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Weekend events affect transit services,
November 16, 17, 18



Santa Claus is coming to town — or, at least, to 23 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, the Bowmanville area of Clarington, Bradford, Brampton, Cambridge, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Guelph, Hamilton, the Keswick area of Georgina, Kitchener, the Newcastle area of Clarington, Newmarket, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Orangeville, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, St. Catharines, Toronto, Uxbridge and Waterloo.

Other seasonal events also disrupt transit services in Brampton, Newcastle, Newmarket and Toronto.


The events affect service along these routes:

Barrie Transit1A Georgian Mall via Bayfield, 1B Welham via Bayview, 2A Dunlop via Ferndale, 2B Park Place via Veteran’s, 4A East Bayfield via Bayfield, 4B South GO via Hurst, 5B Edgehill via Blake, 6A Letitia via College, 6B College via Letitia, 7A Bell Farm via Grove, 7B Bear Creek via Ardagh, 8A RVH / Yonge via Essa / Blake / Anne, 8B Crosstown via Yonge / Anne / Blake.

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, 501 South Bowmanville, 502 North Bowmanville, 900 PULSE.

GO Transit01 Lakeshore West train, 09 Lakeshore East train, 21 Milton train, 30 Kitchener / Brampton express, 31 Kitchener train, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto bus, 33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York, 36 Brampton / North York express, 52 Oshawa / York U, 65 Barrie train, 68 Barrie / Newmarket / Aurora, 71 Stouffville train, 71 Stouffville / Toronto bus, 81 Port Perry / Whitby, 90 Lakeshore East bus, 92 Oshawa / Yorkdale.

Grand River Transit1 Queen - River, 4 Glasgow, 6 Bridge, 8 Fairview Park via Weber / Courtland, 8 Fairview Park via Westmount / Franklin, 8 University via Courtland / Weber, 8 University via Franklin / Westmount, 12 Westmount, 20 Victoria - Frederick, 51 Hespeler Rd, 56 Dunbar, 60 Northview Acres, 64 Langs, 200 iXpress ION, 203 iXpress Maple Grove, 204 iXpress Highland - Victoria.

Guelph Transit3 Westmount, 9 Waterloo, 10 Imperial, 11 Willow West, 12 General Hospital, 13 Victoria Park Recreation Centre, 20 Northwest Industrial, 99 Mainline.

Hamilton Street Railway2 Barton, 3 Cannon, 4 Bayfront, 7 Locke, 8 York.

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

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

Orangeville TransitBlue, Green, Orange.

St. Catharines Transit Commission404 Oakdale - Pen Centre, 410 Glenridge - Pen Centre, 415 West St. Catharines, 416 Brock - Glenridge, 417 Bunting - Lakeshore.

Toronto Transit Commission1 Yonge - University subway, 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, 3 Scarborough rapid transit, 5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 63 Ossington, 72 Pape via Commissioners and Queens Quay, 75 Sherbourne, 94 Wellesley, 121 Fort York - Esplanade, 126 Christie, 161 Rogers Rd, 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 16 events affecting transit are: the Beaverton Santa Claus Parade; the Brampton Christmas Tree-Lighting; the Newcastle Town Hall Tree-Lighting; the Newmarket Candle-Light Parade and Tree-Lighting; and the Toronto Christmas Market.

The Saturday, November 17 events affecting transit are: the Acton Fire Fighters Santa Claus Parade; the Barrie Santa Claus Parade; the Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade; the Bradford - West Gwillimbury 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 Orangeville Kin Club Santa Claus Parade; the Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade; Santa’s Parade of Lights (Oshawa); the Toronto Christmas Market; and the Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade.

The Sunday, November 18 events affecting transit are: the Guelph Santa Claus Parade; the Newcastle Santa Claus Parade; the Santa Claus Parade (Toronto); and the Toronto Christmas Market.

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Acton


Acton Fire Fighters Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Halton Hills is closing

  • Queen Street between Acton Boulevard and Young Street,
  • Young Street between Queen Street and Mill Street East and
  • Mill Street East between Young and Main Streets

(Provincial Highway 7) 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 confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not confirmed exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this section of the post on information it supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 12:30 until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Brampton also affects service along the route Friday, November 16. The Santa Claus Parades in Brampton and Georgetown also affect service along the route Saturday, November 17. The parade in Guelph also affects service along the route Sunday, November 18.

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Barrie


Barrie Santa Claus Parade

The City of Barrie is closing

  • Lakeshore Drive between Minet’s Point Road and Tiffin Street,
  • Tiffin Street between Lakeshore Drive and Bradford Street,
  • Bradford Street between Tiffin Street and Dunlop Street West and
  • Dunlop Streets West and East between Tiffin and Poyntz Streets

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

Barrie Transit and GO Transit are detouring bus services during the event

Barrie Transit
7B Bear Creek via Ardagh

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bradford Street at Victoria, John and Brock Streets and north of Tiffin Street.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

7A Bell Farm via Grove

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bradford Street across from Brock Street and at John and Victoria Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street at Toronto Street.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

Santa Clause Parade Detour Map.jpg

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6B College via Letitia

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Dunlop Street West and Eccles Street, then detour:

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

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dunlop Street West east of Eccles Street South and at High and Toronto Streets.

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

  • on Ross Street at Parkside Drive, Queen’s Park and Toronto Street and
  • on Maple Avenue south of Ross Street.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

8B Crosstown / Essa via Blake - Anne - Yonge

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Downtown Barrie Terminal, then proceed:

northward along Maple Avenue;
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.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dunlop Street West at Toronto Street and west of Parkside Drive.

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

  • on Maple Avenue at Ross Street and
  • on Ross Street at Toronto Street and beside Victoria Village.

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.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bradford Street across from Brock Street and at John and Victoria Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street at Toronto Street.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

Santa Clause Parade Detour Map.jpg

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2A Dunlop via Ferndale

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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; and then
southward along Maple Avenue to Dunlop Street West,
resuming their regular route southward along Maple.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dunlop Street West east of Eccles Street South and at High and Toronto Streets.

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

  • on Ross Street at Parkside Drive, Queen’s Park and Toronto Street and
  • on Maple Avenue south of Ross Street.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

4A East Bayfield via Bayfield

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bradford Street across from Brock Street and at John and Victoria Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street at Toronto Street.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

Santa Clause Parade Detour Map.jpg

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5A Edgehill via Blake

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Blake Street at Collier Street and Dunlop Street East, then detour:

westward along Collier;
northward along Bayfield Street;
westward along Ross Street; and then
southward along Maple Avenue to Dunlop Street West,
resuming their regular route southward along Maple.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dunlop Street East at Berczy Street and across from Bayshore Landing and
  • on Simcoe Street across from Heritage Park.

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

  • on Collier Street across from Albert Street, at Poyntz, Mulcaster and Owen Streets and west of Clapperton Street and
  • on Maple Avenue south of Ross Street.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

3A Georgian Drive via Cook

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Dunlop Street West and Eccles Street, then detour:

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

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dunlop Street West east of Eccles Street South and at High and Toronto Streets.

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

  • on Ross Street at Parkside Drive, Queen’s Park and Toronto Street and
  • on Maple Avenue south of Ross Street.

Santa Clause Parade Detour Map.jpg

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1A Georgian Mall via Bayfield

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bradford Street across from Brock Street and at John and Victoria Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street at Toronto Street.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

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

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West, then detour:

northward along Maple;
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.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dunlop Street West at Toronto Street and west of Parkside Drive.

