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Weekend events affect transit services,
March 3 and 5



A sure sign that spring is just around the corner (at least, if you regularly read this website) is the return of Transit Toronto’s “Weekend events affect transit services” posts.

Road races, street festivals, farmers’ markets, parades and other events block roadways throughout the Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe areas many weekends from now until the end of April and every weekend after that until mid-December. The events regularly result in detours for transit services and Transit Toronto plans to alert readers about how the various activities affect your ride through the area, whenever they occur.

This weekend, events in Burlington and Guelph affect local service. (But you’ll have to wait until next Saturday, March 11 for the first Toronto street event of the year to affect TTC service. Keep reading the “Weekend events…” posts to learn more!)


The event affects service along these routes:

Burlington Transit3 Guelph - Downtown, 10 New - Maple, 20 Burloak - Lakeshore.

Guelph TransitAll routes.

Hamilton Street Railway11 Parkdale.


The Friday, March 3 event affecting transit services is: an Ontario Hockey League game.

The Sunday, March 5 event affecting transit services is: the Chilly Half-Marathon Walk and Run and Frosty 5K Run.


Burlington


Chilly Half-Marathon Walk and Run and Frosty 5K Run

The City of Burlington is closing

  • Brant Street between Maria and Pine Streets from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m.,
  • Brant Street, between Elgin Street and Lakeshore Road from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.,
  • James Street, between Brant and John Streets from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m.,
  • Lakeshore Road, between Eastport Drive and Brant Street from 9:45 until 10:30 a.m. and
  • Lakeshore Road, between Brant Street and just west of Burloak Drive from 9:45 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Sunday morning to accommodate the annual road race, supporting Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation.

Burlington Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway are detouring buses to accommodate the event.

Burlington Transit
20 Burloak - Lakeshore

From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5, buses operate along their regular route to Appleby Line and Spruce Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Spruce;
southward along Hampton Heath Road;
eastward along Stratton Road;
northward along Boxley Road; and then
eastward along Winston Road to Burloak Drive,
resuming their regular route northward along Burloak.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road east of Appleby Line, at Colonial Court, across from Kenwood Avenue, at #5340 Lakeshore, across from Hampton Heath Road, at #5475 Lakeshore and west of Burloak Drive and
  • on Burloak Drive north of Lakeshore Road and at Stevenson Road.

Burlington Route 20 detour March 6 - 16.jpg

Burlington Transit supplied this map in 2016 to illustrate its detour routing during this event. However, it seems to also apply to the detour this year. Since it no longer operates buses along the “A” and “B” branches, only the 20B routing applies in 2017.*

3 Guelph - Downtown

From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Line and New Street, then detour:

westward along New;
southward along Martha Street;
westward along James Street;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
westward along Pine Street; and then
northward along John Street through the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal; then continuing
northward along John; and then
westward along Caroline Street to Brant Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Brant.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Line south of New Street, across from Woodland Park Drive, at Second Street and north of Lakeshore Road
  • on Lakeshore Road at Market and Green Streets, west of Delaware Avenue, at Stratheden Drive and Smith Avenue, west of Torrance Street and at Martha and Elizabeth Streets,
  • on James Street at Brant Street and
  • on Brant Street at Caroline Street.

Instead, inbound buses drop off and pick up passengers

  • on New Street at Beverley Drive, across from Delaware Avenue, at the Seniors Centre, Drury Lane and Lorne and Martha Streets and
  • on James Street at Pearl Street.

Outbound buses reverse the inbound detour routing.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Brant Street south of Ontario Street,
  • on Elizabeth Street at Lakeshore Road,
  • on Lakeshore Road east of Old Lakeshore Road, Smith Avenue, Cliffcrest Court and Green Street and at St. Paul Street,
  • on Guelph Line north of Lakeshore Road, at Princess Street and Woodland Park Drive and south of New Street.

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

  • on James Street at Martha Street;
  • on New Street across from Holtby Avenue, at Smith Avenue, west of Stinson Avenue, across from the Seniors Centre, east of Delaware Avenue, across from Beverley Drive and at Guelph Line.

