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Weekend events affect transit services,
April 25, 26



Update — Friday, April 24, 6:53 p.m.: The TTC has confirmed detour routings during the Balanse Bum Run.


Special events in Toronto and the Unionville area of Markham affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Toronto Transit Commission5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 29C Dufferin, 94 Wellesley, 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight, 501 Queen, 504 King, 506 Carlton, 509 Harbourfront, 510 Spadina, 511 Bathurst.

York Region Transit40 Unionville local.


The Saturday, April 25 event is: the Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women.

The Sunday, April 26 events are: the Balanse Bum Run and the annual Khalsa Day Parade.


Toronto


Toronto events include the Balanse Bum Run (April 26) and the annual Khalsa Day Parade (April 26).


Balanse Bum Run

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Queen’s Park Crescent West, all lanes, between Queens Park / Queen’s Park Crescent East and College Street,
  • Queens Park Crescent East, all lanes, between St. Joseph Street and Queen’s Park / Queen’s Park Crescent West,
  • College Street, westbound curb lane, between Queen’s Park and St. George Street,
  • Bay Street, southbound curb lane, between Bloor Street West and St. Joseph Street

and other streets near Queen’s Park and the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus Sunday morning to accommodate the annual road race to support colo-rectal cancer charities.

The event affects TTC service.

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5 Avenue Rd

From 7 until 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 26, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue Road and Bloor Street West, then detour:

westward along Bloor West;
northward along Bedford Road;
westward along Prince Arthur Avenue; and then
southward into St. George Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen’s Park beside Museum Station,
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Hoskin Avenue and beside Hart House and the University of Toronto Library,
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • in St. George Station terminal.

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

southward along Bedford Road; and then
eastward along Bloor Street West to Queen’s Park / 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 East and north of St. Joseph Street and
  • on Queen’s Park beside Museum Station.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • in St. George Station terminal.
6 Bay

From 7 until 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 26, southbound passengers should expect delays on Bay Street between Bloor Street West and St. Joseph Street.

The annual Khalsa Day Parade also affects service along this route Sunday, April 26.

300 Bloor - Danforth overnight

From 7 until 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 26, eastbound passengers should expect delays on Bloor Street West between Spadina Avenue and Bay Street.

506 Carlton

From 7 until 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 26, westbound passengers should expect delays on College Street between Queen’s Park and Spadina Avenue.

510 Spadina

From 7 until 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 26, northbound passengers should expect delays on Spadina Avenue and Spadina Crescent between College Street and Bloor Street West.

The annual Khalsa Day Parade also affects service along this route Sunday, April 26.

94 Wellesley

From 7 until 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 26, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Harbord and St. George Streets, then detour:

northward along St. George;
eastward along Bloor Street West; and then
southward along Bay Street to Wellesley Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Wellesley West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hoskin Avenue beside Wycliffe College and
  • on Wellesley Street West beside the Ontario Legislature, east of Queen’s Park Crescent East and at Bay Street.

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

  • on Bloor Street West across from Bedford Road and at Queen’s Park and Bay Street and
  • on Bay Street south of Charles Street West and at St. Joseph Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Bay Street at St. Joseph Street and Charles Street West and
  • on Bloor Street West at Avenue Road and Bedford Road.

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Khalsa Day Parade

The Ontario Sikhs and Gurdwaras Council organizes the annual parade, celebrating the Sikh New Year and the birth of Khalsa. This is the third largest parade in Canada and attracts as many as 80,000 participants and spectators each year.

Before the parade, famous Sikh musicians and scholars accompany school children in hymns and prayers at Exhibition Place. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. and proceeds to City Hall, finishing at about 3 p.m. Following the parade, dignitaries address the gathering from 3:30 until 5 p.m.

Expect Toronto Police Service officers to close these streets as the parade passes and then reopen them after the procession has cleared the streets at various times between 1 and 3 p.m.:

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West / Harbour Street between Ontario Drive and York Street;
  • York Street between Queen’s Quay West and Front Street West;
  • University Avenue between Front Street West and Armoury Street; and
  • Armoury Street between University Avenue and Chestnut Street.

The event affects TTC services.

6 Bay

From about 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26, expect delays at the end of the event as crowds disperse from Nathan Phillips Square.

The Balanse Bum Run also affects service along this route Sunday, April 26.

511 Bathurst.

Until 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, expect high volumes of passengers traveling to Exhibition Place. From about 1 until 2 p.m., expect delays from crowds at Bathurst Street / Fleet Street / Lake Shore Boulevard West. Toronto Police Service officers will let streetcars pass through gaps in the parade.

29C Dufferin

Until 1 p.m., expect high volumes of passengers traveling to Exhibition Place. From about 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, expect detours or delays along Princes’ Boulevard between Canada Drive and Prince Edward Island Crescent in Exhibition Place.

509 Harbourfront

Until 1 p.m., Sunday, April 26, expect high volumes of passengers traveling to Exhibition Place. From about 1 until 2 p.m., expect delays from crowds at Bathurst Street / Fleet Street / Lake Shore Boulevard West. Toronto Police Service officers will let streetcars pass through gaps in the parade.

504 King

From about 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, expect delays as the parade passes along University Avenue at King Street West. Toronto Police Service officers will let streetcars pass through gaps in the parade.

501 Queen

From about 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, expect delays as the parade passes along University Avenue at Dundas Street West. Toronto Police Service officers will let streetcars pass through gaps in the parade. Also expect large crowds at the end of the event on Nathan Phillips Square.

510 Spadina

From about 1 until 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, expect delays as the parade passes along Lake Shore Boulevard West at Dan Leckie Way and Rees Street. Toronto Police Service officers will let buses pass through gaps in the parade.

The Balanse Bum Run also affects service along this route Sunday, April 26.


Unionville


Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women

The City of Markham is closing various streets in the Unionville area Saturday morning to accommodate the event, supporting women’s mental health organizations across Canada.

The event may delay York Region Transit services.

40 Unionville local

From about 6 until 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Carlton and Kennedy Roads, then detour:

southward along Kennedy;
westward along Highway 7; and then
northward along Village Parkway to Buchanan Drive,
resuming their regular route westward along Buchanan.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Carlton Road west of Chambery Crescent [west], at Main Street Unionville, across from Pomander Road and McKay Crescent [east], at Pennock Crescent [east] and [west], Millstone Lane and Village Parkway and
  • on Village Parkway across from Wentworth Court and Addington Square and at Buchanan Drive.

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

  • on Kennedy Road across from Austin Drive and
  • on Highway 7 east of Sciberras Road, at Main Street Unionville and at Village Parkway.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Village Parkway north of Krieghoff Avenue and Wentworth Court and
  • on Carlton Road east of Village Parkway, at Fred Varley Drive, McKay Crescent [west], across from Pennock Crescent [east], south of McKay Crescent [east], at Pomander Road, Main Street Unionville and Stanford and Kennedy Roads.

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

  • on Highway 7 east of Sciberras Road and at Main Street Unionville and
  • on Kennedy Road at Austin Drive and Carlton Road.



























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