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

  • on Maple Avenue at Ross Street and
  • on Ross Street at Toronto Street and beside Victoria Village.

Santa Clause Parade Detour Map.jpg

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8A RVH / Yonge via Essa - Anne - Blake

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe and Toronto Streets, then detour:

southward along Toronto and Lakeshore Drive to Allandale - Waterfront GO Station,


resuming their regular route southwestward along Essa Road.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bradford Street at Victoria, John and Brock Streets and north of Tiffin Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Dunlop Street West and Eccles Street, then detour:

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

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dunlop Street West east of Eccles Street South and at High and Toronto Streets.

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

  • on Ross Street at Parkside Drive, Queen’s Park and Toronto Street and
  • on Maple Avenue south of Ross Street.

Expect delays at Maple Avenue and Dunlop Street West.

4B South GO via Hurst
1B Welham via Bayfield

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular routes to Simcoe and Toronto Streets, then detour:

southward along Toronto and Lakeshore Drive to Allandale - Waterfront GO Station,

resuming their regular routes southwestward along Essa Road.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bradford Street at Victoria, John and Brock Streets and north of Tiffin Street.

Santa Clause Parade Detour Map.jpg

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GO Transit
68 Barrie / Newmarket / Aurora

From 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, GO buses start and end their trips in Allandale Waterfront GO Station bus terminal.

Buses skip their regular stop

  • in Downtown Barrie Terminal.

The parade in Bradford also affects service along this route Saturday, November 17.

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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 Friday evening 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 detours during this event in previous years.)

Southbound buses do not operate from Beaverton during the parade.

From 7 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 16, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe and York Streets, 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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Bowmanville


Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing several streets in downtown Bowmanville, including

  • King Streets East and West (Regional Highway 2) between Mearns Road and Bowmanville Avenue (Regional Road 57) and
  • Simpson Avenue between King Street East and Baseline Road

Saturday morning to accommodate the annual parade.

The event affects Durham Region Transit and GO Transit service.

Durham Region Transit
502 North Bowmanville

From 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses start their trips at the Clarington Centre, on Clarington Boulevard north of Prince William Boulevard, then proceed:

southward along Clarington;
eastward along Prince William Boulevard;
northward along Pethick Street;
eastward along King Street West;
southward along Bowmanville Avenue [Regional Road 57];
eastward along Baseline Roads West and East;
northward along Simpson Avenue;
westward along King Street East;
northward along St. George Street North; and then
westward along Church Street to Liberty North,
resuming their regular route northward along Liberty.

The buses continue along their regular route to Scugog Street and Longworth Avenue, then further detour:
westward along Longworth Avenue;
southward along Regional Road 57;
westward along King Street West; and then
southward along Clarington Boulevard to the Clarington Centre.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Church Street west of Scugog Street North and Temperance Street,
  • on King Street East east of Division Street and at Ontario Street and Liberty Street South,
  • on Price Street east of Liberty Street South and at Simpson Avenue,
  • on Liberty Street North at Church Street,
  • on Scugog Street south of Longworth Avenue and Jackman Road and across from O’Dell Avenue.
501 South Bowmanville

From 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Aspen Springs Drive and Bowmanville Avenue [Regional Road 57], then detour:

northward along Bowmanville;
eastward along King Street East;
south- and westward along Roenigk Drive; and then
southward along Waverley Road and Bowmanville Avenue to Baseline Road West,
resuming their regular route westward along Baseline West.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Waverley Road north of Spry Avenue, at Lawrence Crescent and north of Strike Avenue,
  • on Roenigk Drive at King Street West,
  • on Church Street west of Scugog Street North and Temperance Street,
  • on King Street East east of Division Street and at Ontario Street, Liberty Street South and Simpson Avenue,
  • on Prince Street west of Simpson Avenue and at Liberty Street South,
  • on Liberty Street South at Victoria Street, Park Drive and Baseline Road West and
  • on Baseline Road West west of Spry Avenue and at Bowmanville Avenue.
GO Transit
90 Lakeshore East

Until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Simpson Avenue, then detour:

southward along Simpson;
westward along Baseline Roads East and West;
northward along Bowmanville Avenue [Regional Road 57]; and then
northward along Roenigk Drive to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East west of Galbraith Court, Liberty Street North and George Street and at Temperance Street and
  • on King Street West at Scugog Street North.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Scugog Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Temperance and Division Streets south and at Ontario and Liberty Streets South and Simpson Avenue.

The tree-lighting ceremony in Newcastle also affects service along this route Friday, November 16. The parade in Oshawa also affects service along this route Saturday, November 17. The parade in Newcastle also affect service along this route Sunday, November 18.


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 Saturday evening, 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 / Aurora

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

From about 5 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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.

The parade in Barrie also affects service along this route Saturday, November 17.

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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 is closing

  • Wellington Street West between George and Main Streets South

Friday evening to accommodate the ceremony.

The event affects Brampton Transit and GO Transit service.

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Brampton Transit

25 Edenbrook

From 4 until 10 p.m. Friday, November 16, 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;
westward along Queen West;
northward along Mill Street North; and then
eastward along Nelson Street West 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 North across from Diplock Lane.

24 Van Kirk and 25 Edenbrook Tree Lighting FINAL.jpg

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2 Main

From 4 until 9:30 p.m. Friday, November 16, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on McMurchy Avenue North at Queen Street West and
  • on McMurchy Avenue South at Royce Avenue, McHardy Court and Corby Crescent.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South north of Guest Street and Woodbrook Drive and at Wellington Street East and John Street and
  • on Main Street North north of Queen Street West.

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

  • on McMurchy Avenue South north of Frederick Street, across from McHardy Court and at Jessie Street and Queen Street West and
  • on McMurchy Avenue North at Nelson Street West.

The Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade also affects service along the route Saturday, November 17.

502 Züm Main and 2 Main Tree Lighting.jpg

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24 Van Kirk

From 4 until 10 p.m. Friday, November 16, 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;
westward along Queen West;
northward along Mill Street North; and then
eastward along Nelson Street West 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 North across from Diplock Lane.

The Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade also affects service along the route Saturday, November 17.

24 Van Kirk and 25 Edenbrook Tree Lighting FINAL.jpg

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502 Züm Main

From 4 until 9:30 p.m. Friday, November 16, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip this Zü station:

  • Wellington.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Southbound buses skip this Zü station:

  • Wellington.

The Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade also affects service along the route Saturday, November 17.

502 Züm Main and 2 Main Tree Lighting.jpg

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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 16, 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, Brampton and Georgetown also affect service along the route Saturday, November 17. The parade in Guelph also affects service along the route Sunday, November 18. The parade in Toronto also affects service along the 33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York route Sunday, November 18.

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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

From noon until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Vodden Street West, then detour:

westward along Vodden West;
southward along Pleasantview Avenue;
eastward along Rosedale Avenue;
southward along Mill Street North;
eastward along Railroad Street;
southward along George Street North;
westward along Queen Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenue South; and then
eastward along Charolais Boulevard to Main 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 West, south of David Street at Market Street and Church, Market and Queen Streets West and
  • on Main Street South at Wellington Street West, across from Woodbrook Drive and Clarence Street, south of Harold Street, across from Nanwood Drive, at Elgin Drive, across from Peel Village Parkway and at Charolais Boulevard.

