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Weekend events affect transit services, November 15 to 20



The Grey Cup Festival, including Canadian Football League’s 110th annual Grey Cup Game, in Hamilton tops the list of events affecting transit services this weekend — from Wednesday, November 15 until Monday, November 20.

And, don’t forget that Santa Claus is coming to town — or, at least, to 11 cities, towns and communities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area — this weekend. He’s a busy man as parades welcome him to the Bowmanville area of Clarington, the Bramalea area of Brampton, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Hamilton, the Keswick area of Georgina, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, the Sharon area of East Gwillimbury, Toronto and Uxbridge.

Other seasonal events also disrupt transit services in downtown Brampton, Newmarket, the Streetsville area of Mississauga and Toronto.


The events affect service along these routes:

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The Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16 events affecting transit are: the Built in The Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival; Grey Cup Fan Central; the Grey Cup Festival; and the Grey Cup Precinct.

The Friday, November 17 events affecting transit are: the Built in The Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival; Christmas in the Village; the Distillery Winter Village; Grey Cup Fan Central; the Grey Cup Festival; the Grey Cup Precinct; Miracle on Main Street; the Newmarket Candle-Light Parade and Tree-Lighting; andthe Winter Lights Festival.

The Saturday, November 18 events affecting transit are: the Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade; the Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade; the Built in The Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival; Christmas in the Village; the Distillery Winter Village; the Georgetown Santa Claus Parade; Grey Cup Fan Central; the Grey Cup Festival; the Grey Cup / Hamilton Santa Claus Parade; the Grey Cup Precinct; the Keswick Santa Claus Parade; the Newmarket Santa Claus Parade; the Oakville Santa Claus Parade; Santa’s Parade of Lights (Oshawa); and the Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade.

The Sunday, November 19 events affecting transit are: the Beaches Santa Claus Parade; the Distillery Winter Village; the Grey Cup Festival; the Grey Cup Game; and the Grey Cup Precinct.

The Monday, November 20 event affecting transit is: the Grey Cup Precinct.

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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
Route 502

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, westbound buses start their trips on Church Street East of Scugog Street, then proceed:

eastward along Church to Liberty Street North,
resuming their regular path northward along Liberty North.

Westbound buses continue along their regular path to Scugog Street and Longworth Avenue then again detour:

westward along Longworth; and then
southward along Bowmanville Avenue to King Street West,
resuming their regular path westward along King West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simpson Avenue at King Street West,
  • on Scugog Street beyond Longworth Avenue and Jackman Road and across from O’Dell Street,
  • on Church Street beyond Scugog and Temperance streets and
  • on King Street East at Temperance Street, across from Roenigk Drive and at Bowmanville Avenue.

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

  • on Church Street at Liberty Street North and
  • on Bowmanville Avenue at King Street West.

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Eastbound buses operate along their regular path to King Street West and Bowmanville Avenue, then detour:

northward along Bowmanville; and then
eastward along Longworth Avenue to Scugog Street,
resuming their regular path northward along Scugog.

Eastbound buses continue along their regular path to Concession Street East and Liberty Street North, then again detour:

westward along Concession West;
southward along Scugog Street; and then
eastward along Church Street to just west of Scugog Street,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Bowmanville Avenue and Roenigk Drive,
  • on Scugog Street [northbound] at Church and O’Dell streets and across from Jackman Road,
  • on Liberty Street North beyond Concession Street West and at Wellington Street and King Street East,
  • on Prince Street beyond Liberty Street South and at Simpson Avenue and
  • on Simpson Avenue at King Street East.

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

  • on Bowmanville Avenue beyond King Street West and
  • on Church Street beyond Scugog Street.

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Route 902A

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18,westbound buses start their trips on Church Street East of Scugog Street, then proceed:

eastward along Church,
northward along Liberty Street North;
westward along Longworth Avenue; and then
southward along Bowmanville Avenue to King Street West,
resuming their regular path westward along King.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simpson Avenue at King Street East,
  • on King Street East beyond Liberty Street North and George Street and at Temperance Street and
  • on King Street West across from Roenigk Drive and at Bowmanville Avenue.

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

  • on Bowmanville Avenue at King Street West.

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Eastbound buses operate along their regular path to King Street West and Bowmanville Avenue, then detour:

northward along Bowmanville;
eastward along Longworth Avenue;
southward along Scugog Street; and then
eastward along Church Street to just east of Scugog,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Church Street beyond Temperance Street,
  • on King Street East beyond Division Street and at Ontario Street and Liberty Street South,
  • on Prince Street beyond Liberty Street South and at Simpson Avenue and
  • on Simpson Avenue at King Street East.

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

  • on Bowmanville Avenue beyond King Street West
  • on Scugog Street beyond Longworth Avenue and Jackman Road and across from O’Dell Street and
  • on Church Street beyond Scugog Street.

Santa’s Parade of Lights in Oshawa also affects service along this route Saturday, November 18.

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GO Transit
88 Peterborough / Oshawa

(GO has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information GO supplied about detours for this event during previous years. Note that this is unofficial information. GO may operate buses with a different service pattern this year.)

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Lambs Road, then detour:

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

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Lambs Road, Mearns Avenue, beyond Galbraith Court, Liberty Street North and George Street and at Temperance Street and
  • on King Street West across from Roenigk Drive and at Bowmanville Avenue.

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

  • on Bowmanville Avenue at Waverley Road and across from Aspen Springs Drive.

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Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Roenigk Drive and Scugog Street and
  • on King Street East beyond Division Streets, at Ontario Street and Liberty Street South, beyond Simpson Avenue, across from Mearns Avenue and at Lambs Road.

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

  • on Bowmanville Avenue at Aspen Springs Drive, across from Waverley Road and at Baseline Road West.

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Bramalea


Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade

The City of Brampton is closing

  • Bramalea Road between Bovaird Drive East and Queen Street East,
  • Central Park Drive between Howden Boulevard and Hilldale
  • North Park Road between Dixie and Torbram roads and
  • Williams Parkway East between Dixie and Torbram roads

Saturday afternoon and early evening to accommodate the annual parade.

Brampton Transit is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

15 Bramalea

From 3 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular path to Bramalea Road and Bovaird Drive East, then detour:

westward along Bovaird East;
southward along Dixie Road; and then
eastward along Queen Street East to Bramalea,
resuming their regular path southward along Bramalea.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bramalea Road beyond Bovaird Drive East, Marlborough Street and North Park Drive, beyond Williams Parkway East [2 stops] and at Central Park Drive and Goodwood Road.

