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Weekend events affect transit services,
November 18, 19, 20



Santa Claus is coming to town — or, at least, to 18 cities and towns in the Greater Golden Horseshoe — this weekend.

He’s a busy man as parades welcome him to the Acton area of Halton Hills, Barrie, the Beaverton area of Brock Township, Brampton, Cambridge, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Hamilton, the Keswick area of Georgina, Kitchener, the Newcastle area of Clarington, Newmarket, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, St. Catharines, Toronto, Uxbridge and Waterloo.

Other events — both seasonal and not — also disrupt transit services in Brampton, Guelph, Newmarket and Oakville.


The events affect service along these routes:

Brampton Transit1 Queen, 2 Main, 24 Van Kirk, 25 Edenbrook, 501 Züm Queen, 502 Züm Main.

Burlington Transit1 Plains.

Durham Region Transit401 Simcoe, 402 King, 405 Wilson, 407 Ritson / Colonel Sam, 412 Adelaide / Courtice, 900 PULSE.

GO Transit01 Lakeshore West train, 09 Lakeshore East train, 16 Hamilton / Toronto express, 18 Lakeshore West bus, 21 Milton train, 31 Kitchener train, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto bus, 33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York, 36 Brampton / North York express, 40 Hamilton / Pearson / Richmond Hill, 47 Hamilton / York U, 52 Oshawa / York U, 65 Barrie train, 68 Barrie / Newmarket, 71 Stouffville train, 71 Stouffville / Toronto, 81 Port Perry / Whitby, 90 Lakeshore East bus, 92 Oshawa / Yorkdale.

Grand River Transit1 Queen - River, 4 Glasgow, 6 Bridge, 7 Mainline, 8 Fairview Park Mall via Westmount / Franklin, 8 Fairview Park Mall via Weber / Courtland, 8 University via Franklin / Westmount, 8 University via Courtland / Weber, 20 Victoria - Frederick, 200 iXpress, 204 iXpress.

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

Hamilton Street Railway1 King, 2 Barton, 3 Cannon, 4 Bayfront, 5 Delaware, 6 Aberdeen, 7 Locke, 8 York, 21 Upper Kenilworth, 22 Upper Ottawa, 23 Upper Gage, 24 Upper Sherman, 25 Upper Wentworth, 26 Upper Wellington, 27 Upper James, 33 Sanatorium, 34 Upper Paradise, 35 College, 51 University.

Oakville Transit14 Lakeshore West, 15 Bridge, 17 Kerr, Santa Shuttle.

St. Catharines Transit Commission101 Hospital - Port Dalhousie, 102 Ontario St, 106 Lake St, 110 Glenridge - Pen Centre, 115 West St. Catharines, 116 Brock - Glenridge, 117 Bunting - Lakeshore.

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

Toronto Transit Commission1 Yonge - University subway, 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, 3 Scarborough rapid transit, 5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 63 Ossington, 75 Sherbourne, 94 Wellesley, 121 Fort York - Esplanade, 126 Christie, 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight, 501 Queen, 504 King, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton, 511 Bathurst.

York Region Transit50 Queensway, 51 Keswick local, 54 Bayview, 56 Gorham - Eagle, 80 Elgin Mills, 90 Leslie, 520 Newmarket community bus.

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The Friday, November 18 events affecting transit are: the Brampton Christmas Tree-Lighting; the Downtown Oakville Tree-Lighting Ceremony; the Newmarket Candle-Light Parade and Tree-Lighting; and an Ontario Hockey League game.

The Saturday, November 19 events affecting transit are: the Acton Fire Fighters Santa Claus Parade; the Barrie Santa Claus Parade; the Beaverton Santa Claus Parade; the Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade; the Cambridge Canadian Santa Claus Parade; the Georgetown Santa Claus Parade; the Hamilton Santa Claus Parade; the Keswick Santa Claus Parade; the Kitchener - Waterloo Santa Claus Parade; the Newmarket Santa Claus Parade; the Oakville Santa Claus Parade; the Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade; Santa’s Parade of Lights (Oshawa); and the Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade.

The Sunday, November 20 events affecting transit are: the Guelph Santa Claus Parade; the Newcastle Santa Claus Parade; the St. Catharines Santa Claus Parade; and the Santa Claus Parade (Toronto).

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Acton


Acton Fire Fighters Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Halton and the Town of Halton Hills are closing

  • Mill Street East,
  • Queen Street between Churchill Road and Young Street and
  • Young Street between Queen and Mill Streets

Saturday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is likely detouring bus service during the event but has not announced detour-routing information.

31A Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

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

From about 12:30 until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Street (Highway 7) and Main Street North (Regional Road 25), then detour:

northward along Main;
east- and southward along Wallace Street;
eastward along McDonald Boulevard; and then
southward along Churchill Road North to Queen Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North at Elizabeth Drive and north of Mill Street West,
  • on Mill Street East at Elgin Street South and Eastern Avenue
  • at Acton GO Station
  • on Young Street across from Peel Street and
  • on Queen Street east of Longfield Road and at Churchill Road South.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street at Churchill Road North and across from and east of Longfield Road,
  • on Young Street at Peel Street,
  • at Acton GO Station,
  • on Mill Street East across from Follow Street and at Elgin Street North,
  • on Main Street North at St. Alban Drive and north of School Lane.

The Santa Claus Parades in Brampton and Georgetown also affect service along this route.

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Barrie


Barrie Santa Claus Parade

The City of Barrie is closing

  • Bradford Street between Tiffin Street and Dunlop Street West and
  • Dunlop Streets West and East between Tiffin and Poyntz Streets

Saturday evening to accommodate the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce’s annual parade.

Barrie Transit and GO Transit are likely detouring bus services during the parade but have not announced detour-routing information.

Barrie Transit
7B Bear Creek via Ardagh

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe and Toronto Streets, then detour:

southward along Toronto Street and Lakeshore Drive to Allandale Waterfront GO Station, resuming their regular route westward along Tiffin Street.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

7A Bell Farm via Grove

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their regular route to Allandale Waterfront GO Station, then detour:

northward along Lakeshore Drive and Toronto Street to Simcoe Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Simcoe.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

6B College via Letitia

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their regular route to Dunlop Street West and Eccles Street, then detour:

northward along Eccles;
eastward along Wellington Street; and then
southeastward along Ross Street to Maple Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Maple.

8B Crosstown / Essa via Blake - Anne - Yonge

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Ross Street and Maple Avenue, then detour:

northwestward along Ross;
westward along Wellington Street; and then
southward along Eccles Street North to Dunlop Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dunlop West.

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

northward along Lakeshore Drive and Toronto Street to Simcoe Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Simcoe.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

2A Dunlop via Ferndale

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their regular route to Dunlop Street West and Eccles Street, then detour:

northward along Eccles;
eastward along Wellington Street; and then
southeastward along Ross Street to Maple Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Maple.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

4A East Bayfield via Bayfield

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their regular route to Allandale Waterfront GO Station, then detour:

northward along Lakeshore Drive and Toronto Street to Simcoe Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Simcoe.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

3A Georgian Drive via Cook

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their regular route to Dunlop Street West and Eccles Street, then detour:

northward along Eccles;
eastward along Wellington Street; and then
southeastward along Ross Street to Maple Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Maple.

1A Georgian Mall via Bayfield

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their regular route to Allandale Waterfront GO Station, then detour:

northward along Lakeshore Drive and Toronto Street to Simcoe Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Simcoe.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

6A Letitia via College
3B Painswick via Little
2B Park Place via Veterans

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their regular route to Maple Avenue and Ross Street, then detour:

northwestward along Ross;
westward along Wellington Street; and then
southward along Eccles Street North to Dunlop Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dunlop West.

8A RVH / Yonge via Essa - Anne - Blake

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Maple Avenue and Ross Street, then detour:

northwestward along Ross;
westward along Wellington Street; and then
southward along Eccles Street North to Dunlop Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dunlop West.

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

northward along Lakeshore Drive and Toronto Street to Simcoe Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Simcoe.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

4B South GO via Hurst
1B Welham via Bayfield

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe and Toronto Streets, then detour:

southward along Toronto Street and Lakeshore Drive to Allandale Waterfront GO Station, resuming their regular route westward along Tiffin Street.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

GO Transit
68 Barrie / Newmarket

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, GO buses start and end their trips in Barrie South GO Station bus terminal. Shuttle buses operate between Downtown Barrie Terminal and Barrie South GO Station. Expect delays of as much as 15 minutes behind schedule for the shuttle buses, due to the parade.

The parade in Bradford also affects service along this route.

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Beaverton


Beaverton Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Township of Brock are closing

  • Simcoe Street (Regional Roads 15 and 23) between Mara Road and Osborne Street,
  • Osborne Street (Regional Road 23) between Simcoe and Bay Streets

and other streets in central Beaverton Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

The event affects GO Transit service.

81 Port Perry / Whitby

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

From 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., southbound buses start their trips at Park Avenue and Osborne Street, then proceed:

southward along Osborne Street; and then
eastward along Fifth Concession Thorah to Simcoe Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Simcoe.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street across from Mara Road, at John and Union Streets and across from #672 Simcoe.

Instead, southbound buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Park Avenue at Osborne Street and
  • on Osborne Street at Sarah Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street and York Street, then detour:

southward along York; and then
westward along Park Avenue to Osborne Street,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street across from Mara Road.

Instead, northbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Park Avenue at Osborne Street.

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Brock Township

See Beaverton.


Bradford


Bradford Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is closing various streets in central Bradford, including the intersection of Barrie and Holland Streets, to accommodate this year’s parade.

GO Transit is likely detouring buses during the event, but has not announced detour-routing information.

68 Barrie / Newmarket

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

From about 5 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses likely operate along their regular route to Barrie Street and 8th Line, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Barrie Street at 8th Line and Fletcher Street and north of Holland Street West and
  • on Holland Street East across from Colborne Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Holland Street East at Colborne Street and
  • on Barrie Street north of Holland Street East and at Britannia Avenue and 8th Line.

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Brampton


Brampton events affecting transit services are: Brampton Tree-Lighting Ceremony (November 20); and the Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade.


Brampton Christmas Tree-Lighting

The City of Brampton will close

  • the curbside northbound lane of Main Street North between Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane and Queen Street,
  • the curbside southbound lane of Main Street South between Queen and Wellington Streets,
  • Queen Street East between Theatre Lane / Chapel Street and Main Street,
  • Queen Street West between George and Main Streets; and
  • Wellington Street West between George and Main Streets South

Friday evening to accommodate the ceremony.

The event affects Brampton Transit and GO Transit service.

Brampton Transit

25 Edenbrook

From 5 until 9:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to George Street North and Queen Street West, then detour:

westward along Queen West;
northward along Mill Street North; and then
eastward along Church Street West to Main Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Main North.

