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Weekend events affect transit services,
October 6, 7, 8, 9, 10



This weekend, for the first time since May, no special events affect transit services in Toronto. (Heads up: next weekend will be a completely different story!)

However, on the edge of the Golden Horseshoe — the very edge of the area we cover in this blog — in Waterloo Region, Oktoberfest results in major changes for Grand River Transit services this weekend and next.

Closer to Toronto, the farmers markets in Brampton and Milton end this Saturday. The markets have resulted in detours to local and GO bus services Saturdays since early June.

The events take place in Brampton, Cambridge, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Guelph, Kitchener, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Milton, the Rockton area of Hamilton, Stouffville, Vaughan and Waterloo.


The events affect these routes:

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

GO Transit25 Waterloo / Mississauga, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 70 Uxbridge / Stouffville /Markham, 71 Stouffville / Toronto.

Grand River Transit1 Queen - River, 3 Ottawa South, 5 Erb, 6 Bridge, 7 Mainline, 8 Fairview Park Mall via Westmount / Franklin, 8 Fairview Park Mall via Weber / Courtland, 8 University via Courtland / Weber, 8 University via Franklin / Westmount; 9 Lakeshore, 10 College/ Fairview Park, 12 Westmount, 13 Laurelwood, 20 Victoria - Frederick, 22 Laurentian West, 34 Bingemans, 200 iXpress; 203 iXpress,204 iXpress, Altes München Haus shuttle, Bingemans shuttle, Chicopee Haus shuttle, Concordia Club shuttle.

Guelph TransitAll routes, 20 Northwest Industrial.

Hamilton Street RailwayRockton World’s Fair shuttle

Lindsay TransitGreen.

Milton Transit2 Main, 6 Scott.

York Region Transit9 Ninth Line, 15 Stouffville, 20 Jane.


The Thursday, October 6 events affecting transit service are: the Ahmadiyya Muslim Annual Conference and Baitul Islam mosque community events; and Food Truck Frenzy.

The Friday, October 7 events affecting transit services are: the Ahmadiyya Muslim Annual Conference and Baitul Islam mosque community events; Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest; and an Ontario Hockey League game.

The Saturday, October 8 events affecting transit services are: the Ahmadiyya Muslim Annual Conference and Baitul Islam mosque community events; the Brampton Farmers Market; the Georgetown Farmers’ Market; Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest; the Lindsay Farmers Market; the Milton Farmers Market; and the Rockton World’s Fair.

The Sunday, October 9 events affecting transit services are: the Ahmadiyya Muslim Annual Conference and Baitul Islam mosque community events; Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest; and the Rockton World’s Fair.

The Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10 events affecting transit services are: the Ahmadiyya Muslim Annual Conference; the Guelph Thanksgiving Races; Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest; and the Rockton World’s Fair.


Brampton


Brampton Farmers Market

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

  • Main Streets North and South between Nelson and Wellington Streets

to accommodate the city’s weekly farmers market.

This is the last market of the year.

Brampton Transit is detouring service during the market.

2 Main

From 5:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 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)

24 Van Kirk

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 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, October 8, 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 also Hespeler.


Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest
56 Dunbar
51 Fairview Park / Ainslie Street

Grand River Transit is providing free service on all routes at certain times and extending the hours of service on many routes this weekend.

Later buses operate until about midnight Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

60 Northview Acres

Later buses operate until about 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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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, October 8, 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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Guelph


Guelph events include an Ontario Hockey League game (October 7); and the Guelph Thanksgiving Races (October 10).


Ontario Hockey League game
All Guelph Transit routes

You can ride any Guelph Transit) bus free of fare Friday, October 7 to the Guelph Storm game against the Windsor Spitfires at 7:30 p.m. — if you have a valid ticket to the game.

You can ride free of fare to and from the Sleeman Centre Friday evening after 5 p.m. by simply showing the Guelph Transit driver your game ticket.