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

  • on Bovaird Drive East beyond Bramalea Road [2 stops] and Fernforest Drive,
  • on Dixie Road beyond Bovaird Drive East, at Northcliffe Street, beyond Northcliffe Street, at Northampton Street, beyond Williams Parkway East, at Lascelles Boulevard, across from Crescent Hill Drive [south] and at Howden Boulevard and Hazelwood and Hillside drives and
  • on Queen Street East beyond Dixie Road.

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Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bramalea Road beyond Queen Street East, at Goodwood Road, beyond Central Park Drive, at Williams Parkway East, beyond Jackson Road, at North Park Road, beyond Trillium Court, at Professor’s Lake Parkway and at Bovaird Drive East.

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

  • on Dixie Road beyond Queen Street East, across from Hazelwood Drive, beyond Howden Boulevard, at Crescent Hill Drive [south], across from Lascelles Boulevard, beyond Williams Parkway East, at Mansion Street and North Park Drive and beyond Mooregate Crescent and
  • on Bovaird Drive East beyond Dixie Road and MacKay Street North [2 stops].

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From 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 18, Brampton Transit is detouring buses along two detour routings:

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From 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular path to Bramalea Road and Central Park Drive, then detour:

southward along Bramalea; and then
westward along Queen Street East to Central Park,
resuming their regular path southward along Central Park.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Central Park Drive at Hilldale Crescent [east],
  • on Hilldale Crescent beyond Hedley Court, at Hallcrown Court, Homer Square and Hamlet and Hollyhedge courts and beyond Hector Court and
  • on Central Park Drive beyond Howden Boulevard and Hanover Road.

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

  • on Bramalea Road across from Goodwin Road and
  • on Queen Street East beyond Bramalea Road.

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Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Central Park Drive across from Hanover Road and Howden Boulevard and
  • on Hilldale Crescent at Hayden Court, across from Hollyhedge and Hamlet courts, at Hyde Park Court and across from Hallcrown and Hedley courts.

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

  • on Bramalea Road beyond Queen Street East and at Goodwood Road.

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From 3 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular path to MacKay Street South and Williams Parkway East, then detour:

westward along Williams East;
southward along Dixie Road; and then
eastward along Queen Street East to Central Park,
resuming their regular path southward along Central Park.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Williams Parkway East beside Judith Nyman Secondary School,
  • on Bramalea Road beyond Williams Parkway East [2 stops] and at Central Park Drive,
  • on Central Park Drive at Hilldale Crescent [east],
  • on Hilldale Crescent beyond Hedley Court, at Hallcrown Court, Homer Square and Hamlet and Hollyhedge courts and beyond Hector Court and
  • on Central Park Drive beyond Howden Boulevard and Hanover Road.

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

  • on Williams Parkway East across from Mansfield Street [east and west],
  • on Dixie Road beyond Williams Parkway East, at Lascelles Boulevard, across from Crescent Hill Drive [south] and at Howden Boulevard and Hazelwood and Hillside drives and
  • on Queen Street East beyond Dixie Road.

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Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Central Park Drive across from Hanover Road and Howden Boulevard,
  • on Hilldale Crescent at Hayden Court, across from Hollyhedge and Hamlet courts, at Hyde Park Court and across from Hallcrown and Hedley courts,
  • on Bramalea Road beyond Central Park Drive and beside the Salvation Army and
  • on Williams Parkway East at MacKay Street South.

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

  • on Bramalea Road beyond Queen Street East, at Goodwood Road, beyond Central Park Drive and at Williams Parkway East and
  • on Williams Parkway East at Mansfield Street [west and east] and beyond Mansfield Street [east].

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From 3 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular path to Torbram and North Park roads, then detour:

southward along Torbram; and then
westward along Queen Street East to Finchgate Boulevard / Glenvale Boulevard,
resuming their regular path southward along Finchgate.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on North Park Road at Panda Lane, Provincial Place and across from Jameson Place,
  • on Jordan Boulevard beyond North Park Drive, at Joyce Gate, Jefferson Road and Williams Parkway East,
  • on Grenoble Boulevard at Glenforest Road and Grasspoint Square and north of Central Park Drive,
  • on Central Park Drive beyond Greenarrow Court and
  • on Glenvale Boulevard beyond Geraldine Court, at Goldcrest Road and across from Gatwick Lane.

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

  • on Torbram Road at Jardine Street, Williams Parkway East, Gatewood Drive, Central Park Drive, Grenadier Road and Queen Street East amd
  • on Queen Street East beyond Torbram Road and Glenvale Boulevard.

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Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Glenvale Boulevard at Gatwick Lane, beyond Greenmount Road and across from Geraldine Court,
  • on Central Park Drive east of Graham Crescent,
  • on Grenoble Boulevard beyond Central Park Drive, at Glencastle and Gladstone squares, Greenbriar Road and Williams Parkway East,
  • on Jordan Road at Jayfield Road, Joshua Court, Jameson Crescent and North Park Road at and
  • on North Park Road at Jayfield Road and across from Panda Lane.

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

  • on Queen Street East beyond Bramalea Road and Finchgate Boulevard and
  • on Torbram Road across from Grenadier Road, at Corporation Drive, across from Gatewood Drive, at Williams Parkway East and across from Jardine Street.

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Brampton

See also Bramalea.


Winter Lights Festival
Miracle on Main Street

** The City of Brampton is closing

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

Friday evening to accommodate the events.

The events affect Brampton Transit and GO Transit service.

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Brampton Transit

2 Main

(Brampton Transit is already detouring buses along this route due to construction at the intersection of Main Street North with Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West.)

From 3 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular path to Main Street North and Nelson Street East, then detour:

eastward along Nelson East;
southward along Union Street and Theatre Lane;
westward along Queen streets east and west
southward along McMurchy Avenue South; and then
eastward along Harold Street,
resuming their regular path eastward along Main South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Main Street North across from Nelson Street East,
  • on Queen Street West beyond Elizabeth and Mill streets east and
  • on McMurchy Avenue South at Royce Avenue, McHardy Court and Corby Crescent.

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Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at Clarence Street, beyond Guest Street and Woodbrook Drive and at Wellington Street East and
  • on Main Street North beyond Queen Street East and Theatre Lane.

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

  • on McMurchy Avenue North beyond 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 and
  • on Main Street North at Nelson Street East.

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502 Züm Main

(Brampton Transit is already detouring buses along this route due to construction at the intersection of Main Street North with Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West.)

From 3 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular path to Main Street North and Nelson Street East, then detour:

eastward along Nelson East;
southward along Union Street and Theatre Lane;
westward along Queen streets east and west
southward along McMurchy Avenue South; and then
eastward along Harold Street,
resuming their regular path eastward along Main South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • at Nelson and Wellington Züm stations.

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Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • at Wellington and Theatre Lane Züm stations.

