Weekend events affect transit November 16, 17, 18



Santa is a busy man as Santa Claus Parades and other events affect transit services this weekend.

The events take place in the Acton area of Halton Hills, Barrie, the Bowmanville area of Clarington, Bradford, Brampton, Cambridge, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Guelph, the Keswick area of Georgina, Kitchener, Milton, the Newcastle area of Clarington, Newmarket, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Oshawa, Toronto and Waterloo.

Meanwhile, the regular home game for the Ontario Hockey League’s Guelph Storm affects transit service in that city this Friday evening.


The events affect these routes:

Barrie Transit10 Livingstone, 11 Bayfield, 12 Blake, 13 Cundles East, 15 Letitia South, 16 College, 18 St. Vincent, 20 RVH, 24 Edgehill, 14 Eastview, 30 Yonge, 31 Essa, 33 Innisdale, 34 Ardagh, 39 Hurst, 41 Allandale.

Brampton Transit1 Queen, 2 Main, 24 Van Kirk, 501 Züm Queen, 502 Züm Main.

Durham Region Transit401 Simcoe, 402 King, 405 Central Park], 406 Dean, 408 Stevenson, 410 Olive - Harmony, 411 Grandview, 412 Adelaide, 501 Aspen Springs, 502 Liberty.

GO Transit01 Lakeshore West train, 09 Lakeshore East train, 21 Milton train, 21 Milton / Toronto bus, 25 Waterloo / Missisauga, 31 Kitchener train, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 33 Guelph / North York, 34 Brampton / Pearson Airport / North York, 35 Brampton / Humber College / North York], 52 Oshawa / York U, 61 Richmond Hill train, 65 Barrie train, 68 Barrie / Newmarket, 71 Stouffville train, 90 Newcastle / Oshawa, 94 Oshawa / Yorkdale.

Grand River Transit1 Stanley Park, 4 Glasgow, 5 Erb West, 6 Bridgeport, 7 Mainline, 8 Fairview Park Mall via Westmount / Franklin, 8 Fairview Park Mall via Weber / Courtland, 8 University via Franklin / Westmount, 8 University via Courtland / Weber, 15 Frederick, 18 Guelph Street, 20 Victoria Hills, 23 Idlewood, 35 Eastbridge, 51 Hespeler Rd, 56 Dunbar, 60 Northview Acres, 64 Langs, 200 iXpress.

Guelph TransitAll routes, 2A West Loop clockwise, 2B West Loop counterclockwise, 3A East Loop clockwise, 3B East Loop counterclockwise, 10 Imperial.

Niagara Falls Transit1 Hospital, 2 Jubilee, 3 Westlane, 4 Jill], 5 Woodbine], 10A Niagara Square - Montrose], (#nf10b) 10C Niagara Square - Kalar, 12 Thorold Stone.

Niagara Region Transit60 Niagara Falls / Welland, 65 Welland / Niagara Falls], Fort Erie link.

Oakville Transit2 Lakeshore, 14 Lakeshore West, 15 Bridge, 17 Kerr, Santa Shuttle.

Toronto Transit Commission1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway, 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, 3 Scarborough rapid transit, 5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 63 Ossington, 72A Pape via Commissioners, 75 Sherbourne, 94 Wellesley, 126 Christie, 161 Rogers Rd, 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight, 501 Queen, 504 King, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton, 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst.

York Region Transit44 Woodspring - Bristol, 50 Queensway, 51 Keswick local, 54 Bayview, 55 Davis Drive, 56 Gorham - Eagle, 520 Newmarket community bus.


The Friday, November 16 events affecting transit are: the Brampton Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony; the Newmarket Main Street Candle Light Parade and Tree-Lighting; and an Ontario Hockey League game.

The Saturday, November 17 events affecting transit are: the Acton Fire Fighters Santa Claus Parade; the Barrie Santa Claus Parade; the Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade; the Bradford Santa Claus Parade; the Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade; the Cambridge Santa Claus Parade; the Cavalcade of Lights; the Georgetown Santa Claus Parade; the Keswick Santa Claus Parade; the Kitchener - Waterloo Santa Claus Parade; the Newmarket Santa Claus Parade; the Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade; the Oakville Santa Claus Parade; and Santa’s Parade of Lights (Oshawa).

The Sunday, November 18 events affecting transit are: the CYTEK Candy Cane Lane 5K Fun Run; the East Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade; the Guelph Santa Claus Parade; the Milton Santa Claus Parade; the Newcastle Santa Claus Parade; and the (Toronto)Santa Claus Parade.


Acton


Acton Fire Fighters Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Halton and the Town of Halton Hills are closing

  • Mill Street East,
  • Queen Street between Churchill Road and Young Street and
  • Young Street between Queen and Mill Streets

Saturday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

31A Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

From about 12:30 until 3 p.m. Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Street (Highway 7) and Main Street North (Regional Road 25), then detour:

northward along Main;
east- and southward along Wallace Street;
eastward along McDonald Boulevard; and then
southward along Churchill Road North to Queen Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North at Elizabeth Drive and north of Mill Street,
  • on Mill Street East at Elgin Street South and Eastern Avenue,
  • on Young Street across from Peel Street and
  • on Queen Street east of Longfield Road and at Churchill Road South.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street at Churchill Road North and across from and east of Longfield Road,
  • on Young Street at Peel Street,
  • on Mill Street East across from Follow Street and at Elgin Street North,
  • on Main Street North at St. Alban Drive and north of School Lane.

The Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Brampton and Santa Claus Parades in Brampton and Georgetown also affect this route.


Barrie


Barrie Santa Claus Parade

The City of Barrie is closing

  • Lakeshore Drive between Tiffin and Victoria Streets,
  • Victoria Street between Lakeshore Drive and Bradford Street,
  • Bradford Street between Victoria and Simcoe Streets,
  • Simcoe Street between Bradford and Bayfield Streets,
  • Bayfield Street between Simcoe and Dunlop Streets and
  • Dunlop Street East between Bayfield and Poyntz Streets

Saturday afternoon to accommodate the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce’s annual parade.

Barrie Transit and GO Transit are detouring bus services during the parade.

Barrie Transit
41 Allandale
34 Ardagh
11 Bayfield
12 Blake
16 College
13 Cundles East
14 Eastview
24 Edgehill
31 Essa
39 Hurst
33 Innisdale
10 Livingstone
15 Letitia South
20 RVH
18 St. Vincent
30 Yonge

BT has not announced detours, but from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, expect delays and detours on all buses operating through downtown Barrie.

GO Transit
68 Barrie / Newmarket

GO has not announced detours, but from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, expect delays and detours as buses operate through downtown Barrie.

The parade in Bradford also affects service along this route.


Beaverton


Beaverton Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Township of Brock are closing

  • Simcoe Street (Regional Roads 15 and 23) between Mara Road and Osborne Street,
  • Osborne Street (Regional Road 23) between Simcoe and Bay Streets

and other streets in central Beaverton Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

The event affects GO Transit service.

81 Port Perry / Whitby

(GO has not confirmed the detour information. This post describes how it detoured buses in previous years during this event.)

From 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., southbound buses start their trips at Park Avenue and Osborne Street, then proceed:

southward along Osborne Street; and then
eastward along Fifth Concession Thorah to Simcoe Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Simcoe.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street across from Mara Road, at John and Union Streets and across from #672 Simcoe.

Instead, southbound buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Park Avenue at Osborne Street and
  • on Osborne Street at Sarah Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street and York Street, then detour:

southward along York; and then
westward along Park Avenue to Osborne Street,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street across from Mara Road.

Instead, northbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Park Avenue at Osborne Street.

Bowmanville


Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing several streets in downtown Bowmanville, including

  • Church Streets East and West between Liberty and Scugog Streets North,
  • Scugog Street North between Church and King Streets West
  • King Streets East and West (Regional Highway 2) between Scugog and Liberty Streets and
  • Liberty Street South (Regional Road 14) between King Street East and Memorial Park (at Park Street)

Saturday morning to accommodate the annual parade.

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

DRT
501 Aspen Springs

The bus that usually leaves Church and Temperance Streets at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, November 17, follows its regular route to the Clarington Centre and then to Roenigk Drive and King Street West. At Roenigk and King, it detours westward along King and southward along Clarington Boulevard to the Clarington Centre.

Starting at 10:15 a.m., all buses operate in a circular route from the Clarington Centre, at Clarington Boulevard and Prince William Boulevard, proceeding:

westward along Prince William;
southward along Green Road;
northwestward along Boswell Drive;
eastward along King Street West;
southward along Martin Road (Regional Road 57);
westward along Aspen Springs Drive;
southward along West Side Drive;
eastward along Base Line Road West;
northward along Regional Road 57 and Waverley Road;
east- and northward along Roenigk Drive;
westward along King; and then
southward along Clarington Boulevard to the Clarington Centre,
ending their trips.

(Buses leaving the Clarington Centre travel along their regular route to Roenigk and King, then detour westward along King to the Clarington Centre.)

Regular service resumes after the parade finishes at about 12:45 p.m.

502 Liberty

Starting at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, November 17, all buses leave from the Clarington Centre, proceeding:

westward along Prince William Boulevard;
northward along Green Road;
eastward along King Street West;
southward along Regional Road 57;
eastward along Baseline Roads West and East;
northward along Simpson Avenue;
eastward along King Street East;
northward along Mearns Avenue;
west- and southward along Apple Blossom Boulevard;
westward along Concession Street East;
northward along Liberty Street North;
eastward along Longworth Avenue;
southward along Mearns Avenue;
westward along Freeland Drive and Bons Avenue;
southward along Scugog Street North;
westward along Longworth Avenue;
southward along Regional Road 57;
northward along Waverley Road;
east- and northward along Roenigk Drive;
westward along King Street West; and then
southward along Clarington Boulevard to the Clarington Centre.

Regular service resumes after the parade finishes at about 12:45 p.m.

GO Transit
90 Newcastle / Oshawa

From 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Haines Street, then detour:

southward along Haines;
westward along Baseline Roads East and West;
northward along Regional Road 57 and Waverley Road; and then
east- and northward along Roenigk Drive to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Mearns Avenue, west of Galbraith Court, Liberty Street North and George Street and at Temperance Street South and
  • on King Street West at Scugog Street North.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Scugog Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Temperance and Division Streets south and at Ontario and Liberty Streets South and Simpson Avenue and across from Mearns Avenue.

The parades in Oshawa and Newcastle also affect this route.


Bradford


Bradford Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is closing various streets in central Bradford, including the intersection of Barrie and Holland Streets, to accommodate this year’s parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

68 Barrie / Newmarket

From about 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Barrie and John Streets, then detour:

eastward along John Street East; and then
southward along Nelson Street to Holland Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Holland.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Barrie Street north of Holland Street West.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Barrie Street south of Holland Street West.

The parade in Barrie also affects service along this route.


Brampton


Brampton events affecting transit services are: the Annual Tree-lighting Ceremony (November 16) and the Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade (November 18).


Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony

The City of Brampton is closing

  • the curbside southbound lane of Main Street South and
  • Wellington Street West between George and Main Streets South

Friday evening to accommodate the ceremony.

