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Weekend events affect transit services, November 18, 19, 20



Updated — Friday, November 18, 1:47 p.m.: The post now corrects information on how the [Toronto] Santa Claus Parade affects service along the TTC’s 6 Bay route.


Santa is a busy man as Santa Claus Parades and other events affect transit services this weekend.

The events take place in the Acton area of Halton Hills, Barrie, the Bowmanville area of Clarington, Bradford, Brampton, Cambridge, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Guelph, the Keswick area of Georgina, Kitchener, Milton, the Newcastle area of Clarington, Newmarket, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Oshawa, Toronto and Waterloo.


The events affect these routes:

Barrie Transit10 Livingston, 11 Bayfield, 12 Blake, 13 Cundles East, 15 Letitia South, 16 College, 18 St. Vincent, 20 RVH, 24 Edgehill, 14 Eastview, 30 Yonge, 31 Essa, 33 Innisdale, 34 Ardagh, 39 Hurst, 41 Allandale.

Brampton Transit1 Queen, 2 Main, 24 Van Kirk, 501 Züm Queen, 502 Züm Main.

Durham Region Transit401 Simcoe, 402 King, 405 Central Park, 406 Dean, 410 Olive - Harmony, 411 Grandview, 412 Adelaide, 501 Aspen Springs, 502 Liberty.

GO Transit01 Lakeshore West train, 09 Lakeshore East train, 21 Milton bus, 25 Waterloo / Missisauga, 31 Georgetown bus, 33 Guelph / North York, 34 Brampton / Pearson Airport / North York, 35 Brampton / Humber College / North York, 65 Barrie train, 68 Barrie / Newmarket, 69 Sutton / Newmarket, 90 Lakeshore East bus, 94 Oshawa / Yorkdale.

Grand River Transit1 Stanley Park, 4 Glasgow, 5 Erb West, 6 Bridgeport, 7 Mainline, 8 Fairview via Courtland, 8 Fairview via Franklin, 8 University via Weber, 8 University via Westmount, 11 Country Hills, 15 Frederick, 18 Guelph Street, 22 Laurentian West, 23 Idlewood, 24 Highland, 35 Eastbridge, 51 Hespeler Rd, 56 Dunbar, 60 Northview Acres, 64 Langs, 200 iXpress.

Guelph Transit All routes, 1 Woodlawn, 3 Waterloo / Fife, 4 York Road, 6 Auden / Eastview, 7 St. Joseph’s Hospital, 8 General Hospital, 9 Stone Road Mall, 10 College / Niska, 22 Conestoga, 23 Paisley / Imperial, 24 Industrial, 51 Gordon, 52 University / Kortright, 54 Arkell, 61 Victor Davis.

Niagara Falls Transit1 Hospital, 2 Jubilee, 3 Westlane, 4 Jill, 5 Woodbine, 10ANiagara Square - Montrose, 10C Niagara Square - Kalar, 12 Thorold Stone.

Niagara Region Transit60 Niagara Falls / Welland, 65 Welland / Niagara Falls, Fort Erie Link.

Oakville Transit2 Lakeshore, 14 Lakeshore West, 15 Bridge, 17 Kerr, Santa Shuttle.

Toronto Transit Commission1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway, 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, 3 Scarborough rapid transit, 5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 63 Ossington, 72A Pape via Commissioners, 75 Sherbourne, 94 Wellesley, 126 Christie, 161 Rogers Rd, 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight, 501 Queen, 504 King, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton, 511 Bathurst.


The Friday, November 18 events affecting transit are: the Brampton Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony; the Newmarket Main Street Candle Light Parade and Tree-Lighting; and an Ontario Hockey League game.

The Saturday, November 19 events affecting transit are: the Acton Fire Fighters Santa Claus Parade; the Barrie Santa Claus Parade; the Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade; the Bradford Santa Claus Parade; “‘Twas the Lights before Christmas”; the Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade; the Cambridge Santa Claus Parade; the Georgetown Santa Claus Parade; the Keswick Santa Claus Parade; the Kitchener - Waterloo Santa Claus Parade; the Newmarket Santa Claus Parade; the Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade; the Oakville Santa Claus Parade; and Santa’s Parade of Lights (Oshawa).

The Sunday, November 20 events affecting transit are: the CYTEK Candy Cane Lane 5k Fun Run; the Guelph Santa Claus Parade; the Milton Santa Claus Parade; “Christmas Memories”, the Newcastle Santa Claus Parade; and the (Toronto) Santa Claus Parade.


Acton


Acton Fire Fighters Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Halton and the Town of Halton Hills are closing

  • Mill Street East,
  • Queen Street between Churchill Road and Young Street and
  • Young Street between Queen and Mill Streets

Saturday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

31A Georgetown bus

From about 12:30 until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Street (Highway 7) and Main Street North (Regional Road 25), then detour:

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

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.

The Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Brampton and Santa Claus Parades in Brampton and Georgetown also affect this route.


Barrie


Barrie Santa Claus Parade

The City of Barrie is closing

  • Lakeshore Drive between Tiffin and Victoria Streets,
  • Victoria Street between Lakeshore Drive and Bradford Street,
  • Bradford Street between Victoria and Simcoe Streets,
  • Simcoe Street between Bradford and Bayfield Streets,
  • Bayfield Street between Simcoe and Dunlop Streets and
  • Dunlop Street East between Bayfield and Poyntz Streets

on Saturday afternoon to accommodate the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce’s annual parade.

Barrie Transit and GO Transit are detouring bus services during the parade.

Barrie Transit

41 Allandale
34 Ardagh
11 Bayfield
12 Blake
16 College
13 Cundles East
14 Eastview
24 Edgehill
31 Essa
39 Hurst
33 Innisdale
10 Livingston
15 Letitia South
20 RVH
18 St. Vincent
30 Yonge

BT has not announced detours, but from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, expect delays and detours on all buses operating through downtown Barrie.

GO Transit
68 Barrie / Newmarket

GO has not announced detours, but from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, expect delays and detours as buses operate through downtown Barrie.

The parade in Bradford also affects service along this route.


Bowmanville


Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing several streets in downtown Bowmanville, including

  • Church Streets East and West between Liberty and Scugog Streets North,
  • Scugog Street North between Church and King Streets West
  • King Streets East and West (Regional Highway 2) between Scugog and Liberty Streets and
  • Liberty Street South (Regional Road 14) between King Street East and Memorial Park (at Park Street)

on Saturday morning to accommodate the annual parade.

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

DRT
501 Aspen Springs

The bus that usually leaves Church and Temperance Streets at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, November 19, follows its regular route to the Clarington Centre and then to Roenigk Drive and King Street West. At Roenigk and King it detours westward along King and southward along Clarington Boulevard to the Clarington Centre.

Starting at 10:15 a.m., all buses operate in a circular route from the Clarington Centre, at Clarington Boulevard and Prince William Boulevard, proceeding:

westward along Prince William;
southward along Green Road;
northwestward along Boswell Drive;
eastward along King Street West;
southward along Martin Road (Regional Road 57);
westward along Aspen Springs Drive;
southward along West Side Drive;
eastward along Base Line Road West;
northward along Regional Road 57 and Waverley Road;
east- and northward along Roenigk Drive;
westward along King; and then
southward along Clarington Boulevard to the Clarington Centre,
ending their trips.

(Buses leaving the Clarington Centre travel along their regular route to Roenigk and King, then detour westward along King to the Clarington Centre.)

Regular service resumes after the parade finishes at about 12:45 p.m.

502 Liberty

Starting at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, November 19, all buses leave from the Clarington Centre, proceeding:

westward along Prince William Boulevard;
northward along Green Road;
eastward along King Street West;
southward along Regional Road 57;
eastward along Baseline Roads West and East;
northward along Simpson Avenue;
eastward along King Street East;
northward along Mearns Avenue;
west- and southward along Apple Blossom Boulevard;
westward along Concession Street East;
northward along Liberty Street North;
eastward along Longworth Avenue;
southward along Mearns Avenue;
westward along Freeland Drive and Bons Avenue;
southward along Scugog Street North;
westward along Longworth Avenue;
southward along Regional Road 57;
northward along Waverley Road;
east- and northward along Roenigk Drive;
westward along King Street West; and then
southward along Clarington Boulevard to the Clarington Centre.

Regular service resumes after the parade finishes at about 12:45 p.m.

