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Sunday and holiday service to the Royal Botanical Gardens
resumes May 8

Starting Mothers’ Day, Sunday, May 8, the Hamilton Street Railway resumes its seasonal Sunday and holiday route between downtown Hamilton and the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG).

9 Rock Gardens

Buses operate once an hour from about 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. every Sunday and holiday until Sunday, November 13. The buses carry passengers to Dundurn Castle, Harvey and Hendrie Valley Parks, the RBG’s Rock, Laking (Spring) and Rose Gardens and the RBG headquarters. They also serve passengers traveling to the Hamilton, Woodland and Holy Sepulchre Cemeteries.

Inbound buses start their trips in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, then proceed:

westward along Spring Gardens Road;
northward along Botanical Drive;
westward along Plains Road West;
southwestward along York Boulevard to Strathcona Street North,
where the buses follow the regular 8 York route to James Street South and Main Street.

Inbound buses leave the cemetery at 10:40 a.m. and every hour until 6:40 p.m.

Outbound buses follow the regular 8 York route to York Boulevard and Dundurn Street North, then proceed: northeastward along York;
eastward along Plains Road West;
southward along Botanical Drive;
westward along Spring Gardens Road
circle through Woodland Cemetery; and then
eastward along Spring Gardens Road; and then
circling through Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Outbound buses leave James South and Main at 10:05 a.m. and every hour until 6:05 p.m.

Buses stop only at designated stops, except in Woodland and Holy Sepulchre Cemeteries, where passengers may flag the buses to stop them.

You can see a map and schedule for the route here. (.pdf)

Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.