Weekend events affect transit services,
August 22, 23, 24, 25



Special events Brampton, Burlington the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Guelph, the central area of Hamilton, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Oshawa, Toronto, Waterloo and the Winona area of Hamilton affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main, 24 Van Kirk, 502 Z¨m Main.

Burlington Transit2 Brant, 5 Francis.

Durham Region Transit401 Simcoe, 402 King, 405 Central Park, 406 Dean, 407 Ritson, 411 Grandview, 900 DRT Pulse.

Findlay Fan Express — Coach Canada express buses between Alumni Stadium in Guelph and sites in Burlington and Hamilton for Hamilton Tiger-Cats fans.

GO Transit25 Waterloo / Mississauga, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 52 Oshawa / York U, 70 Uxbridge / Stouffville, 71 Stouffville / Toronto, 90 Newcastle / Oshawa, 92 Oshawa / Yorkdale.

Grand River Transit5 Erb West, 7 Mainline, 35 Eastbridge, 65 Fishers Mill, 200 iXpress.

Guelph TransitAll routes.

Hamilton Street RailwayWinona Peach Festival shuttle.

Lindsay TransitGreen.

Toronto Transit Commission5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 29 Dufferin, 94 Wellesley, 97B Yonge, 193 Exhibition rocket, 320 Yonge overnight, 501 Queen, 502 Downtowner, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton, 509 Harbourfront, 510 Spadina, 511 Bathurst, 521 Exhibition.

York Region Transit9 Ninth Line.


The Thursday, August 22 events affecting transit services are: Bikes on Bond; the Canadian National Exhibition; the Downtown Stouffville Farmers Market; Moonlight Madness; Scotiabank Buskerfest; and the Waterloo Busker Carnival.

The Friday, August 23 events affecting transit services are: Autofest; the Canadian National Exhibition; Scotiabank Buskerfest; the Waterloo Busker Carnival; and the Winona Peach Festival.

The Saturday, August 24 events affecting transit services are: A Day and a Night; Autofest; the Brampton Farmers Market; a Canadian Football League game, affecting transit service in Burlington, Guelph and Hamilton; the Canadian National Exhibition; the Chinatown Festival; the Downtown Georgetown Farmers Market; the Lindsay Farmers Market; Marques d’Elegance Streetfest and Rally; Scotiabank Buskerfest; the Waterloo Busker Carnival; and the Winona Peach Festival.

The Sunday, August 25 events affecting transit services are: Autofest; the BIO K + Bum Run; the Canadian National Exhibition; the Chinatown Festival; Scotiabank Buskerfest; the Waterloo Busker Carnival; and the Winona Peach Festival.


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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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


Burlington events affecting transit services include: a Canadian Football League game (August 24); and Marques d’Elegance Streetfest and Rally (August 24).


Canadian Football League game
Findlay Fan Express

Aldershot GO Station west bus loop

The Findlay Fan Express bus leaves at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, August 24 and operates express to the University of Guelph campus near Alumni Stadium, arriving at noon for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The bus waits on Dundas Lane at the University of Guelph, behind the east stands of Alumni Stadium for the return trip to Burlington.

Ontario Ministry of Transportation Carpool Lot, Plains Road

The Findlay Fan Express bus leaves at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, August 24 and operates express to the University of Guelph campus near Alumni Stadium, arriving at noon for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.


Marques d’Elegance Streetfest and Rally

The City of Burlington is closing

  • Brant Street between Caroline Street and Lakeshore Road

Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the exotic car show.

Burlington Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

2 Brant

From 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, August 24, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Brant and Caroline Streets, then detour:

eastward along Caroline; and then
southward along John Street to James Street,
resuming their regular route southward along James.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Brant Street south of Ontario Street.

Outbound buses skip reverse the inbound detour routing.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street at Brant Street and
  • on Brant Street at Caroline Street.
5 Francis

From 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, August 24, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Ontario and Locust Streets, then detour:

southward along Locust;
eastward along Lakeshore Road; and then
northward along John Street to Downtown Burlington Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Ontario Street at Brant Street and
  • on Brant Street south of Ontario Street.

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

  • on Lakeshore Road across from Locust Street.

Outbound buses reverse the inbound detour routing.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on James Street at Brant Street and
  • on Ontario Street west of Brant Street.