GO Transit
90 Lakeshore East

From 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Haines Street, then detour:

southward along Haines;
westward along Baseline Roads East and West;
northward along Regional Road 57 and Waverley Road; and then
east- and northward along Roenigk Drive to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Mearns Avenue, west of Galbraith Court, Liberty Street North and George Street and at Temperance Street South and
  • on King Street West at Scugog Street North.

Eastbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Scugog Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Temperance and Division Streets south and at Ontario and Liberty Streets South and Simpson Avenue and across from Mearns Avenue.

The parades in Oshawa and Newcastle also affect this route.


Bradford


Bradford Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is closing various streets in central Bradford, including the intersection of Barrie and Holland Streets, to accommodate this year’s parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

68 Barrie / Newmarket

From about 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Barrie and John Streets, then detour:

eastward along John Street East; and then
southward along Nelson Street to Holland Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Holland.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Barrie Street north of Holland Street West.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Barrie Street south of Holland Street West.

The parade in Barrie also affects service along this route.


Beaverton


Beaverton Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Township of Brock are closing

  • Simcoe Street (Regional Roads 15 and 23) between Mara Road and Osborne Street,
  • Osborne Street (Regional Road 23) between Simcoe and Bay Streets

and other streets in central Beaverton Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

This year the event does not affect GO Transit bus service, since no buses operate through Beaverton while the parade takes place.


Brampton


Brampton events affecting transit services are: the Annual Tree-lighting Ceremony (November 19) and the “‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas”, theBrampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade (November 20).


Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony

The City of Brampton is closing

  • the curbside southbound lane of Main Street South and
  • Wellington Street West between George and Main Streets South

on Friday evening to accommodate the ceremony.

The event will likely affect Brampton Transit and GO Transit services.

Brampton Transit
2 Main

From 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 18, passengers on southbound buses may experience delays.

GO Transit
31F / 31H / 31J Georgetown bus
33 / 33A / 33B / 33D Guelph / North York

(GO has not confirmed the detour information. This post describes how GO has detoured buses during previous events that closed Wellington Street West.)

From 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal, then proceed:

westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along Mill Street North
westward along Queen Street West
southward along Mill Street South; and then
eastward along Frederick Street to Main Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South south of Wellington Street West and at Harold Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Frederick Street, then detour:

westward along Frederick;
northward along Mill Steet South
eastward along Queen Street West;
northward along Mill Street North;
eastward along Nelson Street West; and then
northward along George Street North to the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal,
resuming their regular routes.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South, north of Peel Village Parkway, at Nanwood Drive and Clarence Street and
  • on Wellington Street West at George Street South.

The Santa Claus Parades in Acton, Brampton and Georgetown also affect the 31 Georgetown bus route.


“‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas”, the Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade

The City of Brampton is closing

  • Main Streets North and South between Vodden Street and Charolais Boulevard and
  • Queen Streets East and West between George and Centre Streets

on Saturday evening to accommodate the Brampton Board of Trade’s annual parade.

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

The City is setting up barriers at the intersection of Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane and Main Street North to accommodate east - west bus traffic and Peel Regional Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade.

Brampton Transit
2 Main

From 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Vodden Street, then detour:

westward along Vodden Street West;
southward along Pleasantview Avenue;
eastward along Rosedale Avenue West;
southward along Mill Street North;
westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenues North and South; and then
eastward along Charolais Boulevard to Main Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North, south of Vodden Street West, at Rosedale Avenue, south of David Street, at Market Street, Church Street West, across from Nelson Street East and at Queen Street West and
  • on Main Street South, south of Wellington Street West, across from Woodbrook Drive, at Clarence Street, south of Harold Street, at Nanwood and Elgin Drives, across from Peel Village Drive and at Charolais Boulevard.

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

  • on Vodden Street West west of Main Street North, at Rosebud Avenue and English Street West,
  • on McMurchy Avenue North at Queen Street West,
  • on McMurchy Avenue South at Royce Avenue, south of McHardy Place, at Corby Crescent, south of Harold Street and Kingsview Boulevard and across from Ambleside Drive and
  • on Charolais Boulevard east of McMurchy Avenue South and west of Mill Street South.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at Charolais Boulevard, north of Peel Village Drive, at Elgin and Nanwood Drives, south of Harold Street, at Clarence Street, north of Guest Street, at Woodbrook Drive, Wellington Street East and John Street and
  • on Main Street North, north of Queen Street East, at Market Square Boulevard, Church Street East, Alexander Street, Sproule Drive and south of Vodden Street East.

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

1 Queen

From 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, Peel Regional Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane and Main Street North.

24 Van Kirk

From 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Vodden Street West and Pleasantview Avenue then detour:

southward along Pleasantview;
eastward along Rosedale Avenue;
southward along Mill Street North;
westward along Railroad Street;
southward along George Street North;
eastward along Nelson Street West; and then
northward into the Downtown Brampton Terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on English Street, east of Vodden Street West, at Talbot Street, east of Alison Court, across from Murray Street and at Main Street North and
  • on Main Street North, south of Vodden Street West, at Rosedale Avenue, south of David Street, at Market Street and Church Streets West and across from Nelson Street East.

Northbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal, then proceed:

northward along George Street North;
westward along Railroad Street;
northward along Mill Street North;
westward along Rosedale Avenue; and then
northward along Pleasantview Avenue to Vodden Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Vodden.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North at Church Street East, Alexander Street, Sproule Drive, south of Vodden Street East and north of Vodden Street East and
  • on English Street, west of Main Street North, at Murray and Moore Streets and Vodden Street West.

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

502 Züm Main

From 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Vodden Street, then detour:

westward along Vodden Street West;
southward along Pleasantview Avenue;
eastward along Rosedale Avenue West;
southward along Mill Street North;
eastward along Nelson Street West;
north- and westward through the Downtown Brampton Terminal;
southward along George Street North;
westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenues North and South; and then
eastward along Charolais Boulevard to Main South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip the Vodden, Nelson, Wellington and Nanwood Züm stations.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Charolais Boulevard, then detour:

westward along Charolais;
northward along McMurchy Avenues South and North;
eastward along Nelson Street West;
north- and westward through the Downtown Brampton Terminal;
northward along George Street North;
westward along Railroad Street;
northward along Mill Street North;
westward along Rosedale Avenue West;
northward along Pleasantview Avenue; and then
eastward along Vodden Street West to Main North,
resuming their regular route northward along Main.

Northbound buses skip the Nanwood, Wellington and Theatre Lane Züm stations.

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

501 Züm Queen

From 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, Peel Regional Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane and Main Street North.

GO Transit
31A / 31F / 31J Georgetown bus

From 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Vodden Street, then detour:

eastward along Vodden East;
southward along Centre Street North;
eastward along Queen Streets East;
north- and westward along Theatre Lane;
westward along Nelson Street West;
northward along George Street North;
into the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal;
westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenues North and South; and then
eastward along Charolais Boulevard to Main Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Peel Region Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West and Main Street North.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North south of Vodden Street West, at Rosedale Avenue and Church Street West,
  • on Main Street South south of Wellington Street West, at Harold Street, across from and south of Nanwood Drive, at Elgin Drive and Charolais Boulevard.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Charolais Boulevard, then detour:

westward along Charolais;
northward along McMurchy Avenues South and North;
eastward along Nelson Street West;
into the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal;
southward along George Street North;
eastward along Queen Streets West and East;
northward along Centre Street North; and then
westward along Vodden Street East to Main North,
resuming their regular route northward along Main.

Peel Region Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane and Main Street North.

  • on Main Street South north of Peel Village Parkway, at Nanwood Drive and Clarence Street,
  • on Wellington Street West at George Street South and
  • on Main Street North at Church Street East, Sproule Drive and south of Vodden Street East.

The Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Brampton and the Santa Claus Parades in Acton and Georgetown also affect this route.

34 Brampton / Pearson Airport / North York
35 Brampton / Humber College / North York

From 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect delays. Peel Region Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West and Main Street North.


Brock Township

See Beaverton.


Cambridge


Cambridge Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Waterloo and the City of Cambridge are closing

  • Hespeler Road (Provincial Highway 24 / Regional Road 24) between Eagle Street North / Pinebush Road and Dunbar Road,
  • Dunbar Road between Industrial Road and Hespeler Road,
  • Bishop Street North between Mary Avenue and Collier Macmillan Road,
  • Industrial Road between Langs Drive and Dunbar Road,
  • Langs Drive between Industrial Road and Hespeler Road and
  • Sheldon Drive between Hespeler and Collier Macmillan Roads

on Saturday evening to accommodate the annual parade.

The event likely affects Grand River Transit service, although GRT has not announced detours.

56 Dunbar

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays east of Industrial Road.