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

  • on Vodden Street West at Isabella Street and Rosebud Avenue,
  • on George Street North at Nelson Street West and across from Diplock Lane,
  • on Queen Street West at Mill Street North and Park Street,
  • on McMurchy Avenue South at Royce Avenue, McHardy Court, Corby Crescent, south of Harold Street and Kingsview Boulevard and across from Ambleside Drive and
  • on Charolais Boulevard across from Mill Street South and at Main Street South.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Charolais Boulevard at Hodgson Street and Mill Street South,
  • on McMurchy Avenue South at Ambleside Drive, across from Kingsview Boulevard, north of Harold and Frederick Streets, across from McHardy Court and at Jessie Street and Queen Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Mill and Elizabeth Streets South,
  • on George Street North north of Diplock Lane and Nelson Street West,
  • on Railroad Street at Mill Street North and
  • on Vodden Street West at Mill Street North.

The Brampton Tree-Lighting Ceremony also affects service along the route Friday, November 16.

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1 Queen

Buses operate along their regular route. From 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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

From 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 Queen Street West; and then
northward along George Street North to north of Diplock Lane,
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 and across from Nelson Street East and
  • on Queen Street South at John Street.

Northbound buses start their trips on George Street North north of Diplock Lane, then proceed:

northward along George Street North;
westward along Nelson Street West;
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 north of Queen Street and Theatre Lane, 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.

The Brampton Tree-Lighting Ceremony also affects service along the route Friday, November 16.

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502 Züm Main

From 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 Railroad Street;
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 these Züm stations:

  • Vodden, Nelson, Wellington and Nanwood.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip these Züm stations:

  • Nanwood, Wellington and Theatre Lane.

The Brampton Tree-Lighting Ceremony also affects service along the route Friday, November 16.

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501 / 501A Züm Queen

From 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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
36 Brampton / North York express

(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 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses start their trips in Downtown Brampton Terminal, then proceed:

westward along Nelson Street West;
northward along Mill Street North;
westward along Rosedale Avenue West;
northward along Pleasantview Avenue;
eastward along Vodden Streets West and East; and then
southward along Kennedy Road North to Queen Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Queen Street East east of Centre Street South.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East east of Kennedy Road North and Centre Street North.
31A / 31F Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

(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 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Brampton also affects service along the route Friday, November 16. The Santa Claus Parades in Acton and Georgetown also affect service along the route Saturday, November 17. The parade in Guelph also affects service along the route Sunday, November 18.

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Cambridge


Cambridge Canadian Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Waterloo and the City of Cambridge are closing

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

Saturday afternoon and evening to accommodate the annual parade.

The event affects Grand River Transit service.

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56 Dunbar

From about 3:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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
  • 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 Dalesview 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 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Conestoga Boulevard and Pinebush Road, then detour:

southward along Conestoga Boulevard; and then
eastward along Can-Amera Parkway 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; and
  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal.

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

  • on Conestoga Boulevard south of Sheldon Drive, beside the 500 block of Conestoga, at Bishop Street North, beside Conestoga Garage, across from Lena Crescent [north] and at Dunbar Road.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hespeler Road north of Can-Amera Parkway
  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal,
  • on Hespeler Road north of Bishop Street North, beside #499 Hespeler, at Sheldon Drive, beside the 500 and 600 blocks on Hespeler and at Pinebush Road.

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

  • on Conestoga Boulevard north of Lena Crescent [north], across from Conestoga Garage, north of Bishop Street North and across from the 500 block of Conestoga.

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200 iXpress ION

From about 3:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Hespeler and Pinebush Roads, then detour:

eastward along Pinebush;
southward along Conestoga Boulevard; and then
westward along Can-Amera Parkway to Hespeler Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Hespeler.

Southbound buses skip

  • Pinebush iXpress station and
  • Cambridge Centre Terminal.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Conestoga Parkway across from Lena Crescent [north].

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip

  • Can-Amera iXpress station,
  • Cambridge Centre Terminal and
  • Pinebush iXpress station.

Instead, northbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Conestoga Parkway north of Lena Crescent [north].

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203 iXpress Maple Grove

From about 3:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Franklin Boulevard and Bishop Street North, then detour:

westward along Bishop North; and then
southward along Conestoga Parkway to across from Lena Crescent [north],
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip

  • Cambridge Centre Terminal.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Conestoga Parkway across from Lena Crescent [north].

Northbound buses start their trips on Conestoga Parkway across from Lena Crescent [north], then proceed:

southward along Conestoga to Dunbar,
resuming their regular route southward along Conestoga.

Northbound buses skip

  • Cambridge Centre Terminal and
  • Dunbar / Conestoga iXpress station.

Instead, northbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Conestoga Parkway across from Lena Crescent [north].

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64 Langs

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 Pine Street, East Downs and Biscayne Drives, Industrial Road and Briarwood Drive and east of 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 west of Industrial Road, at Trico and Shannon Drives, Walter Street and at Concession Road.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on St. George Street at Dunbar Road.

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60 Northview Acres

From about 3:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses start their trips on Conestoga Parkway across from Lena Crescent, then proceed:

southward along Conestoga; and then
westward along Can-Amera Parkway to Hespeler Road, resuming the regular route southward along Hespeler.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal.

Instead, southbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Conestoga Parkway across from Lena Crescent.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Hespeler Road and Can-Amera Parkway, then proceed:

eastward along Can-Amera;
northward along Franklin Boulevard;
westward along Bishop Street North; and then
southward along Conestoga Parkway to across from Lena Crescent,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

Instead, northbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Can-Amera Parkway east of Conestoga Parkway,
  • on Franklin Boulevard north of Can-Amera Parkway and across from Lindsay Road ,
  • on Bishop Street North beside the 1500 block of Bishop North and
  • on Conestoga Parkway beside Conestoga Garage and across from Lena Crescent [north].

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Clarington

See Bowmanville and Newcastle.


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.

31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

31A branch

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

From about 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 south of George 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 at Cross Street and
  • on Main Street North at Kennedy Street.

31F branch

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 south of George 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 at Cross Street.

The Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Brampton also affects service along the route Friday, November 16. The Santa Claus Parades in Acton and Brampton also affect service along the route Saturday, November 17. The parade in Guelph also affects service along the route Sunday, November 18.

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Georgina

See Keswick


Guelph


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

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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 Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Brampton also affects service along the route Friday, November 16. The Santa Claus Parades in Acton, Brampton and Georgetown also affect service along the route Saturday, November 17.

29 Guelph / Mississauga

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

From 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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
12 General Hospital

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Eramosa Road and Wyndham Street North / Woolwich Street, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wyndham Street North at St. George’s Square (Cork Street East).

Outbound buses ** start their trips at platform 14 in Guelph Central Station bus terminal, 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.

10 Imperial

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Paisley Road and Edinburgh Road North, then detour:

southward along Edinburgh North and South;
eastward along Wellington Streets West and East; and then
westward along Macdonell Street to Guelph Central Station bus terminal platform 14,
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 at St. George’s Square (Cork Street East).

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

  • on Wellington Street West across from Holliday 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 at St. George’s Square (west of Wyndham Street North) 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 Wellington Street West at Dublin Street South and Holliday Street.
99 Mainline

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Woolwich Street and Speedvale Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Speedvale Avenue East;
southward along Delhi Street;
southwestward along Eramosa Road;
southeastward along Woolwich Street; and then
westward along Macdonell Street to Guelph Central Station bus terminal, then continuing
eastward along Macdonell; and then
southwestward along Wellington Street East to Gordon Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gordon.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woolwich Street at Verney and Division Streets, Tiffany Street West and London Road West,
  • on Norfolk Street at Suffolk Street West and Paisley Street and
  • on Macdonell Street [eastbound] east of Wilson Street,
  • on Macdonell Street [westbound] across from Wilson Street,
  • on Norfolk Street at Waterloo Avenue,
  • on Gordon Street at Nottingham Street, across from Fountain Street West and at Wellington Street West.