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

  • on Lakeshore Road at Brant Street.

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Cambridge

See Hespeler.


Georgetown


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 24, 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.

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Guelph


Canadian Football League game
All routes

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus free of fare any time after 11 a.m. Saturday, August 24 — if you hold a valid ticket to today’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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Halton Hills

See Georgetown


Hamilton

Also see Winona


Canadian Football League game
Findlay Fan Express

Buffalo Wild Wings, Centennial Parkway North

The Findlay Fan Express bus leaves at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, August 24 and operates express to the University of Guelph campus near Alumni Stadium, arriving at noon for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The bus waits on Dundas Lane at the University of Guelph, behind the east stands of Alumni Stadium for the return trip to Hamilton.

Limeridge Mall (south parking lot)

The Findlay Fan Express bus leaves at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, August 24 and operates express to the University of Guelph campus near Alumni Stadium, arriving at noon for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The bus waits on Dundas Lane at the University of Guelph, behind the east stands of Alumni Stadium for the return trip to Hamilton.

Ontario Ministry of Transportation Carpool Lot, Plains Road

The Findlay Fan Express bus leaves at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, August 24 and operates express to the University of Guelph campus near Alumni Stadium, arriving at noon for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The bus waits on Dundas Lane at the University of Guelph, behind the east stands of Alumni Stadium for the return trip to Hamilton / Burlington.

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Hespeler


A Day and a Night

The City of Cambridge is closing

  • **Queen Street East between Guelph Avenue / Adam Street and Tannery Street East

to accommodate the Hespeler Village Business Improvement Area’s annual music and art street festival.

Grand River Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

65 Fishers Mill

All day Saturday, August 24, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Avenue and Queen Street, then proceed:

southeastward along Adam Street;
southwestward along Franklin Boulevard;
westward along Edward Street; and then
southward along Winston Boulevard to Queen Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Queen West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street West west of Guelph Avenue and across from Harvey Street and Winston Boulevard.

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

  • on Adam Street at Tannery Street West,
  • on Franklin Boulevard at Shamrock Street and
  • on Winston Boulevard at Queen Street West.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

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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 24, 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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Oshawa


Oshawa events affecting transit services are: Bikes on Bond (August 22); and Autofest (August 23, 24, 25).


Bikes on Bond

The City of Oshawa is closing

  • Ontario Street between William and Bond Streets East and
  • Richmond Street East between Ontario Street and Simcoe Street North

Thursday evening to accommodate the event.

DRT is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

900 DRT Pulse

From 2 until 10 p.m. Thursday, August 22, westbound buses start their trips on Carriage Works Drive at Bond Street East, then proceed:

westward along Bond East to Ontario,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond East.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Mary Street North and William Street East, then detour:

eastward along William East; and then
southward along Carriage Works Drive to Bond Street East,
ending their trips.

Buses serve all regular stops.

Buses operating along the 900 DRT Pulse route also detour Friday, August 23 during the Autofest kickoff.

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Autofest

The City of Oshawa is closing

  • King Streets East and West between Victoria and Centre Streets and
  • Simcoe Street North and South between Bond and Athol Streets

to accommodate the annual festival kick-off party Friday evening.

The City is also closing

  • Lakeview Park Avenue

Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon.

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

Durham Region Transit
405 Central Park

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

Friday, August 23 afternoon, northbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Street South;
eastward along Athol Streets West and East; and then
northward along Mary Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South.

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

  • on Mary Street South at King Street East.
406 Dean

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 23, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and John Street, then detour:

eastward along John Street East;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Street East; and then
northward along Mary Street South to just south of King Street East,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street South at Bruce Street and King Street East.

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

  • on John Street East east of Simcoe Street South and
  • on Mary Street South at King Street East.
900 DRT Pulse

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 23, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Nassau Street, ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West east of Midtown Drive, at Centre Street South and east of Centre Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South.

Westbound buses start their trips on King Street West at Nassau Street, then proceed:

eastward along King East; and then
northward along MacMillan Drive to Bond Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bond West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bond Street East at Simcoe Street North and
  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.

Buses operating along the 900 DRT Pulse route also detour Thursday, August 22 during Bikes on Bond.