The event affects Brampton Transit and GO Transit services.

Brampton Transit
2 Main
502 Züm Main

From 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 16, passengers on southbound buses may experience delays.

GO Transit
31F / 31H / 31J Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto bus
33 / 33A / 33B / 33D Guelph / North York

From 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 16, southbound buses operate along their regular route to the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal, then proceed:

westward along Nelson Street West; and then
southward along Main Streets North and South to Wellington Street West,
resuming their regular route southward along Main South.

Expect delays along Main Street South between Queen and Wellington Streets South.

Southbound buses serve all regular stops.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Wellington Street, then detour:

northward along Main Streets South and North to Nelson Street West; and
westward along Nelson West to George Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along George.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Wellington Street West at George Street South.

The Santa Claus Parades in Acton, Brampton and Georgetown also affect the 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto bus route.


Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade

The City of Brampton is closing

  • Main Streets North and South between Vodden Street and Charolais Boulevard and
  • Queen Streets East and West between George and Centre Streets

Saturday evening to accommodate the Brampton Board of Trade’s annual parade.

Brampton Transit and GO Transit are detouring bus services during the event.

The City is setting up barriers at the intersection of Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane and Main Street North to accommodate east - west bus traffic and Peel Regional Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade.

Brampton Transit
2 Main

From 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Vodden Street, then detour:

westward along Vodden Street West;
southward along Pleasantview Avenue;
eastward along Rosedale Avenue West;
southward along Mill Street North;
westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenues North and South; and then
eastward along Charolais Boulevard to Main Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North south of Vodden Street West, at Rosedale Avenue, south of David Street, at Market Street and Church Street West, across from Nelson Street East and at Queen Street West and
  • on Main Street South, south of Wellington Street West, across from Woodbrook Drive, at Clarence Street, south of Harold Street, at Nanwood and Elgin Drives, across from Peel Village Drive and at Charolais Boulevard.

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

  • on Vodden Street West west of Main Street North, at Rosebud Avenue and English Street West,
  • on McMurchy Avenue North at Queen Street West,
  • on McMurchy Avenue South at Royce Avenue, south of McHardy Place, at Corby Crescent, south of Harold Street and Kingsview Boulevard and across from Ambleside Drive and
  • on Charolais Boulevard east of McMurchy Avenue South and west of Mill Street South.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at Charolais Boulevard, north of Peel Village Drive, at Elgin and Nanwood Drives, south of Harold Street, at Clarence Street, north of Guest Street, at Woodbrook Drive, Wellington Street East and John Street and
  • on Main Street North, north of Queen Street East, at Theatre Lane, Church Street East, Alexander Street, Sproule Drive and south of Vodden Street East.

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

  • on McMurchy Avenue South at Ambleside Drive, across from Kingsview Boulevard, north of Harold and Frederick Streets, across from McHardy Court, at Jessie Street and Queen Street West,
  • on McMurchy Avenue North at Nelson Street West and
  • on Vodden Street West at Mill and Main Streets North.

You can see a map of the detour route here. (.pdf)

1 Queen

From 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, Peel Regional Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane and Main Street North.

24 Van Kirk

From 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Vodden Street West and Pleasantview Avenue then detour:

southward along Pleasantview;
eastward along Rosedale Avenue;
southward along Mill Street North;
westward along Railroad Street;
southward along George Street North;
eastward along Nelson Street West; and then
northward into the Downtown Brampton Terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on English Street east of Vodden Street West, at Talbot Street, east of Alison Court, across from Murray Street and at Main Street North and
  • on Main Street North south of Vodden Street West, at Rosedale Avenue, south of David Street, at Market Street and Church Streets West and across from Nelson Street East.

Northbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal, then proceed:

northward along George Street North;
westward along Railroad Street;
northward along Mill Street North;
westward along Rosedale Avenue; and then
northward along Pleasantview Avenue to Vodden Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Vodden.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North at Church Street East, Alexander Street, Sproule Drive, south of Vodden Street East and north of Vodden Street East and
  • on English Street west of Main Street North, at Murray and Moore Streets and Vodden Street West.

You can see a map of the detour route here. (.pdf)

502 Züm Main

From 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Vodden Street, then detour:

westward along Vodden Street West;
southward along Pleasantview Avenue;
eastward along Rosedale Avenue West;
southward along Mill Street North;
eastward along Nelson Street West;
north- and westward through the Downtown Brampton Terminal;
southward along George Street North;
westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenues North and South; and then
eastward along Charolais Boulevard to Main South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip the Vodden, Nelson, Wellington and Nanwood Züm stations.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Charolais Boulevard, then detour:

westward along Charolais;
northward along McMurchy Avenues South and North;
eastward along Nelson Street West;
north- and westward through the Downtown Brampton Terminal;
northward along George Street North;
westward along Railroad Street;
northward along Mill Street North;
westward along Rosedale Avenue West;
northward along Pleasantview Avenue; and then
eastward along Vodden Street West to Main North,
resuming their regular route northward along Main.

Northbound buses skip the Nanwood, Wellington and Theatre Lane Züm stations.

You can view a map of the detour here. (.pdf)

501 / 501A Züm Queen

From 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, Peel Regional Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane and Main Street North.

GO Transit
31A / 31F / 31J Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

From 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Vodden Street, then detour:

eastward along Vodden East;
southward along Centre Street North;
eastward along Queen Streets East;
north- and westward along Theatre Lane;
westward along Nelson Street West;
northward along George Street North;
into the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal;
westward along Nelson Street West;
southward along McMurchy Avenues North and South; and then
eastward along Charolais Boulevard to Main Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Peel Region Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West and Main Street North.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North south of Vodden Street West, at Rosedale Avenue and Church Street West,
  • on Main Street South south of Wellington Street West, at Harold Street, across from and south of Nanwood Drive, at Elgin Drive and Charolais Boulevard.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Charolais Boulevard, then detour:

westward along Charolais;
northward along McMurchy Avenues South and North;
eastward along Nelson Street West;
into the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal;
southward along George Street North;
eastward along Queen Streets West and East;
northward along Centre Street North; and then
westward along Vodden Street East to Main North,
resuming their regular route northward along Main.

Peel Region Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane and Main Street North.

  • on Main Street South north of Peel Village Parkway, at Nanwood Drive and Clarence Street,
  • on Wellington Street West at George Street South and
  • on Main Street North at Church Street East, Sproule Drive and south of Vodden Street East.

The Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Brampton and the Santa Claus Parades in Acton and Georgetown also affect service along this route.

34 Brampton / Pearson Airport / North York
35 Brampton / Humber College / North York

From 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, expect delays. Peel Region Police officers direct buses through gaps in the parade at Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West and Main Street North.


Brock Township

See Beaverton.


Cambridge


Cambridge Canadian Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Waterloo and the City of Cambridge are closing

  • Hespeler Road (Provincial Highway 24 / Regional Road 24) between Langs Drive and Dunbar Road,
  • Dunbar Road between Industrial and Hespeler Roads,
  • Bishop Street North between Mary Avenue and Hespeler Road,
  • Industrial Road between Langs Drive and Dunbar Road and
  • Langs Drive between Industrial Road and Hespeler Road

Saturday evening to accommodate the annual parade.

The event affects Grand River Transit service.

56 Dunbar

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Concession Road and Langs Drive, then detour:

southward along Concession;
eastward along Dunbar Road;
northward** along Biscayne Drive; and then
southwestward along Eastdowns Drive to Dunbar,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Langs Drive west of Concession Road, across from Walter Street, at Valentine Drive, east of Langs Circle and at Industrial and Hespeler Roads,
  • on Hespeler Road south of Langs Drive, beside #480 Hespeler and at Bishop Street North and
  • in the Cambridge Centre Terminal.

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

  • on Dunbar Road across from St. George and Pine Streets and Eastdowns Drive and
  • on Eastdowns Drive at Dunbar Road.

Westbound buses start their trips on Eastdowns Drive at Dunbar Road, then proceed:

along their regular route westward along Dunbar.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in the Cambridge Centre Terminal,
  • on Dunbar Road west of Hespeler and Briarwood Roads, at Daleview Crescent, west of Biscayne Drive and at Eastdowns Drive.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Eastdowns Drive at Dunbar Road.
51 Hespeler Road

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Smart Centres Cambridge, then proceed:

southward along Conestoga Boulevard;
westward along Dunbar Road;
north- and east- and southward through Cambridge Centre Terminal;
eastward along Dunbar;
southward along Conestoga;
eastward along Can-Amera Parkway;
southward along Franklin Boulevard;
west- and southward along Elgin Street North; and then
westward along Munch Avenue to Hespeler Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Hespeler.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hespeler Road south of Eagle Street West, beside #588 Hespeler, south of Langs Drive, beside #480 Hespeler, north of Bishop Street North;
  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal and
  • on Hespeler Road at Can-Amera Parkway.

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

  • on Conestoga Boulevard south of Sheldon Drive and Bishop Street North and
  • on Munch Avenue at Sekura Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hespeler Road north of Can-Amera Parkway and Bishop Street North, at #499 Hespeler, south of Sheldon Drive, at #561 Hespeler and south of Pinebush Road.

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

  • on Munch Avenue east of Sekura Crescent and
  • on Conestoga Boulevard at Bishop Street North and Sheldon Drive.
200 iXpress

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Cambridge Centre Terminal, then detour:

eastward along Dunbar Road;
southward along Conestoga Boulevard; and then
westward along Can-Amera Parkway to Hespeler Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Hespeler.

Southbound buses serve all regular iXpress stops.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses serve all regular iXpress stops.

The parade in Kitchener and Waterloo also affects service along this route.

64 Langs

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dunbar Road at Biscayne Drive, then detour:

northward along Biscayne; and then
southwestward along Eastdowns Drive to Dunbar,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dunbar Road across from Daleview Crescent and Briarwood Drive and at Hespeler Road and
  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal.

Westbound buses start their trips on Eastdowns Drive at Dunbar Road, then proceed:

westward along Dunbar; and then
northward along Concession Road to Langs Drive,
resuming their regular route northward along Concession.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal,
  • on Bishop Street North west of Hespeler Road,
  • on Industrial Road north of Bishop Street North, beside #1367 Industrial and at Langs Drive and
  • on Langs Drive at Trico Drive, west of Walter Street and at Concession Road.
60 Northview Acres

From about 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses start their trips on Munch Avenue at Sekura Street, then proceed:

north- and eastward along Sekura; and then
southward along Elgin Street North to Munch,
resuming their regular route southward along Elgin North.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal and
  • on Hespeler Road across from Can-Amera Parkway,
  • on Munch Avenue east of Sekura Crescent and at Elgin Street North.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Munch Avenue and Sekura Street, ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hespeler Road north of Munch Avenue and Can-Amera Parkway and
  • in Cambridge Centre Terminal.

Clarington

See Bowmanville and Newcastle.


