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Weekend events affect transit services,
May 16, 17, 18



Updated — Monday, May 18, 12:58 p.m.


Things are booming throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe area as Canadians celebrate Victoria Day and the first long holiday weekend of the good-weather season with fireworks displays and other special events.

Events in the Dundas community of Hamilton, the Lindsay community of Kawartha Lakes Milton and Toronto affect transit services in the area.


The events affect these routes:

Hamilton Street Railway5 Delaware.

Lindsay TransitGreen route.

Milton Transit2 Main, 6 Scott.

Toronto Transit Commission22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 64 Main, 92 Woodbine South, 501 Queen, 501 Queen shuttle, 509 Harbourfront, 510 Spadina, 511 Bathurst.

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The Saturday, May 16 events affecting transit services are: the Lindsay Farmers Market; and the Milton Farmers Market.

The Sunday, May 17 event affect transit service is: the Hamilton Fireworks Display.

The Victoria Day, Monday, May 18 events affecting transit services are: the Ashbridges Bay Park Victoria Day Fireworks Display; and the Walk With Israel.

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Dundas


Hamilton Fireworks Display

The City of Hamilton and the Rotary Club of Dundas Valley Sunrise are hosting their annual event from 6 until 10 p.m. Sunday, May 17 in Dundas Driving Park.

The Hamilton Street Railway is adding extra service to help disperse the crowds after the event.

5 Delaware

From about 10 until 11 p.m., the HSR operates extra eastbound buses between King Street East Dundas east of Oglivie Street and Main Street West west of MacNab Street South in downtown Hamilton. According to some Transit Toronto readers, extra buses usually only drop off and do not pick up passengers at stops along the route.

Some extra buses operate express — without stopping — between the stop on Cootes Drive west of Dundas Street and the stop on Main Street West Hamilton at Emerson Avenue, across from McMaster University. These buses travel along Cootes Drive between Dundas and “Mac”.


Hamilton

See Dundas.


Kawartha Lakes

See Lindsay


Lindsay


Lindsay Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 31, 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, May 16, 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.

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Milton


Milton Farmers Market

The Town of Milton is closing

  • Main Street East between James and Martin Streets

Saturday mornings until October 10 to accommodate the Milton Chamber of Commerce’s weekly market.

Milton Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

2 Main

Until noon Saturday, May 16, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street East and James Street, then detour:

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

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

6 Scott

Until noon Saturday, May 16, 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.

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Toronto


Toronto events include the Ashbridges Bay Park Victoria Day Fireworks Display (May 18) and the Walk with Israel (May 18).

Ashbridges Bay Park Victoria Day Fireworks Display

The City of Toronto is again hosting its annual Victoria Day fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay Park, starting at 9:45 p.m. Monday, May 19. The park stretches along the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard East between Woodbine and Coxwell Avenues.

The City expects that more than 80,000 people will visit the park and other nearby Eastern Beaches to watch the skies light up. It’s encouraging everyone to leave their cars at home and walk, cycle or travel by transit to and from the event.

To handle the crowds, the TTC usually increases service to the park and the Beach neighbourhood by operating more buses and streetcars along nearby routes throughout the afternoon and evening.

22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd

The TTC is operating extra buses along the route to handle extra passengers traveling to and from Ashbridges Bay Park, Woodbine Park and Woodbine Beach Victoria Day, Monday, May 18 afternoon and evening until 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19.

64 Main

The TTC is operating extra buses along the route to handle extra passengers traveling to and from Kew Beach Victoria Day, Monday, May 18 afternoon and evening until 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19.

501 Queen

The TTC is short-turning all streetcars operating along the route for 15 to 20 minutes after 10 p.m. Victoria Day Monday May 18 to help handle the crowds of transit passengers, pedestrians and motorists. Depending on how much congestion results at the end of the fireworks display, it may turn the cars into the Russell Carhouse at Connaught Avenue or into Kingston Road / Queen loop, while the street is closed.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Neville Park Loop and
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch Avenue, Spruce Hill Road, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva and Lee Avenues, Waverly Road, Elmer and Woodbine Avenues and Lockwood and Kingston Roads.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverly Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarborough Beach Boulevard, MacLean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.