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2 Main

From 5 until 9:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, southbound passengers should expect delays on Main Street South between Queen and Wellington Streets West.

Northbound passengers should expect delays on Main Street North between Queen Street and Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane.

The Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade also affects service along the route Saturday, November 19.

24 Van Kirk

From 5 until 9:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to George Street North and Queen Street West, then detour:

westward along Queen West;
northward along Mill Street North; and then
eastward along Church Street West to Main Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Main North.

The Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade also affects service along the route Saturday, November 19.

502 Züm Main

From 5 until 9:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, southbound passengers should expect delays on Main Street South between Queen and Wellington Streets West.

Northbound passengers should expect delays on Main Street North between Queen Street and Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane.

The Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade also affects service along the route Saturday, November 19.

GO Transit

31A / 31E / 31H / 31J Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto
33A Guelph / Georgetown / North York

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not confirmed exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this post on information GO has provided about this event in previous years.)

From 5 until 9:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal, then proceed:

westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenues North and South; and then
eastward along Frederick Street to Main Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street South south of Wellington Street West.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Frederick Street, then detour:

westward along Frederick;
northward along McMurchy Avenues South and North;
eastward along Nelson Street North; and then
northward along George Street North to the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal,
resuming their regular routes.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wellington Street West at George Street South.

The Santa Claus Parades in Acton, Georgetown and [Guelph) (#go31gu) also affect service along the 31 Guelph / Georgetown / North York route Saturday, November 19. The parade in Toronto also affects service along the 33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York route Sunday, November 20.


Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade

The City of Brampton is closing

  • Main Streets North and South between Sproule Drive and Charolais Boulevard,

and other streets in downtown Brampton Saturday afternoon and evening to accommodate the Brampton Board of Trade’s annual parade.

Brampton Transit and GO Transit are detouring bus services during the event.

The City is setting up barriers at the intersection of Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane with Main Street North to accommodate east - west bus traffic and Peel Regional Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade.

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Brampton Transit
2 Main

Brampton Transit detours buses along two different routings Saturday, November 19:

From 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane, then detour:

westward along Nelson West;
southward along George Streets North and South; and then
eastward along Wellington Street West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North at Queen Street West .

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

  • on George Street North across from Diplock Lane.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at Wellington Street East and John Street and
  • on Main Street North north of Queen Street East and at Theatre Lane.

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

  • on George Street North north of Diplock Lane.

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From 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Vodden Street, then detour:

westward along Vodden Street West;
southward along Pleasantview Avenue;
eastward along Rosedale Avenue West;
southward along Mill Street North;
westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenues North and South; and then
eastward along Charolais Boulevard to Main Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North south of Vodden Street West, at Rosedale Avenue, south of David Street, at Market Street and Church Street West, across from Nelson Street East and at Queen Street West and
  • on Main Street South, south of Wellington Street West, across from Woodbrook Drive, at Clarence Street, south of Harold Street, at Nanwood and Elgin Drives, across from Peel Village Drive and at Charolais Boulevard.

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

  • on Vodden Street West west of Main Street North, at Rosebud Avenue and English Street West,
  • on McMurchy Avenue North at Queen Street West,
  • on McMurchy Avenue South at Royce Avenue, south of McHardy Place, at Corby Crescent, south of Harold Street and Kingsview Boulevard and across from Ambleside Drive and
  • on Charolais Boulevard east of McMurchy Avenue South and west of Mill Street South.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at Charolais Boulevard, north of Peel Village Drive, at Elgin and Nanwood Drives, south of Harold Street, at Clarence Street, north of Guest Street, at Woodbrook Drive, Wellington Street East and John Street and
  • on Main Street North, north of Queen Street East, at Theatre Lane, Church Street East, Alexander Street, Sproule Drive and south of Vodden Street East.

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

  • on McMurchy Avenue South at Ambleside Drive, across from Kingsview Boulevard, north of Harold and Frederick Streets, across from McHardy Court, at Jessie Street and Queen Street West,
  • on McMurchy Avenue North at Nelson Street West and
  • on Vodden Street West at Mill and Main Streets North.

The Brampton Tree-Lighting Ceremony also affects service along the route Friday, November 18.

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1 Queen

Buses operate along their regular route. From 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, Peel Regional Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane and Main Street North.

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24 Van Kirk

Brampton Transit detours buses along two different routings Saturday, November 19:

From 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to George Street North across from Diplock Lane, ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stopping

  • on Main Street South at John Street.

Northbound buses start their trips on George Street North across from Diplock Lane, then proceed:

southward along George North;
eastward along Queen Streets West and East; and then
north- and westward along Theatre Lane to Main Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Main North.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at John Street and
  • on Main Street North north of Queen Street East.

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From 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Vodden Street West and Pleasantview Avenue then detour:

southward along Pleasantview;
eastward along Rosedale Avenue;
southward along Mill Street North;
eastward along Nelson Street West; and then
northward along George Street North to beside Downtown Brampton Terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on English Street east of Vodden Street West, at Talbot Street, east of Alison Court, across from Murray Street and at Main Street North and
  • on Main Street North south of Vodden Street West, at Rosedale Avenue, south of David Street, at Market Street and Church Streets West, across from Nelson Street East and at Queen Street West,
  • on Main Street South at Wellington Street West,
  • on Wellington Street West at George Street South and
  • on George Street North at Diplock Lane.

Northbound buses start their trips on George Street North beside Downtown Brampton Terminal, then proceed:

northward along George Street North;
westward along Railroad Street;
northward along Mill Street North;
westward along Rosedale Avenue; and then
northward along Pleasantview Avenue to Vodden Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Vodden.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at John Street,
  • on Main Street North at Church Street East, Alexander Street, Sproule Drive, south of Vodden Street East and north of Vodden Street East and
  • on English Street west of Main Street North, at Murray and Moore Streets and Vodden Street West.

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The Brampton Tree-Lighting Ceremony also affects service along the route Friday, November 18.

502 Züm Main

Brampton Transit detours buses along two different routings Saturday, November 19:

From 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane, then detour:

westward along Nelson West;
southward along George Streets North and South; and then
eastward along Wellington Street West.

Southbound buses serve all Züm stations.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses serve all Züm stations.

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From 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Vodden Street, then detour:

westward along Vodden Street West;
southward along Pleasantview Avenue;
eastward along Rosedale Avenue West;
southward along Mill Street North;
eastward along Nelson Street West;
north- and westward through the Downtown Brampton Terminal;
southward along George Street North;
westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenues North and South; and then
eastward along Charolais Boulevard to Main South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip the Vodden, Nelson, Wellington and Nanwood Züm stations.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Charolais Boulevard, then detour:

westward along Charolais;
northward along McMurchy Avenues South and North;
eastward along Nelson Street West;
north- and westward through the Downtown Brampton Terminal;
northward along George Street North;
westward along Railroad Street;
northward along Mill Street North;
westward along Rosedale Avenue West;
northward along Pleasantview Avenue; and then
eastward along Vodden Street West to Main North,
resuming their regular route northward along Main.

Northbound buses skip the Nanwood, Wellington and Theatre Lane Züm stations.

The Brampton Tree-Lighting Ceremony also affects service along the route Friday, November 18.

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501 / 501A Züm Queen

From 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, Peel Regional Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane and Main Street North.

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GO Transit
31A / 31F Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

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

From 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Williams Parkway, then detour:

westward along Williams West;
southward along McLaughlin Road North;
eastward along Queen Street West;
northward along McMurchy Avenue North;
eastward along Nelson Street West;
northward along George Street North;
into the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal; and then
westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenues North and South; and then
eastward along Charolais Boulevard to Main Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Peel Regional Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West and Main Street North.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North south of Vodden Street West,
  • on Main Street South south of Wellington Street West, at Harold Street, across from Nanwood Drive and at Elgin Drive.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Charolais Boulevard, then detour:

westward along Charolais;
northward along McMurchy Avenues South and North;
eastward along Nelson Street West;
into the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal;
southward along George Street North;
westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenue North;
westward along Queen Street West;
northward along McLaughlin Road North; and then
westward along Williams Parkway West to Main North,
resuming their regular route northward along Main.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South across from Elgin Drive, at Nanwood Drive and Clarence Street,
  • on Wellington Street West at George Street South and
  • on Main Street North south of Vodden Street East.

The Santa Claus Parades in Acton and Georgetown also affect service along this route.

36 Brampton / North York express

From 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, expect delays. Peel Regional Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West and Main Street North.

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Cambridge


Cambridge Canadian Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Waterloo and the City of Cambridge are closing

  • Hespeler Road (Provincial Highway 24 / Regional Road 24) between Langs Drive and Dunbar Road,
  • Dunbar Road between Industrial and Hespeler Roads,
  • Bishop Street North between Mary Avenue and Hespeler Road,
  • Industrial Road between Langs Drive and Dunbar Road and
  • Langs Drive between Industrial Road and Hespeler Road

Saturday evening to accommodate the annual parade.

The event affects Grand River Transit service.

56 Dunbar

From about 3:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Concession Road and Langs Drive, then detour:

southward along Concession;
eastward along Dunbar Road;
north- and eastward along Pine Street; and then
southward along St. George Street to Dunbar,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Langs Drive west of Concession Road, across from Walter Street, at Valentine Drive, east of Langs Circle and at Industrial and Hespeler Roads,
  • on Hespeler Road south of Langs Drive, beside #480 Hespeler and at Bishop Street North and
  • in the Cambridge Centre Terminal.

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

  • on St. George Street at Dunbar Road.

Westbound buses start their trips on St. George Street at Dunbar Road, then proceed:

along their regular route westward along Dunbar.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in the Cambridge Centre Terminal,
  • on Dunbar Road west of Hespeler and Briarwood Roads, at Daleview Crescent, west of Biscayne Drive and at Eastdowns Drive.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on St. George Street at Dunbar Road.

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51 Hespeler Road

From about 3:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Smart Centres Cambridge, then proceed:

southward along Conestoga Boulevard;
westward along Dunbar Road;
north- and east- and southward through Cambridge Centre Terminal;
eastward along Dunbar;
southward along Conestoga;
eastward along Can-Amera Parkway;
southward along Franklin Boulevard;
west- and southward along Elgin Street North; and then
westward along Munch Avenue to Hespeler Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Hespeler.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hespeler Road south of Eagle Street West, beside #588 Hespeler, south of Langs Drive, beside #480 Hespeler, north of Bishop Street North;
  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal and
  • on Hespeler Road at Can-Amera Parkway.

