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Weekend events affect transit service,
November 13, 14, 15



Santa is a busy man as many cities, towns and communities host parades to welcome him this weekend. Transit agencies throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area are detouring services to bypass the parades.

The events take place in the Bowmanville area of Clarington, Guelph, the Keswick area of Georgina, the Newcastle area of Clarington, Newmarket, Niagara Falls and Toronto.

In a different kind of event, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the Toronto Argonauts in a Canadian Football League Eastern Conference semi-final game, affecting transit services in Hamilton.


The events affect these routes:

Durham Region Transit501 Aspen Springs, 502 Liberty.

GO Transit01 Lakeshore West train, 09 Lakeshore East train, 12 Niagara Falls / Burlington, 21 Milton, 29 Guelph / Mississauga, 30 Kitchener / Bramalea express, 31 Kitchener train, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 65 Barrie train, 68 Barrie / Newmarket, 71 Stouffville train, 90 Lakeshore East bus.

Guelph Transit2A West Loop clockwise, 2B West Loop counterclockwise, 3A East Loop clockwise, 3B East Loop counterclockwise, 4 York, 5 Gordon, 8 Stone Road Mall, 9 West End Community Centre, 10 Imperial, 11 Willow West, 12 General Hospital, 13 Victoria Park Recreation Centre, 14 Grange, 16 Southgate, 21 Northwest Industrial.

Hamilton Street RailwayAll routes, 2 Barton, Tiger-Cats Express shuttles.

Niagara Falls Transit102 Hospital, 104 Victoria Avenue, 108 Thorold Stone Road.

Toronto Transit Commission1 Yonge - University subway, 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, 3 Scarborough rapid transit, 5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 63 Ossington, 75 Sherbourne, 94 Wellesley, 126 Christie, 161 Rogers Rd, 172 Cherry St, 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight, 501 Queen, 504 King, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton, 511 Bathurst.

York Region Transit50 Queensway, 51 Keswick local, 54 Bayview.


The Friday, November 13 event affecting transit is: the Newmarket Main Street Candle Light Parade and Tree-Lighting.

The Saturday, November 14 events affecting transit are: the Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade; the Keswick Santa Claus Parade; and the Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade.

The Sunday, November 15 events affecting transit are: a Canadian Football League game, the Guelph Santa Claus Parade; the Newcastle Santa Claus Parade; and the (Toronto)Santa Claus Parade.


Bowmanville


Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing several streets in downtown Bowmanville, including

  • Church Streets East and West between Liberty and Scugog Streets North,
  • Scugog Street North between Church and King Streets West
  • King Streets East and West (Regional Highway 2) between Scugog and Liberty Streets and
  • Liberty Street South (Regional Road 14) between King Street East and Memorial Park (at Park Street)

Saturday morning to accommodate the annual parade.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit are likely detouring buses during the event, but have not yet confirmed detour-routing information.

Durham Region Transit
501 Aspen Springs

(DRT has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information DRT has supplied about this event in previous years.)

Starting at 7 a.m., all buses operate in a circular route from the Clarington Centre, at Clarington Boulevard and Prince William Boulevard, proceeding:

westward along Prince William;
southward along Green Road;
northwestward along Boswell Drive;
eastward along King Street West;
southward along Martin Road (Regional Road 57);
westward along Aspen Springs Drive;
southward along West Side Drive;
eastward along Base Line Road West;
northward along Regional Road 57 and Waverley Road;
east- and northward along Roenigk Drive;
westward along King; and then
southward along Clarington Boulevard to the Clarington Centre,
ending their trips.

(Buses leaving the Clarington Centre travel along their regular route to Roenigk and King, then detour westward along King to the Clarington Centre.)

Regular service resumes after the parade finishes at about 12:45 p.m.

502 Liberty

(DRT has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information DRT has supplied about this event in previous years.)

Starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, November 14 , all buses leave from the Clarington Centre, proceeding:

westward along Prince William Boulevard;
northward along Green Road;
eastward along King Street West;
southward along Regional Road 57;
eastward along Baseline Roads West and East;
northward along Simpson Avenue;
eastward along King Street East;
northward along Mearns Avenue;
west- and southward along Apple Blossom Boulevard;
westward along Concession Street East;
northward along Liberty Street North;
eastward along Longworth Avenue;
southward along Mearns Avenue;
westward along Freeland Drive and Bons Avenue;
southward along Scugog Street North;
westward along Longworth Avenue;
southward along Regional Road 57;
northward along Waverley Road;
east- and northward along Roenigk Drive;
westward along King Street West; and then
southward along Clarington Boulevard to the Clarington Centre.

