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Canada Day events affect transit services in Ajax, Aurora, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, the East York area of Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton, the Maple area of Vaughan, Markham, Milton, the Mississauga city centre area, Peterborough, Pickering, the Port Credit area of Mississauga, Niagara Falls, the North York area of Toronto, Oshawa, the Scarborough area of Toronto, Stouffville and central and downtown Toronto this holiday.


The events affect these routes:

Barrie Transit12 Blake.

Brampton TransitAll routes, Free shuttle buses to the Powerade Centre, 7 Kennedy.

Burlington TransitFree shuttle bus to Spencer Smith Park.

City of PickeringFree shuttle bus to Kinsmen Park.

City of VaughanBlue shuttle bus; Yellow shuttle bus.

Durham Region TransitFree shuttle bus to Lakeview Park.

GO Transit21 Milton / Mississauga - Union, 65 Newmarket / Aurora - Union, 71 Uxbridge / Stouffville - Union, 88 Peterborough - Oshawa.

Guelph TransitFree shuttle bus to Riverside Park.

Hamilton Street RailwayFree shuttle bus to Pier 4 and Bayfront Parks.

Milton Transit1 Woodward, 2 Main, 3 Trudeau, 4 Thompson / Clark, 5 Yates, 6 Scott.

MiWayAll routes, 3 Bloor, 19 Hurontario, 23 Lakeshore, 26 Burnhamthorpe, 61 Mavis.

Niagara Falls Transit6 Chippewa / Crosstown.

Toronto Transit Commission5 Avenue Rd, 8 Broadview, 21 Brimley, 25 Don Mills, 29 Dufferin, 38 Highland Creek, 56 Leaside, 81 Thorncliffe Park, 84 Sheppard West, 86 Scarborough, 87 Cosburn, 88 South Leaside, 91 Woodbine, 94 Wellesley, 95 York Mills, 97 Yonge, 100 Flemingdon Park, 129 McCowan North, 501 Queen, 504 King, 505 Dundas, 510 Spadina.

Town of AjaxFree shuttle buses to Rotary Park

Town of MarkhamFree shuttle bus to Milne Park

York Region TransitViva blue; Viva purple, 1 Highway 7; 15 Stouffville local, 40 Unionville local, 41 Markham local, 98 Yonge.


Ajax


Town of Ajax Canada Day Events — Rotary Park

Various Canada Day events take place in Rotary Park on the lakeshore From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1. The Town of Ajax is sponsoring two free shuttle buses to help everyone travel to and from the park.

Two free shuttle bus routes to Rotary Park
Route #1

Buses leave Notre Dame Catholic High School on Harwood Avenue North at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, July 1 and every 20 minutes until 3:45 p.m. They arrive at Rotary Park 20 minutes after leaving Notre Dame.

Buses operating on return trips leave Rotary Park every 20 minutes from 10:05 a.m. until 5:25 p.m., arriving at Notre Dame 20 minutes later.

You can see the schedule for the route #1 here. (.pdf)

Route #2

Buses route leave the McLean Community Centre, 95 Magill Drive, east of Westney Road North, at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, July 1 and every 30 minutes until 3:25 p.m. Ten minutes after leaving McLean, the buses stop for passengers at the Ajax Community Centre, 75 Centennial Road, and arrive at Rotary Park 20 minutes after leaving McLean.

Buses operating on return trips leave Rotary Park every 30 minutes from 10:05 a.m. until 5:25 p.m., stopping at the Ajax Community Centre and arriving at McLean 20 minutes later.

You can see a schedule for the route #2 here.


Aurora


Aurora Canada Day Parade

The Region of York and the Town of Aurora are closing

  • Yonge Street (Regional Road 1) between St. John’s Sideroad and Industrial Parkway South

on Friday to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit and York Region Transit are detouring bus service during the event.

GO Transit
65 Newmarket / Aurora - Union

From 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and St. John’s Sideroad, then detour:

eastward along St. John’s Sideroad East;
southward along Industrial Parkway North; and then
westward along Wellington Street East to Aurora GO Station,
resuming their regular route eastward along Wellington East.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street at St. Andrew’s College, south of Orchard Heights Boulevard, opposite Valhalla Court, south of Aurora Heights Drive, at Wellington

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street north of Allaura Boulevard, south of Edward Street, north of Edward and Dunning Avenue, at Kennedy and Church Streets, north of Wellington Street, Mark Street, Valhalla Court, Batson Drive and opposite St. Andrew’s College.
York Region Transit
Viva blue

From 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and St. John’s Sideroad, then detour:

eastward along St. John’s Sideroad East; and then
southward along Industrial Parkways North and South to Yonge,
resuming their regular route southward along Yonge.

Southbound buses skip

  • the Orchard Heights, Wellington, Golf Links and Henderson vivastations.

Northbound buses reverse the routing.

Northbound buses skip

  • the Henderson, Golf Links, Wellington and Orchard Heights vivastations.
98 Yonge

From 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and St. John’s Sideroad, then detour:

eastward along St. John’s Sideroad East; and then
southward along Industrial Parkways North and South to Yonge,
resuming their regular route southward along Yonge.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street at St. Andrew’s College, south of Orchard Heights Boulevard, across from Valhalla Court, south of Aurora Heights Drive, at Wellington and Kennedy Streets, south of Golf Links Drive, at Murray Drive and south of Henderson Drive.

