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Read these daily “on schedule” posts to find news and other information that affects your daily commute. You’ll learn about public meetings, special events and construction projects that affect transit services today.




Canada Day events affect transit services,
June 30, July 1, 2, 3



Canada Day events affect transit services in Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, the Bronte area of Oakville, Burlington, the East York area of Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton, the Humber Bay Shores area of Toronto, Markham, Milton, the Mississauga City Centre area, Newmarket, the North York area of Toronto, Peterborough, Pickering, the Port Credit area of Mississauga, the Preston area of Cambridge, the Scarborough and central areas of Toronto, Vaughan and Waterloo this holiday.

An upcoming Transit Toronto post will describe how other special events (not involving Canada Day) affect transit services this weekend.



Metrolinx board of directors meets, June 28



The Metrolinx board of directors is holding its next meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, June 28.

As usual, the agenda for the meeting contains both public and confidential items. The board will discuss the confidential items in a private session that starts at 8 a.m. The board then meets in public to discuss the other items on the agenda at 10:45 a.m. At the end of the public session, the board again meets privately.

The meeting takes place in the Peter R. Smith Boardroom, Union Station, West Wing, 4th Floor, 97 Front Street West.

You can view the agenda for the meeting here.



Canada Day holiday service, July 1, 3



The TTC, GO Transit and other transit agencies in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area are adjusting their schedules this weekend, Canada Day, Saturday, July 1 and Monday, July 3.



Rossland Road West Whitby construction:
DRT detour starts June 26



Starting Monday, June 26, the Region of Durham and the Town of Whitby are closing:

  • Rossland Road East (Regional Road 28) between Country Lane and Lakeridge Road

during a project to rebuild and widen the roadway.

(The Region and town are completely closing the street to all traffic west of McQuay Boulevard.)

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 916 Rossland.

Due to the length of the detour routing, DRT is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route to allow drivers more time to complete round trips.

Construction on Rossland Road West and the DRT detour continue until November 30.

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Brampton Transit revises services, June 26



Brampton Transit it making minor changes to its services, starting Monday, June 26.



DRT revises services, June 26



Durham Region Transit is making mostly minor changes to its services, starting Monday, June 26.

The big news is this: Next Saturday, July 2, DRT introduces Saturday service along the 950 Reach / Simcoe North route, providing six-days-a-week local transit service to Uxbridge and Port Perry for the first time.



HSR revises routes and services, June 25



This Sunday, June 25, the Hamilton Street Railway starts decreasing service along many routes, as fewer passengers travel by transit during the summer.

On the same day, it also resumes service along its free summertime shuttle service between downtown Hamilton and the waterfront.

The HSR is also revising the path of buses operating along the 56 Centennial route to enter Confederation Park and serve passengers heading to and from Wild Waterworks.



GO revises routes and services, June 24



GO Transit is introducing new Monday-to-Friday midday and evening service along the 71 Stouffville line.

GO trains also operate on two new trips along the line — one between Lincolnville GO Station and Union Monday-to-Friday mornings, and one in the reverse direction afternoons. GO is also extending some train trips between Unionville and Union so that the trains serve the entire line between Lincolnville and Union. In total, GO is adding 17 new train trips every weekday, doubling the total number of weekly train trips from 85 to 170 along the corridor.

Since it’s adding more train service, GO is significantly adjusting the schedules for parallel bus trips, decreasing service along the 71 Stouffville / Toronto bus route and increasing service along the 70 Uxbridge / Stouffville / Markham route.

Starting today, Friday, **June 23, GO is resuming its summer weekend train service along the 12 Niagara Falls line, restoring its seasonal 11 Niagara Falls / St. Catharines route and increasing the number of express trips along the 12 Niagara Falls / Burlington route.

GO is also making a number of other changes to its service, starting tomorrow, Saturday, June 24.



Main Street Markham railway track repairs:
GO, TTC detours, June 23 to 26



The City of Markham is closing:

  • Main Street North north of Parkway Avenue / Snider Drive

from 8 p.m. Friday June 23 until 4 a.m. Monday, June 26, as Metrolinx contractors repair the railway crossing.

Closing the street likely affects GO Transit bus service along the 54 Markham / York U and 71 Stouffville / Toronto routes, but GO hasn’t yet announced detour-routing information.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along this route, while the street is closed:

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No Line 3 Scarborough service, June 24 and 25



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The TTC is closing all of Line 3 Scarborough this weekend, Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. Shuttle buses operate on nearby streets to replace the rapid transit line. The buses stop at all stations along the line between McCowan and Kennedy Stations.

McCowan, Ellesmere and Midland stations are closed this weekend. You may buy fares at Kennedy, Lawrence East or Scarborough Centre stations.

Wheel-Trans buses operate between Scarborough Centre and Kennedy stations. Ask any TTC staff member for Wheel-Trans accessible service.

While the line is closed, TTC crews are maintaining the tracks and signals on the line. The TTC continues its program of rehabilitating Line 3 tracks and vehicles to provide a more reliable and comfortable service over the next 10 years. It will close the line when it opens the extension of Line 2 Bloor - Danforth to Scarborough Centre.


The TTC previously closed the line for maintenance earlier this year:

The TTC has scheduled just one more weekend closure of Line 3 this year:

  • Sunday, August 27.

Line 3 opened March 24, 1986, so the tracks, stations and vehicles are now more than 31 years old.

From the Transit Toronto archives, read: