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Weekend events affect transit services, June 10, 11, 12



Updated — Friday, June 10, 5:59 a.m.: The post now describes an event in Georgetown that affects transit services this weekend.


Special events in the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Hamilton, Oshawa, Richmond Hill and Toronto affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Durham Region Transit401 Simcoe, 402 King, 406 Dean, 407 Ritson, 411 Grandview.

GO Transit31 Guelph / Georgetown / Brampton - Union, 90 Newcastle - Oshawa, 94 Oshawa - Yorkdale.

Hamilton Street Railway2 Barton, 4 Bayfront.

Toronto Transit Commission1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway, 5 Avenue Rd, 29 Dufferin, 47 Lansdowne, 72A Pape via Commissioners, 122 Graydon Hall; 505 Dundas streetcars, 505 Dundas buses, 509 Harbourfront, 510 Spadina, 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight.

York Region TransitViva blue, 89A Trench, 99 Yonge.


The Friday, June 10 event affecting transit services is: Woofstock.

The Saturday, June 11 events affecting transit services are: the Georgetown Farmers Market; the Heritage Village Festival; Portugal Day Parade; Toronto Taste; and Woofstock.

The Sunday, June 12 events affecting transit services are: Pride Durham Parade; Festival on Bloor; Nicola’s Kids Triathlon; Open Streets Hamilton; Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes; Toronto Challenge; Toronto Taste; and Woofstock.


Georgetown


Georgetown Farmers Market

Saturday mornings from June 11 until October 8, the Town of Halton Hills is closing

  • Main Street South Georgetown between James and Church Streets

to accommodate the Georgetown Central Business Improvement Area’s weekly market.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the weekly market.

31 Guelph / Georgetown / Brampton - Union

From 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, eastbound buses from Guelph operate along their regular route to Main and Guelph Streets (Provincial Highway 7) and then proceed:

southeastward along Guelph to Mill Street,
resuming their regular route southwestward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South opposite Cross Street and at Wesleyan Street and
  • on Mill Street at Guelph Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mill Street south of Guelph Street and
  • on Main Street South opposite Wesleyan Street and at Cross Street.

Buses that start or end their trips at Georgetown operate to and from the Georgetown GO Station, instead of Main Street South, and do not travel through downtown Georgetown.


Halton Hills

See Georgetown.


Hamilton


Open Streets Hamilton

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • James Street North between Guise Street and York Boulevard / Wilson Street

Sunday morning and afternoon to accommodate the street festival.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses during the event.

2 Barton

From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Barton Street East and John Street North, then detour:

southward along John North; and then
westward along Wilson Street to James Street North,
resuming their regular route southward along James North.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Barton Street East at Hughson Street North and
  • on James Street North at Colborne Street, across from Robert Street, south of Cannon Street West and at York Boulevard.

Instead, buses drop off and pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on John Street North at Robert Street.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

4 Bayfront

(The HSR has not confirmed the detour. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2010 during this event.)

From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Burlington Street East and Hughson Street North, then detour:

southward along Hughson North;
eastward along Strachan Street East;
southward along John Street North; and then
westward along Wilson Street to James Street North,
resuming their regular route southward along James.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street North at Wood Street West, across from Simcoe Street East, south of Strachan Street West, at Barton Street West and Colborne Street, across from Robert Street and south of Cannon Street West.

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

  • on Hughson Street North at Wood and Strachan Streets East,
  • on Strachan Street East at John Street North and
  • on John Street North at Barton Street East and Robert Street.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route to MacNab Street North and Murray Street West, then detour:

northward along MacNab North; and then
eastward along Burlington Street West to James Street North,
resuming their regular route eastward along Burlington East.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street North north of Murray Street East, at Strachan and Simcoe Streets East, north of Picton Street East and at Wood and Burlington Streets East.

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

  • on MacNab Street North at Picton Street West and
  • on Burlington Street West at James Street North.
3 Cannon

From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Cannon Street East and John Street North, then detour:

southward along John North; and then
westward along Wilson Street to James Street North,
resuming their regular route southward along James North.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cannon Street East at Hughson Street North and
  • on James Street North south of Cannon Street West and at York Boulevard.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.


