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Weekend events affect transit services,
June 6, 7, 8



Update — Saturday, June 7, 10:14 a.m.: This post now contains information about how the Pape Village Summerfest affects transit services today.


If you’re looking for something to do in Toronto, Hamilton and the Greater Golden Horseshoe this weekend… well, let’s just say you’ve got a lot of events to choose from.

Unfortunately, you’re going to have problems getting to those events due to an large number of road construction projects that are also taking place. In downtown Toronto the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway is completely closed south of Bloor Street all weekend — the TTC’s using as many as 120 buses to replace service between Bloor and St. George Stations.

The multiple events also make travel difficult. This post lists many of them and explains how they affect transit services… but so much is going on that even this post is an incomplete list. We’ve just learned of two more events that block streets with transit service in Toronto — the Pape Village Summerfest in East York and the Toronto Walks for Autism Speaks downtown. We’ll update this post with details of how those events affect transit services as we learn more.

This week’s events affecting transit services include road races, parades and street festivals and take place across the region: in Ajax; Bradford; Brampton; the Brooklin area of Whitby; Burlington; Cambridge; the Dundas area of Hamilton; the Georgetown area of Halton Hills; the “Mountain” and Westdale areas of Hamilton; Kitchener; the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes; the Malvern area of Toronto; Milton; Orangeville; Oshawa; the Scarborough area of Toronto; the Streetsville area of Mississauga; central and downtown Toronto; and the Unionville area of Markham.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit5 Bovaird, 17 Howden 18 Dixie, 19 Fernforest, 23 Sandalwood.

Burlington Transit3 Guelph - Downtown, 5 Francis - Downtown, 10 New - Maple, 20A Lakeshore - Burloak, 20B Burloak - Lakeshore.

Durham Region Transit291 / 292 Ajax community bus, 302 Brock - Brooklin; 401 Simcoe, 406 Dean, 402 King, 410 Olive / Harmony, 411 Grandview.

GO Transit21 Milton / Toronto, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 52 Oshawa / York U, 68 Barrie / Newmarket, 81 Port Perry / Whitby, 90 Lakeshore East (bus), 92 Oshawa / Yorkdale.

Grand River Transit1 Stanley Park, 4 Glasgow, 6 Bridge, 7 Mainline, 15 Frederick, 20 Victoria Hills, 52 Ainslie St / Fairview Park Mall, 57 Blair Rd.

Hamilton Street Railway5 Delaware, 11 Parkdale, 23 Upper Gage, 24 Upper Sherman, 25 Upper Wentworth, 33 Sanatorium.

Lindsay TransitGreen.

Milton TransitAll routes, 2 Main, 6 Scott.

MiWay9 Rathburn - Miller’s Grove, 10 Bristol - Britannia, 38A Creditview - Argentia, 39 Britannia, 44 Mississauga Road, 61 Mavis.

Orangeville TransitBlue, Green, Orange, Blues and Jazz Festival shuttle.

Toronto Transit Commission6 Bay, 25 Don Mills, 29 Dufferin, 47 Lansdowne, 63 Ossington, 66D Prince Edward, 76 Royal York South, 80 Queensway, 81 Thorncliffe Park, 94 Wellesley, 110 / 110A Islington South, 116 Morningside, 122 Graydon Hall, 123 Shorncliffe, 132 Milner, 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight, 501 Queen, 504 King, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton.

York Region Transit40 Unionville local.


The Friday, June 6 events affecting transit services are: Dundas International Buskerfest; and the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival.

The Saturday, June 7 events affecting transit services are: Bradford Chili Fest; the Bread and Honey Parade; the Brooklin Spring Fair Parade; Concession Streetfest; the Downtown Milton Street Festival; Dundas International Buskerfest; Dundas West Fest; the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (Toronto); the Georgetown Farmers Market; the Guildwood Day Parade; Hamilton Roots and Blues in Westdale Village; the Lindsay Farmers Market; the Malvern Bike Classic; the Downtown Milton Street Festival; the Moon in June Road Race; Pape Village Summerfest; the Pickering Village JAM; the Portugal Day Parade (Cambridge); the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival; the Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad; TriPride; and the Unionville Village Festival.

The Sunday, June 8 events affecting transit services are: the Annex Festival on Bloor; the Bread and Honey Road Race; Car Free Sunday; Dundas International Buskerfest; the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (Hamilton); Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (Toronto); Hamilton Roots and Blues in Westdale Village; the Pickering Village JAM; Nicola’s Kids Triathlon; Portugal Day Parade (Toronto); Pride Durham Parade; the Sikh Martyrdom Parade; the Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes; the Toronto Challenge; the Unionville Village Festival; and Walk Now For Autism Speaks.