Northbound buses reverse the routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street north of Allaura Boulevard, south of Edward Street, north of Edward and Dunning Avenue, at Kennedy and Church Streets, north of Wellington Street, Mark Street, Valhalla Court, Batson Drive and across from St. Andrew’s College.

Barrie


Promenade Days / Canada Day Celebration

The City of Barrie is closing

  • Dunlop Streets East and West between Mulcaster and Toronto Streets

from Tuesday until Monday to accommodate the Downtown Barrie Business Association’s annual event.

Barrie Transit is detouring bus services during the event.

12 Blake

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From Tuesday, June 28 until noon Monday, July 4, outbound buses start their trips at the Downtown Barrie Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

southward along Maple Avenue;
eastward along Simcoe Street; and then
northward along Mulcaster Street to Dunlop Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Dunlop East.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dunlop Street East at Fred Grant Square.

Brampton


City of Brampton Canada Day events

This year, the City of Brampton is again celebrating Canada at the Powerade Centre on Kennedy Road.

The City is also closing

  • Kennedy Road South between Great Gulf Boulevard and Highway 407

all day Canada Day to accommodate the event.

Brampton Transit is operating free shuttle bus services to accommodate the large crowds attending the event. (The City is encouraging everyone to park at one of the shuttle terminals and ride the bus to the Powerade Centre). BT is also detouring one of its routes while Kennedy Road is closed.

All Brampton Transit routes

You can ride any Brampton Transit bus — except for buses operating along the 66 Wonderland route — free of fare all day Canada Day, Friday, July 1.

Canada Day shuttles

Free shuttle bus service starts at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1 from the Bramalea City Centre Terminal, Orion Gate (at the northeast corner of Steeles Avenue East and Resolution Road), Sheridan College’s Davis Campus and Bramalea GO Station and continues until midnight.

Drivers will not issue transfers, except to passengers who are transferring to York Region Transit buses.

7 Kennedy

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

After 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Kennedy Road South and Steeles Avenue East, then detour:

westward along Steeles East;
southward along Hurontario Street; and then
eastward along Derry Road East to Kennedy South,
resuming their regular route southward along Kennedy.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kennedy Road South, south of Steeles Avenue East, at Hartford Trail and Brampton Golf Club, across from the Powerade Centre and Secretariat Court and north of Derry Road East.

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

  • on Steeles Avenue East east of Kennedy Road South, at Orchard Drive and beside #152 Steeles East and
  • on Hurontario Street south of Steeles Avenue West, at Sir Lou Drive, Topflight Drive and Kingsway Drive and
  • on Derry Road East at Edwards Boulevard, east of Edwards Boulevard and at Kenderry Gate.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Hurontario Street and Derry Road, then detour:

northward along Hurontario; and then
eastward along Steeles Avenue East to Kennedy Road South,
resuming their regular route northward along Kennedy South.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Derry Road East at Edwards Boulevard, east of Edwards Boulevard and at Kenderry Gate,
  • on Kennedy Road South north of Derry Road East, at Secretariat Court and the Powerade Centre, across from Brampton Golf Club, north of First Gulf Boulevard and at Steeles Avenue East.

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

  • on Hurontario Street at County Court Boulevard (north and south) and south of Steeles Avenue East and
  • on Steeles Avenue East east of Hurontario Street (2 stops) and at Hartford Trail.

Burlington


City of Burlington Canada Day events — Spencer Smith Park

The City of Burlington’s event takes place in the park on the lakeshore from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., ending with a fireworks display at dusk after 9 p.m.

Free Shuttle Bus

Burlington Transit operates free service between the Central Library and the Downtown Burlington Bus Terminal from 7 until 11 p.m. on Friday, July 1.

Buses pick up and drop off passengers at the transit shelter on Teen Tour Way, in front of the library.


East York


East York Canada Day Festival and Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Cosburn Avenue between Oak Park and Cedarvale Avenues and
  • Haldon Avenue south of East York Acres

and other streets near Stan Wadlow Park from 8 a.m. until midnight on Friday, July 1to accommodate the annual celebration.

A parade winds through East York between the East York Town Centre (mall) and Stan Wadlow Park from 9:45 a.m. until noon.

The parade starts forming at the Town Centre around 8:45 a.m., then proceeds:

clockwise along Thorncliffe Park Drive;
westward along Overlea Boulevard;
southward along Millwood Road and Donlands Avenue;
eastward along Cosburn Avenue;
southward along Coxwell Avenue;
eastward along Sammon Avenue;
northward along Woodbine Avenue; and then
eastward along Trenton Avenue into Stan Wadlow Park.

The event affects TTC services.

8 Broadview

From about 10 until 11 a.m., expect delays as the parade passes along Donlands Avenue at O’Connor Drive. Toronto Police Service officers let buses proceed through gaps in the parade.

87 Cosburn

From 8 a.m. until midnight, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Lumsden and Westlake Avenues, then detour:

westward along Lumsden; and then
northward along Woodbine Avenue to Cosburn Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Cosburn.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Westlake Avenue at Wallingdon and Hampstead Avenues,
  • on Cosburn Avenue west of Westlake Crescent,
  • on Haldon Avenue at the East York Acres parking lot and
  • on Cosburn Avenue at Gledhill, Cedarvale and Woodbine Avenues.