411 Grandview

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 23, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Street South;and then
eastward along Athol Streets West and East to Mary Street South,
resuming their regular route eastward along Athol East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South.
402 King

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 23, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Centre Street, then detour:

southward along Centre Street South;
eastward along Athol Streets West and East; and then
northward along Mary Street South to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South.

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

  • on Mary Street South at King Street East.
407 Ritson

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 23, northbound buses start their trips on Mary Street South south of King Street East, then proceed:

northward along Mary Streets South and North; and then
westward along William Street East to Simcoe Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Simcoe North.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Simcoe Street North north of Bond Street East.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Mary Street South at King Street East.
401 Simcoe

From 7:30 a.m. Friday, August 23 until 6 p.m., Sunday, August 25, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street South and Valley Drive, ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeview Park Avenue at Lakeview Park, across from Kluane Avenue and at Ritson Road South.

From 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, August 23, northbound buses start their trips at Simcoe Street South and Valley Drive, then proceed:

northwestward along Valley to Ritson Road South,
resuming their regular route northwestward along Valley.

Northbound buses serve all regular stops.

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 23, northbound buses start their trips at Simcoe Street South and Valley Drive, then proceed:

northwestward along Valley;
westward along Phillip Murray Avenue;
northward along Cedar Street;
eastward along Wentworth Street West;
northward along Simcoe South;
eastward along John Street East;
northward along Albert Street;
eastward along Athol Street East;
northward along Mary Streets South and North; and then
westward along William Street East to Simcoe Street North,
resuming their regular route northward along Simcoe.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Simcoe Street South at Bruce Street and King Street East and
  • on Simcoe Street North north of Bond Street East.

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

  • on John Street East east of Simcoe Street South and
  • on Mary Street South at King Street East.

From 11 p.m. Friday, August 23 until 6 p.m. Sunday, August 25, northbound buses start their trips at Simcoe Street South and Valley Drive, then detour:

northwestward along Valley to Ritson Road South,
resuming their regular route northwestward along Valley.

Northbound buses serve all regular stops.

GO Transit
90 / 90A Lakeshore East

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 23, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Park Road, then detour:

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Centre Street South and east of Centre Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Simcoe Street South.
92 Oshawa / Yorkdale

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 23, westbound buses start their trips on Bond Street West at Centre Street North, then proceed along their regular route.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Downtown Oshawa Terminal.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.

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

northward along Park Road North;
eastward along Adelaide Avenues West and East;
southward along Mary Street North; and then
westward along Bond Streets East and West to Centre Street North,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West across from Warren Street, at Centre Street South and west of Centre Street South and
  • in Downtown Oshawa Terminal.

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

  • on Bond Street East west of Mary Street North and at Simcoe Street North and
  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.
52 Oshawa / York U

From 2 until 11 p.m. Friday, August 23, westbound buses start their trips on Bond Street West at Centre Street North, then proceed:

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 Downtown Oshawa Terminal.

Instead westbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe Street and Adelaide Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Adelaide Avenue East;
southward along Mary Streets North; and then
westward along Bond Streets East and West to Centre Street,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Downtown Oshawa Terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North.

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Stouffville


Stouffville events affecting transit services are: the Downtown Stouffville Farmers Market (August 22); and Moonlight Madness (August 22).


Moonlight Madness

The Town of Whitchurch Stouffville is closing

  • Main Street Stouffville between Park Drive and Market Street

Thursday evening to accommodate the annual event.

71 / 71A / / 71C / 71D / 71F Stouffville / Toronto
70B Uxbridge / Stouffville

From 4 until 10 p.m., Thursday, August 22, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street and Park Drive, then detour:

southward along Park;
westward along Burkholder Street; and then
northward along Market Street to Main,
resuming their regular route westward along Main.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Buses serve all regular stops.

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Downtown Stouffville Farmers Market

The Town of Whitchurch Stouffville is closing

  • Park Drive south of Main Street Stouffville

from 2 until 6 p.m. Thursday to accommodate the market.

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

9 Ninth Line

From 2 until 6 p.m. Thursday, August 22, buses operate along Main Street and do not divert to Lebovic Leisure Centre.

The buses skip their regular stops

  • on Burkholder Street at Franklin Street and
  • on Park Drive at Main Street.