Ajax


Pickering Village JAM

The Town of Ajax is closing

  • Old Kingston Road

Thursday and Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the Pickering Village Business Improvement Area’s festival of jazz, art and music.

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses while the road is closed.

291 Ajax community bus

All day Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Kingston Road West and Old Kingston Road, then detour:

westward along Kingston West to Elizabeth Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Kingston.

Westbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Kingston Road West at Elizabeth Street.
292 Ajax community bus

All day Saturday, June 7, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Kingston Road West and Old Kingston Road, then detour:

westward along Kingston West to Elizabeth Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Kingston.

Westbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Kingston Road West at Elizabeth Street.

Bradford


Bradford Chilifest

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is closing

  • Barrie Street between Doctor’s Lane and Holland Street

all day Saturday to accommodate the event.

GO Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

68 Barrie / Newmarket

From 8 a.m. Saturday, June 7 until 2 a.m. Sunday, June 8, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Barrie Street and 8th Line, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Barrie Street at 8th Line, Fletcher Street and Holland Street West and
  • on Holland Street West across from Colborne Street.

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

  • on 8th Line east of Barrie Street (“flag” — wave your hand at the driver — the bus if you wish to board) and
  • at Bradford GO Station (“flag” — wave your hand at the driver — the bus if you wish to board).

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Holland Street West at Colborne Street and
  • on Barrie Street north of Holland Street West at Britannia Avenue and 8th Line.

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

  • at Bradford GO Station (“flag” — wave your hand at the driver — the bus if you wish to board) and
  • on 8th Line east of Barrie Street (“flag” — wave your hand at the driver — the bus if you wish to board).

Brampton


Sikh Martydom Parade

The Region of Peel and the City of Brampton are closing

  • Dixie Road North (Regional Road 4) between Sandalwood Parkway East and Bovaird Drive East

Sunday afternoon during the annual procession.

The City is also closing

  • eastbound lanes of Sandalwood Parkway East (although two-way traffic continues) and
  • westbound lanes of Bovaird Drive East (although two-way traffic continues)

during the event.

It’s also restricting

  • Great Lakes Boulevard between Sandalwood Parkway West and Bovaird Drive West

only to bus traffic during the event.

Participants start from the Guru Nanak Mission (Peter Robertson Gurdwara) at 585 Peter Robertson Boulevard, then proceed:

eastward along Peter Robinson;
southward along Dixie Road North**
westward along Bovaird Drive East;
northward along Great Lakes Boulevard;
eastward along Sandalwood Parkway East;
southward along Dixie North; and then
westward along Peter Robinson to the gurdwara,
ending their march.

The procession affects Brampton Transit services.

5 Bovaird

From 1 until 6 p.m. Sunday, June 8 expect delays as participants proceed along Bovaird Drive East between Dixie Road North and Great Lakes Drive.

18 Dixie

From 1 until 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, *southbound buses operate along their regular route to Fernforest Drive and Sandalwood Parkway East, then detour:

southward along Fernforest; and then
westward along Bovaird Drive East to Dixie Road North,
resuming their regular route southward along Dixie North.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Sandalwood Parkway East east of Fernforest Drive and across from Springtown Trail and
  • on Dixie Road North south of Sandalwood Parkway East, across from Springtown Trail, north of Peter Robinson Boulevard and Bovaird Drive East.

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

  • on Fernforest Drive at Hollybush Street, south of Rainforest Drive, at Black Oak Drive, south of Bobcat Street, across from Kimberley Crescent [south] and at Softneedle Avenue and
  • on Bovaird Drive East west of Fernforest Drive.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Dixie Road North and Bovaird Drive East, then detour:

eastward along Bovaird East;
northward along Fernforest Drive; and then
westward along Sandalwood Parkway East to Dixie North,
resuming their regular route northward along Dixie.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dixie Road North north of Bovaird Drive East, south of Peter Robinson Boulevard, at Peter Robinson Boulevard, north of Peter Robinson Boulevard, south of Springtown Trail and at Springtown Trail and Sandalwood Parkway East.

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

  • on Fernforest Drive north of Homewood Street and Peter Robinson Boulevard, at Hackberry Gate, north of Black Forest Drive, Deerglen Gate and Sprucelands Street and
  • on Bovaird Drive East west of Fernforest Drive.