Kawartha Lakes

See Lindsay.


Lindsay

Lindsay Farmers Market

Saturday mornings from May 1 until October 29, the City of Kawartha Lakes is closing

  • Victoria Avenue North between Peel Street and Kent Street West

during the weekly market.

Lindsay Transit is detouring buses to accommodate the event.

Green route

From 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Avenue North and Peel Street, then detour:

eastward along Peel Street;
southward along Cambridge Street North; and then
westward along Kent Street West to Victoria Avenue North,
resuming their regular route westward along Kent West.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.


Oshawa


Pride Durham parade

The Region of Durham and City of Oshawa are closing

  • King Streets West and East (Regional Highway 2) between Queen Street / Macmillan Drive and Celina Street

on Sunday afternoon to accommodate the first annual parade.

The event affects Durham Region Transit and GO Transit services.

Durham Region Transit
406 Dean

From 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, northbound passengers should expect detours and delays as the parade proceeds along King Street at Simcoe Street.

411 Grandview
402 King

From 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, eastbound passengers should expect detours and delays as the parade proceeds along King Streets West and East between Queen Street / Macmillan Drive and Celina Street.

407 Ritson

From 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, southbound passengers should expect detours and delays as the parade proceeds along King Street West at Centre Street.

401 Simcoe

From 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, southbound passengers should expect detours and delays as the parade proceeds along King Street West at Centre Street. Northbound passengers should expect detours and delays as the parade proceeds along King Street at Simcoe Street.

GO Transit
90 Newcastle - Oshawa

The parade does not affect westbound buses.

From 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, eastbound passengers should expect detours and delays as the parade proceeds along King Streets West and East between Queen Street / Macmillan Drive and Celina Street.

94 Oshawa - Yorkdale

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not confirmed the exact detour route. This post describes how GO detoured buses during other events that blocked parts of downtown Oshawa.)

From 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bloor Street and Simcoe Street South, then detour:

eastward along Bloor Street East;
northward along Ritson Roads South and North;
westward along Bond Street East to Simcoe Street North,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond Street North.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street South across at First Avenue, across from Royal Street, at Elm Street and King Street West.
  • in the Downtown Oshawa Bus Terminal.

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

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Park Road, then detour:

northward along Park Road North;
eastward along Adelaide Avenue West and East;
southward along Ritson Roads North and South; and then
westward along Bloor Street East to Simcoe Street South,
resuming their regular route westward along Bloor Street West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of Park Road South and at Centre Street South,
  • on Centre Street South south of King Street West, across from Metcalfe Street, south of John Street West and at Gibb Street and
  • on Simcoe Street South south of Royal Street, across from First Avenue and at Bloor Street West.

Richmond Hill


Heritage Village Festival

The Region of York and the Town of Richmond Hill are closing

  • Yonge Street between Crosby Avenue and Major Mackenzie Drive

on Saturday to accommodate the annual Heritage Village Day festival.

York Region Transit is detouring buses during the event.

89A Trench

From 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Benson Avenue, then detour:

westward along Benson Avenue; and then
southward along Hall Street to Mill Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Mill.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dunlop Street west of Pugsley Avenue and at Yonge Street,
  • on Yonge Street north of Dunlop Street and
  • on Wright Street at Hall Street.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hall Street at Wright Street,
  • on Wright Street at Yonge Street,
  • on Dunlop Street west of Church and
  • on Pugsley Avenue at Crosby Avenue.
Viva blue

From 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Elgin Mills Road, then detour:

westward along Elgin Mills;
southward along Newkirk Road; and then
eastward along Major Mackenzie Drive to Yonge,
resuming their regular route southward along Yonge.

Southbound buses skip the Crosby vivastation.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip the Crosby vivastation.

99 Yonge

From 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Crosby Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Crosby;
southward along Pugsley Avenue; and then
westward along Major Mackenzie Drive East to Yonge Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Yonge.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street south of Crosby Avenue, at Wright Street, south of Centre Street and south of Arnold Crescent.

