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Part 2 -- Peterborough and Durham Region: December 16
Unofficial transit guide to the Olympic Torch Relay



The Olympic flame is lighting up Peterborough County and Durham Region.

Transit passengers should expect delays or detours as the Olympic Torch Relay to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games leaves Peterborough and then passes through Orono, Newcastle, Bowmanville, Courtice and Oshawa in Durham Region on Wednesday, December 16.

The torch spends the night in Oshawa after the City hosts an evening celebration to welcome the torch and Olympic Torch shuttle buses carry celebrants to and from the event.


The Olympic Torch Relay affects these routes on December 16:

Durham Region Transit401 Simcoe, 402 King, 405 Central Park, 406 Dean, 407 Ritson, 410 Olive / Harmony, 411 Grandview, 412 Adelaide, 413 GO Shuttle, 419B GO via Stevenson, 420 Durham College / UOIT, 421 Townline, 501 Aspen Springs, 502 Liberty, 503 Wilmot Creek, 504 Orono / Newcastle, 915 Taunton, 916 Rossland, 950 Uxbridge / Port Perry / UOIT, Olympic Torch shuttle.

GO Transit52 Oshawa - York U, 88 Peterborough - Oshawa, 90 Newcastle - Oshawa, 90A Bowmanville - Oshawa, 93 Durham College / UOIT - Scarborough, 94 Oshawa - Yorkdale via Highway 2, 95 Oshawa - Finch via Highway 2 express.

Peterborough Transit1 George North, 9 Nicholls Park, 11 Ashburnham, Trent University East Bank express, Trent University West Bank express.


Bowmanville

After the torch leaves Newcastle, it arrives in Bowmanville.

The Region of Durham, the Durham Regional Police Service and the Municipality of Clarington will temporarily close and then re-open streets to traffic to protect the safety of the torchbearers and their companions.

The torch starts its journey through Bowmanville on King Street East at Mearns Avenue around 2:44 p.m., then proceeds:

westward along King Streets East and West;
northward along Clarington Boulevard to Uptown Avenue;
southward along Clarington; and then
westward along King West to Boswell Drive,
arriving at about 3:52 p.m.

The Olympic Torch Relay affects Durham Region Transit and GO Transit service in Bowmanville.

Durham Region Transit
501 Aspen Springs

From about 2:30 until 4 p.m., passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Streets East and West between Scugog Street and Boswell Drive.

Around 3:11 p.m. passengers should also expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Clarington Boulevard at Uptown Avenue.

502 Liberty

From about 2:30 until 4 p.m., passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along King Street East at Liberty Street and along King Street East between Mearns and Simpson Avenues.

504 Orono / Newcastle

DRT buses do not operate along this route on Wednesdays.

503 Wilmot Creek

Passengers on the eastbound bus that leaves the Clarington Centre at 3:40 p.m. should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Streets East and West between Scugog Street and Clarington Boulevard.

GO Transit
90 Newcastle - Oshawa

From about 2:30 until 4 p.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Streets East and West between Mearns Avenue and Boswell Drive.

The Olympic Torch Relay also affects service along this route in Courtice, Newcastle, Oshawa.

After the torch leaves Bowmanville, it heads to Courtice.


Clarington

See Bowmanville, Courtice, Newcastle and Orono.


Courtice

After the torch leaves Bowmanville, it arrives in Courtice.

The Region of Durham, the Durham Regional Police Service and the Municipality of Clarington will temporarily close and then re-open streets to traffic to protect the safety of the torchbearers and their companions.

The torch starts its journey through Courtice on King Street East at Tullis Road around 3:57 p.m., then proceeds:

Westward along King Street to Townline Road, arriving at about 4:15 p.m.

The Olympic Torch Relay affects Durham Region Transit and GO Transit service in Bowmanville.

Durham Region Transit
402 King

From about 3:45 until 4:30 p.m., westbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Street between Tullis and Townline Roads.

Eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along King Street at Townline Road.

The Olympic Torch Relay also affects service along this route as it passes through Oshawa.