Regular service resumes after the parade finishes at about 12:45 p.m.

GO Transit
90 Lakeshore East

(GO has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information GO has supplied about this event in previous years.)

From 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 14 , westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Haines Street, then detour:

southward along Haines;
westward along Baseline Roads East and West;
northward along Regional Road 57 and Waverley Road; and then
east- and northward along Roenigk Drive to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Mearns Avenue, west of Galbraith Court, Liberty Street North and George Street and at Temperance Street South and
  • on King Street West at Scugog Street North.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Scugog Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Temperance and Division Streets south and at Ontario and Liberty Streets South and Simpson Avenue and across from Mearns Avenue.

The parade in Newcastle also affect this route.


Clarington

See Bowmanville and Newcastle.


Georgina

See Keswick


Guelph


Guelph Community Santa Claus Parade

The City of Guelph is closing

  • Woolwich Street between Speedvale Avenue and Norfolk Street / Norwich Street,
  • Norfolk Street between Woolwich Street / Norwich Street and Paisley Street / Quebec Street,
  • Quebec Street between Norfolk Street and St. George’s Square (Wyndham Street North) and
  • Wyndham Streets North and South between St. George’s Square (Quebec Street) and Fountain Street East.

Sunday to accommodate the Downtown Guelph Business Association’s annual event.

The event affects GO Transit and Guelph Transit service.

GO Transit
31A Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

(GO Transit has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this post on information GO supplied about this event in previous years.)

From 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon and Wellington Streets, then detour:

northeastward along Wellington Street East to Macdonell Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Macdonell.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Guelph Central Station bus terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street at Wyndham Street South.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Guelph Central Station bus terminal.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street at Wyndham Street South.

GO operates extra buses along the route to connect passengers with the extra trains traveling to and from Union Station for the parade in Downtown Toronto.

29A Guelph / Mississauga

(GO Transit has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this post on information GO supplied about this event in previous years.)

From 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, eastbound buses start their trips at a temporary terminal in the parking lot beside the River Run Centre on Woolwich Street, then proceed:

southeastward along Woolwich; and then
southwestward along Wellington Street East to Gordon Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gordon.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Guelph Central Station bus terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street at Wyndham Street South.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon and Wellington Streets, then detour:

northeastward along Wellington Street East; and then
northwestward along Woolwich Street to the River Run Centre,
looping through a parking lot north of the River Run Centre and
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Guelph Central Station bus terminal.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street at Wyndham Street South.
Guelph Transit
3A East Loop clockwise

From 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, buses operate along their regular route to Macdonell Street and Woolwich Street / Wellington Street East, then detour:

southwestward along Wellington Streets East and West;
northward along Edinburgh Roads South and North; and then
eastward along Suffolk Street West to Yorkshire Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Yorkshire North.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wyndham Street North at St. George’s Square beside Bank of Nova Scotia,
  • on Woolwich Street at Cardigan Street and
  • on Suffolk Street West west of Norfolk Street and Dublin and Glasgow Streets North.

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

  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South.
3B East Loop counterclockwise

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, buses operate along their regular route to Westmount Road and London Road West, then detour:

westward along London West;
southward along Edinburgh Roads North and South;
eastward along Wellington Streets West and East;
westward along Macdonell Street;
southward into Guelph Central GO Station terminal;
eastward along Macdonell; and then
westward along Wellington East to Gordon Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gordon.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yorkshire Street North at Home Street,
  • on Suffolk Street West at Glasgow and Dublin Streets North,
  • on Woolwich Street beside #160 Woolwich; and
  • on Wyndham Street North south of St. George’s Square beside IF Shoes.

Instead, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Edinburgh Road North across from Suffolk Street West,
  • eastbound on Wellington Street East east of Gordon Street,
  • westbound on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street North.
12 General Hospital

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Eramosa Road and Wyndham Street North / Woolwich Street, then detour:

southeastward along Woolwich; and then
westward to Guelph Centre Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wyndham Street North south of St. George’s Square beside IF Shoesl.

Outbound buses ** start their trips in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, as usual, then loop through the terminal onto Macdonell Street, then proceed:

eastward along Macdonell; and then
northwestward along Woolwich to Wyndham Street North / Eramosa Road,
resuming their regular route northeastward along Eramosa.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wyndham Street North at St. George’s Square beside Pharmasave.
5 Gordon

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon and Wellington Streets, then detour:

eastward along Wellington East; and then
westward along Macdonell Street to Guelph Central Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gordon Street north of Wellington Street East and across from Nottingham Street and
  • on Wilson Street at Carden Street beside City Hall.

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

  • on Wellington Street East east of Gordon Street.