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

19 Fernforest

From 1 until 6 p.m. Sunday, June 8, expect delays as participants march along Great Lakes Boulevard between Trinity Common and Sandalwood Parkway East and Sandalwood East between Great Lakes and Dixie Road North.

17 Howden

From 1 until 6 p.m. Sunday, June 8, expect delays as participants march along Great Lakes Boulevard between Bovaird Drive East and Trinity Common.

23 Sandalwood

From 1 until 6 p.m. Sunday, June 8, expect delays as participants march along Great Lakes Boulevard between Trinity Common and Sandalwood Parkway East and Sandalwood East between Great Lakes and Dixie Road North.


Brooklin


Brooklin Spring Fair Parade

The Region of Durham and the Town of Whitby are closing:

  • Baldwin Street (Regional Highways 7 and 12) between Columbus and Winchester Roads,
  • Carnwith Drive East between Thickson Road North and Baldwin Street and
  • Winchester Road East (Regional Road 3) between Baldwin and Watford Streets

Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the annual fair’s parade.

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

Durham Region Transit
302 Brock / Brooklin

(DRT has not confirmed the detour-routing information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2013 during the event.)

The northbound buses that leave Whitby GO Station at 10:05 and 11:05 a.m. Saturday, June 7 operate along their regular route to Baldwin Street and Winchester Road, then detour:

westward along Winchester Road West (Highway 7);
northward along Ashburn Road;
eastward along Vipond Road;
southward along Ferguson Avenue to Winchester West,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Baldwin Street South at Winchester Road East,
  • on Baldwin Street North at Cassels Road East,
  • on Cassels Road East at Church and Watford Streets,
  • on Winchester Road East east of Watford Street,
  • on Cachet Boulevard north of Ipswich Place, Helston Crescent [north], across from Blackfriar Avenue and north of Cranbourne Crescent [north] and
  • on Carnwith Drive East across from Wilshire Drive, west of Thickson Road North and Equinox Way and at Bayberry Court.

Southbound buses start their trip on Ferguson Avenue north of Winchester Road West, then proceed:

eastward along Winchester West to Baldwin Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Baldwin South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Baldwin Street North at North Street, south of Centre Street West and Way Street,
  • on Campbell Street west of Baldwin Street,
  • on Vipond Road at Ferguson Avenue,
  • on Winchester Road West at Baldwin Street South and
  • on Baldwin Street South across from Roybrook Road, at Robmar Street, Sonley Drive and Robert Attersley Drive West.
GO Transit
52 Oshawa / York U

(GO has not confirmed the detour-routing information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2013 during the event.)

Saturday, June 7 morning and afternoon, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Winchester Road East and Thickson Road North, then detour:

northward along Thickson North;
westward along Columbus Roads East and West; and then
southward along Ashburn Road to Winchester Road West (Highway 7),
resuming their regular route westward along Highway 7.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Winchester Road East at Watford and Queen Streets, west of Simcoe Street and at Durham Street
  • on Winchester Road West at Ashburn Road.

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

  • on Thickson Road North north of Winchester Road East and at Blackfriar Avenue, Carnwith Drive East and Columbus Road East.

Eastbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Winchester Road West at Baldwin Street South and
  • on Winchester Road East east of Chelmsford Drive, west of Simcoe Street, east of St. Thomas Street and at Anderson Street.

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

  • on Thickson Road North at Carnwith Drive East, Blackfriar Avenue and Winchester Road East.

The Pride Durham Parade also affects service along this route Sunday, June 8.

81 Port Perry / Whitby

(GO has not confirmed the detour-routing information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2013 during the event.)

Saturday, June 7 morning and afternoon, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Thickson Road North and Columbus Road East, then detour:

westward along Columbus Roads East and West;
southward along Ashburn Road; and then
eastward along Winchester Road West to Baldwin Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Baldwin Street South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Thickson Road North at Carnwith Drive East, Blackfriar Avenue and Winchester Road East and
  • on Winchester Road East at Watford and Queen Streets, west of Simcoe Street and at Durham Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Baldwin Street South at Winchester Road East,
  • on Winchester Road East east of Chelmsford Drive, west of Simcoe Street, east of St. Thomas Street and at Anderson Street,
  • on Thickson Road North north of Winchester Road East, Blackfriar Avenue, Carnwith Drive East, Columbus Road East and Baldwin Street North.

Burlington


Burlington events include: Car-Free Sunday (June 8); and the Moon in June Road Race (June 7).


Car Free Sunday

The City of Burlington is closing

  • Appleby Line, full road, between Fairview and New Streets

Sunday afternoon to accommodate the event.