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

  • on Lumsden Avenue at Gledhill Avenue and west of Cedarvale Avenue and
  • on Woodbine Avenue at Barker Avenue.

Eastbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cosburn Avenue at Cedarvale and Gledhill Avenues,
  • on Haldon Avenue at the East York Acres parking lot,
  • on Cosburn Avenue at Westlake Avenue and
  • on Westlake Avenue at Hampstead and Lumsden Avenues.

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

  • on Lumsden Avenue east of Cedarvale Avenue and at Oak Park and Westlake Avenues.

From about 10 a.m. until noon, expect delays as the parade passes along Cosburn Avenue between Donlands and Coxwell Avenues and along Woodbine Avenue at Cosburn Avenue. Toronto Police Service officers let buses proceed through gaps in the parade.

25 Don Mills
100 Flemingdon Park

From about 9:45 until 11 a.m., expect delays as the parade passes along Overlea Boulevard and Millwood Road. Toronto Police Service officers let buses proceed through gaps in the parade.

56 Leaside

From about 9:45 until 11 a.m., expect delays as the parade passes along Millwood Road and Donlands Avenue. Toronto Police Service officers let buses proceed through gaps in the parade.

70 O’Connor

From about 10:30 until noon, expect delays as the parade passes along Coxwell Avenue between Cosburn and Sammon Avenues. Toronto Police Service officers let buses proceed through gaps in the parade.

88 South Leaside

From about 9:45 until 10:30 a.m., expect delays as the parade passes along Thorncliffe Park Drive and Overlea Boulevard. Toronto Police Service officers let buses proceed through gaps in the parade.

81 Thorncliffe Park

From about 8:45 until 10:30 a.m., expect delays as the parade passes along Thorncliffe Park Drive, Overlea Boulevard, Millwood Road and Donlands Avenue. Toronto Police Service officers let buses proceed through gaps in the parade.

91 Woodbine

From about 10:30 a.m. until noon, expect delays as the parade passes along Woodbine Avenue between Sammon and Trenton Avenues. Toronto Police Service officers let buses proceed through gaps in the parade.


Guelph


Canada Day in the Park — Riverside Park

The Rotary Club of Guelph presents the annual event.

Guelph Transit is operating free shuttle buses between St. George’s Square in downtown Guelph and Riverside Park, starting at 8:45 p.m. At the end of the fireworks, the shuttle buses return from Riverside Park on Woodlawn Road East, beside the bandstand to St. George’s Square. The last bus leaves Riverside at 11 p.m.


Hamilton


City of Hamilton Canada Day Fireworks — Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks

The Hamilton Street Railway is operating free shuttle buses between downtown Hamilton and Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks from 6 p.m. until 11:45 p.m. to accommodate passengers hoping to enjoy the City of Hamilton’s fireworks display.

The HSR hasn’t posted this year’s route and schedule on its website, but here’s how the buses operated in previous years.

Northbound buses start their trips from a stop on John Street North, just north of King Street East and proceed:

northward along John Street North;
westward along Guise Streets East and West;
looping along Leander Drive at Pier 4.

Northbound buses stop to pick up passengers only at John and Barton Street East.

Southbound buses start their trips at Pier 4 and proceed:
eastward along Leander Drive and Guise Street West;
southward along James Streets North and South;
eastward along Main Street East; and then
northward along John Streets South and North,
ending their trips at a stop on John, just north of King Street East.

The southbound buses stop to pick up or unload passengers only at James and Strachan Streets (for passengers going to and coming from Bayfront Park), James and Colborne Streets and James opposite King William Street.


Maple


City of Vaughan Canada Day Events — Mackenzie Glen Park

Canada Day events take place in the park on Friday, July 1 from 4 until 8 p.m.

The City of Vaughan is operating free shuttle buses on two routes to the park.

Blue shuttle bus

Park at Michael Cranny Public School, 155 Melville Avenue. From 2:30 until 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, buses pick up passengers on Major Mackenzie in front of the TD Canada Trust branch, then proceed:

eastward along Major Mackenzie;
northward along Melville Avenue, stopping in front of the school to pick up passengers.

They then continue:

north- and westward along Melville; and then
southward along Cranston Park Drive to Mackenzie Glen Park.

They then reverse the routing to Major Mackenzie Drive.

Yellow shuttle bus

Park at Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive West or at the Maple Community Centre, 10190 Keele Street. From 2:30 until 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, buses pick up passengers at a stop on McNaughton, north of Major Mackenzie Drive and proceed:

westward along McNaughton; and then
southward along Keele Street to the TTC bus loop at the Maple Community Centre, where they pick up passengers.

They then proceed:

northward along Keele;
westward along Drummond Drive; and then
southward along Cranston Park Drive to Mackenzie Glen Park.

They then reverse the routing to McNaughton Road.

You can see a map of the two shuttle routes here. (.pdf)


Markham


Town of Markham Canada Day Events — Milne Park

The Region of York and the Town of Markham are closing

  • McCowan Road (Regional Road 67) between Heritage Road and Milne Park

on Thursday afternoon and evening to accommodate the annual event. The event includes a parade along McCowan Road at 4 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

The Town of Markham will operate free shuttle bus service between Markville Mall and Milne Park. Buses operate every 15 minutes from noon until 2:45 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. until midnight on Friday, July 1. (Shuttle buses do not operate from 2:45 until 4:30 p.m. during the Canada Day Parade.