Outbound buses start their trips in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, as usual, then loop through the terminal onto Macdonell Street, then proceed:

eastward along Macdonell; and then
westward along Wellington East to Gordon Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gordon.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gordon Street at Nottingham Street and Wellington Street West.

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

  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South.
14 Grange

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, outbound buses start their trips in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, as usual, then loop through the terminal onto Macdonell Street, resuming their regular route eastward along Macdonell.

10 Imperial

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Paisley Road and Edinburgh Road North, then detour:

southward along Edinburgh North and South;
eastward along Waterloo Avenue;
southward along Gordon Street;
eastward along Wellington Street East; and then
westward along Macdonell Street to Guelph Central Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Paisley Street at Yorkshire and Glasgow Streets North and Norfolk Street and
  • on Wyndham Street North south of St. George’s Square beside IF Shoes.

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

  • on Waterloo Avenue at McGee Street, Glasgow Street South and Gordon Street,
  • on Gordon Street at Nottingham Street and
  • on Wellington Street East east of Gordon Street.

Outbound buses ** start their trips in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, as usual, then loop through the terminal onto Macdonell Street, then proceed:

eastward along Macdonell
westward along Wellington Street East;
northward along Gordon Street;
westward along Waterloo Avenue; and then
northward along Edinburgh Roads South and North to Paisley Street / Paisley Road,
resuming their regular route westward along Paisley Road.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Quebec Street west of St. George’s Square beside BMO and
  • on Paisley Street west of Norfolk Street and Glasgow and Yorkshire Streets North and across from Harrison Avenue.

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

  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South,
  • on Gordon Street across from Nottingham Street,
  • on Waterloo Avenue west of Norfolk Street, across from Birmingham Street and west of Fergus Street.
20 Northwest Industrial

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Edinburgh Road North and Paisley Road / Paisley Street, then detour:

southward along Edinburgh North and South;
eastward along Waterloo Avenue;
southward along Gordon Street;
eastward along Wellington Street East; and then
westward along Macdonell Street to Guelph Central Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Paisley Street at Yorkshire and Glasgow Streets North and Norfolk Street and
  • on Wyndham Street North south of St. George’s Square beside IF Shoes.

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

  • on Waterloo Avenue at McGee Street, Glasgow Street South and Gordon Street,
  • on Gordon Street at Nottingham Street and
  • on Wellington Street East east of Gordon Street.

Outbound buses ** start their trips in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, as usual, then loop through the terminal onto Macdonell Street, then proceed:

eastward along Macdonell;
southwestward along Wellington Streets East and West; and then
northward along Edinburgh Roads South and North to London Road West,
resuming their regular route northward along Edinburgh North.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woolwich Street at Norwich Street East and
  • on London Road West beside #221 London West.

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

  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South and
  • on Edinburgh Road North at London Road West.
16 Southgate

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Wellington Street East and Wyndham Street South, then detour:

eastward along Wellington East; and then
westward along Macdonell Street to Guelph Central Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wyndham Street South at Fountain Street East.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

8 Stone Road Mall

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Waterloo Avenue and Gordon / Norfolk Streets, then detour:

southward along Gordon;
eastward along Wellington Streets West and East; and then
westward along Macdonell Street to Guelph Central Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wilson Street at Carden Street beside City Hall.

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

  • on Gordon Street south of Waterloo Avenue and
  • on Wellington Street East east of Gordon Street.

Outbound buses start their trips buses start their trips in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, as usual, then loop through the terminal onto Macdonell Street, then proceed:

eastward along Macdonell;
westward along Wellington Street East to Wyndham Street South,
resuming their regular route westward along Wellington East.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wyndham Street South south of Farquhar Street.
13 Victoria Road Recreation Centre

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Eramosa Road and Wyndham Street North / Woolwich Street, then detour:

southeastward along Woolwich; and then
westward to Guelph Centre Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wyndham Street North south of St. George’s Square beside IF Shoesl.

Outbound buses start their trips in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, as usual, then loop through the terminal onto Macdonell Street, then proceed:

eastward along Macdonell; and then
northwestward along Woolwich to Wyndham Street North / Eramosa Road,
resuming their regular route northeastward along Eramosa.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wyndham Street North north of St. George’s Square beside Scotiabank.
9 Waterloo

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Waterloo Avenue and Gordon / Norfolk Streets, then detour:

southward along Gordon;
eastward along Wellington Streets West and East; and then
westward along Macdonell Street to Guelph Central Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wilson Street at Carden Street beside City Hall.

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

  • on Gordon Street south of Waterloo Avenue and
  • on Wellington Street East east of Gordon Street.