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GO Transit
33 / 33A / 33B / 33E Guelph / Georgetown / North York

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not confirmed exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information GO supplied during other incidents that closed this section of Main Street North. GO is also expanding the current detour during construction at the intersection of Main Street North with Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West for this event. Note that this is unofficial information. GO may operate buses with another service pattern during this construction project.)

From 9 a.m. Friday, November 17 until 9 a.m. Saturday, November 18, eastbound buses operate along their regular path to Main Street North and Church Street, then detour:

westward along Church West;
southward along Mill Street North; and then
eastward along Nelson Street West to George Street North,
resuming their regular path northward along George North.

After leaving Downtown Brampton Terminal, then buses then proceed:

westward along Nelson West;
southward along McMurchy avenues north and south; and then
eastward along Elgin Drive to Main South,
resuming their regular path southward along Main

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South beyond Wellington Street West, across from Clarence Street and Nanwood Drive and at Elgin Drive.

Westbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South across from Elgin Drive, beyond Nanwood Drive and at Clarence Street and
  • on Wellington Street West at George Street South.

The Georgetown Santa Claus Parade also affects service along this route Saturday, November 18.

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31 / 31A / 31B / 31E / 31F / 31K / 31M / 31R / 31X Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not confirmed exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information GO supplied during other incidents that closed this section of Main Street North. GO is also expanding the current detour during construction at the intersection of Main Street North with Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West for this event. Note that this is unofficial information. GO may operate buses with another service pattern during this construction project.)

From 9 a.m. Friday, November 17 until 9 a.m. Saturday, November 18, eastbound buses operate along their regular path to Main Street North and Church Street, then detour:

westward along Church West;
southward along Mill Street North; and then
eastward along Nelson Street West to George Street North,
resuming their regular path northward along George North.

After leaving Downtown Brampton Terminal, then buses then proceed:

westward along Nelson West;
southward along McMurchy avenues north and south; and then
eastward along Elgin Drive to Main South,
resuming their regular path southward along Main

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South beyond Wellington Street West, across from Clarence Street and Nanwood Drive and at Elgin Drive.

Westbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South across from Elgin Drive, beyond Nanwood Drive and at Clarence Street and
  • on Wellington Street West at George Street South.

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Clarington

See Bowmanville.


East Gwillimbury

See Sharon.


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

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.

33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York

(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. Note that this is unofficial information. GO may operate buses with a different service pattern this year.)

33 branch

From about 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 18, eastbound buses operate along their regular path to Highway 7 and Wildwood Road, then detour:

eastward along Wildwood;
southward along Confederation Street and Mountainview Road North; and then
westward along River Drive and into Georgetown GO Station bus terminal.

After leaving the station terminal, eastbound buses proceed:

northward along Victoria Street;
eastward along John Street;
southward along Mountainview North; and then
south- and eastward along Armstrong Avenue to Guelph Street,
resuming their regular path eastward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North beyond Moore Park Crescent and across from Guelph Street,
  • on Guelph Street beyond Street and at Maple Avenue,
  • on Mountainview Road North [northbound] across from King Street,
  • on Mountainview Road North [southbound] beyond Maple Avenue and
  • on Guelph Street beyond Mountainview Road South, beside Georgetown Marketplace, beyond Sinclair Avenue, beside #324 Guelph and across from Armstrong Avenue.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Street beyond Armstrong Avenue, beside #279 Guelph and at Sinclair Avenue, Alcott Drive and Mountainview Road North,
  • on Mountainview Road North [northbound] across from King Street,
  • on Mountainview Road North [southbound] beyond Maple Avenue,
  • on Guelph Street beyond Maple Avenue and at Mill Street and
  • on Main Street North across from Henry Street and Moore Park Crescent.

33G branch

From about 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 18, eastbound buses proceed from Georgetown GO Station:

northward along Victoria Street;
eastward along John Street;
southward along Mountainview Road North; and then
south- and eastward along Armstrong Avenue to Guelph Street,
resuming their regular path eastward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mountainview Road North beyond Maple Avenue and
  • on Guelph Street beyond Mountainview Road South, beside Georgetown Marketplace, beyond Sinclair Avenue, beside #324 Guelph and across from Armstrong Avenue.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Street beyond Armstrong Avenue, beside #279 Guelph and at Sinclair Avenue, Alcott Drive and Mountainview Road North and
  • on Mountainview Road North across from King Street.

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

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Georgina

See Keswick.


Halton Hills

See Georgetown.


Hamilton


Various components of the Grey Cup Festival affect transit services in Hamilton from Thursday, November 16 until Sunday, November 19. Events affecting transit this weekend include: the Grey Cup Precinct (November 15 to 20); Grey Cup Fan Central / James Street Music Festival (November 16 to 18); the Grey Cup / Hamilton Santa Claus Parade (November 18); and the Grey Cup Game (November 19).

Festival organizers have also arranged free shuttle-bus service between Niagara Falls and Hamilton. In Niagara Falls, shuttle buses drop off or pick up passengers in the Fallsview District. In downtown Hamilton, buses serve passengers on Market Street at Bay Street North across from the First Ontario Centre. In the Grey Cup Precinct, buses stop on Gage Avenue North at Case Street (north of Barton Street East) beside parking lot E.

  • Thursday, November 16: To Hamilton at 2, 6, 9 and 10:30 p.m.; to Niagara at 4, 4:30, 5, 8, 11 and 11:30 p.m. and midnight.
  • Friday, November 17: To Hamilton at 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 and 10 p.m.; to Niagara at 4, 8, 11 and 11:30 p.m. and midnight.
  • Saturday, November 18: To Hamilton at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 and 10 p.m.; to Niagara at 4, 8, 11 and 11:30 p.m. and midnight.
  • Sunday, November 19: To Hamilton at 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3 and 4 p.m.; to Niagara - rolling departures until 11:30 p.m.

Grey Cup Precinct

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The City of Hamilton is closing a number of streets in the area near Tim Hortons Field to help maintain crowds before, during and after the Grey Cup Game, including:

  • Cannon Street East between Barnesdale Avenue North and Connaught Avenue

from Thursday until Sunday.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses, while the streets are closed. Due to a strike, HSR service is not available until November 17. Festival organizers continue to provide free shuttle-bus service to and from Niagara Falls.

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From Friday, November 17 until 7 a.m. Monday, November 20, inbound buses operate along their regular path to Cannon Street East and Gage Avenue North, then detour:

southward along Gage North;
westward along King Street East; and then
northward along Sherman Avenue North to Cannon East,
resuming their regular path westward along Cannon.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cannon Street East at Gage Avenue North, beside Tim Hortons Field and at Lottridge Street and Barnesdale and Sherman avenues north.