The TTC and YRT are detouring bus service during the event.

Toronto Transit Commission
129 McCowan North

From 3 until 11:30 p.m. on Fridday, July 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to McCowan and Carlton Roads, then detour:

westward along Carlton;
southward along Kennedy Road; and then
eastward along 14th Avenue to McCowan,
resuming their regular route southward along McCowan.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on McCowan Road south of Carlton Road, at Bullock Drive, across from Heritage Road, at Highway 7, across from Southdale Drive and at South Unionville and 14th Avenues.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on McCowan Road north of 14th Avenue, across from South Unionville Avenue, at Southdale Drive, Highway 7, Heritage Road and Bullock Drive, north of Bullock and at Carlton Road.
York Region Transit
1 Highway 7

From 3 until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Highway 7 and Laidlaw Boulevard, then detour:

northward along Laidlaw; and then
west- and southward along Bullock Drive to Highway 7,
resuming their regular route westward along Highway 7.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Highway 7 at McCowan Road, west of McCowan Road and Bullock Drive.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Highway 7 east of Bullock Drive and McCowan Road and Conservation Avenue.
41 Markham local

From 3 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, westbound buses operate along their regular route to McCowan Road and Bullock Drive, then detour:

west- and southbound along Bullock Drive; and then
eastbound along Highway 7 to Markville Mall,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on McCowan Road opposite Heritage Road and at Highway 7.

Eastbound buses start their trips at Markville Mall, then proceed:

westward along Highway 7; and then
north- and eastward along Bullock Drive to McCowan Road,
resuming their regular route northward along McCowan.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on McCowan Road at Heritage Road.
40 Unionville local

From 3 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, westbound buses start their trips at Markville Mall, then proceed:

westward along Highway 7; and then
north- and eastward along Bullock Drive to McCowan Road,
resuming their regular route northward along McCowan.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on McCowan Road at Heritage Road.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to McCowan Road and Bullock Drive, then detour:

west- and southbound along Bullock Drive; and then
eastbound along Highway 7 to Markville Mall,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on McCowan Road opposite Heritage Road and at Highway 7.
Viva purple

From 3 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Highway 7 and Laidlaw Boulevard, then detour:

northward along Laidlaw; and then
west- and southward along Bullock Drive to Highway 7,
resuming their regular route westward along Highway 7.

Westbound buses skip

  • the McCowan vivastation.

Eastbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip

  • the McCowan vivastation.

Milton


Town of Milton Canada Day Events — Milton Fairgrounds

The Town of Milton’s events start at 10 a.m. and end with fireworks at 10 p.m.

Milton Transit

Although Milton Transit does not usually provide service on holidays, it is operating buses along all regular routes today, slightly revising the routes when the buses reach downtown. The buses link various parts of Milton with downtown parking lots in outlying areas to make sure everyone can get to the festival. All buses operate free of fare.

2 Main

All day, Friday, July 1, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Heslop Road and Thomas Street, then detour:

northward along Thomas, stopping at the Milton Fairgrounds, then continuing
eastward along Sidney Street;
southward along Commercial Street; and then
westward along Heslop Road and resuming their regular route to Milton GO Station,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses start their trips at Milton GO Station, then proceed along their regular route to Milton Hospital, ending their trips.

6 Scott

All day Friday, July 1, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main and Bronte Streets, then detour:

southward along Bronte Street South;
eastward Heslop Road; and then
northward along Thomas Street to the Milton Fairgrounds,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses start their trips on Thomas Street north of Heslop Road at the Milton Fairgrounds, then proceed:

northward along Thomas;
eastward along Sidney Street;
southward along Commercial Street;
westward along Heslop Road; and then
northward along Bronte Street South to Main Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Main Street West.

4 Thompson / Clark

All day Friday, July 1, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Thompson Road South and Laurier Avenue, then detour:

westward along Laurier;
northward along Commerical Street;
westward along Heslop Road; and then
northward along Thomas Street to the Milton Fairgrounds,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses start their trips at the Milton Fairgrounds, then proceed:

northward along Thomas;
eastward along Sidney Street;
southward along Commercial Street; and then
eastward along Laurier Avenue to Thompson Road South,
resuming their regular route southward along Thompson South.

3 Trudeau

All day, Friday, July 1, southbound buses start their trips at the Milton Fairgrounds, then proceed:

northward along Thomas Street;
eastward along Sidney Street;
southward along Commercial Street; and then
eastward along Derry Road East to Miller Way,
resuming their regular route eastward along Derry East.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Derry Road East and Miller Way, then detour:

westward along Derry East;
northward along Commercial Street;
westward along Heslop Road; and then
northward along Thomas Street to the Milton Fairgrounds,
ending their trips.