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

  • on Conestoga Boulevard south of Sheldon Drive and Bishop Street North and
  • on Munch Avenue at Sekura Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hespeler Road north of Can-Amera Parkway and Bishop Street North, at #499 Hespeler, south of Sheldon Drive, at #561 Hespeler and south of Pinebush Road.

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

  • on Munch Avenue east of Sekura Crescent and
  • on Conestoga Boulevard at Bishop Street North and Sheldon Drive.

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From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Hespeler and Pinebush Roads, then detour:

eastward along Pinebush;
southward along Conestoga Boulevard;
westward along Dunbar Road;
north- and east- and southward through Cambridge Centre Terminal;
eastward along Dunbar;
southward along Conestoga; and then
westward along Can-Amera Parkway to Hespeler Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Hespeler.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Hespeler Road south of Eagle Street North.

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

  • on Pinebush Road east of Hespeler Road.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Hespeler Road at Pinebush Road.

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

  • on Pinebush Road at Hespeler Road.

The parade in Kitchener and Waterloo also affects service along this route.

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64 Langs

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dunbar Road and Pine Street, then detour:

north- and westward along Pine; and then
southward along St. George Street to Dunbar,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dunbar Road across from Daleview Crescent and Briarwood Drive and at Hespeler Road and
  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on St. George Street at Dunbar Road.

Westbound buses start their trips on St. George Street at Dunbar Road, then proceed:

westward along Dunbar; and then
northward along Concession Road to Langs Drive,
resuming their regular route northward along Concession.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal,
  • on Bishop Street North west of Hespeler Road,
  • on Industrial Road north of Bishop Street North, beside #1367 Industrial and at Langs Drive and
  • on Langs Drive at Trico Drive, west of Walter Street and at Concession Road.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on St. George Street at Dunbar Road.
60 Northview Acres

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses start their trips on Munch Avenue at Sekura Street, then proceed:

along the regular route eastward along Munch.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal and
  • on Hespeler Road across from Can-Amera Parkway.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Munch Avenue and Sekura Street, ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hespeler Road north of Munch Avenue and Can-Amera Parkway and
  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal.

Buses loop in both directions around Sekura Crescent before returning to Munch Avenue.

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Georgetown


Georgetown Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Halton and the Town of Halton Hills are closing

  • Guelph Street (Provincial Highway 7) between Sinclair Avenue and Mill Street,
  • Mill Street between Guelph and Charles Streets

and other streets in downtown Georgetown Saturday evening to accommodate the Georgetown Lions Club’s annual parade.

GO Transit is likely detouring bus service during the event, but has not confirmed detour-routing information.

31A Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

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

From about 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses starting their trips in Guelph operate along their regular route to Highway 7 and Wildwood Road, then detour:

eastward along Wildwood;
southward along Confederation Street and Mountainview Road North; then
westward along King Street to Georgetown GO Station.

After leaving the station, buses proceed:

eastward along King Street;
southward along Mountainview Road; and then
south- and eastward along Armstrong Avenue to Guelph Street,
resuming their regular route at eastward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses starting their trips in Guelph skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North south of Moore Park Crescent,
  • on Main Street South across from Cross Street and at Wesleyan Street and
  • on Guelph Street across from Queen Street, at Maple Avenue, Brucewood Drive and Mountainview Road South.

Westbound buses ending their trips in Guelph reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Street across from Brucewood Drive and west of Maple Avenue and Queen Street,
  • on Main Street South across from Wesleyan Street and at Cross Street and
  • on Main Street North at Kennedy Street.
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Eastbound buses starting their trips in Georgetown proceed from Georgetown GO Station:

eastward along King Street;
southward along Mountainview Road North; and then
south- and eastward along Armstrong Avenue to Guelph Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses starting their trips in Georgetown skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at Wesleyan Street and
  • on Guelph Street across from Queen Street, at Maple Avenue, Brucewood Drive and Mountainview Road South.

Westbound buses ending their trips in Georgetown reverse the eastbound routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Street across from Brucewood Drive and west of Maple Avenue and Queen Street and
  • on Main Street South across from Wesleyan Street.

The Santa Claus Parades in Acton, Brampton and Guelph also affect service along this route.

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Georgina

See Keswick


Guelph


Guelph events affecting transit services are: the Guelph Community Santa Claus Parade (November 20); and an Ontario Hockey League game (November 18).


Ontario Hockey League action
All Guelph Transit routes

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus for free Friday, November 18 to the Guelph Storm game against the Mississauga Steelheads 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.

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Guelph Community Santa Claus Parade

The City of Guelph is closing

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

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

The event affects GO Transit and Guelph Transit service.

GO Transit
31A Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

(GO Transit has not confirmed that buses are detouring, but not exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information GO supplied about this event in previous years.)

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon and Wellington Streets, then detour:

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Guelph Central Station bus terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Wellington Street East at Wyndham Street South.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Guelph Central Station bus terminal.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Wellington Street East at Wyndham Street South.

The parades in Acton, Brampton and Georgetown also affect service along the route Saturday, November 19.

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

From 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, eastbound buses start their trips at a temporary terminal in the parking lot beside the River Run Centre on Woolwich Street, then proceed:

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Guelph Central Station bus terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Woolwich Street at Wyndham Street South.

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

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

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Guelph Central Station bus terminal.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

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

From 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, buses operate along their regular route to Macdonell Street and Woolwich Street / Wellington Street East, then detour:

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

Buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, buses operate along their regular route to Westmount Road and London Road West, then detour:

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

Buses skip their regular stops

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

Instead, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Edinburgh Road North across from Suffolk Street West,
  • eastbound on Wellington Street East east of Gordon Street,
  • westbound on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street North.
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From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Eramosa Road and Wyndham Street North / Woolwich Street, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

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

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon and Wellington Streets, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Wellington Street East east of Gordon Street.

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

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

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, outbound buses start their trips in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, as usual, then loop through the terminal onto Macdonell Street, resuming their regular route eastward along Macdonell.

10 Imperial

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Paisley Road and Edinburgh Road North, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

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

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

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Edinburgh Road North and Paisley Road / Paisley Street, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

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

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

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South and
  • on Edinburgh Road North at London Road West.
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From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Wellington Street East and Wyndham Street South, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wyndham Street South at Fountain Street East.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

8 Stone Road Mall

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Waterloo Avenue and Gordon / Norfolk Streets, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wilson Street at Carden Street beside City Hall.

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

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

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

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

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

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

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Eramosa Road and Wyndham Street North / Woolwich Street, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

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

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Waterloo Avenue and Gordon / Norfolk Streets, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wilson Street at Carden Street beside City Hall.

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

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

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

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

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

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

Instead outbound buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

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

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, buses operate along their regular route to Woodlawn Avenue West and Edinburgh Road North, then detour:

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

Buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, buses operate along their regular route to Wellington Street East and Wyndham Street South, then detour:

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

Buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Waterloo Avenue at Dublin Street North and across from Birmingham Street and west of Fergus Street and
  • on Edinburgh Street North across from Mercer Street.
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From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Edinburgh Road North and Paisley Street / Paisley Road, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

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

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

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South.
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Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, outbound buses start their trips in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, as usual, then loop through the terminal onto Macdonell Street, resuming their regular route eastward along Macdonell.


Halton Hills

See Acton and Georgetown.


Hamilton


Hamilton Santa Claus Parade

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • Queen Streets North and South between York Boulevard and Main Street West,
  • Main Streets East and West between Queen and John Streets South,
  • John Street South between Main and King Streets East,
  • King Streets East and West between John and Bay Streets and
  • Bay Street North between King and Cannon Streets West.

Saturday afternoon and evening to accommodate the annual parade.

Burlington Transit, GO Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway are detouring buses during the event.

Burlington Transit
1 Plains

From about 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operating toward Hamilton proceed along their regular route to York Boulevard and Locke Street North, then detour:

southward along Locke Street North to King Street West,
ending their trips.

Buses operating toward Hamilton skip their regular stops

  • on York Boulevard at Queen, Bay and James Streets North,
  • on Wilson Street at John Street North,
  • on Catharine Street North at King William Street and
  • on King Street East at James Street North.

Buses operating toward Burlington start their trips at Locke Street North and King Street West, then proceed:

westward along King West; and then
northward along Dundurn Street North to York Boulevard,
resuming their regular route northwestward along York.

Buses operating toward Burlington skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at James Street North,
  • on Bay Street North at Vine Street,
  • on Cannon Street West at Queen Street North,
  • on York Boulevard at Crooks and Inchbury Streets.

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GO Transit
16 Hamilton - Toronto express
40 Hamilton / Pearson / Richmond Hill
47G Hamilton / York U
18 Lakeshore West bus

(GO has confirmed that it is detouring its buses, but has not confirmed exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this post on information GO has supplied about this event in 2014.)

From 1:30 until 4 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operating toward Hamilton proceed along their regular route to Main Street West and Dundurn Street South, then detour:

southward along Dundurn South;
westward along Herkimer Street;
northward along James Street South; and then
westward into the Hamilton GO Centre,
ending their trips.

Buses operating toward Hamilton skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street West at Poulette Street and Pearl, Ray, Caroline, Bay and MacNab Streets South.

Buses operating away from Hamilton start their trips at the Hamilton GO Centre then proceed:

northward along John Street South;
westward along Hunter Streets East and West; and then
northward along Locke Street South to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King.

Buses operating away from Hamilton skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East west of John Street North and
  • on King Street West across from Summers Lane and at Caroline, Queen and Pearl Streets North.
Hamilton Street Railway
6 Aberdeen

From 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to John Street South and Hunter Street East, and then detour:

westward along Hunter East and West to a temporary stop east of James Street South,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on John Street South at Jackson Street East,
  • on John Street North at King William Street,
  • on Rebecca Street at Hughson Street North,
  • on James Street North across from King William Street and
  • on James Street South at Main Street West.

Outbound buses start their trips from a stop on the north side of Hunter Street East east of James Street South, then proceed:

westward along Hunter to James Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along James.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street South at Main and Hunter Streets West.
2 Barton

From noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to James Street North and York Boulevard / Wilson Street, then detour:

eastward along Wilson;
southward along Catharine Streets North and South; and then
westward along Hunter Street East to just west of Hughson Street South,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street North south of York Boulevard,
  • on James Street South south of King and Jackson Streets West and
  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

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

  • on Catharine Street South south of King Street East and
  • on Hunter Street East west of Hughson Street South.

Outbound buses start their trips on Hunter Street East west of Hughson Street South, then proceed:

westward along Hunter West;
northward along James Street South;
eastward along Jackson Street East;
northward along Bowen Street;
eastward along Main Street East;
northward along Victoria Avenues South and North;
westward along Wilson Street;
southward along Catharine Street North; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to John Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along John North.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in the Hamilton GO Centre,
  • on John Street South at Jackson Street East and
  • on John Street North at King William Street.

