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Weekend events affect transit services, March 30, 31, April 1, 2



Maple syrup dominates the agenda for events this weekend in two communities at the very edges of the area we cover in this blog — Elmira in Woolwich Township and Sunderland in Brock Township. Both events affect local transit.

Closer to home, Guelph hosts the Rogers Hometown Hockey event on Saturday and Sunday, while crews set up the event Thursday and Friday, blocking regular transit services.


The events affect these routes:

GO Transit81 Port Perry / Whitby.

Grand River Transit21 Elmira.

Guelph Transit5 Gordon, 8 Stone Road Mall, 9 Waterloo.

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The Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 event affecting transit services is: Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in Guelph.

The Saturday, April 1 events affecting transit services are: the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival; the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival; and Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in Guelph.

The Sunday, April 2 events affecting transit services are: the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival; and Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in Guelph.

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Brock Township

See Sunderland.


Elmira


Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

The Region of Waterloo and Township of Woolwich are closing:

  • Arthur Street South (Regional Road 21) between Church Street and Memorial Avenue

from 1 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday to accommodate the festival.

Grand River Transit is detouring buses during the event.

21 Elmira

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Arthur Street South and Listowel Road, then detour:

westward along Listowel;
southward along Three Bridges Road;
eastward along Hawkesville Road;
northward along Northside Drive; and then
eastward along Sawmill Road to King Street North,
resuming their regular route southward along King North.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Waterloo Region Highway 85 across from Scotch Line Road, at the Waterloo Central Railway tracks and at Gerrat Street and
  • on Sawmill Road across from Parkside Drive.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Sawmill Road and Waterloo Region Highway 85, then detour:

eastward along Sawmill;
northward along New Jerusalem Road;
westward along Southfield Drive;
northward along Union Street;
westward along First Street East;
northward along Duke Street; and then
westward along Church Streets East and West to Maple Street,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Waterloo Region Highway 85 across from Gerrat Street, north of the Waterloo Central Railway tracks and at Scotch Line Road and
  • on Arthur Street South across from Brubacher Street, at Park Avenue East, Wyatt Street East and Mill Street.

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

  • on Duke Street at Baumann Street, Park Street East and Mill Street.

From 6 a.m. until noon, GRT is increasing the frequency of service by operating extra buses along the route to get visitors to and from the events.

Southbound buses leave Church Street West and Maple Street in Elmira at 6:55 and 7:32 a.m., 8:02 a.m. and every 20 minutes until 8:22 a.m., 8:43 a.m. and every 20 minutes until 2:43 p.m., 3:02 p.m. and every 20 minutes until 4:22 p.m.

Northbound buses leave Conestoga Mall Terminal at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 a.m. and every 20 minutes until 3:50 p.m.

You can view a schedule for service along the route Saturday, April 1 only here. (.pdf)

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Guelph


Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour

The City of Guelph is closing

  • Wilson Street between Macdonell Street and Norfolk Street / Gordon Street and
  • Carden Street between Wilson Street and Wyndham Street North

from 7 a.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. Monday to accommodate the event.

Guelph Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

5 Gordon

From 7 a.m. Thursday, March 30 until 7 a.m. Monday, April 3, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Gordon Street and Wilson Street / Waterloo Avenue, then detour:

northward along Norfolk Street; and then
eastward along Macdonell Street to Wilson Street,
resuming their regular route **eastward along Macdonell.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wilson Street at Carden Street.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

8 Stone Road Mall
9 Waterloo

From 7 a.m. Thursday, March 30 until 7 a.m. Monday, April 3, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Waterloo Avenue and Gordon Street / Norfolk Street, then detour:

northward along Norfolk Street; and then
eastward along Macdonell Street to Wilson Street,
resuming their regular route **eastward along Macdonell.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wilson Street at Carden Street.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

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Sunderland


Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

The Region of Durham is closing River Street (Regional Road 10) within the village of Sunderland this weekend to accommodate the annual festival.

GO Transit is detouring buses during the event.

81 Port Perry / Whitby

Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Highway 12 and River Street, then detour:

southward along Highway 12 to Albert Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Highway 12.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Albert Street south of River Street.

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

  • on Highway 12 at River Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Albert Street at River Street.

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

  • on Highway 12 across from River Street.

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Woolwich Township

See Elmira.


Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.