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Weekend events affect transit services,
August 18, 19, 20, 21



Carrots, cacti, classic cars, corn dogs, cotton candy — and blueberries — are centre-stage at some of the many special events that affect transit services this weekend.

The events take place in Bowmanville area of Clarington, Bradford, Brampton, Burlington, the Dundas area of Hamilton, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, central Hamilton, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Markham, Milton, the North York area of Toronto, Oshawa, central Toronto, the Unionville area of Markham and Waterloo affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit - All routes, 2 Main, 24 Van Kirk, 56 Springbrook, 502 Züm Main.

Brantford TransitAll routes.

Burlington TransitAll routes.

BWG TransitCarrot Fest shuttle bus.

Durham Region TransitAll routes, 401 Simcoe, 402 King, 405 Wilson, 407 Ritson, 411 Grandview - Courtice, 501 South Bowmanville, 502 North Bowmanville, 900 PULSE.

GO TransitAll routes, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 52 Oshawa / York U, 68 Barrie / Newmarket, 90 Lakeshore East bus, 92 Oshawa / Yorkdale.

Grand River TransitAll routes, 5 Erb, 7 Mainline, 200 iXpress, 203 iXpress.

Guelph TransitAll routes.

Hamilton Street RailwayAll routes, 2 Barton, 3 Cannon, 5 Delaware, Tiger-Cats Express shuttles.

Lindsay TransitGreen.

Markham Jazz FestivalJazz Festival shuttle.

Milton Transit2 Main, 6 Scott.

MiWayAll routes.

Toronto Transit CommissionAll routes, 7 Bathurst, 29 Dufferin, 193 Exhibition rocket, 160 Bathurst North, 121 Fort York - Esplanade, 310 Bathurst overnight, 329 Dufferin overnight, 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst, 514 Cherry.

York Region TransitAll routes, 202 Unionville GO shuttle, 302 Unionville express.


The Thursday, August 18 event affecting transit service is: the Dundas Cactus Festival.

The Friday, August 19 events affecting transit services are: Autofest; the BLUESBerry Festival; the Canadian National Exhibition; the Dundas Cactus Festival; the Hespeler Village Farmers Market; Kars on King; and the TD Markham Jazz Festival.

The Saturday, August 20 events affecting transit services are: Autofest; the Brampton Farmers Market; the BLUESBerry Festival; a Canadian Football League game; the Canadian National Exhibition; Carrot Fest; the Dundas Cactus Festival; the Georgetown Farmers Market; the Lindsay Farmers Market; the Milton Farmers Market; the Taste of Manila; and the TD Markham Jazz Festival.

The Sunday, August 21 events affecting transit services are: Autofest; the Canadian National Exhibition; Dieppe Day; the Dundas Cactus Festival; Open Streets Uptown Waterloo; the Taste of Manila; and the TD Markham Jazz Festival.


Bowmanville


BLUESBerry Festival

The Municipality of Clarington is closing

  • King Street East Bowmanville between Scugog and George Streets

and other nearby streets Friday evening and Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the Downtown Bowmanville Business Improvement Area’s annual event.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit are detouring buses during the event.

Durham Region Transit
502 North Bowmanville
501 South Bowmanville

All day Saturday, August 20, expect buses to detour off King Streets East and West to accommodate the event.

(DRT hasn’t yet confirmed detour-routing information.)

GO Transit
90 Lakeshore East

From 8 p.m. Friday, August 19 until 7 p.m. Saturday, August 20, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Liberty Street, then detour:

southward along Liberty South;
westward along Baseline Road;
northward along Waverly Road South; 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 west of Liberty Street North and George Street and at Temperance Street South and
  • on King Street West at Scugog Street North.

Eastbound buses reverse the 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.

GO is also detouring buses operating along the route Friday, August 19 during Kars on King.

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Bradford


Carrot Fest

The Town of Bradford — West Gwillimbury is closing

  • Barrie Street between John and Holland Streets,
    • Holland Streets West and East between Church and Colborne Streets and
    • Simcoe Road between Holland and Centre Streets

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

The event affects BWG Transit and GO Transit services.

BWG Transit
Carrot Fest shuttle bus

Shuttle buses operate between Bradford GO Station - where lots of parking is available and downtown Bradford — where less parking is less available during the event.