1 Woodward

All day Friday, July 1, eastbound buses start their trips at the Milton Fairgrounds, then proceed:

northward along Thomas Street;
eastward along Sidney Street;
northward along Commercial Street;
eastward along Main Street East; and then
southward through the Drew Centre to Milton GO Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses start their trips at Milton GO Station, then proceed:

eastward through the Drew Centre;
northward along Thompson Road South;
eastward along Main Street East;
north-, west- and southward along Maple Avenue;
westward along Woodward Avenue;
southward along Ontario Street North;
westward along Main Street East;
southward along Commercial Street;
westward along Heslop Road; and then
northward along Thomas Street to the Milton Fairgrounds,
ending their trips.

5 Yates

All day Friday, July 1, southbound buses start their trips at the Milton Fairgrounds then proceed:

northward along Thomas Street;
eastward along Sidney Street;
southward along Commercial Street and Santa Maria Boulevard to the Milton Sports Centre.

After looping around the Sports Centre, buses continue:

northward along Santa Maria; and then
eastward along Derry Road East to Holly Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Holly.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Holly Avenue and Derry Road East, then detour:

westward along Derry East;
southward along Santa Maria Boulevard to the Milton Sports Centre.

After looping around the Sports Centre, buses continue:

northward along Santa Maria and Commercial Street;
westward along Heslop Road; and then
northward along Thomas Street to the Milton Fairgrounds,
ending their trips.

All buses leave the fairgrounds at 11 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 11:30 p.m.

You can see a map and schedule of the special Canada Day routes here. (.pdf)


Mississauga

See also Port Credit


City of Mississauga Canada Day Events — Civic Centre Area

From 6 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Canada Day, the City of Mississauga is closing

  • City Centre Drive between Living Arts Drive and Duke of York Boulevard;
  • Duke of York Boulevard between Prince of Wales Drive and Burnhamthorpe Road West and
  • Princess Royal Drive between Living Arts Drive and Duke of York Boulevard.

From 7 until 11:30 p.m. on Canada Day, the City is also closing:

  • Burnhamthorpe Road West between Confederation Parkway and Duke of York Boulevard,
  • Living Arts Drive between Prince of Wales Drive and Burnhamthorpe Road West and
  • Prince of Wales Drive between Living Arts Drive and Duke of York Boulevard.

GO Transit and MiWay are detouring bus services during the event.

GO Transit
21 Milton / Mississauga - Union

From 6 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Station Gate Road and Rathburn Road West, then detour:

eastbound along Rathburn West; and then
southbound along City Centre Drive to Robert Speck Parkway West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Robert Speck West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Duke of York Boulevard at Princess Royal Drive and
  • on City Centre Drive at #201 City Centre and Kariya Gate.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on City Centre Drive at #201 City Centre and at Duke of York Boulevard and
  • on Duke of York opposite Princess Royal Drive.
MiWay
All Mississauga Transit routes

You can ride all Mississauga Transit buses — except those operating along the 88 Wonderland route — free of fare all day Canada Day, Friday, July 1.

3 Bloor

From 6 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, eastbound buses start their trips at the City Centre Terminal at Square One, and proceed:

westward along Rathburn Road West; and then
southward along Confederation Parkway to Webb Drive,
resuming their regular route southward along Confederation.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Duke of York Boulevard south of Rathburn Road West and at Prince of Wales and Princess Royal Drive,
  • on Living Arts Drive at Burnhamthorpe Road West,
  • on Duke of York Boulevard south of Burnhamthorpe West and
  • on Webb Drive at Confederation Parkway.

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

  • on Rathburn Road West at Living Arts Drive,
  • on Confederation Parkway south of Rathburn Road West, across from Princess Royal Drive, at Burnhamthorpe Road West and Webb Drive.

Westbound buses reverse the deotur routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Webb Drive east of Confederation Parkway,
  • on Duke of York Boulevard north of Webb,
  • on Living Arts Drive north of Burnhamthorpe Road West, at City Centre and Princess Royal Drive,
  • on Duke of York Boulevard at the Square One Access Road and Rathburn Road West.

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

  • on Confederation Parkway at Burnhamthorpe Road West, Princess Royal and Prince of Wales Drives and Rathburn Road West and
  • on Rathburn Road West at Living Arts Drive and Duke of York Boulevard.

You can see a map of the detour here. (.pdf)

26 Burnhamthorpe

From 6 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Burnhamthorpe Road West and Confederation Parkway, then detour:

northward along Confederation; and then
eastward along Rathburn Road West to the the City Centre Terminal at Square One,
resuming their regular route.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Duke of York Boulevard at City Centre Drive, across from Princess Royal Drive, at Square One Road and Rathburn Road West.

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

  • on Confederation Parkway at Princess Royal and Prince of Wales Drives and Rathburn Road West and
  • on Rathburn Road West at Living Arts Drive and Duke of York Boulevard.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Duke of York Boulevard south of Rathburn Road West and at Prince of Wales, Princess Royal and City Centre Drives and Burnhamthorpe Road West,
  • on Burnhamthorpe Road West at Living Arts Drive and Confederation Parkway.

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

  • on Rathburn Road West at Living Arts Drive,
  • on Confederation Parkway south of Rathburn Road West, across from Princess Royal Drive and at Burnhamthorpe Road West.

