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Weekend events affect transit services, August 18, 19, 20, 21



Special events in Bradford, Brampton, the Courtice area of Clarington, the Dundas area of Hamilton, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Oshawa and Toronto affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton TransitAll routes, 2 Main.

Durham Region TransitAll routes, 402 King, 405 Central Park, 411 Grandview.

GO TransitAll routes, 31 Guelph - Georgetown - Union, 68 Barrie - Newmarket, 90 Newcastle - Oshawa, 94 Oshawa - Yorkdale via Highway 2.

Grand River TransitAll routes.

Guelph TransitAll routes.

Hamilton Street Railway5 Delaware, 52 Dundas.

Lindsay TransitGreen.

MiWayAll routes.

Toronto Transit CommissionAll routes, 29 Dufferin, 32 Eglinton West, 72B Pape via Commissioners & Cherry Beach, 83 Jones, 193 Exhibition Rocket, 307 Eglinton West overnight, 310 Bathurst overnight, 316 Ossington overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight, 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst.

York Region TransitAll routes.


The Thursday, August 18 event affecting transit services is: the Dundas Cactus Festival.

The Friday, August 19 events affecting transit services are: the Canadian National Exhibition; and the Dundas Cactus Festival.

The Saturday, August 20 events affecting transit services are: the Autofest Soap Box Derby; the Canadian National Exhibition; Carrot Fest; the Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; the Dundas Cactus Festival; the Fairbank Village SummerFest; the Georgetown Farmers Market; the Lindsay Farmers Market; A Midsummer Night’s Run; and the Warriors Day Parade.

The Sunday, August 21 events affecting transit services are: the Canadian National Exhibition; the Dundas Cactus Festival; the Fairbank Village SummerFest; and the Kids of Steel — Courtice Triathlon.


Bradford


Carrot Fest

The Town of Bradford — West Gwillimbury is closing

  • Barrie Street between John and Holland Streets and
  • Holland Streets West and East between Holland Court and Nelson Street

all day Saturday to accommodate the annual street festival.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

68 Barrie - Newmarket

(GO has now confirmed this detour.)

From 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 20 until 3 a.m. on Sunday, August 21, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street (County Road 4) and 8 Line, then detour:

eastward along 8 Line East; and then
southward along Dissette Street to Holland Street East / Bridge Street,
resuming their regular route southeastward along Bridge.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street at 8 Line West;
  • on Barrie Street at Fletcher Street and north of Holland Street West; and
  • on Holland Street East at Dissette Street (across from Bradford GO Station).

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Bradford GO Station, then detour:

northward along Dissette Street; and then
westward along 8 Line East to Barrie / Yonge Streets (County Road 4),
resuming their regular route northward along Yonge.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Holland Street East at Colbourne Street and
  • on Barrie Street north of Holland Street East, at Britannia Avenue and 8 Line East.

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. Saturday, August 20, 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)


Clarington

See Courtice.


Courtice


Kids of SteelCourtice Triathlon

The Municipality of Clarington is closing

  • Nash Road between Trulls and Courtice Roads and
  • Courtice Road between Nash Road and Durham Region Highway 2 / King Street East on Sunday morning to accommodate the various races.

Durham Region Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

402 King

From 9 until 11:30 a.m., on Sunday, August 21, westbound buses operate along their regular route.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Trulls and Nash Roads, then detour:

southward along Trulls to Durham Region Highway 2 / King Street East,
resuming their regular route westward along King East.

The Autofest Soap Box Derby also affects service on the route this weekend.


Dundas


Dundas Cactus Festival

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • King Streets East and West (Dundas) from York Road to Market Street

and other streets in central Dundas on Thursday and Friday evening, all day Saturday daytime and Sunday morning and afternoon to accommodate the annual festival.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses during the event.

5 Delaware

From 6:45 until 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, buses operate along their regular route to King and Napier Streets, then detour:

southward along Napier Street South;
eastward along Hatt Street;
northward along York Road; and then
eastward along Baldwin Street to West Street,
resuming their regular route southward along West.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Market Street South, across from Church Street, at McMurray Street, Memorial Square and Ogilvie Street,
  • on King Street East at York Street and
  • on Cootes Drive at West Street.

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

  • on Hatt Street at Market Street South, across from Memorial Square and at Ogilvie Street.

From 4 p.m. on Friday, August 19 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, buses operate along their regular route to King and Napier Streets, then detour:

southward along Napier Street South;
eastward along Hatt Street; and then
northward along York Street to King Street East / Cootes Drive,
resuming their regular route eastward along Cootes.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Market Street South, across from Church Street, at McMurray Street, Memorial Square and Ogilvie Street and
  • on King Street East at York Street.

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

  • on Hatt Street at Market Street South, across from Memorial Square and at Ogilvie Street.
52 Dundas

From 6:45 until 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, buses operate along their regular route to West and Baldwin Streets, then detour:

westward along Baldwin;
southward along York Street; and then
westward along Hatt Street to Wellington Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Wellington South.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cootes Drive at King Street East,
  • on King Street East at York and Cross Streets,
  • on King Street West at Sydenham, Albert and Church Streets, Market, Napier and Peel Streets North and
  • on Wellington Street South south of King Street East and at Hatt Street.

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

  • on Hatt Street at Ogilvie Street, Memorial Square, Market and Napier Streets South.

From 4 p.m. on Friday, August 19 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, buses operate along their regular route to Cootes Drive and York Street, then detour:

southward along York;
westward along Hatt Street to Wellington Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Wellington South.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Cross Street,
  • on King Street West at Sydenham, Albert and Church Streets, Market, Napier and Peel Streets North and
  • on Wellington Street South south of King Street East and at Hatt Street.

