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Weekend events affect transit services, December 3, 4, 5



Santa Claus Parades, holiday markets and other seasonal events in the Bowmanville area of Clarington, the Elmira area of Woolwich Township, Hamilton, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, the Jackson’s Point area of Georgina, Oakville, Stouffville, the Sutton area of Georgina and Toronto this weekend — Friday, November 3, Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5.


The Friday, December 3 events affecting transit services are: the Kerr Street Tree-Lighting and Holiday Fest; and Moonlight Magic and Christmas Market.

The Saturday, December 4 events affecting transit services are: the Elmira Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade; the Hespeler Santa Claus Parade; Holiday Cheer on Ottawa Street; the Kerr Street Tree-Lighting and Holiday Fest; the Scugog Santa Claus Parade; Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights; and the Whitchurch - Stouffville Santa Claus Parade.

The Sunday, December 5 event affecting transit service is: the Canadian Football League Eastern Conference Final.

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The events affect service along these routes:

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Bowmanville


Moonlight Magic and Christmas Market

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing

  • King Streets East and West Bowmanville (Regional Highway 2) between George and Scugog Streets

Friday evening to accommodate the Bowmanville Business Improvement Association’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

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

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Durham Region Transit
902A King

From 4 until 10 p.m. Friday, December 3, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Ontario Street, then detour:

southward along Ontario;
westward along Queen Street; and then
northward along Scugog Street to King East,
resuming their regular route westward along King.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at George and Temperance Streets.

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

  • on Scugog Street at King Street East.

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Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Church and Division Streets, then detour:

eastward along Church; and then
southward along Liberty Street North to King Street East,
ending their trips

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East east of Division Street and at Ontario Street and Liberty Street South.

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

  • on Liberty Street North at King Street East.

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GO Transit
88 / 88APeterborough / Oshawa

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

From 4 until 10 p.m. Friday, December 3, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Liberty Street, then detour:

southward along Liberty Street South;
westward along Baseline Road West;
northward along Waverley Road South;
east- and northward along Roenigk Drive to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

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

Eastbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Scugog Street South and
  • on King Street East beyond Division Street South and at Ontario Street and Liberty Street South.

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Cambridge

See Hespeler.


Clarington

See Bowmanville.


Elmira


Elmira Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade

The Township of Woolwich is closing

  • Arthur Street South Elmira between Church and First Streets and
  • Arthur Street North between William and Church Streets

and other streets in downtown Elmira Saturday morning to accommodate the annual parade.

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

21 Elmira

Until about noon, Saturday, December 4, southbound operate along their regular route to Snyder Avenue South and First Road West, then detour:

westward along First West;
southward along Meadowlark Road; and then
eastward along Oriole Parkway to Arthur Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Arthur South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Church Street West at Maple Street,
  • on First Street West beyond Snyder Avenue South and
  • on Arthur Street South across from Howard Avenue.

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

  • on Oriole Parkway at Arthur Street South.

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Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Arthur Street South at Howard Avenue; then detour:

eastward along Howard;
northward along Union Street;
westward along Erb Street;
northward along Duke Street;
westward along Church Street East;
northwestward along Riverside Drives East and West; and then
southward along Snyder Avenues North and South to just south of Church Street West,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Arthur Street South north of First Street East, across from Brubacher Street, at Park Avenue East and Wyatt Street East and beyond Mill Street and
  • on Church Street West at Maple Street.

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

  • on Union Street at First Street East and Park Avenue East and
  • on Duke Street at Church Street East.

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Georgina

See Jackson’s Point and Sutton.


Hamilton


Holiday Cheer on Ottawa Street

Saturday, December 4, the City of Hamilton is closing

  • Ottawa Street North between Barton and Main Streets East

to accommodate the Ottawa Street Business Improvement Area’s annual sidewalk sale.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses, while the street is closed.

41 Mohawk (via Ottawa)

Saturday, November 4, east- and northbound buses operate along their regular route to Ottawa Street South and Main Street East, then detour:

eastward along Main East;
northward along Kenilworth Avenue North; and then
westward along Barton Street East to Ottawa North,
resuming their regular route northward along Ottawa.