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

  • on King Street East at Melrose Avenue North, Fairholt Road North and Sherman Avenue North and
  • on Sherman Avenue North across from Fife Street.

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Outbound buses operate along their regular path to Sherman Avenue North and Cannon Street East, then detour:

northward along Sherman North;
eastward along Barton Street East; and then
southward along Gage Avenue North to Cannon East,
resuming their regular path eastward along Cannon.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cannon Street East beyond Barnesdale Avenue North, at Lottridge Street, across from Tim Hortons Field and at Gage Avenue North.

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

  • on Barton Street East at Barnesdale and Melrose avenues north, Leinster Avenue and Gage Avenue North.

Buses along this route also detour from Friday, November 17 until Monday, November 20 during the Grey Cup Fan Central / Born in The Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival. They also detour Saturday, November 18 during the Grey Cup / Hamilton Santa Claus Parade.

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Grey Cup Fan Central
Built in The Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • James Street North between York Boulevard / Wilson Street and Barton Streetcars

from Thursday until early Sunday to accommodate these parts of the festival.

Burlington Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway are detouring buses during the event. Due to a strike, HSR service is not available until November 17. Festival organizers continue to provide free shuttle-bus service to and from Niagara Falls.

Burlington Transit
1 Plains - Fairview

From 12:01 a.m. Thursday, November 15 until 7 a.m. Sunday, November 19, Hamilton-bound buses operate along their regular route to York Boulevard and Queen Street North, then detour:

southward along Queen 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 beyond Queen Street North and at Bay and James Streets North,
  • on Wilson Street at John Street North and
  • on Catharine Street North at King William Street.

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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 Locke Street North to York Boulevard,
resuming their regular route westward along York.

Burlington-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street North at Vine Street,
  • on Cannon Street West at Hess Street North and
  • on York Boulevard at Locke Street North.

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Hamilton Street Railway
20 A-Line express

From Friday, November 17 until 7 a.m. Sunday, November 19 (except from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18 during the Grey Cup / Hamilton Santa Claus Parade), northbound buses operate along their regular route to James Street North and Rebecca Street, then detour:

eastward along Rebecca;
northward along John Street North; and then
westward along Barton Street East to James North,
resuming their regular path northward along James.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street North at Cannon Street East and across from Colbourne Street.

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

  • on John Street North at Wilson Street and beyond Cannon Street East and Robert Street and
  • on Barton Street East at Hughson Street North.

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Southbound buses operate along their regular path to James Street North and Barton Street East, then detour:

eastward along Barton East;
southward along Catharine Street North; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to James North,
resuming their regular path southward along James.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street North at Colbourne Street and beyond Cannon Street West.

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

  • on Barton Street East beyond John Street North and
  • on Rebecca Street at Hughson Street North.

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From Friday, November 17 until 7 a.m. Sunday, November 19 (except from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18 during the Grey Cup / Hamilton Santa Claus Parade), inbound buses operate along their regular path to Barton Street East and Catharine Street North, then detour:

southward along Catharine North; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to James Street North,
resuming their regular path southward along James North.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Barton Street East at Hughson Street North and
  • on James Street North at Colbourne Street and beyond Cannon Street West.

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

  • on Rebecca Street at Hughson Street North.

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Outbound buses operate along their regular path.

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4 Bayfront

From Friday, November 17 until 7 a.m. Sunday, November 19 (except from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18 during the Grey Cup / Hamilton Santa Claus Parade), inbound buses operate along their regular path to James Street North and Barton Street East, then detour:

eastward along Barton East;
southward along Catharine Street North; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to James North,
resuming their regular path southward along James.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street North at Colbourne Street and beyond Cannon Street West.

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

  • on Rebecca Street at Hughson Street North.

Outbound buses operate along their regular path.

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3 Cannon

From Friday, November 17 until 7 a.m. Sunday, November 19 (except from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18 during the Grey Cup / Hamilton Santa Claus Parade), inbound buses operate along their regular route to Cannon Street East and Catharine Street North, then detour:

southward along Catharine North; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to James Street North,
resuming their regular path southward along James North.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cannon Street East at Catharine and Hughson streets north and
  • on James Street North beyond Cannon Street West.

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

  • on Rebecca Street at Hughson Street North.

Outbound buses operate along their regular path.

Buses along this route also detour from Friday, November 16 until Monday, **November 20 to accommodate the Grey Cup Precinct.

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Grey Cup / Hamilton Santa Claus Parade

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • Bay Street North between Strachan Street and Barton Street West,
  • Barton streets west and east between Bay and John streets north,
  • John Street North between Barton Street East and Wilson Street,
  • Wilson Street between John and James Streets North,
  • York Boulevard between James and Hess Streets North and
  • Hess Street North between York Boulevard and Barton Street West

Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

Burlington Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway are detouring buses during the event. Festival organizers continue to provide free shuttle-bus service to and from Niagara Falls.

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Burlington Transit
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(Burlington Transit is already detouring buses to accommodate Built in The Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival / Grey Cup Fan Central.)

From Thursday, November 15 until Saturday, November 18, Hamilton-bound buses ** operate along their regular route to York Boulevard and Queen Street North, then detour:

southward along Queen 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 beyond Queen Street North and at Bay and James Streets North,
  • on Wilson Street at John Street North and
  • on Catharine Street North at King William Street.

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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 Locke Street North to York Boulevard,
resuming their regular route westward along York.

Burlington-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street North at Vine Street,
  • on Cannon Street West at Hess Street North and
  • on York Boulevard at Locke Street North.

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Hamilton Street Railway
20 A-Line express

(The HSR is already detouring buses along the route to accommodate Built in The Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival / Grey Cup Fan Central.)

From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18, northbound buses operate along their regular route to James Street South and Main Street, then detour:

eastward along Main Street East;
northward along Victoria avenues south and north; and then
westward along Burlington Street East to James North,
resuming their regular route northward along James.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street South at King Street East,
  • on James Street North at Rebecca Street and Cannon Street East, across from Colbourne Street and West Harbour GO Station, at Simcoe Street East, beyond Picton Street East and at Wood and Burlington streets east.

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

  • on Main Street East beyond James Street South, at Catharine Street South, beyond Walnut Street South and at Wellington Street South,
  • on Victoria Avenue South at King Street East,
  • on Victoria Avenue North beyond Wilson Street, Cannon and Barton streets east, Shaw Street and Ferrie Street East and
  • on Burlington Street East beyond Wellington Street North and Ferguson Avenue North, at Mary Street and at John Street North.