421 Townline

From about 3:45 until 4:30 p.m., westbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Street between Prestonvale and Townline Roads.

Eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Street between Tullis and Varcoe Roads.

The Olympic Torch Relay also affects service along this route as it passes through Oshawa.

GO Transit
90 Newcastle - Oshawa

From about 3:45 until 4:30 p.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Street between Tullis and Townline Roads.

The Olympic Torch Relay also affects service along this route in Bowmanville, Newcastle and Oshawa.

After the torch leaves Courtice, it heads to Oshawa.


Newcastle

After the torch leaves Orono, it arrives in Newcastle.

The Region of Durham, the Durham Regional Police Service and the Municipality of Clarington will temporarily close and then re-open streets to traffic to protect the safety of the torchbearers and their companions.

The torch starts its journey through Newcastle on Manvers Road at Munroe Street West around 2:06 p.m., then proceeds:

southward along Manvers and Mill Street North;
eastward along King Street East;
southward along Brookhouse Drive;
westward along Edward Street East;
southward along Beaver Street South;
westward along Robert Street East;
northward along Mill South; and then
westward along King West to east of Given Road,
arriving at about 2:38 p.m.

The Olympic Torch Relay affects GO Transit service in Newcastle. It does not affect Durham Region Transit service.

Durham Region Transit
504 Orono / Newcastle

DRT buses do not operate along this route on Wednesdays.

GO Transit

90 Newcastle - Oshawa

From about 1:45 until 2:45 p.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Streets East and West between Arthur Street / Brookhouse Drive and Given Road.

The Olympic Torch Relay also affects service along this route in Bowmanville, Courtice, Oshawa.

After the torch leaves Newcastle, it heads to Bowmanville.


Orono

After the torch leaves the City of Kawartha Lakes, it arrives in Orono.

The Durham Regional Police Service and the Municipality of Clarington will temporarily close and then re-open streets to traffic to protect the safety of the torchbearers and their companions.

The torch starts its journey through Orono on Mill Street at Mill Lane around 1:43 p.m., then proceeds:

southward along Mill Street; and then
southward along Main Street to Summerville Drive,
arriving at about 1:59 p.m.

The Olympic Torch Relay affects GO Transit service in Newcastle. It does not affect Durham Region Transit service.

Durham Region Transit
504 Orono / Newcastle

DRT buses do not operate along this route on Wednesdays.

GO Transit

88 Peterborough - Oshawa

Buses remain on Highways 35 and 115 and do not enter the village of Orono, however the Olympic Torch convoy between Lindsay and Orono may delay the southbound bus that leaves Trent University in Peterborough at 12:50 p.m.

After the torch leaves Orono, it heads to Newcastle.


Oshawa

After the torch leaves Courtice, it arrives in Oshawa.

Oshawa’s celebration to welcome the torch takes place at the General Motors Centre and the City of Oshawa is closing streets around the Centre from 1 until 9 p.m. It’s closing:

  • Athol Street East between Albert and Drew Streets,
  • Charles Street between King Street East and Bruce Street and
  • Mary Street South between King and Athol Streets East.

The Region of Durham, the Durham Regional Police Service and the City of Oshawa will also temporarily close and then re-open streets to traffic to protect the safety of the torchbearers and their companions.

The torch enters the city across the boundary between Clarington and Oshawa (King Street East and Townline Road), arriving at 4:15 p.m., then proceeds:

westward along King Street East;
northward along Harmony Road North;
westward along Taunton Road East;
northward along Ritson Road North;
westward along Conlin Road;
southward along Simcoe Street North;
westward along Adelaide Avenue West;
southward along Centre Streets North and South;
eastward along Metcalfe Street;
northward along Simcoe Street North;
eastward along King Street East; and then
southward along Mary Street South to the General Motors Centre, arriving at about 7 p.m.

The Olympic Torch Relay affects Durham Region Transit and GO Transit service in Oshawa.

Durham Region Transit

412 Adelaide

From about 4 until 4:30 p.m., westbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Street East between Townline Road and Athabaska Drive.

Eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along King Street East at Townline Road.