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

  • on Delhi Street at Paul Avenue, south of Emma Street, beside the Homewood Centre, at Spring Street and Eramosa Road and
  • on Eramosa Road across from Arthur Street North.

Northbound reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gordon Street at Fountain Street West and across from Nottingham Street,
  • on Wilson Street at Carden Street,
  • on Macdonell Street [eastbound] east of Wilson Street,
  • on Macdonell Street [westbound] across from Wilson Street,
  • on Norfolk Street across from Oxford Street,
  • on Woolwich Street at London Road East, Kerr Street, Powell Street East, Earl Street and Speedvale Avenue East.

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

  • on Woolwich Street at Heffernan Street,
  • on Eramosa Road at Arthur Street North,
  • on Delhi Street across from Spring Street, across from the Homewood Health Centre and at Emma Street.
20 Northwest Industrial

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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 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 stops

  • on Paisley Street at Yorkshire and Glasgow Streets North and Norfolk Street and
  • on Wyndham Street North south of St. George’s Square (at Cork Street East).

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

  • on Wellington Street West across from Holliday 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 Heffernan Street, across from Cardigan Street and at Norwich Street East and
  • on London Road West at Exhibition Street and west of Hamel Avenue.

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

  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South,
  • on Wellington Street West at Dublin Street South and Holliday Street.
13 Victoria Road Recreation Centre

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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 north of St. George’s Square beside Scotiabank.
9 Waterloo

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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 Waterloo Street / Wilson Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Waterloo.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wyndham Street South south of Fountain Street West.
3 Westmount

From 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, inbound 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,
ending their trip.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yorkshire Street North at Home Street,
  • on Suffolk Street West at Glasgow and Dublin Streets North and Norfolk Street,
  • on Woolwich Street at Cardigan Street; and
  • on Wyndham Street North at St. George’s Square (Cork Street East).

Instead, inbound 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.

Outbound 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 Woolwich Street at Heffernan and Cardigan Streets and
  • on Suffolk Street West west of Norfolk Street and Dublin and Glasgow Streets North,
  • on Yorkshire Street North at London Road.

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

  • on Wellington Street East west of Wyndham Street South.
11 Willow West

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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 Wellington Streets West and East; and then
eastward along Macdonnel Street to Guelph Central Station 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 at St. George’s Square (Cork Street East).

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

  • on Wellington Street West across from Holliday 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,
  • on Wellington Street West at Dublin Street South and Holliday Street.

Halton Hills

See Acton and Georgetown.


Hamilton


Hamilton Santa Claus Parade

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • Hess Street North between Barton Street East and Stuart Street,
  • Stuart Street between Hess and Bay Streets North,
  • Bay Street North between Strachan Street West and York Boulevard,
  • York Boulevard between Bay and James Streets North,
  • James Street North between York Boulevard and Strachan Street and
  • Strachan Street West between James and Bay Streets North.

Saturday afternoon and evening to accommodate the annual parade.

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

Burlington Transit
1 Plains

From about 4 until 6 p.m. Saturday, November 17, Hamilton-bound buses ** operate along their regular route to York Boulevard and Caroline Street North, then detour:

southward along Caroline North and South;
eastward along Main Streets East and West; and then
northward along John Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route westward along King East.

Hamilton-bound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

westward along King West; and then
northward along Hess Street North to Cannon Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Cannon West.

Burlington-bound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Bay Street North at Vine Street.

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Hamilton Street Railway
2 Barton

From 4 until 6 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Barton Street East and John Street North, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Barton Street East at Hughson Street North and
  • on James Street North at Colbourne Street, across from Robert Street and south of Cannon Street West and York Boulevard.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

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4 Bayfront

From 4 until 6 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Wellington Street North and Ferrie Street East, then detour:

southward along Wellington North; and then
westward along King Street East to James Street,
resuming their regular route southward along James South.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Ferrie Street East east of Wellington Street North,
  • on Victoria Avenue North north of Ferrie Street East,
  • on Burlington Street East east of Wellington Street East, at Ferguson Avenue North, Mary Street and John Street North,
  • on James Street North at Wood and Picton Streets West, across from Simcoe Street East, beside West Harbour GO Station, at Barton Street West and Colbourne Street, across from Robert Street, south of Cannon Street West and across from Rebecca Street.

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

  • on King Street East at Ferguson Avenue North and Walnut and Catharine Streets North.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street South and Main Street West, then detour:

eastward along Main Streets West and East; and then
northward along Victoria Avenues South and North to Burlington Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Burlington East.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street South across from George Street,
  • on Bay Street North north of King Street West,
  • on York Boulevard across from Park Street North,
  • on MacNab Street North north of York Boulevard, at Cannon Street West, north of Mulberry Street, at Colbourne Street and Murray Street West and
  • on James Street North across from West Harbour GO Station at Simcoe Street East, north of Picton Street East and at Wood and Burlington Streets East,
  • on Burlington Street East at John Street North, east of Mary Street and at Ferguson Avenue North and Wellington Street North,
  • on Wellington Street North at Macaulay Street East and
  • on Ferrie Street East east of Wellington Street North.

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

  • on Main Street West at MacNab Street South,
  • on Main Street East east of James Street South, at Bowen Street and Walnut Street South, east of Ferguson Avenue South and at Wellington Street South and
  • on Victoria Avenue North at King Street East and north of Wilson Street, Cannon and Barton Streets East and Shaw Street.

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3 Cannon

From 4 until 6 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Cannon Street East and John Street North, then detour:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cannon Street East at Hughson Street North and
  • on James Street North south of Cannon Street West and York Boulevard.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

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7 Locke

From 4 until 6 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street West and Bay Street South, then detour:

eastward along Main West and East;
northward along John Streets South and North; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to James Street North,
resuming their regular route southward along James North.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Main Street West at MacNab Street South,
  • on Main Street East east of James Street South,
  • on John Street North at King William Street and
  • on Rebecca Street at Hughson Street North.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

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8 York

From 4 until 6 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to York Boulevard and Caroline Street North, then detour:

southward along Caroline North and South;
eastward along Main Streets West and East;
northward along John Streets South and North; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to James Street North,
resuming their regular route southward along James North.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on York Boulevard at Bay Street North, across from Park Street North and MacNab Street North and
  • on James Street North across from Rebecca Street.

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

  • on Main Street West at Bay and MacNab Streets South,
  • on Main Street East east of James Street South,
  • on John Street North at King William Street and
  • on Rebecca Street at Hughson Street North.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street South at King Street West, then detour:

westward along King West; and then
northward along Hess Street North to Cannon Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Cannon West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street North north of King Street West and at Vine Street and
  • on Cannon Street West at Hess Street North.

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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 buses during the event.

51 Keswick local

From 1 until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses start their trips on Dovedale Drive at The Queensway South, then proceed:

southward along Queensway South; and then
eastward along Glenwoods Avenue to Lowndes Avenue,
resuming their regular route eastward along Glenwoods.

Southbound buses skip all regular stops north of The Queensway South / Dovedale.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Dovedale Drive and The Queensway South,

ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip all regular stops north of The Queensway South / Dovedale.

