Weekend events affect transit services, April 6, 7, 8



Parades and processions in the Bay Ridges area of Pickering, the Maple area of Vaughan, Toronto, the Unionville area of Markham and the Woodbridge area of Vaughan affect transit services this weekend, including both religious and festive celebrations of the Easter holidays.


The events affect these routes:

Durham Region Transit101B Industrial; 165 Bay Ridges / West Shore; 193A / 193B Pickering community bus; 915 Taunton.

TTC64 Main, 92 Woodbine South, 501 Queen, 505 Dundas, 505 Dundas shuttle bus, 506 Carlton, 506 Carlton shuttle bus.

York Region Transit 4 Major Mackenzie, 10 York U - Woodbridge, 40 Unionville local.


The Friday, April 6 events affecting transit services are: Immaculate Conception Parish Way of the Cross Procession, St. David’s Maple Parish Good Friday Procession and St. Francis of Assisi Church Good Friday Procession.

The Saturday, April 7 event affecting transit services is: the Pickering Easter Parade and Unionville Easter Egg Hunt and Parade

The Sunday, April 8 event affecting transit services is: the Beaches Lions’ Club Easter Parade.


Bay Ridges


Pickering Easter Parade

The City of Pickering is closing a number of streets in Bay Ridges, including

  • Annland Street between Liverpool Road South and Krosno Boulevard,
  • Bayly Street, eastbound lanes, between Krosno Boulevard and Alliance Road;
  • Krosno Boulevard between Annland and Bayly Streets and
  • Liverpool Road South between Annland Street and Millennium Square

on Saturday morning to accommodate the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 606’s annual parade

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses during the event.

165 Bay Ridges / West Shore

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, buses leave Pickering GO Station, then proceed:

westward along Bayly Street; and then
southward along Liverpool Road South to Radom Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Radom.

193A / 193B Pickering community bus

Until about 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, buses operate along their regular route to Liverpool Road South and Krosno Boulevard, then proceed:

eastward along Krosno to the Krosno Plaza; then
loop through the plaza; and then
westward along Krosno to Liverpool,
resuming their regular route northward along Liverpool.

101B Industrial
915 Taunton

From about 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, eastbound passengers should expect delays as buses travel along Bayly Street between Krosno Boulevard and Alliance Road.


Maple


St. David’s Maple Parish Good Friday Procession

The Region of York and the City of Vaughan are closing

  • Major Mackenzie Drive West (Regional Road 25) between McNaughton Road / Avro Drive and Gram Street

on Friday afternoon to accommodate the annual procession through Maple.

York Region Transit is detouring buses during the procession.

4 Major Mackenzie

From 1 until 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 6, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Cranston Park Avenue and McNaughton Road, then detour:

eastward along McNaughton; and then
southward along Keele Street to Major Mackenzie West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Major Mackenzie.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Major Mackenzie Drive West west of Avro Road, at Netherford Road, Gram and Keele Streets.

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

  • on McNaughton Road across from St. Joan of Arc Avenue and at Keele Street and
  • on Keele Street at the Maple Arena, across from Masters Avenue and at Killian Road.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Major Mackenzie Drive West west of Keele Street and at Killian and McNaughton Roads and
  • on McNaughton Road north of Major Mackenzie Drive West and at Cranston Park Avenue.

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

  • on Keele Street north of Major Mackenzie Drive West, at Railway Street and Masters Avenue and
  • on McNaughton Road at St. Joan of Arc Avenue and at Cranston Park Avenue.

Markham

See Unionville


Pickering

See Bay Ridges


Toronto


Toronto events include and the Beaches Lions Cub Easter Parade (April 8) and St. Francis of Assisi Church Good Friday Procession (April 22)


Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Lake Shore Boulevard East between Woodbine and Coxwell Avenues,
  • Queen Street East between Victoria Park and Woodbine Avenues and
  • Woodbine Avenue between Queen Street East and Lake Shore Boulevard East

on Sunday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

The TTC is detouring transit service during the event. The parade also features a cavalcade of TTC streetcars from the past and present.

64 Main

From 1 until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Southwood Drive and Glen Stewart Crescent, then detour:

west- and northward along Glen Stewart to Kingston Road, ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Southwood Drive across from Cavendish Street and at Glen Ames Avenue and Williamson Road and
  • on Wineva Avenue south of Williamson Road and at Queen Street East.