Guelph Thanksgiving Races

The City of Guelph is closing

  • London Road West between Kathleen and Exhibition Streets

and other streets near Exhibition Park Monday morning and early afternoon to accommodate the annual event.

Guelph Transit will detour buses, while the street is closed.

20 Northwest Industrial

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Monday, October 10, outbound buses operate along their regular route to Woolwich Street and Suffolk Street East, then detour:

westward along Suffolk Streets East and West; and then
northward along Yorkshire Street North to London Road West,
resuming their regular route westward along London West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Woolwich Street at Norwich Street.

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Halton Hills

See Georgetown.


Hamilton

See (Rockton)[#rock].


Hespeler


Hespeler Village Market

The City of Cambridge is closing

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

Friday afternoons and evenings to accommodate the market.

This is the last market of the season.

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, October 7, 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.


Kitchener


Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest

The City of Kitchener is closing:

  • King St East, between Queen and Ottawa Streets,
  • King Street West, between Victoria and Queen Streets,
  • Victoria Street North, between King and Weber Streets West,
  • Weber Street North (Waterloo), between Bridgeport Road East and Erb Street East,
  • Weber Street South (Waterloo) south of Erb Street East and
  • Weber Street West (Kitchener) west of Victoria Street North.

to accommodate the Oktoberfest Parade. Grand River Transit is diverting some routes around the parade route. It’s also operating later service along many routes. All buses operate free of fare after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8.

Altes München Haus shuttle

Shuttle buses operate every 15 minutes to Charles Street Terminal from 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 until 1:45 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses are free of fare after 11 p.m.

34 Bingemans

A later bus operates from Bingemans at 11:17 Friday, October 7.

Bingemans shuttle

Shuttle buses operate every 15 minutes to Charles Street Terminal from 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 until 1:45 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

6 Bridge

Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, inbound buses operate along their long-term detour routing during ION light rail transit construction to Wellington Street North and Margaret Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Margaret;
southward along Victoria and Water Streets North;
eastward along Weber Streets West and East;
southward along Ottawa Streets North and South;
westward along Charles Street East;
southward along Sterling Avenue South;
westward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Gaukel Street; and then
eastward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips at the 4 Glasgow platform.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wellington Street North at Ahrens Street and Weber Street West,
  • on Victoria Street North south of Weber Street West and
  • on Water Street North at King Street West.

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

  • on Victoria Street North south of Margaret Avenue,
  • on Weber Street West at Young Street and Ontario and Queen Streets North,
  • on Weber Street East at Frederick and Scott Streets, Cedar Street North, east of Madison Avenue North, at Fairview Avenue, Sterling Avenue North, east of Borden Avenue North and Onward Avenue and at Ottawa Street North,
  • on Sterling Avenue South south of Charles Street East and at Courtland Avenue,
  • on Courtland Avenue East west of Madison Avenue South and at Peter Street and Borden Avenue South and
  • on Benton Street at Church Street.

Outbound buses start their trips in Charles Street Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

northward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East;
northward along Benton Street;
eastward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles East;
northward along Borden Avenues South and North;
westward along Weber Streets East and West;
northward along Water and Victoria Streets North; and then
westward along Margaret Avenue to Wellington Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Wellington North.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Francis Street South at King Street West,
  • on Victoria Street North north of Weber Street West and
  • on Wellington Street North at Ahrens Street and Margaret Avenue.

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

  • on Benton Street south of Church Street and at Courtland Avenue East,
  • on Courtland Avenue East at Peter Street and at Madison Avenue South,
  • on Sterling Avenue South at Charles Street East,
  • on Weber Street East at Fairview Avenue, Pandora Avenue North, Cameron Street North, across from Madison Avenue North and at Krug and Scott Streets and Queen Street North,
  • on Weber Street West west of Young Street and
  • on Margaret Street west of Victoria Street North.

Later buses operate until about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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Chicopee Haus shuttle

Shuttle buses operate every 30 minutes to Fairview Park Mall Terminal from 11:35 p.m. Saturday, October 8 until 1:35 a.m. Sunday, October 9.