East- and northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Ottawa Street North beyond Main Street East and Dunsmure Road, at Cannon Street East, beyond Edinburgh Avenue and at Barton Street East.

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

  • on Main Street East at Park Row South, beyond Graham Avenue South and at Huxley Avenue South,
  • on Kenilworth Avenue North beyond Main Street East, at Dunsmure Road, at Roxborough Avenue and Cannon Street East, beyond Britannia Avenue and at Albany Avenue and
  • on Barton Street East beyond Kenilworth Avenue North and across from Robins, Frederick and Fraser Avenues and at Ottawa Street North.

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South- and westbound buses reverse the east- and northbound detour routing.

South and westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Ottawa Street North at Barton Street East and Campbell Avenue, at Cannon Street East, beyond Roxborough Avenue and at Main Street East.

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

  • on Barton Street East beyond Ottawa Street North, at Agnes Street and Frederick Avenue, beyond Robins Avenue and at Kenilworth Avenue North,
  • on Kenilworth Avenue North at Albany Avenue, Cannon Street East, beyond Roxborough Avenue and at Dunsmure Road and Main Street East and
  • on Main Street East at Wexford and Graham Avenues North and Park Row North.

Hespeler


Hespeler Santa Claus Parade

The City of Cambridge is closing:

  • Groh Avenue between Bechtel Street and Goebel Avenue,
  • Goebel Avenue between Queen Street West and Groh Avenue,
  • Queen Street West Hespeler between Goebel Avenue and Guelph Avenue / Adam Street,
  • Tannery Street East between Queen Street East and Adam Street,
  • Adam Street between Tannery Street East and Bergey Street

and other streets in Hespeler Village Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

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

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51A Hespeler Road - Fisher Mills

Until about 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Avenue and Fisher Mills Road, then detour:

westward along Fisher Mills; and then
southward along Hespeler Road to SmartCentres Cambridge,
resuming their regular route southward into SmartCentres.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Avenue at Sheffield Street
  • on Queen Street West west of Guelph Avenue and across from Harvey Street, Winston Boulevard and Rooshill and Shepherd Avenues.

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

  • on Fisher Mills Road at Fearnwood Street.

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Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Smart Centres! Cambridge, then detour:

northward along Hespeler Road; and then
westward along Fisher Mills Road to Scott Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Scott.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street West at Shepherd and Rooshill Avenues, Winston Boulevard and Harvey and Adam Streets,
  • on Guelph Street across from Sheffield Street and
  • on Fisher Mills Road at Fearnwood Street.
51B Hespeler Road - Melran

Until about 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Franklin Boulevard and Jamieson Parkway / Holiday Inn Drive, then detour:

southward along Franklin;
westward along Pinebush Road;
northward along Conestoga Parkway and along internal roads through Smart Centres! Cambridge; and then
southward along Hespeler Road to Pinebush,
resuming their regular route southward along Hespeler.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Holiday Inn Drive beside Jacob Hespeler Secondary School, #200 Holiday Inn and beside Heritage College and Seminary,
  • on Groh Avenue at Holiday Inn Drive and
  • at Smart Centres! Cambridge north and south (southbound).

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

  • on Pinebush Road at Wayne Avenue, west of Struck Court and at Conestoga Boulevard,
  • at SmartCentres Cambridge north and south (northbound) and
  • on Hespeler Road across from SmartCentres Cambridge.

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Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Hespeler and Pinebush Roads, then detour:

northward along Hespeler;
southward through Smart Centres! Cambridge;
eastward along Pinebush; and then
northward along Franklin Boulevard to Holiday Inn Drive / Jamieson Parkway,
resuming their regular route northward along Franklin.

The buses continue along their regular route to Townline Road [southbound] at Jamieson Boulevard, ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Groh Avenue at Holiday Inn Drive,
  • on Holiday Inn Drive beside Cambridge Markets and #200 Holiday Inn, across from Jacob Hespeler High School and at Franklin Boulevard and
  • on Jamieson Parkway west of Townline Road, at Lardner Street, Patton Drive and Cooper Street.