East Gwillimbury

See Sharon


Georgetown


Georgetown Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Halton Hills is closing

  • Guelph Street (Provincial Highway 7) between Sinclair Avenue and Mill Street and
  • Mill Street between Guelph and Charles Streets and

other streets in downtown Georgetown on Saturday evening to accommodate the Georgetown Lions Club’s annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

31 Georgetown bus

From 5 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses starting their trips in Georgetown proceed from Georgetown GO Station:

eastward along King Street;
southward along Mountainview Road North; and then
south- and eastward along Armstrong Avenue to Guelph Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses starting their trips in Georgetown skip their regular stops - on Main Street South at Wesleyan Street and - on Guelph Street across from Queen Street, at Maple Avenue, Brucewood Drive and Mountainview Road South.

Westbound buses ending their trips in Georgetown reverse the eastbound routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Street across from Brucewood Drive and west of Maple Avenue and Queen Street and
  • on Main Street South across from Wesleyan Street.

Eastbound buses starting their trips in Guelph operate along their regular route to Highway 7 and Wildwood Road, then detour:

eastward along Wildwood;
southward along Confederation Street and Mountainview Road North; then
westward along King Street to Georgetown GO Station.

After leaving the station, buses proceed:

eastward along King Street;
southward along Mountainview Road; and then
south- and eastward along Armstrong Avenue to Guelph Street,
resuming their regular route at eastward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses starting their trips in Guelph skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North south of Moore Park Crescent,
  • on Main Street South across from Cross Street and at Wesleyan Street and
  • on Guelph Street across from Queen Street, at Maple Avenue, Brucewood Drive and Mountainview Road South.

Westbound buses ending their trips in Guelph reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Street across from Brucewood Drive and west of Maple Avenue and Queen Street,
  • on Main Street South across from Wesleyan Street and at Cross Street and
  • on Main Street North at Kennedy Street.

The Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Brampton and Santa Claus Parades in Acton and Brampton also affect this route.


Georgina

See Keswick


Guelph


Guelph events affecting transit services this weekend are: an Ontario Hockey League game (November 16); and the Guelph Santa Claus Parade (November 18).

Ontario Hockey League action
All Guelph Transit routes

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus for free Friday, November 16 to the Guelph Storm game against the Mississauga Steelheads at 7:30 p.m. — if you have a valid ticket to the game. You can ride free of fare to and from the Sleeman Centre Friday evening after 5 p.m. by simply showing the Guelph Transit driver your game ticket.


#####Guelph Santa Claus Parade

The City of Guelph is closing

  • Woolwich Street between Speedvale Avenue and Norfolk Street / Norwich Street,
  • Norfolk Street between Woolwich Street / Norwich Street and Paisley Street / Quebec Street,
  • Quebec Street between Norfolk Street and St. George’s Square (Wyndham Street North) and
  • Wyndham Streets North and South between St. George’s Square (Quebec Street) and Fountain Street East.

Sunday to accommodate the Downtown Guelph Business Association’s annual event.

The event affects Guelph Transit service.

All Guelph Transit routes

Since the event blocks a large part of downtown Guelph, GT is cancelling all service on all routes from 1:45 until 3:15 p.m. Sunday, November 18.

3A East Loop clockwise

From 11:30 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Sunday, November 18, buses operate along their regular route to Macdonell Street and Woolwich Street / Wellington Street East, then detour:

south- and westward along Wellington East;
northward along Gordon Street;
westward along Waterloo Avenue; and then
northward along Yorkshire Streets South and North to Suffolk Street West,
resuming their regular route northward along Yorkshire North.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woolwich Street beside the River Run Centre and at Cardigan Street and
  • on Suffolk Street West west of Norfolk Street and at Dublin and Glasgow Streets North.

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

  • on Wellington Street West west of Wyndham Street South,
  • on Gordon Street across from Nottingham Street,
  • on Waterloo Avenue west of Gordon Street and Glasgow Street South.

From 1:45 until 3:30 p.m. Guelph Transit provides no service along this or any route.

3B East Loop counterclockwise

From 11:30 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Sunday, November 18, buses operate along their regular route to Yorkshire Street North and Suffolk Street West, then detour:

southward along Yorkshire North;
eastward along Paisley;
southward along Norfolk Street; and then
eastward along Macdonell Street; and then
southward into Guelph Central Station,
resuming their regular route.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Suffolk Street West at Glasgow Street North and Norfolk Street and
  • on Woolwich Street beside the Sleeman Centre.

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

  • on Paisley Street at Glasgow Street North and Norfolk Street.

From 1:45 until 3:30 p.m. Guelph Transit provides no service along this or any route.

10 Imperial

The bus that leaves Guelph Central Station terminal at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, November 18 detours on its inbound trip only.

The bus operates along its regular route to Paisley and Norfolk Streets, then detours:

southward along Norfolk; and then
eastward along Macdonell Street to Guelph Central Station,
ending its trip.

The bus skips its regular stop

  • on Wyndham Street North south of St. George’s Square beside IF Shoes.

From 1:45 until 3:30 p.m. Guelph Transit provides no service along this or any route.

2A West Loop counterclockwise

From 11:30 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Sunday, November 18, buses operate along their regular route to Woolwich Street and Speedvale Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Speedvale Avenue East;
southward along Delhi Street; and then
southwestward along Eramosa Road to Woolwich,
resuming their regular route southeastward along Woolwich.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woolwich Street across from Mac Avenue, at Tiffany Street West and London Road West and southeast of Norfolk Street.

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

  • on Delhi Street across from Philip Avenue, at Homewood Health Centre, Spring Street and Eramosa Road,
  • on Eramosa Road west of Arthur Street North.

From 1:45 until 3:30 p.m. Guelph Transit provides no service along this or any route.

2B West Loop counterclockwise

From 11:30 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Sunday, November 18, buses operate along their regular route to Woolwich Street and Wyndham Street North / Eramosa Road, then detour:

northeastward along Eramosa;
northward along Delhi Street; and then
westward along Speedvale Avenue East to Woolwich,
resuming their regular route northward along Woolwich.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woolwich Street at Cardigan Street, Norwich Street East, London Road East, Kerr Street, Powell Street East, Earl Street and Speedvale Avenue East.

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

  • on Eramosa Road at Arthur Street North and
  • on Delhi Steet north of Eramosa Road, across from Spring Street, beside Guelph General Hospital and at Emma Street.

From 1:45 until 3:30 p.m. Guelph Transit provides no service along this or any route.


Halton Hills

See Acton and Georgetown.


Keswick


Keswick Santa Claus Parade

The Region of York and the Town of Georgina are closing

  • The Queensway South (Regional Road 12) between Biscayne Boulevard and Metro Road South
  • Metro Road South (Regional Road 78) between the Queensway South and Simcoe Avenue,
  • Simcoe Avenue between Metro Road South and the Queensway South and
  • The Queensway South (Regional Road 12) between Simcoe Avenue and Church Street

Saturday afternoon to accommodate this year’s parade.

York Region Transit is detouring bus services during the event.

51 Keswick local

From about 1:15 until 4 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses start their trips in Keswick Marketplace, then proceed:

westward along Glenwoods Avenue to Lowndes Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Glenwoods.

Southbound buses skip all regular stops north of Keswick Marketplace.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip all regular stops north of Keswick Marketplace.

50 Queensway

From about 1:15 until 4 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Metro Road North and Old Homestead Road, then detour:

eastward along Old Homestead Road;
southward along Woodbine Avenue; and then
westward along Glenwoods Avenue to the Queensway South,
resuming their regular route southward along Queensway South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Metro Road North south of Nida Drive and at Church Street,
  • on Simcoe Avenue east of Metro Road South,
  • on The Queensway South, south of Cedar Street, Silas Boulevard, Garden Avenue and Metro Road South, at Cameron Crescent (south), Mac Avenue, south of Wynhurst Road and Bayview Avenue and at Pine Beach Drive and Glenwoods Avenue.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on The Queensway South, north of Glenwoods Avenue, at Dovedale Drive, Bayview Avenue, Biscayne Boulevard, Riverglen Drive and Richmond Park Avenue, north of Morton Avenue and Henry Street, across from Silas Boulevard and at Cedar Street,
  • on Simcoe Avenue west of The Queensway South,
  • on Metro Road North, north of Church Street and at Nida Drive and Old Homestead Road.

The parades in Newmarket and Sharon also affects service along this route.


Kitchener

See also Waterloo.


Kitchener - Waterloo Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener are closing

  • King Streets West and East (Regional Road 15) west of Borden Avenue

to accommodate the Lions Club of Kitchener’s annual parade.

GO Transit and Grand River Transit are detouring buses during the event

GO Transit
25 Waterloo / Mississauga

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to University Street West and King Street North then detour:

eastward along University Street East;
southward along Weber Streets North and South in (#go25w)Waterloo;
southeastward along Weber Streets West and East in Kitchener; and then
westward along Montgomery Road to King Street East,
resuming their regular route southeastward along King in Kitchener.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in the Charles Street Terminal and
  • on King Street East Kitchener east of Charles Street East.

Instead, they pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Weber Street West at Ontario Street North.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East west of Montgomery Road and
  • in the Charles Street Terminal.

Instead they drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Weber Street West at Ontario Street North.
Grand River Transit

The Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener are closing:

  • King Streets West and East west of Borden Avenue

Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the event.

The parade starts at 8:30 a.m. in Waterloo and continues southward along King Street South into Kitchener.

Grand River Transit
6 Bridgeport

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Wellington Street North and Waterloo Street, then detour:

eastward along Waterloo;
northward along Victoria Street North;
eastward along Weber Streets West and East;
southward along Ottawa Streets North and South; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Ontario Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Ontario South.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wellington Street North at Moore Avenue,
  • on King Street East across from Breithaupt Street, at Victoria and Water Streets South and Gaukel Street.

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

  • on Weber Street East at Frederick Street and
  • on Charles Street East at Benton Street.

Outbound buses start their trips in Charles Street Terminal, as usual, then detour:

northward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East;
northward along Ottawa Streets South and North;
westward along Weber Streets East and West;
southward along Victoria Street North; and then
westward along Waterloo Street to Wellington Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Wellington North.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of College Street and at Francis and Victoria Streets North, Breithaupt Street and Wellington Street North and
  • on Wellington Street North at Moore Avenue and Waterloo Street.

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

  • on Charles Street East at Benton Street,
  • on Weber Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on Waterloo Street at Wellington Street North.
8 Fairview via Weber / Courtland

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Weber Street West and Frederick Street, then detour:

eastward along Weber West;
southward along Ottawa Streets North and South; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Benton Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Charles West.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street at Goudies Lane and
  • on Benton Street at Charles Street West.

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

  • on Weber Street East east of Scott and Cedar Streets North and Madison Avenue North, at Fairview Avenue and east of Sterling Avenue North and Onward Avenue.
  • on Ottawa Street North south of Weber Street East and
  • on Charles Street East east Ottawa Street South, at Borden Avenue South, west of Pandora Avenue South, at Cedar Street South, west of Eby Street South and at Benton Street.
8 Fairview via Westmount / Franklin

Until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Charles Street Terminal, then detour:

northward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Charles Streets East and West;
northward along Ottawa Streets South and North to Weber Street East,
resuming their regular route northward along Ottawa North.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Weber Street East east of Scott and Cedar Streets North and Madison Avenue North, at Fairview Avenue and east of Sterling Avenue North and Onward Avenue.