Outbound buses start their trips buses start their trips in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, as usual, then loop through the terminal onto Macdonell Street, then proceed:

eastward along Macdonell;
westward along Wellington Street East; and then
northward along Gordon Street to Fountain Street East,
resuming their regular route northward along Gordon.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Guelph Central Station bus terminal,
  • on Wyndham Street South south of Farquhar Street.

Instead outbound buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Woolwich Street beside the Sleeman Centre and
  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South
2A West Loop clockwise

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, buses operate along their regular route to Woodlawn Avenue West and Edinburgh Road North, then detour:

southward along Edinburgh Roads North and South;
eastward along Waterloo Avenue;
southward along Gordon Street;
eastward along Wellington Streets West and East; and then
westward along Macdonell Street to Guelph Central Station bus terminal,
resuming their regular route.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woodlawn Road West east of Edinburgh Road North, at Nicklin Road and Woolwich Street,
  • on Woolwich Street across from Marilyn Drive, Evergreen Gardens and Mac Avenue, at Tiffany Street West and London Road West and southeast of Norfolk Street and
  • on Wyndham Street North at St. George’s Square beside IF Shoes.

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

  • on Edinburgh Road North at Suffolk Street West,
  • on Waterloo Avenue at McGee Street, Glasgow Street South and Gordon Street,
  • on Gordon Street at Nottingham Street and
  • on Wellington Street East east of Gordon Street.
2B West Loop counterclockwise

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, buses operate along their regular route to Wellington Street East and Wyndham Street South, then detour:

eastward along Wellington East;
westward along Macdonell Street to Guelph Central Station bus terminal; then continuing
eastward along Macdonell Street;
southeastward along Wellington Street East
northward along Gordon Street;
westward along Waterloo Avenue; and then
northward along Edinburgh Roads South and North to Woodlawn Avenue West,
resuming their regular route westward along Woodlawn West.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wyndham Street South at Fountain Street East,
  • on Wyndham Street North at St. George’s Square beside Scotiabank,
  • on Woolwich Street at Cardigan Street, Norwich Street East, London Road East, Kerr Street, Powell Street East, Earl Street and Speedvale Avenue East, beside Evergreen Gardens and at Marilyn Drive,
  • on Woodlawn Avenue West at Walmart, across from Nicklin Road and at Edinburgh Road South.

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

  • on Waterloo Avenue at Dublin Street North and across from Birmingham Street and west of Fergus Street and
  • on Edinburgh Street North across from Mercer Street.
11 Willow West

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Edinburgh Road North and Paisley Street / Paisley Road, then detour:

southward along Edinburgh North and South;
eastward along Waterloo Avenue;
southward along Gordon Street;
eastward along Wellington Street East; and then
northwestward along Woolwich Street to beside the River Run Centre,
turning around through the River Run Centre parking lot; and then
southeastward along Woolwich to beside the Sleeman Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Paisley Street at Glasgow Street North and Norfolk Street and
  • on Wyndham Street North south of St. George’s Square beside IF Shoes.

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

  • on Waterloo Avenue at McGee Street, Glasgow Street South and Gordon Street,
  • on Gordon Street at Nottingham Street and
  • on Wellington Street East east of Gordon Street.

Outbound buses start their trips in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, as usual, then loop through the terminal onto Macdonell Street, then proceed:

eastward along Macdonell;
westward along Wellington Streets East and West;
northward along Edinburgh Roads South and North to Suffolk Street West,
resuming their regular route northward along Edinburgh North.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Norfolk Street at Cork Street West and
  • on Suffolk Street West west of Norfolk Street, Dublin, Glasgow and Yorkshire Streets North and at Edinburgh Road North.

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

  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South.
4 York Road

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, outbound buses start their trips in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, as usual, then loop through the terminal onto Macdonell Street, resuming their regular route eastward along Macdonell.


Hamilton


Canadian Football League game
All Hamilton Street Railway routes

You can ride any HSR bus free of fare to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Toronto Argonauts, Sunday, November 15 at 1 p.m. — if you hold a valid ticket to the game.

With the HSR’s Ticket to Ride program, you can ride free of fare to Tim Horton’s Field for as much as two hours before game time and free of fare from the stadium until the end of service.

2 Barton

Buses serve all local stops between the Hamilton GO Centre, downtown Hamilton and Barton Street East at Lenister Avenue North — just one block north of Tim Hortons Field.

3 Cannon

Buses serve all local stops between the Hamilton GO Centre, downtown Hamilton and Cannon Street East at Balsam Avenue North — just south of Tim Hortons Field.

Tiger-Cats Express shuttles

From about 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Sunday, November 15, free HSR shuttle buses also speedily transport ticket-holders from four terminals across the city to the stadium. After the game is over, they’ll shuttle you back again. You can view the schedule for Sunday’s shuttle service here

Read Transit Toronto’s June 2 post for more details.

