Weekend events affect transit services,
August 15, 16, 17, 18



Carrots, cacti, corn dogs, cotton candy and classic cars are centre-stage at some of the many special events that affect transit services this weekend.

The events take place in the Bowmanville area of Clarington, Bradford, Brampton, Burlington, the Courtice area of Clarington, the Dundas area of Hamilton, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Mississauga, Oshawa, St. Catharines, Toronto, the Unionville area of Markham and Waterloo affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton TransitAll routes, 2 Main 24 Van Kirk, 502 Züm Main.

Burlington TransitAll routes.

Durham Region TransitAll routes, 402 King, 411 Grandview, 900 DRT Pulse.

GO TransitAll routes, 01 Lakeshore West, 09 Lakeshore East, 25 Waterloo / Mississauga, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York, 68 Barrie / Newmarket, 90 Lakeshore East, 91 Newcastle / Oshawa express, 92 Oshawa / Yorkdale.

Grand River TransitAll routes, 5 Erb West, 7 Mainline, 200 iXpress.

Guelph TransitAll routes.

Hamilton Street Railway5 Delaware, 52 Dundas.

Lindsay TransitGreen.

Markham Jazz FestivalJazz Festival shuttle.

MiWayAll routes, 7 Airport, 35 Eglinton.

St. Catharines Transit Commission2 Ontario - Lakeshore, 10 Glenridge - Pen Centre, 15 West St. Catharines, 16 Brock - Glenridge, 102 Ontario St., 110 Glenridge - Pen Centre, 115 West St. Catharines, 116 Brock - Glenridge.

Toronto Transit CommissionAll routes, 29 Dufferin, 32 Eglinton West, 193 Exhibition rocket, 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight, 307 Eglinton West overnight, 320 Yonge overnight, 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst.

York Region TransitAll routes, 202 Unionville GO shuttle, 302 Unionville express.

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The Thursday, August 15 event affecting transit services is: the Dundas Cactus Festival Parade.

The Friday, August 16 events affecting transit services are: the Canadian National Exhibition; Carrot Fest; the Dundas Cactus Festival; the Markham Jazz Festival; Moonlight Madness and Busker Fest; Niagara Buskerfest; and Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Classics.

The Saturday, August 17 events affecting transit services are: the Canadian National Exhibition; Brampton Farmers Market; the Downtown Georgetown Farmers Market; the Dundas Cactus Festival; the Hamer Allen Group Creekside Criterium; the Kids of Steel — Courtice Triathlon; the Lindsay Farmers Market; the Markham Jazz Festival; Niagara Buskerfest; the Warriors Day Parade; and the York Eglinton International Village Street Festival.

The Sunday, August 18 events affecting transit services are: the Autofest Soap Box Derby; the Canadian National Exhibition; Dieppe Day; the Dundas Cactus Festival; the Kids of Steel — Courtice Triathlon; the Markham Jazz Festival; Niagara Buskerfest; Open Streets Uptown Waterloo; and the York Eglinton International Village Street Festival.

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Bowmanville


Moonlight Madness and BuskerFest

The Municipality of Clarington is closing

  • King Street East Bowmanville between Scugog and George Streets

Friday evening to accommodate the Downtown Bowmanville Business Improvement Area’s annual event.

GO Transit is detouring buses during the event.

90 Lakeshore East
91 Newcastle / Oshawa express

From 5 p.m. Friday, August 16 until 12:30 a.m. Saturday, August 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Liberty Street, then detour:

southward along Liberty South;
westward along Baseline Road;
northward along Waverly Road South; 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 west of Liberty Street North and George Street and at Temperance Street South and
  • on King Street West at Scugog Street North.

Eastbound buses reverse the 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.

Buses operating along the 90 Lakeshore East route also detour Sunday, August 18 during the Autofest Soap Box Derby in Oshawa.

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Bradford


Carrot Fest

The Town of Bradford — West Gwillimbury is closing

  • Barrie Street between John and Holland Streets and
  • Holland Streets West and East between Holland Court and Nelson Street

Friday evening and all day Saturday to accommodate the annual street festival.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

68 Barrie / Newmarket

From 5 p.m. Friday, August 16 until 12:30 a.m. Sunday, August 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street (County Road 4) and 8 Line, then detour:

eastward along 8 Line East; and then
southward along Dissette Street to Holland Street East / Bridge Street,
resuming their regular route southeastward along Bridge.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street at 8 Line West;
  • on Barrie Street at Fletcher Street and north of Holland Street West; and
  • on Holland Street East at Dissette Street (across from Bradford GO Station).