51 Hespeler Road

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19,expect detours and delays as the parade moves along Hespeler Road between Dunbar Road and Langs Drive / Sheldon Drive.

Southbound buses likely operate along their regular route to Conestoga Boulevard and Pinebush Road, then detour:

southward along Conestoga;
eastward along Dunbar Road;
north-, west- and southward through the Cambridge Centre Terminal;
westward along Dunbar;
southward along Conestoga; and then
eastward along Can-Amera Parkway to Hespeler,
resuming their regular route southward along Hespeler.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hespeler Road south of Eagle Street West, at #588 Hespeler, south of Langs Drive, at #480 Hespeler, north of Bishop Street North and at Can-Amera Parkway.

Northbound buses likely reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hespeler Road north of Can-Amera Parkway and Bishop Street North, at #499 Hespeler, south of Sheldon Drive, at #561 Hespeler and south of Pinebush Road.
200 iXpress

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19,expect detours and delays as the parade moves along Hespeler Road between Dunbar Road and Langs Drive / Sheldon Drive.

The parade in Kitchener and Waterloo also affects service along this route.

64 Langs

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays east of Industrial Road.

60 Northview Acres

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays north of Can-Amera Parkway.


Clarington

See Bowmanville and Newcastle.


East Gwillimbury

See Holland Landing


Georgetown


Georgetown Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Halton Hills is closing

  • Guelph Street (Provincial Highway 7) between Sinclair Avenue and Mill Street and
  • Mill Street between Guelph and Charles Streets and

other streets in downtown Georgetown on Saturday evening to accommodate the Georgetown Lions Club’s annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

31 Georgetown bus

From 5 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses starting their trips in Georgetown proceed from Georgetown GO Station:

eastward along King Street;
southward along Mountainview Road North; and then
south- and eastward along Armstrong Avenue to Guelph Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses starting their trips in Georgetown skip their regular stops - on Main Street South at Wesleyan Street and - on Guelph Street across from Queen Street, at Maple Avenue, Brucewood Drive and Mountainview Road South.

Westbound buses ending their trips in Georgetown reverse this routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Street across from Brucewood Drive and west of Maple Avenue and Queen Street and
  • on Main Street South across from Wesleyan Street.

Eastbound buses starting their trips in Guelph operate along their regular route to Highway 7 and Wildwood Road, then detour:

eastward along Wildwood;
southward along Confederation Street and Mountainview Road North; then
westward along King Street to Georgetown GO Station.

After leaving the station, buses proceed:

eastward along King Street;
southward along Mountainview Road; and then
south- and eastward along Armstrong Avenue to Guelph Street,
resuming their regular route at eastward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses starting their trips in Guelph skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North south of Moore Park Crescent,
  • on Main Street South across from Cross Street and at Wesleyan Street and
  • on Guelph Street across from Queen Street, at Maple Avenue, Brucewood Drive and Mountainview Road South.

Westbound buses ending their trips in Guelph reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Street across from Brucewood Drive and west of Maple Avenue and Queen Street,
  • on Main Street South across from Wesleyan Street and at Cross Street and
  • on Main Street North at Kennedy Street.

The Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Brampton and Santa Claus Parades in Acton and Brampton also affect this route.


Georgina

See Keswick


Guelph


Guelph events affecting transit services this weekend are: the Guelph Santa Claus Parade (November 20) and an Ontario Hockey League game (November 19).

Ontario Hockey League action
All Guelph Transit routes

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus for free on Friday, November 18 to the Guelph Storm game against the Oshawa Generals at 7:30 p.m. — if you have a valid ticket to the game. You can ride free of fare to and from the Sleeman Centre on Friday evening after 5 p.m. by simply showing the Guelph Transit driver your game ticket.


Guelph Santa Claus Parade

The City of Guelph is closing

  • Woolwich Street between London Road and Norfolk Street / Norwich Street,
  • Norfolk Street between Woolwich Street / Norwich Street and Macdonell Street and
  • Macdonell Street between Norfolk and Woolwich Streets

on Sunday to accommodate the Kinette Club of Guelph’s annual parade.

Guelph Transit is detouring buses in downtown Guelph during the event so that buses start and end their trips on Woolwich Street north of Macdonell Street, instead of at St. George’s Square. All buses traveling through downtown Guelph detour.

54 Arkell

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon and Wellington Streets, then detour:

east- and northward along Wellington Street East; and then
northward along Woolwich Street to just north of the River Run Centre.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gordon Street north of Wellington Street East and at Wilson Street,
  • on Norfolk Street at Macdonell Street and
  • in St. George’s Square, on Wyndham Street North beside RBC Royal Bank of Canada.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street north of the River Run Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street, just north of the River Run Centre, then proceed:

northward along Woolwich;
northeastward along Eramosa Road;
southeastward along Arthur Street North;
westward along Macdonell Street; and then
south- and westward along Wellington Street East to Gordon Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gordon.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in St. George’s Square, on Wyndham Street North beside RBC Royal Bank of Canada and
  • on Gordon Street south of Waterloo Avenue and at Wellington Street West.

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

  • on Woolwich Street north of the River Run Centre,
  • on Eramosa Road at Arthur Street North and
  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South.
6 Auden / Eastview

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Macdonell Street and Woolwich Street, then detour:

northward along Woolwich, ending their trips south of the River Run Centre.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Macdonell Street beside the Co-operators and
  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside BMO Bank of Montreal.

Instead inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

on Woolwich Street south of the River Run Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street south of the Sleeman Centre, then proceed:

southward along Woolwich to Macdonell Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Macdonell.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside RBC Royal Bank of Canada and
  • on Macdonell Street at Priori Park.

Instead outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street south of the Sleeman Centre.
10 College / Niska

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their current detour route to Wellington Street West and Macdonell Street, then detour:

northward along Woolwich Street to just north of Macdonell Street,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gordon Street north of Wellington Street East and at Wilson Street,
  • on Norfolk Street at Quebec Street and
  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside RBC Royal Bank of Canada.

Instead, outbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street just north of Macdonell Street.

Outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street south of the Sleeman Centre, then proceed:

southward along Woolwich; and then
resuming their current detour route south- and westward along Wellington Street East.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside RBC Royal Bank of Canada and
  • on Macdonell Street at Priori Park.

Instead, outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street south of the Sleeman Centre.
22 Conestoga

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to London Road West and Yorkshire Street North, then detour:

southward along Yorkshire North;
eastward along Suffolk Streets West and East; and then
southward along Woolwich Street to the the East Parkade,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on London Road West at Kirkland Street, Dublin Street North and Norfolk Street,
  • on Woolwich Street south of Norfolk Street and
  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North beside RBC Royal Bank of Canada.

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

  • on Yorkshire Street North south of London Road West and at Suffolk Street West,
  • on Suffolk Street West at Glasgow and Dublin Streets North and Norfolk Street and
  • on Woolwich Street at Baker Street and beside the East Parkade.

Outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street beside the River Run Centre, then proceed:

northward** along Woolwich;
westward along Suffolk Streets East to Norfolk Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Suffolk Street West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside BMO Bank of Montreal.

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

  • on Woolwich Street beside the River Run Centre and west of Eramosa Road and
  • on Suffolk Street West west of Norfolk Street, Dublin and Glasgow Streets North.
8 General Hospital

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Eramosa Road and Woolwich Street, then detour:

southward** along Woolwich to just north of Macdonell Street,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North beside BMO Bank of Montreal.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street just north of Macdonell Street.

Outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street beside the River Run Centre, then proceed:

northward along Woolwich to Eramosa Road,
resuming their regular route northeastward along Eramosa.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North beside the Old Quebec Street Shoppes.

Instead, outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street beside the River Run Centre.
51 Gordon

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon and Wellington Streets, then detour:

east- and northward along Wellington Street East; and then
northward along Woolwich Street to beside the River Run Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gordon Street north of Wellington Street East and at Wilson Street,
  • on Wilson Street beside City Hall
  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside RBC Royal Bank of Canada.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street beside the River Run Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street north of the East Parkade, then proceed:

southward along Woolwich; and then south- and westward along Wellington Street East to Gordon Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gordon.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North beside RBC Royal Bank of Canada and
  • on Gordon Street south of Waterloo Avenue and at Wellington Street West.

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

  • on Woolwich Street north of the East Parkade and
  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South.
24 Industrial

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Paisley Street and Yorkshire Street North, then detour:

northward along Yorkshire North;
eastward along Suffolk Streets West and East; and then
southward along Woolwich Street to the Sleeman Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Paisley Street east of Yorkshire and Glasgow Streets North and at Norfolk Street and
  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North at Douglas Street, beside Scotiabank.