From about 6:30 until 7 p.m. west- and eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Adelaide Avenue West between Simcoe and Centre Streets North.

405 Central Park

From about 4:45 until 5:30 p.m., southbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Taunton Road East at Wilson Road North.

Northbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Taunton Road East between Harmony and Ritson Roads North.

From about 6:30 until 7 p.m., southbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Centre Street North at Bond Street West.

Northbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Street East between Simcoe and Mary Streets.

406 Dean

From about 6:30 until 7 p.m. southbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Centre Street South between King Street West and Metcalfe Street.

Northbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Simcoe Street South between Metcalfe and King Streets.

420 Durham College / UOIT

From about 5:45 until 6:30 p.m., passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Simcoe Street North between Durham College / University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Rossland Road.

413 GO Shuttle

From about 6:30 until 7 p.m. westbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Centre Street South between King Street West and Metcalfe Street.

Eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Simcoe Street South between Metcalfe and King Streets.

419B GO via Stevenson

From about 5:45 until 6:30 p.m., passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Simcoe Street North between Durham College / University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Rossland Road.

411 Grandview

(DRT has confirmed this detour.)

From about 1 until 9 p.m., westbound buses operate along their regular route to Ritson Road South and Athol Street East, then detour:

northward along Ritson Roads South and North; and then
westward along Bond Street East to Mary Street North,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond East.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Mary Street, then detour:

eastward along King East; and then
southward along Ritson Road South to Athol Street East,
resuming their regular route southward along Ritson South.

From about 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., westbound passengers should also expect delays as the torch passes along Centre Street North at Bond Street West.

Eastbound passengers should expect further detours or delays as the torch passes along King Street East between Simcoe and Mary Streets.

402 King

From about 4 until 4:45 p.m, west- and eastbound passengers should expect delays or detours as the torch passes along King Street East between Townline and Harmony Roads.

From about 6:30 until 7 p.m., westbound passengers should also expect delays at as the torch passes along Centre Street North at Bond Street West.

Eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Centre Street at King Street West and detours or delays as the torch passes along King Street East between Simcoe and Mary Streets.

The Olympic Torch Relay also affects service along this route as it passes through Courtice.

410 Olive / Harmony

From about 4 until 5 p.m., north- and southbound passengers should expect delays or detours as the torch passes along Harmony Road North between King Street East and Glebe Avenue and between Beatrice Street East and Taunton Road East.

Olympic Torch shuttle

Spectators can park for free at the Civic Auditorium on Thornton Road South at King Street West and ride shuttle buses to the General Motors Centre. Standard DRT and DRT Specialized Services buses carry passengers starting at 4 p.m. The last shuttle from the GM Centre to the Auditorium leaves Albert Street at Athol Street East at 9 p.m.

407 Ritson

From about 5 until 5:30 p.m., southbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Ritson Road North between Taunton Road East and Coldstream Drive.

Northbound passengers should expext detours or delays as the torch passes along Taunton Road East between Harmony and Ritson Roads North.

From about 6:30 until 7 p.m., southbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Centre Street South between Brock and Bond Streets West.

916 Rossland

From about 4:45 until 6:30 p.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Taunton Road East between Harmony and Ritson Roads North, Ritson North between Taunton and Conlin Roads East, Conlin East between Ritson North and Simcoe Street North and Simcoe North between Conlin and Durham College / UOIT.

401 Simcoe

From about 5:45 until 7 p.m., southbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Simcoe Street North between Durham College / University of Ontario Insitute of Technology and Adelaide Avenue and along **Centre Streets North and South between Brock Street West and Metcalfe Street.

Northbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Simcoe Street North between Durham College / University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Adelaide Avenue and between Metcalfe and King Streets.

915 Taunton

From about 5:45 until 6:30 p.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Simcoe Street North between Durham College / University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Taunton Road.

421 Townline

From about 4 until 4:30 p.m., north- and southbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along King Street East at Townline Road.

From about 4:45 until 5:15 p.m., north- and southbound passengers should also expect delays as the torch passes the intersection of Harmony Road North and Taunton Road East.

The Olympic Torch Relay also affects service along this route as it passes through Courtice.