Burlington Route 3 detour March 6 - 16.jpg

Burlington Transit supplied this map in 2016 to illustrate its detour routing during this event. However, it seems to also apply to the detour this year.

10 New - Maple

From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, inbound buses operate along their regular route to James and Elizabeth Streets, then detour:

southward along Elizabeth;
westward along Pine Street;
northward along John Street;
westward along Caroline Street;
southward along Locust Street; and then
westward along Ontario Street to Maple Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Maple.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops in downtown Burlington

  • on Lakeshore Road at Brant and Locust Streets, Burlington and Nelson Avenues and west of Brock Avenue and
  • on Maple Avenue north of Lakeshore Road and at Elgin Street.

Outbound buses reverse the inbound detour routing.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Maple Avenue across from Elgin Avenue and north of North Shore Boulevard East,
  • on Lakeshore Road at Spencer’s Landing, across from Burlington Avenue and Locust Street.

Burlington Route 10 Detour Mar 6 - 16.jpg

Burlington Transit supplied this map in 2016 to illustrate its detour routing during this event. However, it seems to also apply to the detour this year.

Hamilton Street Railway
11 Parkdale

From 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 6, buses heading toward Burlington operate along their regular route to Canada Centre for Inland Waterways, then detour:

northward Eastport Drive;
eastward along North Shore Boulevard East;
northward along Maple Avenue;
eastward along Ontario Street;
northward along Locust Street;
eastward along Caroline Street;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
westward along Pine Street; and then
northward along John Street to the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Burlington-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road beside #944 Lakeshore, across from Omaha Street, beside #1094 Lakeshore, across from the Halton Region Garage, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Patrol Yard and Joseph Brant Hospital, across from North Shore Boulevard East / Maple Avenue, Nelson and Burlington Avenues and Brant Street.

Buses heading toward Hamilton start their trips in the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

northward along John Street;
westward along Caroline Street;
southward along Locust Street;
westward along Ontario Street;
southward along Maple Avenue;
westward along North Shore Boulevard East; and then
southward along the Queen Elizabeth Way and Eastport Drive to the Canada Centre for Inland Waterways,
resuming their regular route westward into the Canada Centre for Inland Waterways grounds.

Hamilton-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Elizabeth Street at Lakeshore Road and
  • on Lakeshore Road at Brant Street, Burlington and Nelson Avenues, Joseph Brant Hospital, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Patrol Yard, the Halton Region Garage, across from Beachway Park, at Parkins Lane and across from #938 Lakeshore.

11-parkdale-detour-5km.jpg

From 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2, buses heading toward Burlington operate along their regular route to Lakeshore Road and North Shore Boulevard East / Maple Avenue, then detour:

northward along Maple Avenue;
eastward along Ontario Street;
northward along Locust Street;
eastward along Caroline Street;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
westward along Pine Street; and then
northward along John Street to the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal,
ending their trips.

Burlington-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lakeshore Road across from Nelson and Burlington Avenues and Brant Street.

Buses heading toward Hamilton start their trips in the Downtown Burlington Transit Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

northward along John Street;
westward along Caroline Street;
southward along Locust Street;
westward along Ontario Street; and then
southward along Maple Avenue to Lakeshore Road / North Shore Boulevard East,
resuming their regular route southward along Lakeshore.

Hamilton-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Elizabeth Street at Lakeshore Road and
  • on Lakeshore Road at Brant Street, Burlington and Nelson Avenues.

11-parkdale-detour-halfmarathon.jpg


Guelph


**Ontario Hockey League

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus free of fare to and from tonight’s Guelph Storm game against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Simply show the Guelph Transit driver your game ticket when you board the bus to travel to Storm home games at the Sleeman Centre against other Ontario Hockey League teams Friday evenings. Then, show the driver your ticket after the game to ride home for free.


In Burlington, inbound buses operate toward Burlington GO Station.

Outbound buses operate away from Burlington GO Station.