drive, then proceed:

southward along Bell;
westward along Michael Boulevard;
northward along Jeffrey Street; and then
westward along Dundas West to White Oaks Court,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and Bell Drive, ending their trips.

In the east end, westbound buses operate along their regular routes to Dundas Street East and Hickory Street, ending their trips.

Eastbound buses start their trips at Dundas Street East and Hickory Street then proceed:

southward along Hickory South;
eastward along Dunlop Street East; and then
northward along Reynolds Street to Dundas East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Dundas.

GO Transit
81 Beaverton / Port Perry - Whitby

(GO has confirmed the detour.)

The northbound bus leaving Whitby GO Station at 10:06 a.m. on Saturday, December 5 may proceed from the station:

northward along Brock Street South;
eastward along Consumers Drive;
northward along Garden Streets South and North; and then
westward along Rossland Road East to Brock North,
resuming its regular route northward along Brock.

Buses skip their regular stops along Brock Streets South and North between the Whitby GO Station and Rossland Road.

The parade should not affect buses operating on other trips along the route.

94 Oshawa - Yorkdale via Highway 2

(GO has confirmed this detour.)

From about 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 5, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street East and Garden Street, then detour:

northward along Garden Street North;
westward along Rossland Roads East and West;
southward along Cochrane Street North;
westward along Bonaccord Avenue; and then
southward along McQuay Boulevard to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops on Dundas Streets East and West between Garden Street and McQuay Boulevard.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops on Dundas Streets West and East between Jeffrey and Garden Streets.


Inbound buses travel toward the Pickering Town Centre.

Outbound buses travel away from the Pickering Town Centre.

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