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

  • on Suffolk Street West at Glasgow and Dublin Streets North and at Norfolk Street and
  • on Woolwich Street at Baker Street and beside the Sleeman Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street north of Macdonell Street, then proceed:

northward along Woolwich;
westward along Suffolk Streets East and West; and then
southward along Yorkshire Street North to Paisley Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Paisley.

Outbound skip their regular stops

  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside RBC Royal Bank of Canada,
  • on Paisley Street west of Norfolk Street and at Glasgow and Yorkshire Streets North.

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

  • on Woolwich Street north of Macdonell Street and west of Eramosa Road and
  • on Suffolk Street West west of Norfolk Street, Dublin and Glasgow Streets North.
23 Paisley / Imperial

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Paisley Street and Yorkshire Street North, then detour:

northward along Yorkshire North;
eastward along Suffolk Streets West and East; and then
southward along Woolwich Street to the Sleeman Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Paisley Street east of Yorkshire and Glasgow Streets North and at Norfolk Street and
  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside BMO Bank of Montreal.

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

  • on Suffolk Street West at Glasgow and Dublin Streets North and at Norfolk Street and
  • on Woolwich Street at Baker Street and at the Sleeman Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street north of Macdonell Street, then proceed:

northward along Woolwich;
westward along Suffolk Streets East and West; and then
southward along Yorkshire Street North to Paisley Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Paisley.

Outbound skip their regular stops

  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside RBC Royal Bank of Canada,
  • on Paisley Street west of Norfolk Street and at Glasgow and Yorkshire Streets North.

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

  • on Woolwich Street north of Macdonell Street and west of Eramosa Road.
  • on Suffolk Street West west of Norfolk Street, Dublin and Glasgow Streets North.
7 St. Joseph’s Hospital

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their current detour route to Woolwich Street and Wyndham Street North, then proceed:

southeastward along Woolwich Street to the Sleeman Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside BMO Bank of Montreal.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street beside the Sleeman Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street north of Macdonell Street, then proceed:

northward along Woolwich to Wyndham Street North;
resuming their regular route northwestward along Woolwich

Outbound buses skip their regular routes

  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North beside the Old Quebec Street Shoppes.

Instead, outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street north of Macdonell Street.
9 Stone Road Mall

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Waterloo Avenue and Gordon Street, then detour:

southward along Gordon;
east- and northward along Wellington Street East; and then
northward along Woolwich Street north of Macdonell Street,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wilson Street at City Hall
  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North beside the Old Quebec Street Shoppes.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street north of Macdonell Street.

Outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street north of the Sleeman Centre, then proceed:

southward along Woolwich Street;
south- and westward along Wellington Street East; and then
northward along Gordon Street to Waterloo Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Waterloo.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside BMO Bank of Montreal.

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

  • on Woolwich Street north of the Sleeman Centre and
  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South.
52 University / Kortright

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon and Wellington Streets, then detour:

east- and northward along Wellington Street East; and then
northward along Woolwich Street to beside the River Run Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gordon Street north of Wellington Street East and at Wilson Street,
  • on Wilson Street beside City Hall
  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North beside the Old Quebec Street Shops.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street beside the River Run Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street north of the East Parkade, then proceed:

southward along Woolwich; and then south- and westward along Wellington Street East to Gordon Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gordon.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North beside BMO Bank of Montreal and
  • on Gordon Street south of Waterloo Avenue and at Wellington Street West.

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

  • on Woolwich Street north of the East Parkade and
  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street North.
61 Victor Davis

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Macdonell Street and Woolwich Street, then detour:

northward along Woolwich, to just north of Macdonell Street,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Macdonell Street beside The Co-operators and
  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside BMO Bank of Montreal.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street just north of Macdonell Street.

Outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street beside the Sleeman Centre, then proceed:

southeastward along Woolwich;
eastward along Macdonell Street; and then
northward along Arthur Street North to Eramosa Road,
resuming their regular route northeastward along Eramosa.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North at Douglas Street beside Scotiabank.

Instead, outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street beside the Sleeman Centre.
3 Waterloo / Fife

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Yorkshire Street North and Paisley Street, then detour:

northward along Yorkshire North;
eastward along Suffolk Streets West and East; and then
southward along Woolwich Street to south of the Sleeman Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Paisley Street west of Glasgow Street North and at Norfolk Street
  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside RBC Royal Bank of Canada.

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

  • on Suffolk Street East at Glasgow and Dublin Streets North and Norfolk Street and
  • on Woolwich Street at Baker Street and south of the Sleeman Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street, just north of Macdonell Street, then proceed:

northward along Woolwich;
westward along Suffolk Streets East and West; and then
southward along Yorkshire Street North to Paisley Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Yorkshire North.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • at St. George’s Square on Quebec Street beside RBC Royal Bank of Canada and
  • on Paisley Street west of Norfolk Street and at Glasgow Street North.

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

  • on Woolwich Street just north of Macdonell Street and west of Eramosa Road,
  • on Suffolk Street West west of Norfolk Street, Dublin and Glasgow Streets North.
1 Woodlawn

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Woolwich Street and Speedvale Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Speedvale East;
southward along Stevenson Street North;
southwestward along Eramosa Road; and then
southward along Woolwich Street to beside the East Parkade,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woolwich Street south of Speedvale Avenue West, across from Mac Avenue, at Verney Street, south of Clark Street West, at Tiffany Street West, south of London Road West, Norfolk and Baker Streets and
  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North beside BMO Bank of Montreal.

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

  • on Speedvale Avenue East east of Marlborough Road, at Delhi Street, Gladstone Avenue and Manhattan Court,
  • on Eramosa Road west of Stevenson Street North and at Woolwich Street,
  • on Woolwich Street at the East Parkade.

Outbound buses start their trips on the east side of Woolwich Street, north of Macdonell Street, then proceed:

northward along Woolwich;
northeastward along Eramosa Road; and then
northward along Stevenson Street North to Speedvale Avenue East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Speedvale East.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Speedvale Avenue East east of Marlborough Road, at Delhi Street, Gladstone Avenue and Manhattan Court,
  • on Woolwich Street west of Eramosa Road, across from Yarmouth Street, at Norwich Street East, London Road East, Kerr Street, Powell Street East, Earl Street and Speedvale Avenue East.

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

  • on Woolwich Street north of Macdonell Street,
  • on Eramosa Road at Arthur Street North, at St. Catharine Street and west of Metcalfe Street.
4 York Road

From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular detour route to Wellington Street East and Macdonell Street, then detour:

northwestward along Woolwich Street to beside the River Run Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Macdonell Street beside The Co-operators and
  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North beside the Old Quebec Street Shoppes.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street beside the River Run Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips on the west side of Woolwich Street, just north of Macdonell Street, then proceed:

southward along Woolwich Street to Macdonell Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Wellington Street East.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • at St. George’s Square on Wyndham Street North beside BMO Bank of Montreal,
  • on Macdonell Street beside Priori Park.

Instead outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street just north of Macdonell Street.

You can see a map of the bus stops along Macdonell Street during the parade here.


Halton Hills

See Acton and Georgetown


Holland Landing


East Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade

The Town of East Gwillimbury switches its parade every second year from Sharon to Holland Landing. This year’s parade is on Sunday, November 20.

York Region Transit operates buses on the 52 Holland Landing route Mondays to Saturdays only, so the parade does not affect transit services.


Keswick


Keswick Santa Claus Parade

The Region of York and the Town of Georgina are closing

  • the Queensway South (Regional Road 12) between Biscayne Boulevard and Metro Road South
  • Metro Road South (Regional Road 78) between the Queensway South and Simcoe Avenue,
  • Simcoe Avenue between Metro Road South and the Queensway South and
  • The Queensway South (Regional Road 12) between Simcoe Avenue and Church Street

on Saturday afternoon to accommodate this year’s parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus services during the event.

69 / 69A Sutton / Newmarket

From about 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Metro Road North and Old Homestead Road, then detour:

eastward along Old Homestead Road;
southward along Woodbine Avenue; and then
westward along Glenwoods Avenue to the Queensway South,
resuming their regular route southward along Queensway South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Metro Road North south of Nida Drive and at Church Street,
  • on Simcoe Avenue east of Metro Road South,
  • on The Queensway South, south of Cedar Street, Silas Boulevard, Garden Avenue and Metro Road South, at Cameron Crescent (south), Mac Avenue, south of Wynhurst Road and Bayview Avenue and at Pine Beach Drive and Glenwoods Avenue.

