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Weekend events affect transit services, April 22, 23, 24



Parades and processions in the Bay Ridges area of Pickering, the Maple area of Vaughan, Toronto and the Woodbridge area of Vaughan affect transit services this weekend as Christians observe Good Friday and Easter and Sikhs celebrate the birth of Khalsa.


The events affect these routes:

Durham Region Transit101B Industrial; 165 Bay Ridges / West Shore; Flag Bus 3; 915 Taunton.

TTC5 Avenue Rd, 29D Dufferin, 64 Main, 92 Woodbine South, 94 Wellesley, 501 Queen, 504 King, 505 Dundas, 505 Dundas shuttle bus, 506 Carlton, 509 Harbourfront, 510 Spadina, 511 Bathurst.

York Region Transit 4 Major Mackenzie, 10 York U - Woodbridge.


The Friday, April 22 events affecting transit services are: Immaculate Conception Parish Way of the Cross Procession, St. David’s Maple Parish Good Friday Procession and St. Francis of Assisi Church Good Friday Procession.

The Saturday, April 23 event affecting transit services is: Pickering Easter Parade.

The Sunday, April 24 events affecting transit services are: Beaches Lions’ Club Easter Parade and the Khalsa Day Parade.


Bay Ridges


Pickering Easter Parade

The City of Pickering is closing a number of streets in Bay Ridges, including

  • Annland Street between Liverpool Road South and Krosno Boulevard,
  • Bayly Street, eastbound lanes, between Krosno Boulevard and Alliance Road;
  • Krosno Boulevard between Annland and Bayly Streets and
  • Liverpool Road South between Annland Street and Millennium Square

on Saturday morning to accommodate the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 606’s annual parade

Durham Region Transit is likely detouring bus service during the event, but has not confirmed the detours. This post describes how DRT detoured buses in previous years during this event.

165 Bay Ridges / West Shore

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, buses leave Pickering GO Station, then proceed:

westward along Bayly Street; and then
southward along Liverpool Road South to Radom Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Radom.

Flag Bus 3

Until about 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, buses operate along their regular route to Liverpool Road South and Krosno Boulevard, then proceed:

eastward along Krosno to the Krosno Plaza; then
loop through the plaza; and then
westward along Krosno to Liverpool,
resuming their regular route northward along Liverpool.

101B Industrial
915 Taunton

From about 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, eastbound passengers should expect delays as buses travel along Bayly Street between Krosno Boulevard and Alliance Road.


Maple


St. David’s Maple Parish Good Friday Procession

The Region of York and the City of Vaughan are closing

  • Major Mackenzie Drive West (Regional Road 25) between Avro Drive and Gram Street

on Friday afternoon to accommodate the annual procession through Maple.

York Region Transit is detouring bus service during the procession.

4 Major Mackenzie

From 1 until 2:45 p.m. on Friday, April 22, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Cranston Park Avenue and McNaughton Road, then detour:

eastward along McNaughton; and then
southward along Keele Street to Major Mackenzie West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Major Mackenzie.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on McNaughton Road at Major Mackenzie Drive West and
  • on Major Mackenzie Drive West at Netherford Road, Gram and Keele Streets.

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

  • on McNaughton Road across from St. Joan of Arc Avenue and at Keele Street and
  • on Keele Street at the Maple Arena, across from Masters Avenue and at Killian Road.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Major Mackenzie Drive West west of Keele Street and at Killian and McNaughton Roads and
  • on McNaughton Road at Cranston Park Avenue.

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

  • on Keele Street north of Major Mackenzie Drive West, at Railway Street and Masters Avenue and
  • on McNaughton Road at St. Joan of Arc Avenue and at Cranston Park Avenue.

Pickering

See Bay Ridges


Toronto


Toronto events include and the Beaches Lions Cub Easter Parade (April 24), the Khalsa Day Parade (April 24) and St. Francis of Assisi Church Good Friday Procession (April 22)


Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Lake Shore Boulevard East between Woodbine and Coxwell Avenues,
  • Queen Street East between Victoria Park and Woodbine Avenues and
  • Woodbine Avenue between Queen Street East and Lake Shore Boulevard East

on Sunday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

The TTC is detouring transit service during the event. The parade also features a cavalcade of TTC streetcars from the past and present.

64 Main

From 1 until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Southwood Drive and Glen Stewart Crescent, then detour:

west- and northward along Glen Stewart to Kingston Road, ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Southwood Drive across from Cavendish Street and at Glen Ames Avenue and Williamson Road and
  • on Wineva Avenue south of Williamson Road and at Queen Street East.

Northbound buses start their trips on Glen Stewart Crescent at Kingston Road, then proceed:

eastward along Kingston to Main Street / Southwood Drive,
resuming their regular route northward along Main.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hambly Avenue north of Queen Street East and at Williamson Road,
  • on Williamson Road at Southwood Drive and
  • on Southwood Drive across from Glen Ames Avenue and at Kingston Road.
501 Queen

From 1 until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, all streetcars start and end their trips in the loop at Kingston Road and Queen Street East.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Neville Park Loop.
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch Avenue, Spruce Hill Road, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva and Lee Avenues, Waverley Road, Elmer and Woodbine Avenues and Lockwood and Kingston Roads.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen East at Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverley Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarboro Beach Boulevard, Glen Manor Drive, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.