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

  • on Crosby Avenue at Pugsley Avenue,
  • on Pugsley Avenue at Roseview Avenue and
  • on Major Mackenzie Drive East at Baker Avenue.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street at Lorne Avenue and north of Centre and Dunlop Streets.

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

  • on Major Mackenzie Drive East at Baker Avenue and
  • on Pugsley Avenue at Dunsmore Crescent (north) and Crosby Avenue.

Toronto


Toronto events affecting transit services include: the Festival on Bloor (June 12); Nicola’s Kids Triathlon (June 12); Portugal Day Parade (June 11); the Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes (June 12); the Toronto Challenge (June 12); Toronto Taste (June 12); and Woofstock (June 10, 11 and 12).


Festival on Bloor

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Bloor Street West from Bathurst Street to Spadina Road

on Sunday morning and afternoon

to accommodate the Miles Nadel Jewish Community Centre’s annual street festival.

The event affects TTC service.

300 Bloor - Danforth overnight

After 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Bloor Street West and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

southward along Bathurst;
eastward along Harbord Street; and then
northward along Spadina Avenue to Bloor West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bloor.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Brunswick and Spadina Avenues.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Brunswick Avenue and Bathurst Street.

Nicola’s Kids Triathlon

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Duncan Mill Road between Valleybrook Drive and Lesmill Road and
  • Lesmill Road between Duncan Mill Road and Valleybrook Drive

Sunday afternoon and early evening to accommodate the event that supports the Sick Kids Foundation and research into marrow failure and myelodysplasia at the Hospital for Sick Children.

The TTC is detouring buses during the event.

122 Graydon Hall

From noon until 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Graydon Hall Drive and Don Mills Road, then detour

southward along Don Mills Road; and then
westward along York Mills Road to Lesmill Road,
resuming their regular route westward along York Mills.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Duncan Mill Road west of Don Mills Road, beside #240 Duncan Mill, across from Valleybrook Drive, beside #160 Duncan Mill and at Lesmill Road and
  • on Lesmill Road beside #100 Lesmill, across from Valleybrook Drive, beside #24 Lesmill and at York Mills Road.

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

  • on Don Mills Road south of Duncan Mill Road and Moatfield Drive and at York Mills Road and
  • on York Mills Road beside #900 York Mills.

Eastbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lesmill Road north of York Mills Road, beside #23 Lesmill, north of Valleybrook Drive, beside #75 Lesmill, at Duncan Mill Road and
  • on Duncan Mill Road beside #101 Duncan Mill, at Valleybrook Drive, beside #255 Duncan Mill and at Don Mills Road.

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

  • on York Mills Road at Upjohn Road and
  • on Don Mills Road across from Moatfield Drive and at Graydon Hall Drive.

Portugal Day Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Dundas Street West between Lansdowne Avenue and Markham Street,
  • Lansdowne Avenue between Bloor Street West and College Street

on Sunday morning and early afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

The event affects TTC service.

29 Dufferin

From about 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, expect delays as the parade passes along Dundas Street West at Dufferin Street. Toronto Police Service officers will allow buses through gaps in the parade. Plan on adding extra time to your trip.

505 Dundas buses

The TTC has not yet provided details on how the buses detour during the parade.

505 Dundas streetcars

Streetcars continue to detour along College Street during construction along Dundas Street West.

From about 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, expect delays as the parade passes along Lansdowne Avenue at College Street. Toronto Police Service officers will allow buses through gaps in the parade. Plan on adding extra time to your trip.

47 Lansdowne

(The TTC has not confirmed this detour. This post describes how buses detoured in 2010 during this event.)