All buses are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

Concordia Club shuttle

Shuttle buses operate every 15 minutes to Charles Street Terminal from 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 until 1:45 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

8 Fairview Park via Weber / Courtland

Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, buses start detouring in Waterloo.

In Kitchener, the operate along their regular route to Margaret Avenue and Victoria Avenue North, then detour,
southward along Victoria North;
eastward along Weber Streets West and East;
southward along Ottawa Streets North and South;
westward along Charles Street East;
southward along Sterling Avenue South;
westward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Gaukel Street; and then
eastward into Charles Street Terminal,
resuming their regular route.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Margaret Avenue at Queen Street North and
  • on Queen Street North at Ahrens Street.

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

  • on Victoria Street North south of Margaret Avenue,
  • on Weber Street West at Young Street and Ontario and Queen Streets North,
  • on Weber Street East at Frederick and Scott Streets, across from Krug Street, east of Madison Avenue North, at Fairview Avenue, Sterling Avenue North, east of Borden Avenue North and Onward Avenue and at Ottawa Street North,
  • on Sterling Avenue South south of Charles Street East and at Courtland Avenue,
  • on Courtland Avenue East west of Madison Avenue South and at Peter Street and Borden Avenue South and
  • on Benton Street at Church Street.
8 Fairview Park via Westmount / Franklin

Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, buses operate along their regular route to Charles Street Terminal, then proceed:

northward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East;
northward along Benton Street;
eastward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles East; and then
northward along Borden Avenues South and North to Weber Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Weber East.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street across from Goudie’s Lane and at Weber Street East and
  • on Weber Street East at Frederick and Scott Streets, Cedar Street North, east of Madison Avenue North and at Fairview Avenue and Sterling Avenue North.

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

  • on Benton Street south of Church Street and at Courtland Avenue East,
  • on Courtland Avenue East at Peter Street and at Madison Avenue South and
  • on Sterling Avenue South at Charles Street East.

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 17.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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10 Fairview Park Mall - Conestoga College
4 Glasgow

Later buses operate early Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

200 iXpress

Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, buses start detouring in Waterloo, crossing into Kitchener on Park Street.

In Kitchener, they proceed:

eastward along Park ;
northward along Victoria Street South;
eastward along Joseph Street;
northward along Gaukel Street;
eastward through Charles Street Terminal;
northward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East;
northward along Benton Street;
eastward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles East; and then
northward along Borden Avenues South and North to Weber Street East,
resuming their long-term detour routing eastward along Weber East.

Cambridge-bound buses skip their regular iXpress stations

  • on Weber Street West at Guelph Street,
  • on Victoria Street North south of Weber Street West and
  • on Water Street South south of King Street West.

Instead, Cambridge-bound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary iXpress stations

  • on King Street North at Bridgeport Road West and
  • on Victoria Street South at Joseph Street.

Waterloo-bound buses operate along their regular long-term detour routing to Weber Street East and Ottawa Street North, then detour:

southward along Ottawa Streets North and South;
westward along Charles Street East;
southward along Sterling Avenue South;
westward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Ontario Street South;
westward into Charles Street Terminal;
southward along Gaukel Street;
westward along Joseph Street;
southward along Victoria Street South;
eastward along Park Street and continuing to detour in Waterloo.

Waterloo-bound buses skip their regular iXpress stations

  • on Francis Street South at King Street West,
  • on Victoria Street North north of Duke Street West and
  • on Weber Street West at Guelph Street.

Instead, Waterloo-bound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary iXpress stations:

  • on Ottawa Street North south of Weber Street East and
  • on Victoria Street South across from Joseph Street.

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204 iXpress

Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, eastbound buses operate along their regular long-term detour routing during ION light rail transit construction to Charles Street Terminal, then detour:

northward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East;
northward along Benton Street;
eastward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles East; and then
northward along Borden Avenues South and North;
westward along Weber Streets East and West;
northward along Water Street North to Victoria Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Victoria North.