50 Queensway

From 1 until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Metro Road North and Old Homestead Road, then detour:

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

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 and Parkview Drive, at Silas Boulevard and Garden Avenue, south of Metro Road South, at Cameron Crescent (south), Mac Avenue, south of Wynhurst Road and Bayview Avenue and at Pine Beach Drive and Glenwoods Avenue.

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

  • on Old Homestead Road east of Metro Road North and
  • on Woodbine Avenue at Dunnville Road, Wexford Drive, Morton Avenue, Arlington, Riveredge and Riverglen Drives and Biscayne Boulevard.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Keswick Marketplace, then detour:

northward along Woodbine Avenue; and then
westward along Old Homestead Road to Metro Road North,
resuming their regular route northward along Metro North.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Woodbine Avenue across from Riverglen, Riveredge and Arlington Drives, at Pollock Road and across from Wexford Drive and Dunnville Road

Kitchener

See also Waterloo.


Kitchener - Waterloo Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener are closing:

  • Frederick Street (Regional Road 6) between Edna Street and King Street East,
  • Weber Street East (Regional Road 8) between Queen Street North and Frederick Street and
  • Weber Street West (Regional Road 8)

to accommodate the annual parade, which starts in Kitchener and continues into Waterloo.

The event affects Grand River Transit service.

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6 Bridge

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Lancaster Street West and Wellington Street North, then detour:

eastward along Lancaster West;
northward along Victoria Street North;
southward along Edna and Dumfries Streets;
westward along Chapel Street;
southward along East Avenue;
westward along Krug Street;
westward along Weber Street East;
southward along Scott Street;
westward along King Street East;
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 Wellington Street North across from Major Street, at St. Leger Street, Margaret Avenue, Ahrens and Weber Streets West, south of Duke Street West and at Moore Avenue and King Street West,
  • on King Street West at Francis and Water Streets South and Gaukel Street.

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

  • on Lancaster Street West east of Wellington Street North,
  • on Victoria Street North north of Lancaster Street East,
  • on Edna Street south of Victoria Street North and Frederick Street,
  • on East Avenue at Krug Street,
  • on Krug Street at Lydia Street, west of Samuel Street and at Lancaster Street East,
  • on Weber Street East beside #82 Weber East and
  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

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

southward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Joseph Street;
northward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along King Streets West and East;
northward along Scott Street;
eastward along Weber Street East;
eastward along Krug Street;
northward along East Street;
eastward along Chapel Street;
northward along Dumfries and Edna Streets;
southward along Victoria Street North; and then
westward along Lancaster Street West to Wellington Street North,
resuming their regular route westward along Lancaster West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of College Street and at Francis Street North and
  • on Wellington Street North north of Moore Avenue, at Duke and Weber Streets West, at Ahrens Street West, north of Margaret Avenue, at St. Leger Street and north of Major Street.

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

  • on King Street West at Queen Street South,
  • on King Street East at Benton Street,
  • on Weber Street East east of Scott Street,
  • on Krug Street east of Lancaster Street East, at Samuel Street and east of Lydia Street,
  • on East Avenue north of Krug Street,
  • on Edna Street at Frederick Street,
  • on Victoria Street North south of Edna Street and at Lancaster Street West and
  • on Lancaster Street West at Breithaupt Street.

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8 Fairview Park via Weber / Courtland

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Margaret Avenue and Victoria Avenue North, then detour:

northward along Victoria Street North;
southward along Edna and Dumfries Streets;
westward along Chapel Street;
southward along East Avenue;
westward along Weber Street East;
southward along Scott Street;
westward along King Street East;
southward along Benton Street; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Margaret Avenue east of Victoria Street North and at Queen Street North,
  • on Queen Street North at Ahrens Street West and
  • on Frederick Street at King Street East.

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

  • on Victoria Street North at Ellen Avenue West and north of Lancaster Street East,
  • on Edna Street south of Victoria Street North and Frederick Street,
  • on East Avenue at Krug Street,
  • on Krug Street at Lydia Street, west of Samuel Street and at Lancaster Street East,
  • on Weber Street East beside #82 Weber East and
  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

GRT is also detouring the buses in Waterloo Saturday, November 17 during the parade.

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8 Fairview Park via Westmount / Franklin

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Benton Street and King Street East, then detour:

eastward along King East; and then
northward along Scott Street to Weber Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Weber East.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street across from Goudies Lane and at Weber Street East.

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4 Glasgow

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Park Street and Union Boulevard, then detour:

northward along Park;
and continue their detour into Waterloo.

After leaving Waterloo, inbound buses continue to detour, entering Kitchener along Margaret Avenue and proceeding:

eastward along Margaret;
northward along Victoria Street North;
southward along Edna and Dumfries Streets;
westward along Chapel Street;
southward along East Avenue;
westward along Weber Street East;
southward along Scott Street;
westward along King Street East;
southward along Benton Street; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

In Kitchener, inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Union Boulevard east of Park Street,
  • on Weber Street West across from Raitar Avenue, across from Guelph Street, east of Wilhelm Street, at Wellington Street North, east of Victoria Street North and at Young Street and Ontario and Queen Streets North,
  • on Weber Street East at Frederick Street,
  • on Frederick Street at King Street East,
  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West west of Ontario Street North.

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

  • on Margaret Avenue across from Fairfield Street, at Guelph and Wilhelm Streets and Wellington Street North,
  • on Victoria Street North at Ellen Avenue West and north of Lancaster Street East,
  • on Edna Street south of Victoria Street North and Frederick Street,
  • on East Avenue at Krug Street,
  • on Krug Street at Lydia Street, west of Samuel Street and at Lancaster Street East,
  • on Weber Street East beside #82 Weber East and
  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

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

southward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Joseph Street;
northward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along King Streets West and East;
northward along Scott Street;
eastward along Weber Street East;
eastward along Krug Street;
northward along East Street;
eastward along Chapel Street;
northward along Dumfries and Edna Streets;
southward along Victoria Street North; and then
westward along Margaret Avenue and continuing to detour into Waterloo.

Outbound buses re-enter Kitchener on Park Street, then continue to Union Boulevard,

resuming their regular route eastward along Park.

In Kitchener, outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street across from Goudies Lane,
  • on Weber Street East at Queen Street North,
  • on Weber Street West at Young Street and Victoria and Wellington Streets North, west of Wilhelm Street and at Guelph Street and Raitar Avenue and
  • on Union Boulevard at Park Street.

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

  • on King Street West at Queen Street South,
  • on King Street East at Benton Street,
  • on Weber Street East east of Scott Street,
  • on Krug Street east of Lancaster Street East, at Samuel Street and east of Lydia Street,
  • on East Avenue north of Krug Street,
  • on Edna Street at Frederick Street,
  • on Victoria Street North south of Edna Street and at Lancaster Street West and Margaret Avenue,
  • on Margaret Avenue west of Wellington Street North, across from Wilhelm Street, at Guelph Street and beside the Breithaupt Centre.

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204 iXpress Highland - Victoria

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses heading toward The Boardwalk operate along their regular route to Victoria Street North and Edna Street, then detour:

southward along Edna and Dumfries Streets;
westward along Chapel Street;
southward along East Avenue;
westward along Chapel Street;
southward along East Avenue;
westward along Weber Street East;
southward along Scott Street;
westward along King Street East;
southward along Benton Street; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Buses heading toward The Boardwalk skip their regular iXpress stations:

  • on Victoria Street North south of Edna Street and at Lancaster Street West and Margaret Avenue,
  • on Weber Street West east of Victoria Street North and
  • on Water Street South south of King Street West.