Northbound buses start their trips on Glen Stewart Crescent at Kingston Road, then proceed:

eastward along Kingston to Main Street / Southwood Drive,
resuming their regular route northward along Main.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hambly Avenue north of Queen Street East and at Williamson Road,
  • on Williamson Road at Southwood Drive and
  • on Southwood Drive across from Glen Ames Avenue and at Kingston Road.
501 Queen

From 1 until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, all streetcars start and end their trips in the loop at Kingston Road and Queen Street East.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Neville Park Loop.
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch Avenue, Spruce Hill Road, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva and Lee Avenues, Waverley Road, Elmer and Woodbine Avenues and Lockwood and Kingston Roads.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverley Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarboro Beach Boulevard, Glen Manor Drive, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.
92 Woodbine South

From 1 until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Woodbine Avenue and Kingston Road, then detour:

southwestward along Kingston Road and Eastern Avenue to Coxwell Avenue,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woodbine Avenue at Columbine Avenue and Queen Street East,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard East at the walkway to Joseph Duggan Road and
  • in the Ashbridges Bay Park loop.

Northbound buses start their trips on Eastern Avenue at Coxwell Avenue, then proceed:

northward along Coxwell Avenue;
eastward along Queen Street East; and then
northeastward along Kingston Road to Woodbine Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Woodbine.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in the Ashbridges Bay Park loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard East across from the walkway to Joseph Duggan Road and
  • on Woodbine Avenue at Kew Beach Avenue, north of Queen Street East, at Norway Avenue and Kingston Road.

St. Francis of Assisi Church Good Friday Procession

The City of Toronto is closing a number of streets in the area of the church, including:

  • Dundas Street West between Grace Street and Montrose Avenue and
  • College Street between Montrose and Manning Avenues

Friday afternoon to accommodate the procession.

The TTC is detouring buses and streetcars during the event.

506 Carlton

(The TTC has not confirmed details about how it plans to operate transit service during the event. This post describes how it detoured streetcars, and replaced the cars with buses along the west end of the route, during this event in 2011.)

Expect delays from about 3 until 6 p.m. Good Friday, Friday, April 6.

When the parade reaches College Street from Montrose Avenue, the TTC may split service along the 506 Carlton route into two, with streetcars serving the east end of the route between Bathurst and Main Street Stations and buses serving the west end of the route between Keele and Ossington Stations.

Eastbound cars start their trips at Bathurst Station, then proceed:

southward along Bathurst to College Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along College.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in High Park Loop
  • on Howard Park Avenue east of Parkside Drive, at Indian Road, Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Sorauren Avenue and across from Sterling Road and St. Helens Avenue,
  • on College Street at Lansdowne, St. Clarens, Brock and Sheridan Avenues, Dufferin Street, Rusholme Park Crescent, Dovercourt Road, Ossington Avenue, Shaw, and Crawford Streets, across from Grace Street, Bellwoods and Euclid Avenues and Bathurst Street.

Instead, eastbound cars drop off and pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • in Bathurst Station terminal,
  • on Bathurst Street at Bloor Street West, Harbord, Ulster and College Streets, across from Nassau Street and at Dundas Street West.

Westbound cars reverse the detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on College Street at Palmerston Boulevard, Euclid Avenue, Clnton, Grace and Crawford Streets, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, Havelock and Gladstone Avenues, Dufferin Street, Sheridan, Brock, St. Clarens and Lansdowne Avenues,
  • on Dundas Street West at Sterling Road, across from Sorauren Avenue and west of Morrow Avenue,
  • on Howard Park Avenue at Roncesvalles Avenue, Indian Road and Parkside Drive and
  • in High Park Loop.

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

  • on Bathurst Street at Nassau, College, Ulster, Harbord and Lennox Streets and Bloor Street West and
  • in Bathurst Station terminal.

Passengers wanting to travel further west along the 506 Carlton route during the procession should ride the streetcar north to Bathurst Station, transfer to the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, then transfer again to a westbound 506 Carlton shuttle bus at Ossington Station.

