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Weekend events affect transit services,
August 20, 21, 22, 23



The annual Canadian National Exhibition kicks off this weekend and heads the list of special events affecting transit service.

The events take place in Brampton, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Hamilton, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Markham, Milton, the North York area of Toronto, Oshawa, Richmond Hill and central Toronto.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main, 24 Van Kirk, 56 Springbrook, 502 Züm Main

Burlington Transit1 / 1X Plains, 101 Plains express.

Durham Region Transit401 Simcoe, 402 King, 405 Wilson, 407 Ritson, 411 Grandview / Courtice, 900 PULSE.

GO Transit31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York, 52 Oshawa / York U, 90 Lakeshore East bus, 92 Oshawa / Yorkdale.

Hamilton Street Railway4 Bayfront, 7 Locke, 8 York, 99 Waterfront shuttle.

Lindsay TransitGreen.

Milton Transit2 Main, 6 Scott.

Toronto Transit Commission7 Bathurst, 29 Dufferin, 193 Exhibition rocket, 160 Bathurst North, 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight, 310 Bathurst overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight, 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst.

York Region Transit40 Unionville local, 83 Trench, Markham - Milliken Children’s Festival shuttle.


The Thursday, August 20 events affecting transit services are: Concerts in the Park and the Kenny Chesney Pre-Concert Party.

The Friday, August 21 events affecting transit services are: Autofest; the Canadian National Exhibition; and Kars on King.

The Saturday, August 22 events affecting transit services are: Autofest; the Brampton Farmers Market; the Canadian National Exhibition; the Downtown Georgetown Farmers Market; the Lindsay Farmers Market; the Milton Farmers Market; the RBC Markham - Milliken Children’s Festival; and the Taste of Manila.

The Sunday, August 23 events affecting transit services are: Autofest; the BIG on Bloor Festival; the Canadian National Exhibition; and the Taste of Manila.


Brampton


Brampton Farmers Market

Saturday mornings and early afternoons until October 11, the City of Brampton is closing

  • Main Streets North and South between Nelson and Wellington Streets

to accommodate the weekly farmers market.

Brampton Transit is detouring bus service during the market.


2 Main

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, August 23, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street, then detour:

westward along Nelson Street West, passing, but not stopping at, the Downtown Transit Terminal,
southward along George Streets North and South; and then
eastward along Wellington Street West to Main South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street North at Queen Street West and
  • on Main Street South at Wellington Street West.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Streets South and North at Wellington Street, John Street, north of Queen Street and at Theatre Lane.

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

56 Springbrook

From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, August 23, southbound buses start their trips on George Street North across from Diplock Lane, then proceed:

southward along George North to Queen Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Queen West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on George Street North north of Diplock Lane,
  • on Main Street South at Wellington Street West and
  • on Wellington Street West at George Street South.

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

  • on George Street North across from Diplock Lane.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Queen Street West and Mill Street North, then detour:

northward along Mill North; and then
eastward along Nelson Street West to George Street North,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on George Street North north of Diplock Lane.

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

24 Van Kirk

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, August 23, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street East, then detour:

eastward along Nelson East; and then
southward along George Street North to a temporary stop across from Diplock Lane,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at Wellington Street West,
  • on Wellington Street West at George Street South and
  • on George Street North north of Diplock Lane.

Northbound buses start their trips on George Street North across from Diplock Lane, then proceed:

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

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on George Street North north of Diplock Lane.

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

502 Züm Main

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, August 23, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street West, then detour:

westward along Nelson Street West, passing, but not stopping at, the Downtown Transit Terminal,
southward along George Streets North and South; and then
eastward along Wellington Street West to Main South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip this Züm station:

  • Wellington.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip these Züm stations:

  • Wellington and Theatre Lane.

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

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Georgetown


Georgetown events affecting transit services are: the Downtown Georgetown Farmers market (August 22); and Rock and Roll Classics - Main Street Car Show (August 21).


Downtown Georgetown Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 16, 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 service during the weekly market.

31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto bus

From 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 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.

GO is also detouring buses Friday, August 15 during Rock and Roll Classics.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Classics Main Street Car Show

The Town of Halton Hills is closing

  • Main Street South Georgetown between James and Church Streets

Friday evening to accommodate a classic car display.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event

33 / 33B Guelph / Georgetown / North York
31 / 31A Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

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

After 5 p.m. Friday, August 21, 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.