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

  • at SmartCentres Cambridge north and south (northbound),
  • on Pinebush Road across from SmartCentres Cambridge and at Franklin Boulevard and Thompson Drive and
  • on Jamieson Parkway west of Townline Road.

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203 iXpress Maple Grove

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, December 4, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Avenue and Sheffield Street, then detour:

westward along Sheffield Street;
northward along Clemens Avenue;
westward along Fisher Mills Road;
southward along Hespeler Road; and then
eastward along Pinebush Road to Franklin Boulevard,
resuming their regular route southward along Franklin.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Adam Street at Tannery Street West,
  • on Franklin Boulevard at Shamrock, Edward and Thomas Streets, Winston Boulevard and Holiday Inn Drive.

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Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Franklin Boulevard and Pinebush Road, then detour:

westward along Pinebush;
northward along Hespeler Road;
eastward along Fisher Mills Road;
northward along Trillium Avenue;
eastward along Shaw Avenue West; and then
southward along Guelph Avenue to Fisher Mills,
resuming their regular route westward along Fisher Mills.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Franklin Boulevard at Jamieson Parkway, Winston Boulevard, Thomas, Edward and Adam Streets, and on Tannery Street East at Queen Street East.

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

  • on Guelph Avenue at Fisher Mills Road.

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Jackson’s Point and Sutton


Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights

The Region of York has authorized the Town of Georgina to close

  • Dalton Road (Regional Road 9) between Black River Road in Jackson’s Point and High Street Sutton and
  • High Street Sutton (Regional Road 9) between Dalton and Snooks Roads

Saturday evening to accommodate the annual event.

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

50 Queensway

From about 4:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, southbound buses start their trips at High and Burke Streets, as usual, then proceed:

eastward along High;
southward along Highway 48;
westward along Old Homestead Road; and then
northward along Kennedy Road to Metro Road,
resuming their regular route westward along Metro.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on High Street at East Street, Snooks Road, Middle Street and Dalton Road,
  • on Dalton Road beyond High Street, at Black River Road, beyond Woodriver Bend, at Grew Boulevard and across from Pride Crescent and Roanoak Road,
  • on Metro Road North beyond Dalton Road, at Melody Lane, Hardwood Drive and Birch Road, across from Alexander Boulevard, beyond De La Salle Park, at Salvation Army Road, beyond Salvation Army Road, at Huntley Drive, Montsell Avenue and Kennedy Road.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Metro Road North and Kennedy Road, then detour:

southward along Kennedy;
eastward along Old Homestead Road;
northward along Highway 48;
westward along High Street;
northward along East Street;
westward along North Street;
southward along Hawkins Street; and then
eastward along High Street to Burke Street,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Metro Road North across from Montsell Avenue and Huntley Drive, beyond Salvation Army Road, across from Salvation Army Road, at Kelenna Drive, Alexander Boulevard, Birch Road, Hardwood Drive, Marie Street and Dalton Road,
  • on Dalton Road beyond Roanoak Road, Pride Crescent amd Grew Boulevard, across from Woodriver Bend, at Black River Road and beyond McDonough Avenue and
  • on High Street (eastbound) beyond Dalton Road, at Snooks Road, Middle Street and East Street.

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Oakville


Kerr Village Tree-Lighting and Holiday Fest

From 3 Friday, December 3 until 10 p.m. Saturday, December 4, the Town of Oakville is closing

  • Bond Street between Kerr and Wilson Streets

to accommodate the Kerr Village Business Improvement Area’s annual event in Westwood Park

Oakville Transit is revising bus services while the street is closed.

14 / 14A Lakeshore West

From 3 Friday, December 3 until 10 p.m. Saturday, December 4, eastbound buses (toward Oakville GO Station) operate along their regular route westward along Rebecca Street to Forsythe Street, then detour:

westward along Rebecca; and then
northward along Kerr Street to Bond Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Kerr.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Kerr Street beyond Bond Street.