Instead, outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Hunter Street East west of Hughson Street South.

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The map shows temporary bus stops in the Hamilton GO Centre or on nearby streets during the parade.

4 Bayfront

From noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to James Street North and York Boulevard / Wilson Street, then detour:

eastward along Wilson;
southward along Catharine Streets North and South; and then
westward along Hunter Street East to just west of John Street South,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street North across from Rebecca Street and
  • on James Street South at Main Street West.

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

  • on Catharine Street South south of King Street East and
  • on Hunter Street East west of John Street South.

Outbound buses start their trips on Hunter Street East west of Hughson Street South, then proceed:

westward along Hunter West;
northward along James Street South;
eastward along Jackson Street East;
northward along Bowen Street;
eastward along Main Street East;
northward along Victoria Avenues South and North; and then
westward along Wilson Street and York Boulevard to MacNab Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along MacNab North.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street South at Main and Hunter Streets West,
  • on Hunter Street West at MacNab Street South, across from Park Street South and at Bay Street South,
  • on Bay Street South across from George Street,
  • on Bay Street North north of King Street West and
  • on York Boulevard across from Park Street North.

Instead, outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Hunter Street East west of John Street South.

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3 Cannon

From noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to James Street North and York Boulevard / Wilson Street, then detour:

eastward along Wilson;
southward along Catharine Streets North and South; and then
westward along Hunter Street East to just west of Hughson Street South,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street North south of York Boulevard,
  • on James Street South south of King and Jackson Streets West and
  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

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

  • on Catharine Street South south of King Street East and
  • on Hunter Street East west of Hughson Street South.

Outbound buses start their trips on Hunter Street East west of Hughson Street South, then proceed:

westward along Hunter West;
northward along James Street South;
eastward along Jackson Street East;
northward along Bowen Street;
eastward along Main Street East;
northward along Victoria Avenues South and North;
westward along Wilson Street;
southward along Catharine Street North; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to John Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along John North.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in the Hamilton GO Centre,
  • on John Street South at Jackson Street East and
  • on John Street North at King William Street.

Instead, outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Hunter Street East west of Hughson Street South.

santa-claus-parade-hsr-detours.jpg

The map shows temporary bus stops in the Hamilton GO Centre or on nearby streets during the parade.

35 College

From 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to James Street South and St. Josephs Drive, then detour:

northward along James Street South; and then
eastward into the Hamilton GO Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on St. Joseph’s Drive east of James Street South,
  • on John Street South at Charlton Avenue East, Young Street, across from Haymarket Street and at Jackson Street East and
  • in MacNab Terminal.

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

  • on James Street South north of Forest Avenue and Augusta Street and
  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips in the Hamilton GO Centre, then proceed:

southward along John Street South; and then
westward along Young Street to James Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along James South.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in MacNab Terminal.
  • on James Street South at Jackson and Hunter Streets West and south of Bold Street.

Instead, outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop:

  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

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5 Delaware

From noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street West and Queen Street South, then detour:

southward along Queen South;
eastward along Herkimer Street;
northward along James Street South;
eastward along Jackson Street East; and then
northward along Bowen Street to Main East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Main.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street West at Hess, Caroline, Bay and MacNab Streets South and
  • on Main Street East east of James Street South and at John Street South and Bowen Street.

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

  • on Queen Street South south of Canada and Duke Streets and at Charlton Avenue West,
  • on Herkimer Street at Caroline, Bay and Park Streets South and
  • on James Street South at Jackson Street East.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Hunter Street East and John Street South, then detour:

westward along Hunter Streets East and West; and then
northward along Locke Street South to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on John Street South at Jackson Street East,
  • on King Street East west of John Street North and
  • on King Street West west of James Street North and at Bay and Caroline Streets North, west of Queen Street North and at Pearl Street North.

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

  • on Hunter Street West across from Park Street South, at Bay Street South, west of Caroline Street South and at Queen, Pearl and Locke Streets South and
  • on Locke Street South at Main Street West.

santa-claus-parade-hsr-detours.jpg

The map shows temporary bus stops in the Hamilton GO Centre or on nearby streets during the parade.

1 King

From noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Catharine Street, then detour:

southward along Catharine Street South; and then
westward along Hunter Street East to James Street South,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Catharine Street North and west of Hughson Street North,
  • on James Street South south of Jackson Street West and
  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

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

  • on Catharine Street South south of King and Main Streets East and
  • on Hunter Street East at James Street South.

Outbound buses start their trips on Hunter Street East at James Street South, then proceed:

northward along James South;
eastward along Jackson East; and then
northward along Bowen Street to Main Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Main.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in the Hamilton GO Centre and
  • on John Street South at Jackson Street East.

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7 Locke

From noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street West and Queen Street South, then detour:

southward along Queen Street South;
eastward along Herkimer Street;
northward along James Street South; and then
westward along Hunter Street West to MacNab Street South,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street West at Hess and Caroline Streets South,
  • on Bay Street South across from George Street,
  • on Bay Street North north of King Street West,
  • on York Boulevard across from Park and MacNab Streets North,
  • on James Street North across from Rebecca and King William Streets and
  • on James Street South at Main Street West.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Hunter Street West at MacNab Street South.

Outbound buses start their trips at a stop on Hunter Street West at MacNab Street South, then proceed:

along their regular route westward along Hunter Street West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street South at Main and Hunter Streets West.

santa-claus-parade-hsr-detours.jpg

The map shows temporary bus stops in the Hamilton GO Centre or on nearby streets during the parade.

33 Sanatorium

From 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to James Street South and St. Josephs Drive, then detour:

northward along James Street South; and then
eastward into the Hamilton GO Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on St. Joseph’s Drive east of James Street South,
  • on John Street South at Charlton Avenue East, Young Street, across from Haymarket Street and at Jackson Street East and
  • in MacNab Terminal.

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

  • on James Street South north of Forest Avenue and Augusta Street and
  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips in the Hamilton GO Centre, then proceed:

southward along John Street South; and then
westward along Young Street to James Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along James South.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in MacNab Terminal.
  • on James Street South at Jackson and Hunter Streets West and south of Bold Street.

Instead, outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop:

  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

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51 University

From 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street West and Queen Street South, then detour:

southward along Queen South;
eastward along Herkimer Street;
northward along James Street South; and then
westward along Hunter Street West to just west of James South,
ending their trips

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street West at Pearl, Hess, Caroline, Bay and MacNab Streets South
  • on James Street South south of Jackson Street West and
  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips on Hunter Street West, just west of James Street South, then proceed:

westward along Hunter Street West; and then
northward along Locke Street South to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in the Hamilton GO Centre,
  • on John Street South at Jackson Street East,
  • on King Street East, west of John Street North and
  • on King Street West, west of James Street North and at Bay, Caroline, Queen and Pearl Streets North.

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

  • on Hunter Street West west of James Street South, across from Park Street South, at Bay Street South, west of Caroline Street South and at Queen, Pearl and Locke Streets South and
  • on Locke Street South at Main Street West.

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The map shows temporary bus stops in the Hamilton GO Centre or on nearby streets during the parade.

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23 Upper Gage
27 Upper James

From 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to John Street South and Charlton Avenue East, then detour:

westward along Charlton East; and then
northward along James Street South to Hamilton GO Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on John Street South at Charlton Avenue East and Young Street, across from Haymarket Street and at Jackson Street East and
  • in MacNab Terminal.

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

  • on James Street South north of Forest Avenue and Augusta Street and
  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips in the Hamilton GO Centre, then proceed:

southward along John Street South to St. Joseph’s Drive / Arkeldun Avenue,
resuming their regular route eastward along Arkeldun.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in MacNab Terminal,
  • on James Street South at Jackson and Hunter Streets West and south of Bold Street.

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

  • in the Hamilton GO Centre and
  • on John Street South south of Yonge Street and at Charlton Avenue West.
21 Upper Kenilworth

From 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to James Street South and St. Josephs Drive, then detour:

northward along James Street South; and then
eastward into the Hamilton GO Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on St. Joseph’s Drive east of James Street South,
  • on John Street South at Charlton Avenue East, Young Street, across from Haymarket Street and at Jackson Street East and
  • in MacNab Terminal.

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

  • on James Street South north of Forest Avenue and Augusta Street and
  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips in the Hamilton GO Centre, then proceed:

southward along John Street South; and then
westward along Young Street to James Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along James South.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in MacNab Terminal.
  • on James Street South at Jackson and Hunter Streets West and south of Bold Street.

Instead, outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop:

  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

santa-claus-parade-hsr-detours.jpg

The map shows temporary bus stops in the Hamilton GO Centre or on nearby streets during the parade.

22 Upper Ottawa

From 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to John Street South and Charlton Avenue East, then detour:

westward along Charlton East; and then
northward along James Street South to Hamilton GO Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on John Street South at Charlton Avenue East and Young Street, across from Haymarket Street and at Jackson Street East and
  • in MacNab Terminal.

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

  • on James Street South north of Forest Avenue and Augusta Street and
  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips in the Hamilton GO Centre, then proceed:

southward along John Street South to St. Joseph’s Drive / Arkeldun Avenue,
resuming their regular route eastward along Arkeldun.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in MacNab Terminal,
  • on James Street South at Jackson and Hunter Streets West and south of Bold Street.

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

  • in the Hamilton GO Centre and
  • on John Street South south of Yonge Street and at Charlton Avenue West.
34 Upper Paradise

From 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Hess Street South and Robinson Street, then detour:

eastward along Robinson;
northward along MacNab Street South;
eastward along Bold Street;
northward along James Street South; and then
westward along Hunter Street West to just west of James Street South,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hess Street South at Duke Street and Hunter Street West,
  • on Main Street West at Caroline, Bay and MacNab Streets South,
  • on Main Street East, east of James Street South and
  • on King Street East at James Street North.

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

  • on MacNab Street South at Duke and Bold Streets,
  • on Bold Street at James Street South and
  • on Hunter Street West west of James Street South.

Outbound buses start their trips on Hunter Street West just west of James Street South, then proceed:

westward along Hunter Streets East and West to Queen Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Queen South.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at James Street North,
  • on King Street West at Bay and Caroline Streets North and
  • on Queen Street South at Main Street West and Canada Street.

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

  • on Hunter Street West west of James Street South, across from Park Street South, at Bay Street South, west of Caroline Street South and at Queen Street South.

santa-claus-parade-hsr-detours.jpg

The map shows temporary bus stops in the Hamilton GO Centre or on nearby streets during the parade.

