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Weekend events affect transit services, September 2, 3, 4, 5



Update — Saturday, September 3, 4:55 a.m.: GO Transit has confirmed detours in Milton during the Steam-Era Parade. Guelph Transit has confirmed detours during the University of Guelph Move-In Day.


Special events in Brampton, Burlington, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Guelph, Hamilton, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Milton and Toronto affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main.

Burlington Transit1 Fairview — Plains; Ribfest Express, Ribfest Shuttle.

GO Transit01 Lakeshore West, 09 Lakeshore East, 16 Hamilton - Union express via QEW, 18 Hamilton - Aldershot, 21 Milton / Mississauga - Union, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Brampton - Union, 52 Hamilton - York U via Hwy 407.

Guelph Transit51 Gordon, 52 University / Kortright; 54 Arkell.

Hamilton Street RailwayAll routes, 4 Bayfront, 5 Delaware,5C West Hamilton, 7 Locke, 8 York, 9 Rock Gardens, 34 Upper Paradise, 52 Dundas, 99 Waterfront shuttle, Tiger-Cats Express.

Lindsay TransitGreen route.

Toronto Transit Commission29 Dufferin, 63 Ossington, 193 Exhibition Rocket, 306 Carlton overnight, 316 Ossington overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight, 501 Queen, 504 King, 506 Carlton, 509 Harbourfront, 510 Spadina; 511 Bathurst.


The Friday, September 2 events are: Canada’s Largest Ribfest; Canadian National Exhibition.

The Saturday, September 3 events are: Canada’s Largest Ribfest; the Canadian International Air Show; the Canadian National Exhibition; the Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; the Fiera Tarantella Festival; the Georgetown Farmers Market; the Lindsay Farmers Market; the Steam-Era parade; and University of Guelph Move-In Day.

The Sunday, September 4 events are: Canada’s Largest Ribfest; the Canadian International Air Show; the Canadian National Exhibition; and the Fiera Tarantella Festival.

The Labour Day, Monday, September 5 events are: Canada’s Largest Ribfest; a Canadian Football League game; the Canadian International Air Show; the Canadian National Exhibition; the Hamilton Labour Day Parade; and the Toronto Labour Day Parade.


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, September 3, 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)


Burlington


Canada’s Largest Ribfest

On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore is again hosting the annual event in Spencer Smith Park on the Burlington waterfront.

Burlington Transit is operating two shuttle bus services help you get to the event.

Ribfest Express

From noon until 11 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, free express buses operate between Millcroft Plaza and the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal.

Buses start their trips at Millcroft Plaza from the bus shelter on Heron Way, stop on the north side of Appleby Mall near Fortino’s, on the east side of Food Basics at Lakeside Plaza, at the Travelodge on Lakeshore Road and at the Terminal.

Buses leave Millcroft at noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Buses leave downtown at 12:45, 2:15, 3:45, 5:15, 6:45, 8:15, 9:30 and 11 p.m. You can view the full express bus schedule here.

Ribfest Shuttle

On Friday, September 2 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., Saturday, September 3 from 10 a.m. until midnight, Sunday, September 4 from 10 a.m. until midnight and Labour Day, Monday, September 5 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., you can park for free at the Mapleview Centre (west-side parking lot near the Queen Elizabeth Way) and ride frequent shuttle buses to Brant Street and Lakeshore Road, beside Spencer Smith Park every day of the event. Your $2.00 donation for the shuttle bus will support the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Auxiliary fundraising program.

Note that regular Burlington Transit service ends at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 4 and Labour Day, Monday, September 5


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 27, 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.

GO is also detouring buses operating on this route around an event in Guelph.


Guelph


University of Guelph Move-In Day

The City of Guelph is closing

  • Gordon Street between College Avenue and Stone Road and

the University of Guelph is closing parts of its campus on Saturday while large numbers of U of Guelph students move into residence and take part in annual festivities.

GO Transit and Guelph Transit are detouring buses while the roadway is closed.