Northbound buses reverse the route.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on The Queensway South, north of Glenwoods Avenue, at Dovedale Drive, Bayview Avenue, Biscayne Boulevard, Riverglen Drive and Richmond Park Avenue, north of Morton Avenue and Henry Street, across from Silas Boulevard and at Cedar Street,
  • on Simcoe Avenue west of The Queensway South,
  • on Metro Road North, north of Church Street and at Nida Drive and Old Homestead Road.

The parade in Newmarket also affects this route.

Usually, the event would also affect York Region Transit buses operating along the 51 Keswick local route, however the ongoing strike has resulted in no service along the route.


Kitchener

See also Waterloo


Kitchener - Waterloo Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener are closing

  • King Streets West and East (Regional Road 15) west of Borden Avenue

to accommodate the Lions Club of Kitchener’s annual parade.

GO Transit and Grand River Transit are detouring buses during the event

GO Transit
25 Waterloo / Mississauga

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to University Street West and King Street North then detour:

eastward along University Street East;
southward along Weber Streets North and South in Waterloo;
southeastward along Weber Streets West and East in Kitchener; and then
westward along Montgomery Road to King Street East,
resuming their regular route southeastward along King in Kitchener.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in the Charles Street Terminal and
  • on King Street East Kitchener east of Charles Street East.

Instead, they pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Weber Street West at Ontario Street North.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East west of Montgomery Road and
  • in the Charles Street Terminal.

Instead they drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Weber Street West at Ontario Street North.
Grand River Transit
6 Bridgeport

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays as the parade passes along King Street West between Wellington Street North and Gaukel Street.

11 Country Hills

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays inbound as the parade passes along King Streets West and East between Gaukell and Cedar Streets.

8 Fairview Park via Courtland
8 Fairview Park via Franklin

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays as the parade passes King Street East at Benton Street / Frederick Street.

15 Frederick

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays as the parade passes along King Streets West and East between Gaukel Street and Benton Street / Frederick Street.

4 Glasgow

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays as the parade passes along King Streets West between Moore Avenue and Gaukel Street.

18 Guelph Street
23 Idlewood

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays as the parade passes King Street East at Benton Street / Frederick Street.

200 iXpress

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays as the parade passes from Uptown Waterloo to Downtown Kitchener.

The parade in Cambridge also affects service along this route.

22 Laurentian West

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays inbound as the parade passes along King Streets West and East between Gaukell and Cedar Streets.

7 Mainline

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays as the parade passes from Uptown Waterloo to Downtown Kitchener.

1 Stanley Park
8 University via Weber
8 University via Westmount

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays as the parade passes King Street East at Benton Street / Frederick Street.

20 Victoria Hills

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays as the parade passes along King Street West between Victoria Street South and Gaukel Street.


Milton


Milton Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Milton is closing

  • Main Street between Bronte Street and the Milton Mall

and other streets in central Milton on Sunday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

21B Milton bus

From 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 20, all buses start and end their trips at Milton GO Station.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

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

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

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

Newcastle


“Christmas Memories”, the Newcastle Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing

  • King Avenues East and West Newcastle (Regional Highway 2) between Arthur Street / Brookhouse Drive and Baldwin Street

on Sunday evening to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

90 Lakeshore East bus

From 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, westbound buses start their trips on Brookhouse Drive at Harmer Drive, then proceed:

west- and southward along Harmer;
westward along Edward Streets East and West; and then
northward along Rudell Road South to King Avenue West, resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Avenue East east of Beaver Street and
  • on King Avenue West at North Street, across from Massey Drive and at Rudell Road North.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West Newcastle and Rudell Road, then detour:

southward along Rudell Road South;
eastward along Edward Streets West and East; and then
northward along Brookhouse Drive to Harmer Drive,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Avenue West at Massey Drive, east of Baldwin Street and
  • on King Avenue East east of Beaver Street.

The parades in Bowmanville and Oshawa also affect this route.


Newmarket


Newmarket events include the Main Street Candle Light Parade and Tree-Lighting (November 19) and Newmarket Santa Claus Parade (November 20).


Main Street Candle Light Parade and Tree-Lighting

The Town of Newmarket is closing

  • Main Street South

on Friday evening to accommodate the annual event.

Usually, the event would affect York Region Transit buses operating along the 54 Bayview route, however the ongoing strike has resulted in no service along the route.


Newmarket Santa Claus Parade

The Region of York and the Town of Newmarket are closing

  • Eagle Street East between Lorne Avenue and Main Street South,
  • Main Street South between Eagle Street East and Davis Drive and
  • Davis Drive East (Regional Road 31) between Main Street and Parkside Drive
  • to accommodate this year’s parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus services during the event.

69 / 69A Sutton / Newmarket

From about 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Davis Drive East and Prospect Street, then detour:

southward along Prospect Street; westward along Mulock Drive;
northward along Yonge Street;
west- and northward along Eagle Street West; and then
westward into the Newmarket GO Bus Terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Davis Drive East at Lundy’s Lane, west of Main Street North, across from Lorne Avenue, west of Hill Street, Longford Drive and George Street.

Eastbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Davis Drive West at Yonge Street,
  • on Davis Drive East across from George Street, at Lorne Avenue, Main Street South, across from Newmarket GO Station and at Prospect Street.

The parade in Keswick also affects this route.

Usually, the event would also affect York Region Transit buses operating along the 44 Bristol - London, 54 Bayview, 55 Davis Drive, 56 Gorham / Eagle, 57 Mulock and 521 / 522 Newmarket community bus routes, however the ongoing strike has resulted in no service along the routes.


Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls events affecting transit services this weekend are: the CYTEK Candy Cane Lane 5k Fun Run (November 20) and the Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade.


CYTEK Candy Cane Lane 5k Fun Run

The Region of Niagara and the City of Niagara Falls is closing parts of

  • Drummond Road between Ker Street and Lundy’s Lane and
  • Lundy’s Lane (Regional Highway 20) between Drummond Road and Corwin Avenue

on Sunday morning to accommodate the 5k run to support Project S.H.A.R.E.’s Christmas Basket program.

The event affects Niagara Falls Transit service.

10 Niagara Square - Montrose
10C Niagara Square - Kalar
5 Woodbine

From 10:30 a.m. until noon Sunday, November 20 expect delays as participants pass along Lundy’s Lane and Drummond Road South.

The Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade also affects service along the 5 Woodbine route.


Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade

The City of Niagara Falls is closing

  • Victoria Avenue between McRae Street and Valley Way,
  • Valley Way between Victoria Avenue and Queen Street and
  • Queen Street between Valley Way and Zimmerman Street

to accommodate the annual parade Saturday morning and afternoon.

Niagara Falls Transit and Niagara Region Transit are detouring buses during the event.

Niagara Falls Transit
1 Hospital

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their current route to Morrison Street and Second Avenue, then detour:

northward along Second;
eastward along Huron Street;
northward along Victoria Avenue;
eastward along Bridge Street; and then
southward along Erie Avenue to the Downtown Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips at the Downtown Transit Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

westward along Park Street;
southward along Victoria Avenue;
westward along Huron Street; and then
southward along Second Avenue to Morrison Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Morrison.

4 Jill
2 Jubilee

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their current detour route to Victoria Avenue and Bender Street, then further detour:

eastward along Bender;
northeastward along Palmer Avenue;
eastward along Bampfield Street;
northward along River Road;
westward along Bridge Street;
southward into the Downtown Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Terminal, as usual, but detour:

westward along Park Street;
northward along Crysler Street;
eastward along Bridge Street;
southward along River Road;
westward along Bampfield Street;
southwestward along Palmer Avenue; and then
westward along Bender Street to Victoria Avenue,
resuming their current detour southward along Victoria.

12 Thorold Stone

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their current detour route to Victoria Avenue and Park Street; and then detour:

westward along Park to Erie Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Erie.

Outbound buses reverse the detour routing.

3 Westlane
5 Woodbine

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their current detour route to Victoria Avenue and Bender Street, then further detour:

eastward along Bender;
northeastward along Palmer Avenue;
eastward along Bampfield Street;
northward along River Road;
westward along Bridge Street;
southward into the Downtown Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Terminal, as usual, but detour:

westward along Park Street;
northward along Crysler Street;
eastward along Bridge Street;
southward along River Road;
westward along Bampfield Street;
southwestward along Palmer Avenue; and then
westward along Bender Street to Victoria Avenue,
resuming their current detour southward along Victoria.