Eastbound buses skip their regular iXpress stations

  • on Francis Street South at King Street West and
  • on Victoria Street North north of Duke and Weber Streets West.

Westbound buses operate along their regular long-term detour routing during ION light rail transit construction to Victoria and Water Streets North, then detour:

southward along Water Street North;
eastward along Weber Streets West and East;
southward along Ottawa Streets North and South;
westward along Charles Street East;
southward along Sterling Avenue South;
westward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Gaukel Street; and then
eastward into Charles Street Terminal,
resuming their regular long-term detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular iXpress stations

  • on Victoria Street North south of Weber Street West and
  • on Water Street South south of King Street West.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary iXpress station:

  • on Weber Street West at Young Street.
22 Laurentian West

Later buses operate until about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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7 Mainline

Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, Kitchener-bound buses operate along their regular long-term detour routing during ION light rail transit construction to Charles Street Terminal, then detour:

northward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East;
northward along Benton Street;
eastward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles East; and then
northward along Sydney Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King East.

Kitchener-bound buses skip their regular long-term detour stops

  • on Francis Street South south of King Street West,
  • on Victoria Street North north of Duke Street West,
  • on Weber Street West at Young Street and Queen Street North,
  • on Scott Street at Duke Street East,
  • on King Street East at Cedar Street South, east of Cameron Street South, at Pandora and Sterling Avenues South, east of Borden Avenue South and at Ottawa Street South.

Instead, Kitchener-bound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops:

  • on Benton Street south of Church Street and at Courtland Avenue East,
  • on Courtland Avenue East at Peter Street and at Madison Avenue South and
  • on Sterling Avenue South at Charles Street East.

Waterloo-bound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Sydney Street, then detour:

southward along Sydney South;
westward along Charles Street East;
southward along Sterling Avenue South;
westward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Gaukel Street; and then
eastward into Charles Street Terminal,
resuming their regular long-term detour routing.

Waterloo-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Sydney Street North, west of Ottawa Street North, at Borden and Sterling Avenues North, west of Pandora Avenue North, at Cameron Street North and west of Cedar Street North,
  • on Scott Street at Duke Street East,
  • on Weber Street East at Queen Street North,
  • on Weber Street West west of Young Street,
  • on Victoria Street North south of Weber Street West and
  • on Water Street South south of King Street West.

  • on Sterling Avenue South south of Charles Street East and at Courtland Avenue,

  • on Courtland Avenue East west of Madison Avenue South and at Peter Street and Borden Avenue South and
  • on Benton Street at Church Street.

Buses operate every until about 2:20 a.m. along the main part of the route north of Dixon Street / Montgomery Road Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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3 Ottawa South

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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1 Queen - River

Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Charles Street Terminal, then detour:

northward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East;
northward along Benton Street;
eastward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles East;
northward along Borden Avenues South and North; and then
westward along Weber Street East to Krug Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Krug.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street across from Goudie’s Lane and at Weber Street East and
  • on Weber Street East at Frederick Street, Scott Street and Cedar Street North.

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

  • on Benton Street south of Church Street and at Courtland Avenue East,
  • on Courtland Avenue East at Peter Street and at Madison Avenue South,
  • on Sterling Avenue South at Charles Street East and
  • on Weber Street East at Fairview Avenue, Pandora Avenue North, Cameron Street North, across from Madison Avenue North and at Krug Street.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Krug Street and Weber Street East, then detour:

eastward along Weber Street East;
southward along Ottawa Streets North and South;
westward along Charles Street East;
southward along Sterling Avenue South;
westward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Gaukel Street; and then
eastward into Charles Street Terminal,
resuming their regular route.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Weber Street East at Scott Street,
  • on Frederick Street at Goudie’s Lane,
  • on Benton Street across from Church Street and at Courtland Avenue East and
  • on Queen Street South north of Courtland Avenue East.