GO Transit
31 Guelph / Georgetown / Brampton - Union

On Saturday, September 3 from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., eastbound buses start their trips from a temporary stop on Stone Road West, west of Gordon Street, then proceed:

eastward along Stone Road West;
southward along Gordon Street;
westward along Kortright Road;
northward along Edinburgh Road South;
eastward along Wellington Streets West;
northward along Gordon Street;
eastward along Fountain Street; and then
southward along Wyndham Street South to the temporary Downtown Guelph Bus Terminal.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in the University Centre Terminal.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Wellington Street East and Gordon Street, then detour:

westward along Wellington West;
southward along Edinburgh Road South; and then
westward along Stone Road West to a temporary stop just west of Gordon Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in the University Centre Terminal.

GO is also detouring buses operating on this route around an event in Georgetown.

Guelph Transit
54 Arkell
51 Gordon

From 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon Street and College Avenue, then detour:

westward along College Avenue West;
southward along Edinburgh Road South; and then
eastward along Stone Road West to Gordon Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Stone Road East.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gordon Street north of South Ring Road, across from McGillivray Avenue and at College Street East.

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

  • on Stone Road West west of Gordon Street, beside #100 Stone West, beside Zellers and at Edinburgh Road South,
  • on Edinburgh Road South north of Chancellors Way and
  • on College Avenue West at West Ring Road.

Outbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gordon Street south of College Avenue West and at South Ring Road and
  • in the University Centre Terminal.

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

  • on College Avenue West west of University Avenue West and at Edinburgh Road South,
  • on Edinburgh Road South at Wilsonview Avenue, across from Chancellors Way and at Stone Road East and
  • on Stone Road West across from Zellers and #100 Stone West and at Gordon Street.
52 University / Kortright

From 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Wilsonview Avenue and Edinburgh Road South, then detour:

northward along Edinburgh South; and then
eastward along College Avenue West to Gordon Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Gordon.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Stone Road West across from Zellers and #100 Stone West and at Gordon Street,
  • at the University Centre Terminal,
  • on Gordon Street north of South Ring Road East, across from McGillivray Street and at College Avenue East.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon Street and College Avenue, then detour:

westward along College Avenue West; and then
southward along Edinburgh Road South to Stone Road West,
resuming their regular route westward along Stone Road East.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on College Avenue East across from Macdonald Street,
  • on East Ring Road beside the East Residence and the Mitchell Athletic Centre,
  • on South Ring Road beside the University of Guelph Student Residence (Prairie Hall),
  • in the University Centre Terminal,
  • on South Ring Road at Stone Road East,
  • on Stone Road West west of Gordon Street, beside #100 Stone West, beside Zellers and at Edinburgh Road South.

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

  • on College Avenue West west of University Avenue West and at Edinburgh Road South,
  • on Edinburgh Road South at Wilsonview Avenue, across from Chancellors Way and at Stone Road East.

Halton Hills

See Georgetown


Hamilton


Hamilton events include: Canadian Football League Action (September 5); Hamilton Labour Day Parade (September 5).


Canadian Football League game
All Hamilton Street Railway routes

On Labour Day, Monday, September 5, you can ride any HSR bus for free to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Montreal Alouettes at 1 p.m. — if you hold a valid ticket to the game. With the HSR’s Ticket to Ride program, you can ride free of fare to Ivor Wynne Stadium for as much as three hours before game time and free of fare from the stadium after the game until the end of service.

Tiger-Cats Express shuttles

From about 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Labour Day, Monday, September 5, free HSR shuttle buses also speedily transport ticket-holders from four terminals across the city to the stadium — and back again after the game is over. You can read the schedule for Monday’s shuttle service here. (.pdf)

Read Transit Toronto’s June 17 post for more details.


Hamilton Labour Day Parade

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • Bay Streets North and South between Cannon and Main Streets West,
  • Main Street West between Queen and Bay Streets South,
  • York Boulevard between Bay Street North and Dundurn Park

and other streets in downtown Hamilton to accommodate the annual parade on Labour Day.

Burlington Transit, GO Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway are detouring transit services to accommodate the event.

Burlington Transit
1 Fairview — Plains

(Burlington Transit has not yet announced detours.)

GO Transit
18 Hamilton - Aldershot
16 Hamilton - Union express via QEW
52 Hamilton - York U via Hwy 407

(GO has not confirmed the detour. This post describes how buses detoured in previous years during the Labour Day Parade.)