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

  • on Charles Street East at Benton Street and
  • on Ottawa Street North at Weber Street East.
15 Frederick

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Queen Street North and Weber Street, then detour:

eastward along Weber Street East,
southward along Ottawa Streets North and South;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Ontario South; and then
westward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street at Goudies Lane,
  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West west of Ontario Street North

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

  • on Charles Street East at Benton Street.

    Outbound buses start their trips in Charles Street Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

northward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East
northward along Ottawa Streets South and North and then
westward along Weber Street East to Frederick Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Weber East.

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

  • on Charles Street East at Benton Street.
4 Glasgow

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Glasgow and Park Streets, then detour:

southward along Park;
northward along Victoria Street South, and then
eastward along Charles Street West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Park Street at Green Street and west of Mount Hope Street,
  • on Union Boulevard north of Park Street,
  • on Union Street East east of Mary Street and at Lucan Avenue,
  • on Moore Avenue South south of Union Street East,
  • on Moore Avenue south of Roger Street, across from Pelz Avenue, Guelph Street, Emma Avenue and south of Shanley Street and Wellington Street North,
  • on King Street East across from Breithaupt Street, at Victoria and Water Streets South and Gaukel Street.

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

  • on Park Street at Agnes Street,
  • on Victoria Street South at Joseph Street and
  • on Charles Street West east of Water Street South.

Outbound buses start their trips in Charles Street Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

southward along Ontario Street South;
westward along Joseph Street,
northward along Gaukel Street,
westward along Charles Street West;
southward along Victoria Street South; and then
westward along Park Street to Glasgow Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Glasgow.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of College Street and at Francis and Victoria Streets North and Breithaupt Street,
  • on Moore Avenue at Wellington Street North, Shanley Street, north of Briar Avenue, at Guelph and Graham Streets and north of Roger Street
  • on Moore Avenue South at Union Street East,
  • on Union Street East at Herbert Street and Dodds Lane,
  • on Union Boulevard at Park Street and
  • on Park Street east of Union Boulevard and at Wood and Glasgow Streets.

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

  • on Charles Street West at Water Street South,
  • on Victoria Street South south of Joseph Street and
  • on Park Street at Agnes Street.
18 Guelph Street

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Weber Street West and Queen Street North, then detour:

eastward along Weber Street East,
southward along Ottawa Streets North and South;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Ontario South; and then
westward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street at Goudies Lane,
  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West west of Ontario Street North

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

  • on Charles Street East at Benton Street.

    Outbound buses start their trips in Charles Street Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

northward along Gaukel Street;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East
northward along Ottawa Streets South and North and then
westward along Weber Street East to Frederick Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Weber East.

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

  • on Charles Street East at Benton Street.
23 Idlewood

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Frederick Street and Weber Street East and, then detour:

eastward along Weber East,
southward along Ottawa Streets North and South;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Ontario South; and then
westward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street at Goudies Lane,
  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West west of Ontario Street North

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

  • on Charles Street East at Benton Street.

    Outbound buses start their trips in Charles Street Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

northward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East
northward along Ottawa Streets South and North and then
westward along Weber Street East to Frederick Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Frederick.

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

  • on Charles Street East at Benton Street.
200 iXpress

Detours along this route start in Waterloo.

Until 2 p.m. , Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses enter Kitchener along Park Street, then proceed:

eastward along Park;
northward along Victoria Street North to Charles Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Charles West.

Eastbound buses skip these iXpress stations

  • Grand River Hospital and
  • Victoria.

Instead, eastbound buses serve temporary stops

  • on Park Street at Mount Hope Street and
  • on Charles Street West east of Water Street South.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing, then continue to detour in Waterloo.

Westbound buses skip these iXpress stations:

  • Victoria and
  • Grand River Hospital.

Instead, westbound buses serve temporary stops

  • on Charles Street West at Water Street South and
  • on Park Street west of Mount Hope Street.

The parade in Cambridge also affects service along this route.

7 Mainline

Detours along this route start in Waterloo.

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses enter Kitchener along Park Street, then proceed:

eastward along Park;
northward along Victoria Street North;
eastward along Charles Street West;
southward along Gaukel Street;
eastward through Charles Street Terminal;
northward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East; and then
northward along Sydney Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West east of Union Boulevard, beside Grand River Hospital, across from Central Fresh Market, at Agnes Street, Wellington Street South, across from Breithaupt Street, at Victoria and Water Streets South, Gaukel Street and Queen Street South,
  • on King Street East at Benton Street, across from Scott Street, at Cedar and Cameron Streets South, Pandora, Sterling and Borden Avenues South and Ottawa Street South.

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

  • on Park Street east of Union Boulevard and at Wood and Glasgow Streets and across from Agnes Street,
  • on Victoria Street South at Michael and Joseph Streets,
  • on Charles Street West east of Francis and Water Streets South,
  • on Charles Street East at Benton Street, Eby Street South, east of Cedar Street South, across from Pandora Avenue South and at Borden Avenue South and
  • on Sydney Street South at King Street East.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing. They continue to detour in Waterloo.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East west of Sydney and Ottawa Streets North, at Borden, Sterling and Pandora Avenues North, Cameron Street North, west of Cedar Street North, at Frederick Street and Queen Street North,
  • on King Street West at Ontario Street North, west of College Street, at Francis and Victoria Streets North, Breithaupt Street, Wellington Street North, across from Agnes Street, beside Central Fresh Market and at Pine Street.

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

  • on Charles Street East east of Sydney and Ottawa Streets South, at Borden Avenue South, west of Pandora Avenue South, at Cedar Street South, west of Eby Street South and at Benton Street,
  • on Charles Street West at Water and Francis Streets South,
  • on Victoria Street South at Bramm Street and
  • on Park Street at Agnes and Green Streets and west of Mount Hope Street.
1 Stanley Park

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Lancaster and Weber Streets East, then detour:

eastward along Weber East;
southward along Ottawa Streets North and South;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Ontario Street South; and then
westward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Weber Street East at Scott Street North,
  • on Frederick Street at Goudies Lane and
  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

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

  • on Weber Street East east of Scott Street, Cedar Street North and Madison Avenue North, at Fairview Avenue and Sterling Avenue North and east of Onward Avenue,
  • on Charles Street East west of Pandora Avenue South, at Cedar Street South, west of Eby Street South and at Benton Street.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route to Charles Street East and Benton Street, then detour:

eastward along Charles Street East;
northward along Ottawa Streets South and North; and then
westward along Weber Street East to Lancaster Street East,
resuming their regular route northwestward along Lancaster East.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street across from Goudies Lane and at Weber Street East and
  • on Weber Street East east of Scott Street.

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

  • on Charles Street East at Eby Street South, east of Cedar Street South, across from Pandora Avenue South and at Borden Avenue South and
  • on Weber Street East at Borden Avenue North, Fairview Avenue, Pandora Avenue North and Cameron Street North, across from Madison Avenue North and at Lancaster Street East.
8 University via Courtland / Weber

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to the Charles Street Terminal, then proceed:

northward along Ontario Street South;
eastward along Charles Streets West and East;
northward along Ottawa Streets South and North;
westward along Weber Street East to Frederick Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Weber East.

Buses skip their regular stop

  • on Frederick Street across from Goudies Lane.

Instead buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Charles Street East at Eby Street South, east of Cedar Street South, across from Pandora Avenue South and at Borden Avenue South,
  • on Weber Street East at Borden Avenue North, Fairview Avenue, Pandora Avenue North and Cameron Street North, across from Madison Avenue North, at Lancaster Street East and Scott Street.
8 University via Franklin / Westmount

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Ottawa Street North and Weber Street East, then detour:


southward along Ottawa Streets North and South; and then
westward along Charles Streets East to Benton Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Charles East.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Weber Street East at Borden Avenue North, Fairview Avenue, Pandora Avenue North and Cameron Street North, across from Madison Avenue North, at Lancaster Street East and Scott Street North,
  • on Frederick Street at Goudies Lane and
  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

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

  • on Charles Street East west of Pandora Avenue South, at Cedar Street South, west of Eby Street South and at Benton Street.
20 Victoria Hills

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Street South and Charles Street West, then detour:

eastward along Charles West;
southward along Gaukel Street; and then
eastward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Victoria Street South at King Street West,
  • on King Street West at Water Street South and Gaukel Street.

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

  • on Charles Street West east of Water Street South.

Outbound buses start their trips in Charles Street Terminal, then proceed:

northward along Gaukel Street; and then
westward along Charles Street West to Victoria Street South;
resuming their regular route southward along Victoria South.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of College Street and at Francis Street North and
  • on Victoria Street South south of King Street West.

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

  • on Charles Street West at Water Street South.

Milton


Milton Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Milton is closing

  • Main Street between Bronte Street and the Milton Mall

and other streets in central Milton on Sunday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

21B Milton bus

From 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 18, all buses start and end their trips at Milton GO Station.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Martin Street north of Main Street East and
  • on Main Street East at Court Street and east of Ontario Street South.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street East at Ontario Street North and at Court Street and
  • on Martin Street north of Main Street East.

Newcastle


Newcastle Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing

  • King Avenues East and West Newcastle (Regional Highway 2) between Arthur Street / Brookhouse Drive and Baldwin Street

Sunday evening to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

90 Newcastle / Oshawa

From 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, westbound buses start their trips on Brookhouse Drive at Harmer Drive, then proceed:

west- and southward along Harmer;
westward along Edward Streets East and West; and then
northward along Rudell Road South to King Avenue West, resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Avenue East east of Beaver Street and
  • on King Avenue West at North Street, across from Massey Drive and at Rudell Road North.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West Newcastle and Rudell Road, then detour:

southward along Rudell Road South;
eastward along Edward Streets West and East; and then
northward along Brookhouse Drive to Harmer Drive,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Avenue West at Massey Drive, east of Baldwin Street and
  • on King Avenue East east of Beaver Street.

The parades in Bowmanville and Oshawa also affect this route.


Newmarket


Newmarket events include the Main Street Candle Light Parade and Tree-Lighting (November 16) and Newmarket Santa Claus Parade (November 17).


Main Street Candle Light Parade and Tree-Lighting

The Town of Newmarket is closing

  • Main Street South between Queen and Water Streets

Friday evening to accommodate the annual event.

The event affects York Region Transit service.

54 Bayview

From 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Friday, November 16, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street South and Queen Street, then detour:

eastward along Queen; and then
southward along Prospect Street to Water Street / Gorham Drive,
resuming their regular route southward along Prospect.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at Botsford Street and
  • on Water Street across from Doug Duncan Drive.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Water Street at Doug Duncan Drive and
  • on Main Street South across from Botsford Street and at Queen Street.

The Newmarket Santa Claus Parade also affects service along this route.


Newmarket Santa Claus Parade

The Region of York and the Town of Newmarket are closing

  • Eagle Street East between Lorne Avenue and Main Street South,
  • Main Street South between Eagle Street East and Davis Drive and
  • Davis Drive East (Regional Road 31) between Main Street and Parkside Drive

to accommodate this year’s parade.