950 Uxbridge / Port Perry / UOIT

From about 5:45 until 6:30 p.m., south- and northbound passengers should expect delays or detours as the torch passes along Simcoe Street North between Conlin Road and Durham College / University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

GO Transit
90A Bowmanville - Oshawa

From about 4 until 4:30 p.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Street East between Townline and Harmony Roads.

From about 6:30 until 7 p.m., westbound passengers should also expect delays as the torch passes along Centre Street North at Bond Street West.

Eastbound passengers should also expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Street East between Simcoe and Mary Streets.

93 Durham College / UOIT - Scarborough

From about 5:45 until 6:30 p.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Simcoe Street North between Durham College / University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Taunton Road.

90 Newcastle - Oshawa

From about 4 until 4:30 p.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Street East between Townline and Harmony Roads.

From about 6:30 until 7 p.m., westbound passengers should also expect delays as the torch passes along Centre Street North at Bond Street West.

Eastbound passengers should also expect detours or delays as the torch passes along King Street East between Simcoe and Mary Streets.

The Olympic Torch Relay also affects service along this route in Bowmanville, Courtice and Newcastle.

95 Oshawa - Finch via Highway 2 express

From about 6:30 until 7 p.m., westbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Centre Street North at Bond Street West.

94 Oshawa - Yorkdale via Highway 2

From about 6:30 until 7 p.m., westbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Simcoe Street South between Metcalfe and King Streets.

Westbound passengers should also expect delays as the torch passes along Centre Street North at Bond Street West.

Eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Centre Street South between King Street West and Metcalfe Street.

52 Oshawa - York U

From about 5:45 until 7 p.m., east- and westbound passengers should expect detours and delays as the torch passes along Simcoe Street North between Conlin Road and Adelaide Avenue.

From about 6:30 until 7 p.m., westbound passengers should also expect detours and delays as the torch passes along Centre Street North between Bond and King Streets West.

Eastbound passengers should also expect detours and delays as the torch passes along Centre Street North between Brock and Bond Streets West.


Peterborough

As the torch proceeds through the Peterborough, the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service and the City of Peterborough will temporarily close and then re-open streets to protect the safety of the torch-bearers and their companions.

The Olympic Torch Relay starts at Rogers Cover Park at 7 a.m. and proceeds:

westward along Maria Street;
northward along Mark Street;
westward along Robinson Street;
northward along Burnham Street;;
westward along Hunter Streets East and West; and then
northward along Water Street to Marina Drive, arriving at about 7:41 a.m.

The relay affects GO Transit and Peterborough Transit services as it passes through Peterborough.

GO Transit
88 Peterborough - Oshawa

Passengers traveling on the southbound bus that leaves Trent University’s Peter Gzowski College at 7:05 a.m. should expect detours or delays as the bus travels along Water Street between George Street North and Marina Boulevard.

Peterborough Transit
11 Ashburnham

From about 6:45 a.m. until 7:30 a.m., inbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Hunter Streets East and West between Burnham and Queen Streets.

Outbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Hunter Streets East and West between Burnham and Water Streets.

1 George North

From about 7 until 7:45 a.m., inbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Water Street between George Street North and Marina Boulevard.

Outbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Water Street between Hunter Street West and Marina Boulevard.

9 Nichols Park

From about 6:45 until 7:30 a.m., inbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Hunter Streets East and West between Burnham and Queen Streets.

Outbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Maria Street between Rogers Cove Park and Mark Street and along Hunter Streets East and West between Burnham and Water Streets.

Trent University East Bank express

From about 7 until 7:45 a.m., inbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes Water Street at Parkhill Road West.

Outbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Water Street between Hunter Street West and Parkhill Road West.

Trent University West Bank express

From about 7 until 7:45 a.m., inbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Water Street between George Street North and Marina Boulevard.

Outbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Water Street between Parkhill Road West and Marina Boulevard.

After the torch leaves Peterborough, it heads for Lakefield and Curve Lake in Peterborough County, Omemee and Lindsay in the City of Kawartha Lakes and then to Orono in Durham Region.


Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.