The CYTEK Candy Cane Lane 5K Fun Run also affects service along the 5 Woodbine route.

Niagara Region Transit
Fort Erie Link

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, northbound buses operate along their current detour route to Victoria Avenue and Bender Street, then further detour:

eastward along Bender;
northeastward along Palmer Avenue;
eastward along Bampfield Street;
northward along River Road;
westward along Bridge Street;
southward into the Downtown Niagara Falls Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Niagara Falls Terminal, as usual, but detour:

westward along Park Street;
northward along Crysler Street;
eastward along Bridge Street;
southward along River Road;
westward along Bampfield Street;
southwestward along Palmer Avenue; and then
westward along Bender Street to Victoria Avenue,
resuming their current detour southward along Victoria.

60 Niagara Falls / Welland

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their current detour route to Victoria Avenue and Bender Street, then further detour:

eastward along Bender;
northeastward along Palmer Avenue;
eastward along Bampfield Street;
northward along River Road;
westward along Bridge Street;
southward into the Downtown Niagara Falls Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

65 Welland / Niagara Falls

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, uses start their trips in the Downtown Niagara Falls Terminal, as usual, but detour:

westward along Park Street;
northward along Crysler Street;
eastward along Bridge Street;
southward along River Road;
westward along Bampfield Street;
southwestward along Palmer Avenue; and then
westward along Bender Street to Victoria Avenue,
resuming their current detour southward along Victoria.


Oakville


Oakville Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Oakville is closing

  • Kerr Street between Lakeshore Road West and Stewart Street,
  • Lakeshore Roads East and West between Allan and Kerr Streets,
  • Rebecca Street between Dorval Drive and Forsythe Street,
  • Stewart Street between Maurice Drive and Kerr Street and

other streets in Old Oakville to accommodate this year’s parade.

Oakville Transit is revising bus services during the event.

15 Bridge

From 7 until 11 a.m. Saturday, November 19,eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Mary Street and Dorval Drive, then detour:

northward along Dorval; and then
eastward along Speers Road to Kerr Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Speers.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mary Street at Maurice Drive,
  • on Stewart Street at Felan Avenue, Kerr Street and Queen Mary Drive,
  • on Queen Mary Drive at Kingswood Road.
  • on Shepherd Road east of Kerr Street and
  • on Kerr Street south of Shepherd Road.

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

  • on Speers Road east of Dorval Drive, east of St. Augustine Drive, at Kerr Street and east of Kerr Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kerr Street north of Speers Road,
  • on Shepherd Road east of Kerr Street,
  • on Queen Mary Drive across from Kingswood Road and at Stewart Street,
  • on Stewart Street at #22 Stewart, Kerr Street and Maurice Drive,
  • on Maurice Drive at Mary Street and
  • on Mary Street at Margaret Drive.

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

  • on Speers Road west of Kerr Street, at Woody Road and Dorval Drive.
17 Kerr

From 7 until 11 a.m. Saturday, November 19,southbound buses start their trips at the Oakville GO Station, then proceed:

eastward along Cross Street;
southward along Trafalgar Road;
eastward along Cornwall Road;
southward along Reynolds Street;
westward along Randall Street;
southward along George Street; and then
eastward along Randall Street to Dunn Street,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cross Street west of Argus Road and at Lyons Lane,
  • on Speers Road at Kerr Street,
  • on Kerr Street at Prince Charles Drive, Stewart Street, across from Washington Street, at Westside Drive and south of Deane Avenue,
  • on Bond Street at Wilson Street,
  • on Chisholm Street at Head Street,
  • on Rebecca Street at Forsythe Street,
  • on Church Street east of Navy Street and at Dunn Street.

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

  • on Cornwall Road at Reynolds Street,
  • on Reynolds Street at Spruce Street, south of McDonald Road, at Shedden Street, across from Wallace Park Lane and north of Randall Street and
  • on Church Street at Dunn Street.

Northbound buses start their trips at George and Randall Streets, then proceed:

eastward along Randall;
northward along Reynolds Street and Trafalgar Road; and then
westward along Cross Street to Oakville GO Station,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Church Street at Dunn Street,
  • on Randall Street at Navy Street,
  • on Forsythe Street across from Head Street,
  • on Bond Street across from Chisholm Street and at Kerr Street,
  • on Kerr Street across from Westside Drive, at Florence Drive, Stewart Street and Prince Charles Drive,
  • on Speers Road east of Kerr Street,
  • on Cross Street at Lyons Lane and at Oakville GO Station.

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

  • on Church Street at Dunn Street,
  • on Reynolds Street at Randall Street, Wallace Park Lane, Shedden Street, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Spruce and Pine Streets.
2 Lakeshore

From 7 until 11 a.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Lakeshore Road West and Dorval Drive, then detour:

northward along Dorval;
eastward along Speers and Cornwall Roads; and then
southward along Allen Street to Lakeshore East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Lakeshore.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road at Brock, Kerr, Forsythe, Navy and Reynolds Streets and Trafalgar Road.

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

  • on Speers Road east of Dorval Drive, east of St. Augustine Drive, at Kerr Street and east of Kerr Street,
  • on Cross Street at Lyons Lane and
  • on Cornwall Road at Reynolds and Allan Streets.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Lakeshore Road East and Allen Street, then detour:

northward along Allen;
westward along Randall Street;
northward along Reynolds Street;
westward along Speers Road; and then
southward along Dorval Drive to Lakeshore West
resuming their regular route westward along Lakeshore.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road at Trafalgar Road, Reynolds Street, west of Navy Street, Forsythe Street, west of Kerr Street, Brock Street and Dorval Drive.

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

  • on Reynolds Street at Randall Street, Wallace Park Lane, Shedden Street, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Spruce and Pine Streets,
  • on Cross Street west of Argus Road and at Lyons Lane and
  • on Speers Road east of Kerr Street, west of Kerr Street, east of Woody Road and at Dorval Drive.
14 Lakeshore West

From 7 until 11 a.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Rebecca Street and Dorval Drive, then detour:

northward along Dorval;
eastward along Speers Road; and then
north- and westward along Cross Avenue to the Oakville GO Station,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Rebecca Street at Brock, Kerr and Forsythe Streets,
  • on Church Street east of Navy Street and at Dunn Street,
  • on Reynolds Street at Randall Street, Wallace Park Lane, Shedden Street, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Spruce and Pine Streets.

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

  • on Speers Road east of Dorval Drive, east of St. Augustine Drive, at Kerr Street and east of Kerr Street and
  • on Cross Street at Lyons Lane.

Westbound buses reverse this routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cornwall Road at Reynolds Street,
  • on Reynolds Street at Spruce Street, south of McDonald Road, at Shedden Street, across from Wallace Park Lane, north of Randall Street and at Lakeshore Road,
  • on Lakeshore Road at Reynolds Street,
  • on Dunn Street at Church Street,
  • on Randall Street at Navy Street,
  • on Rebecca Street at Chisholm and Kerr Streets, across from Brock Street and at Dorval Drive.

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

  • on Cross Street west of Argus Road and at Lyons Lane and
  • on Speers Road east of Kerr Street, west of Kerr Street, east of Woody Road and at Dorval Drive.
Santa Shuttle

From 8 until 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, Oakville Transit operates free Santa Shuttle service every 15 minutes from the Oakville GO Station to the downtown Church / Dunn Bus Terminal. Buses operate express — without stopping — between Oakville GO Station and Church and Dunn Streets.

Buses heading towards downtown start their trips at the Oakville GO Station bus terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Cross Street;
southward along Trafalgar Road and Reynolds Street;
westward along Randall Street;
southward along George Street; and then
eastward along Randall Street to Dunn Street,
ending their trips.

Buses leaving downtown start their trips at Church and Dunn Streets, then proceed:

eastward along Church;
northward along Reynolds Street;
westward along Cornwall Road;
northward along Trafalgar Road;
westward along Cross Street; and then
southward into Oakville GO Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.


Oshawa


Santa’s Parade of Lights

The Region of Durham and the City of Oshawa are closing

  • Centre Street South between King and John Streets West,
  • Elmgrove Street between Park Road South and the Oshawa Centre,
  • John Street West between Centre Street South and Park Road South and
  • King Street West between the Centre Street and the Oshawa Centre

on Saturday evening to accommodate the annual parade.

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

Durham Region Transit
412 Adelaide

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Park Road North and Bond Street West, then detour:

westward along Bond;
southward along Stevenson Roads North and South; and then
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into the Oshawa Centre Terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Park Road North south of Bond Street West,
  • on Park Road South south of Pine Avenue and at Elmgrove Avenue,
  • on Elmgrove Avenue at Cromwell Avenue and west of Westmount Avenue.