You can see a map of the detour here. (.pdf)

61 Mavis

From 6 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, **southbound buses operate along their regular route to the City Centre Terminal at Square One, then proceed:

westward along Rathburn Road West; and then
southward along Confederation Parkway to Webb Drive,
resumng their regular route westward along Webb.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Duke of York Boulevard south of Rathburn Road West and at Prince of Wales, Princess Royal and City Centre Drives and Burnhamthorpe Road West and
  • on Webb Drive at Confederation Parkway.

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

  • on Rathburn Road West at Living Arts Drive,
  • on Confederation Parkway south of Rathburn Road West, across from Princess Royal Drive, at Burnhamthorpe Road West and Webb Drive.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Duke of York Boulevard north of Webb Drive, across from Princess Royal Drive, at Square One Road and Rathburn Road West.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Webb Drive east of Confederation Parkway,
  • on Duke of York Boulevard north of Webb Drive, at City Centre Drive, across from Princess Royal Drive, at Square One Road and Rathburn Road West.

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

  • on Confederation Parkway at Burnhamthorpe Road West, Princess Royal and Prince of Wales Drives and Rathburn Road West and
  • on Rathburn Road West at Living Arts Drive and Duke of York Boulevard.

You can see a map of the detour here. (.pdf)


Niagara Falls


City of Niagara Falls Canada Day Events — Optimist Park

The City of Niagara Falls is closing

  • Morrison Street between Portage Road and Optimist Park

on Thursday morning to accommodate the annual Canada Day Parade.

Niagara Falls Transit is detouring buses during the event.

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

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 1, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Drummond Road and Scott Street, then detour:

eastward along Scott;
northward along Portage Road;
eastward along Morrison Street;
northward along Stanley Avenue;
westward along Thorold Stone Road; and then
northward along Portage to Huggins Street (Town and Country Plaza),
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Drummond Road between Scott and Morrison Streets,
  • on Morrison Street between Drummond and Dorchester Roads,
  • on Dorchester Road between Morrison and Riall Streets,
  • on Riall Street between Dorchester Road and St. Paul Avenue and
  • on St. Paul Avenue and Portage Road between Riall and Huggins Streets.

Southbound buses reverse the detour.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Thorold Stone Road between Portage and Dorchester Roads,
  • on Dorchester Road between Thorold Stone Road and Morrison Street,
  • on Morrison Street between Dorchester and Drummond Roads and
  • on Drummond Road between Morrison and Scott Streets.

North York


Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Yonge Street between Park Home / Empress Avenue and North York Boulevard / Elmwood Avenue

on Canada Day evening to accommodate the fireworks portion of the event.

The TTC is detouring buses during the event.

97 Yonge

From 7 until 11 p.m. on Friday, July 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Park Home Avenue, then detour:

westward along Park Home;
southward along Beecroft Road; and then
eastward along North York Boulevard to Yonge,
resuming their regular route southward along Yonge.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Yonge Street at North York Centre Station (across from Hillcrest Avenue).

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Elmwood Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Elmwood;
northward along Doris Avenue; and then
westward along Empress Avenue to Yonge,
resuming their regular route northward along Yonge.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Yonge Street at Empress Avenue.

Oshawa


City of Oshawa Canada Day events — Lakeview Park

The City of Oshawa and the Auto Workers Community Credit Union are sponsoring the day’s program of events from noon until dusk. The program ends with a fireworks display.

Canada Day Shuttle Bus

Durham Region Transit is operating free shuttle buses every 15 minutes from 1 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. on Friday, July 1 between the parking lot east of Zellers at the Oshawa Centre and the park. After the fireworks end, the buses will take passengers back to the parking lot.


Peterborough


Peterborough Canada Day Parade

The City of Peterborough is closing

  • George Street North between Murray Street and Lansdowne Avenue

on Canada Day morning to accommodate the annual festival parade. The event affects GO Transit services.

88 Peterborough - Oshawa

From 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, July 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Nassau Mills and Armour Roads, then detour:

southward along Armour;
westward along Hunter Streets East and West;
southward along George Street North; and then
westward along Simcoe Street to the Downtown Peterborough Terminal,
resuming their regular route.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to the Downtown Peterborough Terminal; then detour:
eastward along Simcoe Street;
northward along Water Street;
eastward along Hunter Streets West and East; and then
northward along Armour Road to Nassau Mills Road;
resuming their regular route westward along Nassau Mills


Pickering


City of Pickering Canada Day Events — Kinsmen Park

The City of Pickering’s events take place from noon until dusk Friday, July 1, when a fireworks display will illuminate the lakeshore. Free shuttle buses operate between Pickering GO Station, the Ontario Power Generation parking lot on Brock Road South, south of Bayly Street, and the park.


Port Credit


Paint the Town Red / Port Credit Canada Day Parade

All day Canada Day, the City of Mississauga is closing

  • Lakeshore Road East between Stavebank Road and Wenonah Drive / Seneca Avenue

to accommodate the annual street festival and parade.

MiWay is detouring buses during the event. MiWay also offers free rides on all routes all day.

19 Hurontario

All day Friday, July 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Hurontario Street and Park Street East, then detour:

westward along Park East to Ann Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Ann.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hurontario Street at Lakeshore Road East and
  • on Ann Street at Park Street East.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Elizabeth Street and Park Street East, then detour:

westward along Park East to Hurontario Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Hurontario.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Elizabeth Street at High Street East and Lakeshore Road East,
  • on Lakeshore Road East east of Elizabeth and
  • on Hurontario Street at Park Street East.

