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Weekend event affects transit service, December 19



Olympic Torch Relay celebrations tonight, tomorrow and Sunday are not the only events to affect transit services this weekend. The Cavalcade of Lights in downtown Toronto also takes place on Saturday evening.


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 19, 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 19, 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.

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