York Region Transit is detouring bus services during the event.

54 Bayview

From about 10 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Queen and Prospect Streets, then detour:

southward along Prospect to Water Street / Gorham Drive,
resuming their regular route 8southward* along Prospect.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Prospect Street at Grace Street,
  • on Davis Drive west of Bayview Parkway and beside Newmarket GO Station,
  • on Main Street South at Simcoe, Queen and Botsford Streets and
  • on Water Street across from Doug Duncan Drive.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Prospect Street and Gorham Drive / Water Street, then detour:

northward along Prospect to Davis Drive,
resuming their regular route eastward along Davis.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Water Street at Doug Duncan Drive,
  • on Main Street South across from Botsford Street and at Queen Street and Davis Drive,
  • on Davis Drive across from Newmarket GO Station and at Charles and Prospect Streets.

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

  • on Prospect Street at Grace Street.

The Main Street Candle-Light Parade and Tree-Lighting Ceremony also affects service along this route.

55 Davis Drive

From about 10 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Saturday, November 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Davis Drive and Prospect Street, then detour:

southward along Prospect Street;
westward along Mulock Drive; and then
northward along Yonge Street to Davis,
resuming their regular route westward along Davis West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Davis Drive at Lundy’s Lane, west of Bayview Parkway, beside Newmarket GO Station, west of Main Street North, at Vincent Street, across from Lorne Avenue, west of Hill Street and at Longford Drive and George Street.

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

  • on Prospect Street across from Pearson Street,
  • on Bayview Avenue at College and Penrose Streets and Mulock Drive,
  • on Mulock Drive at Kent Drive, beside Newmarket Municipal Offices, at Cane Parkway and Sandford and Yonge Streets and
  • on Yonge Street north of Mulock Drive and at William Roe Boulevard.

Eastbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Davis Drive West at Yonge Street,
  • on Davis Drive across from George Street, at Parkside Drive, beside #237 Davis, at Lorne Avenue, Niagara Street, Main Street South, across from Newmarket GO Station and at Charles and Prospect Streets.

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

  • on Yonge Street at Millard Avenue West, across from Gladman Avenue, beside York Region Administrative Centre and at Eagle Street West and Clearmeadow Boulevard,
  • on Mulock Drive at Sandford Street, across from Cane Parkway and Newmarket Municipal Offices and at Steven Court,
  • on Bayview Avenue at Bondi Avenue and across from College Street and
  • on Prospect Street across from Pearson Street and at Grace Street.
56 Gorham - Eagle

From about 10 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Saturday, November 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Gorham Drive and Prospect Street, then detour:

southward along Prospect Street;
westward along Mulock Drive; and then
northward along Yonge Street to Eagle Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Eagle West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Water Street at Doug Duncan Drive,
  • on Eagle Street across from William and Ellen Streets, at Lorne Avenue and Edward Street, Scott and Carol Avenues and across from Donlin Avenue and Dixon Boulevard.

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

  • on Prospect Street across from Pearson Street,
  • on Bayview Avenue at College and Penrose Streets and Mulock Drive,
  • on Mulock Drive at Kent Drive, beside Newmarket Municipal Offices, at Cane Parkway and Sandford and Yonge Streets and
  • on Yonge Street north of Mulock Drive and at William Roe Boulevard.

Eastbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eagle Street at Dixon Boulevard, Donlin Avenue, Sandford Street, across from Edward Street, at Lorne Avenue and Ellen and William Streets and
    • on Water Street across from Doug Duncan Drive.

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

  • on Yonge Street at Clearmeadow Boulevard,
  • on Mulock Drive at Sandford Street, across from Cane Parkway and Newmarket Municipal Offices and at Steven Court,
  • on Bayview Avenue at Bondi Avenue and across from College Street and
  • on Prospect Street across from Pearson Street.
520 Newmarket community bus

From 9:36 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses do not drop off or pick up passengers at

  • 155 Main Street South,
  • Seniors’ Meeting Place,
  • 540 Timothy Street,
  • 468 Eagle Street,
  • 474 Eagle Street,
  • 194 Eagle Street and
  • 200 Eagle Street
50 Queensway

From about 10 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Davis Drive and Prospect Street, then detour:

southward along Prospect Street;
westward along Mulock Drive; and then
northward along Yonge Street to Davis,
resuming their regular route westward along Davis West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Davis Drive at Lundy’s Lane, west of Bayview Parkway, beside Newmarket GO Station, west of Main Street North, at Vincent Street, across from Lorne Avenue, west of Hill Street and at Longford Drive and George Street.

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

  • on Prospect Street across from Pearson Street,
  • on Bayview Avenue at College and Penrose Streets and Mulock Drive,
  • on Mulock Drive at Kent Drive, beside Newmarket Municipal Offices, at Cane Parkway and Sandford and Yonge Streets and
  • on Yonge Street north of Mulock Drive and at William Roe Boulevard.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Davis Drive West at Yonge Street,
  • on Davis Drive across from George Street, at Parkside Drive, beside #237 Davis, at Lorne Avenue, Niagara Street, Main Street South, across from Newmarket GO Station and at Charles and Prospect Streets.

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

  • on Yonge Street at Millard Avenue West, across from Gladman Avenue, beside York Region Administrative Centre and at Eagle Street West and Clearmeadow Boulevard,
  • on Mulock Drive at Sandford Street, across from Cane Parkway and Newmarket Municipal Offices and at Steven Court,
  • on Bayview Avenue at Bondi Avenue and across from College Street and
  • on Prospect Street across from Pearson Street and at Grace Street.

The parades in Keswick and Sharon also affect service along this route.

44 Woodspring - Bristol

From about 10 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Saturday, November 17, westbound buses start their trips on Main Street North at Penn Avenue, then detour:

west-, south- and westward along Penn to Longford Drive,
resuming their regular route northward along Longford.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North at Davis Drive,
  • on Davis Drive at Vincent Street, across from Lorne Avenue, west of Hill Street and at Longford Drive.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Penn Avenue,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street North at Davis Drive.

Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls events affecting transit services this weekend are: the CYTEK Candy Cane Lane 5k Fun Run (November 18) and the [Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade] (#nsant). (November 17).


CYTEK Candy Cane Lane 5k Fun Run

The Region of Niagara and the City of Niagara Falls is closing parts of

  • Drummond Road between Ker Street and Lundy’s Lane and
  • Lundy’s Lane (Regional Highway 20) between Drummond Road and Corwin Avenue

Sunday morning to accommodate the 5k run to support Project S.H.A.R.E.’s Christmas Basket program.

The event affects Niagara Falls Transit service.

10 Niagara Square - Montrose
10C Niagara Square - Kalar
5 Woodbine

(Niagara Falls Transit has not confirmed the detour information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2011 during this event.)

From 10:30 a.m. until noon Sunday, November 18 expect delays as participants pass along Lundy’s Lane and Drummond Road South.

The Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade also affects service along the 5 Woodbine route.


Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade

The City of Niagara Falls is closing

  • Victoria Avenue between McRae Street and Valley Way,
  • Valley Way between Victoria Avenue and Queen Street and
  • Queen Street between Valley Way and Zimmerman Street

to accommodate the annual parade Saturday morning and afternoon.

Niagara Falls Transit and Niagara Region Transit are detouring buses during the event.

Niagara Falls Transit
1 Hospital

(Niagara Falls Transit has not confirmed the detour information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2011 during this event.)

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their current route to Morrison Street and Second Avenue, then detour:

northward along Second;
eastward along Huron Street;
northward along Victoria Avenue;
eastward along Bridge Street; and then
southward along Erie Avenue to the Downtown Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips at the Downtown Transit Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

westward along Park Street;
southward along Victoria Avenue;
westward along Huron Street; and then
southward along Second Avenue to Morrison Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Morrison.

4 Jill
2 Jubilee

(Niagara Falls Transit has not confirmed the detour information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2011 during this event.)

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Avenue and Bender Street, then detour:

eastward along Bender;
northeastward along Palmer Avenue;
eastward along Bampfield Street;
northward along River Road;
westward along Bridge Street;
southward along Erie Street to the Downtown Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips on Erie Street in the Downtown Terminal, as usual, but detour:

westward along Park Street;
northward along Crysler Street;
eastward along Bridge Street;
southward along River Road;
westward along Bampfield Street;
southwestward along Palmer Avenue; and then
westward along Bender Street to Victoria Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Victoria.

12 Thorold Stone

(Niagara Falls Transit has not confirmed the detour information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2011 during this event.)

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Avenue and Park Street; and then detour:

westward along Park to Erie Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Erie.

Outbound buses reverse the detour routing.

3 Westlane
5 Woodbine

(Niagara Falls Transit has not confirmed the detour information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2011 during this event.)

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Avenue and Bender Street, then detour:

eastward along Bender;
northeastward along Palmer Avenue;
eastward along Bampfield Street;
northward along River Road;
westward along Bridge Street;
southward into the Downtown Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Terminal, as usual, but detour:

westward along Park Street;
northward along Crysler Street;
eastward along Bridge Street;
southward along River Road;
westward along Bampfield Street;
southwestward along Palmer Avenue; and then
westward along Bender Street to Victoria Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Victoria.

The CYTEK Candy Cane Lane 5K Fun Run also affects service along the 5 Woodbine route.

Niagara Region Transit
Fort Erie Link

(Niagara Region Transit has not confirmed the detour information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2011 during this event.)

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Avenue and Bender Street, then detour:

eastward along Bender;
northeastward along Palmer Avenue;
eastward along Bampfield Street;
northward along River Road;
westward along Bridge Street;
southward into the Downtown Niagara Falls Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Niagara Falls Terminal, as usual, but detour:

westward along Park Street;
northward along Crysler Street;
eastward along Bridge Street;
southward along River Road;
westward along Bampfield Street;
southwestward along Palmer Avenue; and then
westward along Bender Street to Victoria Avenue,
resuming their current detour southward along Victoria.

60 Niagara Falls / Welland

(Niagara Region Transit has not confirmed the detour information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2011 during this event.)

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Avenue and Bender Street, then detour:

eastward along Bender;
northeastward along Palmer Avenue;
eastward along Bampfield Street;
northward along River Road;
westward along Bridge Street;
southward into the Downtown Niagara Falls Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

65 Welland / Niagara Falls

(Niagara Region Transit has not confirmed the detour information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2011 during this event.)

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, uses start their trips in the Downtown Niagara Falls Terminal, as usual, but detour:

westward along Park Street;
northward along Crysler Street;
eastward along Bridge Street;
southward along River Road;
westward along Bampfield Street;
southwestward along Palmer Avenue; and then
westward along Bender Street to Victoria Avenue,
resuming their current detour southward along Victoria.


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 during the event.