Burlington Transit is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

20B Burloak - Lakeshore

From about 12:30 until 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Fairview Street and Appleby Line, then detour:

westward along Fairview;
southward along Inverary Road;
east- and southward along Longmoor Drive;
west- and southward along Tipperary Avenue; and then
eastward along New Street to Appleby Line,
resuming their regular route southward along Appleby.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Appleby Line beside #666 Appleby, at Bennett Road, Longmoor Drive and New Street.

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

  • on Fairview Street west of Appleby Line and #4445 Fairview and across from Inverary Road,
  • on Longmoor Drive across from Bennett Road and
  • on New Street at Wilson Avenue and across from Shannon Crescent and at Appleby Line.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Appleby Line north of New Street and Pinedale Avenue, at Sheraton Road and across from #666 Appleby.

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

  • on New Street at Shannon Crescent and Tipperary Avenue,
  • on Longmoor Drive at Bennett Road and
  • on Fairview Street east of Taylor Crescent [east] and at Appleby Line.
20A Lakeshore - Burloak

From about 12:30 until 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Fairview Street and Appleby Line, then detour:

westward along Fairview;
southward along Inverary Road;
east- and southward along Longmoor Drive;
west- and southward along Tipperary Avenue; and then
eastward along New Street to Appleby Line,
resuming their regular route eastward along New.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Appleby Line beside #666 Appleby, at Bennett Road, Longmoor Drive and New Street.

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

  • on Fairview Street west of Appleby Line and #4445 Fairview and across from Inverary Road,
  • on Longmoor Drive across from Bennett Road and
  • on New Street at Wilson Avenue and across from Shannon Crescent and at Appleby Line.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Appleby Line north of New Street and Pinedale Avenue, at Sheraton Road and across from #666 Appleby.

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

  • on New Street at Shannon Crescent and Tipperary Avenue,
  • on Longmoor Drive at Bennett Road and
  • on Fairview Street east of Taylor Crescent [east] and at Appleby Line.
10 New - Maple

From about 12:30 until 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to New Street and Tipperary Avenue, then detour:

north- and westward along Tipperary;
north- and eastward along Longmoor Drive;
northward along Inverary Road; and then
eastward along Fairview Street to Appleby Line,
resuming their regular route eastward along Fairview.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on New Street at Wilson Avenue and across from Shannon Crescent and
  • on Appleby Line north of New Street and Pinedale Avenue, at Sheraton Road and across from #666 Appleby.

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

  • on Longmoor Drive at Bennett Road and
  • on Fairview Street east of Taylor Crescent [east] and at Appleby Line.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Appleby Line beside #666 Appleby, at Bennett Road, Longmoor Drive and New Street and
  • on New Street at Shannon Crescent and Tipperary Avenue.

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

  • on Fairview Street west of Appleby Line and #4445 Fairview and across from Inverary Road and
  • on Longmoor Drive across from Bennett Road.

The Moon in June Road Race also affects service along this route Saturday, June 7.


Moon in June Road Race

The City of Burlington is closing:

  • Brant Street between Grahams Lane / Prospect Street and Lakeshore Road,
  • Lakeshore Road between Brant Street and Maple Avenue / North Shore Boulevard West,
  • Maple Avenue between Lakeshore Road / North Shore Boulevard West and Maple Crossing Boulevard

and several other streets in downtown Burlington to accommodate the annual road race Saturday evening.

The event affects Burlington Transit and Hamilton Street Railway service.

Burlington Transit
3 Guelph - Downtown

From 4:20 until 7:55 p.m. Saturday, June 7, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Brant and Caroline Streets, then detour :

eastbound along Caroline; and then
southbound along John Street to James Street,
resuming their regular route southward along John.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Brant Street at Caroline Street and south of Ontario Street

From 7:55 until 9:55 p.m., southbound buses operate along their regular route to the Burlington GO Station, then detour:

westward along Fairview Street;
southward along Drury Lane;
eastward along New Street;
southward along Martha Street; and then
westward along James Street to John Street,
resuming their regular route southward along John.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Fairview Street beside Walmart,
  • on Brant Street across from Maplewood Drive, at Graham’s Lane, south of Ghent Avenue and Olga Drive, across from Blairholme Avenue and at Baldwin and Caroline Streets and south of Ontario Street.

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

  • on Fairview Street beside #2220 Fairview and at Drury Lane,
  • on Drury Lane beside #736 Drury, at Woodward Avenue and Courtland Drive and across from Teen Tour Way,
  • on New Street at Lorne and Martha Streets and
  • on James Street at Pearl Street.