Instead, buses heading toward The Boardwalk drop off or pick up passengers at temporary iXpress stations:

  • on Edna Street south of Victoria Street North and Victoria Street and
  • on Krug Street at East Avenue.

Buses heading toward Ottawa Street North / Lackner Boulevard reverse the detour routing for buses heading toward The Boardwalk.

Buses heading toward Ottawa North / Lackner skip their regular iXpress stations:

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

Instead, buses heading toward Ottawa North / Lackner drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on East Avenue north of Krug Street and
  • on Edna Street at Frederick Street and Victoria Street North.

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1 Queen - River

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses heading to Charles Street Terminal operate along their regular route to Weber Street East and Scott Street, then detour:

southward along Scott,
westward along King Street East;
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 Weber Street East at Scott Street,
  • on Frederick Street at King Street East,
  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West west of Ontario Street North.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

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

southward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Joseph Street;
northward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along King Streets West and East; and then
northward along Scott Street to Weber Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Weber East.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street across from Goudies Lane and at Weber Street East.

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

  • on King Street West at Queen Street South and
  • on King Street East at Benton Street.

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8 University via Courtland / Weber

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Charles Street Terminal, then detour:

southward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Joseph Street;
northward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along King Streets West and East;
northward along Scott Street;
eastward along Weber Street East;
eastward along Krug Street;
northward along East Street;
eastward along Chapel Street;
northward along Dumfries and Edna Streets; and then
southward along Victoria Street North to Margaret Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Margaret.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street across from Goudies Lane,
  • on Weber Street East at Queen Street North,
  • on Queen Street North at Ahrens Street East and
  • on Margaret Avenue west of Queen Street North and at Victoria Street North.

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

  • on King Street West at Queen Street South,
  • on King Street East at Benton Street,
  • on Weber Street East east of Scott Street,
  • on Krug Street east of Lancaster Street East, at Samuel Street and east of Lydia Street,
  • on East Avenue north of Krug Street,
  • on Edna Street at Frederick Street,
  • on Victoria Street North south of Edna Street, at Lancaster Street West and at Margaret Avenue.

Buses also detour in Waterloo.

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University via Franklin / Westmount

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Weber Street East and Scott Street, then detour:

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

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Weber Street East at Scott Street and
  • on Frederick Street at King Street East.

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20 Victoria - Frederick

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses heading toward The Boardwalk operate along their regular route to Frederick and Edna Streets, then detour:

southward along Edna and Dumfries Streets;
westward along Chapel Street;
southward along East Avenue;
westward along Chapel Street;
southward along East Avenue;
westward along Weber Street East;
southward along Scott Street;
westward along King Street East;
southward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Gaukel Street; and then
westward along Joseph Street to Water Street South,
resuming their regular route westward along Joseph.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street at Edna Street, south of Filbert Street, at Gordon Avenue, south of Lancaster Street East and across from Irvin Street,
  • on Weber Street East at Queen Street North,
  • on Weber Street West at Young Street,
  • on Water Street North at Francis Street North and
  • on Water Street South south of King Street West and at Joseph Street.

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

  • on East Avenue at Krug Street,
  • on Krug Street at Lydia Street, west of Samuel Street and at Lancaster Street East,
  • on Weber Street East beside #82 Weber East,
  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East,
  • on Joseph Street at Water Street South.

Outbound buses heading toward Stanley Park Mall reverse the inbound detour routing.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Water Street South at King Street West,
  • on Water Street North at Weber Street West,
  • on Weber Street West at Young Street and Ontario and Queen Streets North,
  • on Frederick Street at Irvin Street, across from Otto Street, north of Samuel Street, at Merner Avenue and beside Frederick Street Mall.

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

  • on King Street West at Queen Street South,
  • on King Street East at Benton Street,
  • on Weber Street East east of Scott Street,
  • on Krug Street east of Lancaster Street East, at Samuel Street and east of Lydia Street,
  • on East Avenue north of Krug Street and
  • on Edna Street at Frederick Street.

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Newcastle


Newcastle events affecting transit services include the ]Newcastle tree-lighting ceremony](#treenewc) (November 16) and the Newmarket Santa Claus Parade (November 18).


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 Rudell Road

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 previous years about detours during this event.)

From 5:30 until 9 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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 tree-lighting ceremony in Newcastle also affects service along this route Friday, November 16. The parades in Bowmanville and Oshawa also affect service along this route Saturday, November 17.


Newcastle Town Hall Tree-Lighting Ceremony

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing

  • King Avenue West Newcastle (Regional Highway 2) between Mill Street and Baldwin Street / North Street

Friday evening to accommodate the Village of Newcastle Business Improvement Area’s annual 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 previous years about detours during other events.)

From 4:30 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 16, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Avenue and Mill Street, then detour:

southward along Mill South;
westward along Edward Street West; and then
northward along Baldwin Street to King West,
resuming their regular route westward along King.

Westbound buses skip their regular stopping

  • on King Avenue West at North Street.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at all stops.

The parades in Bowmanville and Oshawa also affect service along this route Saturday, November 17. The parade in Newcastle also affects service along this route Sunday, November 18.


Newmarket


Newmarket events affecting transit services include the Main Street Candle Light Parade and Tree-Lighting (November 17) and the Newmarket Santa Claus Parade (November 18).


Main Street Candle Light Parade and Tree-Lighting

The Town of Newmarket is closing

  • Main Street South between Park Avenue and Water Street

Friday evening to accommodate the annual event.

The event affects York Region Transit service.

54 Bayview

From 6 until 10 p.m. Friday, November 16, 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 17.


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 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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

From 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Mulock Drive and Bayview Avenue, then detour:

westward along Mulock; and then
northward along Sandford Street to Eagle Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Eagle.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bayview Avenue at Bondi Street and across from College Street,
  • on Prospect Street at Pearson Street,
  • on Timothy Street across from #540 Timothy,
  • on Water Street west of Doug Duncan Drive,
  • at Fairy Lake Gardens and
  • on Eagle Street across from Edward Street, at Lorne Avenue and Ellen and William Streets.

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

  • 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.

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 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17 , 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

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses start their trips on Erie Avenue beside the Niagara Falls 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.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street at Ontario, St. Clair and St. Lawrence Avenues,
  • on Valley Way west of Queen Street and at Morrison Street,
  • on Fourth Avenue south of Jepson Street and at McRae Street,
  • on McRae Street across from Detoit and Buchanan Avenues and
  • on Stanley Avenue at Valley Way.

Outbound 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 along Fourth.

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

northward along Second; and then
eastward along Maple Street to Victoria Avenue;
resuming their regular route northward along Victoria.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on McRae Street at Buchanan and Detroit Avenues,
  • on Fourth Avenue north of McRae Street and at Jepson Street and Valley Way.
108 Thorold Stone Road

From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses start their trips on Erie Avenue at the Niagara Falls Terminal, then proceed:

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

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Queen Street east of Zimmerman Avenue.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

104 Victoria Avenue

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses start their trips on Erie Avenue at the Niagara Falls 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.

Outbound 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 Niagara Falls Terminal,
ending their trips.


Oakville


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.

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15 Bridge

From 7 until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 7 until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 17,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.

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14 Lakeshore West

From 7 until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 17, 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.

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Orangeville


Orangeville Kin Club Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Orangeville is closing

  • First Street between Hansen Boulevard and Broadway,
  • Broadway between First and Fourth Streets,
  • Fourth Street between Broadway and Second Avenue and
  • Second Avenue between Fourth Street and Rotary Park

Saturday afternoon and evening to accommodate the annual event.