Shuttle buses replace the cars east of Kingston Road. Eastbound passengers may transfer to the buses at any stop along Queen Street East between Greenwood and Coxwell Avenues.

501 Queen shuttle buses

The TTC is short-turning all streetcars operating along the 501 Queen route into the Russell Carhouse at Connaught Avenue or into Kingston Road / Queen loop, for 15 to 20 minutes after 10 p.m. Victoria Day Monday May 18 to help handle the crowds of transit passengers, pedestrians and motorists after the end of the fireworks display.. It’s also operating buses to replace the cars.

Westbound cars start their trips in Neville Park Loop, then proceed:

westward along Queen Street East to Greenwood Avenue,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Neville Park Loop and
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch Avenue, Spruce Hill Road, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva and Lee Avenues, Waverly Road, Elmer and Woodbine Avenues and Lockwood and Kingston Roads, Coxwell Avenue and Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue and at Greenwood Avenue.

Westbound passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars at any stop along Queen Street East between Kingston Road and Greenwood Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Queen Street East across from Greenwood Avenue, then proceed:

eastward along Queen Street East; and then
southward into Neville Park Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street East at Greenwood, Connaught, Woodward, Coxwell, Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverly Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarborough Beach Boulevard, MacLean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.

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92 Woodbine South

The TTC is operating extra buses along the route to handle extra passengers traveling to and from Ashbridges Bay Park, Woodbine Park and Woodbine Beach Victoria Day, Monday, May 18 afternoon and evening until 12:30 a.m.

Also:

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Woodbine Avenue south of Queen Street East

for 10 to 15 minutes after 10 p.m. Monday to help handle the crowds of transit passengers, pedestrians and motorists after the end of the fireworks display.

The TTC is short-turning buses at Queen Street East while the street is closed.

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Woodbine Avenue north of Queen Street East, ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lake Shore Boulevard East at Joseph Duggan Road and
  • in Woodbine Beach Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips on Woodbine Avenue just north of Queen Street East, then proceed:

westward along Queen East;
northward along Rainsford Road; and then
eastward along Dixon Avenue to Woodbine,
resuming their regular route northward along Woodbine.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Woodbine Beach Loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard East across from Joseph Duggan Road,
  • on Woodbine Avenue at Kew Beach Avenue and north of Queen Street East.

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Walk with Israel

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West, south curb lane, between Remembrance Drive and Stadium Road,
  • Stadium Road, west curb lane, between Lake Shore Boulevard West and Queen’s Quay West,
  • Queen’s Quay West, south curb lane, between Stadium Road and Dan Leckie Way,
  • Dan Leckie Way, west curb lane, between Queen’s Quay West and Fort York Boulevard,
  • Fort York Boulevard and Bremner Boulevard, south lanes, between Dan Leckie Way and Maple Leaf Square,
  • York Street, east curb lane, between Bremner Boulevard and Wellington Street West,
  • Wellington Street West, south curb lane, between York Street and Strachan Avenue and
  • Strachan Avenue, west curb lane, between Wellington Street West and Fleet Street.

Sunday to accommodate the annual walk. Participants support the United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto.

The event likely affects TTC services.

511 Bathurst

From about 9 a.m. until noon Victoria Day, Monday, May 18, passengers should expect delays as participants cross Bathurst Street at Wellington Street West and Fleet Street at Strachan Avenue.

509 Harbourfront

From about 9 a.m. until noon Victoria Day, Monday, May 18, passengers should expect delays as participants cross Queen’s Quay West at York Street and Fleet Street at Strachan Avenue.

510 Spadina

From about 9 a.m. until noon Victoria Day, Monday, May 18, passengers should expect delays as participants cross Lower Spadina Avenue at Adelaide Street West.

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



























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