You can see a map of the detour here. (.pdf)

23 Lakeshore

All day, Friday, July 1, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Lakeshore Road West and Mississauga Road, then detour:

northward along Mississauga Road North,
eastward along the Queen Elizabeth Way;
southward along Hurontario Street,
westward along Port Street East;
northward along Ann Street;
westward along Queen Street East, passing Port Credit GO Station,
southward along Elizabeth Street;
eastward along Park Street East;
northward along Hurontario Street;
eastward along Mineola Avenue;
southward along Mineola Gardens;
eastward** along Atwater Avenue; and then
southward along Cawthra Road to Lakeshore East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Lakeshore.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road West at Front Street South
  • on Lakeshore East at Stavebank Road South and across from Elizabeth Street,
  • on Ann Street at Park Street East,
  • on Queen Street East at Port Credit GO Station,
  • on Elizabeth Street at High Street East and Lakeshore Road East,
  • on Lakeshore East at Port Street, Elmwood Avenue, Cumberland Drive, Hiawatha Parkway, Wenonah Drive, opposite Shaw Drive, at Beechwood Avenue, Hampton Crescent and across from Cawthra Road.

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

  • on Mississauga Road North at Kane Road,
  • on Hurontario Street at Pinetree Way, Indian Valley Trail and north of Mineola Road West,
  • on Mineola Road West across from Oakes Drive, at Broadmoor Drive and across from Lochlin Trail and
  • on Atwater Avenue at Canterbury and Claredale Roads and across from Delwood Palce.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road East at Caven Street, across from Hampton Crescent and Beechwood Avenue, at Shaw Drive, across from Wenonah Drive, at Mohawk Avenue, across from Cumberland Drive, at Woodlawn Avenue, across from St. Lawrence Drive and at Ann Street,
  • on Ann Street at Park Street East,
  • on Queen Street East at Port Credit GO Station,
  • on Elizabeth Street at High Street East and Lakeshore Road East,
  • on Lakeshore Road East at Stavebank Road North and west of Stavebank North and
  • on Lakeshore Road West at John Street and Mississauga Road.

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

  • on Atwater Avenue west of Cawthra Road, at Delwood Place, Northaven Drive, across from Claredale Road, at Canterbury Road and Mineola Gardens,
  • on Mineola Road East at Lochlin Trail, Broadmoor Avenue, across from Crossfield Bend, at Wilson Avenue and Hurontario Street and
  • on Hurontario Street, at Pinewood Trail, north of Pinewood Trail and at South Service Road and
  • on Mississauga Road North south of Indian Road at Park Street West and Lakeshore Road West.

You can see a map of the detour here. (.pdf)


Scarborough


Scarborough events include Scarborough Canada Day Parade and Highland Creek Canada Day Parade.


Highland Creek Canada Day Parade

The parade starts forming on Morrish Road north of Old Kingston Road around 10 a.m., then at 11 a.m. proceeds:

eastward along Old Kingston,
southward along the Highland Creek Overpass; and then
eastward along Lawson Road to the Highland Creek Branch 258 of the Royal Canadian Legion at 45 Lawson Road.

The event affects TTC services.

38 Highland Creek

From about 11 until 11:45 a.m. on Friday, July 1, expect delays as the parade passes along Old Kingston Road between Morrish Road and Kingston Road / Highland Creek Overpass, the Highland Creek Overpass and Lawson Road between the overpass and #45 Lawson. Toronto Police Service officers let buses proceed through gaps in the parade.

86 Scarborough

From about 11 until 11:45 a.m. on Friday, July 1, expect delays as the parade passes along the Highland Creek Overpass. Toronto Police Service officers let buses proceed through gaps in the parade.


Scarborough Canada Day Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Borough Drive between the Scarborough Civic Centre and Omni Drive and
  • Brimley Road between Omni Drive and Thompson Park

on Canada Day afternoon and evening to accommodate the annual parade.

The event affects TTC services.

21 Brimley

From 4 until 7 p.m. on Friday, July 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Scarborough Centre Station, then detour:

eastward along Triton Road,
southward along McCowan Road; and then
westward along Lawrence Avenue East to Brimley Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Brimley.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Triton Gate west of Borough Drive,
  • on Brimley Road at Golden Gate Court, Ellesmere Road, Applefield Drive (north), Waterfield Drive, Applefield Drive (south), south of Dorcot Avenue, at Britwell Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East.

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

  • on McCowan Road at Town Centre Court, south of Ellesmere Road, south of Hurley Crescent, at Brimorton Drive, Meldazy Drive (north and south), St. Andrews Road, across from Benleigh Drive and at Lawrence Avenue East and
  • on Lawrence Avenue East east of McCowan Road and across from Barrymore Drive.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing:

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Brimley Road across from Britwell and Dorcot Avenues, at St. Andrew’s Road, Brimorton Drive, Bernadine Street, Ellesmere Road and north of Omni Drive and
  • on Triton Road east of Borough Drive.

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

  • on Lawrence Avenue east at Barrymore Drive and - on McCowan Road at Benleigh Drive, across from St. Andrews Drive, north Bellechasse Street, across from Meldazy Drive (north), at Brimorton Drive, the walkway north of Brimorton Drive, Huronia Gate and Ellesmere Road.
95 York Mills

From about 5 until 7 p.m., expect delays as the parade passes along Brimley Road and Ellesmere Road. Toronto Police Service officers let buses proceed through gaps in the parade.