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Westbound buses (toward Appleby GO Station) operate along their regular route to Kerr and Bond Streets, then detour:

southward along Kerr; and then
eastward along Rebecca Street to Chisholm Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Rebecca.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street at Wilson Street and
  • on Chisholm Street at Head Street.

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Port Perry


Scugog Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Township of Scugog are closing

  • Queen Street between Simcoe and Water Streets,
  • Water Street between Queen and Mary Streets,
  • Mary Street between Water and Simcoe Streets,
  • Simcoe Street (Regional Road 2) between Reach and Queen Streets and
  • Reach Street (Regional Road 8) between Port Perry Fairgrounds and Simcoe Street.

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

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit are detouring buses while the streets are closed.

Durham Region Transit
905B Thickson / Reach

From 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, December 4, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Reach Street and Sherrington Drive, then detour:

southward along Sherrington;
eastward along Doctor Archer Drive;
southward along Old Simcoe Road to Scugog Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Scugog.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Reach Street at Old Simcoe Road, across from Carlan Drive and at Simcoe Street and
  • on Simcoe Street at Kellett, Balsalm and Queen Streets.

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

  • on Dr. Archer Drive at Old Simcoe Road and
  • on Old Simcoe Road at Scugog Street.

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Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street at Queen Street, across from Balsam Street, at Beech Street and south of Coulter Street and
  • on Reach Street beyond Simcoe Street, at Carlan Drive and beyond Old Simcoe Road.

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

  • on Old Simcoe Road beyond Scugog Street and
  • on Dr. Archer Drive beyond Old Simcoe Road.
GO Transit
81 Beaverton / Port Perry / Whitby

From 1 until 8 p.m. Saturday, December 4, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Reach Street and Old Simcoe Road, then detour:

southward along Old Simcoe to Scugog Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Scugog.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Reach Street at Simcoe Street and
  • on Simcoe Street at Kellett, Balsalm and Queen Streets.

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

  • on Old Simcoe Road at Scugog Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street at Queen Street across from Balsam Street and at Beech Street and
  • on Reach Street beyond Simcoe Street.

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

  • on Old Simcoe Road beyond Scugog Street.

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Scugog Township

See Port Perry.


Stouffville


Whitchurch - Stouffville Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Whitchurch - Stouffville is closing

  • Main Street Stouffville between Stouffer and Mostar Streets

Saturday afternoon and evening to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

70D / 70F Uxbridge / Stouffville / Markham

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

From 5 until 9 p.m. Saturday, December 4, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Tenth Line and Main Street Stouffville, then detour:

southward along Tenth;
westward along Hoover Park Drive and then
northward along Mostar to Main,
resuming their regular route westward along Main.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street at Stouffer, Mill and Edward Streets and at Westlawn Crescent.

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

  • on Main Street beyond Palmwood Gate.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street Stouffville at Weldon Road, across from Edward Street and at Market and Stouffer Streets.

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

  • on Main Street at Mostar Street.

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Sutton

See Jackson’s Point.


Toronto


Canadian Football League Eastern Conference Final game

Sunday, December 5, Exhibition Place is closing various streets in its grounds to accommodate crowds of Toronto Argonauts fans before, during and after the game against the Hamilton Tiger Cats at BMO Field.

The TTC is shortening the path for buses, while the streets are closed.

29 Dufferin

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Dufferin Street and Springhurst Avenue, then detour:

westward along Springhurst;
southward along Fort Rouille Street; and then
eastward into Dufferin Gate Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Saskatchewan Road beyond Dufferin Street,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Quebec Street and Nova Scotia Avenue and across from Exhibition Loop and
  • on Canada Boulevard at Princes’ Boulevard.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

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Northbound buses start their trips in Dufferin Gate Loop, then proceed:

along their regular route northward along Dufferin Street.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Canada Boulevard at Princes’ Boulevard,
  • on Princes’ Boulevard across from Newfoundland Road,
  • on Nunavut Road beside the Horse Palace,
  • on Manitoba Drive across from Nova Scotia Avenue and at Saskatchewan Road,
  • on Saskatchewan Road at Dufferin Street and
  • on Dufferin Street at Springhurst Avenue.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

Woolwich Township

See Elmira.