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

  • on Hatt Street at Ogilvie Street, Memorial Square, Market and Napier Streets South.

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


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. Saturday, August 20, 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 across from 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


Hamilton

See Dundas



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, August 6, 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


Autofest Soap Box Derby

The City of Oshawa is closing

  • Bond Street West between Centre Street and Arena Drive

on Saturday to accommodate the annual derby. (The derby is a early event, previewing next weekend’s Autofest at Lakeview Park on the Oshawa waterfront).

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit are detouring buses during the event.

Durham Region Transit
405 Central Park
411 Grandview
402 King

From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond and Simcoe Streets, then detour:

northbound along Simcoe Street North;
westbound along Adelaide Avenue West; and then
southward along Arena Drive to Bond Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North and Arena Drive.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route.

The Kids of Steel — Courtice Triathlon also affects service on the 402 King route this weekend.

GO Transit
90 Newcastle - Oshawa
94 Oshawa - Yorkdale via Highway 2

(GO has confirmed the detour.)

From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, westbound buses operate along their regular routes to Bond Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Streets North and South;
westward along John Street West; and then
northward along Park Roads South and North to Bond,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North and Arena Drive.

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

  • on Centre Street North at King Street West (DRT stop),
  • on Centre Street South south of King Street West and across from Metcalfe Street.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route.


Toronto


Toronto events affecting transit services include: the Canadian National Exhibition (August 19 until September 5); the Fairbank Village SummerFest (August 20, 21); A Midsummer Night’s Run (August 20); and the annual Warriors Day Parade (at the CNE) (August 20).


Canadian National Exhibition

The “Ex” starts its 131st year on Friday, August 20 and continues until Labour Day, Monday, September 6.

GO Transit and the TTC are increasing service to handle the crowds heading to the “Ex”.

(Also, veterans can ride all Brampton Transit, Durham Region Transit, GO Transit, Grand River Transit, Guelph Transit, MiWay, TTC and York Region Transit vehicles free on Warriors Day, Saturday, August 20.)

GO Transit
09 Lakeshore East
01 Lakeshore West

From Friday, August 19 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, more trains stop at the Exhibition GO Station Mondays to Fridays.

Toronto Transit Commission
511 Bathurst

From Friday, August 19 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, more frequent service and faster boarding at Exhibition (East) Loop.

310 Bathurst overnight

Buses operate with regular service along their regular route during the Exhibition.

29 Dufferin

From Friday, August 19 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, more frequent service and faster boarding at Dufferin Gate Loop. After Thursday, August 5, no service along the 29B and 29D branches south of Dufferin Gate Loop.

329 Dufferin overnight

From about 2 a.m. Friday, August 19 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 6, buses operate along a revised route.

193 Exhibition rocket

From Friday, August 19 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, express service between Dundas West Station and Dufferin Gate Loop. Faster boarding at Dufferin Gate Loop.

509 Harbourfront

From Friday, August 19 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, more frequent service and faster boarding at Exhibition (East) Loop.

316 Ossington overnight

From about 2 a.m. Friday, August 19 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 6, buses operate along a revised route.


Fairbank Village SummerFest

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Eglinton Avenue West between Chamberlain Avenue and Dufferin Street

all day Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the Fairbank Village Business Improvement Area’s annual street festival.

The TTC is detouring buses during the event.

32 Eglinton West
307 Eglinton West overnight

From 2 a.m. Saturday, August 20 until 2 a.m. Monday, August 22, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Eglinton Avenue West and Caledonia Road, then detour:

northward along Caledonia;
eastward along Castlefield Avenue; and then
southward along Dufferin Street to Eglinton West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Eglinton.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue East at Caledonia Road, across from Little Boulevard, Nairn Avenue, Ennerdale Road and Dufferin Street.

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

  • on Caledonia Road north of Bowie and Schell Avenues and at Castlefield Avenue and
  • on Dufferin Street at Bowie Avenue.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue West across from Ennerdale Road, at Ronald and Montcalm Avenues and Caledonia Road.

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

  • on Dufferin Street north of Eglinton Avenue West and Whitmore Avenue and
  • on Caledonia Road across from Schell Avenue and at Bowie Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West.

A Midsummer Night’s Run

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Commissioners Street between Munition and Leslie Streets

to accommodate the run on Saturday evening. (Race participants support the Sick Kids Foundation at the Hospital for Sick Children.

The event affects TTC service.

83 Jones

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From about 5 until 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, northbound buses start their trips at the Wheel-Trans Lakeshore Garage, as usual, then proceed:

westward along Commissioners;
northward along Carlaw Avenue; and then
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard East to Leslie Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Leslie.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Commissioners Street across from the Wheel-Trans Lakeshore Garage and at #651 Commissioners and
  • on Leslie Street north of Commissioners Street.
72B Pape via Commissioners & Cherry Beach

South- and westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From about 5 until 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, east- and northbound buses operate along their regular route to Cherry and Commissioners Streets, then detour:

northward along Cherry; and then
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard East to Carlaw Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Carlaw.

North- and eastbound buses skip their regular stops:

  • on Commissioners Street east of Cherry and Munition Streets, across from #150 Commissioners, at Saulter and Bouchette Streets and Logan Avenue and
  • on Carlaw Avenue north of Commissioners Street.

Warriors Day Parade

On Warriors Day at the Canadian National Exhibition, past and present members of Canada’s Armed Forces march through the Princes’ Gates and along Princes’ Boulevard in Exhibition Place.

Veterans of Canada’s wars and peacekeeping missions gain free admission to the “Ex”.

Many local transit agencies — including Brampton Transit, Durham Region Transit, GO Transit, Grand River Transit, Guelph Transit, MiWay, the TTC and York Region Transit — offer free rides to vets and their companions.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 17 post for details.


Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.