From 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Lansdowne Avenue and Bloor Street West, then detour:

westbound along Bloor Street West; and then
southeastbound along Dundas Street West to Lansdowne,
resuming their regular route southbound along Lansdowne.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lansdowne Avenue beside #422 Lansdowne, at Whytock Avenue, College Street and Dundas Street West.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street West, then detour:

northwestward along Dundas;
northward along Sterling Road;
eastward along Bloor Street West to Lansdowne,
resuming their regular route northward along Lansdowne.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lansdowne Avenue at College Street, across from Whytock Avenue, beside #533 Lansdowne and at Bloor Street West.
63 Ossington

From about 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, expect delays as the parade passes along Dundas Street West at Ossington Avenue. Toronto Police Service officers will allow buses through gaps in the parade. Plan on adding extra time to your trip.


Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes

Participants walk through Exhibition Place on Sunday morning to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The event affects TTC service.

29 Dufferin

From 9 a.m. until noon on Sunday, June 12, all buses start and end their trips at the Dufferin Gate Loop. Buses do not serve the 29B (to Ontario Place) or the 29D (to the Princes’ Gate) branches.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Saskatchewan Road east of Dufferin Street,
  • on Manitoba Drive east of Saskatchewan Road, at Nova Scotia Avenue and across from Exhibition Loop and
  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop,
  • on Princes’ Boulevard beside the Direct Energy Centre,
  • on Nunuvut Road north of Princes’ Boulevard,
  • on Manitoba Drive west of Nova Scotia Avenue and
  • on Saskatchewan Road west of Manitoba Drive and at Dufferin Street.

Toronto Challenge

The City of Toronto is closing several streets in downtown Toronto on Sunday morning to accommodate the annual walk and run to support the City’s Long-Term Care Homes and Services Division.

The event may affect TTC services.

509 Harbourfront

From 9:30 until noon on Sunday, June 12, expect delays as participants cross Queens Quay West at Bathurst and Lower Simcoe Streets.

510 Spadina

From 9:30 until noon on Sunday, June 12, expect delays as participants cross Queens Quay West at Lower Simcoe Street.


Toronto Taste

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Queen’s Park, southbound lanes, south of Bloor Street West, in front of the Royal Ontario Museum

on Saturday evening, all day Sunday and early Monday morning to accommodate the annual event to support Second Harvest and Toronto’s hungry.

The event affects TTC service.

5 Avenue Rd

From 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11 until 6 a.m. Monday, June 13, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue Road and Lowther Avenue, then detour:

westward along Lowther;
southward along Bedford Road;
westward along Prince Arthur Avenue to St. George Station terminal; and then
southward into the terminal, ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Avenue Road across from Yorkville Avenue and at Bloor Street West,
  • on Queen’s Park at Museum Station,
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Trinity College, Hart House and the University of Toronto Library and
  • on Queen’s Park East north of College Street.

Northbound buses start their trips at St. George Station, then proceed:

southward along Bedford Road; and then
eastward along Bloor Street West to Avenue Road,
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).
1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway

Expect more passengers than usual at Museum Station after 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 12.


Woofstock

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Front Street East between Jarvis and Yonge Streets,
  • Scott Street between Wellington and Front Streets East

and other streets near St. Lawrence Market Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the outdoor festival for dogs.

The TTC is detouring buses during the event.

72A Pape via Commissioners

The TTC is temporarily ending the current long-term detour around construction at Scott Street and The Esplanade and extending the current long-term detour around construction for the second platform at Union (subway) Station. The buses resume both regular, long-term detours, starting at midnight, Monday, June 13.

From 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 12, westbound buses operate along their regular route to The Esplanade and Lower Jarvis Street, then detour:

northward along Lower Jarvis and Jarvis Streets;
westward along King Streets East and West;
southward along Simcoe Street; and then
westward along Front Street West to the regular stop just east of Bay Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on The Esplanade west of Market Street and at Church and Scott Streets and
  • on Bay Street south of Wellington Street West.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Front and Yonge Streets, then detour:

northward along Yonge;
eastward along King Street East; and then
southward along Jarvis and Lower Jarvis Streets to The Esplanade,
resuming their regular route eastward along The Esplanade.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Front Street West at Yonge Street,
  • on Scott Street at The Esplanade and
  • on The Esplanade at Church and Market Streets.