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Weekend events affect transit, July 21, 22, 23, 24



Special events affect transit services in Brampton, the Downsview area of Toronto, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Oshawa, central Toronto and Whitby this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main.

Durham Region Transit401 Simcoe, 403 Park, 406B Dean, 410 Olive / Harmony.

GO Transit31 Guelph / Georgetown - Union, 94 Oshawa - Yorkdale local via Highway 2.

Toronto Transit Commission64 Main, 92 Woodbine South, 101 Parc Downsview Park, 143 Downtown / Queen East express, 501 Queen.

Town of WhitbyWhitby Harbour Days shuttle.


The Thursday, July 21 event affecting transit services is: the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

The Friday, July 22 event affecting transit services is: the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

The Saturday, July 23 events affecting transit services are: the Beaches International Jazz Festival; the Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; the Georgetown Farmers Market; the Heavy T.O. Concert; and Whitby Harbour Days.

The Sunday, July 24 events affecting transit services are: the Durham ¼ Marathon; and the Heavy T.O. Concert.


Brampton


Downtown Brampton Farmers Market

The City of Brampton is closing

  • Main Streets North and South between Nelson and Wellington Streets

on Saturday morning and early afternoon and every Saturday until October 8 to accommodate the weekly farmers market.

Brampton Transit is detouring bus service during the market.

2 Main

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street, then detour:

westward along Nelson Street West, passing, but not stopping at, the Downtown Transit Terminal,
southward along George Streets North and South; and then
eastward along Wellington Street West to Main South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street at Queen Street.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Streets South and North at Wellington Street, John Street, north of Queen Street and at Theatre Lane.

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


Downsview


Heavy T.O. Concert

101 Parc Downsview Park

Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. during the event south of Tuscan Gate and Sheppard Avenue West in Downsview Park, the TTC is revising the route to provide more frequent service to carry concert-goers to and from the subway.

Eastbound buses start their trips at the Canadian Air and Space Museum, then proceed:

east-, north- and eastward along Carl Hall Road; and then
northward along Chesswood Drive to Sheppard Avenue West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Sheppard West.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.


Georgetown


Georgetown Farmers Market

The Town of Halton Hills is closing

  • Main Street South Georgetown between James and Church Streets

on Saturday morning and every Saturday until October 8 to accommodate the Georgetown Central Business Improvement Area’s weekly market.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the weekly market.

31 Guelph / Georgetown - Union

From 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 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 Wesleyan Street and do not travel to downtown Georgetown.


Halton Hills

See Georgetown


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, July 23, 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


Durham ¼ Marathon

On Sunday morning, participants run or walk exactly 6 miles, 975.25 yards (or 10.549 kilometres) between Memorial Park in downtown Oshawa and Lakefront West Park in the southwest part of the city, near the boundary with Whitby. Participants help raise funds to support The Refuge, an outreach centre for homeless and “at-risk” young people.

Most of the event takes place on trails through the Oshawa Valleylands Conservation Area, Lakeview Park or along the Waterfront Trail, but, sometimes, participants pass along or across city streets. The event may affect Durham Region Transit and GO Transit services.

Durham Region Transit
406B Dean

From about 9 until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, expect detours or delays as participants pass along Centre Street South between Metcalfe and Fairbanks Streets and Simcoe Street South between Avenue and Mill Streets.

410 Olive / Harmony

From about 9 until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, expect detours or delays as participants pass along Centre Street South at John Street.

403 Park

From about 9 until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, expect detours or delays as participants pass along Stone Street between Cedar and Oxford Streets.

401 Simcoe

From about 9 until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, expect detours or delays as participants pass along Centre Street South between Metcalfe and Fairbanks Streets and Simcoe Street South between Avenue and Mill Streets and along Kluane Avenue at Lakeview Park Avenue.

GO Transit
94 Oshawa - Yorkdale local via Highway 2

From about 9 until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, expect detours or delays as participants pass along Centre Street South between Metcalfe and Fairbanks Streets and Simcoe Street South between Avenue and Mill Streets.


Toronto

See also Downsview.


Beaches International Jazz Festival

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Queen Street East between Woodbine and Beech Avenues

this Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings to accommodate the Streetfest portion of the 22nd annual festival. It will also restrict turns from Wineva and Lee Avenues onto Queen.

The TTC is detouring transit services during the event.

143 Downtown / Queen East express

The event does not affect westbound buses.

After 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Woodbine Avenue, then detour,


northward along Woodbine; and then
northeastward along Kingston Road to Victoria Park Avenue,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverly Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarboro Beach Boulevard, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues, Neville Park Boulevard and Neville Park Loop.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off passengers at temporary stops

  • on Woodbine Avenue north of Queen Street East and Norway Avenue and at Kingston Road and
  • on Kingston Road at Elmer Avenue, Waverly Road, Lee Avenue, Southwood and Glen Manor Drives, Beech Avenue, Scarborough Road, Bingham Avenue and east of Victoria Park Avenue.
64 Main

From 6 p.m. until midnight, on Thursday, July 21, Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Wineva Avenue and Queen Street East, then detour:

southward along Wineva; and then
westward along Alfresco Lawn to Lee Avenue,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses serve all regular stops.

Northbound buses start their trips at Alfresco Lawn and Lee Avenue, then proceed:

northward along Lee; and then
eastward along Williamson Road to Southwood Drive,
resuming their regular route northward along Southwood.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hambly Avenue north of Queen Street East and at Williamson Road.

The TTC is also operating extra buses along the route until midnight to help spectators get to and from the event.

501 Queen

From 6 p.m. until midnight on Thursday, July 21, Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, streetcars end their trips at Kingston Road and Queen Street East.

The TTC is not operating any transit service along Queen East between Eastern Avenue / Kingston Road and Neville Park Boulevard.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

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

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Eastern, Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverly Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarboro Beach Boulevard, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues, Neville Park Boulevard and Neville Park Loop.
92 Woodbine South

From 6 p.m. until midnight on Thursday, July 21, Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, the TTC is operating extra buses along the route to help spectators get to and from the event.


Whitby


Whitby Harbour Days

The Town of Whitby hosts its annual event to celebrate its waterfront on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23.

The Port Whitby area has few parking areas, so to help visitors enjoy the event, the Town is encouraging people to park at the Whitby GO Station. It’s operating free shuttle buses between the GO Station and Heydonshores Park from about noon until 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.