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

  • on Bond Street West west of Park Road North and at Gibbons Street,
  • on Stevenson Road North south of Bond Street West and
  • on Stevenson Road South north of Cartier Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips at the Oshawa Centre Terminal, then proceed:

westward along Gibb Street;
northward along Stevenson Roads South and North; and then
eastward along Adelaide Avenue West to Park Road North,
resuming their regular route eastward along Adelaide.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Elmgrove Avenue west of Westmount Street and at Mongarve Avenue,
  • on Park Road South north of John Street West and south of King Street East.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Stevenson Road South,
  • on Stevenson Road South across from Cartier Avenue,
  • on Stevenson Road North north of King Street West, Creighton and Madison Avenues.
405 Central Park

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street West and Gibbons Street, then detour:

westward along Bond West;
southward along Stevenson Roads North and South;
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into the Oshawa Centre Terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Gibbons Street at King Street West.

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

  • on Stevenson Road North south of Bond Street West and
  • on Stevenson Road South north of Cartier Avenue.

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses start their trips at the Oshawa Centre, then proceed:

eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward along Simcoe Street South to King Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along King Street East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gibb Street at Stevenson Road South,
  • on Stevenson Road South across from Cartier Avenue,
  • on King Street West east of Stevenson Road South, Grenfell Street and Park Road South, west of Centre Street South and east of Centre Street South.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Grenfell and Montrave Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street South at John Street West.
406 Dean

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Centre Street North and Richmond Street East, then detour:

eastward along Richmond East;
southward along Mary Streets North and South;
westward along Athol Street East;
southward along Celina Street; and then
westward along Elm and Gibb Streets to Centre Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Centre South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Centre Street North at King Street West and
  • on Centre Street South across from Metcalfe Street, south of John Street West and at Gibb Street.

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

  • on Celina Street south of Ash Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

411 Grandview

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street West and Park Road North, then detour:

westward along Bond;
southward along Stevenson Road North and South; and then
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into the Oshawa Centre Terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Park Road North south of Bond Street West,
  • on Park Road South south of Pine Avenue and at Elmgrove Avenue,
  • on Elmgrove Avenue at Cromwell Avenue and west of Westmount Avenue.

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

  • on Bond Street West west of Park Road North and at Gibbons Street,
  • on Stevenson Road North south of Bond Street West and
  • on Stevenson Road South north of Cartier Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips at the Oshawa Centre, then proceed:

eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward along Simcoe Street South to King Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along King Street East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Elmgrove Avenue west of Westmount Street and at Mongarve Avenue,
  • on Park Road South north of John Street West and south of King Street East.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Grenfell and Montrave Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street South at John Street West.
402 King

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street West and Gibbons Street, then detour:

westward along Bond West;
southward along Stevenson Roads North and South;
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into the Oshawa Centre Terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Gibbons Street at King Street West.

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

  • on Stevenson Road North south of Bond Street West and
  • on Stevenson Road South north of Cartier Avenue.

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses start their trips at the Oshawa Centre, then proceed:

eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward along Simcoe Street South to King Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along King Street East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gibb Street at Stevenson Road South,
  • on Stevenson Road South across from Cartier Avenue,
  • on King Street West east of Stevenson Road South, Grenfell Street and Park Road South, west of Centre Street South and east of Centre Street South.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Grenfell and Montrave Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street South at John Street West.
410 Olive - Harmony

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Albert Street South and Elm Street, then detour:

westward along Elm and Gibb Streets; and then
northward into the Oshawa Centre Terminal, ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Albert Street north of Emma Street,
  • on John Street West west of Simcoe Street North and at Nassau Street and
  • on Elmgrove Avenue at Cromwell Avenue and west of Westmount Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips at the Oshawa Centre, then proceed:

eastward along Gibb Street;
northward along Simcoe Street South to John Street East;
resuming their regular route eastward along John East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Elmgrove Avenue west of Westmount Street and at Mongarve Avenue,
  • on John Street West east of Nassau Street and Centre Street South,
  • on John Street East east of Simcoe Street South and
  • on Celina Street south of Ash Street.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Grenfell and Montrave Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street South at John Street West.
401 Simcoe

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Centre Street North and Richmond Street East, then detour:

eastward along Richmond;
southward along Mary Streets North and South;
westward along Athol Street East;
southward along Celina Street; and then
westward along Elm and Gibb Streets to Centre Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Centre.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Centre Street North at King Street West and
  • on Centre Street South across from Metcalfe Street, south of John Street West and at Gibb Street.

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

  • on Celina Street south of Emma Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

408 Stevenson

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Gibbons Street and Bond Street West, then detour:

westward along Bond West;
southward along Stevenson Roads North and South;
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into the Oshawa Centre,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Gibbons Street at King Street West.

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

  • on Stevenson Road North south of Bond Street West and
  • on Stevenson Road South north of Cartier Avenue.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

GO Transit
90 Lakeshore East bus

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses operate along their regular route.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Stevenson Road and King Street West, then detour:

northward along Stevenson Road North;
eastward along Adelaide Avenues West and East; and then
southward along Mary Street North to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West, east of Stevenson Road South, Grenfell Street and Park Road South and at Centre Street South and
  • on King Street East, east of Simcoe Street South.

The parades in Bowmanville and Newcastle also affect this route.

94 Oshawa / Yorkdale

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street West at the entrance to the Downtown Oshawa Terminal, then detour:

westward along Bond West to Park Road North,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in the Downtown Oshawa Terminal,
  • on Centre Street North at King Street West,
  • on Centre Street South across from Metcalfe Street,
  • on John Street West at Nassau Street;
  • on Park Road South north of John Street West and south of King Street West.

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

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Stevenson Road South and King Street West, then detour:

northward along Stevenson Road North;
eastward along Adelaide Avenues West and East;
southward along Ritson Roads North and South; and then
eastward along Bloor Street East to Simcoe Street South,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bloor Street West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West, east of Stevenson Road South, Grenfell Street and Park Road South and at Centre Street South,
  • on Centre Street South across from Metcalfe Street, south of John Street West and north of Gibb Street and
  • on Simcoe Street South across from and south of First Avenue and at Bloor Street West.

Toronto


The Santa Claus Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Bloor Street West between Dovercourt Road and Christie Street from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and between Christie Street and Queen’s Park / Avenue Road from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.,
  • Christie Street between Barton Avenue and Bloor Street West from 6:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.,
  • Dovercourt Road between Hallam Street and Bloor Street West from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
  • Front Street East between Church and Yonge Streets from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m., and between Jarvis and Church Streets from 1 until 4 p.m.
  • Queen’s Park from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.,
  • Queen’s Park Crescent West from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.,
  • Queen Street West between University Avenue and Yonge Street from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.,
  • University Avenue between College Street and Queen Street West from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. and
  • Wellington Streets West and East between University Avenue and Church Street from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.

on Sunday to accommodate the parade.

GO Transit is offering extra train service for passengers traveling to and from the parade and the TTC is offering extra service and detouring buses and streetcars before, after and during the parade.

GO Transit
65 Barrie train

For the first time, GO operates weekend trains along the line.

The single southbound train leaves Barrie South GO Station at 9:52 a.m., serves all stations along the line and arrives in Union Station at 11:25 a.m.

The northbound train leaves Union at 4:28 p.m., serves all stations along the line and ends its trip in Barrie South, arriving at 5:55 p.m.

You can see GO’s special schedule for The Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, November 20 here.

09 Lakeshore East train

GO operates extra trains Sunday, November 20 to help carry passengers to and from the parade.

An extra westbound train leaves Oshawa GO Station at 10:11 a.m., serves all stations along the line and arrives in Union Station at 11:10 a.m.

An extra eastbound train leaves Union at 4:43 p.m., serves all stations along the line and ends its trip in Oshawa, arriving at 5:38 p.m.

You can see GO’s special schedule for The Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, November 20 here. (.pdf)

01 Lakeshore West train

GO operates extra trains Sunday, November 20 to help carry passengers to and from the parade.

An extra eastbound train leaves Aldershot GO Station at 10:34 a.m., serves all stations along the line and arrives in Union Station at 11:40 a.m.

An extra westbound train leaves Union at 4:13 p.m., serves all stations along the line and ends its trip in Aldershot, arriving at 5:18 p.m.

