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Jump onto GO or TTC to jump up at Caribbean Carnival Parade, August 5



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^ Image: Toronto Caribbean Carnival

You can jump up, jump around, jump along or just jump at the Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s Grand Parade in Exhibition Place and along Lake Shore Boulevard West on the western waterfront this Saturday. But first, jump onto GO Transit or TTC!

Both GO and the TTC are adding extra service to get you to the parade and back home again. Both agencies are also detouring service around the parade or to avoid the crowds of people before, during and after the event.

The bands start the parade near BMO Field. They proceed through Exhibition Place and then westward along Lake Shore Boulevard West from British Columbia Drive. At Parkside Drive, paraders return eastward along Lake Shore West to Strachan Avenue, then proceed along Princes’ Boulevard through Exhibition Place.

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^ Image: Toronto Caribbean Carnival


The City of Toronto is closing:

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West between Colborne Lodge Drive and Bathurst Street;
  • the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway between Jameson and Dunn avenues;
  • Fort York Boulevard between Fleet Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West; and
  • Strachan Avenue between Fleet Street / Manitoba Drive and Lake Shore Boulevard West

from 2 a.m. Saturday, August 5 until 8 a.m. Sunday, August 6 to accommodate the parade.

Exhibition Place is closing to traffic:

  • British Columbia Road at Lake Shore Boulevard West;
  • Ontario Drive at Lake Shore Boulevard West;
  • Newfoundland Drive at Lake Shore Boulevard West;
  • Princes’ Boulevard at Strachan Avenue;
  • Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue; and
  • Dufferin Street at Dufferin Gate

from 2 a.m. Saturday, August 5 until 8 a.m. Sunday, August 6 to accommodate the parade.

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^ Image: Metrolinx


You can learn how other events affect transit services this weekend here.


GO Transit

You can travel to and from the parade along these GO train lines — 01 Lakeshore West, 21 Milton, 71 Stouffville.

Passengers aboard buses along this route can expect detours — 16 Hamilton / Toronto express.

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16 Hamilton / Toronto express

All day Saturday, July 31 buses only operate to and from Aldershot GO Station. At Aldershot, you can connect with trains along the 01 Lakeshore West line to travel to and from Union Station.

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01 Lakeshore West train

GO is adding extra train service between Union Station and Exhibition GO Station.

It’s also operating express trains along the line, operating to and from Union Station and Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville and Burlington GO stations.

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21 Milton train

GO is operating special service along the line Saturday, August 5.

  • Eastbound trains start in Milton GO Station at 6:46 and 10:16 a.m., , dropping off or picking up passengers in all stations to Union Station. Another eastbound train starts in Milton at 7:25 p.m., serving passengers in all stations to Union.
  • Westbound trains start in Union at 6:10 and 9:19 p.m., serving passengers in all stations to Milton. Another westbound train starts in Union at 9:01 a.m., serving passengers in all stops to Milton.

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71 Stouffville train

GO is operating special service along the line Saturday, August 5.

  • Southbound trains start in Old Elm GO Station at 6:46 and 9:35 a.m., dropping off or picking up passengers in all stations to Union Station. Another southbound train starts in Old Elm at 7:03 p.m., serving passengers at all stations to Union.
  • Northbound trains start in Union Station at 5:42 and 9:44 p.m., serving passengers in all stations to Old Elm. Another northbound train starts in Union at 8:13 a.m., serving passengers in all stations to Old Elm.

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Toronto Transit Commission

The TTC is increasing service along these routes to get you to and from the parade: Line 1 Yonge - University; Line 2 Bloor - Danforth; 509 Harbourfront; 511 Bathurst.

It’s short-turning or detouring service along these routes: 80 Queensway; 307 Bathurst overnight; 504 King; 510 Spadina.

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511 Bathurst

All day, Saturday, August 5, the TTC’s increasing the frequency of service along the route. Streetcars operate between Bathurst Station and Exhibition Loop.

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307 Bathurst overnight

Saturday, August 5 and before 6 a.m. Sunday, August 6, southbound buses operate along their regular path to Fort York Boulevard and Fleet Street, then detour:

westward along Fleet to Strachan Avenue,
resuming their regular path westward along Manitoba Drive.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Princes’ Boulevard at Strachan Avenue.

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Northbound buses operate along their regular path.

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Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway

All day, Saturday, August 5, the TTC’s increasing the frequency of service along the line.

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509 Harbourfront

All day, Saturday, August 5, the TTC’s increasing the frequency of service along the route. Streetcars operate between Union Station and Exhibition Loop.

Streetcars do not operate to and from Union along the 510 Spadina route from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, August 5.

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504B King

From 6 a.m. until midnight Saturday, August 5, streetcars start and end their trips in Dundas West Station terminal, instead of Dufferin Gate Loop.

Eastbound cars start their trips in Dundas West Station terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Edna Avenue;
southward along Dundas Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue; and then
eastward along King Street West to Dufferin Street,
resuming their regular path eastward along King West.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop and
  • on Dufferin Street at Liberty Street and King Street West.

Instead, eastbound cars drop off passengers at temporary stops

  • in Dundas West Station terminal,
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West,
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Boustead and Howard Park avenues, at Grenadier Road, beyond High Park Boulevard, at Galley Avenue, beyond Marion Street and at The Queensway and
  • on King Street West across from Wilson Park Road, at Dowling, Jameson, Dunn and Spencer avenues and Dufferin Street.

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Westbound cars operate along their regular path to King Street West and Dufferin Street, then detour:

westward along King Street West;
northward along Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West; and then
westward into Dundas West Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dufferin Street across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue and
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

Instead, westbound cars drop off passengers at temporary stops

  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Queen Street West and Marion Street, at Garden and Fermanagh avenues, Grenadier Avenue and Howard Park Avenue and across from Boustead Avenue,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • in Dundas West terminal.

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80 Queensway

From 10 p.m. Friday, August 4 until 6 a.m. Sunday, August 6, eastbound buses operate along their regular path to The Queensway and Ellis Avenue, then detour:

eastward along The Queensway;
northward along Roncesvalles Avenue; and then
westward along Howard Park Avenue to Parkside Drive,
resuming their regular path northward along Parkside.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Ellis Avenue at Lake Shore Boulevard West,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West across from Colborne Lodge Drive and
  • on Parkside Drive beyond The Queensway, at Algonquin Avenue, High Park Boulevard, Geoffrey Street and Howard Park Avenue.

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

  • on The Queensway beyond Colborne Lodge Drive and across from Glendale Avenue,
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Queen Street West and Marion Street, at Garden and Fermanagh Avenues and Grenadier Road and
  • on Howard Park Avenue at Indian Road and Parkside Drive.

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Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

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510 Spadina

From 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, August 5, streetcars start and end their trips in Queens Quay / Spadina Loop. They don’t operate along Queens Quay West and through the Bay Street tunnel to and from Union Station. Board streetcars operating along the 509 Harbourfront route, instead, to travel to and from Union.

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Line 1 Yonge - University subway

All day, Saturday, August 5, the TTC’s increasing the frequency of service along the line.

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