GO is also detouring buses along the route Saturday, August 22 during Downtown Georgetown Farmers Market

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Halton Hills

See Georgetown


Hamilton


Kenny Chesney — pre-show party

The City of Hamilton is closing:

  • Bay Street North between York Boulevard and King Street West

Thursday to accommodate the event beside the First Ontario Centre.

Burlington Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway are detouring buses, while the street is closed.

Burlington Transit
1 / 1X Plains
101 Plains express

From 9:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, August 20, Burlington-bound buses operate along their regular routes to King Street West and Bay Street, then detour:

westward along King West; and then
northward along Hess Street North to Cannon Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Cannon West.

Burlington-bound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Bay Street North at Vine Street.

Hamilton-bound buses operate along their regular route.

Hamilton Street Railway
4 Bayfront

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 9:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, August 20, outbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and King Street West, then detour:

westward along King West;
northward along Hess Street North; and then
eastward along York Boulevard to Bay Street North,
resuming their regular route eastward along York.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Bay Street North north of King Street West.
7 Locke

From 9:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, August 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and King Street West, then detour:

westward along King West;
northward along Hess Street North; and then
eastward along York Boulevard to Bay Street North,
resuming their regular route eastward along York.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Bay Street North north of King Street West.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

99 Waterfront shuttle

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 9:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, August 20, outbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Bay Street, then detour:

westward along King West;
northward along Hess Street North; and then
eastward along York Boulevard to Bay Street North,
resuming their regular route eastward along York.

Buses serve all regular stops.

8 York

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 9:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, August 20, outbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and King Street West, then detour:

westward along King West; and then
northward along Hess Street North to Cannon Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Cannon West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street North north of King Street West and at Vine Street and
  • on Cannon Street West at Hess Street North.

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, August 22, 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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Markham


RBC Markham - Milliken Children’s Festival

The festival takes place at the Markham Civic Centre Saturday, August 22 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. .

The City of Markham is closing:

  • Town Centre Boulevard between Apple Creek and Cox Boulevards

Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the event.

York Region Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed, and also operating shuttle buses so that event-goers can take advantage of free parking off-site.

40 Unionville local

From 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, August 22, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Highway 7 and Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard, then detour:

eastward along Highway 7;
northward along Rodick Road; and then
eastward along Apple Creek Boulevard to Hollingham Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Hollingham.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Town Centre Boulevard at Cox Boulevard, across from Wallis Way and at Apple Creek Boulevard.
  • on Apple Creek Boulevard (westbound) west of Hollingham Road and at Corby and Rodick Roads.

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

  • on Highway 7 and Rodick Road and
  • on Apple Creek Boulevard (eastbound) at Corby Road and Town Centre Boulevard.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Apple Creek Boulevard and Rodick Road, then detour:

southward along Rodick; and then
westward along Highway 7 to South Town Centre Boulevard,
resuming their regular route southward along Highway 7.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Apple Creek Boulevard (eastbound) across from Corby Road, at Whitehall Drive and Town Centre Boulevard and
  • on Town Centre Boulevard at Wallis Way and Highway 7.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Highway 7 at South Town Centre Boulevard.

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Markham - Milliken Children’s Festival shuttle

York Region Transit is operating free shuttle bus service between Milliken Mills Community Centre, 7600 Kennedy Road, and the Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard.

Buses leave Milliken Mills every hour from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, August 22.

Buses leave the Civic Centre every hour from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

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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 (except for June 6) 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, August 22, 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, August 22, 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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North York


Taste of Manila

The City of Toronto is closing:

  • Bathurst Street between Laurelcrest and Wilson Avenues

all day Saturday and Sunday and early Monday to accommodate the annual celebration of Filipino cuisine and culture.

The TTC is detouring buses, while the street is closed:

7 Bathurst
310 Bathurst overnight

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 22 until 5 a.m. Monday, **August 24, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue West, then detour:

westward along Sheppard West;
southward along Wilson Heights Boulevard; and then
eastward along Wilson Avenue to Bathurst,
resuming their regular route southward along Bathurst.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bathurst Street at Reiner Road, Bainbridge Avenue, Danby Avenue, York Downs Drive, Laurelcrest Avenue, across from Lyonsgate Avenue, at Invermay Avenue and across from Delhi Avenue.

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

  • on Sheppard Avenue West west of Bathurst Street, at Hove Street, west of Bryant Street, at Maxwell and Goddard Streets and Wilmington Avenue and
  • on Wilson Avenue across from Faywood Boulevard and Allingham Gardens, at Laurentia Crescent and beside #379 Wilson.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bathurst Street north of Wilson Avenue, at Edinburgh Drive, Raeburn Avenue, and across from Danby and Bainbridge Avenues and McAllister Road.