15 Bridge

From about 7 until 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17,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 east of 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 east of Dorval Drive, east of St. Augustine Drive, at Kerr Street and east of Kerr Street.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kerr Street north of Speers Road,
  • on Shepherd Road east of Kerr Street,
  • on Queen Mary Drive across from Kingswood Road and at Stewart Street,
  • on Stewart Street at #22 Stewart, 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 west of Kerr Street, at Woody Road and Dorval Drive.
17 Kerr

From 7 until 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17,southbound buses start their trips at the Oakville GO Station, then proceed:

eastward along Cross Street;
southward along Trafalgar Road;
eastward along Cornwall Road;
southward along Reynolds Street;
westward along Randall Street;
southward along George Street; and then
eastward along Randall Street to Dunn Street,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cross Street west of Argus Road and at Lyons Lane,
  • on Speers Road at Kerr Street,
  • on Kerr Street at Prince Charles Drive, Stewart Street, across from Washington Street, at Westside Drive and south of Deane Avenue,
  • on Bond Street at Wilson Street,
  • on Chisholm Street at Head Street,
  • on Rebecca Street at Forsythe Street,
  • on Church Street east of Navy Street and at Dunn Street.

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

  • on Cornwall Road at Reynolds Street,
  • on Reynolds Street at Spruce Street, south of McDonald Road, at Shedden Street, across from Wallace Park Lane and north of Randall Street and
  • on Church Street at Dunn Street.

Northbound buses start their trips at George and Randall Streets, then proceed:

eastward along Randall;
northward along Reynolds Street and Trafalgar Road; and then
westward along Cross Street to Oakville GO Station,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Church Street at Dunn Street,
  • on Randall Street at Navy Street,
  • on Forsythe Street across from Head Street,
  • on Bond Street across from Chisholm Street and at Kerr Street,
  • on Kerr Street across from Westside Drive, at Florence Drive, Stewart Street and Prince Charles Drive,
  • on Speers Road east of Kerr Street,
  • on Cross Street at Lyons Lane and at Oakville GO Station.

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

  • on Church Street at Dunn Street,
  • on Reynolds Street at Randall Street, Wallace Park Lane, Shedden Street, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Spruce and Pine Streets.
2 Lakeshore

From 7 until 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Lakeshore Road West and Dorval Drive, then detour:

northward along Dorval;
eastward along Speers and Cornwall Roads; and then
southward along Allen Street to Lakeshore East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Lakeshore.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road at Brock, Kerr, Forsythe, Navy and Reynolds Streets and Trafalgar Road.

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

  • on Speers Road east of Dorval Drive, east of St. Augustine Drive, at Kerr Street and east of Kerr Street,
  • on Cross Street at Lyons Lane and
  • on Cornwall Road at Reynolds and Allan Streets.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Lakeshore Road East and Allen Street, then detour:

northward along Allen;
westward along Randall Street;
northward along Reynolds Street;
westward along Speers Road; and then
southward along Dorval Drive to Lakeshore West
resuming their regular route westward along Lakeshore.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road at Trafalgar Road, Reynolds Street, west of Navy Street, Forsythe Street, west of Kerr Street, Brock Street and Dorval Drive.

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

  • on Reynolds Street at Randall Street, Wallace Park Lane, Shedden Street, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Spruce and Pine Streets,
  • on Cross Street west of Argus Road and at Lyons Lane and
  • on Speers Road east of Kerr Street, west of Kerr Street, east of Woody Road and at Dorval Drive.
14 Lakeshore West

From 7 until 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Rebecca Street and Dorval Drive, then detour:

northward along Dorval;
eastward along Speers Road; and then
north- and westward along Cross Avenue to the Oakville GO Station,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Rebecca Street at Brock, Kerr and Forsythe Streets,
  • on Church Street east of Navy Street and at Dunn Street,
  • on Reynolds Street at Randall Street, Wallace Park Lane, Shedden Street, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Spruce and Pine Streets.

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

  • on Speers Road east of Dorval Drive, east of St. Augustine Drive, at Kerr Street and east of Kerr Street and
  • on Cross Street at Lyons Lane.

Westbound buses reverse this routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cornwall Road at Reynolds Street,
  • on Reynolds Street at Spruce Street, south of McDonald Road, at Shedden Street, across from Wallace Park Lane, north of Randall Street and at Lakeshore Road,
  • on Lakeshore Road at Reynolds Street,
  • on Dunn Street at Church Street,
  • on Randall Street at Navy Street,
  • on Rebecca Street at Chisholm and Kerr Streets, across from Brock Street and at Dorval Drive.

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

  • on Cross Street west of Argus Road and at Lyons Lane and
  • on Speers Road east of Kerr Street, west of Kerr Street, east of Woody Road and at Dorval Drive.
Santa Shuttle

From 8 until 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, Oakville Transit operates free Santa Shuttle service every 15 minutes from the Oakville GO Station to the downtown Church / Dunn Bus Terminal. Buses operate express — without stopping — between Oakville GO Station and Church and Dunn Streets.

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

eastward along Cross Street;
southward along Trafalgar Road and Reynolds Street;
westward along Randall Street;
southward along George Street; and then
eastward along Randall Street to Dunn Street,
ending their trips.

Buses leaving downtown start their trips at Church and Dunn Streets, then proceed:

eastward along Church;
northward along Reynolds Street;
westward along Cornwall Road;
northward along Trafalgar Road;
westward along Cross Street; and then
southward into Oakville GO Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.


Oshawa


Santa’s Parade of Lights

The Region of Durham and the City of Oshawa are closing

  • Centre Street South between King and John Streets West,
  • Elmgrove Street between Park Road South and the Oshawa Centre,
  • John Street West between Centre Street South and Park Road South and
  • King Street West between the Centre Street and the Oshawa Centre

Saturday evening to accommodate the annual parade.

[Durham Region Transit] (#drt77) and GO Transit are detouring bus service during the event.

Durham Region Transit
412 Adelaide

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Park Road North and Bond Street West, then detour:

westward along Bond;
southward along Stevenson Roads North and South; and then
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into the Oshawa Centre Terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Park Road North south of Bond Street West,
  • on Park Road South south of Pine Avenue and at Elmgrove Avenue,
  • on Elmgrove Avenue at Cromwell Avenue and west of Westmount Avenue.

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

  • on Bond Street West west of Park Road North and at Gibbons Street,
  • on Stevenson Road North south of Bond Street West and
  • on Stevenson Road South north of Cartier Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips at the Oshawa Centre Terminal, then proceed:

westward along Gibb Street;
northward along Stevenson Roads South and North; and then
eastward along Adelaide Avenue West to Park Road North,
resuming their regular route eastward along Adelaide.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Elmgrove Avenue west of Westmount Street and at Mongarve Avenue,
  • on Park Road South north of John Street West and south of King Street East.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Stevenson Road South,
  • on Stevenson Road South across from Cartier Avenue,
  • on Stevenson Road North north of King Street West, Creighton and Madison Avenues.
405 Central Park

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street West and Gibbons Street, then detour:

westward along Bond West;
southward along Stevenson Roads North and South;
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into the Oshawa Centre Terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Gibbons Street at King Street West.

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

  • on Stevenson Road North south of Bond Street West and
  • on Stevenson Road South north of Cartier Avenue.

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses start their trips at the Oshawa Centre, then proceed:

eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward along Simcoe Street South to King Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along King Street East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gibb Street at Stevenson Road South,
  • on Stevenson Road South across from Cartier Avenue,
  • on King Street West east of Stevenson Road South, Grenfell Street and Park Road South, west of Centre Street South and east of Centre Street South.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Grenfell and Montrave Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street South at John Street West.
406 Dean

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses start their trips on Mary Street South south of King Street East, then proceed: southward along Mary South;
westward along Athol Street East;
southward along Celina Street; and then
westward along Elm and Gibb Streets to Centre Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Centre South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Centre Street North at Bond Street West and
  • on Centre Street South south of King Street West, across from Metcalfe Street, south of John Street West and at Gibb Street.

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

  • on Mary Street South south of King Street East and
  • on Celina Street south of Ash Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

411 Grandview

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street West and Park Road North, then detour:

westward along Bond;
southward along Stevenson Road North and South; and then
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into the Oshawa Centre Terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Park Road North south of Bond Street West,
  • on Park Road South south of Pine Avenue and at Elmgrove Avenue,
  • on Elmgrove Avenue at Cromwell Avenue and west of Westmount Avenue.

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

  • on Bond Street West west of Park Road North and at Gibbons Street,
  • on Stevenson Road North south of Bond Street West and
  • on Stevenson Road South north of Cartier Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips at the Oshawa Centre, then proceed:

eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward along Simcoe Street South to King Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along King Street East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Elmgrove Avenue west of Westmount Street and at Mongarve Avenue,
  • on Park Road South north of John Street West and south of King Street East.
  • on King Street West east of Park Road South, west of Centre Street South and east of Centre South and
  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Grenfell and Montrave Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street South at John Street West.
402 King

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street West and Gibbons Street, then detour:

westward along Bond West;
southward along Stevenson Roads North and South;
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into the Oshawa Centre Terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Gibbons Street at King Street West.

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

  • on Stevenson Road North south of Bond Street West and
  • on Stevenson Road South north of Cartier Avenue.

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses start their trips at the Oshawa Centre, then proceed:

eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward along Simcoe Street South to King Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along King Street East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gibb Street at Stevenson Road South,
  • on Stevenson Road South across from Cartier Avenue,
  • on King Street West east of Stevenson Road South, Grenfell Street and Park Road South, west of Centre Street South and east of Centre Street South.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Grenfell and Montrave Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street South at John Street West.

410 Olive - Harmony

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Albert Street South and Elm Street, then detour:

westward along Elm and Gibb Streets; and then
northward into the Oshawa Centre Terminal, ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Albert Street north of Emma Street,
  • on John Street West west of Simcoe Street North and at Nassau Street and
  • on Elmgrove Avenue at Cromwell Avenue and west of Westmount Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips at the Oshawa Centre, then proceed:

eastward along Gibb Street;
northward along Simcoe Street South to John Street East;
resuming their regular route eastward along John East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Elmgrove Avenue west of Westmount Street and at Mongarve Avenue,
  • on John Street West east of Nassau Street and Centre Street South,
  • on John Street East east of Simcoe Street South and
  • on Celina Street south of Ash Street.

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

  • on Gibb Street at Grenfell and Montrave Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street South at John Street West.
407 Ritson

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Centre Street North and Richmond Street East, then detour:

eastward along Richmond East;
southward along Mary Streets North and South to just south of King Street East,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Centre Street North at Bond Street West.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Mary Street South south of King Street East.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

401 Simcoe

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Centre Street North and Richmond Street East, then detour:

eastward along Richmond;
southward along Mary Streets North and South;
westward along Athol Street East;
southward along Celina Street; and then
westward along Elm and Gibb Streets to Centre Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Centre.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Centre Street North at Bond Street West and
  • on Centre Street South south of King Street West, across from Metcalfe Street, south of John Street West and at Gibb Street.

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

  • on Celina Street south of Emma Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

408 Stevenson

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Gibbons Street and Bond Street West, then detour:

westward along Bond West;
southward along Stevenson Roads North and South;
eastward along Gibb Street; and then
northward into the Oshawa Centre,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Gibbons Street at King Street West.