From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, August 20, buses drop off or pick up passengers on the north side of Holland Street East at Colborne Street and on the south side of Holland Street West at Church Street.

GO Transit
68 Barrie / Newmarket

(GO has not confirmed the detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information GO supplied about this event in 2015.)

All day Saturday, August 20, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street (County Road 4) and 8 Line, then detour:

eastward along 8 Line East; and then
southward along Dissette Street to Holland Street East / Bridge Street,
resuming their regular route southeastward along Bridge.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street at 8 Line West;
  • on Barrie Street at Fletcher Street and north of Holland Street West; and
  • on Holland Street East at Dissette Street (across from Bradford GO Station).

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Bradford GO Station, then detour:

northward along Dissette Street; and then
westward along 8 Line East to Barrie / Yonge Streets (County Road 4),
resuming their regular route northward along Yonge.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Holland Street East at Colbourne Street and
  • on Barrie Street north of Holland Street East, at Britannia Avenue and 8 Line East.

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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, August 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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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Burlington


Dieppe Day

Burlington Transit offers free rides on all routes to people who served:

  • in World War II or the Korean War as members of the Canadian Forces or Reserve Forces, the Commonwealth Forces or their allies, the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime;
  • in NATO Operations or as a member of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force;
  • in the Vietnam War as members of the United States Forces or allies who were a Canadian citizen at the time of service.

Free rides are available several times a year, including the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the Raid on Dieppe, which, this year, is Sunday, August 21.

Veterans who have registered with Burlington Transit can ride buses free of fares several times a year. You can learn more about free rides for veterans on Burlington Transit buses, including how to register here.

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Cambridge

See Hespeler.


Clarington

See Bowmanville.


Dundas


Dundas Cactus Festival

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • King Streets East and West (Dundas) between Market and York Streets

and other streets in central Dundas Thursday and Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon to accommodate the annual festival and parade.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses during the event.

5 Delaware

The HSR is operating buses along two different detour routes:

From 6 until 10 p.m. Thursday, August 18 during the parade, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King and Napier Streets, then detour:

southward along Napier Street South;
eastward along Hatt Street;
northward along York Road; and then
eastward along Baldwin Street; and then
northward along West Street to Cootes Drive,
resuming their regular route eastward along Cootes.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Market Street South, across from Church Street, at McMurray Street, Memorial Square and Ogilvie Street,
  • on King Street East at York Street and
  • on Cootes Drive at West Street.

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

  • on Hatt Street at Market Street South, across from Memorial Square and at Ogilvie Street.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Cootes Drive and West Street, then detour:

southward along West;
westward along Baldwin;
southward along York Street; and then
westward along Hatt Street to Wellington Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Wellington South.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cootes Drive at King Street East,
  • on King Street East at York and Cross Streets,
  • on King Street West at Sydenham, Albert and Church Streets, Market, Napier and Peel Streets North and
  • on Wellington Street South south of King Street East and at Hatt Street.

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

  • on Hatt Street at Ogilvie Street and Memorial Square and Market and Napier Streets South.

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From 4 p.m. Friday, August 19 until 6 p.m. Sunday, August 21, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King and Market Streets, then detour:

southward along Market Street South;
eastward along Hatt Street; and then
northward along York Street to King Street East / Cootes Drive,
resuming their regular route eastward along Cootes.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Market Street South, across from Church Street, at McMurray Street, Memorial Square and Ogilvie Street and
  • on King Street East at York Street.

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

  • on Hatt Street across from Memorial Square and at Ogilvie Street.

From 4 p.m. Friday, August 19 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Cootes Drive and York Street, then detour:

southward along York;
westward along Hatt Street; and then
northward along Market Street South to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Cross Street and
  • on King Street West at Sydenham, Albert and Church Streets and Market Streets North.

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

  • on Hatt Street at Ogilvie Street, Memorial Square and Market Street South.

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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, August 20, 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

See also Dundas.


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, Saturday, August 20 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., Saturday, August 20, 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 Saturday’s shuttle service here

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


Hespeler


Hespeler Village Market

The City of Cambridge is closing

  • Queen Street East between Guelph Avenue / Adam Street and Tannery Street East,

Friday afternoon and evening to accommodate the market.