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Southbound buses operate along their regular path to James Street North and Burlington Street East, then detour:

eastward along Burlington East;
southward along Wellington Street North;
eastward along Barton Street East;
southward along Catharine Street North; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to James North,
resuming their regular path southward along James.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street North at Wood and Picton streets west, across from Simcoe Street East, beside West Harbour GO Station, at Colbourne Street and beyond Cannon Street West.

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

  • on Burlington Street East at John Street North, beyond Mary Street and at Ferguson Avenue North and Wellington Street North,
  • on Wellington Street North beyond Burlington Street East and at Macaulay Street East,
  • on Barton Street East beyond Ferguson Avenue North and at Mary Street and
  • on Rebecca Street at Hughson Street North.

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2 Barton

(The HSR is already detouring buses along the route to accommodate Built in The Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival / Grey Cup Fan Central.)

From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18, inbound buses operate along their regular path to Barton Street East and Catharine Street North, then detour:

southward along Catharine North; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to James Street North,
resuming their regular path southward along James North.

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 beyond Cannon Street West.

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

  • on Rebecca Street at Hughson Street North.

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Outbound buses operate along their regular path to John Street South and Main Street East, then detour:

eastward along Main East; and then
northward along Victoria avenues south and north to Barton Street East,
resuming their regular path eastward along Barton East.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on John Street North at King William and Wilson streets and beyond Cannon Street East and Robert Street,
  • on Barton Street East beyond John Street North and Mary Street, at Ferguson Avenue North and beyond Wellington Street North.

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

  • on Main Street East at Catharine Street South, beyond Walnut Street South and at Wellington Street South,
  • on Victoria Avenue South at King Street East and
  • on Victoria Avenue North beyond Wilson Street and Cannon Street East.

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4 Bayfront

(The HSR is already detouring buses along the route to accommodate Built in The Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival / Grey Cup Fan Central.)

From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18, inbound buses operate along their regular path to Burlington Street East and Wellington Street North, then detour:

southward along Wellington North;
eastward along Barton Street East;
southward along Catharine Street North; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to James Street North,
resuming their regular path southward along James North.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Burlington Street East beyond Wellington Street East and Ferguson Avenue North and at 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 Colbourne Street and beyond Cannon Street West.

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

  • on Wellington Street North beyond Burlington Street East and at Macaulay Street East,
  • on Barton Street East beyond Ferguson Avenue North and at Mary Street and
  • on Rebecca Street at Hughson Street North.

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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 beyond King Street West,
  • on York Boulevard across from Park Street North,
  • on MacNab Street North beyond York Boulevard, at Cannon Street West, beyond Mulberry Street, at Colbourne Street and Murray Street West and
  • on James Street North across from West Harbour GO Station, at Simcoe Street East, beyond Picton Street East and at Wood and Burlington streets east,
  • on Burlington Street East at John Street North, beyond 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 beyond James Street South, at Catharine Street South, beyond Walnut Street South and at Wellington Street South and
  • on Victoria Avenue North at King Street East and beyond Wilson Street, Cannon and Barton streets east, Shaw Street and Ferrie Street East.

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3 Cannon

(The HSR is already detouring buses along the route to accommodate Built in The Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival / Grey Cup Fan Central.)

From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Cannon Street East and Catharine Street North, then detour:

southward along Catharine North; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to James Street North,
resuming their regular path southward along James North.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cannon Street East at Catharine and Hughson streets north and
  • on James Street North beyond Cannon Street West.

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

  • on Rebecca Street at Hughson Street North.

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Outbound buses operate along their regular path to John Street South and Main Street East, then detour:

eastward along Main East; and then
northward along Victoria avenues south and north to Wilson Street,
resuming their regular path eastward along Wilson.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on John Street North at King William and Wilson streets and
  • on Wilson Street across from Elgin Street, at Cathcart Street and beyond Wellington Street North.

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

  • on Main Street East at Catharine Street South, beyond Walnut Street South and at Wellington Street South and
  • on Victoria Avenue South at King Street East.

Buses along this route also detour from Friday, November 16 until Monday, **November 20 to accommodate the Grey Cup Precinct.

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From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 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 beyond 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 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18, inbound buses operate along their regular route to York Boulevard and Queen Street North, then detour:

southward along Queen 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 and across from Park and MacNab streets north.

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 beyond James Street South,
  • on John Street North at King William Street and
  • on Rebecca Street at Hughson Street North.

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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 Strathcona Avenue North to Strathcona Loop,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street North beyond King Street West and at Vine Street,
  • on Cannon Street West at Hess and Queen streets north,
  • on York Boulevard at Ray and Locke streets north and across from Strathcona Avenue North and
  • on Dundurn Street North at Jones Street and Sunset Avenue.

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

  • on King Street West at Caroline, Queen and Pearl streets north and Strathcona Avenue North.

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The 110th Grey Cup Game

Kickoff is at 6 p.m. in Tim Hortons Field.

GO Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway are providing extra service to help spectators travel to and from the game. Festival organizers continue to provide free shuttle-bus service to and from Niagara Falls.


GO Transit
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GO is operating an extra train from West Harbour GO Station to help fans get home after the game. The train leaves West Harbour at 11:20 p.m. It ends its trip in Union Station at 12:40 a.m.

Board buses along the Green shuttle-bus route to travel from Tim Hortons Field to West Harbour.

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Green shuttle buses

Before the game, buses operate every hour from West Harbour GO Station from 12:20 until 6:20 p.m. (The buses leave West Harbour 13 minutes after trains along the 01 Lakeshore West line arrive in the station.) Buses end their trips at St. Anne’s Catholic School on Sherman Avenue North at Beechwood Avenue in the Grey Cup Precinct at 12:35 p.m. and every hour until 6:35 p.m.

After the game, buses leave St. Anne’s at 9:55 and 10:50 p.m. They end their trips in West Harbour at 10:15 and 11:10 p.m. Trains leave the station at 10:21 and 11:20 p.m.

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Hamilton Street Railway

The HSR is providing shuttle-bus services to help fans travel from various sites in Hamilton, including local hotels, to and from the game. Shuttle buses are free of fare — if you hold a valid ticket to the game.

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Black shuttle buses
  • First pickup: 1:58 p.m.
  • Buses every 20 minutes.
  • For service to and from: Confederation Walmart platform 2; Confederation GO Station platform 4; Eastgate Terminal platform 7 (north side of Queenston Road, west of the east entrance to the terminal — at the HSR 10 B-Line express westbound stop); and Tim Hortons Field.
  • Buses drop off or pick up passengers in the Grey Cup Precinct on King Street East west of Balsam Avenue North.

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Gold shuttle buses
  • First pickup: 2 p.m.
  • Buses every 15 minutes.
  • For service to and from: Upper James Street at the south side of the Lincoln Alexander Parkway; Lime Ridge Terminal (North side of Lime Ridge Mall, east of the pedestrian crosswalk, beside the Park and Ride carpool lot); and Tim Hortons Field.
  • Buses drop off or pick up passengers in the Grey Cup Precinct on Gage Avenue North north of Cannon Street East beside parking lot D.