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

  • on Stevenson Road North south of Bond Street West and
  • on Stevenson Road South north of Cartier Avenue.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

GO Transit
90 Newcastle / Oshawa bus

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route.

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

northward along Stevenson Road North;
eastward along Adelaide Avenues West and East; and then
southward along Mary Street North to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West, east of Stevenson Road South, Grenfell Street and Park Road South and at Centre Street South and
  • on King Street East, east of Simcoe Street South.

The parades in Bowmanville and Newcastle also affect service along this route.

94 Oshawa / Yorkdale

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street West at the entrance to the Downtown Oshawa Terminal, then detour:

westward along Bond West to Park Road North,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in the Downtown Oshawa Terminal,
  • on Centre Street North south of King Street West,
  • on Centre Street South across from Metcalfe Street,
  • on John Street West at Nassau Street;
  • on Park Road South north of John Street West and south of King Street West.

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

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.

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

northward along Stevenson Road North;
eastward along Adelaide Avenues West and East;
southward along Ritson Roads North and South; and then
eastward along Bloor Street East to Simcoe Street South,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bloor Street West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West, east of Stevenson Road South, Grenfell Street and Park Road South and at Centre Street South,
  • on Centre Street South across from Metcalfe Street, south of John Street West and north of Gibb Street and
  • on Simcoe Street South across from and south of First Avenue and at Bloor Street West.
52 Oshawa / York U

From about 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, westbound buses start their trips on Centre Street North at Bond Street West, then detour:

westward along Bond West;
northward along Park Road North; and then
eastward along Adelaide Avenue West to Simcoe Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Simcoe North.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in the Downtown Oshawa Bus Terminal.

Instead, westbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Centre Street North at Bond Street West.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Centre Street North and Bond Street West, ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in the Downtown Oshawa Bus Terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Centre Street North at Bond Street West.

Sharon


East Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade

The Town of East Gwillimbury switches its parade every second year from Sharon to Holland Landing.

This year, the Town and the Region of York are closing

  • Leslie Street (Regional Road 12) between Farr Avenue / Mount Albert Road and Green Lane East

Sunday afternoon to accommodate the event.

York Region Transit is detouring bus services while the street is closed.

50 Queensway

From about 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Leslie Street and Queensville Sideroad East, then detour:

eastward along Queensville East;
southward along Woodbine Avenue; and then
westward along Green Lane East to Leslie,
resuming their regular route southward along Leslie.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Leslie Street south of Queensville Sideroad East, at Milne Lane, beside #20230 Leslie, at Mount Albert Road [north], across from Mount Albert Road [south], beside #18842 Leslie, across from Ward Avenue, across from Colonel Wayling Boulevard and at Green Lane East.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Leslie Street north of Colonel Wayling Boulevard, at Ward Avenue, across from #18848 Leslie, at Mount Albert Road [south] and Farr Avenue.

The parades in Keswick and Newmarket also affect service along this route.


Toronto


Toronto events include the Cavalcade of Lights (November 17); and The Santa Claus Parade (November 18).


Cavalcade of Lights

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Bay Street between Dundas and Queen Streets West

on Saturday evening to accommodate the fireworks display at Nathan Phillips Square.

The TTC is detouring buses during the event.

6 Bay

From 7 until 10 p.m. Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Dundas Street West, then detour:

westward along Dundas West;
southward along University Avenue; and then
eastward along Adelaide Street West to Bay,
resuming their regular route southward along Bay.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street at Hagerman Street and Nathan Phillips Square, at Queen Street West, south of Richmond Street West and at Adelaide Street West.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Richmond Street West, then detour:

westward along Richmond West,
northward along University Avenue; and then
eastward along Dundas Street West to Bay,
resuming their regular route northward along Bay.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street at Queen Street West, Albert Street, across from Hagerman Street and at Dundas Street West.

The Santa Claus Parade also affects service along this route.

501 Queen

From 7 until 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, passengers should expect delays when streetcars pass along Queen Street West at Bay Street. A large number of people, including families with children, attend this event.

The Santa Claus Parade also affects service along this route.


The Santa Claus Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Bloor Street West between Dovercourt Road and Christie Street from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and between Christie Street and Queen’s Park / Avenue Road from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.,
  • Christie Street between Barton Avenue and Bloor Street West from 6:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.,
  • Dovercourt Road between Hallam Street and Bloor Street West from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
  • Front Street East between Church and Yonge Streets from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m., and between Jarvis and Church Streets from 1 until 4 p.m.
  • Queen’s Park from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.,
  • Queen’s Park Crescent West from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.,
  • University Avenue between College Street and Wellington Street West from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. and
  • Wellington Streets West and East between University Avenue and Church Street from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.

Sunday to accommodate the parade.

[GO Transit] (#got7) is offering extra train service for passengers traveling to and from the parade and the TTC is offering extra service and detouring buses and streetcars before, after and during the parade.

GO Transit
65 Barrie

A special southbound train leaves Allandale Waterfront GO Station at 9:44 a.m. Sunday, November 18. It serves all stations to Union Station, arriving at 11:25 a.m. A special northbound train leaves Union at 4:28 p.m. It serves all stations to Allandale Waterfront, arriving at 6:03 p.m. You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here. (.pdf)

31 Kitchener* train

A special eastbound train leaves Georgetown GO Station at 10:30 a.m., Mount Pleasant GO Station at 10:39 a.m. Sunday, November 18, Brampton GO Station at 10:46 a.m. and Bramalea GO Station at 10:55 a.m. It arrives in Union Station at 11:50 a.m. A special westbound train leaves Union at 4:50 p.m. It arrives in Bramalea at 5:45 p.m., Brampton at 5:54 p.m., Mount Pleasant at 6 p.m. and Georgetown at 6:10 p.m. Due to construction at Weston GO Station, GO can’t operate Santa Claus parade extra service at Bloor, Weston, Etobicoke North and Malton GO Stations. You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here. (.pdf)

09 Lakeshore East

An extra westbound train leaves Oshawa GO Station at 10:11 a.m. Sunday, November 18. It serves all stations to Union Station, arriving at 11:10 a.m. An extra eastbound train leaves Union at 4:43 p.m. It serves all stations to Oshawa, arriving at 5:38 p.m. You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here. (.pdf)

01 Lakeshore West

An extra eastbound train leaves Aldershot GO Station at 10:34 a.m. Sunday, November 18. It serves all stations to Union Station, arriving at 11:40 a.m. An extra westbound train leaves Union at 4:13 p.m. It serves all stations to Aldershot, arriving at 5:18 p.m. You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here. (.pdf)

21 Milton train

A special eastbound train leaves Milton GO Station at 10:48 a.m. Sunday, November 18. It serves all stations to Union Station, arriving at 11:45 a.m. A special westbound train leaves Union at 5 p.m. It serves all stations to Milton, arriving at 5:58. You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here. (.pdf)

61 Richmond Hill

A special southbound train leaves Richmond Hill GO Station at 10:39 a.m. Sunday, November 18. It serves all stations to Union Station, arriving at 11:25 a.m. A special northbound train leaves Union at 4:50 p.m. It serves all stations to Richmond Hill, arriving at 5:33 p.m. You can view the special Santa Claus Parade schedule here. (.pdf)

71 Stouffville

GO is offering a weekend train for the first time ever. A special southbound train leaves Lincolnville GO Station at 10:16 a.m. It serves all stations to Union Station, arriving at 11:30 a.m. A special northbound train leaves Union at 4:30 p.m. It serves all stations to Lincolnville, arriving at 5:39 p.m.

Toronto Transit Commission
5 Avenue Rd

Buses operate to and from St. George Station, instead of Queen’s Park, during the parade.

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue Road and Davenport Road, then detour:

westward along Davenport;
southward along Bedford Road;
westward along Prince Arthur Avenue; and then
south- and eastward into St. George Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Avenue Road at Boswell Avenue, across from Yorkville Avenue and at Bloor Street West,
  • on Queen’s Park at Museum Station,
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Trinity College, Hart House and the University of Toronto Library and
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street.

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

  • on Davenport Road west of Avenue Road and at #250 Davenport,
  • on Bedford Road south of Bernard Avenue and at Lowther Avenue and
  • in St. George Station bus terminal.

Northbound buses start their trips in St. George Station bus terminal, then proceed:

northward along Bedford Road; and then
eastward along Davenport Road to Avenue Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Avenue Road.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street, at Wellesley Street West and north of St. Joseph Street,
  • on Queen’s Park at Museum Station and
  • on Avenue Road north of Bloor Street West,

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

  • in St. George Station bus terminal and
  • on Bedford Road north of Lowther and Tranby Avenues and at Davenport Road.
511 Bathurst

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, expect delays as the parade passes along Bloor Street West at Bathurst Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

6 Bay

From 1 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, the TTC operates buses along the route only north of Adelaide Street West. Passengers heading to or from Queens Quay East and George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus should board special shuttle buses on King Street East at Parliament Street or regular TTC buses operating along the 75 Sherbourne route to Lower Jarvis Street and Queens Quay East.

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Adelaide Street West, then detour:

eastward along Adelaide West to just east of Bay Street,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street at Adelaide and King Streets West and south of Wellington and Front Streets West and Harbour Street,
  • on Queens Quay West east of Bay Street,
  • on Queens Quay East across from Freeland and Lower Jarvis Streets and at Dockside Drive [east] and
  • on Dockside Drive [west] at Queens Quay East.

Northbound buses start their trips on Adelaide Street West east of Bay Street, then proceed:

eastward along Adelaide West;
northward along Yonge Street; and then
westward along Richmond Street West to Bay,
resuming their regular route northward along Bay.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lower Jarvis Street south of Lake Shore Boulevard East and at Queens Quay East,
  • on Queens Quay East at Freeland and Yonge Streets,
  • on Bay Street north of Queens Quay West, across from the Air Canada Centre, north of Front Street West and at Wellington, King and Adelaide Streets West.

The Cavalcade of Lights also affects service along this route.

300 Bloor-Danforth overnight

(The TTC has not confirmed this detour information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2011 during this event.)

From 6:30 until about 9 a.m Sunday, November 18, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Bloor Street West and Dufferin Streets, then detour:

northward along Dufferin;
eastward along Dupont Street; and then
southward along Christie Street to Bloor,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bloor.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Havelock Street, Dovercourt Road, Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Montrose Avenue and Grace Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, across from Havelock Street and at Dufferin Street.
2 Bloor - Danforth subway

Extra service throughout the day Sunday, November 18. Passengers should expect crowded conditions before and after the parade at Bathurst, Bay, Christie, St. George and Spadina Stations.

506 Carlton

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, expect delays as the parade passes along Queen’s Park / University Avenue at College Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

126 Christie

Buses start and end their trips at Ossington Station, instead of Christie Station, during the parade.

From about 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Christie and Dupont Streets, then detour:

westward along Dupont; and then
southward along Ossington Avenue to Ossington Station,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Christie Street south of Yarmouth Road, Essex Street and Barton Avenue and at Christie Station.