Grand River Transit is detouring buses, while the street is closed.

203 iXpress

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 3 until 8 p.m. Friday, August 19, outbound buses operate along their regular route to Adam and Tannery Streets, then detour:

northward along Adam to Queen Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Guelph Avenue.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Tannery Street East at Queen Street East.

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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, August 20, 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


See Unionville.


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, August 20, 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 20, 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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North York


Taste of Manila

The City of Toronto is closing:

  • Bathurst Street between Laurelcrest and Wilson Avenues

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

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

7 Bathurst

All day Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 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.
310 Bathurst overnight

Saturday, August 20, 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

All day Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 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 19, 20 and 21); and Kars on King (August 19).


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 19 until 6 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 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.

DRT is also detouring buses operating along this route Friday, August 19 during Kars on King.

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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
402 King

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m., Friday, August 19, 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 stops

  • 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.

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900 PULSE

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m., Friday, August 19, 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.

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407 Ritson / Colonel Sam

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 19, 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 to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King East.

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.

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401 Simcoe

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 3:30 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 19, 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 19, Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 during Autofest.

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405 Wilson

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m., Friday, August 19, 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.

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GO Transit
90 / 90A Lakeshore East

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 19, 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.

GO is also detouring buses operating along the route Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 during the BLUESBerry Festival.

92 Oshawa / Yorkdale

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 19, 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

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 19, 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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Toronto

See also: North York.


Toronto events affecting transit services are: the Canadian National Exhibition (August 19 until September 5); and the Warriors Day Parade (August 20).


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 19 and continues until Labour Day, Monday, September 5.

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

511 Bathurst

From Friday, August 19 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, more frequent service and faster boarding at Exhibition (East) Loop.

514 Cherry

From Friday, August 19 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, faster boarding at Dufferin Gate Loop.

29 Dufferin

From Friday, August 19 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, 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.

329 Dufferin overnight

From Friday, August 19 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, buses detour between Dufferin Gate and Exhibition loops.

193 Exhibition rocket

From Friday, August 19 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, express service between Dundas West Station and Dufferin Gate Loop. Faster boarding at Dufferin Gate Loop.

509 Harbourfront

From Friday, August 19 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, more frequent service and faster boarding at Exhibition (East) Loop.


Warriors Day Parade

Warriors Day, Saturday, August 20, 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, Brantford 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.


Unionville


TD Markham Jazz Festival

The City of Markham is closing:

  • Main Street Unionville between Carlton Road and Station Lane

Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday

to accommodate the event.

Event organizers are providing free shuttle bus service from Unionville GO Station and Markville Mall to the venue.

The event also affects York Region Transit service.

Markham Jazz Festival shuttle bus

Free shuttle buses operate between the west parking lot of Markville Mall and the festival site Friday, August 19 from 6:30 until 11:15 pm., Saturday, August 20 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday, August 21 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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York Region Transit
202 Unionville GO shuttle

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

After 5 p.m. Friday, August 19, buses operate along their regular route to Main Street Unionville and Highway 7, then detour:

eastward along Highway 7;
northward along Kennedy Road; and then
westward along Carlton Road to Main Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Carlton.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street Unionville across from Station Lane, Fred Varley Drive and at Carlton Road.
302 Unionville express

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

After 5 p.m. Friday, August 19, buses operate along their regular route to Carlton Road and Fred Varley Drive, then detour:

southward along Fred Varley to Krieghoff Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Krieghoff.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Carlton Road at McKay Crescent [west], across from Pennock Crescent, south of McKay Crescent [east] and at Pomander Road and Main Street Unionville,
  • on Main Street Unionville at Fred Varley Drive and
  • on Fred Varley Drive at Fonthill Boulevard, across from Aldona Road and at Sciberras Road and Krieghoff Avenue.

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Waterloo


Open Streets Uptown Waterloo

The City of Waterloo is closing various streets in Uptown Waterloo to accommodate the street festival Sunday

The event usually affects Grand River Transit services.

5 Erb
200 iXpress
7 Mainline

The event usually would affect buses operating along these routes, but due to ongoing construction for ION light rail transit, they are already detouring around the event venues.

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Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.






























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