The Khalsa Day Parade also affects service along this route Sunday, April 24.

92 Woodbine South

From 1 until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Woodbine Avenue and Kingston Road, then detour:

southwestward along Kingston Road and Eastern Avenue to Coxwell Avenue,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woodbine Avenue at Columbine Avenue and Queen Street East,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard East at the walkway to Joseph Duggan Road and
  • in the Ashbridges Bay Park loop.

Northbound buses start their trips on Eastern Avenue at Coxwell Avenue, then proceed:

northward along Coxwell Avenue;
eastward along Queen Street East; and then
northeastward along Kingston Road to Woodbine Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Woodbine.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in the Ashbridges Bay Park loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard East across from the walkway to Joseph Duggan Road and
  • on Woodbine Avenue at Kew Beach Avenue, north of Queen Street East, at Norway Avenue and Kingston Road.

Khalsa Day Parade

The City of Toronto is closing:

  • Wellesley Street West between Queen’s Park Crescents West and East

from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday to support activities at the end of the parade.

Exhibition Place is closing:

  • Prince Edward Island Crescent and
  • Ontario Drive

from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. to support activities before and at the start of the parade.

Expect Toronto Police Service officers to close these streets at various times between 1 and 4 p.m.:

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West / Harbour Street between Ontario Drive and York Street;
  • York Street between Queen’s Quay West and Front Street West;
  • University Avenue between Front Street West and College Street; and
  • Queen’s Park Crescent East between College Street and Wellesley Street West.

The event affects TTC services.

5 Avenue Rd

From 1 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Queen’s Park Crescent West and Hoskin Avenue, then detour:

westward along Hoskin to St. George Street,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Hart House and the University of Toronto Library and
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street.

Northbound buses start their trips at Hoskin Avenue and St. George Street, then proceed:

northward along St. George; and then
eastward along Bloor Street West to Avenue Road / Queen’s Park,
resuming their regular route northward along Avenue Road.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street, at Wellesley Street West and north of St. Joseph Street and
  • on Queen’s Park at Museum Station (north of Charles Street West).
511 Bathurst.

Until 1 p.m., on Sunday, April 24, expect high volumes of passengers traveling to Exhibition Place. From about 1 until 2 p.m., expect delays from crowds at Bathurst Street / Fleet Street / Lake Shore Boulevard West.

506 Carlton

From about 2 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, expect delays as the parade passes along University Avenue / Queen’s Park at College Street. Toronto Police Service officers will let streetcars pass through gaps in the parade.

29D Dufferin

Until 1 p.m., expect high volumes of passengers traveling to Exhibition Place. From about 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, expect detours or delays along Princes’ Boulevard between Canada Drive and Prince Edward Island Crescent in Exhibition Place.

505 Dundas

From about 2 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, expect delays as the parade passes along University Avenue at Dundas Street West. Toronto Police Service officers will let streetcars pass through gaps in the parade.

509 Harbourfront

From about 1 until 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, expect delays as the parade passes along Lake Shore Boulevard West at Bathurst Street. Toronto Police Service officers will let streetcars pass through gaps in the parade.

504 King

From about 2 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, expect delays as the parade passes along University Avenue at King Street West. Toronto Police Service officers will let streetcars pass through gaps in the parade.

501 Queen

From about 2 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, expect delays as the parade passes along University Avenue at Dundas Street West. Toronto Police Service officers will let streetcars pass through gaps in the parade.

The Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade also affects service along this route Sunday, April 24.

510 Spadina

From about 1 until 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, expect delays as the parade passes along Lake Shore Boulevard West at Lower Spadina Avenue. Toronto Police Service officers will let streetcars pass through gaps in the parade.

94 Wellesley

From about 1 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, eastbound buses operate alng their regular route to Harbord and St. George Streets, then detour:

northward along St. George;
eastward along Bloor Street West; and then
southward along Bay Street to Wellesley Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Wellesley West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops on Hoskin Avenue at Wycliffe College and Wellesley Street West at the Ontario Legislature Building, east of Queen’s Park Crescent East and at Bay Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops on Wellesley Street West and Queen’s Park Crescent East, on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Hoskin Avenue and on Hoskin Avenue at Trinity College and St. George Street.


St. Francis of Assisi Church Good Friday Procession

The City of Toronto is closing a number of streets in the area of the church, including:

  • Dundas Street West between Grace Street and Montrose Avenue and
  • College Street between Montrose and Manning Avenues

on Friday afternoon to accommodate the procession.

The TTC is detouring buses and streetcars during the event.

506 Carlton

Expect delays from about 3 until 6 p.m. on Good Friday, Friday, April 22.

When the parade reaches College Street from Montrose Avenue, the TTC starts to operate the streetcars to and from Bathurst Station.