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Toronto


Toronto events affecting transit services are: the BIO K + Bum Run (August 26); Canadian National Exhibition (August 16 until September 2); the Chinatown Festival (August 24 and 25); and [Scotiabank Buskerfest] (August 23, 24, 25, 26).


BIO K + Bum Run

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Queen’s Park Crescent West, all lanes, between Queens Park / Queen’s Park Crescent East and College Street,
  • Queens Park Crescent East, all lanes, between St. Joseph Street and Queen’s Park / Queen’s Park Crescent West,
  • College Street, westbound curb lane, between Queen’s Park and St. George Street,
  • Bay Street, southbound curb lane, between Bloor Street West and St. Joseph Street

and other streets near Queen’s Park and the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus Sunday morning to accommodate the first annual road race to support Colon Cancer Canada.

The event affects Toronto Transit Commission service.

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5 Avenue Rd

From 7 until 10:30 a.m., southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue Road and Bloor Street West, then detour:

westward along Bloor West;
northward along Bedford Road;
westward along Prince Arthur Avenue; and then
southward into St. George Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen’s Park beside Museum Station,
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Hoskin Avenue and beside Hart House and the University of Toronto Library,
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • in St. George Station terminal.

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

southward along Bedford Road; and then
eastward along Bloor Street West to Queen’s Park / 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 East and north of St. Joseph Street and
  • on Queen’s Park beside Museum Station.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • in St. George Station terminal.
6 Bay

From 7 until 10:30 a.m. Sunday, August 25, southbound passengers should expect delays on Bay Street between Bloor Street West and St. Joseph Street.

94 Wellesley

From 7 until 10:30 a.m. Sunday, August 25, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Harbord and St. George Streets, then detour:

southward along St. George;
eastward along College Street; and then
northward along Bay Street to Wellesley Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Wellesley West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Hoskin Avenue beside Wycliffe College and
  • on Wellesley Street West beside the Ontario Legislature, east of Queen’s Park Crescent East and at Bay Street.

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

  • on College Street at McCaul Street, University Avenue and Bay Street and
  • on Bay Street at Grosvenor Street and Wellesley Street West.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

on Wellesley Street West at Bay Street and Queen’s Park Crescent East, - on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Hoskin Avenue and - on Hoskin Avenue beside Trinity College and at St. George Street.

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

  • on Bay Street south of Wellesley Street West and at Grosvenor and College Streets and
  • on College Street at Elizabeth Street and University Avenue, across from McCaul Street and at St. George Street.

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.

The TTC is increasing service to handle the crowds heading to the “Ex”.

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.

521 Exhibition

From Tuesday, August 20 until Labour Day, Monday, **September 2, extra streetcars operate between Church Street at King Street East and Exhibition (East) Loop. Faster boarding at Exhibition (East) Loop.

193 Exhibition rocket

From Friday, August 16 until Labour Day, Monday, September 2, 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 2, more frequent service and faster boarding at Exhibition (East) Loop.

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Chinatown Festival

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Spadina Avenue, southbound lanes between College and Sullivan Streets

Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening, to accommodate the Toronto Chinatown Business Improvement Association’s annual event.

(The intersection with Dundas Street West remains open to east-west through traffic).

The event affects TTC service.

506 Carlton

From noon until 11 p.m. Saturday, August 24 and from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, August 25, expect delays at Spadina Avenue.

505 Dundas

From noon until 11 p.m. Saturday, August 24 and from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, August 25, expect delays at Spadina Avenue.

The Scotiabank Buskerfest also affects service along this route from Thursday, August 22 until Sunday, August 25.

510 Spadina

(The TTC has not confirmed this detour routing information. This post describes how it detoured buses in 2012 during the event. — Usually, the event does not affect service, since the TTC usually operates streetcars along this route. However, last year it slightly detoured the buses that are replacing the cars during ongoing construction.)

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

From noon until 11 p.m. Saturday, August 24 and from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, August 25, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Spadina Avenue and Sullivan Street, then detour onto the streetcar right of way to College Street, resuming their regular route along the street.

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Scotiabank Buskerfest

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Yonge Street between Gerrard and Queen Streets Thursday evening and all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday and
  • Yonge Street between College and Gerrard Streets all day Saturday and Sunday

to accommodate the event.

The TTC is likely detouring buses during the event, but has not announced detour information.

502 Downtowner

Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23, expect delays at Yonge Street.