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Bradford GO Station, then detour:

northward along Dissette Street; and then
westward along 8 Line East to Barrie / Yonge Streets (County Road 4),
resuming their regular route northward along Yonge.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Holland Street East at Colbourne Street and
  • on Barrie Street north of Holland Street East, at Britannia Avenue and 8 Line East.

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Brampton


Brampton Farmers Market

The City of Brampton is closing

  • Main Streets North and South between Nelson and Wellington Streets

from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday until October 12 to accommodate the weekly farmers market.

Brampton Transit is detouring bus service during the market.


2 Main

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street, then detour:

westward along Nelson Street West, passing, but not stopping at, the Downtown Transit Terminal,
southward along George Streets North and South; and then
eastward along Wellington Street West to Main South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street North at Queen Street West and
  • on Main Street South at Wellington Street West.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Streets South and North at Wellington Street, John Street, north of Queen Street and at Theatre Lane.

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

24 Van Kirk

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street East, then detour:

eastward along Nelson East to a temporary stop just east of Main North,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at Wellington Street West,
  • on Wellington Street West at George Street South and
  • on George Street North north of Diplock Lane.

Northbound buses start their trips on Nelson Street East east of Main Street North, then proceed:

eastward along Nelson East;
southward along Union Street; and then
westward along Theatre Lane to Main North,
resuming their regular route northward along Main.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on George Street North north of Diplock Lane.

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

  • on Nelson Street East east of Main Street North.

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

502 Züm Main

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street West, then detour:

westward along Nelson Street West, passing, but not stopping at, the Downtown Transit Terminal,
southward along George Streets North and South; and then
eastward along Wellington Street West to Main South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip this Züm station:

  • Wellington.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip these Züm stations:

  • Wellington and Theatre Lane.

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

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Burlington


Dieppe Day

Burlington Transit offers free rides on all routes to people who served:

  • in World War II or the Korean War as members of the Canadian Forces or Reserve Forces, the Commonwealth Forces or their allies, the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime;
  • in NATO Operations or as a member of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force;
  • in the Vietnam War as members of the United States Forces or allies who were a Canadian Citizen at the time of service.

Free rides are available several times a year, including the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the Raid on Dieppe, which, this year, is Sunday, August 18.

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Clarington

See Bowmanville and Courtice.


Courtice


Kids of SteelCourtice Triathlon

The Municipality of Clarington is closing

  • Nash Road between Trulls and Courtice Roads and
  • Courtice Road between Nash Road and Durham Region Highway 2 / King Street East

Saturday and Sunday mornings to accommodate the various races.

Durham Region Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

402 King

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 9 until 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 17 and from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, August 18, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Trulls and Nash Roads, then detour:

southward along Trulls to Durham Region Highway 2 / King Street East,
resuming their regular route westward along King East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Nash Road east of Trulls Road, beside Courtice North Public School and Courtice Secondary School,
  • on Courtice Road across from Moyse Drive and at King Street East and
  • on King Street East west of Courtice Road and at Trulls Road.

The Autofest Soap Box Derby also affects service on the route Sunday, August 18.

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Dundas


Dundas Cactus Festival

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • King Streets East and West (Dundas) from York Road to Market Street

and other streets in central Dundas on Thursday and Friday evening, all day Saturday daytime and Sunday morning and afternoon to accommodate the annual festival.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses during the event.

5 Delaware

From 6:45 until 10 p.m. Thursday, August 15, buses operate along their regular route to King and Napier Streets, then detour:

southward along Napier Street South;
eastward along Hatt Street;
northward along York Road; and then
eastward along Baldwin Street; and then
northward along West Street to Cootes Drive,
resuming their regular route eastward along Cootes.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Market Street South, across from Church Street, at McMurray Street, Memorial Square and Ogilvie Street,
  • on King Street East at York Street and
  • on Cootes Drive at West Street.

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

  • on Hatt Street at Market Street South, across from Memorial Square and at Ogilvie Street.

From 4 p.m. Friday, August 16 until 6 p.m. Sunday, August 18, buses operate along their regular route to King and Napier Streets, then detour:

southward along Napier Street South;
eastward along Hatt Street; and then
northward along York Street to King Street East / Cootes Drive,
resuming their regular route eastward along Cootes.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Market Street South, across from Church Street, at McMurray Street, Memorial Square and Ogilvie Street and
  • on King Street East at York Street.