From 5 until 11 p.m., northbound buses operate along their regular route to John and James Streets, then detour:

northward along John Street; and then
westward along Caroline Street to Brant Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Brant.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street at Brant Street.
5 Francis - Downtown

From 5 until 11 p.m. Saturday, June 7, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Brant and Caroline Streets, then detour :

eastbound along Caroline; and then
southbound along John Street to James Street,
resuming their regular route southward along John.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Brant Street at Caroline Street and south of Ontario Street

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to John and James Streets, then detour:

northward along John Street; and then
westward along Caroline Street to Brant Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Brant.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street at Brant Street.

Also, from about 5 until 11 p.m. Saturday, June 7, expect delays as participants pass along Lakeshore Road between Brant Street and Maple Avenue / North Shore Boulevard West.

Although the westbound lanes are closed, the roadway is open to two-way traffic, with cars, trucks and buses using the eastbound lanes for both directions.

10 New - Maple

From about 5 until 11 p.m. Saturday, June 7, expect delays as participants pass along Lakeshore Road between Brant Street and Maple Avenue / North Shore Boulevard West and along Maple Avenue between Lakeshore Road / North Shore Boulevard West and Ontario Street.

Although the westbound lanes of Lakeshore are closed, the roadway is open to two-way traffic, with cars, trucks and buses using the eastbound lanes for both directions. Similarly, although the southbound lanes of Maple are closed, the roadway is open to two-way traffic, with cars, trucks and buses using the southbound lanes for both directions.

Car-Free Sunday also affects service along this route Sunday, June 8.

Hamilton Street Railway
11 Parkdale

From about 5 until 11 p.m. Saturday, June 7, expect delays as participants pass along Lakeshore Road between North Shore Boulevard West / Maple Street and Brant Street.

Although the westbound lanes are closed, the roadway is open to two-way traffic, with cars, trucks and buses using the eastbound lanes for both directions.

Grand River Transit — [


Cambridge


Portugal Day Parade (Cambridge)

The City of Cambridge is closing

  • Grand Avenue between South Square and Salibury Street

to accommodate the annual parade Saturday.

Grand River Transit is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

57 Blair Rd

All day Saturday, June 7, inbound buses operate along their regular route to St. Andrews Street and George Street South, then detour:

northward along George South; and then
eastward along South Square to Grand Avenue,
resuming their regular route eastward along South Square.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Grand Avenue at South Square.

Dundas


Dundas International Buskerfest

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • King Streets West and East Dundas between John and Cross Street / Main Street

Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon, to accommodate the Downtown Dundas Business Improvement Area’s annual event.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses while King Street is closed.

5 Delaware

From 6 p.m. Friday, June 6 until 10 p.m. Sunday, June 8, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and John Street Dundas, then detour:

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

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at McMurray Street, Memorial Square and Ogilvie Street and
  • on King Street East at York Street.

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

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

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Cootes Drive and York Street Dundas, then detour:

southward along York;
westward along Hatt Street; and then
northward along John Street to King West,
resuming their regular route westward along King.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East west of York Street and at Cross Street and
  • on King Street West at Sydenham and Albert Streets.

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

  • on Hatt Street at Ogilvie Street and Memorial Square.

The Hamilton Blues and Roots Festival in Westdale Village also affects service along this route Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8.


Georgetown


Georgetown Farmers Market

Saturday mornings from June 7 until October 18, the Town of Halton Hills is closing

  • Main Street South Georgetown between James and Church Streets

to accommodate the Georgetown Central Business Improvement Area’s weekly market.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the weekly market.

31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

From 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, eastbound buses from Guelph operate along their regular route to Main and Guelph Streets (Provincial Highway 7) and then proceed:

southeastward along Guelph to Mill Street,
resuming their regular route southwestward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South opposite Cross Street and at Wesleyan Street and
  • on Mill Street at Guelph Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mill Street south of Guelph Street and
  • on Main Street South opposite Wesleyan Street and at Cross Street.

Buses that usually start or end their trips at Georgetown operate to and from the Georgetown GO Station, instead of Main Street South, and do not travel through downtown Georgetown. The buses leave the GO station at the same time as usual, according to their regular schedule.


Halton Hills

See Georgetown.


Hamilton

See also Dundas.


Hamilton events affecting transit services this weekend include: Concession Streetfest (June 7); the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (June 8); and Hamilton Roots and Blues in Westdale Village (June 7, 8).