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Keswick


Keswick Santa Claus Parade

The Region of York and the Town of Georgina are closing

  • The Queensway South (Regional Road 12) between Biscayne Boulevard and Metro Road South
  • Metro Road South (Regional Road 78) between the Queensway South and Simcoe Avenue,
  • Simcoe Avenue between Metro Road South and the Queensway South and
  • The Queensway South (Regional Road 12) between Simcoe Avenue and Church Street

Saturday afternoon to accommodate this year’s parade.

York Region Transit is detouring bus services during the event.

51 Keswick local

From about 1:30 until 4 p.m. Saturday, November 14, southbound buses start their trips in Keswick Marketplace, then proceed:

westward along Glenwoods Avenue to Lowndes Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Glenwoods.

Southbound buses skip all regular stops north of Keswick Marketplace.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip all regular stops north of Keswick Marketplace.

50 Queensway

From about 1:30 until 4 p.m. Saturday, November 14, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Metro Road North and Old Homestead Road, then detour:

eastward along Old Homestead Road;
southward along Woodbine Avenue; and then
westward along Glenwoods Avenue to the Queensway South,
resuming their regular route southward along Queensway South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Metro Road North south of Nida Drive and at Church Street,
  • on Simcoe Avenue east of Metro Road South,
  • on The Queensway South, south of Cedar Street, Silas Boulevard, Garden Avenue and Metro Road South, at Cameron Crescent (south), Mac Avenue, south of Wynhurst Road and Bayview Avenue and at Pine Beach Drive and Glenwoods Avenue.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on The Queensway South, north of Glenwoods Avenue, at Dovedale Drive, Bayview Avenue, Biscayne Boulevard, Riverglen Drive and Richmond Park Avenue, north of Morton Avenue and Henry Street, across from Silas Boulevard and at Cedar Street,
  • on Simcoe Avenue west of The Queensway South,
  • on Metro Road North, north of Church Street and at Nida Drive and Old Homestead Road.

Newcastle


Newcastle Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing

  • King Avenues East and West Newcastle (Regional Highway 2) between Arthur Street / Brookhouse Drive and Baldwin Street

Sunday evening to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

90 Newcastle / Oshawa

From 5:30 until 9 p.m. Sunday, November 15, westbound buses start their trips on Brookhouse Drive at Harmer Drive, then proceed:

west- and southward along Harmer;
westward along Edward Streets East and West; and then
northward along Rudell Road South to King Avenue West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Avenue East east of Beaver Street and
  • on King Avenue West at North Street, across from Massey Drive and at Rudell Road North.

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

southward along Rudell Road South;
eastward along Edward Streets West and East; and then
northward along Brookhouse Drive to Harmer Drive,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Avenue West at Massey Drive, east of Baldwin Street and
  • on King Avenue East east of Beaver Street.

The parade in Bowmanville also affects service along this route.


Newmarket


Main Street Candle Light Parade and Tree-Lighting

The Town of Newmarket is closing

  • Main Street South between Queen and Water Streets

Friday evening to accommodate the annual event.

The event affects York Region Transit service.

54 Bayview

(YRT has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this post on information YRT provided about this event in previous years.)

From 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Friday, November 13, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Queen Street, then detour:

eastward along Queen; and then
southward along Prospect Street to Water Street / Gorham Drive,
resuming their regular route southward along Prospect.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at Botsford Street and
  • on Water Street across from Doug Duncan Drive.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Water Street at Doug Duncan Drive and
  • on Main Street South across from Botsford Street and at Queen Street.

Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade

The City of Niagara Falls is closing

  • Victoria Avenue between McRae Street and Valley Way,
  • Valley Way between Victoria Avenue and Queen Street and
  • Queen Street between Valley Way and Zimmerman Street

to accommodate the annual parade Saturday morning and afternoon.

GO Transit and Niagara Falls Transit are detouring buses during the event.

GO Transit
12 Niagara Falls / Burlington

From 8 a.m. until about 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14 , westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bridge Street and Fourth Avenue, then detour:

southward along Fourth;
eastward along McRae Street;
southward along Heywood Avenue;
eastward along Stamford Street;
southward along MacDonald Avenue; and then
eastward along Falls Avenue to Stanley Avenue,
resuming their regular route eastward along Highway 420.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Stanley Avenue south of Stamford Street.

Instead, westbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Falls Avenue east of Stanley Street Avenue.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Stanley Avenue at Stamford Street.