From 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 5, buses traveling toward the Hamilton GO Centre operate along their regular route to Main Street West and Dundurn Street South, then detour:

southward along Dundurn South;
eastward along Herkimer Street;
northward along James Street South; and then
eastward into the Hamilton GO Centre,
ending their trips.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street West at Dundurn Street South, Poulette Street, Pearl, Queen, Caroline, Bay and MacNab Streets South.

Buses traveling away from the Hamilton GO Centre start their trips at the Hamilton GO, Centre, as usual, then proceed:

northward along John Street South;
westward along Hunter Streets East and West; and then
northward along Locke Street South to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Buses operating away from Hamilton skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East west of John Street North,
  • on King Street West across from Summers Lane, Caroline and Pearl Streets North.

operate along their regular routes, but passengers should expect delays where the buses cross the parade route on King Street West at Bay and Queen Streets.

Hamilton Street Railway
4 Bayfront

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 9:30 a.m. until noon Labour Day, Monday, September 5, **inbound buses operate along their regular route to James Street South and Main Street, then detour:

eastward along Main Street East;
northward along John Streets South and North; and then
westward along Wilson Street and York Boulevard to MacNab Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along MacNab North.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street South at Main and Hunter Streets West,
  • on Hunter Street West at MacNab Street South, across from Park Street South and at Bay Street South,
  • on Bay Street South across from George Street,
  • on Bay Street North north of King Street West and
  • on York Boulevard across from Park Street North.
5 Delaware

From 9:30 a.m. until noon Labour Day, Monday, September 5, buses operate along their regular route to Main Street West and Locke Street South, then detour:

southward along Locke South;
eastward along Canada Street;
southward along Queen Street South;
eastward along Bold Street; and then
northward along James Street South to Main Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Main Street East.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street West at Pearl, Hess, Caroline, Bay and MacNab Streets South.
52 Dundas

From 9:30 a.m. until noon Labour Day, Monday, September 5, buses operate along their regular route to King and James Streets, then detour:

southward along James Street South;
westward along Hunter Street West; and then
northward along Locke Street South to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Bay, Caroline, Queen and Pearl Streets North.
7 Locke

From 9:30 a.m. until noon Labour Day, Monday, September 5, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Locke Street South and Canada Street, then detour:

eastward along Canada Street;
southward along Queen Street South;
eastward along Bold Street;
northward along James Street South;
eastward along Main Street East;
northward along John Streets South and North; and then
westward along Wilson Street to James Street South,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Locke Street South at Main Street West,
  • on Main Street West at Pearl, Queen and Caroline Streets South,
  • on Bay Street South across from George Street,
  • on Bay Street North north of King Street West and
  • on York Boulevard across from Park Street North and at James Street North.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

9 Rock Gardens

From 9:30 a.m. until noon Labour Day, Monday, September 5, HSR supervisors direct the route of the buses, depending on the progress of the parade.

34 Upper Paradise

From 9:30 a.m. until noon Labour Day, Monday, September 5, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Hess Street South and Bold Street, then detour:

eastward along Bold; and then
northward along James South to Main Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Main Street East.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street West at Caroline, Bay and MacNab Streets.

Outbound buses start their trips at King and James Streets, as usual, then proceed:

westward along King West;
southward through the MacNab Street Terminal;
eastward along Main Street West;
southward along James Street South;
eastward along Hunter Street West to Queen Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Queen South.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Bay and Caroline Streets North and
  • on Queen Street South at Main Street West and Canada Street.
99 Waterfront shuttle

From 9:30 a.m. until noon Labour Day, Monday, September 5, inbound buses operate along their regular route to King and James Streets, ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on King Street West across from Summers Lane.

Outbound buses start their trips at King and James Streets, then proceed:

southward along James Street South;
eastward along Main Street East;
northward along John Streets South and North; and then
westward along Wilson Street to James Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along James North.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on King Street West across from Summers Lane.
5C West Hamilton

From 9:30 a.m. until noon Labour Day, Monday, September 5, buses operate along their regular route to King and James Streets, then detour:

southward along James Street South;
westward along Hunter Street West; and then
northward along Locke Street South to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Bay, Caroline, Queen and Pearl Streets North.
8 York

From 9:30 a.m. until noon Labour Day, Monday, September 5, HSR supervisors direct the route of the buses, depending on the progress of the parade.