Concession Streetfest

The City of Hamilton is closing:

  • Concession Street between Poplar Avenue and the northern leg of Upper Wentworth Street

all day Saturday to accommodate the Concession Street Business Improvement Area’s annual event.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

23 Upper Gage
24 Upper Sherman

From 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, June 7, inbound buses operate along their regular routes to Concession Street and Poplar Avenue, then detour:

northward along Poplar,
westward along Mountain Park Avenue; and then
southward along Belwood Avenue to Concession Street,
resuming their regular routes westward along Concession.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Concession Street at Hamilton and Summit Avenues, across from East 19th Street and at Belwood Avenue.

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

  • on Concession Street west of Belwood Avenue.

Outbound buses operate along their regular routes to Concession Street and Upper Wentworth Street, then detour:

southward along Upper Wentworth,
eastward along Crockett Street; and then
northward along East 26th Street to Concession,
resuming their regular routes eastward along Concession.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Concession Street at East 22nd Street, east of East 24th Street and at East 26th Street.
25 Upper Wentworth

Buses operate along their regular route.


Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (Hamilton)

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • Fennell Avenue West between Garth and West Fifth Streets

Sunday morning to accommodate the event.

The event affects Hamilton Street Railwayservice.

33 Sanatorium

From 6 until 9 a.m. Sunday, June 8, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Garth Street and Fennell Avenue West, then detour:

northward along Garth;
eastward along Beckett Drive;
northward along Queen Street South;
eastward along Herkimer Street; and then
southward along James Street South to St. Joseph’s Drive,
resuming their regular route eastward along St. Joseph’s.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Fennell Avenue West across from Auchmar Road, at Governors Boulevard and west of West Fifth Street and
  • on West Fifth Street north of Fennell Avenue West, at Brantdale Avenue and Gateview Drive.

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

  • on Garth Street at Auchmar Road and
  • on Herkimer Street at Caroline, Bay and Park Streets South

Outbound buses operate along their regular route to West Fifth Street and Fennell Avenue West, then detour:

southward along West Fifth;
westward along Mohawk Road West; and then
northward along Garth Street to Sanatorium Road,
resuming their regular route westward along Sanatorium.

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

  • on West Fifth Street across from Wembley Road and at South Bend and Mohawk Roads West and
  • on Mohawk Road West west of Neyer Street, across from #261 Mohawk West and Southlea Drive, west of West 15th Street and at West 18th Street and Garth Street.

Hamilton Blues and Roots in Westdale Village

The City of Hamilton is closing:

  • King Street West between Sterling Street / Newton Avenue and North Oval and
  • Sterling Street between North Oval and King Street West

Friday evening and all day Saturday to accommodate the Westdale Village Business Improvement Area’s event.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses to accommodate the event.

5 Delaware

From 1 a.m. Saturday, June 7 until 6 a.m. Sunday, June 8, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Sterling Street and Cline Avenue North, then detour:

eastward along Cline North to King Street West, resuming their regular route eastward along King West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Paisley and Marion Avenues South.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and North Oval, then proceed:

north- and westward along North Oval to Sterling Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Sterling.

Buses skip their regular stop

  • on King Street West at Marion Avenue North and Sterling Street.

The Dundas International Buskerfest also affects service along this route Friday, June 6, Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8.


Kawartha Lakes

See Lindsay.


Kitchener


Kitchener events affecting transit services include: Tri-Pride (June 7); and the Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad. (June 7).


Tri-Pride

The City of Kitchener is closing

  • Gaukel Street between Charles and King Streets West,
  • King Street West between Water and Ontario Streets

and other streets in downtown Kitchener during the annual music festival Saturday.

Grand River Transit is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

6 Bridge

All day Saturday, June 7, inbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Francis Street, then detour:

southward along Francis Street South;
eastward along Charles Street West;
southward along Ontario Street South; and then
westward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Water Street South and Gaukel Street.

Outbound buses start their trips in Charles Street Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

northward along Gaukel Street,
westward along Charles Street West; and then
northward along Francis Street South to King Street West.
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of College Street and at Francis Street North.
15 Frederick
4 Glasgow

All day Saturday, June 7, inbound buses operate along their regular routes to Frederick Street and King Street East, then detour:

southward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Ontario Street South; and then
westward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West at Ontario Street North.

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

  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

Outbound buses operate along their regular routes.

7 Mainline

All day Saturday, June 7, Kitchener-bound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Francis Street, then detour:

southward along Francis Street South;
eastward along Charles Street West;
southward along Gaukel Street;
westward into Charles Street Terminal,
resuming their regular route.

Kitchener-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Water Street South and Gaukel Street.