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

  • on Dupont Street at Shaw Street and
  • on Ossington Avenue at Hallam Street, across from Pendrith Street and south of and across from Leeds Street and
  • in Ossington Station bus terminal.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Christie Street at Christie Station, Barton Avenue, north of Follis Avenue and Yarmouth Road and at Dupont Street.

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

  • in Ossington Station bus terminal,
  • on Ossington Avenue at Leeds, Essex, Hallam and Dupont Streets and
  • on Dupont Street at Shaw Street.
505 Dundas

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, expect delays as the parade passes along University Avenue at Dundas Street West. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

509 Harbourfront

From 12:45 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West, then detour:

westward along Lake Shore West;
northward along Lower Simcoe Street; and then
eastward along Front Street West to York Street,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street across from the Air Canada Centre, north of Front Street West and at Wellington and King Streets West and
  • on Yonge Street at King Street West.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Front Street West at York Street.

Westbound buses start their trips on Front Street West at York Street, then proceed:

southward along York; and then
eastward along Harbour Street to Bay Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Bay.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street south of Wellington and Front Streets West.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Front Street West at York Street.
504 King

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, expect delays as the parade passes along Yonge Street at King Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

63 Ossington

Until about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, expect delays at Ossington Avenue and Bloor Street West.

72A Pape via Commissioners

From 12:30 until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, westbound buses operate along their regular route to The Esplanade and Lower Sherbourne Street, then detour:

southward along Lower Sherbourne;
westward along Queen’s Quay East; and then
northward along Lower Jarvis Street to The Esplanade,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on The Esplanade west of Market Street, at Church and Scott Streets,
  • on Bay Street south of Wellington Street West and
  • on Front Street West, east of Bay Street,

Eastbound buses start their trips on Yonge Street at The Esplanade, then proceed:

eastward along The Esplanade to Scott Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along The Esplanade.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Front Street West, east of Bay Street and at Yonge Street and
  • on Scott Street at The Esplanade.
501 Queen

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, expect delays as the parade passes along Yonge Street at Queen Street. Toronto Police Service officers direct streetcars through the intersection during gaps in the parade.

The Cavalcade of Lights also affects service along this route.

161 Rogers Rd

Until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dovercourt Road and Hallam Street, then detour:

eastward along Hallam; and then
southward along Ossington Avenue to Ossington Station,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dovercourt Road at Shanly and Northumberland Streets and
  • on Bloor Street West west of Dovercourt and at Concord Avenue.

Northbound buses start their trips at Ossington Station, then proceed:

northward along Concord Avenue;
eastward along Northumberland Street;
northward along Ossington Avenue; and then
westward along Hallam Street to Dovercourt Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Dovercourt.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Concord Avenue at Bloor Street West,
  • on Bloor Street West at Dovercourt Road and
  • on Dovercourt Road at Northumberland, Shanly and Hallam Streets.
3 Scarborough rapid transit

Extra service throughout the day on Sunday, November 18.

75 Sherbourne

Buses operate along their regular route.

94 Wellesley

The TTC operates buses along two routes during the parade.

Buses skip their regular eastbound stops

  • on Harbord Street at Huron and St. George Streets,
  • on Hoskin Avenue at Wycliffe College and
  • on Wellesley Street West at the Ontario Legislature building, east of Queen’s Park Crescent East and at Bay and Yonge Streets.

Buses skip their regular westbound stops

  • on Wellesley Street East at Yonge Street,
  • on Wellesley Street West at Bay Street and Queen’s Park Crescent East,
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Hoskin Avenue,
  • on Hoskin Avenue at Trinity College and St. George Street and
  • on Harbord Street at Huron Street and Spadina Avenue.

From 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, buses on the eastern route shuttle between Castle Frank and Wellesley Stations in both directions.

Eastbound buses on the western route start their trips at Ossington Station, then proceed:

northward along Concord Avenue;
eastward along Northumberland Street;
southward along Ossington Avenue;
westward along Harbord Street; and then
southward along Spadina Avenue to Spadina Crescent.

Westbound buses on the western route circle around Spadina Crescent and then proceed:

northward along Spadina Avenue;
westward along Harbord Street; and then
northward along Ossington Avenue,
ending their trips.

Expect delays on the western route at Ossington Avenue and Bloor Street West until about 2:30 p.m.

1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway

Extra service throughout the day Sunday, November 18. Passengers should expect crowded conditions before and after the parade at King, Museum, Osgoode, Queen, Queen’s Park, St. Andrew, St. George, St. Patrick, Spadina and Union Stations.


Waterloo See also Kitchener


Kitchener - Waterloo Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Waterloo and City of Waterloo are closing

  • King Streets North and South (Regional Road 15) south of University Street on Saturday morning and afternoon

GO Transit and Grand River Transit are detouring buses during the parade.

GO Transit
25 Waterloo - Square One

Until 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to University Street West and King Street North then detour:

eastward along University Street East;
southward along Weber Streets North and South in Waterloo;
southeastward along Weber Streets West and East in Kitchener; and then
westward along Montgomery Road to King Street East,
resuming their regular route southeastward along King in Kitchener.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in the Charles Street Terminal and
  • on King Street East Kitchener east of Charles Street East.

Instead, they pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Weber Street West at Ontario Street North.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East west of Montgomery Road and
  • in the Charles Street Terminal.

Instead they drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Weber Street West at Ontario Street North.
Grand River Transit
5 Erb West

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Erb Street West and Father David Bauer Drive, then detour:

south- and eastward along Father David Bauer; and then
northward along Caroline Street South to a stop south of Erb West,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Erb Street West at Caroline Street South,
  • on Caroline Street South at Father David Bauer Drive,
  • on William Street West east of Caroline Street South,
  • on King Street South north of Willis Way East.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Caroline Street South south of Erb Street West.

Westbound buses start their trips on Caroline Street South south of Erb Street West, then proceed:

along their regular route northward along Caroline South.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street South at Willis Way West and William Street West and
  • on Caroline Street South south of Erb Street West.
35 Eastbridge

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, eastbound buses start their trips on Caroline Street South south of Erb Street West, then proceed:

northward along Caroline South,
eastward along Erb West;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along University Avenues West and East; and then
southward along Regina Street North to Erb East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Erb.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street South across from Willis Way and
  • on Erb Street East at Regina Street South.

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

  • on Caroline Street South south of Erb Street West and
  • on Regina Street North at Erb Street East.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bridgeport Road East and Regina Street North, then detour:

northward along Regina North,
westward along University Avenues East and West;
southward along Albert Street;
westward along Bridgeport Road West and Erb Street West;
south- and eastward along Father David Bauer Drive; and then
northward along Caroline Street South to just south of Erb West,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street North south of Bridgeport Road West and
  • on King Street South south of Erb Street West.

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

  • on Bridgeport Road East at Regina Street North and
  • on Caroline Street South south of Erb Street West.
200 ixPress

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street North and University Avenue, then detour:

eastward along University Avenue East;
southward along Albert Street;
westward along Bridgeport Road West;
southward along Caroline Streets North and South;
westward along William Street West; and then
southward along Park Street.

Detours continue along this route as the parade passes southward into Kitchener.

Southbound buses skip these iXpress stations:

  • Laurier and
  • Uptown Waterloo.

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

  • on Albert Street at Seagram Drive and
  • on Caroline Street South at Father David Bauer Drive.

Northbound buses start their detour in Kitchener. In Waterloo, they proceed:

northward along Park Street;
eastward along William Street West;
northward along Caroline Street South;
eastward along Erb Street West;
northward along Albert Street to University Avenue West,
resuming their regular route westward along University West.

Northbound buses skip these iXpress stations:

  • Uptown Waterloo and
  • Laurier.

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

  • on Caroline Street South across from Father David Bauer Drive and
  • on Albert Street across from Seagram Drive.

The parade in Cambridge also affects service along this route.

7 Mainline

7C branch

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street North and University Avenue, then detour:

westward along University Avenue East;
southward along Albert Street;
westward along Bridgeport Road West;
southward along Caroline Streets North and South;
westward along William Street West; and then
southward along Park Street.

Detours continue along this route as the parade passes southward into Kitchener.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street North south of University Avenue West, at Ezra Avenue, Central Street and south of Bridgeport Road West and
  • on King Street South at Willis Way West, William and Allen Streets West.

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

  • on Albert Street at Seagram Drive, Central Street and Bridgeport Road West and
  • on Caroline Street South at Father David Bauer Drive.

Northbound buses start their detours in Kitchener. In Waterloo, they proceed:

northward along Park Street;
eastward along William Street West;
northward along Caroline Street South;
eastward along Erb Street West;
northward along Albert Street; and then
eastward along University Avenue West to King Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along King North.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street South at Allen and William Streets East, Willis Way East, north of Erb Street East and Bridgeport Road East, at Elgin and James Street and University Avenue East.

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

  • on Caroline Street South across from Father David Bauer Drive and
  • on Albert Street at Bridgeport Road West, Central Street and across from Seagram Drive.

7D branch

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street North and Albert Street, then detour:

southward along Albert Street;
westward along Bridgeport Road West;
southward along Caroline Streets North and South;
westward along William Street West; and then
southward along Park Street.

Detours continue along this route as the parade passes southward into Kitchener.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on University Avenue West across from Hemlock and Hazel Streets and at King Street North,
  • on King Street North south of University Avenue West, at Ezra Avenue, Central Street and south of Bridgeport Road West and
  • on King Street South at Willis Way West, William and Allen Streets West.

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

  • on Albert Street at Seagram Drive, Central Street and Bridgeport Road West and
  • on Caroline Street South at Father David Bauer Drive.

Northbound buses start their detours in Kitchener. In Waterloo, then proceed:

northward along Park Street;
eastward along William Street West;
northward along Caroline Street South;
eastward along Erb Street West; and then
northward along Albert Street to University Avenue West,
resuming their regular route westward along University West.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street South at Allen and William Streets East, Willis Way East, north of Erb Street East and Bridgeport Road East and at Elgin and James Streets,
  • on University Avenue West west of King Street North and at Hazel and Hemlock Streets.

7E branch

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street North and University Avenue, then detour:

westward along University Avenue East;
southward along Albert Street;
westward along Bridgeport Road West;
southward along Caroline Streets North and South;
westward along William Street West; and then
southward along Park Street.

Detours continue along this route as the parade passes southward into Kitchener.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street North south of University Avenue West, at Ezra Avenue, Central Street and south of Bridgeport Road West and
  • on King Street South at Willis Way West, William and Allen Streets West.

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

  • on Albert Street at Seagram Drive, Central Street and Bridgeport Road West and
  • on Caroline Street South at Father David Bauer Drive.

Northbound buses start their detours in Kitchener. In Waterloo, they proceed:

northward along Park Street;
eastward along William Street West;
northward along Caroline Street South;
eastward along Erb Street West;
northward along Albert Street; and then
eastward along University Avenue West to King Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along King North.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street South at Allen and William Streets East, Willis Way East, north of Erb Street East and Bridgeport Road East, at Elgin and James Street and University Avenue East.

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

  • on Caroline Street South across from Father David Bauer Drive and
  • on Albert Street at Bridgeport Road West, Central Street and across from Seagram Drive.

Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.