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, September 2, 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.


Milton


Steam-Era

The Town of Milton is closing

  • Main Street East west of Commercial Street

on Saturday afternoon to accommodate the Ontario Steam and Antique Preservers Association’s annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

21 Milton / Mississauga - Union

From 1 until 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, all buses start and end their trips at Milton GO Station instead of at Main and Martin Streets.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Martin Street north of Main Street East and
  • on Main Street East at Court Street South and east of Ontario Street South.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street East at Ontario and Court Streets North and
  • on Martin Street north of Main Street East.

Toronto


Toronto events include: Canadian International Air Show (September 3, 4, 5); Canadian National Exhibition (August 19 to September 5); Fiera Tarantella Festival (September 3, 4); Toronto Labour Day Parade (September 5).


Canadian International Air Show

The annual airshow takes to the skies above the Canadian National Exhibition from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

GO Transit and TTC extra services to the CNE also carry passengers get to and from the air show.

Also, GO offers even more extra service this weekend:

09 Lakeshore East

On Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4 and Labour Day, Monday, September 5, two extra westbound trains start their trips at Oshawa GO Station at 10:11 and 11:11 a.m. They serve all stations until Union Station, then continue to Exhibition GO Station, arriving at 11:16 a.m. and 12:16 p.m.

Two extra eastbound trains start their trips at Exhibition GO Station at 5:19 and 6:19 p.m. They serve all stations until Oshawa GO Station, arriving at 6:18 and 7:18 p.m.

Buses operating along the 90 Newcastle - Oshawa route do not connect with these trains.

You can see a schedule of GO’s 09 Lakeshore East service during the Exhibition here. (.pdf)

01 Lakeshore West

On Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4 and Labour Day, Monday, September 5, two extra eastbound trains leave Aldershot GO Station at 10:34 and 11:34 a.m. The trains serve all stops, arriving at Exhibition GO Station at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. They then continue to Union Station, ending their trips at 11:34 a.m. and 12:34 p.m.

Two extra westbound trains leave Union Station at 5:13 and 6:13 p.m. They arrive at Exhibition GO Station at 5:19 and 6:19 p.m. and then serve all stations until Aldershot GO Station. They arrive in Aldershot at 7:18 and 8:18 p.m.

Buses operating along the 12 Hamilton - Aldershot or 18 McMaster - Aldershot routes do not connect with these trains.

You can see a schedule of GO’s 01 Lakeshore West service during the Exhibition here. (.pdf)


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”.

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.

You can see a schedule of GO’s Lakeshore train service during the Exhibition here. (.pdf)

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.

The Toronto Labour Day Parade also affects service along this route Monday, September 5.

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.

The Toronto Labour Day Parade also affects service along this route Monday, September 5.

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.

The Toronto Labour Day Parade also affects service along this route Monday, September 5.

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.


Fiera Tarantella Festival

The City of Toronto is closing College Street between Shaw and Bathurst Streets on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the Little Italy Business Improvement Area’s annual street festival.

The TTC is detouring transit services during the event.

506 Carlton
306 Carlton overnight

From 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 3 until 6 a.m. on Monday, September 5, eastbound streetcars operate along their regular route to College Street and Ossington Avenue, then detour:

southward along Ossington;
eastward along Dundas Street West; and then
northward along Bathurst Street to College,
resuming their regular routes eastbound along College.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on College Street at Lansdowne, St. Clarens, Brock and Sheridan Avenues, Dufferin Street, Gladstone Avenue, Rusholme and Dovercourt Roads and Ossington Avenue.

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

  • on Dundas Street West at St. Clarens Avenue (Sunday only), Brock and Sheridan Avenues, Dufferin Street, Gladstone Avenue, Lisgar Street, Dovercourt Road and Ossington Avenue,
  • on Ossington Avenue across from Churchill Avenue and at College Street.

Westbound cars reverse the detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on College Street at Dovercourt Road, Havelock Street, Gladstone Avenue, Dufferin Street, Sheridan, Brock, St. Clarens and Lansdowne Avenues.