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24 Upper Sherman
26 Upper Wellington
25 Upper Wentworth

From 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to John Street South and Charlton Avenue East, then detour:

westward along Charlton East; and then
northward along James Street South to Hamilton GO Centre,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on John Street South at Charlton Avenue East and Young Street, across from Haymarket Street and at Jackson Street East and
  • in MacNab Terminal.

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

  • on James Street South north of Forest Avenue and Augusta Street and
  • in the Hamilton GO Centre.

Outbound buses start their trips in the Hamilton GO Centre, then proceed:

southward along John Street South to St. Joseph’s Drive / Arkeldun Avenue,
resuming their regular route eastward along Arkeldun.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in MacNab Terminal,
  • on James Street South at Jackson and Hunter Streets West and south of Bold Street.

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

  • in the Hamilton GO Centre and
  • on John Street South south of Yonge Street and at Charlton Avenue West.
8 York

From 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to York Boulevard and Locke Street North, then detour:

northward along Locke North;
eastward along Barton Street West;
southward along James Street North;
eastward along Wilson Street;
southward along Catharine Streets North and South; and then
westward along Hunter Streets East and West to MacNab Street South,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on York Boulevard at Pearl, Queen, Hess, Caroline and Bay Streets North, across from Park Street North and at James Street North,
  • on James Street North across from Rebecca and King William Streets and
  • on James Street South at Main Street West.

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

  • on Catharine Street South south of King Street East and
  • on Hunter Street West at MacNab Street South.

Outbound buses start their trips on Hunter Street West at MacNab Street South, then proceed along their regular route to Hunter Street West and Bay Street South, then detour:

westward along Hunter Street West; and then
northward along Locke Streets South and North to York Boulevard,
resuming their regular route westward along York.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street South at Main and Hunter Streets West,
  • on Bay Street South across from George Street
  • on Bay Street North north of King Street West and at Vine Street,
  • on Cannon Street West at Hess and Queen Streets North and
  • on York Boulevard at Ray and Locke Streets North.

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

  • on Hunter Street West west of Caroline Street South and at Queen, Pearl and Locke Streets South and
  • on Locke Street South at Main Street West.

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The map shows temporary bus stops in the Hamilton GO Centre or on nearby streets during the parade.

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Keswick


Keswick Santa Claus Parade

The Region of York and the Town of Georgina are closing

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

Saturday afternoon to accommodate this year’s parade.

York Region Transit is detouring bus services during the event.

51 Keswick local

From about 1 until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses start their trips in Keswick Marketplace, then proceed:

along their regular route eastward along Glenwoods Avenue.

Southbound buses skip all regular stops north of Keswick Marketplace.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip all regular stops north of Keswick Marketplace.

50 Queensway

From about 1:30 until 4 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Metro Road North and Old Homestead Road, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

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

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

Kitchener

See also Waterloo.


Kitchener - Waterloo Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener are closing

  • Weber Street West (Regional Road 8) west of Victoria Street North,
  • Victoria Street North (Regional Road 55) between Weber and King Streets West and
  • King Streets West and East (Regional Road 15) between Victoria and Ottawa Streets

to accommodate the Lions Club of Kitchener’s annual parade.

The parade starts 10 a.m.in Waterloo and continues southward into Kitchener.

GO Transit and Grand River Transit are detouring buses during the event.

GO Transit
25 Waterloo / Mississauga

GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not provided detour-routing information. It says that buses drop off or pick up passengers at all regular stops.

Grand River Transit
6 Bridge

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Wellington Street North and Margaret Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Margaret Avenue;
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
northward along Queen Street South;
westward along Joseph Street; and then
northward along Ontario Street South to Charles Street Terminal,
resuming their regular route westward into the terminal.

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

southward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Joseph Street;
southward along Queen Street South;
eastward along Courtland Avenue;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles Street 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.

You can view the GRT detour map here.

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8 Fairview Park Mall via Weber / Courtland

Detours along this route start in Waterloo.

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses enter Kitchener on Margaret Avenue, then proceed:

eastward along Margaret;
southward along Queen Street North;
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;
northward along Queen Street South;
westward along Joseph Street;
northward along Ontario Street South;
westward through Charles Street Terminal;
southward along Gaukel Street; and then
eastward along Joseph to Queen South,
resuming their regular route southward along Queen.

8 Fairview Park Mall via Westmount / Franklin

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their regular route to Charles Street Terminal, then detour:

southward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Joseph;
southward along Queen South;
westward along Courtland;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles Street East; and then
northward along Ottawa South and North to Weber Street East,
resuming their regular route northward along Ottawa North.

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4 Glasgow

Detours along this route start in Waterloo.

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses enter Kitchener on Margaret Avenue, then proceed:

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;
northward along Queen Street South;
westward along Joseph Street;
northward along Ontario Street South; and then
westward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

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

southward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Joseph Street;
southward along Queen Street South;
eastward along Courtland Avenue;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles Street East;
northward along Borden Avenues South and North; and then
westward along Weber Streets East and West;
northward along Water and Victoria Streets North; and then
westward along Margaret Avenue.

The detour routing then continues into Waterloo.

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200 iXpress

Detours along this route start in Waterloo.

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 19, Cambridge-bound buses enter Kitchener along Park Street, then proceed:

eastward along Park;
northward along Victoria Street South;
eastward along Joseph Street;
northward along Gaukel Street;
eastward through Charles Street Terminal;
southward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along Joseph Street;
southward along Queen Street South;
eastward along Courtland Avenue;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles Street East;
northward along Borden Avenues South and North to Weber Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Weber East.

Waterloo-bound buses reverse the Cambridge-bound detour routing, then continue to detour in Waterloo.

Buses operating along this route also detour for the parade in Cambridge Saturday, November 19.

204 iXpress

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route 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;
northward along Queen Street South;
westward along Joseph Street;
northward along Ontario Street South; and then
westward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses reverse the inbound detour routing.

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7 Mainline

Detours along this route start in Waterloo.

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 19, Kitchener-bound buses enter Kitchener along Park Street, then proceed:

eastward along Park;
northward along Victoria Street South;
eastward along Joseph Street;
northward along Gaukel Street;
eastward through Charles Street Terminal;
southward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along Joseph;
southward along Queen Street South;
eastward along Courtland Avenue;
northward along Ottawa Street South;
eastward along Charles Street East; and then
northward along Sydney Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King East.

Waterloo-bound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing. They continue to detour in Waterloo.

1 Queen - River

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Charles Street Terminal, then detour:

southward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Joseph Street;
southward along Queen Street South;
eastward along Courtland Avenue;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles Street East;
northward along Borden Avenues South and North; and then
westward along Weber Street East to Krug Street,
resuming their regular route northeastward along Krug.

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

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

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8 University via Courtland / Weber

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their regular route to Charles Street Terminal, then proceed:

southward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along Joseph Street,
southward along Queen Street South;
eastward along Courtland Avenue;
northward along Sterling Avenue South;
eastward along Charles Street 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.

The detour routing then continues into Waterloo.

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8 University via Franklin / Westmount

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 19, 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;
northward along Queen Street South;
westward along Joseph Street;
northward along Ontario Street North to Charles Street Terminal,
resuming their regular route.

20 Victoria - Frederick

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Frederick Street and Weber Street East, then detour:

eastward along Weber East;
southward** along Ottawa Streets North and South;
westward along Charles Street East;
southward along Sterling Avenue South;
westward along Courtland Avenue;
northward along Queen Street South; and then
westward along Joseph Street to Victoria Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Victoria South.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.


Newcastle


Newcastle Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing

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

Sunday evening to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

90 Lakeshore East bus

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

From 5:30 until 9 p.m. Sunday, November 20, westbound buses start their trips on Brookhouse Drive at Harmer Drive, then proceed:

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

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

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

The parade in Oshawa also affects service along this route Saturday, November 19.


Newmarket


Newmarket events affecting transit services include the Main Street Candle Light Parade and Tree-Lighting (November 18) and the Newmarket Santa Claus Parade (November 19).


Main Street Candle Light Parade and Tree-Lighting

The Town of Newmarket is closing

  • Main Street South between Queen and Water Streets

Friday evening to accommodate the annual event.

The event affects York Region Transit service.

54 Bayview

From 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Queen Street, then detour:

westward along Queen; and then
southward along Lorne Avenue; and then
eastward along Eagle and Water Streets to Main South,
resuming their regular route eastward along Water.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street South at Botsford Street.

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

  • on Lorne Avenue at Park Avenue and Eagle Street and
  • on Eagle Street at Ellen Street and east of William Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South across from Botsford Street and at Queen Street.

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

  • on Eagle Street at Church Street, across from Ellen Street and at Lorne Avenue and
  • on Lorne Avenue at Park and Queen Streets.

The Newmarket Santa Claus Parade also affects service along this route Saturday, November 19.


Newmarket Santa Claus Parade

The Region of York and the Town of Newmarket are closing

  • Eagle Street East between Lorne Avenue and Main Street South,
  • Main Street South between Eagle Street East and Davis Drive and
  • Davis Drive East (Regional Road 31) between Main Street and Parkside Drive

to accommodate this year’s parade.

York Region Transit is detouring bus services during the event.

54 Bayview

From about 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street and Davis Drive, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Davis Drive at Superior, Charles and Prospect Streets.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Prospect Street at Grace Street and
  • on Davis Drive at Bayview Parkway and across from Superior Street.

The Main Street Candle-Light Parade and Tree-Lighting also affects service along this route Frday, November 18.

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56 Gorham - Eagle

From about 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Gorham Drive and Prospect Street, then detour:

southward along Prospect Street and Bayview Avenue;
westward along Mulock Drive; and then
northward along Sandford Street to Eagle Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Eagle.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Water Street at Doug Duncan Drive,
  • on Eagle Street across from William and Ellen Streets, at Lorne Avenue, Edward Street and Scott and Carol Avenues.

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

  • on Prospect Street across from Pearson Street,
  • on Bayview Avenue at College and Penrose Streets and Mulock Drive,
  • on Mulock Drive at Kent Drive, beside Newmarket Municipal Offices, at Cane Parkway and Sandford Street and
  • on Sandford Street at Lloyd Avenue and across from Handley Crescent [south] and Don Mor Drive.

Eastbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eagle Street across from Edward Street, at Lorne Avenue and Ellen and William Streets and
  • on Water Street across from Doug Duncan Drive.

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

  • on Sandford Street at Don Mor Drive and Handley Crescent [south], across from Lloyd Avenue and at Mulock Drive,
  • on Mulock Drive across from Cane Parkway and Newmarket Municipal Offices and at Steven Court,
  • on Bayview Avenue at Bondi Avenue and across from College Street and
  • on Prospect Street across from Pearson Street.
520 Newmarket community bus

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

From 9:36 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, buses do not drop off or pick up passengers at

  • 155 Main Street South,
  • Seniors’ Meeting Place,
  • 540 Timothy Street,
  • 468 Eagle Street,
  • 474 Eagle Street,
  • 194 Eagle Street and
  • 200 Eagle Street.

Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade

The City of Niagara Falls is closing

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

to accommodate the annual parade Saturday morning and afternoon.

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

GO Transit
12 Niagara Falls / Burlington

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

From 8 a.m. until about 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19 , westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bridge Street and Fourth Avenue, then detour:

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

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Stanley Avenue south of Stamford Street.

Instead, westbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Falls Avenue east of Stanley Street Avenue.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Stanley Avenue at Stamford Street.

Instead, westbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

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

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their current route to Stanley Avenue and Valley Way, then detour:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

108 Thorold Stone Road

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, outbound buses start their trips on Erie Avenue at the Downtown Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

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

104 Victoria Avenue

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Avenue and Bender Street, then detour:

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

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

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

108 Thorold Stone

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route.

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

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


Oakville


Oakville events affecting transit services are: the Downtown Christmas Tree-Lighting (November 18); and the Oakville Santa Claus Parade (November 19).


Downtown Oakville Christmas Tree-Lighting.

The Town of Oakville is closing

  • Lakeshore Road East between Thomas and Dunn Streets

to accommodate the Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area’s annual event.

Oakville Transit is revising bus services while the streets are closed.

17 Kerr

From 3 until 9 p.m. Friday, November 18,southbound buses operate along their regular route to Kerr and Bond Streets, then detour:

southward along Kerr;
eastward along Lakeshore Roads West and East; and theb
northward along Thomas Street to Church Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Church.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street at Wilson Street,
  • on Chisholm Street at Head Street,
  • on Rebecca Street east of Chisholm Street and
  • on Church Street east of Navy Street.

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

  • on Lakeshore Road West at Forsythe Street and
  • on Lakeshore Road East at Navy Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Church Street and Trafalgar Road, then detour:

southward along Trafalgar;
westward along Lakeshore Road East;
southward along Dunn Street;
westward along Robinson Street;
northward along Navy Street;
westward along Lakeshore East and West; and then
northward along Kerr Street to Bond Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Kerr.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Randall Street at Navy Street,
  • on Forsythe Street at Head Street and
  • on Bond Street across from Chisholm Street and at Kerr Street.

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

  • on Lakeshore Road East west of Navy Street and
  • on Lakeshore Road West at Forsythe and Kerr Streets.

The Oakville Santa Claus Parade also affects service along this route Saturday, November 19.

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14 Lakeshore West

From 3 until 9 p.m. Friday, November 18,eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Kerr and Bond Streets, then detour:

southward along Kerr;
eastward along Lakeshore Roads West and East;
northward along Thomas Street; and then
eastward along Church Street to Downtown Oakville Terminal, just east of Dunn Street,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Rebecca Street east of Chisholm Street and
  • on Church Street east of Navy Street.

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

  • on Lakeshore Road West at Forsythe Street,
  • on Lakeshore Road East at Navy Street and
  • on Reynolds Street at Randall Street, Wallace Park Lane and Shedden Street, south of McDonald Road and at Spruce and Pine Streets.

Westbound buses start their trips in Downtown Oakville Terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Church Street;
southward along Trafalgar Road;
westward along Lakeshore Road East;
southward along Dunn Street;
westward along Robinson Street;
northward along Navy Street;
westward along Lakeshore East and West; and then
northward along Kerr Street to Rebecca Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Rebecca.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cornwall Road at Reynolds Street,
  • on Reynolds Street at Spruce Street, south of McDonald Road, at Shedden Street, across from Wallace Park Lane, north of Randall Street and at Lakeshore Road,
  • on Lakeshore Road at Reynolds Street,
  • on Dunn Street at Church Street,
  • on Randall Street at Navy Street and
  • on Rebecca Street at Chisholm and Kerr Streets.

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

  • on Lakeshore Road East west of Navy Street and
  • on Lakeshore Road West at Forsythe and Kerr Streets.

The Oakville Santa Claus Parade also affects service along this route Saturday, November 19.


Oakville Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Oakville is closing

  • Kerr Street between Lakeshore Road West and Stewart Street,
  • Lakeshore Roads East and West between Allan and Kerr Streets,
  • Rebecca Street between Dorval Drive and Forsythe Street,
  • Stewart Street between Maurice Drive and Kerr Street and

other streets in Old Oakville to accommodate this year’s parade.

Oakville Transit is revising bus services while the streets are closed.

15 Bridge

From 8 until 11:15 a.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Mary Street and Dorval Drive, then detour:

northward along Dorval; and then
eastward along Speers Road to Kerr Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Speers.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mary Street at Maurice Drive,
  • on Stewart Street at Felan Avenue, Kerr Street and Queen Mary Drive,
  • on Queen Mary Drive at Kingswood Road.
  • on Shepherd Road east of Kerr Street and
  • on Kerr Street south of Shepherd Road.

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

  • on Speers Road east of Dorval Drive, east of St. Augustine Drive, at Kerr Street and east of Kerr Street.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kerr Street north of Speers Road,
  • on Shepherd Road east of Kerr Street,
  • on Queen Mary Drive across from Kingswood Road and at Stewart Street,
  • on Stewart Street beside #22 Stewart and at Kerr Street and Maurice Drive,
  • on Maurice Drive at Mary Street and
  • on Mary Street at Margaret Drive.

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

  • on Speers Road west of Kerr Street, at Woody Road and Dorval Drive.

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17 Kerr

From 8 until 11:15 a.m. Saturday, November 19,southbound buses operate along their regular route to Speers Road and Kerr Street, then detour:

northward along Kerr;
eastward along Sheppard Road;
southward along Queen Mary Drive; and then
westward along Bond Street to Chisholm Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Chisholm.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kerr Street at Prince Charles Drive, Stewart Street, across from Florence Drive, at Westside Drive and south of Deane Avenue and,
  • on Bond Street at Wilson Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Forsythe and Bond Streets, then detour:

northward along Queen Mary Drive;
westward along Sheppard Road; and then
southward along Kerr Street to Speers Road,
resuming their regular route eastward along Speers.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street across from Chisholm Street and at Kerr Street and
  • on Kerr Street across from Westside Drive, at Florence Drive, Stewart Street and Prince Charles Drive.

The Downtown Oakville Christmas Tree-Lighting also affects service along this route Saturday, November 19.

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14 Lakeshore West

From 8 until 11:15 a.m. Saturday, November 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Rebecca Street and Dorval Drive, then detour:

northward along Dorval;
eastward along Speers Road; and then
north- and westward along Cross Avenue to Oakville GO Station,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Rebecca Street at Brock, Kerr and Forsythe Streets,
  • on Church Street east of Navy Street and at Dunn Street,
  • on Reynolds Street at Randall Street, Wallace Park Lane, Shedden Street, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Spruce and Pine Streets.

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

  • on Speers Road east of Dorval Drive, east of St. Augustine Drive, at Kerr Street and east of Kerr Street and
  • on Cross Street at Lyons Lane.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cornwall Road at Reynolds Street,
  • on Reynolds Street at Spruce Street, south of McDonald Road, at Shedden Street, across from Wallace Park Lane, north of Randall Street and at Lakeshore Road,
  • on Lakeshore Road at Reynolds Street,
  • on Dunn Street at Church Street,
  • on Randall Street at Navy Street,
  • on Rebecca Street at Chisholm and Kerr Streets, across from Brock Street and at Dorval Drive.

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

  • on Cross Street west of Argus Road and at Lyons Lane and
  • on Speers Road east of Kerr Street, west of Kerr Street, east of Woody Road and at Dorval Drive.

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Santa Shuttle

From 8 until 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, Oakville Transit operates free Santa Shuttle service every 5 minutes from the Oakville GO Station toDowntown Oakville Terminal an Church and Dunn Streets. Buses operate express — without stopping — between Oakville GO Station and the terminal.

Buses heading towards downtown start their trips at the Oakville GO Station bus terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Cross Street;
southward along Trafalgar Road and Reynolds Street;
westward along Randall Street;
southward along George Street; and then
eastward along Randall Street to Dunn Street,
ending their trips.

Buses leaving downtown start their trips at Church and Dunn Streets, then proceed:

eastward along Church;
northward along Reynolds Street;
westward along Cornwall Road;
northward along Trafalgar Road;
westward along Cross Street; and then
southward into Oakville GO Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.


Oshawa


Santa’s Parade of Lights

The Region of Durham and the City of Oshawa are closing

  • King Street West between Stevenson Road and Simcoe Street,
  • Simcoe Street North between King and Bond Streets West and
  • Bond Street West between Simcoe Street North and Stevenson Road North

Saturday evening to accommodate the annual parade.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit are detouring bus service during the event.

Durham Region Transit
412 Adelaide / Courtice

DRT detours buses along two different routings Saturday, November 19:

From 3 until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses operate along their regular route.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Oshawa Centre Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

eastward along Elmgrove Avenue; and then
northward along Park Road South to King Street West,
resuming their regular route northward along Park North.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gibb Street at Stevenson Road South,
  • on Stevenson Road South across from Cartier [2 stops] and Montcalm Avenues and
  • on King Street West east of Stevenson Road South and at Gibbons Street.

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

  • on Elmgrove Avenue east of Westmount Avenue and at Montrave Avenue and
  • on Park Road South north of John Street West and at King Street West.

From about 5 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses operate along their regular route.

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

northward along Stevenson North; and then
eastward along Adelaide Avenue West to Park Road North,
resuming their regular route eastward along Adelaide West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops:

  • on King Street West east of Stevenson Road South and across from Gibbons Street and
  • on Park Road North at Colborne Street West and north of Elgin Street West.
402 King

From about 5 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street East and Mary Street North, then detour:

southward along Mary North and South;
westward along Athol Streets East and West;
southward along Centre Street South; and then
eastward along John Street West to Park Road South,
resuming their regular route westward along Elmgrove Avenue.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street West at Simcoe and Centre Streets North and Arena Street,
  • on Park Road North south of Bond Street West,
  • on Park Road South south of Pine Avenue and at Elmgrove Avenue.

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

  • on Centre Street South across from Metcalfe Street and
  • on John Street West at Nassau Street and west of Burk Street.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Elmgrove Avenue and Park Road South, then detour:

eastward along John Streets West and East;
northward along Simcoe Street South;
eastward along Athol Street East; and then
northward along Mary Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Park Road South north of John Street West and south of King Street East,
  • on King Street West across from Warren Street, east of Midtown Drive and 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 John Street West east of Nassau Street and Centre Street South and
  • on Simcoe Street South at Bruce Street and Athol Street East.