Waterloo-bound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Frederick / Benton Street, then detour:

southward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Ontario Street South; and then
westward into Charles Street Terminal,
northward along Gaukel Street,
westward along Charles Street West; and then
northward along Francis Street South to King Street West.
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Waterloo-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West at Ontario Street North, west of College Street and at Francis Street North.

Instead, Waterloo-bound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.
1 Stanley Park

All day Saturday, June 7, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Frederick Street and King Street East, then detour:

southward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Ontario Street South; and then
westward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West at Ontario Street North.

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

  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

20 Victoria Hills

All day Saturday, June 7, inbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Francis Street, then detour:

southward along Francis Street South;
eastward along Charles Street West;
southward along Ontario Street South; and then
westward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Water Street South and Gaukel Street.

Outbound buses start their trips in Charles Street Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

northward along Gaukel Street,
westward along Charles Street West; and then
northward along Francis Street South to King Street West.
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of College Street and at Francis Street North.

Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad

The management of Sportsworld Crossing is closing

  • Heldmann Road

early Saturday morning to accommodate starting-point activities for the ride, supporting research into prostate cancer.

Grand River Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

52 Ainslie St / Fairview Park Mall

From about 7 until 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, buses operating toward Ainslie Street Terminal proced along Heldmann Road, drop off or pick up passengers at stop #1568, turn left onto the first Internal Road, right onto Sportsworld Crossing Road, serve stop #1569, then resume their regular route.


Lindsay

Lindsay Farmers Market

Saturday mornings from May 3 until October 25, the City of Kawartha Lakes is closing

  • Victoria Avenue North between Peel Street and Kent Street West

during the weekly market.

Lindsay Transit is detouring buses to accommodate the event.

Green route

From 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Avenue North and Peel Street, then detour:

eastward along Peel Street;
southward along Cambridge Street North; and then
westward along Kent Street West to Victoria Avenue North,
resuming their regular route westward along Kent West.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.


Malvern


Malvern Bike Classic

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Brenyon Way between Sewells Road and Foregate Avenue

and other streets in the Malvern area on Saturday to accommodate the annual race for kids and young people in the Malvern community.

The TTC is detouring bus services during the event.

132 Milner

From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Sewells Road and Brenyon Way, then detour:

westward along Sewells
southward along Neilson Road; and then
eastward along Sheppard Avenue East to Brenyon Way / Breckon Gate,
resuming their regular route southward along Breckon.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Brenyon Way south of Sewells Road, across from Pioneer Pathway, south of Wickson Trail, at the pathway north of Forgate Avenue and at Forgate Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East.

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

  • on Sewells Road at Neilson Road,
  • on Neilson Road across from, and south of Silver Bell Grove, at Berner Trail and across from the walkway north of Sheppard Avenue East and
  • on Sheppard Avenue East east of Murison Boulevard and at the walkway east of Murison Boulevard and at Breckon Gate.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Breckon Gate and Sheppard Avenue East, then detour:

westward along Sheppard East;
northward along Neilson Road; and then
eastward along Sewells Road to Breckon Way,
resuming their regular route eastward along Sewells.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Breckon Way at Forgate Avenue, the pathway north of Forgate Avenue, John Tabor Trail, Pioneer Pathway and Sewells Road.

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

  • on Sheppard Avenue East west of Brenyon Way, at the second pathway west of Brenyon Way and at Neilson Road and
  • on Neilson Road at the walkway north of Sheppard Avenue West, at Wickson Trail, Silver Bell Grove and Sewells Road.

Markham

See Unionville.


Milton


Downtown Milton Street Festival

The Town of Milton is closing

  • Main Street between Brown and Fulton Streets

Saturday to accommodate the Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area’s annual street party.

The event affects GO Transit and Milton Transit services.

GO Transit
21 Milton / Toronto

All day Saturday, June 7, eastbound buses start their trips at Milton GO Station, then operate along their regular route.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Martin Street north of Main Street East
  • on Millside Drive east of Martin Street and
  • on Main Street East at Court Street, Ontario Street South and across from Wilson Drive.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Milton GO Station,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street East at Wilson Drive, Ontario Street North and Court Street and
  • on Martin Street north of Main Street East.
Milton Transit
All routes

Milton Transit continues service on all routes until about 12:30 a.m. Mattamy Homes is sponsoring the free bus service.

2 Main

All day, Saturday, June 7, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street East and Elizabeth Street, then detour,

northward along Elizabeth;
eastward along Mill Street;
northward along Martin Street;
east- and southward along Millside Drive to Main East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Main.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street East at Brown and James Streets and
  • on Martin Street at Mill Street.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

6 Scott

Until 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street East and James Street, then detour:

northward along James;
eastward along Mill Street; and then
southward along Martin Street to Main East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Martin.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.