Instead, westbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Falls Avenue at Stanley Street Avenue.
Niagara Falls Transit
102 Hospital

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14 , inbound buses operate along their current route to Stanley Avenue and Valley Way, then detour:

eastward along Valley to Fourth Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward on Fourth.

The buses then continue along their regular route to Morrison Street and Second Avenue, then detour:

northward along Second;
eastward along Maple Street;
northward along Victoria Avenue;
eastward along Bridge Street; and then
southward along Erie Avenue to the Downtown Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips on Erie Avenue beside the Downtown Transit Terminal, then proceed:

southward along Erie;
westward along Park Street;
southward along Victoria Avenue;
westward along Maple Street; and then
southward along Second Avenue to Morrison Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Morrison.

The buses continue along their regular route to Fourth Avenue and Valley Way, then detour:

westward along Valley to Stanley Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Stanley.

108 Thorold Stone Road

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14 , outbound buses o to Victoria Avenue and Park Street; and then detour:

westward along Park to Erie Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Erie.

Outbound buses buses start their trips on Erie Avenue at the Downtown Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

eastward along Park Street;
northward along Zimmerman Street; and then
westward along Bridge Street to Erie Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Bridge.

104 Victoria Avenue

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Avenue and Bender Street, then detour:

eastward along Bender;
northeastward along Palmer Avenue;
eastward along Bampfield Street;
northward along River Road;
westward along Bridge Street;
southward along Erie Avenue to the Downtown Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips on Erie Avenue at the Downtown Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

westward along Park Street;
northward along Crysler Street;
eastward along Bridge Street;
southward along River Road;
westward along Bampfield Street;
southwestward along Palmer Avenue; and then
westward along Bender Street to Victoria Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Victoria.

108 Thorold Stone

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14, inbound buses operate along their regular route.

Outbound buses start their trips on Erie Street beside the terminal, then proceed:

southward along Erie;
eastward along Park Street;
northward along Zimmerman Avenue; and then
eastward along Bridge Street to River Road,
resuming their regular route northward along River.


Toronto


The Santa Claus Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Bloor Street West between Dovercourt Road and Christie Street from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and between Christie Street and Queen’s Park / Avenue Road from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.,
  • Christie Street between Barton Avenue and Bloor Street West from 6:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.,
  • Dovercourt Road between Hallam Street and Bloor Street West from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
  • Front Street East between Church and Yonge Streets from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m., and between Jarvis and Church Streets from 1 until 4 p.m.
  • Queen’s Park from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.,
  • Queen’s Park Crescent West from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.,
  • University Avenue between College Street and Wellington Street West from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. and
  • Wellington Streets West and East between University Avenue and Church Street from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.

Sunday to accommodate the parade.

GO Transit is offering extra train service for passengers traveling to and from the parade and the TTC is offering extra service and detouring buses and streetcars before, after and during the parade.

GO Transit
65 Barrie

A special southbound train leaves Allandale Waterfront GO Station at 9:42 a.m. Sunday, November 15. It picks up passengers at all stations to Union Station, ending its trip at 11:20 a.m. A special northbound train leaves Union at 4:35 p.m. It drops off passengers at all stations to Allandale Waterfront, ending its trip at 6:10 p.m.

You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here.

31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

31C branch

An extra eastbound bus leaves University Centre Terminal at the University of Guelph at 8:23 a.m. Sunday, November 15. It arrives in Guelph Central Station bus terminal at 8:33 a.m., then operates along the regular route through Rockwood and Acton to Georgetown GO Station. It ends its trip in Georgetown at 9:23 a.m., in time for passengers to board the eastbound train that leaves Georgetown at 9:38 a.m.

After the parade, the westbound train arrives in Georgetown GO Station at 5:51 p.m. You can connect with the westbound bus that leaves Georgetown at 6:01 p.m. and travels through Acton and Rockwood to Guelph. The bus arrives in Guelph Central Station bus terminal at 6:51 p.m. and ends its trip on the University of Guelph Campus at 7:06 p.m.

You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here.

31 Kitchener train

A special eastbound train leaves Georgetown GO Station at 9:38 a.m. Sunday, November 15, and picks up passengers at all stations until Bramalea GO Station, arriving at 10:02 a.m. It then serves all other stations along the line to Union Station, ending its trip at 10:45 a.m. A special westbound train leaves Union at 4:45 p.m. It arrives in Bramalea at 5:26 p.m. It then drops off passengers in all stations, ending its trip in Georgetown at 5:51 p.m.

Extra buses operating along the 30 Kitchener / Bramalea express and 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto routes connect passengers living further west with the trains.

You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here.

