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Weekend events affect transit services,
July 1, 2, 3



The Pride festival in downtown Toronto dominates the list of events affecting transit services this weekend.

However, Brampton, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Hamilton, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Milton, Mississauga, Stouffville and Toronto are also hosting events this weekend, resulting in detours for transit services.

You can learn how events celebrating Canada Day affect local and regional transit services in this Transit Toronto post.


The events affect these routes:

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

GO Transit19 Oakville / North York, 21 Milton / Toronton, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 71 Stouffville / Toronto.

Hamilton Street RailwayAll routes, 2 Barton, 3 Cannon, Tiger-Cats Express shuttles.

Lindsay TransitGreen.

Milton Transit2 Main, 6 Scott.

MiWay26 Burnhamthorpe.

Toronto Transit Commission5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 94 Wellesley, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton.


The Canada Day, Friday, July 1 events affecting transit service are: a Canadian Football League game; and Pride Toronto.

The Saturday, July 2 events affecting transit are: the Brampton Farmers Market; the Georgetown Farmers Market; Lindsay Farmers Market; Pride Toronto; and the Stouffville Strawberry Festival.

The Sunday, July 3 events affecting transit are: Classics on the Square; and Pride Toronto.


Brampton


Brampton Farmers Market

Saturday mornings and early afternoons until October 8, the City of Brampton is closing

  • Main Streets North and South between Nelson and Wellington Streets

to accommodate the city’s weekly farmers market.

Brampton Transit is detouring service during the market.


2 Main

From 5:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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


Downtown Georgetown Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 15, 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, July 2, 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.

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Halton Hills

See Georgetown.


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 British Columbia Lions, Canada Day, Friday, July 1 at 7 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.

You can also take advantage of Tiger-Cats Express shuttles. Park your car at or near one of four terminals across the City and the HSR will whisk you directly to the stadium on an express bus — and then take you back to one of the four terminals after the game. (You can also take another HSR bus to one of the four terminals — just show your game ticket to the bus operating and that’s your ticket to ride.)

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 5 until 7 p.m., Canada Day, Friday, **July 1, 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 Friday’s shuttle service here

Read Transit Toronto’s June 11 post for more details.

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Kawartha Lakes

See Lindsay.


Lindsay


Lindsay Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 29, 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, July 2, 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.


Milton


Milton Farmers Market

The Town of Milton is closing

  • Main Street East between James and Martin Streets

Saturday mornings until October 8 (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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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 reverse the eastbound detour routing.

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Mississauga


Classics on the Square

The City of Mississauga is closing:

  • Duke of York Boulevard between Princess Royal Drive and Burnhamthorpe Road West and
  • *City Centre Drive *east of Duke of York Boulevard

to accommodate the Mississauga Classic Car Club’s annual event.

The event affects GO Transit and MiWay services.

GO Transit
19A Oakville / North York
21A / 21P Milton / Toronto

(GO has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this section of the post on information it has supplied during previous events that blockedCity Centre Drive and Duke of York Boulevard.)

From 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, July 3, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Station Gate Road and Rathburn Road West, then detour:

eastbound along Rathburn West; and then
southward along City Centre Drive to Robert Speck Parkway West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Robert Speck West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Duke of York Boulevard at Princess Royal Drive and
  • on City Centre Drive at #201 City Centre and east of Kariya Gate.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Robert Speck Parkway West and City Centre Drive, then detour:

northward along City Centre Drive; and then
westward along Rathburn Road West to Duke of York Boulevard,
resuming their regular route northward along Duke of York.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Robert Speck Parkway West west of Hurontario Street and
  • on City Centre Drive across from Kariya Gate and at Duke of York Boulevard.
MiWay
26 Burnhamthorpe

From 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, July 3, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Burnhamthorpe Road West and Living Arts, then detour:

northward along Living Arts;
eastward along Rathburn Road West to Duke of York Boulevard,
resuming their regular route eastward along Rathburn West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Duke of York Boulevard at City Centre Drive, across from Princess Royal Drive, at Square One Road and Rathburn Road West.

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

  • on Living Arts Drive at City Centre, Princess Royal, Prince of Wales and Square One Drives and Rathburn Road West and
  • on Rathburn Road West at Duke of York Boulevard.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Duke of York Boulevard south of Rathburn Road West and at Prince of Wales, Princess Royal and City Centre Drives and Burnhamthorpe Road West and
  • on Burnhamthorpe Road West at Living Arts Drive.

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

  • on Living Arts Drive south of Rathburn Road West and Princess Royal Drive and at Burnhamthorpe Road West.