505 Dundas

From Thursday, August 22 until Sunday, August 25, expect delays at Yonge Street.

The Chinatown Festival also affects service along this route Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25.

501 Queen

From Thursday, August 22 until Sunday, August 25, expect delays at Yonge Street.

97B Yonge

After 6:15 p.m. Thursday, August 22 and all day Friday, August 23, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge and Gerrard Streets, then detour:

westward along Gerrard Street East; and then
southward along Bay Street to Front Street West,
resuming their regular route southward along Bay.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

on Yonge Street at Elm Street, Dundas Street West, across from #247 Yonge and Shuter Street and at Queen, Richmond, King, Wellington and Front Streets West.

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

  • on Bay Street at Elm Street, Dundas Street West and Hagerman Street, beside Nathan Phillips Square and at Queen Street West, south of Richmond Street West, at Adelaide Street West and south of King and Wellington Streets West.
  • on Queen Street West at Yonge Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge and Richmond Streets, then detour:

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

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street at Queen Street East, Shuter Street and Dundas Street East, across from Elm Street and at Gerrard Street East.

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

  • on Bay Street at Queen Street West and Albert Street, across from Hagerman Street and at Dundas Street West, Elm Street and Gerrard Street West.
320 Yonge overnight

From Friday, August 23 until Sunday, August 25, **southbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge and Gerrard Streets, then detour:

westward along Gerrard Street East;
southward along Bay Street; and then
eastward along Queen Street West to Yonge,
resuming their regular route southward along Yonge.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

on Yonge Street at Elm Street, Dundas Street West, across from #247 Yonge and Shuter Street and at Queen Street West.

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

  • on Bay Street at Elm Street, Dundas Street West, Hagerman Street and Nathan Phillips Square and
  • on Queen Street West at Yonge Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street at Queen Street East, Shuter Street and Dundas Street East, across from Elm Street and at Gerrard Street East.

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

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

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Waterloo


Waterloo Busker Carnival

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

  • King Street South (Regional Road 15) between Erb and William Streets

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the annual event.

The event affects GO Transit and Grand River Transit services.

GO Transit
25 / 25A Waterloo / Mississauga

From 9 a.m. Thursday, August 22 until 6 p.m. Sunday, August 25, southbound 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) and Weber West (Kitchener); and then
southward along to Victoria Street North to King Street West,
resuming their regular route southward along Victoria Street South.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Buses serve all regular stops.

Grand River Transit
35 Eastbridge

From Thursday, August 22 until Saturday, August 24, eastbound buses start their trips on Caroline Street South at Father David Bauer Drive, then proceed:

southward along Caroline South;
eastward along William Streets West and East; and then
northward along Regina Street South to Erb Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Erb East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street South north of Willis Way and
  • on Erb Street East east of King Street South.

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

  • on Caroline Street South at Father David Bauer Drive and
  • on William Street West east of Caroline Street South.

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

southward along Regina Streets North and South;
westward along William Streets East and West; and then
northward along Caroline Street South to just south of Erb Street 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.
5 Erb West

From Thursday, August 22 until Saturday, August 24, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Caroline Street South and Father David Bauer Drive,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on William Street West east of Caroline Street South and
  • on King Street South north of Willis Way.

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 stop

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

Sunday, August 25, 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 Thursday, August 22 until Sunday, August 25, 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 Thursday, August 22 until Sunday, August 25, 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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Winona


Winona Peach Festival

Tthe Hamilton Street Railway is again operating shuttle buses to take you to the annual festival and back again.

Winona Peach Festival shuttle

Free shuttle buses operate between Eastgate Terminal and Winona Park Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon.

Westbound buses start their trips on Parkmanor Drive at the south end of Winona Park, then proceed:

westward along Parkmanor;
southward along Milliken Drive; and then
westward along Queenston Road (City Highway 8) to Eastgate Terminal,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses start their trips at Eastgate Terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Queenston Road (City Highway 8);
northward along Maple Gate Drive; and then
westward along Parkmanor Drive to the south side of Winona Park,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses leave Winona every 12 minutes from 5:24 until 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 23, from 10:24 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 24 and from 10:24 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, August 25.

Eastbound buses leave Eastgate every 12 minutes from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday.

You can see a map and schedule of the shuttle route here. (.pdf)

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Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.