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

  • on Hatt Street at Market Street South, across from Memorial Square and at Ogilvie Street.
52 Dundas

From 6:45 until 10 p.m. Thursday, August 15, buses operate along their regular route to Cootes Drive and West Street, then detour:

southward along West;
westward along Baldwin;
southward along York Street; and then
westward along Hatt Street to Wellington Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Wellington South.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Cootes Drive at King Street East,
  • on King Street East at York and Cross Streets,
  • on King Street West at Sydenham, Albert and Church Streets, Market, Napier and Peel Streets North and
  • on Wellington Street South south of King Street East and at Hatt Street.

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

  • on Hatt Street at Ogilvie Street, Memorial Square, Market and Napier Streets South.

From 4 p.m. Friday, August 16 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, buses operate along their regular route to Cootes Drive and York Street, then detour:

southward along York;
westward along Hatt Street to Wellington Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Wellington South.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Cross Street,
  • on King Street West at Sydenham, Albert and Church Streets, Market, Napier and Peel Streets North and
  • on Wellington Street South south of King Street East and at Hatt Street.

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

  • on Hatt Street at Ogilvie Street, Memorial Square, Market and Napier Streets South.

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Georgetown


Georgetown events include: the Downtown Georgetown Farmers Market (August 17); and Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Classics (August 16).


Downtown Georgetown Farmers Market

The Town of Halton Hills is closing

  • Main Street South Georgetown between James and Church Streets

to accommodate the Georgetown Central Business Improvement Area’s weekly market.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the market every Saturday until October 19.

31A / 31E / 31F Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

From 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, August 17, eastbound buses from Guelph operate along their regular route to Main and Guelph Streets (Provincial Highway 7) and then proceed:

southeastward along Guelph to Mill Street,
resuming their regular route southwestward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South opposite Cross Street and at Wesleyan Street and
  • on Mill Street at Guelph Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mill Street south of Guelph Street and
  • on Main Street South opposite Wesleyan Street and at Cross Street.

Buses that usually start or end their trips in Georgetown operate to and from the Georgetown GO Station, instead of Main Street South and Wesleyan Street, and do not travel through downtown Georgetown. The buses leave the GO station at the same time as usual, according to their regular schedule.

GO is also detouring buses along the route Friday, August 16 during Rock ‘n’ Roll Classics.


Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Classics

The Town of Halton Hills is closing

  • Main Street South Georgetown between James and Church Streets

Friday evening to accommodate a classic car display.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the event

33 / 33B Guelph / Georgetown / North York
31 / 31A Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto

After 5 p.m. Friday, August 16, eastbound buses from Guelph operate along their regular route to Main and Guelph Streets (Provincial Highway 7) and then proceed:

southeastward along Guelph to Mill Street,
resuming their regular route southwestward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South opposite Cross Street and at Wesleyan Street and
  • on Mill Street at Guelph Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mill Street south of Guelph Street and
  • on Main Street South opposite Wesleyan Street and at Cross Street.

Buses that usually start or end their trips at Georgetown operate to and from the Georgetown GO Station, instead of Main Street South and Wesleyan Street, and do not travel through downtown Georgetown. The buses leave the GO station at the same time as usual, according to their regular schedule.

GO is also detouring buses along the route Saturday, August 17 during Downtown Georgetown Farmers Market

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Halton Hills

See Georgetown


Hamilton

See Dundas


Kawartha Lakes

See Lindsay.


Lindsay


Lindsay Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 26, the City of Kawartha Lakes is closing

  • Victoria Avenue North between Peel Street and Kent Street West

during the weekly market.

Lindsay Transit is detouring buses to accommodate the event.

Green route

From 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, August 17, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Avenue North and Peel Street, then detour:

eastward along Peel Street;
southward along Cambridge Street North; and then
westward along Kent Street West to Victoria Avenue North,
resuming their regular route westward along Kent West.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

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Mississauga


Hamer Allen Group Creekside Criterium

The City of Mississauga is closing

  • Buckhorn Gate and
  • Tahoe Boulevard east of Buckhorn Gate

to accommodate the cycling road race.

MiWay is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

7 Airport
35 Eglinton

From 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, August 17, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Eglinton Avenue East and Eastgate Parkway, then detour:

eastward along Eglinton East to Tahoe Boulevard,
resuming their regular route eastward along Eglinton.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue East at Eastgate Parkway,
  • on Eastgate Parkway south of Eglinton Avenue East,
  • on Tahoe Boulevard east of Eastgate Parkway,
  • on Buckhorn Gate north of Tahoe Boulevard and
  • on Tahoe Boulevard south of Eglinton Avenue East.