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

  • on Weber Street East east of Madison Avenue North, at Fairview Avenue, Sterling Avenue North, east of Borden Avenue North and Onward Avenue and at Ottawa Street North,
  • on Sterling Avenue South south of Charles Street East and at Courtland Avenue,
  • on Courtland Avenue East west of Madison Avenue South and at Peter Street and Borden Avenue South and
  • on Benton Street at Church Street.

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

8 University via Courtland / Weber

Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, buses operate along their regular route to Charles Street Terminal, then proceed:

northward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East;
northward along Benton Street;
eastward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles East;
northward along Borden Avenues South and North;
westward along Weber Streets East and West;
northward along Water and Victoria Streets North to Margaret Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Margaret Avenue, then continuing into Waterloo, where they again detour.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Francis Street South at King Street West and
  • on Victoria Street North north of Duke Street West,

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

  • on Benton Street south of Church Street and at Courtland Avenue East,
  • on Courtland Avenue East at Peter Street and at Madison Avenue South,
  • on Sterling Avenue South at Charles Street East,
  • on Weber Street East at Fairview Avenue, Pandora Avenue North, Cameron Street North, across from Madison Avenue North and at Krug and Scott Streets and Queen Street North,
  • on Weber Street West west of Young Street and
  • on Margaret Street west of Victoria Street North.

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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8 University via Franklin / Westmount

Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, buses operate along their regular route to Ottawa Street North and Weber Street East, then detour:

southward along Ottawa Streets North and South;
westward along Charles Street East;
southward along Sterling Avenue South;
westward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Gaukel Street; and then
eastward into Charles Street Terminal,
resuming their regular route.

Buses skip their regular stops:

  • on Weber Street East at Fairview Avenue, Pandora Avenue North, Cameron Street North, across from Madison Avenue North and at Krug and Scott Street and Queen Street North,
  • on Weber Street West west of Young Street,
  • on Victoria Street North south of Weber Street West and
  • on Water Street South south of King Street West.

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

  • on Sterling Avenue South south of Charles Street East and at Courtland Avenue,
  • on Courtland Avenue East west of Madison Avenue South and at Peter Street and Borden Avenue South and
  • on Benton Street at Church Street.

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

20 Victoria - Frederick

Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Francis Street South and Charles Street West, then detour:

eastward along Charles Streets West and East;
northward along Benton Street;
eastward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles East;
northward along Borden Avenues South and North;
westward along Weber Streets East and West; and then
northward along Frederick Street to Otto Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Frederick.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Francis Street South south of King Street West,
  • on Victoria Street North north of Duke Street West and
  • on Margaret Avenue east of Victoria Street North and at Queen Street North.

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

  • on Francis Street South north of Joseph Street,
  • on Benton Street south of Church Street and at Courtland Avenue East,
  • on Courtland Avenue East at Peter Street and at Madison Avenue South,
  • on Sterling Avenue South at Charles Street East,
  • on Weber Street East at Fairview Avenue, Pandora Avenue North, Cameron Street North, across from Madison Avenue North and at Krug and Scott Streets and Queen Streets North,

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to operate along their regular long-term detour routing during ION light rail transit construction to Frederick and Otto Streets, then detour:

southward along Frederick;
eastward along Weber Street East;
southward along Ottawa Streets North and South;
westward along Charles Street East;
southward along Sterling Avenue South;
westward along Courtland Avenue East;
northward along Benton Street; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Water Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Water South.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Margaret Avenue west of Queen Street North and at Victoria Street North,
  • on Victoria Street North south of Weber Street West and
  • on Water Street South south of King Street West.

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

  • on Frederick Street beside #150 Frederick,
  • on Weber Street East at Frederick and Scott Streets, Cedar Street North, east of Madison Avenue North, at Fairview Avenue, Sterling Avenue North, east of Borden Avenue North and Onward Avenue and at Ottawa Street North,
  • on Sterling Avenue South south of Charles Street East and at Courtland Avenue,
  • on Courtland Avenue East west of Madison Avenue South and at Peter Street and Borden Avenue South,
  • on Benton Street at Church Street and
  • on Water Street South at Joseph Street.