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

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Stouffville


Stouffville Strawberry Festival

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville’s annual event takes place in Stouffville Memorial Park beside the Lebovic Centre Thursday, June 30, Canada Day, Friday, July 1, Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3.

The Town is also closing

  • Main Street between Park Drive and Market Street

all day Saturday for the event.

The event affects GO Transit and York Region Transit services.

GO Transit
71 Stouffville / Toronto bus

GO has not confirmed detour-routing information. This post describes how it’s detoured buses during previous events that blocked Main Street Stouffville.

All day Saturday, July 2, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street and Tenth Line [south], then detour:

southward along Tenth;
eastward along Hoover Park Drive; and then
northward along Ninth Line to Main,
resuming their regular route eastward along Main.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street at Stouffer and Church Streets and across from Blake Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street across from Edward Street, at Market and Stouffer Streets and at Tenth Line [south].
York Region Transit
15 Stouffville

All day Saturday, July 2, buses operate along their regular route to Stouffer and Main Street, then detour:

eastward along Main;
southward along Tenth Line [south];
westward along Hoover Park Drive; and then
northward along Ninth Line to Main,
resuming their regular route westward along Main.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street at Park Drive, across from Blake Street and at Charles Street and Ninth Line.

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

  • on Main Street at Cemetery Lane and Tenth Line [south],
  • on Tenth Line across from Katherine Crescent and at Hoover Park Drive,
  • on Hoover Park Drive at Kribs Drive, west of Thicketwood Boulevard, at Cabin Trail Crescent [east] and [west], Greenhouse Lane and Ninth Line and
  • on Ninth Line Fernglen Crescent and Sunset Boulevard.

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Toronto


Pride Toronto

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Wellesley Street East between Jarvis and Yonge Streets

throughout the weekend to accommodate most festival events.

It’s also closing a number of other streets at various times during the weekend to accommodate the other components of the event, including;

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Trans Pride March

For this part of the event, the City is also closing:

  • Bloor Street East between Church and Yonge Streets;
  • Yonge Street between Bloor and College / Carlton Streets; and
  • Carlton Street between Yonge and Sherbourne Streets.

Friday evening.

Pride and Remembrance Run / Walk

For this part of the event, the City is also closing

  • Queen’s Park and Queen’s Park Crescents East and West and
  • Wellesley Street West between Queen’s Park Crescent East and Yonge Street

Saturday morning.

Pride Dyke March

For this part of the event, the City is also closing:

  • Bloor Street East between Church and Yonge Streets;
  • Yonge Street between Bloor and College / Carlton Streets; and
  • Carlton Street between Yonge and Sherbourne Streets.

Saturday afternoon.

Pride Parade

For this part of the event, the City is also closing

  • Bloor Street East between Jarvis and Yonge Streets and
  • Yonge Street between Bloor and Dundas Streets

Sunday morning and afternoon.

The events affect TTC services.

5 Avenue Rd

From 8:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, July 2, during the Pride and Remembrance Run / Walk, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue Road and Bloor Street West, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen’s Park across from Charles Street West (beside 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.

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

southward along Bedford Road; and then
eastward along Bloor Street West to Queen’s Park / Avenue Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Avenue Road.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street, at Wellesley Street West and north of St. Joseph Street and
  • on Queen’s Park north of Charles Street West (beside Museum Station).

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6 Bay

Expect delays from 8:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, July 2, during the Pride and Remembrance Run / Walk, as participants pass along Wellesley Street West at Bay Street.

Toronto Police Service officers direct buses through gaps in the run.

300 Bloor - Danforth overnight

(The TTC has not confirmed this detour information. We’ve based this section of the post on information the TTC has supplied about this event in previous years.)

After 9 a.m. Sunday, July 3, while event crews start setting up the Pride Parade, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bloor Street East and Jarvis Street, then detour:

southward along Jarvis;
westward along Carlton and College Streets; and then
northward along Bay Street to Bloor West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bloor.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street East at Church and Yonge Streets and
  • on Bloor Street West west of Yonge Street and at Bay Street.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Yonge Street and
  • on Bloor Street East east of Yonge Street and at Church and Jarvis Streets.
506 Carlton

Expect delays

  • from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, July 3 during the Pride Parade,

as participants pass along Yonge Street at Carlton / College Streets. Toronto Police Service officers direct buses through gaps in the parade.

The TTC is replacing streetcars with buses during a construction project at Bay and College Street.