506 Carlton shuttle bus

(The TTC has not confirmed details about how it plans to operate transit service during the event. This post describes how it detoured streetcars, and replaced the cars with buses along the west end of the route, during this event in 2011.)

From about 3 until 6 p.m., when the procession reaches College Street from Montrose Avenue, the TTC may split service along the 506 Carlton route into two, with streetcars serving the east end of the route between Bathurst and Main Street Stations and buses serving the west end of the route between Keele and Ossington Stations.

Eastbound buses start their trips at Keele Station, then proceed:

southward along Keele Street and Parkside Drive;
eastward along Howard Park Avenue, Dundas Street West and College Street;
northward along Ossington Avenue;
westward along Northumberland Avenue;
southward along Concord Avenue; and then
eastward into Ossington Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at stops

  • in Keele Station bus terminal,
  • on Keele Street at Bloor Street West,
  • on Parkside Drive across from Ridout Street and Indian Valley Crescent,
  • on Howard Park Avenue east of Parkside Drive, at Indian Road, Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Sorauren Avenue and across from Sterling Road and St. Helens Avenue,
  • on College Street at Lansdowne, St. Clarens, Brock and Sheridan Avenues, Dufferin Street, Rusholme Park Crescent, Dovercourt Road and Ossington Avenue,
  • on Ossington Avenue north of College Street, at Dewson and Harbord Streets and across from Hepbourne Street and
  • in Ossington Station bus terminal.

Passengers wanting to travel further east along the 506 Carlton route during the procession should ride the bus north to Ossington Station, transfer to the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, then transfer again to an eastbound 506 Carlton streetcar at Bathurst Station.

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

southward along Ossington Avenue;
westward along College Street, Dundas Street West and Howard Park Avenue;
northward along Parkside Drive and Keele Street; and then
eastward into Keele Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off and pick up passengers in stops

  • in Ossington Station terminal,
  • on Ossington Avenue beside #686 Ossington, across from Harbord Street, south of Dewson Street and at College Street,
  • on College Street at Dovercourt Road, Havelock and Gladstone Avenues, Dufferin Street, Sheridan, Brock, St. Clarens and Lansdowne Avenues,
  • on Dundas Street West at Sterling Road, across from Sorauren Avenue and west of Morrow Avenue,
  • on Howard Park Avenue at Roncesvalles Avenue, Indian Road and Parkside Drive,
  • on Parkside Drive at Indian Valley Crescent, Ridout Street and Bloor Street West and
  • in Keele Station terminal.
505 Dundas

(The TTC has not confirmed details about how it plans to operate transit service during the event. This post describes how it detoured streetcars, and replaced the cars with buses along the west end of the route, during this event in 2011.)

Expect delays from about 3 until 6 p.m. Good Friday, Friday, April 7.

From about 3 until 6 p.m., when the procession reaches Dundas Street West from Grace Street, the TTC may split service along the 505 Dundas route into two, with streetcars serving the east end of the route between Bathurst and Broadview Stations and buses serving the west end of the route between Dundas West and Ossington Stations.

Eastbound cars start their trips at Bathurst Station, and proceed:

southward along Bathurst to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Dundas West.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Dundas West Station terminal - on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West, Roncesvalles, Howard Park and Sorauren Avenues, across from Sterling Road and St. Helens Avenue, at Lansdowne, St. Clarens, Brock and Sheridan Avenues, Dufferin Street, Gladstone Avenue, Lisgar Street,and Dovercourt Roads, Ossington Avenue, Shaw, Crawford, Grace and Clinton Streets, Euclid and Palmerston Avenues and Bathurst Street.

Instead, eastbound cars drop off and pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • in Bathurst Station terminal,
  • on Bathurst Street at Bloor Street West, Harbord, Ulster and College Streets.

Westbound cars reverse the detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Euclid Avenue, Grace and Crawford Streets, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt and Rusholme Roads, Gladstone Avenue, Dufferin Street, Sheridan, Brock, St. Clarens and Lansdowne Avenues, Sterling Road, across from Sorauren Avenue, west of Morrow Avenue, at Roncesvalles Avenue and Bloor Street West and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

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

  • on Bathurst Street at Ulster, Harbord and Lennox Streets and Bloor Street West and
  • in Bathurst Station terminal.