You can see GO’s special schedule for The Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, November 20 here. (.pdf)

Toronto Transit Commission
5 Avenue Rd

Buses operate to and from St. George Station, instead of Queen’s Park, during the parade.

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue Road and Davenport Road, then detour:

westward along Davenport;
southward along Bedford Road;
westward along Prince Arthur Avenue; and then
south- and eastward into St. George Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Avenue Road at Boswell Avenue, across from Yorkville Avenue and at Bloor Street West,
  • on Queen’s Park at Museum Station,
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Trinity College, Hart House and the University of Toronto Library and
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street.

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

  • on Davenport Road west of Avenue Road and at #250 Davenport,
  • on Bedford Road south of Bernard Avenue and at Lowther Avenue and
  • in St. George Station bus terminal.

Northbound buses start their trips in St. George Station bus terminal, then proceed:

northward along Bedford Road; and then
eastward along Davenport Road to Avenue Road,
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,
  • on Queen’s Park at Museum Station and
  • on Avenue Road north of Bloor Street West,

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

  • in St. George Station bus terminal and
  • on Bedford Road north of Lowther and Tranby Avenues and at Davenport Road.
511 Bathurst

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, expect delays as the parade passes along Bloor Street West at Bathurst Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

6 Bay

From 1 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, the TTC operates buses along the route only north of Adelaide Street West. Passengers heading to or from Queens Quay East should travel on buses operating along the 75 Sherbourne route to Lower Jarvis Street and Queens Quay East or streetcars operating along the 509 Harbourfront or 510 Spadina routes to Queens Quay Station.

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Adelaide Street West, then detour:

eastward along Adelaide West to just east of Bay Street,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street at Adelaide and King Streets West and south of Wellington and Front Streets West and Harbour Street,
  • on Queens Quay West east of Bay Street,
  • on Freeland Street north of Queens Quay East and at Lake Shore Boulevard East,
  • on Lower Jarvis Street south of Lake Shore Boulevard East.

Northbound buses start their trips on Adelaide Street West east of Bay Street, then proceed:

eastward along Adelaide West;
northward along Yonge Street; and then
westward along Richmond Street West to Bay,
resuming their regular route northward along Bay.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lower Jarvis Street south of Lake Shore Boulevard East and at Queens Quay East,
  • on Queens Quay East at Freeland and Yonge Streets,
  • on Bay Street north of Queens Quay West, across from the Air Canada Centre, north of Front Street West and at Wellington, King and Adelaide Streets West.
300 Bloor-Danforth overnight

From 6:30 until about 9 a.m Sunday, November 20, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Bloor Street West and Dufferin Streets, then detour:

northward along Dufferin;
eastward along Dupont Street; and then
southward along Christie Street to Bloor,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bloor.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Havelock Street, Dovercourt Road, Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Montrose Avenue and Grace Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, across from Havelock Street and at Dufferin Street.
2 Bloor - Danforth subway

Extra service throughout the day Sunday, November 20. Passengers should expect crowded conditions before and after the parade at Bathurst, Bay, Christie, St. George and Spadina Stations.

506 Carlton

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, expect delays as the parade passes along Queen’s Park / University Avenue at College Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

126 Christie

Buses start and end their trips at Ossington Station, instead of Christie Station, during the parade.

From about 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Christie and Dupont Streets, then detour:

westward along Dupont; and then
southward along Ossington Avenue to Ossington Station,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Christie Street south of Yarmouth Road, Essex Street and Barton Avenue and at Christie Station.

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

  • on Dupont Street at Shaw Street and
  • on Ossington Avenue at Hallam Street, across from Pendrith Street and south of and across from Leeds Street and
  • in Ossington Station bus terminal.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Christie Street at Christie Station, Barton Avenue, north of Follis Avenue and Yarmouth Road and at Dupont Street.

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

  • in Ossington Station bus terminal,
  • on Ossington Avenue at Leeds, Essex, Hallam and Dupont Streets and
  • on Dupont Street at Shaw Street.
505 Dundas

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, expect delays as the parade passes along University Avenue at Dundas Street West. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

504 King

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, expect delays as the parade passes along Yonge Street at King Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

63 Ossington

Until about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, expect delays at Ossington Avenue and Bloor Street West.

72A Pape via Commissioners

From 12:30 until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, westbound buses operate along their regular route to The Esplanade and Lower Jarvis Street, then detour:

southward along Lower Jarvis;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard East; and then
northward along Yonge Street to The Esplanade,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on The Esplanade west of Market Street, at Church and Scott Streets,
  • on Bay Street south of Wellington Street West and
  • on Front Street West, east of Bay Street,

Eastbound buses start their trips on Yonge Street at The Esplanade, then proceed:

eastward along The Esplanade to Scott Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along The Esplanade.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Front Street West, east of Bay Street and at Yonge Street and
  • on Scott Street at The Esplanade.
501 Queen

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, expect delays as the parade passes along Yonge Street at Queen Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

161 Rogers Rd

Until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dovercourt Road and Hallam Street, then detour:

eastward along Hallam; and then
southward along Ossington Avenue to Ossington Station,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dovercourt Road at Shanly and Northumberland Streets and
  • on Bloor Street West west of Dovercourt and at Concord Avenue.

Northbound buses start their trips at Ossington Station, then proceed:

northward along Concord Avenue;
eastward along Northumberland Street;
northward along Ossington Avenue; and then
westward along Hallam Street to Dovercourt Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Dovercourt.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Concord Avenue at Bloor Street West,
  • on Bloor Street West at Dovercourt Road and
  • on Dovercourt Road at Northumberland, Shanly and Hallam Streets.
3 Scarborough rapid transit

Extra service throughout the day on Sunday, November 20.

75 Sherbourne

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 12:30 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Lower Jarvis Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East, then detour:

eastward along Lake Shore East; and then
northward along Lower Sherbourne Street to The Esplanade,
resuming their regular route northward along Sherbourne.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lower Jarvis Street at The Esplanade and
  • on The Esplanade at Frederick and Lower Sherbourne Streets.
94 Wellesley

The TTC operates buses along two routes during the parade.

Buses skip their regular eastbound stops

  • on Harbord Street at Huron and St. George Streets,
  • 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 and Yonge Streets.

Buses skip their regular westbound stops

  • on Wellesley Street East at Yonge Street,
  • on Wellesley Street West at Bay Street and Queen’s Park Crescent East,
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Hoskin Avenue,
  • on Hoskin Avenue at Trinity College and St. George Street and
  • on Harbord Street at Huron Street and Spadina Avenue.

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, buses on the eastern route shuttle between Castle Frank and Wellesley Stations in both directions.

Eastbound buses on the western route start their trips at Ossington Station, then proceed:

northward along Concord Avenue;
eastward along Northumberland Street;
southward along Ossington Avenue;
westward along Harbord Street; and then
southward along Spadina Avenue to Spadina Crescent.

Westbound buses on the western route circle around Spadina Crescent and then proceed:

northward along Spadina Avenue;
westward along Harbord Street; and then
northward along Ossington Avenue,
ending their trips.

Expect delays on the western route at Ossington Avenue and Bloor Street West until about 2:30 p.m.

1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway

Extra service throughout the day Sunday, November 20. Passengers should expect crowded conditions before and after the parade at King, Museum, Osgoode, Queen, Queen’s Park, St. Andrew, St. George, St. Patrick, Spadina and Union Stations.


Waterloo

See also Kitchener


Kitchener - Waterloo Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Waterloo and City of Waterloo are closing

  • King Streets North and South (Regional Road 15) south of University Street on Saturday morning and afternoon

GO Transit and Grand River Transit are detouring buses during the parade.

GO Transit
25 Waterloo - Square One

Until 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to University Street West and King Street North then detour:

eastward along University Street East;
southward along Weber Streets North and South in Waterloo;
southeastward along Weber Streets West and East in Kitchener; and then
westward along Montgomery Road to King Street East,
resuming their regular route southeastward along King in Kitchener.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in the Charles Street Terminal and
  • on King Street East Kitchener east of Charles Street East.

Instead, they pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Weber Street West at Ontario Street North.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East west of Montgomery Road and
  • in the Charles Street Terminal.

Instead they drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Weber Street West at Ontario Street North.
Grand River Transit
35 Eastbridge
5 Erb West

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, passengers should expect detours and delays as the parade passes along King Streets North and South through uptown Waterloo.

200 iXpress

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays as the parade passes from Uptown Waterloo to Downtown Kitchener.

The parade in Cambridge also affects service along this route.

7 Mainline

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect detours and delays as the parade passes from Uptown Waterloo to Downtown Kitchener.


Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.