The event affects Orangeville Transit service.

Blue
Green
Orange

Buses stop operating at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, November 17 to accommodate the parade. The last bus leaves transfer point on Fourth Street at 2:15 p.m.

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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

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

*From 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Stevenson Road 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 at Gibbons Street and
  • on Park Road North across from Buena Vista Avenue, at Colborne Street West and north of Elgin Street West.

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

  • on Gibb Street west of Stevenson Road South, at Waverly Street South and west of Vancouver Street,
  • on Thornton Road South across from Donegal Avenue, Arklow Crescent and Monaghan Avenue and
  • on Thornton Road North north of King Street West and beside Union Cemetery and #185 Thornton North.
402 King

From 5 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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;
southward along Stevenson Roads North and South;
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into Oshawa Centre Terminal,
ending their trips.

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 and
  • on Elmgrove Avenue at Cromwell Avenue and west of Westmount Avenue.

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

  • on Adelaide Avenue West west of Mary Street North and at Simcoe Street North,
  • on Adelaide Avenue East across from Frances Street and at Park Road North and Gibbons Street,
  • on Stevenson Road North across from Madison and Creighton Avenues and at King Street West and
  • on Stevenson Road South at Montcalm Avenue and south of Montcalm and Cartier Avenues.

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 Albert Street;
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,
  • on John Street East east of Simcoe Street South and
  • on Albert Street north of Bruce Street.

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900 PULSE

From 5 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

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

From 3 until 9 p.m., eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Stevenson Road, then detour:

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

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

From about 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 Bond Street East at Simcoe Street North and
  • on Centre Street North at King Street 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 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Centre Street North and Richmond Street West, then detour:

eastward along Richmond West and East;
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 East.

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 5 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 Street East;
southward along Celina Street; and then
eastward along John Streets East and West to Park Road South,
resuming their regular route westward along Elmgrove Avenue.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street East at Mary and Simcoe Streets North,
  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street 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 Celina Street at Bruce Street and
  • on John Street West west of Simcoe Street South, at Centre Street South, 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 Albert Street;
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,
  • on John Street East east of Simcoe Street South and
  • on Albert Street north of Bruce Street.

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GO Transit
90 Lakeshore East bus

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.

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

  • on Mary Street North north of Bond Street East.

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 tree-lighting ceremony in Newcastle also affects service along this route Friday, November 16. The parade in Bowmanville also affects service along this route Saturday, November 17. The parade in Newcastle also affects service along this route Sunday, November 18.

92 Oshawa / Yorkdale

From about 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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

From about 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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,
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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 17, 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 17, 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

  • McGuire Street between the Meridian Centre and Carlisle Street,
  • Carlisle Street between McGuire and St. Paul Streets and
  • St. Paul Street between Carlisle and Queen Streets

to accommodate the annual parade.

Since the St. Catharines Transit Commission has not announced any detour-routing information, we cannot speculate on the detours. (We can’t use information from previous years’ posts because the parade route is different than it was before 2017.)

416 Brock - Glenridge

From about noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, expect detours and delays for inbound buses, as the parade proceeds along St. Paul Street.

417 **Bunting - Lakeshore

From about noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, expect detours and delays for inbound and outbound buses, as the parade proceeds along Carlisle Street.

410 Glenridge - Pen Centre

From about noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, expect detours and delays for inbound buses, as the parade proceeds along St. Paul Street.

404 Oakdale - Pen Centre

From about noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, expect detours and delays for inbound and outbound buses, as the parade proceeds along Carlisle Street.

415 West St. Catharines

From about noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, expect detours and delays for inbound buses, as the parade proceeds along McGuire and Carlisle Streets.


Toronto


Toronto events affecting transit services this weekend include: The Santa Claus Parade (November 19); and the Toronto Christmas Market (November 15 to December 23).


The Santa Claus Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Bloor Street West between Ossington Avenue and Christie Street from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. and between Christie Street and Queen’s Park / Avenue Road from 11:45 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
  • Bremner Boulevard between York Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.,
  • Christie Street between Barton Avenue and Bloor Street West from 5 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.,
  • Front Street East between Jarvis and Church Streets from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Lower Jarvis Street between Front Street East and The Esplanade from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Queen’s Park from 11:45 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
  • Queen’s Park Crescents East and West from 11:45 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
  • Queens Quay East, eastbound curb lane, between Lower Jarvis and Parliament Streets from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • University Avenue between College Street and Wellington Street West from 11:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and between Wellington and Front Streets West from 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m.,
  • Wellington Street West between University Avenue and Yonge Street from 12:30 until 4 p.m.
  • York Street between Front Street West and Bremner Boulevard from 11:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. and
  • Yonge Street between Wellington and Front Streets from 12:30 until 4 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

Regular weekend train service to and from Union Station.

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 18. 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.

The Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Brampton also affects service along the route Friday, November 16.

31 Kitchener train

A special eastbound train leaves Georgetown GO Station at 9:38 a.m. Sunday, November 18, 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 10:41 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.

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30 Kitchener / Bramalea express

An extra eastbound bus leaves Kitchener GO Station at 8:37 a.m. Sunday, November 18. 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 6:44 p.m.

09 Lakeshore East

Hourly service due to construction on the line. Trains operate both ways along the line, dropping off or picking up passengers at all stations between Oshawa GO Station and Union Station. GO is cancelling the westbound trains that usually leave Oshawa at 11 minutes past the hour and the eastbound trains that usually leave Union at 43 minutes past the hour.

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.

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21 Milton train

A special eastbound train leaves Milton GO Station at 10:48 a.m. Sunday, November 18. 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.

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.

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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 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue Road and Davenport Road, then detour:

northwestward along Davenport;
westward along Dupont Street;
southward along St. George Street;
westward along Prince Arthur Avenue; and then
southward into St. George Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Avenue Road at Boswell Avenue, across from Yorkville Avenue and at Bloor Street West,
  • on Queen’s Park across from Charles Street West,
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Hoskin Avenue and beside Hart House and the University of Toronto Library and
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street.

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

  • on Davenport Road west of Avenue Road, beside #250 Davenport and at Bedford Road,
  • on St. George Street at Bernard and Lowther Avenues and
  • in St George Station bus terminal.

Northbound buses start their trips at St. George Station terminal, then proceed:

northward along Bedford Road;
westward along Prince Arthur Avenue;
northward along St. George Street;
eastward along Dupont Street; and then
southeastward along 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 (beside Museum Station) and
  • on Avenue Road north of Bloor Street West, across from Lowther and Boswell Avenues and at Davenport Road.

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

  • in St George Station bus terminal and
  • on Dupont Street at Davenport Road.

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511 Bathurst

From 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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.

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300 Bloor-Danforth overnight

After 7:30 a.m. Sunday, November 18, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Bloor Street West and Dovercourt Road, then detour:

northward along Dovercourt;
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 Dovercourt Road, 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 18. Passengers should expect crowded conditions before and after the parade at Bathurst, Bay, Christie, St. George and Spadina Stations.

506 Carlton

From about 12:30. until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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.

126 Christie

Buses start and end their trips at Ossington Station, instead of Christie Station, during the parade.