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

  • on Eglinton Avenue East at Tahoe Boulevard.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Tahoe Boulevard south of Eglinton Avenue West and at Buckhorn Gate,
  • on Buckhorn Gate west of Tahoe Boulevard and
  • on Tahoe Boulevard east of Eastgate Parkway.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue East across from Tahoe Boulevard and Eastgate Parkway.

(The buses skip their current detour routing due to Mississauga Transitway construction on Eglinton and operate along their pre-construction route.)

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


Oshawa


Autofest Soap Box Derby

The City of Oshawa is closing

  • Bond Street West between Centre Street and Arena Drive

Saturday to accommodate the annual derby. (The derby previews next weekend’s Autofest at Lakeview Park on the Oshawa waterfront).

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

Durham Region Transit
900 DRT Pulse

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, August 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond and Simcoe Streets, then detour:

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

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North and Arena Street.

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

  • on Simcoe Street North south of Adelaide Avenue East and
  • on Adelaide Avenue West west of Golf Street.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route.

411 Grandview

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, August 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street West and Centre Street North, then detour:

southward along Centre Streets North and South; and then
westward along John Street West to Park Road South,
resuming their regular route westward along Elmgrove Avenue.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North and Arena Street.

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

  • on Centre Street South south of King Street West, across from Metcalfe Street and
  • on John Street West at Nassau Street.
402 King

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, August 17, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond and Simcoe Streets, then detour:

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

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North and Arena Street.

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

  • on Simcoe Street North south of Adelaide Avenue East and
  • on Adelaide Avenue West west of Golf Street.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route.

The Kids of Steel — Courtice Triathlon also affects service along route Sunday, August 18.

GO Transit
90 Lakeshore East
92 Oshawa / Yorkdale

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, August 18, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bond Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Streets North and South;
westward along John Street West; and then
northward along Park Roads South and North to Bond,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route.

Buses operating along the 90 Lakeshore East route also detour Friday, August 16 during Moonlight Madness and Busker Fest in Bowmanville.

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St. Catharines


Niagara Buskerfest

The City of St. Catharines is closing

  • James Street between Church and St. Paul Streets and
  • King Street between Garden Park and Queen Street

Friday afternoon and evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon to accommodate the event.

St. Catharines Transit Commission is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

10 Brock - Glenridge

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed the detour routing information. This post describes how the SCTC detoured buses during previous events that closed this section of King Street.)

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 3 until 6 p.m. Friday, August 16, outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Transit Terminal, then proceed:

southward along Carlisle Street; and then
westward along St. Paul Street to Ontario Street / Westchester Crescent;
resuming their regular route southward along Westchester.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street at Market Square and west of William Street and
  • on Ontario Street south of Trafalgar Street.
110 Brock - Glenridge

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed the detour routing information. This post describes how the SCTC detoured buses during previous events that closed this section of King Street.)

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

All day Saturday, **August 17 and before 7 p.m. Sunday, August 18, outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Transit Terminal, then proceed:

southward along Carlisle Street; and then
westward along St. Paul Street to Ontario Street / Westchester Crescent;
resuming their regular route southward along Westchester.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street at Market Square and west of William Street and
  • on Ontario Street south of Trafalgar Street.
16 Glenridge - Pen

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed the detour routing information. This post describes how the SCTC detoured buses during previous events that closed this section of King Street.)

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 3 until 6 p.m. Friday, August 16, outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Transit Terminal, then proceed:

southward along Carlisle Street; and then
westward along St. Paul Street to Ontario Street / Westchester Crescent;
resuming their regular route southward along Westchester.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street at Market Square and west of William Street and
  • on Ontario Street south of Trafalgar Street.
Glenridge - Pen

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed the detour routing information. This post describes how the SCTC detoured buses during previous events that closed this section of King Street.)

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

After 6 p.m. Friday, August 16, all day Saturday, **August 17 and before 7 p.m. Sunday, August 18, outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Transit Terminal, then proceed:

southward along Carlisle Street; and then
westward along St. Paul Street to Ontario Street / Westchester Crescent;
resuming their regular route southward along Westchester.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street at Market Square and west of William Street and
  • on Ontario Street south of Trafalgar Street.
102 Ontario St

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed the detour routing information. This post describes how the SCTC detoured buses during previous events that closed this section of King Street.)

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

After 6 p.m. Friday, August 16, all day Saturday, **August 17 and before 7 p.m. Sunday, August 18, outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Transit Terminal, then proceed:

southward along Carlisle Street;
westward along St. Paul Street; and then
northward along Ontario Street to King Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Ontario.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street at Market Square and west of William Street.
2 Ontario - Lakeshore

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed the detour routing information. This post describes how the SCTC detoured buses during previous events that closed this section of King Street.)

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 3 until 6 p.m. Friday, August 16, outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Transit Terminal, then proceed:

southward along Carlisle Street;
westward along St. Paul Street; and then
northward along Ontario Street to King Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Ontario.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street at Market Square and west of William Street.
15 West St. Catharines

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed the detour routing information. This post describes how the SCTC detoured buses during previous events that closed this section of King Street.)

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

Before 6 p.m. Friday, August 16, outbound buses start their trips at the Downtown Transit Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

southward along Carlisle Street;
westward along St. Paul Street to Ontario Street / Westchester Crescent; and then
resuming their regular route westward along St. Paul.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street at Market Square and west of William Street and
  • on Ontario Street south of Trafalgar Street.
115 West St. Catharines

(The St. Catharines Transit Commission has not confirmed the detour routing information. This post describes how the SCTC detoured buses during previous events that closed this section of King Street.)

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

After 6 p.m. Friday, August 16, all day Saturday, **August 17 and before 7 p.m. Sunday, August 18, outbound buses start their trips in the Downtown Transit Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

southward along Carlisle Street;
westward along St. Paul Street; and then
northward along Ontario Street to King Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Ontario.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street at Market Square and west of William Street and
  • on Ontario Street south of Trafalgar Street.

Toronto


Toronto events affecting transit services include: the Canadian National Exhibition (August 16 until September 2); the annual Warriors Day Parade (at the CNE) (August 17); and the York - Eglinton International Village Festival (August 17, 18).


Canadian National Exhibition

Time for corn dogs and cotton candy, ice-cream waffle sandwiches, mini-doughnuts and other treats as the “Ex” starts its 132nd year Friday, August 16 and continues until Labour Day, Monday, September 2.

GO Transit and the TTC are increasing service to handle the crowds heading to the “Ex”.

GO Transit

09 Lakeshore East
01 Lakeshore West

From Friday, August 16 until Labour Day, Monday, September 2, more trains stop at Exhibition GO Station Mondays to Fridays.

Toronto Transit Commission
511 Bathurst

From Friday, August 16 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, more frequent service and faster boarding at Exhibition (East) Loop.

29 Dufferin

From Friday, August 16 until Labour Day, Monday, September 2, more frequent service and faster boarding at Dufferin Gate Loop.

193 Exhibition rocket

From Friday, August 16 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, express service between Dundas West Station and Dufferin Gate Loop. Faster boarding at Dufferin Gate Loop.

509 Harbourfront

From Friday, August 16 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, more frequent service and faster boarding at Exhibition (East) Loop.


Warriors Day Parade

Warriors Day, Saturday, August 17, at the Canadian National Exhibition, past and present members of Canada’s Armed Forces march through the Princes’ Gates and along Princes’ Boulevard in Exhibition Place.

Veterans of Canada’s wars and peacekeeping missions gain free admission to the “Ex”.

Many local transit agencies — including Brampton Transit, Durham Region Transit, GO Transit, Grand River Transit, Guelph Transit, MiWay, the TTCand York Region Transit — offer free rides to vets and their companions.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 17 post for details.


York - Eglinton International Village Street Festival

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Eglinton Avenue West between Dufferin Street and Oakwood Avenue

all day Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the York - Eglinton Business Improvement Area street festival.

The TTC is detouring buses during the event.

32 Eglinton West
307 Eglinton West overnight

(The TTC has not confirmed the detour routing information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2012 during this event.)

From 3 a.m. Saturday, August 17 until 3 a.m. Monday, August 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Eglinton Avenue West and Dufferin Street, then detour:

northward along Dufferin;
eastward along Castlefield and Roselawn Avenues; and then
southward along Marlee Avenue to Eglinton West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Eglinton.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue West at Dufferin Street, Northcliffe Boulevard, Glenholme and Oakwood Avenues and across from Marlee Avenue.