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900 PULSE

DRT detours buses along two different routings Saturday, November 19:

From 3 until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses operate along their regular route.

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

northward along Stevenson Road North;
eastward along Adelaide Avenue East;
southward along Park Road North to King West,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West east of Stevenson Road South and at Gibbons Street.

From 5 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses start their trips on Bond Street East at Mary Street North, then proceed:

northward along Mary Street North;
westward along Adelaide Avenues East and West; and then
southward along Stevenson Road North to Bond Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North and Arena Drive, west of Park Road North and at Gibbons Street.

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

  • on Adelaide Avenue East across from Kendall Avenue and at Simcoe Street North,
  • on Adelaide Avenue West across from Frances Avenue, at Park Road North, Gibbons Street and Fernhill Boulevard and
  • on Stevenson Road North across from Madison and Creighton Avenues.

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

northward along Stevenson Road North;
eastward along Adelaide Avenues West and East;
southward along Mary Street North,
eastward along William Street East;
southward along Carriage Works Drive; and then
westward along Bond Street West to Mary Street North,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West east of Stevenson Road South, across from Gibbons Street, across from Warren Street, east of Midtown Drive and east of Centre Street South,
  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South and
  • on Mary Street North at Bond Street East.
407 Ritson / Colonel Sam

From about 5 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street East and Mary Street North, then detour:

southward along Mary Streets North and South;
westward along Athol Street East to Centre Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Centre South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Centre Street North at Bond and King Streets West.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and Athol Street, then detour:

eastward along Athol East; and then
northward along Mary Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King East.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South.
401 Simcoe

From about 5 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Centre Street North and Richmond Street East, then detour:

eastward along Richmond;
southward along Mary Streets North and South; and then
westward along Athol Streets East and West to Centre Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Centre.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Centre Street North at Bond and King Streets West.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and Athol Street, then detour:

eastward along Athol East;
northward along Mary Streets South and North; and then
westward along Richmond Street East to Simcoe North,
resuming their regular route northward along Simcoe.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street North north of King and Bond Streets North.

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

  • on Mary Street North north of Bond Street East.
405 Wilson

From about 5 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street East and Mary Street North, then detour:

southward along Mary North and South;
westward along Athol Streets East and West;
southward along Centre Street South; and then
eastward along John Street West to Park Road South,
resuming their regular route westward along Elmgrove Avenue.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street West at Simcoe and Centre Streets North and Arena Street,
  • on Park Road North south of Bond Street West,
  • on Park Road South south of Pine Avenue and at Elmgrove Avenue.

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

  • on Centre Street South across from Metcalfe Street and
  • on John Street West at Nassau Street and west of Burk Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Elmgrove Avenue and Park Road South, then detour:

eastward along John Streets West and East;
northward along Simcoe Street South;
eastward along Athol Street East; and then
northward along Mary Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King East.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Park Road South north of John Street West and south of King Street East,
  • on King Street West across from Warren Street, east of Midtown Drive and 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 John Street West east of Nassau Street and Centre Street South and
  • on Simcoe Street South at Bruce Street and Athol Street East.

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GO Transit
90 Lakeshore East bus

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this post on information GO has supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 3 until 9 p.m., westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street East and Mary Street North, then detour:

northward along Mary North;
westward along Adelaide Avenues East and West; and then
southward along Stevenson Road South to Bond West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street East west of Mary Street North and at Simcoe Street North and
  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North and west of Park Road North.

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

northward along Stevenson North; eastward along Adelaide Avenues West and East; and then
southward along Mary Street North to King East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West across from Warren Street, west of Centre Street South and east of Centre Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South.

The parade in Newcastle also affects service along this route Sunday, November 20.

92 Oshawa / Yorkdale

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this post on information GO has supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses start their trips on Mary Street North north of Bond Street West, then proceed:

northward along Mary North;
westward along Adelaide Avenues East and West; and then
southward along Stevenson Road North to Bond West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Downtown Oshawa Terminal and
  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North and west of Park Road North.

Instead, westbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Mary Street North north of Bond Street.

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

northward along Stevenson Road North;
eastward along Adelaide Avenues West and East;
southward along Division Street;
eastward along Bond Street East; and then
northward along Mary Street North to just north of Bond East,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West across from Warren Avenue and west of Centre Street South and
  • in Downtown Oshawa Terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off passengers at temporary stops

  • on Bond Street East west of Division Street and
  • on Mary Street North north of Bond Street East.
52 Oshawa / York U

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this post on information GO has supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses start their trips on Mary Street North north of Bond Street East, then detour:

northward along Mary North; and then
westward along Adelaide Avenue East to Simcoe Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Simcoe North.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Downtown Oshawa Bus Terminal.

Instead, westbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Mary Street North north of Bond Street North.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street North and Adelaide Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Adelaide East;
southward along Division Street;
westward along Bond Street East; and then
northward along Mary Street North to just north of Bond East,
ending their trips.
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Downtown Oshawa Bus Terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Bond Street East west of Division Street and
  • on Mary Street North north of Bond Street East.

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Richmond Hill


Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade

The Region of York and the Town of Richmond Hill are closing

  • Leslie Street (Regional Road 12) between Nineteenth Avenue and Major Mackenzie Drive East and
  • Elgin Mills Road (Regional Road 49) between Shirley Drive and Woodbine Avenue

Saturday evening to accommodate this year’s parade.

York Region Transit is detouring buses during the event.

80 Elgin Mills

From 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, westbound buses start their trips on Victoria Square Boulevard at Elgin Mills Road East, then proceed:

westward along Elgin Mills East;
northward along Woodbine Avenue;
westward along Nineteenth Avenue; and then
southward along Bayview Avenue to Elgin Mills East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Elgin Mills.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woodbine Avenue north of Betty Roman Boulevard and south of Elgin Mills Road East,
  • on Elgin Mills Road East at John Birchall Road and Leslie Street, west of Leslie Street, across from Redstone Road, Goode Street and Melbourne and Shirley Drives and at Bayview Avenue.

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

  • on Woodbine Avenue at Prince of Wales Drive and
  • on Bayview Avenue north of Subrisco Avenue, Woodriver Street and Megarry Court, south of Megarry Court and at Elgin Mills Road East.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Elgin Mills Road East and Bayview Avenue, then detour:

northward along Bayview;
eastward along Nineteenth Avenue; and then
southward along Woodbine Avenue and Victoria Square Boulevard to Elgin Mills East,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Elgin Mills Road East at Bayview Avenue, Shirley and Melbourne Drives, Goode Street, Redstone Road and Leslie Street, across from John Birchall Road and at Woodbine Avenue, Prince Regent Street and Victoria Square Boulevard,
  • on Victoria Square Boulevard at Reflection Road and Betty Roman Boulevard and
  • on Betty Roman Boulevard at Prince Regent Street, Reflection Road and Woodbine Avenue.

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

  • on Bayview Avenue north of Elgin Mills Road East, across from Woodriver Street and Subrisco Avenue and at Nineteenth Avenue and
  • on Woodbine Avenue at Elgin Mills Road East.

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90 Leslie

From 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses start their trips on Shirley Drive at Farmstead Drive, then proceed:

eastward along Farmstead;
southward along Forestwood Street; and then
eastward along Major Mackenzie Drive East to Leslie Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Leslie.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Richmond Green Loop,
  • on Leslie Street at Elgin Mills Road East, south of Elgin Mills Road East, at Toporwoski Avenue, Princeton Avenue, south of Princeton Avenue, across from Performance Drive and at Major Mackenzie Drive East.

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

  • on Major Mackenzie Drive at Leslie Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Leslie Street and Major Mackenzie Drive East, then detour:

westward along Major Mackenzie West; and then
northward along Shirley Drive to Farmstead Drive,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Leslie Street at Major Mackenzie Drive East, north of Performance Drive, at Via Renzo Drive, across from Toporowski Avenue, north of Toporowski Avenue, at Elgin Mills Road East and north of Elgin Mills Road East and
  • in Richmond Green Loop.

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

  • on Major Mackenzie Drive at Forestwood Street and Shirley Drive.

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St. Catharines


St. Catharines Santa Claus Parade

The City of St. Catharines is closing

  • Queen Street between Duke and St. Paul Streets,
  • St. Paul Street between Queen and James Streets,
  • James Street between St. Paul and Church Streets and
  • Church Street between James Street and Wellington Street

Sunday afternoon to accommodate the parade.

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The St. Catharines Transit Commission is likely detouring buses during the event, but has not confirmed detour-routing information.

116 Brock - Glenridge

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed this detour routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information the SCTC supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 12:45 until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Glenridge and Westchester Avenues, then detour:

eastward along Westchester;
northward along Geneva Street;
westward along The Parkway; and then
northward along Carlisle Street to St. Paul Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Carlisle.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Westchester Avenue at St. Paul Street and
  • on St. Paul Street across from Queen and James Streets.

Outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

southward along Carlisle Street;
eastward along The Parkway;
southward along Geneva Street; and then
westward along Westchester Avenue to Glenridge Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Glenridge.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street beside the Old Courthouse,
  • on Ontario Street south of Trafalgar Street.
117 Bunting - Lakeshore

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed this detour routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information the SCTC supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound operate along their regular route to Westchester Avenue and Geneva Street, then detour:

northward along Geneva;
westward along McGuire Street; and then
northward along Carlisle Street to St. Paul Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Carlisle.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Westchester Avenue across from Glenridge Avenue and at St. Paul Street and
  • on St. Paul Street across from Queen and James Streets.

Outbound operate along their regular route.

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110 Glenridge - Pen Centre

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed this detour routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information the SCTC supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 12:45 until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Glenridge and Westchester Avenues, then detour:

eastward along Westchester;
northward along Geneva Street;
westward along McGuire Street; and then
northward along Carlisle Street to St. Paul Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Carlisle.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Westchester Avenue at St. Paul Street and
  • on St. Paul Street across from Queen and James Streets.

Outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

southward along Carlisle Street;
eastward along The Parkway;
southward along Geneva Street; and then
westward along Westchester Avenue to Glenridge Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Glenridge.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street beside the Old Courthouse,
  • on Ontario Street south of Trafalgar Street.
101 Hospital - Port Dalhousie
106 Lake St

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed this detour routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information the SCTC supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, expect detours and delays as the parade passes along James Street between St. Paul and Church Streets.

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102 Ontario St

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed this detour routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information the SCTC supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 12:45 until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Ontario Street and Fourth Avenue / Welland Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Welland; and then
southward along Lake and James Streets to Church Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Church.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Ontario Street beside Niagara Health System, south of Adams Street and at Norris Place and
  • on Church Street at William and James Streets.