From 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 1 during the Trans Pride March and from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2, during the Pride Dyke March, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Gerrard Street East and Parliament Street, then detour:

southward along Parliament;
eastward along Dundas Streets East and West; and then
northward along Bay Street to College Street,
resuming their regular route westward along College.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Parliament Street at Carlton Street,
  • on Carlton Street at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church and Yonge Streets and
  • on College Street at Bay Street.

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

  • on Parliament Street across from Oak Street and at Dundas Street East,
  • on Dundas Street East at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets and
  • on Dundas Street West at Bay Street.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on College Street at Yonge Street,
  • on Carlton Street at Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets and
  • on Parliament Street at Gerrard Street East.

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

  • on Dundas Street West at Yonge Street,
  • on Dundas Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets and
  • on Parliament Street at Oak Street and Gerrard Street East.

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505 Dundas

From about 2 until 7 p.m. Sunday, July 3 during the Pride Parade, westbound* cars operate along their regular route to Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East, then detour:

southward along Broadview;
westward along Queen Street East;
northward along Parliament Street;
westward along Carlton and College Streets; and then
southward along Bay Street to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas West.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street East at Munro, River, Sackville, Sumach, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets and
  • on Dundas Street West at Bay Street.

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

  • on Broadview Avenue north of Queen Street East,
  • on Queen Street East at Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Streets,
  • on Parliament Street at Shuter Street, Dundas Street East, Oak Street, Gerrard Street East and Carlton Street,
  • on Carlton Street at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church and Yonge Streets,
  • on College Street at Bay Street and
  • on Bay Street at Gerrard Street West, Elm Street and Dundas Street West.

Eastbound cars operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and Bay Street, then detour:

northward along Bay;
eastward along College and Carlton Streets; and then
southward along Parliament Street to Dundas Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Dundas East.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Yonge Street,
  • on Dundas Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets.

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

  • on Bay Street at Elm Street, Gerrard Street West and College Street,
  • on College Street at Yonge Street,
  • on Carlton Street at Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets and
  • on Parliament Street at Gerrard Street East, Oak Street and Dundas Street East.

Expect delays as parade participants pass along Yonge Street at Carlton / College Streets. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through gaps in the parade.

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94 Wellesley

The TTC is detouring buses throughout the festival and along separate detour routings during these events:

Throughout the festival (including from 8:30 a.m. until noon, Saturday, July 2 during the Pride and Remembrance Run),

  • from 6 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and after 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 1;
  • until 2 p.m. and after 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2; and
  • before 2 p.m. and after 7 p.m. Sunday, July 3,

    eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Harbord Street and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

northward along Spadina;
eastward along Bloor Streets West and East; and then
southward along Jarvis Street to Wellesley Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Wellesley East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Harbord Street at St. George Street,
  • on Hoskin Avenue at Wycliffe College,
  • on Wellesley Street West at the Ontario Legislature Building, east of Queen’s Park Crescent East and at Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • in Wellesley Station bus terminal and
  • on Wellesley Street East at Church and Jarvis Streets.

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

  • on Bloor Street West at St. George Street, across from Bedford Road, at Queen’s Park and Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Bloor Street East at Church and Jarvis Streets.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wellesley Street East at Church Street,
  • in Wellesley Station bus loop,
  • on Wellesley Street East at Yonge Street,
  • on Wellesley Street West at Bay Street and Queen’s Park Crescent East,
  • on Hoskin Avenue beside Trinity College and at St. George Street and
  • on Harbord Street at Spadina Avenue.

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

  • on Bloor Street East at Church and Yonge Streets,
  • on Bloor Street West at Bay Street, Avenue and Bedford Roads and St. George Street.

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During particular Pride events:

the TTC splits the route in two.

East end of the route

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Parliament Street and Wellesley Street East, then detour:

southward along Parliament;
westward along Carlton Street; and then
northward along Sherbourne Street to Wellesley Street East,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Sherbourne Street south of Wellesley Street East, then proceed:

along their regular route eastward along Wellesley East.

West end of the route

Westbound buses start their trips on Bay Street at Wellesley Street West, then proceed:

along their regular route westward along Wellesley West.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Harbord Street and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

northward along Spadina;
eastward along Bloor Street West; and then
southward along Bay Street to Wellesley Street West,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops:

  • on Wellesley Street East at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church and Yonge Streets,
  • in Wellesley Station terminal,
  • 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 beside Trinity College and at St. George Street and
  • on Harbord Street at Spadina Avenue.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Harbord Street at St. George Street,
  • on Hoskin Avenue beside Wycliffe College,
  • on Wellesley Street West beside the Ontario Legislature, east of Queen’s Park Crescent East and at Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • in Wellesley Station terminal,
  • on Wellesley Street East at Church, Jarvis and Sherbourne Streets.


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