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Weekend events affect transit services, April 9



This Sunday, April 9, ceremonies and processions marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge temporarily block streets in Brampton, the Bronte area of Oakville and Kitchener.

Local transit agencies are detouring services while the streets are closed.


The events affect service along these routes:

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

GO Transit31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 36 Brampton / North York.

Grand River Transit1 Queen / River, 6 Bridge, 7 Mainline.

Oakville Transit3 Third Line, 14 Lakeshore West.


Brampton


100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge - Brampton

The City of Brampton is closing:

  • Main Street South between Queen and Clarence Streets and
  • Wellington Street West between George and Main Streets South

from 9:30 a.m. until noon Sunday.

It’s also enforcing rolling closures on

  • Theatre Lane from Union Street to Main Street North and
  • Main Street North from Nelson Street to Queen Street

during the procession from 9:55 until 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

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The event affects Brampton Transit and GO Transit services.

Brampton Transit
2 Main

From 9:30 a.m. until noon, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Church Street, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North at Nelson and Queen Streets West and
  • on Main Street South at Wellington Street West and across from Woodbrook Drive and Clarence Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at Clarence Street, north of Guest Street and Woodbrook Drive and at Wellington Street East and John Street and
  • on Main Street North north of Queen Street East and Theatre Lane and at Church Street East.

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1 Queen

From 9:55 until 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 9, expect delays or detours during the procession along Theatre Lane.

24 Van Kirk

From 9:30 a.m. until noon Sunday, April 9, southbound buses operate along their regular route to George Street North across from Diplock Lane, ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • 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 eastward 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.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on George Street South across from Diplock Lane.

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501 Züm Queen

From 9:55 until 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 9, expect delays or detours during the procession along Theatre Lane.

502 Züm Main

From 9:30 a.m. until noon, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Church Street, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip these Züm stations:

  • Nelson; and
  • Wellington.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip these Züm stations:

  • Wellington; and
  • Theatre Lane.
1 Queen

From 9:55 until 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 9, expect delays or detours during the procession along Theatre Lane.

GO Transit
36 Brampton / North York

From 9:55 until 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 9, expect delays or detours during the procession along Theatre Lane.

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 how it detoured buses during other events that closed the streets.)

From 9:30 a.m. until noon, Sunday, April 9, 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.

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.

Bronte


Bronte Legion Vimy Ridge Rememberance Day Parade

The Town of Oakville is closing:

  • Lakeshore Road West between west of Bronte Road to Jones Street and
  • Jones Street from Lakeshore Road West to Marine Drive

Sunday morning to accommodate the parade.

Oakville Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

14 Lakeshore West

From 10 a.m. until noon, Sunday, April 9, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Lakeshore Road West and Mississauga Street, then detour:

northward along Mississauga;
eastward along Rebecca Street;
southward along Bronte Road;
eastward along Sovereign Street; and then
southward along Nelson Street to Lakeshore West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Lakeshore.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road West at West River Street and Bronte Road, west of Jones Street and at Nelson Street.

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

  • on Rebecca Street at Bronte Road and
  • on Bronte Road across from Hixon and Sovereign Streets.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road at Jones Street and Bronte Road, across from Bronte Harbour and at Triller Place.

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

  • on Bronte Road at Hixon and Rebecca Streets.

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3 Third Line

From 10 a.m. until noon, Sunday, April 9, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bronte Road and Sovereign Street, then detour:

eastward along Sovereign Street; and then
southward along Nelson Street to Lakeshore Road West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Lakeshore West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road West east of Jones Street and at Nelson Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

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Kitchener


100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge - Kitchener

The City of Kitchener is closing:

  • Gaukel Street between Charles and King Streets West and
  • King Street West between Water and Young Streets

Sunday afternoon to accommodate the event.

Grand River Transit is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

6 Bridge

From 1:30 until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, inbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Francis Street, then detour:

southward along Francis South; and then
eastward along Charles Street West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel or eastward along Charles West.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Water Street South and Gaukel Street.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route to Gaukel Street and Charles Street West, then detour:

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

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of College Street and at Francis Street North.
7 Mainline

From 1:30 until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, Kitchener-bound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Francis Street, then detour:

southward along Francis South; and then
eastward along Charles Street West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Kitchener-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Water Street South and Gaukel Street.

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

southward along Benton; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Waterloo-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West at Ontario Street North.
1 Queen / River

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 1:30 until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, outbound buses operate along their regular route to Frederick Street and King Street East, then detour:

southward along Benton Street; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West at Ontario Street North.

Oakville

See Bronte.


Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.