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Weekend events affect transit services,
August 26, 27, 28



Special events in Ajax, Brampton, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, the Malvern area of Toronto, Markham, central Toronto and the Winona area of Hamilton affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

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

Durham Region Transit216 Harwood North, 224 Harwood South / Salem South, 291 Ajax community bus.

GO Transit31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York.

Grand River Transit203 iXpress.

Hamilton Street RailwayWinona Peach Festival shuttle.

Lindsay TransitGreen.

Milton Transit2 Main, 6 Scott.

Toronto Transit Commission29 Dufferin, 102 Markham Rd, 121 Fort York - Esplanade, 193 Exhibition Rocket, 329 Dufferin overnight, 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst, 514 Cherry.

York Region Transit40 Unionville local; Markham - Milliken Children’s Festival shuttle.

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The Friday, August 26 events are: the Canadian National Exhibition; the Hespeler Village Farmers Market; Rock and Roll Classics - Main Street Car Show; Tamil Fest; and the Winona Peach Festival.

The Saturday, August 27 events are: the Brampton Farmers Market; the Canadian National Exhibition; the Georgetown Farmers Market; the Lindsay Farmers Market; the Milton Farmers Market; the RBC Markham - Milliken Children’s Festival; Tamil Fest; and the Winona Peach Festival.

The Sunday, August 28 events are: the Canadian National Exhibition; the HMS Ajax Parade; Tamil Fest; and the Winona Peach Festival.

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Ajax


HMS Ajax Parade

The Region of Durham and the Town of Ajax are closing:

  • Harwood Avenue South (Regional Road 44) between Station Street and King’s Crescent [south] Sunday afternoon to accommodate the event.

The Town is also closing:

  • Hunt Street between east of Monarch Avenue and Harwood Avenue South.

Durham Region Transit](http://www.durhamregiontransit.com/) is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

291 Ajax community bus

From 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday, August 28, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Harwood Mall, then detour:

southward along Commercial Avenue;
westward along Bayly Street West;
northward along Monarch Avenue;
westward along Hunt Street;
northward along Dowty Road; and then
eastward along Fairall and Station Streets to Harwood Avenue South,
resuming their regular route northward along Harwood.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hunt Street at Harwood Avenue South,
  • on Harwood Avenue South north of King’s Crescent [south] and at Achilles Road.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Harwood Avenue South across from King’s Crescent [north and south] and at Bayly Street West.
216 Harwood North

From 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday, August 28, southbound operate along their regular route to Harwood Avenue South and Station Street, then detour:

westward along Station and Fairall Streets to Dowty Road,
resuming their regular route westward along Fairall.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Harwood Avenue South across from King’s Crescent [north] and at Hunt Street and
  • on Hunt Street at Mills and Dowty Roads.

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

  • on Station Street west of Harwood Avenue South and across from Mills Road and
  • on Fairall Street at Dowty Road.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hunt Street at Monarch Avenue and Harwood Avenue South and
  • on Harwood Avenue South at King’s Crescent [north].

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

  • on Station Street at Mills Road, beside #87 Station and at Harwood Avenue South.

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224 Harwood South / Salem South

From 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday, August 28, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Fairall Street and Dowty Road, then detour:

southward along Dowty;
eastward along Hunt Street;
southward along Monarch Avenue; and then
eastward along Bayly Street West to Harwood Avenue South,
resuming their regular route southward along Harwood South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Station Street at Mills Road, beside #87 Station and at Harwood Avenue South and
  • on Harwood Avenue South across from King’s Crescent [north] and at Bayly Street West.

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

  • on Monarch Avenue across from Stonewood Street and
  • on Bayly Street West across from Woodchester Green, Kitney Drive and Harwood Avenue South.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Harwood Avenue South at Bayly Street East and King’s Crescent [south and north],
  • on Station Street west of Harwood Avenue South and across from Mills Road and
  • on Fairall Street at Dowty Road.

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

  • on Bayly Street West at Commercial Avenue, Woodchester Green and Monarch Avenue,
  • on Monarch Avenue at Stonewood Street and
  • on Hunt Street at Dowty Road.

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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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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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Cambridge

See Hespeler.


Georgetown


Georgetown events affecting transit services are: the Downtown Georgetown Farmers market (August 27); and Rock and Roll Classics - Main Street Car Show (August 26).


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 27, eastbound buses from Guelph operate along their regular route to Main and Guelph Streets (Provincial Highway 7) and then proceed:

southeastward along Guelph to Mill Street,
resuming their regular route southwestward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South opposite Cross Street and at Wesleyan Street and
  • on Mill Street at Guelph Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mill Street south of Guelph Street and
  • on Main Street South opposite Wesleyan Street and at Cross Street.

GO is also detouring the buses Friday, August 26 during the Rock and Roll Classics Main Street Car Show.

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

The Town of Halton Hills is closing

  • Main Street South Georgetown between James and Church Streets

Friday evening to accommodate a classic car display.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event

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

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

After 5 p.m. Friday, August 26, eastbound buses from Guelph operate along their regular route to Main and Guelph Streets (Provincial Highway 7) and then proceed:

southeastward along Guelph to Mill Street,
resuming their regular route southwestward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South opposite Cross Street and at Wesleyan Street and
  • on Mill Street at Guelph Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mill Street south of Guelph Street and
  • on Main Street South opposite Wesleyan Street and at Cross Street.