Mississauga

See Streetsville


Orangeville


Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival

The Town of Orangeville is closing

  • Broadway between Wellington and First Streets

and other downtown streets Friday evening to accommodate the event.

Orangeville Transit is likely detouring buses while the street is closed, but has not confirmed exact detours. It’s also operating a free shuttle service between downtown and two malls, so that festival goers can park for free away from downtown.

Blue

After 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 6 and all day Saturday, June 7, the bus operates along its regular route to Broadway and First Street, then likely detours:

northward along First Street; and then
eastward along Second Avenue to Third Street,
resuming its regular route northward along Third Street.

Blues and Jazz Festival shuttle

Shuttle buses operate Friday, June 6 from 5 p.m. until midnight and Saturday June 7 from 11 a.m. until midnight.

The buses leave Rio-Can Shopping Plaza (Walmart) at Hwy 10 and Fifth Avenue every hour on the hour, with the last shuttle leaving the plaza at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They also leave the Westside Market Village (Sobey’s) at Highway 109 and Riddell Road every hour on the half hour, with last shuttle leaving at 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers downtown on Armstrong Street, with the last shuttle leaving at 12:15 a.m.

Green
Orange

After 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 6 and all day Saturday, June 7, the buses likely operate along their regular routes to Broadway and First Street, then detour:

northward along First Street; and then
eastward along Second Avenue to Fourth Street,
resuming their regular routes westward along Second Avenue.


Oshawa


Pride Durham parade

The Region of Durham and City of Oshawa are closing

  • King Street West (Regional Highway 2) between Queen Street and Centre South,
  • Centre Street South (Regional Road 54) between King Street West and John Street West and
  • John Street West, westbound lanes, between Centre Street South and the Midtown Mall

Sunday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

The event affects Durham Region Transit and GO Transit services.

Durham Region Transit
406 Dean

From 2 until 3:30 p.m.. Sunday, June 8, southbound buses start their trips on Mary Street South south of King Street East, then proceed:

southward along Mary Street South;
westward along Athol Street East;
southward along Celina Street;
westward along John Streets East and West to Centre Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Centre South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Centre Street South south of King Street West and across from Metcalfe Street.

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

  • on John Street West west of Simcoe Street South.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

411 Grandview
402 King

Westbound operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Elmgrove Avenue and Park Road South, then detour:

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Park Road South north of John Street West and south of King Street West,
  • on King Street West across from Warren Street, at Nassau Street, east of Midtown Drive, west of Centre Street South and east of Centre Street South.

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

  • on John Street West at Nassau Street and east of Centre Street South
  • on Simcoe Street South at Bruce Street.
900 PULSE

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

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From 2 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Park Road, then detour:

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East across from Warren Street, at Nassau Street, east of Midtown Drive, at Centre Street South and east of Centre Street South.

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

  • on Park Road South south of Pine Avenue and at Elmgrove Avenue,
  • on John Street West east of Nassau Street and
  • on Simcoe Street South at Bruce Street.
401 Simcoe

From 2 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Centre Street North and Richmond Street West, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on John Street West west of Simcoe Street South.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

GO Transit
90 Lakeshore East

The parade does not affect westbound buses.

From 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Stevenson Road, 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 East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West across from Warren Street, west of Centre Street South and east of Centre Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South.
92 Oshawa / Yorkdale

Westbound buses start trips on Bond Street West at Centre Street North, then operate along their regular route westward along Bond West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Oshawa Bus Terminal.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stops

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.

From noon until 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, *eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Stevenson Road, then detour:

southward along Stevenson Road North;
eastward along Adelaide Avenues West and East;
southward along Mary Street North; and then
westward along Bond Street West to Centre Street South,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West across from Warren Street and at Centre Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Centre Street South and
  • in Oshawa Bus Terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.
52 Oshawa / York U

From noon until 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, *westbound buses start their trips on Bond Street West at Centre Street North, then proceed:

westward along Bond West;
northward along Park Road North; and then
eastward along Adelaide Avenue West to Simcoe Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Simcoe North.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Oshawa Bus Terminal.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street South.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street North and Adelaide Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Adelaide Avenue East;
southward along Mary Street North; and then
westward along Bond Streets East and West to Centre Street North,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Oshawa Bus Terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street South.

The Brooklin Spring Fair Parade also affects service along this route Saturday, June 7.


The post continues in Part 2.


Inbound buses operate toward downtown.
Outbound buses operate away from downtown.



























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