From 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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 and Leeds Streets 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 18, expect delays as the parade passes along University Avenue at Dundas Street West. Toronto Police Service officers direct buses through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

121 Fort York - Esplanade

From 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 18, westbound buses operate along their regular route to The Esplanade and Lower Sherbourne Street, then detour:

southward along Lower Sherbourne;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevards East and West; and then
northward along Bay Street to Front Street West ,
resuming their regular route westward along Front West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on The Esplanade at George Street South, at Lower Jarvis Street, west of Market and Church Streets and at Yonge Street and
  • on Front Street West at Bay Street.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Front Street West and Bay Street, then detour:

southward along Bay;
eastward along Harbour Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East; and then
northward along Lower Sherbourne Street to The Esplanade,
resuming their regular route eastward along The Esplanade.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Front Street West east of Bay Street,
  • on Front Street East at Scott Street and
  • on The Esplanade at Church and Market Streets, west of Lower Jarvis Street and at Frederick and Lower Sherbourne Streets.

The Toronto Christmas Market also affects service along the route Thursday, November 15 until Sunday, December 23.

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504 King

From about 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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 18, expect delays at Ossington Avenue and Bloor Street West.

72B Pape via Commissioners and Queens Quay

From 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 18, south- and westbound buses operate along their regular route to Queens Quay East and Yonge Street, then detour:

westward along Queens Quay West; and then
northward along Bay Street to just north of Queens Quay West,
ending their trips.

South- and westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street north of Queens Quay East and at Front Street East and
  • on Bay Street at Front Street West.

East- and northbound buses start their trips on Bay Street north of Queens Quay West, then proceed:

northward along Bay;
eastward along Harbour Street;
southward along Yonge Street to Queens Quay West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queens Quay East.

East and northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street at Front Street West and south of Harbour Street and
  • on Queens Quay West east of Bay Street.

Instead, east and northbound buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Bay Street north of Queens Quay West and
  • on Yonge Street at Queens Quay West.

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501 Queen

From about 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sunday, November 18, 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.

161 Rogers Rd

From 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 18, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dovercourt Road and Hallam Street, then detour:

eastward along Hallam;
southward along Ossington Avenue; and then
westward into Ossington Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dovercourt Road at Hallam, Shanly and Northumberland Streets,
  • on Bloor Street West at Concord Avenue.

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

  • on Dupont Street at Ossington Avenue and
  • on Ossington Avenue south of Hallam Street and across from Pendrith and Leeds Streets.

Westbound buses start their trips in Ossington Station, then proceed:

northward along Concord Avenue;
eastward along Northumberland Street;
northward along Ossington Avenue; and then
westward along Hallam Street to Dovercourt Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Dovercourt.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Concord Avenue at Bloor Street West and
  • on Dovercourt Road at Northumberland, Shanly and Hallam Streets.

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

  • on Ossington Avenue at Leeds and Essex Streets.

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3 Scarborough rapid transit

Extra service throughout the day Sunday, November 18.

75 Sherbourne

From 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 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

From 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 18, the TTC splits the route into two before and 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 West at 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.

Westbound buses on the eastern route operate along their regular route to Wellesley Street West and Bay Street, then detour:

southward along Bay to just south of Wellesley West,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses on the eastern route drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Bay Street South of Wellesley Street West.

Eastbound buses on the eastern route start their trips on Bay Street south of Wellesley Street West, then proceed:

southward along Bay;
eastward along College Street; and then
northward along Yonge Street to Wellesley,
resuming their regular route eastward along Wellesley East.

Eastbound buses on the eastern route drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Bay Street south of Wellesley Street East and at Grosvenor Street and
  • on Yonge Street at Alexander Street and Wellesley Street East.

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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 18. 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.

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Toronto Christmas Market

The Distillery District is again hosting the market this year.

The large number of market visitors and their vehicles often block traffic on Mill Street.

The TTC is detouring buses to avoid Mill during the market.

121 Fort York - Esplanade

From Thursday, November 15 until Sunday, December 23, westbound buses start their trips on Cherry Street at Mill Street, then proceed:

southward along Cherry;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard East; and then
northward along Parliament Street to Mill,
resuming their regular route northward along Parliament.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mill Street west of Cherry Street and at Trinity and Parliament Streets.

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

  • on Cherry Street at Mill Street and
  • on Parliament Street north of Mill Street.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route.

The Santa Claus Parade also affects service along the route Sunday, November 18.

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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 detours during this event in previous years.)

From about 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 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 Kitchener and continues northward along Weber Street into Waterloo.

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

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8 Fairview Park Mall via Weber / Courtland

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to University Avenue East and Weber Street North, then detour:

westward along University East;
southward along Carter Avenue;
eastward along Marshall Street;
northeastward along Lincoln Road; and then
southward along Margaret Avenues North and South to Union Street East,
resuming their regular route southward along Margaret.

Buses skip their regular stops in Waterloo

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

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

  • on University Avenue East at Marsland Drive and
  • on Lincoln Road across from Marshall Street.

Buses also detour in Kitchener.

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4 Glasgow

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, inbound buses are already detouring when they enter Waterloo from Kitchener along Park Street. They proceed:

northward along Park;
eastward along William Streets West and East;
northward along Regina Streets South and North;
eastward along University Avenue East;
southward along Carter Avenue;
eastward along Marshall Street;
northeastward along Lincoln Road; and then
southward along Margaret Avenues North and South,
and then continuing to detour along Margaret Avenue as they re-enter Kitchener.

Inbound skip their regular stops in Waterloo:

  • on Union Street West at King Street South,
  • on Union Street East east of Mary and Herbert Streets, at Lucan Avenue and across from Devitt Avenue South and
  • on Weber Street South south of Union Street East and Roger Street.

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

  • on William Street West east of Caroline Street South,
  • on William Street East east of King Street South,
  • on Regina Street South across from Willis Way,
  • on Regina Street North at Dupont and Young Streets East,
  • on University Avenue East at Weber Street North and Marsland Drive and
  • on Lincoln Road across from Marshall Street.

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 Roads East and West;
southward along Caroline Streets North and South;
westward along William Street West; and then
southward along Park Street,
and then continuing to detour along Park as they re-enter Kitchener.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops in Waterloo

  • on Weber Street South north of Roger Street,
  • on Union Street East west of Weber Street South and Dover Street, across from Lucan Street and at Herbert Street and Dodds Lane.

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

  • on Bridgeport Road East west of Ellis Crescent North and Weber Street North, at Devitt Avenue North, west of Pepler Street and at King Street North.

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8 University via Courtland / Weber

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Margaret Avenue South and Union Street East, then detour:

northward along Margaret Avenues South and North;
southwestward along Lincoln Road;
westward along Marshall Street;
northward along Carter Avenue; and then
westward along University Avenue East to Weber Street North,
resuming their regular route westward along University East.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Union Street East at Ellis Crescent South and Weber Street South,
  • on Weber Street South at Bristol Street, north of Cornwall Street and Allen Street East and
  • on Weber Street North at Royal Street, Lincoln Road, Mackay Crescent, across from Noecker Street and at Marshall Street.

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

  • on Lincoln Road at Marshall Street and
  • on University Avenue East beside Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus.

Buses also detour in Kitchener.

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12 Westmount

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Lincoln Road and Marshall Street, then detour:

westward along Marshall;
northward along Carter Avenue; and then
westward along University Avenue East to Weber Street North,
resuming their regular route eastward along University East.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Weber Street North at Marshall and Noecker Streets and
  • on Lincoln Road east of Weber Street North and at Ellis Crescent North.

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

  • on University Avenue East beside Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on University Avenue East at Marsland Drive.

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Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.