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Red shuttle buses
  • First pickup: 2 p.m.
  • Buses every 20 minutes.
  • For service from: University Plaza, platform 1; Main Street West at Emerson Avenue (across from McMaster University); Main Street West across from Macklin Street South; Main Street West at MacNab Street South (across from Frank A. Cooke Terminal); and Tim Hortons Field.
  • For service to: Tim Hortons Field; King Street West across from Frank A. Cooke Terminal; King Street West at Macklin Street; Main Street West across from Emerson Avenue (beside McMaster University); and University Plaza platform 1.
  • Buses drop off or pick up passengers in the Grey Cup Precinct on King Street East between Balsam and Melrose avenues north.

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White shuttle buses
  • First pickup: 1:58 p.m.
  • Buses every 15 minutes.
  • For service to and from: King Street West across from Frank A. Cooke Terminal; King Street West at Bay Stree North; Caroline Street South at George Street; Main Street West at MacNab Street South (across from Frank A. Cooke Terminal) and Tim Hortons Field.
  • Buses drop off or pick up passengers in the Grey Cup Precinct on King Street East at Melrose Avenue North.

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Keswick


Keswick Santa Claus Parade

The Region of York and the Town of Georgina are closing

  • Woodbine Avenue (Regional Road 8) between Wexford and Dovedale drives

Saturday afternoon to accommodate this year’s parade.

York Region Transit is detouring buses during the event.

50 Queensway

From 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 18, buses in both directions operate along their regular path to Keswick Walmart, then proceed:

eastward along the east-west service road; and then
southward along the north-south service road to Glenwoods Avenue,
resuming their regular path westward along Glenwoods.

Buses continue to drop off or pick up passengers at all stops.

The East Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade in Sharon also affects service along this route Sunday, November 19.

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Mississauga

See Streetsville.


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.

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From 6 until 10 p.m. Friday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular path to Main Street and Davis Drive, then detour:

eastward along Davis; and then
southward along Prospect Street to Water Street,
resuming their regular path southward along Prospect.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North at Davis Drive,
  • 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 beyond Superior Street (across from Newmarket GO Station) and at Charles and Prospect streets and
  • on Prospect Street at Water Street.

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Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Water Street beyond 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 Gorham Street and Davis Drive and
  • on Davis Drive across from Superior Street (beside Newmarket GO Station) and at Main Street North.

The Newmarket Santa Claus Parade also affects service along this route Saturday, November 19.


Newmarket Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Newmarket is closing

  • Main Street South between Park Avenue and Water Street

Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the annual event.

The event affects York Region Transit service.

54 Bayview

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular path to Main Street and Davis Drive, then detour:

eastward along Davis; and then
southward along Prospect Street to Water Street,
resuming their regular path southward along Prospect.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North at Davis Drive,
  • 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 beyond Superior Street (across from Newmarket GO Station) and at Charles and Prospect streets and
  • on Prospect Street at Water Street.

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Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Water Street beyond 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 Gorham Street and Davis Drive and
  • on Davis Drive across from Superior Street (beside Newmarket GO Station) and at Main Street North.

The Main Street Candle-Light Parade and Tree-Lighting also affects service along this route Friday, November 17.

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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. It’ also operating a special Santa Shuttle to transport parade-goers between Oakville GO Station and the parade area.

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15 Bridge

From 6 a.m. until noon Saturday, November 18, 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 beyond 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 beyond Dorval and St. Augustine drives, at Kerr Street and beyond Kerr Street.

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Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kerr Street beyond Speers Road,
  • on Shepherd Road beyond 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 beyond Kerr Street, at Woody Road and Dorval Drive.

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From 6 a.m. until noon Saturday, November 18,eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Rebecca 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 Rebecca Street [eastbound] at Dorval Drive and Brock and Kerr streets and beyond Chisholm Street,
  • on Church Street beyond Navy and Dunn streets,
  • on Randall Street beyond Trafalgar Road and at Navy Street,
  • on Rebecca Street [westbound] at Forsythe Street,
  • on Forsythe Street across from Head Street,
  • on Bond Street across from Chisholm Street and at Kerr Street and
  • on Kerr Street across from Westside Drive, at Florence Drive, beyond Stewart Street, across from Prince Charles Drive and at Speers Road.

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

  • on Speers Road beyond Dorval and St. Augustine drives and at Kerr Street.

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Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound 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,
  • on Bond Street at Wilson Street,
  • on Forsythe Street at Head Street,
  • on Church Street beyond Navy and Dunn streets,
  • on Randall Street beyond Trafalgar Road and at Navy Street,
  • on Rebecca Street [westbound] at Forsythe and Kerr streets, across from Brock Street and at Dorval Drive.

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

  • on Speers Road beyond Kerr Street, at Woody Road and Dorval Drive.

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Santa Shuttle

From 8 until 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, Oakville Transit operates free Santa Shuttle service every 5 minutes from the Oakville GO Station to Trafalgar Park Community Centre at Rebecca and Kerr Streets. Buses operate express — without stopping — between Oakville GO Station and the community centre.

Buses heading towards downtown start their trips at the Oakville GO Station bus terminal, then proceed:

west- and southward along Cross Street;
westward along Speers Road;
southward along Dorval Drive; and then
westward along Rebecca Street to Trafalgar Park Community Centre.
ending their trips.

Buses leaving the community centre reverse the routing.

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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

and other streets in downtown Oshawa Saturday afternoon and evening to accommodate the annual parade.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit are detouring bus service during the event.

Durham Region Transit
PULSE 900

From 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 18, westbound buses start their trips in Oshawa Centre terminal, then proceed:

westward along Gibb Street; and then
northward along Stevenson roads south and north to Bond Street West,
resuming their regular path westward along Bond West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street East beyond Ritson Road North and at Mary and Simcoe streets north,
  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North and Arena Street, beyond Park Road North and at Gibbons Street.

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

  • in Oshawa Centre terminal,
  • on Gibb Street at Stevenson Road South and
  • on Stevenson Road South at King Street West.

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Eastbound buses operate along their regular path to King Street West and Stevenson Road, then detour:

southward along Stevenson South;
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into Oshawa Centre terminal,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West beyond Stevenson Road South, at Gibbons Street, across from Warren Avenue, at Midtown Drive and beyond Centre Street South,
  • on King Street East beyond Simcoe and Mary streets south and at Drew Street and
  • on Ritson Road North at Richmond Street East.