Passengers wanting to travel further west along the 505 Dundas route during the procession should ride the streetcar north to Bathurst Station, transfer to the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, then transfer again to a westbound 505 Dundas shuttle bus at Ossington Station.

505 Dundas shuttle bus

(The TTC has not confirmed details about how it plans to operate transit service during the event. This post describes how it detoured streetcars, and replaced the cars with buses along the west end of the route, during this event in 2011.)

From about 3 until 6 p.m., when the procession reaches Dundas Street West from Grace Street, the TTC may split service along the 505 Dundas route into two, with streetcars serving the east end of the route between Bathurst and Broadview Stations and buses serving the west end of the route between Dundas West and Ossington Stations.

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

eastward along Edna Avenue;
south- and eastward along Dundas Street West;
northward along Ossington Avenue;
westward along Northumberland Street;
southward along Concord Avenue; and then
eastward into Ossington Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip regular 505 Dundas streetcar stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Shaw, Crawford, Grace and Clinton Streets, Euclid and Palmerston Avenues and Bathurst Street, Denison and Spadina Avenues and Huron and Beverley Streets.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at stops

  • in Dundas West Station terminal - on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West, Roncesvalles, Howard Park and Sorauren Avenues, across from Sterling Road and St. Helens Avenue, at Lansdowne, St. Clarens, Brock and Sheridan Avenues, Dufferin Street, Gladstone Avenue, Lisgar Street,and Dovercourt Roads, Ossington Avenue,
  • on Ossington Avenue across from Churchill Avenue, north of College Street, at Dewson and Harbord Streets and across from Hepbourne Street and
  • in Ossington Station terminal.

Passengers wanting to travel further east along the 505 Dundas route during the procession should ride the streetcar north to Ossington Station, transfer to the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, then transfer again to an eastbound 505 Dundas streetcar at Bathurst Station.

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

southward along Ossington Avenue;
west- and northward along Dundas Street West; and then
westward into Dundas West Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip regular 505 Dundas streetcar stops

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

  • on Ossington Avenue beside #648 Ossington, south of Harbord and Dewson Streets, at College Street, Churchill Avenue and Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Dovercourt and Rusholme Roads, Gladstone Avenue, Dufferin Street, Sheridan, Brock, St. Clarens and Lansdowne Avenues, Sterling Road, across from Sorauren Avenue, west of Morrow Avenue, at Roncesvalles Avenue and Bloor Street West and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

Unionville


Unionville Easter Egg Hunt and Parade

The Town of Markham is closing:

  • Carlton Road between Old Ivy Lane and Pomander Road and
  • Main Street Unionville between Carlton Road and Fred Varley Drive

Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the Unionville Business Improvement Area’s family event. York Region Transit is detouring buses during the event.

40 Unionville local

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Carlton and Kennedy Roads, then detour:

northward along Kennedy;
westward along 16th Avenue; and then
southward along Village Parkway to Carlton,
resuming their regular route southward along Village.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Carlton Road west of Chambery Crescent [west], at Main Street Unionville, across from Pomander Road, across from McKay Crescent [east], at Pennock Crescent [east and west], Millstone Court and Village Parkway.

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

  • on Kennedy Road at The Bridle Trail and across from Birchview Lane and
  • on 16th Avenue west of Yorkton Boulevard and across from Normandale Road [east and west].

Eastbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Carlton Road east of Village Parkway, at Fred Varley Drive, McKay Crescent [west], across from Pennock Crescent [west], south of McKay Crescent [east], at Pomander Road, Main Street Unionville, Stanford and Kennedy Roads.

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

  • on 16th Avenue at Normandale Road [west and east] and across from Yorkton Boulevard and
  • on Kennedy Road at Birchview Lane and The Bridle Path.

Vaughan

See Maple and Woodbridge


Woodbridge


Immaculate Conception Parish Way of the Cross Procession

The City of Vaughan is closing

  • Ansley Grove Road north of Chancellor Drive (southbound curb lane)

on Friday evening to accommodate the annual procession.

The event affects York Region Transit service.

10 York U - Woodbridge

From about 5 until 9 p.m. on Friday, April 22, southbound passengers should expect delays as the procession proceeds south from Immaculate Conception church.