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

  • on Wilson Avenue at Collinson Boulevard, beside #340 Wilson, across from Laurentia Crescent, at Allingham Gardens and Faywood Boulevard.
  • on Sheppard Avenue West east of Wilson Heights Boulevard, Gorman Park Boulevard and Harlock Avenue, east of Yeomans Road and at Bathurst Street.

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160 Bathurst North

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 22 until 5 a.m. Monday, August 24, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue West, then detour:

westward along Sheppard West;
southward along Wilson Heights Boulevard; and then
westward along Transit Road to Wilson Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bathurst Street at Reiner Road, Bainbridge Avenue, Danby Avenue, York Downs Drive, Laurelcrest Avenue, across from Lyonsgate Avenue, at Invermay Avenue and across from Delhi Avenue and
  • on Wilson Avenue at Collinson Boulevard, beside #340 Wilson, across from Laurentia Crescent, at Allingham Gardens and Faywood Boulevard.

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

  • on Sheppard Avenue West west of Bathurst Street, at Hove Street, west of Bryant Street, at Maxwell and Goddard Streets and Wilmington Avenue.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wilson Avenue across from Faywood Boulevard and Allingham Gardens, at Laurentia Crescent and beside #379 Wilson and
  • on Bathurst Street north of Wilson Avenue, at Edinburgh Drive, Raeburn Avenue, and across from Danby and Bainbridge Avenues and McAllister Road.

Oshawa


Oshawa events affecting transit services are: Autofest (August 21, 22, 23); and Kars on King (August 21).


Autofest

The City of Oshawa is closing

  • Lakeview Park Avenue between Simcoe Street South and Kluane Avenue

Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon and

  • Simcoe Street South south of Valley Drive

all day Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon to accommodate the annual festival.

Durham Region Transit is likely detouring buses during the event, but has not yet confirmed detour routings.

401 Simcoe

From 5 p.m. Friday, August 22 until 6 p.m., Sunday, August 24, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and Valley Drive, ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeview Park Avenue at Lakeview Park, across from Kluane Avenue and at Ritson Road South.

Northbound buses start their trips at Simcoe Street South and Valley Drive, then proceed:

northwestward along Valley to Ritson Road South,
resuming their regular route northwestward along Valley.

Northbound buses serve all regular stops.

Kars on King affects service along this route Friday, August 21.


Kars on King

The City of Oshawa is closing

  • Albert Street between King and Athol Streets East;
  • Celina Street between King and Athol Streets East;
  • King Streets East and West between Mary and Centre Streets; and
  • Simcoe Streets North and South between William and Athol Streets.

Friday afternoon and evening to accommodate the annual kick-off party for Autofest Friday afternoon and evening.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit are detouring buses while the streets are closed.

Durham Region Transit
411 Grandview / Courtice

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m., Friday, August 21, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Street South;
eastward along John Streets West and East;
northward along Albert Street; and then
eastward along Athol Street East to Mary Street South,
resuming their regular route eastward along Athol East.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on King Street West east of Centre Street South,
  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South and
  • on Mary Street South south of King Street East.

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

  • on Centre Street South at Metcalfe Street,
  • on John Street West east of Centre Street South and
  • on John Street East east of Simcoe Street South.
402 King

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m., Friday, August 21, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Street South;
eastward along John Streets West and East;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Street East; and then
northward along Mary Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on King Street West east of Centre Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South.

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

  • on Centre Street South at Metcalfe Street,
  • on John Street West east of Centre Street South,
  • on John Street East east of Simcoe Street South and
  • on Mary Street South at King Street East.
900 PULSE

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m., Friday, August 21, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Street South;
eastward along John Streets West and East;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Streets West and East; and then
northward along Mary Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route northward along Mary North.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on King Street West east of Centre Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South.
407 Ritson / Colonel Sam

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 21, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and Bruce Street, then detour:

eastward along Bruce;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Street East; and then
northward along Mary Streets South and North,
resuming their regular route northward along Mary.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street South at Athol Street East,
  • on Simcoe Street North north of King and Bond Streets East and
  • on William Street East east of Simcoe Street North and at Mary Street North.

