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Part 1 -- Weekend events affect transit services,
September 16, 17, 18



Many special events affect transit services this weekend — including Terry Fox Runs in most area cities and towns.

This part of the post describes events in the Acton area of Halton Hills, the Bowmanville area of Clarington, Brampton, Caledon, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Hamilton and the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes.

Part 2 of the post describes events in the Meadowvale and central areas of Mississauga; the North York area of Toronto, the Thornhill area of Markham and Vaughan, central and downtown Toronto and the Unionville area of Markham.

The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main, Brampton Fall Fair shuttle.

Durham Region Transit502 Liberty.

GO Transit31 Guelph / Georgetown - Toronto.

Hamilton Street RailwayAll routes, 2 Barton, 3 Cannon, 4 Bayfront, Tiger-Cats Express.

Lindsay TransitGreen route.

MiWay3 Bloor, 6 Credit Woodlands, 42 Derry.

Toronto Transit Commission5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 7 Bathurst, 26 Dupont, 30 Lambton, 32 Eglinton West, 35 Jane, 55 Warren Park, 71 Runnymede, 74 Mt Pleasant, 75 Sherbourne, 77 Swansea, 79 Scarlett Rd, 82 Rosedale, 88 South Leaside, 94 Wellesley; 98 Willowdale - Senlac, 97 Yonge, 126 Christie, 127 Davenport, 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight, 312 St. Clair overnight, 313 Jane, 504 King.

York Region TransitViva blue, 3 Thornhill - York U, 53 Woodspring - Clearmeadow, 77 Highway 7 / Centre, 85 Rutherford / 16th Avenue, 90 Leslie, 91 Bayview, 99 Yonge.


The Friday, September 16 events affecting transit services are: the Brampton Fall Fair; a Canadian Football League game; and the Toronto Ukrainian Festival.

The Saturday, September 17 events affecting transit services are: the Acton Fall Fair Parade; the Brampton Fall Fair; the Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; the Georgetown Farmers Market; the Lindsay Farmers Market; Meadowvale’s 175th Anniversary Celebrations; the Roncesvalles Polish Festival; the Thornhill Village Festival; the Toronto 5K; and the Toronto Ukrainian Festival.

The Sunday, September 18 events affecting transit services are: the Bang and Olufson Yorkville Run; the Brampton Fall Fair; Open Streets Hamilton; various Terry Fox Runs; the Tour de Mississauga; and the Toronto Ukrainian Festival.


Acton


Acton Fall Fair Parade

The Town of Halton Hills is closing various streets in downtown Acton on Saturday to accommodate the Acton Agricultural Society’s annual parade to the fairgrounds.

GO Transit is detouring buses during the event.

31 Guelph / Georgetown - Union

From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, September 17, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Street and Main Street North (Highway 7 and Regional Road 25), then detour:

northward along Main;
east- and southward along Wallace Street;
eastward along McDonald Boulevard;
southward along Churchill Road North to Queen Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen (Highway 7).

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North at Elizabeth Drive and north of Mill Street,
  • on Mill Street East at Elgin Street South and Eastern Avenue,
  • on Young Street across from Peel Street and
  • on Queen Street east of Longfield Road and at Churchill Road South.

Westbound buses reverse this routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street at Churchill Road North and across from and east of Longfield Road,
  • on Young Street at Peel Street,
  • on Mill Street East across from Follow Street and at Elgin Street North,
  • on Main Street North at St. Alban Drive and north of School Lane.

An event in Georgetown also affects service along this route.


Bowmanville


Terry Fox Run Clarington

Participants pass along parts of Liberty Street South and Baseline Road, affecting Durham Region Transit service.

502 Liberty

The buses leaving Church Street West and Temperance Street North at 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday, September 18, operate along their regular route to Liberty Street South and Southway Drive, then detour:

eastward along Southway to Simpson Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Simpson.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Liberty Street South south of Park Road,
  • on Baseline Road East east of Liberty Street South and
  • on Simpson Avenue at Soper Court.

Brampton


Brampton events include: Brampton Fall Fair (September 16, 17, 18); Downtown Brampton Farmers Market (September 17).


Brampton Fall Fair
Brampton Fall Fair shuttle

Brampton Transit shuttle buses offer free and frequent service to carry fairgoers between the Heart Lake Terminal and the Region of Peel Agricultural Society’s annual fall fiesta at the Brampton Fairgrounds on Heart Lake Road.

Buses leave the Terminal:

  • every 30 minutes on Friday, September 16 from 4:05 until 10:05 p.m.;
  • every 30 minutes on Saturday, September 17 from 9:35 a.m. until 9:35 p.m.; and
  • every 30 minutes on Sunday, September 18 from 8:35 a.m. until 5:05 p.m.

Buses leave the fairgrounds:

  • every 30 minutes on Friday, September 16 from 4:20 until 10:20 p.m.;
  • every 30 minutes on Saturday, September 17 from 9:50 a.m. until 9:50 p.m.; and
  • every 30 minutes on Sunday, September 18 from 8:50 a.m. until 5:20 p.m.

You can view the shuttle schedule here. (.pdf)


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 17, 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)


Caledon


The Brampton Fairgrounds — home to the Brampton Fall Fair — is actually in the Town of Caledon.


Clarington

See Bowmanville.


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, September 17, 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.

An event in Acton also affects service along this route.


Halton Hills

See Acton and Georgetown.


Hamilton


Hamilton events include: Canadian Football League Action (September 16); and Open Streets Hamilton (September 18).


Canadian Football League game
All Hamilton Street Railway routes

After 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 16, you can ride any HSR bus free of fare to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Edmonton Eskimos at 7:30 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 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 16, 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 Friday’s shuttle service here. (.pdf)

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


Open Streets Hamilton

On Sunday morning and afternoon, the City of Hamilton is closing

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

to accommodate the street festival.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses during the event.

2 Barton

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, September 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Barton Street East and John Street North, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on John Street North at Robert Street.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

4 Bayfront

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, September 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Burlington Street East and Hughson Street North, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

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

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

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, September 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Cannon Street East and John Street North, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

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

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.


Kawartha Lakes

See Lindsay.


Lindsay


Lindsay Farmers Market

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

  • Victoria Avenue North between Peel Street and Kent Street West

during the weekly market.

Lindsay Transit is detouring buses to accommodate the event.

Green route

From 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 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.


Markham

See Thornhill and Unionville.


Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.