Later buses operate early Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

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Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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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, October 8, 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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Milton


Milton Farmers Market

The Town of Milton is closing

  • Main Street East between James and Martin Streets

Saturday mornings to accommodate the Milton Chamber of Commerce’s weekly market.

This is the last market of the year.

Milton Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

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Until noon Saturday, October 8, expect detours and delays.

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Rockton


Rockton World’s Fair
Rockton World’s Fair shuttle

The Hamilton Street Railway is operating free shuttle buses between the fairgrounds and downtown Hamilton Saturday, October 8, Sunday, October 9 and Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10.

Inboundbuses leave the Rockton Fairgrounds on Old Highway 8 in Rockton, then proceed:

westward along Old Highway 8;
eastward along City Highway 8;
southward along Brock Road;
eastward along King Street West Dundas, Main Street Dundas, Osler Drive and Main Streets West and East Hamilton;
northward along John Street South; and then
westward along King Streets East and West Hamilton to a stop across from the MacNab Terminal.

Inbound buses pick up passengers on Old Highway 8 beside the fairgrounds and drop off passengers at stops

  • on Highway 8 at Park Street (the Coach Canada Greensville stop),
  • on King Street West Dundas at Memorial Square,
  • on Osler Drive across from Osler Court (beside University Plaza),
  • on Main Street West Hamilton at Emerson Avenue (across from McMaster University), at Dundurn and MacNab Streets South and
  • on King Street West Hamilton across from MacNab Terminal.

Inbound buses leave the fairgrounds

  • Saturday, October 8 at 3:45, 5:15, 9:30 and 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 9 at 3:45, 5:15, 8:30 and 10 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10 at 4 and 5:30 p.m.

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Outbound buses leave King Street West Hamilton across from the MacNab Terminal, then proceed:

westward along King Street West Hamilton;
southward along Paradise Road South;
westward along Main Street West Hamilton, Osler Drive, Main Street Dundas and King Street West Dundas;
northward along Brock Road;
westward along City Highway 8 and Old Highway 8 to a stop beside the fairgrounds in Rockton,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses pick up passengers at stops

  • on King Street West Hamilton across from MacNab Terminal and at Dundurn Street North,
  • on Main Street West Hamilton across from Emerson Avenue (beside McMaster University),
  • on Osler Drive at Osler Court (across from University Plaza),
  • on King Street West Dundas at Sydenham Street and
  • on Highway 8 at Park Street (the Coach Canada Greensville stop).

They drop off passengers only at the fairgrounds.

Outbound buses leave King Street West Hamilton across from MacNab Terminal

  • Saturday, October 8 at 9 and 10:30 a.m., 3 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 9 at 9 and 10:30 a.m., 3 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10 at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

You can view the full schedule here. (.pdf)


Stouffville


Food Truck Frenzy

The Town of Whitchurch - Stouffville is closing:

  • Main Street Stouffville Market Street and Park Drive

Thursday afternoon and evening to accommodate Stouffville Business Improvement Association’s monthly event.

GO Transit and York Region Transit are detouring buses while the street is closed.

This is the last event of the year.

GO Transit

71 / 71A / 71C / 71D / 71F Stouffville / Toronto
70 / / 70B / 70E Uxbridge / Stouffville / Markham

From 4 until 9 p.m. Thursday, October 6, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street and Park Drive, then detour:

southward along Park;
westward along Burkholder Street; and then
northward along Market Street to Main,
resuming their regular route westward along Main.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street at Church Street North.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses serve all regular stops.

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York Region Transit
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After 4 p.m. Thursday, October 6, buses operate along their regular route to Main and Market Streets, then detour:

southward along Market;
eastward along Burkholder Street; and then
northward along Park Drive to Main,
resuming their regular route eastward along Main.

Buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street at Park Drive.
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After 4 p.m. Thursday, October 6, buses operate along their regular route to Main Street and Park Drive, then detour:

southward along Park;
westward along Burkholder Street; and then
northward along Market Street to Main,
resuming their regular route westward along Main.

Buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street at Park Drive.

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

  • on Park Drive at Main Street.

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Vaughan


Ahmadiyya Muslim Annual Conference and
Baitul Islam mosque community events

The City of Vaughan is closing:

  • Ahmadiyya Avenue beside the Baitul Islam mosque, west of Jane Street and
  • Mosque Gate between Teston Road and Ahmadiyya Avenue

from October 5 until October 31 to accommodate the conference and other community events.

York Region Transit is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

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Mondays to Thursdays from 7 until 10 p.m. and Fridays to Sundays from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., southbound buses start their trips on Jane Street south of Teston Road, then proceed:

along their regular route southward along Jane.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Mosque Gate at Teston Road.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Jane Street and Brandon Gate Drive, then detour:

eastward along Brandon Gate;
north- and eastward along Melville Avenue;
northward on Cranston Park Avenue;
westward along Teston Road; and then
southward along Jane Street to just south of Teston,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Jane Street at Brandon Gate Drive and across from Ahmadiyya Avenue,
  • on Ahmadiyya Avenue west of Tahir Street and at Mosque Gate and
  • on Mosque Gate at Teston Road.

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

  • on Brandon Gate Drive east of Jane Street and at Melville Avenue,
  • on Melville Avenue at Cranston Park Avenue.

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Waterloo


Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest

Grand River Transit is providing free service on all routes at certain times and extending the hours of service on many routes this weekend.

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Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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Later buses operate early Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

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8 Fairview Park via Weber / Courtland

Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, buses operate along their regular route to Weber Street North and Lincoln Road, then detour:

eastward along Lincoln;
southward along Margaret Avenues North and South [Waterloo] to Union Street East,
resuming their regular route southward along Margaret South.

The buses then operate along their regular route into Kitchener, where they detour again.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Weber Street North across from Lincoln Road and at Erb Street East,
  • on Weber Street South at Allen Street East and Rodney Street and
  • on Union Street East east of Weber Street East and at Ellis Crescent South and Margaret Avenue South.

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

  • on Lincoln Road east of Weber Street North and Ellis Crescent North.

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

8 Fairview Park Mall via Westmount / Franklin

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, Cambridge-bound buses operate along their long-term detour routing during ION light rail transit construction to King Street North and Bridgeport Road, then detour:

east- and southward along Bridgeport West;
southward along Caroline Street;
westward along William Street West;
south- and eastward along Park Street,
continuing their detour into Kitchener.

Cambridge-bound buses skip their regular iXpress station

  • on Erb Street East east of King Street North.

Waterloo-bound buses start detouring in Kitchener and continue detouring along Park Street as they enter Waterloo.

east- and northward along Park Street;
eastward along William Street West;
northward along Caroline Street;
eastward along Erb Streets West and East;
northward along Regina Street North; and then
westward along Bridgeport Road East to King Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along King North.

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Later buses operate early Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

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Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. along the main part of the route south of University Avenue / King Street Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

8 University via Courtland / Weber

Before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10, buses detour in Kitchener, then resume their regular route, heading into Waterloo.

In Waterloo, buses operate along their regular route toto Margaret Avenue South [Waterloo] and Union Street East and then detour further:


northward along Margaret South and North; and then
westward along Bridgeport Road East to Weber Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Weber North.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Union Street East west of Margaret Avenue South and Ellis Crescent South and at Weber Street South,
  • on Weber Street South at Bristol Street, north of Cornwall Street and Allen Street East and
  • on Weber Street North at Royal Street and Lincoln Road.

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

  • on Lincoln Road at Marshall Street, across from Ellis Crescent North and at Weber Street North.

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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8 University via Franklin / Westmount

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.