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

  • on Stevenson Road beyond Montcalm Avenue,
  • on Gibb Street beyond Stevenson Road South and
  • in Oshawa Centre terminal.

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PULSE 901

From 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 18, DRT is detouring buses along both branches of the route:

901A branch

From 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 18, **southbound buses operate along their regular path to Simcoe Street North and Adelaide Avenue, then detour:

westward along Adelaide West;
southward along Stevenson roads north and south; and then
eastward along Gibb Street to Centre Street South,
resuming their regular path southward along Centre South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street North beyond Adelaide Avenue West,
  • on Centre Street North at William and King streets west and
  • on Centre Street South beyond John Street West and at Gibb Street.

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

  • on Simcoe Street North at Adelaide Avenue West,
  • on Adelaide Avenue West across from Frances Street and at Park Road North, Gibbons Street and Fernhill Boulevard,
  • on Stevenson Road North across from Madison and Creighton avenues and at King Street West,
  • on Stevenson Road South beyond Montcalm Avenue and
  • on Gibb Street beyond Stevenson Road South, beside #431 Gibb and at Grenfell Street, Montrave Avenue, Nassau Street and Centre Street South.

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Northbound operate along their regular path to Simcoe Street South and Gibb Street / Elm Street, then detour:

westward along Gibb;
northward along Stevenson roads south and north; and then
eastward along Adelaide Avenue West to Simcoe North,
resuming their regular path northward along Simcoe.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street South at Elm Street and John and Athol streets east and
  • on Simcoe Street North beyond Bond Street East and at Colborne Street East and Adelaide Avenue East.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Centre Street South, Nassau Street and Montrave Avenue, beyond Grenfell Street, beside #450 Gibb and at Stevenson Road South,
  • on Stevenson Road South at King Street West and
  • on Adelaide Avenue West at Gibbons Street and Park Road North and beyond Kaiser Crescent.

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901C branch

From 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 18, **southbound buses operate along their regular path to Simcoe Street North and Adelaide Avenue, then detour:

westward along Adelaide West;
southward along Stevenson roads north and south;
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into Oshawa Centre terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street North beyond Adelaide Avenue West,
  • on Centre Street North at William and King streets west and
  • on Centre Street South beyond John Street West and at Gibb Street,
  • on Gibb Street at Nassau Street and Montrave Avenue, beyond Grenfell Street and beside #450 Gibb.

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

  • on Simcoe Street North at Adelaide Avenue West,
  • on Adelaide Avenue West across from Frances Street and at Park Road North, Gibbons Street and Fernhill Boulevard,
  • on Stevenson Road North across from Madison and Creighton avenues and at King Street West,
  • on Stevenson Road South beyond Montcalm Avenue and
  • on Gibb Street beyond Stevenson Road South.

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Northbound start their trips in Oshawa Centre terminal, then proceed:

westward along Gibb;
northward along Stevenson roads south and north; and then
eastward along Adelaide Avenue West to Simcoe North,
resuming their regular path northward along Simcoe.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gibb Street beside #431 Gibb and at Grenfell Street, Montrave Avenue and Nassau Street,
  • on Simcoe Street South at John and Athol streets east and
  • on Simcoe Street North beyond Bond Street East and at Colborne Street East and Adelaide Avenue East.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Stevenson Road South,
  • on Stevenson Road South at King Street West and
  • on Adelaide Avenue West at Gibbons Street and Park Road North and beyond Kaiser Crescent.

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Route 902

From 3 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 18, westbound buses operate along their regular path to Bond Street East and Ritson Road, then detour:

southward along Ritson North and South;
westward along Olive Avenue;
northward along Simcoe Street South;
westward along Gibb Street to Park Road South,
resuming their regular path westward along Gibb.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street East beyond Ritson Road North and at Mary and Simcoe streets north,
  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North and Arena Street,
  • on Park Road North at King Street West and
  • on Park Road South beyond Pine Street and at Elmgrove Avenue.

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

  • on Ritson Road South at Athol Street East and Eulalie and Olive avenues,
  • on Olive Avenue at Drew and Court streets and
  • on Gibb Street at Centre Street South and Nassau Street.

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Eastbound buses operate along their regular path to Gibb Street and Park Road South, then detour:

eastward along Gibb;
southward along Centre Street South;
eastward along Fairbank Street;
southward along Simcoe Street South;
eastward along Olive Avenue; and then
northward along Ritson Road South to King Street East,
resuming their regular path eastward along King East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Park Road South beyond John Street West and at King Street West,
  • on King Street West across from Warren Avenue, at Midtown Drive and beyond Centre Street South and
  • on King Street East beyond Simcoe and Mary streets south and at Drew Street.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Nassau Street and Centre Street South,
  • on Olive Avenue across from Court Street and beyond Drew Street and
  • on Ritson Road South at Eulalie Avenue and Athol Street East.

The Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade also affects service along this route Saturday, November 18.

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GO Transit
52 Oshawa / Vaughan

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not confirmed exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information that GO has supplied about detours to accommodate this event during previous years. Note that this is unofficial information. GO may operate buses with a different service pattern this year.)

From noon until 11 p.m. Saturday, November 18, westbound buses operate along their regular path to Bloor Street West and Stevenson Road South, then detour:

northward along Stevenson south and north to Adelaide Avenue West; and then
eastward along Adelaide West to Simcoe Street North,
resuming their regular path northward along Simcoe North.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Simcoe Street South at Athol Street East.

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Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Centre Street South across from Athol Street West.

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94 Oshawa / Yorkdale

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not confirmed exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information that GO has supplied about detours to accommodate this event during previous years. Note that this is unofficial information. GO may operate buses with a different service pattern this year.)

From noon until 11 p.m. Saturday, November 18, westbound buses operate along their regular path to Bloor Street West and Stevenson Road South, then detour:

northward along Stevenson south and north to Bond Street West,
resuming their regular path westward along Bond West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street South at Athol Street East and
  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North and beyond Park Road North.

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Eastbound buses operate along their regular path to King Street West and Stevenson Road, then detour:

southward along Stevenson South to Bloor Street West,
resuming their regular path westward along Bloor West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West beyond Stevenson and Park roads south and
  • on Centre Street South across from Athol Street West.

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Sharon


East Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade

The Region of York is closing

  • Leslie Street (Regional Road 12) between Mount Albert Road and Colonel Wayling Boulevard / Manor Hampton Street

in the Sharon area of the Town of East Gwillimbury Sunday afternoon to accommodate the annual event.

York Region Transit is detouring buses, while the street is closed.

50 Queensway

From 1:30 until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Leslie Street and Mount Albert Road [north], then detour:

westward along Mount Albert;
southward along Murrell Boulevard; and then
eastward along Manor Hampton Street to Leslie,
resuming their regular route southward along Leslie.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Leslie Street across from Mount Albert Road [south], south of Mount Albert Road [south], across from Ward Avenue and at Manor Hampton Street.