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

  • on Mary Street South at King Street East and
  • on Mary Street North north of Bond Street East.
401 Simcoe

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 21, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and Bruce Street, then detour:

eastward along Bruce;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Street East;
northward along Mary Streets South and North; and then
eastward along William Street East to Simcoe North,
resuming their regular route northward along Simcoe.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street South at Athol Street East and
  • on Simcoe Street North north of King and Bond Streets East.

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

  • on Mary Street South at King Street East and
  • on Mary Street North north of Bond Street East.

DRT is also detouring buses operating along this route Friday, August 21, Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23 during Autofest.

405 Wilson

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m., Friday, August 21, northbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Street South;
eastward along John Streets West and East;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Street East; and then
northward along Mary Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on King Street West east of Centre Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South.

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

  • on Centre Street South at Metcalfe Street,
  • on John Street West east of Centre Street South,
  • on John Street East east of Simcoe Street South and
  • on Mary Street South at King Street East.
GO Transit
90 / 90A Lakeshore East

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 23, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Park Road, then detour:

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

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

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but not the exact routing. This post describes how it detoured buses in previous years during Autofest kick-off events.)

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 23, westbound buses start their trips on Bond Street West at Centre Street North, then proceed:

along their regular route westward along Bond West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Downtown Oshawa Terminal.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.

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

northward along Park Road North;
eastward along Adelaide Avenues West and 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 stops

  • on King Street West across from Warren Street, and east of Centre Street South and
  • in Downtown Oshawa Terminal.

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

  • on Bond Street East west of Mary Street North and at Simcoe Street North and
  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.
52 Oshawa / York U

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but not the exact routing. This post describes how it detoured buses in previous years during Autofest kick-off events.)

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 21, 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 Downtown Oshawa Terminal.

Instead westbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.

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

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Downtown Oshawa Terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.

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Richmond Hill


Concerts in the Park

The Town of Richmond Hill is closing

  • Mill Street between Leisure Lane and Trench Street / Wood Lane

Thursday evening to accommodate the event.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along this route, while the street is closed:

83 Trench

After 6 p.m. Thursday, August 20, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Mill Street and Leisure Lane, then detour:

southward along Leisure; and then
eastward along Richmond Street to Trench Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Trench.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mill Street at Trench Street and
  • on Trench Street at Richmond Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Trench Street at Mill Street.

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Toronto

See also: North York.


Toronto events affecting transit services are: the [Big on Bloor Festival] (August 23); the Canadian National Exhibition (August 21 until September 7); and the Warriors Day Parade (August 22).


Big on Bloor Festival

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Bloor Street West between Lansdowne Avenue and Dufferin Street

to accommodate the annual event for BIG: the Bloor Improvement Group and Bloordale Village Business Improvement Area.

Saturday and Sunday.

The event affects TTC services.

300 Bloor - Danforth overnight

Sunday, August 23, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Bloor Street West and Lansdowne Avenue, then detour:

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Margueretta Street, across from Pauline Avenue and at Dufferin Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Pauline Avenue, Margueretta Street and Lansdowne Avenue.

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Canadian National Exhibition

Time for corn dogs and cotton candy, ice-cream waffle sandwiches, mini-doughnuts and other treats as the “Ex” starts its 134th season Friday, August 21 and continues until Labour Day, Monday, September 7.

The TTC is increasing service to handle the crowds heading to the “Ex”.

511 Bathurst

From Friday, August 21 until Labour Day, Monday, September 7, more frequent service and faster boarding at Exhibition (East) Loop.

29 Dufferin

From Friday, August 21 until Labour Day, Monday, September 7, more frequent service and faster boarding at Dufferin Gate Loop.

No service along the 29C branch to and from Princes’ Gate Loop. All buses start and end their trips in Dufferin Gate Loop.

193 Exhibition rocket

From Friday, August 21 until Labour Day, Monday, September 7, express service between Dundas West Station and Dufferin Gate Loop. Faster boarding at Dufferin Gate Loop.

509 Harbourfront

From Friday, August 21 until Labour Day, Monday, September 7, more frequent service and faster boarding at Exhibition (East) Loop.


Warriors Day Parade

Warriors Day, Saturday, August 22, at the Canadian National Exhibition, past and present members of Canada’s Armed Forces march through the Princes’ Gates and along Princes’ Boulevard in Exhibition Place.

Veterans of Canada’s wars and peacekeeping missions gain free admission to the “Ex”.

Many local transit agencies — including Brampton Transit, Durham Region Transit, GO Transit, Grand River Transit, Guelph Transit, MiWay, the TTCand York Region Transit — offer free rides to vets and their companions.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 18 post for more details.



Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.