30 Kitchener / Bramalea express

An extra eastbound bus leaves Kitchener GO Station at 8:47 a.m. Sunday, November 15. It operates express — without stopping — to Bramalea GO Station, ending its trip at 9:47 a.m. At Bramalea, passengers can connect with the eastbound express train that leaves Bramalea GO Station at 10:02 a.m.

After the parade, the westbound train arrives in Bramalea GO Station at 5:26 p.m. You can connect with the westbound bus that leaves Bramalea at 5:34 p.m. It ends its trip at Kitchener GO Station at 6:44 p.m.

You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here.

09 Lakeshore East

Regular service. Trains operate both ways along the line, dropping off or picking up passengers at all stations between Oshawa GO Station and Union Station every 30 minutes from about 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

You can view the regular Sunday schedule here.

01 Lakeshore West

Regular service. Trains operate both ways along the line, dropping off or picking up passengers at all stations between Aldershot GO Station and Union Station every 30 minutes from about 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

You can view the regular Sunday schedule here.

21 Milton train

A special eastbound train leaves Milton GO Station at 10:38 a.m. Sunday, November 15. It picks up passengers at all stations to Union Station, ending its trip at 11:45 a.m. A special westbound train leaves Union at 5 p.m. It drops off passengers at all stations to Milton, ending its trip at 6:08.

You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here.

71 Stouffville

A special southbound train leaves Lincolnville GO Station at 10:21 a.m. It picks up passengers at all stations to Union Station, arriving at 11:30 a.m. A special northbound train leaves Union at 4:40 p.m. It drops off passengers at all stations to Lincolnville, arriving at 6:10 p.m.

You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here.

Toronto Transit Commission
5 Avenue Rd

Buses operate to and from St. George Station, instead of Queen’s Park, during the parade.

From 10:30 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue Road and Davenport Road, then detour:

westward along Davenport;
southward along Bedford Road;
westward along Prince Arthur Avenue; and then
south- and eastward into St. George Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Avenue Road at Boswell Avenue, across from Yorkville Avenue and at Bloor Street West,
  • on Queen’s Park at Museum Station,
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Trinity College, Hart House and the University of Toronto Library and
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street.

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

  • on Davenport Road west of Avenue Road and at #250 Davenport,
  • on Bedford Road south of Bernard Avenue and at Lowther Avenue and
  • in St. George Station bus terminal.

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

northward along Bedford Road; and then
eastward along Davenport Road to 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 West and north of St. Joseph Street,
  • on Queen’s Park at Museum Station and
  • on Avenue Road north of Bloor Street West,

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

  • in St. George Station bus terminal and
  • on Bedford Road north of Lowther and Tranby Avenues and at Davenport Road.

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511 Bathurst

From 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, expect delays as the parade passes along Bloor Street West at Bathurst Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct buses through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

6 Bay

From 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, the TTC operates buses along the route only north of Adelaide Street West.

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Adelaide Street West, then detour:

eastward along Adelaide West to just east of Bay Street,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street at Adelaide King Streets West and south of Front Street West and Harbour Street,
  • on Queens Quay West east of Bay Street,
  • on Queens Quay East across from Freeland and Lower Jarvis Streets and at Dockside Drive [east] and
  • on Dockside Drive [west] at Queens Quay East.

Northbound buses start their trips on Adelaide Street West east of Bay Street, then proceed:

eastward along Adelaide West;
northward along Yonge Street; and then
westward along Richmond Street West to Bay,
resuming their regular route northward along Bay.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lower Jarvis Street south of Lake Shore Boulevard East and at Queens Quay East,
  • on Queens Quay East at Freeland and Yonge Streets,
  • on Bay Street north of Queens Quay West, across from the Air Canada Centre, north of Front Street West and at Wellington, King and Adelaide Streets West.

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300 Bloor-Danforth overnight

From 6 until about 9 a.m. Sunday, November 15, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Bloor Street West and Dufferin Streets, then detour:

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Havelock Street, Dovercourt Road, Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Montrose Avenue and Grace Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, across from Havelock Street and at Dufferin Street.

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2 Bloor - Danforth subway

Extra service throughout the day Sunday, November 15. Passengers should expect crowded conditions before and after the parade at Bathurst, Bay, Christie, St. George and Spadina Stations.

506 Carlton

Until about 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, expect delays as the parade passes along Queen’s Park / University Avenue at College Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

172 Cherry St

From 10:30 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, westbound buses operate along their regular route to The Esplanade and Lower Sherbourne Street, then detour:

northward along Lower Sherbourne;
eastward along Front Street East; and then
southward along Princess Street to The Esplanade,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on The Esplanade at Lower Jarvis Street, west of Market Street and at Church Street,
  • on Wellington Street East at Yonge Street,
  • on Wellington Street West at Bay and York Streets and
  • on York Street at King Street West.