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

  • on Dufferin Street north of Eglinton Avenue West and Whitmore Avenue and at Castlefield Avenue and
  • on Marlee Avenue at Whitmore and Livingstone Avenues.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops across from Oakwood and Glenholme Avenues and at Locksley Avenue and Dufferin Street.

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

  • on Marlee Avenue across from Whitmore Avenue and at Roselawn Avenue and
  • on Dufferin Street at Bowie Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West.

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Unionville


Markham Jazz Festival

The City of Markham is closing:

  • Main Street Unionville between Carlton Road and Station Lane

Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday

to accommodate the event.

Event organizers are providing free shuttle bus service from Unionville GO Station to the venue.

The event also affects York Region Transit service.

Markham Jazz Festival shuttle bus

Free shuttle buses operate between Unionville GO Station and the festival site Friday, August 16 from 7:30 until 11:15 p.m., Saturday, August 17 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday, August 18 from noon until 7 p.m.

More free shuttle buses operate between the west parking lot of Markville Mall and the festival site Friday, August 16 from 6:30 until 11:15 pm., Saturday, August 17 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday, August 18 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

York Region Transit
202 Unionville GO shuttle

After 6 p.m. Friday, August 16, buses operate along their regular route to Main Street Unionville and Highway 7, then detour:

eastward along Highway 7;
northward along Kennedy Road; and then
westward along Carlton Road to Main Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Carlton.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street Unionville across from Station Lane, Fred Varley Drive and at Carlton Road.
302 Unionville express

After 6 p.m. Friday, August 16, buses operate along their regular route to Carlton Road and Fred Varley Drive, then detour:

southward along Fred Varley to Krieghoff Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Krieghoff.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Carlton Road at McKay Crescent [west], across from Pennock Crescent, south of McKay Crescent [east] and at Pomander Road and Main Street Unionville,
  • on Main Street Unionville at Fred Varley Drive and
  • on Fred Varley Drive at Fonthill Boulevard, across from Aldona Road and at Sciberras Road and Krieghoff Avenue.

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Waterloo


Open Streets Uptown Waterloo

The City of Waterloo is closing

  • King Streets North and South between Bridgeport Road and William Street

to accommodate the street festival.

The event affects GO Transit and Grand River Transit service.

GO Transit
25 Waterloo / Mississauga

(GO Transit has not confirmed the detour routing. This post describes how GO detoured buses during previous events that closed King Street North and South in Uptown Waterloo.)

From noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, August 18, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to University Avenue West and King Street North, then detour:

eastward along University Avenue East;
southward along Weber Streets North and South [Waterloo];
eastward along Weber Street West [Kitchener]; and then
southward along Victoria Street North to King Street West,
resuming their regular route southward along Victoria South.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Buses serve all regular stops.

Grand River Transit
5 Erb West

From noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 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 stop #1960, 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 and
  • on King Street South north of Willis Way (Uptown Waterloo).

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 south of Erb Street West and at Waterloo Town Square and William Street West.
200 iXpress

From noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, August 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street North and Bridgeport Road, then detour:

westward along Bridgeport Road West;
southward along Caroline Streets North and South; and then
eastward along William Street West to King South,
resuming their regular route southward along King.

Southbound buses skip this iXpress station:

  • Uptown Waterloo.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary iXpress station:

  • on Caroline Street North at Father David Bauer Drive.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street South and William Street, then detour:

eastward along William Street East,
northward along Regina Streets South and North; and then
westward along Bridgeport Road East to King North,
resuming their regular route northward along King.

Northbound buses skip this iXpress station:

Uptown Waterloo.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary iXpress station:

  • on Regina Street South at Willis Way.
7 Mainline

From noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, August 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street North and Bridgeport Road, then detour:

westward along Bridgeport Road West;
southward along Caroline Streets North and South; and then
eastward along William Street West to King South,
resuming their regular route southward along King.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street North south of Bridgeport Road West,
  • on King Street South south of Erb Street West, at Waterloo Town Square and at William Street West.

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

  • on King Street North north of Bridgeport Road West,
  • on Caroline Street North at Father David Bauer Drive and
  • on William Street West east of Caroline Street South.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street South and William Street, then detour:

eastward along William Street East,
northward along Regina Streets South and North; and then
westward along Bridgeport Road East to King North,
resuming their regular route northward along King.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street South north of Willis Way,
  • on King Street North north of Erb Street East.

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

  • on Regina Street South at Willis Way and
  • on Regina Street North at Dupont Street East.

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Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.