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Weekend events affect transit services, March 4 and 6



A sure sign that spring is just around the corner is the return of Transit Toronto’s regular “Weekend events affect transit services” posts.

Road races, street festivals, farmers’ markets, parades and other events block roadways throughout the Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe areas most weekends from now until the end of April and every weekend after that until mid-December. The events regularly result in detours for transit services and Transit Toronto plans to alert readers about how the various activities affect your ride through the area, whenever they occur.

This weekend, the annual road walk and run in Burlington and the regular Friday-evening home hockey game in Guelph affect local transit services… (And next weekend, the first two Toronto street events of the year — both on Sunday, March 13 — mean detours for TTC buses. You’ll just have to wait for next week’s “Weekend events…” post to learn more!)


The events affect service along these routes:

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

Guelph TransitAll routes.

Hamilton Street Railway11 Parkdale.

Oakville Transit14 Lakeshore West.


The Friday, March 4 event affecting transit services is: an Ontario Hockey League game.

The Sunday, March 6 event affecting transit services is: the Peak Centre Chilly Half-Marathon Walk and Run and Frosty 5K Run.


Burlington


Peak Centre Chilly Half-Marathon Walk and Run and Frosty 5K Run

The City of Burlington is closing

  • Brant Street between Caroline Street and Lakeshore Road,
  • Burloak Drive between Stevenson / Winston Roads and Lakeshore Road, and
  • Lakeshore Road between Eastport and Burloak Drives.

on Sunday morning to accommodate the annual road race, supporting Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital.

Burlington Transit, the Hamilton Street Railway and Oakville Transit are detouring buses to accommodate the event.

Burlington Transit

(Burlington Transit has confirmed the detours.)

2 Brant

From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Brant and Caroline Streets, then detour:

eastward along Caroline; and then
southward along John Street to the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Brant Street south of Ontario Street.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street at Brant Street and
  • on Brant Street at Caroline Street.
3 Guelph

From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Line and New Street, then detour:

westward along New;
southward along Martha Street;
westward along James Street;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
westward along Pine Street; and then
northward along John Street to the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Line south of New Street, across from Woodland Park Drive, at Second Street and north of Lakeshore Road and
  • on Lakeshore Road at Market and Green Streets, west of Delaware Avenue, at Stratheden Drive and Smith Avenue, west of Torrance Street and at Martha and Elizabeth Streets.

Instead, southbound buses drop off and pick up passengers

  • on New Street at Beverley Drive, across from Delaware Avenue, at the Seniors Centre, Drury Lane and Lorne and Martha Streets and
  • on James Street at Pearl Street.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Elizabeth Street at Lakeshore Road,
  • on Lakeshore Road east of Old Lakeshore Road, Smith Avenue, Cliffcrest Court and Green Street and at St. Paul Street,
  • on Guelph Line north of Lakeshore Road, at Princess Street and Woodland Park Drive and south of New Street.

Instead, northbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on James Street at Martha Street; - on New Street across from Holtby Avenue, at Smith Avenue, west of Stinson Avenue, across from the Seniors Centre, east of Delaware Avenue, across from Beverley Drive and at Guelph Line.
10 New - Maple

From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Maple Avenue and Ontario Street, then detour:

eastward along Ontario;
northward along Locust Street;
eastward along Caroline Street;
southward along John Street;
eastward along James Street;
southward along Elizabeth Street; and then
westward along Pine Street to John Street,
resuming their regular route northward along John.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Maple Avenue across from Elgin Avenue and north of North Shore Boulevard East,
  • on Lakeshore Road at Spencer’s Landing, across from Burlington Avenue and Locust Street.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Ontario Street east of Maple Avenue, at Nelson and Burlington Avenues, Blathwayte Lane and Locust Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road at Brant and Locust Streets, Burlington and Nelson Avenues and west of Brock Avenue and
  • on Maple Avenue north of Lakeshore Road and at Elgin Street.

Instead, westbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Ontario Street across from Blathwayte Lane, at Burlington Avenue, across from Brock Avenue and east of Maple Avenue.

The eastbound bus leaving the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal at 11 a.m. further detours, operating along the downtown detour route, and then its regular route to Burloak Drive and Spruce Avenue, then further detouring:

westward along Spruce;
southward along Hampton Heath Road to Lakeside Village mall,
ending its trip.

This eastbound bus skips its regular stops

  • on Burloak Drive at Randolph Crescent, Winston Road, the Hearthstone Seniors’ Residence and Lakeshore Road and
  • on Lakeshore Road west of Burloak Drive, across from #5475 Lakeshore and at the Sunrise Seniors Living Centre.

The westbound buses leaving Lakeside Village at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. further detour, proceeding:

northward along Hampton Heath Road; and then
eastward along Spruce Avenue to Burloak Drive,
resuming their regular route northward along Burloak.

These westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road at 5475 Lakeshore and west of Burloak Drive and
  • on Burloak Drive north of Lakeshore Road, at Stevenson Road, across from Randolph Crescent and at Wavecrest Drive.
Hamilton Street Railway
11 Parkdale

(The HSR has not confirmed this detour. This post describes how it has detoured buses during previous events that closed Lakeshore Road.)

FRom 9:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, buses heading toward Burlington operate along their regular route to Lakeshore Road and the East Service Road, then detour:

northward along the service road and the Queen Elizabeth Way,
eastward along Fairview Street;
southward along Brant Street;
eastward along Caroline Street;
southward along John Street;
eastward along James Street;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
westward along Pine Street; and then
northward along John Street to the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Burlington-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters Technology Building and Administration Building and
  • on Lakeshore Road at #944 Lakeshore, across from Omaha Street, #1094 Lakeshore, across from the Halton Region Garage, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Patrol Yard and Joseph Brant Hospital, across from North Shore Boulevard East / Maple Avenue, Nelson and Burlington Avenues and Brant Street.

Buses heading toward Hamilton start their trips in the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

northward along John Street;
westward along Caroline Street;
northward along Brant Street;
westward along Fairview Street; and then
southward along the Queen Elizabeth Way and Eastport Drive to Lakeshore Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Eastport.

Hamilton-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Elizabeth Street at Lakeshore Road,
  • on Lakeshore Road at Brant Street, Burlington and Nelson Avenue, Joseph Brant Hospital, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Patrol Yard, the Halton Region Garage, across from Beachway Park, at Parkins Lane and across from #938 Lakeshore,
  • at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters Technology Building and Administration Building and
  • on Eastport Drive at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters.
Oakville Transit
14 Lakeshore West

(Oakville Transit has confirmed the detour.)

From 9:45 a.m. until about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, eastbound buses start their trips at Lakeside Village mall, as usual, then proceed:

northward along Hampton Heath Road;
eastward along New and Rebecca Streets;and then
southward along Great Lakes Boulevard to Lakeshore Road West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Lakeshore West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road at 5475 Lakeshore and west of Burloak Drive, across from Stevenson Drive and at Great Lakes Boulevard.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road at Stevenson and Burloak Drives, west of Burloak Drive, across from #5475 Lakeshore and at the Sunrise Seniors Living Centre.

Guelph


Ontario Hockey League game
All Guelph Transit routes

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus for free on Friday, March 4 to the Guelph Storm game against the Erie Otters 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.