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Yom Ha'atzmaut Parade in Thornhill:
TTC, YRT detours, April 23



The City of Vaughan is closing

  • Atkinson Avenue between Bathurst Street and Clark Avenue West

tomorrow, Thursday, April 23 to accommodate the annual Yom Ha’atzmaut Parade, marking the independence day of Israel. (Atkinson Avenue is home to three schools serving the Jewish community.)

Whilte the street is closed, the TTC is detouring buses operating along this route:

  • 160 Bathurst North.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along these routes:

  • 3 Thornhill;
  • 23 Thornhill Woods; and
  • 77 Highway 7.

Toronto Transit Commission
160 Bathurst North

(The TTC has not confirmed the detour routing information. This post describes how it’s detoured buses in previous years during this event.)

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From about 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, northbound buses operate along their regular route to New Westminster Drive and Bathurst Street, then proceed:

southward along Bathurst Street to Clark Avenue West,
ending their trips on Bathurst, just south of Clark West.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Atkinson Avenue at Rosedale Heights Drive (north), west of Dundurn Crescent (north), at Dundurn Crescent (south), beside #300 Atkinson, at Rosedale Heights Drive (south), Centre Street, Campbell Avenue, Rodeo Drive, south of Spring Gate Boulevard and at Clark Avenue West and
  • on Clark Avenue West across from York Hill Boulevard.

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

  • on Bathurst Street south of New Westminster Drive, at Beverley Glen Boulevard, Centre Street and East Promenade.

York Region Transit
77 Highway 7

From about 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Centre and Bathurst Streets, then proceed:

southward along Bathurst; and then
eastward along Clark Avenue West to Yonge Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Yonge.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Centre Street at Atkinson Avenue, across from Rosegreen Drive, at Markwood Lane, across from Oakbank Road and at Brooke and Yonge Streets and
  • on Yonge Street at Thornridge Drive, Arnold Avenue and Clark Avenue West.

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

  • on Bathurst Street at East Promenade and
  • on Clark Avenue West at York Hill Boulevard (west), across from Atkinson Avenue, at Hilda Avenue, across from Charles Street and at York Hill Boulevard (east) and Yonge Street.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and Clark Avenue, then detour:

westward along Clark West;
northward along Bathurst Street;
westward along East Promenade;
north- and westward along Promenade Circle; and then
northward into Promenade Terminal,
resuming their regular route.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street at Elgin and John Streets and
  • on Centre Street west of Yonge Street, across from Brooke Street and at Oakbank and Erica Roads, Rosegreen Drive, Atkinson Avenue and Bathurst Street.

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

  • on Clark Avenue West west of Yonge Street, at Springfield Way and Charles Street, across from Hilda Avenue, at Atkinson Avenue and across from York Hill Boulevard [west] and
  • on Promenade Circle north of East Promenade.
3 Thornhill

From about 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Centre and Bathurst Streets, then detour:

northward along Bathurst; and then
eastward along Highway 7; and then
southward along Yonge Street to Royal Orchard Drive,
resuming their regular route eastward along Royal Orchard.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Centre Street at Atkinson Avenue, across from Rosegreen Drive, at Markwood Lane, across from Oakbank Road and at Brooke and Yonge Streets and
  • on Yonge Street at Royal Orchard Drive.

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

  • on Bathurst Street north of Centre Street, across from Beverley Glen Boulevard, at Atkinson Avenue, across from Westmount Boulevard and at Flamingo Road and
  • on Yonge Street south of Garden Avenue, at Highway 407, across from Langstaff Road East, at Bunker Road, south of Uplands Avenue and at Thornhill Avenue.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street across from Royal Orchard Drive and at Centre Street and
  • on Centre Street west of Yonge Street, across from Brooke Street and at Oakbank and Erica Roads, Rosegreen Drive, Atkinson Avenue and Bathurst Street.

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

  • on Yonge Street at Bay Thorn Drive, across from Bunker and Longbridge Roads, at Langstaff Road East, north of Highway 407 and at Garden Avenue,
  • on Bathurst Street at Worth and Westmount Boulevards, New Westminster Drive, Beverley Glen Boulevard and Centre Street.
23 Thornhill Woods

From about 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Promenade Terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Centre Street;
southward along Bathurst Street; and then
eastward along Clark Avenue West to Hilda Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Hilda.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Centre Street at Atkinson Avenue and
  • on Atkinson Avenue at Campbell Avenue and Rodeo Drive, south of Spring Gate Boulevard and at Clark Avenue West.

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

  • on Bathurst Street at East Promenade and
  • on Clark Avenue West at York Hill Boulevard, across from Atkinson Avenue and at Hilda Avenue.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Clark Avenue West and Atkinson Avenue, then detour:

westward along Clark West;
northward along Bathurst Street;
westward along East Promenade;
north- and westward along Promenade Circle; and then
northward into Promenade Terminal,
resuming their regular route.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Atkinson Avenue at Spring Gate Boulevard and Manor Gate and
  • on Centre Street west of Atkinson Avenue and at Bathurst Street.

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

  • on Clark Avenue across from Hilda Avenue, at Atkinson Avenue and across from York Hill Boulevard and
  • on Promenade Circle, north of East Promenade.
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