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

  • on Manor Hampton Street at Leslie Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Leslie Street beyond Colonel Wayling Boulevard and Arthur Hall Drive, beyond Arthur Hall Drive and at Mount Albert Road [south] and Farr Avenue.

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

  • on Leslie Street at Colonel Wayling Boulevard and
  • on Mount Albert Road at Leslie Street.

The parade in Keswick also affects service along this route Saturday, November 18.

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Streetsville


Streetsville Christmas in the Village

The City of Mississauga is closing:

  • the intersection of Queen Street with Main Street

Friday and Saturday.

The City is also closing

  • Queen Street South Streetsville between Tannery and Mill Streets

Saturday to accommodate the Streetsville Business Improvement Area’s annual event.

MiWay is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

44 Mississauga Road

From 7 a.m. Friday, November 17 until 11 p.m. Saturday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Queen Street South and Tannery Street, then detour:

westward along Tannery;
southward along Joymar Drive; and then
eastward along Thomas Street to Queen South,
resuming their regular route southward along Queen.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Queen Street South at Pearl Street.

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

  • on Joymar Drive across from Tannery Street and
  • on Thomas Street across from Joymar Drive and at Queen Street South.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Queen Street South Streetsville at Main Street and across from Tannery Street.

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

  • on Thomas Street across from the Streetsville GO Station access road.

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Toronto


Toronto events affecting transit services this weekend include: the Beaches Santa Claus Parade (November 19); and the Distillery Winter Village (November 17 until December 31).


Beaches Santa Claus Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Kingston Road between Victoria Park Avenue and Walter Street

Sunday afternoon to accommodate the Community Centre 55 and The Businesses of Kingston Road Village** annual parade.

The TTC is detouring buses while the street is closed.

12A / 12B Kingston Rd

From 12:45 until 2 p.m. Sunday, November 19, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Kingston Road and Victoria Park Avenue, the detour:

northward along Victoria Park Avenue to Meadow Avenue,
resuming their regular path northward along Victoria Park.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Bingham Loop.

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Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Park Avenue and Gerrard Street East, then detour:

eastward along Gerrard East and Clonmore Drive; and then
southward along Warden Avenue to Kingston Road,
resuming their regular route eastward along Kingston.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Victoria Park Avenue at Swanwick and Woodale avenues and beside Bingham Loop and
  • on Kingston Road beyond Victoria Park Avenue and at Blantyre Avenue and Fallingbrook and Wood Glen roads, across from Queensbury Avenue and at Warden Avenue.

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

  • on Gerrard Street East beyond Blantyre Avenue and at Rathmore Avenue and Clonmore Drive,
  • on Clonmore Drive at Queensbury and Cornell avenues and
  • on Warden Avenue at Ionson Boulevard.

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503 Kingston Rd

From 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 19, streetcars start and end trips in Woodbine Loop — on the northeast corner of Kingston Road and Queen Street East.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Bingham Loop,
  • on Bingham Avenue at Kingston Road,
  • on Kingston Road at Scarborough Road, across from Beech Avenue, at Malvern Avenue, across from Glen Manor Drive, at Walter and Main streets, across from Lee Avenue, at Brookside Drive, across from Elmer Avenue, at Woodbine Avenue, across from Columbine Avenue and at Dundas and Queen streets east.

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**Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Kingston Road at Dixon Avenue, Rainsford Road, Woodbine and Elmer avenues, Waverley Road, Lee Avenue, Southwood and Glen Manor drives, across from Malvern Avenue, at Beech Avenue, Scarborough Road and Bingham Avenue and
  • in Bingham Loop.

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Distillery Winter Village

The Distillery District is again hosting a seasonal market this year.

The TTC is providing extra service for passengers travelling to and from The Distillery during the event.

121 Esplanade - River
65 Parliament

Friday evenings and all day Saturdays and Sundays from Friday, November 17 until New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, the TTC is operating extra buses along the routes.

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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.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit are detouring buses during the event.

Durham Region Transit
Route 905C

Southbound buses starting trips at 10:29 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. operate along their regular path to Railway and Albert Streets, then detour:

eastward along Albert;
northward along Toronto Street North;
eastward along Dominion Street; and then
southward along Second Avenue to Brock Street East,
resuming their regular path southward along Franklin Street.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Brock Street West at Toronto and Main streets south.

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

  • on Toronto Street North across from Albert Street and
  • on Dominion Street at Main Street North.

The southbound bus that usually starts at noon on Railway Street across from Albert Street, instead starts its trip westbound on Planks Lane beyond Franklin Street, then proceeds:

westward along Planks;
southward along Main Street South; and then
eastward along Reach Street to Franklin,
resuming its regular path southeastward along Reach.

This southbound bus skips its regular stops

  • on Railway Street across from Albert Street,
  • on Brock Street West at Toronto and Main streets south and
  • on Franklin Street beyond Brock Street East and Planks Lane.

Instead, this southbound bus picks up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Planks Lane beyond Franklin Street and
  • on Reach Street across from Franklin Street.

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Northbound buses operate along their regular path to Franklin Street and Brock Street East, then detour:

northward along Second Avenue,
westward along Dominion Street;
northward along Main Street North;
southwestward along Toronto Street North to King Street,
resuming their regular path eastward along King.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Brock Street East at Main Street North and
  • on Toronto Street North across from Albert Street.

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

  • on Second Avenue beyond Brock Street East and
  • on Main Street North beyond Dominion Street.

The northbound bus that starts in Whitby GO Station bus terminal at 10:20 a.m. operates along its regular path to Franklin Street at Planks Lane, then proceeds:

westward along Planks to just west of Franklin,
ending its trip.

This northbound bus skips its regular stops

  • on Franklin Street at Brock Street East,
  • on Brock Street East at Main Street North,
  • on Toronto Street North across from Albert Street and
  • on Railway Street across from Albert Street.

Instead, this northbound bus drops off passengers at a temporary stopping

  • on Planks Lane beyond Franklin Street.

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GO Transit
70B Uxbridge / Stouffville / Markham

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information GO supplied about detours for this event during previous years. Note that this is unofficial information. GO may use an alternate service pattern this year.)

From 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, southbound buses start their trips from Mill Street and Toronto Street South, then proceed:

along their regular path southward along Toronto South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Railway Street across from Albert Street,
  • on Toronto Street North at Brock Street West,
  • on Toronto Street South at Peel and Mill Streets.

Northbound buses operate along their regular path 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 across from Albert Street and
  • on Railway Street across from Albert Street.

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Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.