Instead, south- and westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Princess Street south of Front Street East and at The Esplanade.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Princess Street at The Esplanade, then proceed:

along their regular route eastward along The Esplanade.

East- and northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on York Street at King Street West,
  • on King Street West at Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on Church Street at Wellington Street East,
  • on The Esplanade across from Market Street, east of Lower Jarvis Street, at Frederick, Lower Sherbourne and Princess Streets.

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

  • on Princess Street at The Esplanade.

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126 Christie

Buses start and end their trips at Ossington Station, instead of Christie Station, during the parade.

From about 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Christie and Dupont Streets, then detour:

westward along Dupont; and then
southward along Ossington Avenue to Ossington Station,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Christie Street south of Yarmouth Road, Essex Street and Barton Avenue and at Christie Station.

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

  • on Dupont Street at Shaw Street and
  • on Ossington Avenue at Hallam Street, across from Pendrith Street and south of and across from Leeds Street and
  • in Ossington Station bus terminal.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Christie Street at Christie Station, Barton Avenue, north of Follis Avenue and Yarmouth Road and at Dupont Street.

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

  • in Ossington Station bus terminal,
  • on Ossington Avenue at Leeds, Essex, Hallam and Dupont Streets and
  • on Dupont Street at Shaw Street.

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505 Dundas

Until about 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, expect delays as the parade passes along University Avenue at Dundas Street West. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

504 King

Until about 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, expect delays as the parade passes along Yonge Street at King Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

63 Ossington

Until about 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, expect delays at Ossington Avenue and Bloor Street West.

501 Queen

Until about 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, expect delays as the parade passes along Yonge Street at Queen Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

161 Rogers Rd

(The TTC has not confirmed detour-routing information. However, parade organizers block the intersection of Bloor Street West with Dovercourt Road as they set up the floats in the parade. We’ve based this part of the post with information the TTC provided in 2014 about the detour routing for this route during the event.)

Until about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 15, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dovercourt Road and Hallam Street, then detour:

eastward along Hallam; and then
southward along Ossington Avenue to Ossington Station,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dovercourt Road at Shanly and Northumberland Streets and
  • on Bloor Street West west of Dovercourt and at Concord Avenue.

Northbound buses start their trips at Ossington Station, then proceed:

northward along Concord Avenue;
eastward along Northumberland Street;
northward along Ossington Avenue; and then
westward along Hallam Street to Dovercourt Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Dovercourt.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Concord Avenue at Bloor Street West,
  • on Bloor Street West at Dovercourt Road and
  • on Dovercourt Road at Northumberland, Shanly and Hallam Streets.
3 Scarborough rapid transit

Extra service throughout the day Sunday, November 15.

75 Sherbourne

Until about 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Lower Sherbourne Street and Queens Quay East,

ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Queens Quay East at Richardson Street.

Northbound buses start their trips on Lower Jarvis Street at Queens Quay East, then detour:

eastward along Queens Quay East;
northward along Parliament Street; and then
westward along Front Street East to Sherbourne Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Sherbourne.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queens Quay East at Richardson Street,
  • on Lower Jarvis Street north of Queens Quay East and at Lake Shore Boulevard East and The Esplanade,
  • on The Esplanade at Frederick and Lower Sherbourne Streets,
  • on Lower Sherbourne Street at Front Street East and
  • on Sherbourne Street at King Street East.

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94 Wellesley

The TTC operates buses along two routes during the parade.

Buses skip their regular eastbound stops

  • on Harbord Street at St. George Street,
  • on Hoskin Avenue at Wycliffe College and
  • on Wellesley Street West at the Ontario Legislature building, east of Queen’s Park Crescent East and at Bay and Yonge Streets.

Buses skip their regular westbound stops

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

From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, buses on the eastern route shuttle between Castle Frank and Wellesley Stations in both directions.

Eastbound buses on the western route start their trips at Ossington Station, then proceed:

northward along Concord Avenue;
eastward along Northumberland Street;
southward along Ossington Avenue;
westward along Harbord Street; and then
southward along Spadina Avenue to Spadina Crescent.

Westbound buses on the western route circle around Spadina Crescent and then proceed:

northward along Spadina Avenue;
westward along Harbord Street; and then
northward along Ossington Avenue,
ending their trips.

Expect delays on the western route at Ossington Avenue and Bloor Street West until about 2:30 p.m.

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1 Yonge - University subway

Extra service throughout the day Sunday, November 15. Passengers should expect crowded conditions before and after the parade at King, Museum, Osgoode, Queen, Queen’s Park, St. Andrew, St. George, St. Patrick, Spadina and Union Stations.


Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.



































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