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

  • on Ossington Avenue across from Churchill Avenue and at Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Dovercourt and Rusholme Roads, Gladstone Avenue, Dufferin Street, Sheridan and Brock Avenues, St. Clarens Avenue (Sunday only) and Lansdowne Avenue.

Toronto Labour Day Parade

Members of Toronto’s labour unions, politicians and celebrities take part in the annual parade. It leaves University Avenue and Queen Street West at 9:30 a.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 5 and proceeds westward along Queen West and southward along Dufferin Street, arriving at the Canadian National Exhibition through the Dufferin Gate at about 11 a.m.

The TTC is detouring transit services during the parade.

511 Bathurst

From about 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 5, Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through gaps in the parade at Bathurst Street and Queen Street West. Expect delays.

The Canadian National Exhibition also affects service along this route.

29 Dufferin

From about 10:30 until about 11:30 a.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Dufferin and Florence Streets, then detour:

westward along Florence;
southward along Brock Avenue;
eastward along Queen Street West;
southward along Gwynne Avenue;
westward along King Street West;
southward along Tyndall Avenue to Springhurst Avenue,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dufferin Street at Gordon Street, across from Alma Avenue, at Queen Street West, Melbourne Avenue, King Street West, across from Liberty Street, at Springhurst Avenue and
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips at Springhurst and Tyndall Avenues, then proceed:

westward along Springhurst;
northward along Spencer Avenue;
eastward along King;
northward along Elm Grove Avenue;
westward along Queen Street West;
northward along Lansdowne Avenue; and then
eastward along College Street to Dufferin Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Dufferin.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop,
  • on Dufferin Street at Liberty Street, King Street West, across from Melbourne Avenue, at Queen Street West, at Alma Avenue, across from Gordon Street and at Dundas Street West.

The Canadian National Exhibition also affects service along this route.

193 Exhibition Rocket

From about 10:30 until about 11:30 a.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and Brock Avenue, then detour:

southward along Brock Avenue;
eastward along Queen Street West;
southward along Gwynne Avenue;
westward along King Street West;
southward along Tyndall Avenue to Springhurst Avenue,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips at Springhurst and Tyndall Avenues, then proceed:

westward along Springhurst;
northward along Spencer Avenue;
eastward along King;
northward along Elm Grove Avenue;
westward along Queen Street West; and then
northward along Lansdowne Avenue to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas West.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

The Canadian National Exhibition also affects service along this route.

504 King

From about 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 5, Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through gaps in the parade at King Street West and Dufferin Street. Expect delays.

63 Ossington

From about 10 until 11 a.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Ossington Avenue and Dundas Street West, then detour:

eastward along Dundas West ; and then
southward along Shaw Street to Queen Street West;
resuming their regular route southward along Shaw.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Ossington Avenue at Argyle Street and Queen Street West and
  • on Queen Street West at Shaw Street.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Ossington Avenue north of Queen Street West, at Argyle Street and Dundas Street West.
501 Queen

Streetcars operate along a series of detours as the parade progresses along Queen Street West between University Avenue and Dufferin Street from about 9:30 a.m until 11 a.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 5.

Starting at about 9 a.m., eastbound cars operate along their regular route to Queen and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

southward along Spadina;
eastward along King Streets West and East; and then
northward along Church Street to Queen Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Westbound cars reverse this routing.

When the parade reaches Queen and Spadina, eastbound cars operate along their regular route to Queen and Shaw Streets, then detour:

southward along Shaw;
eastward along King Streets West and East; and then
northward along Church Street to Queen Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Westbound cars reverse this routing.

When the parade clears Queen and Spadina, eastbound cars operate along their regular route to the Queensway and King Street West, then detour:

south - and eastward along King Street West; and then
northward along Spadina to Queen Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Westbound cars reverse this routing.

When the parade clears Queen and Shaw, eastbound cars operate along their regular route to the Queensway and King Street West, then detour:

south - and eastward along King Street West; and then
northward along Shaw to Queen Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Westbound cars reverse this routing.

When the parade clears Queen and Dufferin, regular service resumes.

510 Spadina

From about 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. on Labour Day, Monday, September 5, Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through gaps in the parade at Spadina Avenue and Queen Street West. Expect delays.


Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.