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

  • on Welland Avenue east of Ontario Street and across from York Street,
  • on James Street south of Lake Street and at Duke Street.

Outbound reverse the inbound detour routing.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street beside the Old Courthouse and west of Queen Street and
  • on Ontario Street at Church and Midland Streets and across from Niagara Health System.

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

  • on Church Street west of Lyman Street,
  • on James Street across from Duke Street and at Lake Street and
  • on Welland Avenue beside Memorial School.
115 West St. Catharines

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed this detour routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information the SCTC supplied about this event in previous years.)

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From about 12:45 until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

southward along Carlisle Street; and then
westward along McGuire Street to St. Paul Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along St. Paul West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street beside the Old Courthouse.
  • on Ontario Street south of Trafalgar Street and
  • on St. Paul Street West beside Memorial Park.

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Toronto


The Santa Claus Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

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

Sunday to accommodate the parade.

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

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GO Transit
65 Barrie

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

You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here.

33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York

33C branch

An extra eastbound bus leaves University Centre Terminal at the University of Guelph at 8:23 a.m. Sunday, November 20. It arrives in Guelph Central Station bus terminal at 8:33 a.m., then operates along the regular route through Rockwood and Acton to Georgetown GO Station. It ends its trip in Georgetown at 9:23 a.m., in time for passengers to board the eastbound train that leaves Georgetown at 9:38 a.m.

After the parade, the westbound train arrives in Georgetown GO Station at 5:49 p.m. You can connect with the westbound bus that leaves Georgetown at 5:57 p.m. and travels through Acton and Rockwood to Guelph. The bus arrives in Guelph Central Station bus terminal at 6:47 p.m. and ends its trip on the University of Guelph Campus at 7:02 p.m.

You can view the special Sunday schedule here.

31 Kitchener train

A special eastbound train leaves Georgetown GO Station at 9:38 a.m. Sunday, November 20, and picks up passengers at all stations until Bramalea GO Station, arriving at 10:02 a.m. It then serves all other stations along the line to Union Station, ending its trip at 10:45 a.m. A special westbound train leaves Union at 4:45 p.m. It arrives in Bramalea at 5:24 p.m. It then drops off passengers in all stations, ending its trip in Georgetown at 5:49 p.m.

Extra buses operating along the 30 Kitchener / Bramalea express and 33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York routes connect passengers travelling further westward with the trains.

You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here.

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30 Kitchener / Bramalea express

An extra eastbound bus leaves Kitchener GO Station at 8:47 a.m. Sunday, November 20. It operates express — without stopping — to Bramalea GO Station, ending its trip at 9:47 a.m. At Bramalea, passengers can connect with the eastbound express train that leaves Bramalea GO Station at 10:02 a.m.

After the parade, the westbound train arrives in Bramalea GO Station at 5:24 p.m. You can connect with the westbound bus that leaves Bramalea at 5:34 p.m. It ends its trip at Kitchener GO Station at 6:54 p.m.

You can view the special Sunday schedule here.

09 Lakeshore East

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

You can view the regular Sunday schedule here.

01 Lakeshore West

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

You can view the regular Sunday schedule here.

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21 Milton train

A special eastbound train leaves Milton GO Station at 10:48 a.m. Sunday, November 20. It picks up passengers at all stations to Union Station, ending its trip at 11:45 a.m. A special westbound train leaves Union at 5 p.m. It drops off passengers at all stations to Milton, ending its trip at 5:58.

You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here.

71 Stouffville

A special southbound train leaves Lincolnville GO Station at 10:21 a.m. It picks up passengers at all stations to Union Station, arriving at 11:30 a.m. A special northbound train leaves Union at 4:40 p.m. It drops off passengers at all stations to Lincolnville, arriving at 5:49 p.m.

You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here.

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Toronto Transit Commission
5 Avenue Rd

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

From 11:30 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue Road and Lowther, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • in St George Station bus terminal.

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

northward along Bedford Road;
westward along Prince Arthur Avenue;
northward along St. George Street; and then
eastward along Dupont Street and Davenport Road to Avenue Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Avenue Road.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • in St George Station bus terminal,
  • on St. George Street at Lowther and Bernard Avenues,
  • on Dupont Street at Davenport Road and
  • on Davenport Road east of Bedford Road.

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511 Bathurst

From 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, expect delays as the parade passes along Bloor Street West at Bathurst Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct buses through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

6 Bay

From 1 until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, the TTC operates buses along the route only north of Adelaide Street West.

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

eastward along King West to York Street,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

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

Northbound buses start their trips on King Street West at York Street, then proceed:

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

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dockside Drive [west] at Queens Quay East.
  • on Queens Quay East at Richardson Street, west of Lower Jarvis Street and at Freeland and Yonge Streets,
  • on Bay Street north of Queens Quay West, across from the Air Canada Centre and at Front, Wellington and King Streets West.
300 Bloor-Danforth overnight

From 6 until about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, November 20, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Bloor Street West and Ossington Avenue, then detour:

northward along Ossington;
eastward along Dupont Street and Davenport Road; and then
southward along Bay Street to Bloor,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bloor.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Montrose Avenue, Grace Street, Manning Avenue, Palmerston Boulevard, Bathurst and Brunswick Streets, Spadina Avenue and St. George Street, across from Bedford Road and at Queen’s Park and Bay Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Avenue and Bedford Roads, St. George Street, Spadina Road, Brunswick and Bathurst Streets, Palmerston and Manning Avenues, Christie and Shaw Streets and Ossington Avenue.

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2 Bloor - Danforth subway

Extra service throughout the day Sunday, November 20. Passengers should expect crowded conditions before and after the parade at Bathurst, Bay, Christie, St. George and Spadina Stations.

506 Carlton

From about 11:30 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, expect delays as the parade passes along Queen’s Park / University Avenue at College Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

121 Fort York - Esplanade

From 11:30 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, westbound buses operate along their regular route to The Esplanade and Lower Jarvis Street, then detour:

southward along Lower Jarvis;
eastward along Queens Quay East; and then
northward along Yonge Street to Front Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Front West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on The Esplanade west of Market Street.

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

  • on Queens Quay East at Freeland and Yonge Streets and
  • on Yonge Street north of Queens Quay East.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route.

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126 Christie

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

From about 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Christie and Dupont Streets, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

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505 Dundas

From about 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, expect delays as the parade passes along University Avenue at Dundas Street West. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

504 King

From about 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, expect delays as the parade passes along Yonge Street at King Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

63 Ossington

From about 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, expect delays at Ossington Avenue and Bloor Street West.

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501 Queen

From about 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sunday, November 20, expect delays as the parade passes along Yonge Street at Queen Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

3 Scarborough rapid transit

Extra service throughout the day Sunday, November 20.

75 Sherbourne

Until about 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Lower Sherbourne Street and Queens Quay East,

ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Queens Quay East at Richardson Street.

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

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

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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94 Wellesley

The TTC splits the route into two during the parade:

Buses skip their regular eastbound stops

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

Buses skip their regular westbound stops

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

From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, buses on the eastern route shuttle between Castle Frank and Wellesley Stations in both directions, serving all stops.

94 Wellesley west

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

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

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

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

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

1 Yonge - University subway

Extra service throughout the day Sunday, November 20. Passengers should expect crowded conditions before and after the parade at King, Museum, Osgoode, Queen, Queen’s Park, St. Andrew, St. George, St. Patrick, Spadina and Union Stations.


Uxbridge


Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Township of Uxbridge are closing

  • Brock Streets East and West (Regional Roads 1 and 8 and Regional Highway 47) between Centre Road and Nellkyd Lane

Saturday morning to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring buses during the event.

71 Stouffville / Toronto bus

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

From about 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, November 19, southbound buses start their trips from Mill and Toronto Streets, then proceed:

along their regular route southward along Toronto Street.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Toronto Street North at Albert Street,
  • on Railway Street, south of King Street West / Spruce Street,
  • on Toronto Street North at Brock Street West,
  • on Toronto Street South at Peel and Mill Streets.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Toronto Street South and Elgin Park Drive, then detour:

eastward along Elgin Park;
northward along the 7th Concession Road / Main Street South; and then
westward along Mill Street to Toronto Street,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Toronto Street South across from Campbell Drive and at Mill and Poplar Streets,
  • on Toronto Street North at Albert Street.

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Waterloo

See also Kitchener


Kitchener - Waterloo Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Waterloo and City of Waterloo are closing

  • Weber Streets North and South (Regional Road 8) south of Bridgeport Road East Saturday morning and afternoon

to accommodate the Lions Club of Kitchener’s annual parade.

The parade starts 10 a.m. in Waterloo and continues southward along Weber Street into Kitchener.

GO Transit and Grand River Transit are detouring buses during the parade.

GO Transit
25 Waterloo - Square One

GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not provided detour-routing information. It says that buses drop off or pick up passengers at all regular stops.

Grand River Transit
8 Fairview Park Mall via Weber / Courtland

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 19, buses operate along their regular route to Weber Street North and Lincoln Road, then detour:

eastward along Lincoln Road; and then
southward along Margaret Avenues North and South.

Buses continue along a detour routing as the parade passes southward into Kitchener.

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4 Glasgow

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 19, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Glasgow and Park Streets, then detour:

northward along Park;
eastward along William Street West;
northward along Caroline Streets South;
eastward along Erb Streets West and East;
northward along Regina Street North;
westward along Bridgeport Road East;
northward along King Street North;
eastward along University Avenue East;
southward along Weber Street North;
eastward along Lincoln Road; and then
southward along Margaret Avenues North and South.

Buses continue along a detour routing as the parade passes southward into Kitchener.

Outbound buses start their detour in Kitchener.

They enter Waterloo along Margaret Avenue South, then proceed:

northward along Margaret South and North;
westward along Bridgeport Road East;
southward along Caroline Street North;
westward along Erb Street West;
south- and eastward along Father David Bauer Drive;
southward along Caroline Street South;
westward along William Street West; and then
southward along Park Street to Glasgow Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Glasgow.

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200 ixPress

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 19, Cambridge-bound buses operate along their regular route to King Street North and Bridgeport Road, then detour:


westward along Bridgeport Road East;
southward along Caroline Street North;
westward along Erb Street West;
south- and eastward along Father David Bauer Drive;
southward along Caroline Street South;
westward along William Street West; and then
southward along Park Street.

Buses continue along a detour routing as the parade passes southward into Kitchener.

Waterloo-bound buses start their detour in Kitchener. In Waterloo, they proceed:

northward along Park Street;
eastward along William Street West;
northward along Caroline Streets South;
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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7 Mainline

Buses operate along their regular route through Waterloo, then continue into Kitchener.

8 University via Courtland / Weber

Northbound buses start their detour in Kitchener. In Waterloo, they proceed:

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

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Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.