Eastbound cars start their trips at Bathurst Station, then proceed:

southward along Bathurst to College Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along College.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in High Park Loop
  • on Howard Park Avenue east of Parkside Drive, at Indian Road, Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Sorauren Avenue and across from Sterling Road and St. Helens Avenue,
  • on College Street at Lansdowne, St. Clarens, Brock and Sheridan Avenues, Dufferin Street, Rusholme Park Crescent, Dovercourt Road, Ossington Avenue, Shaw, and Crawford Streets, across from Grace Street, Bellwoods and Euclid Avenues and Bathurst Street.

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

  • in Bathurst Station terminal,
  • on Bathurst Street at Bloor Street West, Harbord, Ulster and College Streets, across from Nassau Street and at Dundas Street West.

Westbound cars reverse the detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on College Street at Palmerston Boulevard, Euclid Avenue, Clnton, Grace and Crawford Streets, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, Havelock and Gladstone Avenues, Dufferin Street, Sheridan, Brock, St. Clarens and Lansdowne Avenues,
  • on Dundas Street West at Sterling Road, across from Sorauren Avenue and west of Morrow Avenue,
  • on Howard Park Avenue at Roncesvalles Avenue, Indian Road and Parkside Drive and
  • in High Park Loop.

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

  • on Bathurst Street at Nassau, College, Ulster, Harbord and Lennox Streets and Bloor Street West and
  • in Bathurst Station terminal.

Passengers wanting to travel further west along the 506 Carlton route during the procession should ride the streetcar north to Bathurst Station, transfer to the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, then transfer again to a westbound 505 Dundas shuttle bus at Ossington Station.

The Khalsa Day Parade also affects service along this route on Sunday, April 24.

505 Dundas

Expect delays from about 3 until 6 p.m. on Good Friday, Friday, April 22.

Cars continue to detour along College Street until the procession reaches College Street from Montrose Avenue, when the TTC detours streetcars to operate to and from Bathurst Station.

Eastbound cars start their trips at Bathurst Station, and proceed:

southward along Bathurst to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Dundas West.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Dundas West Station terminal - on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West, Roncesvalles, Howard Park and Sorauren Avenues, across from Sterling Road and St. Helens Avenue, at Lansdowne, St. Clarens, Brock and Sheridan Avenues, Dufferin Street, Gladstone Avenue, Lisgar Street,and Dovercourt Roads, Ossington Avenue, Shaw, Crawford, Grace and Clinton Streets, Euclid and Palmerston Avenues and Bathurst Street.

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

  • in Bathurst Station terminal,
  • on Bathurst Street at Bloor Street West, Harbord, Ulster and College Streets.

Westbound cars reverse the detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Euclid Avenue, Grace and Crawford Streets, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt and Rusholme Roads, Gladstone Avenue, Dufferin Street, Sheridan, Brock, St. Clarens and Lansdowne Avenues, Sterling Road, across from Sorauren Avenue, west of Morrow Avenue, at Roncesvalles Avenue and Bloor Street West and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

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

  • on Bathurst Street at Ulster, Harbord and Lennox Streets and Bloor Street West and
  • in Bathurst Station terminal.

Passengers wanting to travel further west along the 505 Dundas route during the procession should ride the streetcar north to Bathurst Station, transfer to the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, then transfer again to a westbound 505 Dundas shuttle bus at Ossington Station.

The Khalsa Day Parade also affects service along this route on Sunday, April 24.

505 Dundas shuttle bus

Expect delays from about 3 until 6 p.m. on Good Friday, Friday, April 22.

The buses continue to replace regular 505 Dundas streetcar service until the parade reaches Dundas Street from Mansfield Avenue, when the TTC starts to operate the buses to and from Ossington Station.

Eastbound cars operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and Ossington Avenue, then detour:

northward along Ossington Avenue;
westward along Northumberland Street;
southward along Concord Street; and then
eastward into Ossington Station bus terminal.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Shaw, Crawford, Grace and Clinton Streets, Euclid and Palmerston Avenues and Bathurst Street, Denison and Spadina Avenues and Huron and Beverley Streets.

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

  • on Ossington Avenue across from Churchill Avenue, at College, Dewson and Harbord Streets and Bloor Street West and
  • in Ossington Station terminal.

Passengers wanting to travel further east along the 505 Dundas shuttle bus route during the procession should ride the streetcar north to Ossington Station, transfer to the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, then transfer again to an eastbound 505 Dundas streetcar at Bathurst Station.

Westbound buses start their trips in Ossington Station terminal, then proceed:

southward along Ossington Avenue to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Beverley and Huron Streets, Spadina and Denison Avenues, Bathurst Street, Euclid Avenue, Grace and Crawford Streets and Ossington Avenue.

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

  • on Ossington Avenue beside #848 Ossington, at Hepbourne Street, south of Harbord and Dewson Streets, at College Street, Churchill Avenue and Dundas Street West.

Vaughan

See Maple and Woodbridge


Woodbridge


Immaculate Conception Parish Way of the Cross Procession

The City of Vaughan is closing

  • Ansley Grove Road north of Chancellor Drive (southbound curb lane)

on Friday evening to accommodate the annual procession.

The event affects York Region Transit service.

10 York U - Woodbridge

From about 5 until 9 p.m. on Friday, April 22, southbound passengers should expect delays as the procession proceeds south from Immaculate Conception church.