Stouffville


Stouffville Strawberry Festival / Canada Day Celebration

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville’s annual event takes place in Stouffville Memorial Park beside the Lebovic Centre on Canada Day, Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2.

The Town is closing

  • Burkholder Street between the Lebovic Leisure Centre Entrance to Booth Drive from noon on Thursday July 30 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 3,
  • Main Street between Stouffer Street and Ninth Line from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 1,
  • Main Street between Stouffer Street and the east side of the railway tracks from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, **July 2 and
  • Park Drive between Main Street to the north entrance to the Lebovic Leisure Centre from 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 30 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.

GO Transit and York Region Transit are detouring bus service during the event.

GO Transit
71 Uxbridge / Stouffville - Union

(GO has not confirmed the detour. This posst describes how GO detoured buses in 2010 during this event.)

From 8:30 until 10 a.m., on Friday, July 1 and from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Tenth Line and North Street, then detour:

westward along North;
north- and westward along Millard Street; and then
southward along Ninth Line to Main Street, resuming their regular route westward along Main.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street at Stouffville GO Station, Market and Stouffer Streets and
  • on Tenth Line at Aintree Drive.

Eastbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street at Stouffer and Market Streets and Stouffville GO Station.
York Region Transit
15 Stouffville local

On Thursday, June 30, eastbound buses operate along Main Street to Park Drive, then continue along their regular route eastward along Main.

Buses don’t operate along Park Drive or stop at the Lebovic Centre. They operate entirely along Main Street between Ninth Line and Eastern Gate Crescent.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Burkholder Drive at the Lebovic Centre and
  • on Park Drive at Main Street.

Toronto

See also East York, North York and Scarborough


Toronto events include: the Ashbridges Bay Canada Day Fireworks Display; the CHIN Canada Day Picnic; the Chinese Canadians Canada Day Parade; and theQueen’s Park Canada Day Celebration.


Ashbridges Bay Canada Day Fireworks

The City of Toronto hosts its annual Canada Day fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay Park, starting at 9:45 p.m.

The City expects that more than 80,000 people are planning to watch the skies light up and is encouraging everyone to leave their cars at home and walk, cycle or travel by transit to and from the event. To handle the crowds, the TTC is increasing service to the park and nearby beaches.

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64 Main
501 Queen
92 Woodbine South

From about 9 until 11 p.m., the TTC is adding more buses and streetcars to the routes to handle the crowds before and after the fireworks.


CHIN Canada Day Picnic

After 9 a.m. on Friday, July 1, Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, Exhibition Place is closing various streets in the west end of the park to accommodate the annual event.

29 Dufferin

The TTC has not announced detours. In previous years during this event, all buses operating along the 29B (“Exhibition and Ontario Place”) and 29D (Exhibition and Princes’ Gate) Dufferin branches start and end their trips at the Dufferin Gate loop.

Buses skip all stops in Exhibition Place.

Chinese Canadians Canada Day Parade

The parade starts forming at Metro Hall (55 John Street) around 11 a.m. on Canada Day, then at 2 p.m. proceeds:

northward along John,
eastward along King Street West;
northward along University Avenue;
westward along Dundas Street West;
southward along Spadina Avenue;
eastward along Front Street West; and then
southward along Blue Jays Way to Chinese Railway Workers’ Memorial.

The event affects TTC services.

505 Dundas

From about 2 until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 1, expect delays as the parade passes along Dundas Street West between University and Spadina Avenues. Toronto Police Service officers let streetcars proceed through gaps in the parade.

504 King

From about 2 until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 1, expect delays as the parade passes along King Street West between John Street and University Avenue and along Spadina Avenue at King Street West. Toronto Police Service officers let streetcars proceed through gaps in the parade.

501 Queen

From about 2 until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 1, expect delays as the parade passes along University Avenue and Queen Street West. Toronto Police Service officers let streetcars proceed through gaps in the parade.

510 Spadina

From about 2 until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 1, expect delays as the parade passes along Spadina Avenue between Dundas and Front Streets West. Toronto Police Service officers let streetcars proceed through gaps in the parade.


Queen’s Park Canada Day Celebration

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Queen’s Park, northbound lanes, between Queen’s Park Crescent and Charles Street West,
  • Queen’s Park Crescent East between College Street and Queen’s Park,
  • Queen’s Park Crescent West between Hoskin Avenue and College Street and
  • Wellesley Street West between Queen’s Park Crescents West and East

on Canada Day morning and afternoon to accommodate the event.

The TTC is detouring buses during the event.

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From 6:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 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 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).
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From 6:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, July 1, eastbound buses operate along 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
  • on Wellesley Street West at the Ontario Legislature Building, east of Queen’s Park Crescent East and at Bay Street.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Wellesley Street west and Bay Street, then detour:

northward along Bay,
westward along Bloor Street West; and then
southward along Queen’s Park to Queen’s Park Crescent West,
resuming their regular route southward along Queen’s Park West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wellesley Street West at Queen’s Park Crescent East.

Vaughan

See Maple



Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.