GO is also detouring buses operating along route 31 Saturday, August 27 during Downtown Georgetown Farmers Market

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Halton Hills

See Georgetown


Hamilton

See Winona.


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 26, 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 27, 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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Malvern


Tamil Fest

The City of Toronto is closing:

  • Markham Road between between Passmore and McNicoll Avenues

all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the annual event.

The TTC is detouring buses while the street is closed.

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102 Markham Rd

102B branch

From 10 a.m. Friday, August 26 until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 28, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Tapscott Road and Select Avenue, then detour:

southward along Tapscott; and then
westward along McNicoll Avenue to Markham Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Markham.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Select Avenue at Markham Road,
  • on Markham Road at Passmore, Turbina and McNicoll Avenues.

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

  • on Tapscott Road beside #1120 Tapscott and at McNicoll Avenue and
  • McNicoll Avenue west of Tapscott Road.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Markham Road and McNicoll Avenue, then detour:

eastward along McNicoll;
northward along Tapscott Road; and then
westward along Select Avenue to Markham Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Markham.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Markham Road across from Turbina Avenue, at Passmore Avenue, north of Passmore Avenue and at Select Avenue.

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

  • on Select Avenue at Markham Road.

102C branch

Friday, August 26 during afternoon rush hours, southbound buses start their trips on McNicoll Avenue just west of Markham Road, then proceed:

along their regular route southward along Markham.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dynamic Drive beside #150 Dynamic, across from Turbina Avenue and beside #80 Dynamic.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Markham and Nashdene Roads, then detour:

westward along Nashdene;
northward along Dynamic Drive; and then
eastward along McNicoll Avenue to Markham Road,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Markham Road at Nashdene Road, McNicoll Avenue and across from Turbina Avenue and
  • on Dynamic Drive beside #150 Dynamic.

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

  • on Nashdene Road west of Markham Road,
  • on Dynamic Drive north of Nashdene Road and at McNicoll Avenue and
  • on McNicoll Avenue east of Dynamic Drive and at Markham Road.

102D branch

From 10 a.m. Friday, August 26 until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 28, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Markham Road and Steeles Avenue East, then detour:

eastward along Steeles East; southward along Tapscott; and then
westward along McNicoll Avenue to Markham Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Markham.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Markham Road south of Steeles Avenue East and at Select, Passmore, Turbina and McNicoll Avenues.

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

  • on Tapscott Road beside #1120 Tapscott and at McNicoll Avenue and
  • McNicoll Avenue west of Tapscott Road.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Markham Road and McNicoll Avenue, then detour:

eastward along McNicoll;
northward along Tapscott Road; and then
westward along Select Avenue to Markham Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Markham.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Markham Road across from Turbina Avenue, at Passmore Avenue, north of Passmore Avenue and at Select Avenue.

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

  • on Select Avenue at Markham Road.

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Markham


RBC Markham - Milliken Children’s Festival

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

The City of Markham is closing:

  • Town Centre Boulevard between Apple Creek and Cox Boulevards

Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the event.

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

40 Unionville local

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

From 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, August 27, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Highway 7 and Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard, then detour:

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

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

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

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Highway 7 at South Town Centre Boulevard.
Markham - Milliken Children’s Festival shuttle

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

Buses leave Milliken Mills every hour from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, August 27.

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

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Milton


Milton Farmers Market

The Town of Milton is closing

  • Main Street East between James and Martin Streets

Saturday mornings until October 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 27, 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 27, 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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Scarborough

See Malvern.


Toronto

See also Malvern


Canadian National Exhibition

Time for corn dogs and cotton candy, ice-cream waffle sandwiches, mini-doughnuts and other treats as the “Ex” starts its 138th 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.

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Winona


Winona Peach Festival

Tthe Hamilton Street Railway is again operating shuttle buses to take you to the annual festival and back again. This year, the buses are free of fare.

Winona Peach Festival shuttle

Free shuttle buses operate between Eastgate Terminal and Winona Park Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon.

Westbound buses start their trips on Parkmanor Drive at the south end of Winona Park, then proceed:

westward along Parkmanor;
southward along Milliken Drive; and then
westward along Queenston Road (City Highway 8) to Eastgate Terminal,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses start their trips at Eastgate Terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Queenston Road (City Highway 8);
northward along Maple Gate Drive; and then
westward along Parkmanor Drive to the south side of Winona Park,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses leave Winona every 12 minutes from 5 until 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 26, every 12 minutes from 10:24 a.m. until 3:24 p.m. and every 10 minutes from 3:30 until 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 27 and every 12 minutes from 10:24 a.m. until 12:24 p.m. and every 10 minutes from 12:30 until 7 p.m. Sunday, August 28.

Eastbound buses leave Eastgate at 4:24 p.m., then every 12 minutes until 8 p.m. Friday, every 12 minutes from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and every 10 minutes from 3:10 until 8 p.m. Saturday and every 12 from 10 a.m. until noon and every 10 minutes from 12:10 until 4 p.m. Sunday.

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