Weekend events affect transit services,
April 14, 15, 16



Parades and processions in the Bay Ridges area of Pickering and central Toronto affect transit services this weekend, including both religious and festive celebrations of Good Friday and Easter.


The events affect these routes:

Durham Region Transit101 Industrial / Bay Ridges, 112 Brock, 193A / 193B Pickering community bus, 223 Bayly.

Toronto Transit Commission17 Birchmount, 20 Cliffside, 23 Dawes, 24 Victoria Park, 25 Don Mills, 36 Finch West, 39 Finch East, 56 Leaside, 64 Main, 68 Warden, 70 O’Connor, 73 Royal York, 81 Thorncliffe Park, 83 Jones, 85 Sheppard East, 88 South Leaside, 91 Woodbine, 92 Woodbine South, 106 York University, 113 Danforth, 161 Rogers Rd, 167 Pharmacy North, 169 Huntingwood, 190 Scarborough Centre rocket, 501 Queen, 505 Dundas, 505 Dundas shuttle bus, 506 Carlton, 506 Carlton shuttle bus, 512 St Clair.

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The Friday, April 14 event affecting transit services is: St. Francis of Assisi Church Good Friday Procession.

The Saturday, April 15 event affecting transit services is: the Pickering Easter Parade.

The Sunday, April 16 event affecting transit services is: the Beaches Lions’ Club Easter Parade.

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Bay Ridges


Pickering Easter Parade

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

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

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

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses during the event.

101 Bay Ridges / Industrial

DRT has not confirmed detour-routing information. Since it has reorganized this route since the last year that DRT supplied detour information about this event, we can only confirm that the parade likely requires buses to detour from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15.

223 Bayly

(DRT has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information DRT supplied about this event in previous years.)

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From about 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Pickering GO Station, then detour:

westward along Bayly Street;
northward along Liverpool Road South;
eastward along Pickering Parkway; and then
southward along Brock Road South to Bayly,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bayly.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bayly Street east of Krosno Boulevard, Sandy Beach and Alliance Roads and across from Salk Road.

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

  • on Liverpool Road South at Pickering Parkway,
  • on Pickering Parkway east of Liverpool Road South and across from Glennana Road, Portland Court, Dreyber Court and Denmar Road and
  • on Brock Road South at Plummer Street.

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112 Brock

(DRT has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information DRT supplied about this event in previous years.)

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From about 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, outbound buses start their trips in Pickering GO Station bus terminal, as usually, then proceed:

westward along Bayly Street;
northward along Liverpool Road South; and then
eastward along Pickering Parkway to Brock Road South,
resuming their regular route northward along Brock South.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bayly Street east of Krosno Boulevard, Sandy Beach and Alliance Roads and across from Salk Road and
  • on Brock Road South across from Plummer Street.

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

  • on Liverpool Road South at Pickering Parkway,
  • on Pickering Parkway east of Liverpool Road South and across from Glennana Road, Portland Court, Dreyber Court and Denmar Road.
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(DRT has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information DRT supplied about this event in previous years.)

Until about 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, buses operate along their regular route to Liverpool Road South and Krosno Boulevard, then proceed:

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

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Annland Street at Foxglove Avenue and
  • on Liverpool Road South north of Commerce Street and across from Ilona Park Road and Old Orchard Avenue.

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Pickering

See Bay Ridges.


Toronto


Toronto events include: the Beaches Lions Cub Easter Parade (April 16); and St. Francis of Assisi Church Good Friday Procession (April 14).

Note that the large number of other processions and parades this weekend may delay buses and streetcars operating along many TTC routes:


Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

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

Sunday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

The TTC is detouring transit service during the event. The parade also features a cavalcade of four generations of TTC streetcars.

64 Main

From 1 until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Southwood Drive and Glen Stewart Crescent, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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501 Queen

From 1 until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, all streetcars start and end their trips in the loop at Kingston Road and Queen Street East.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

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

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

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

From 1 until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Woodbine Avenue and Kingston Road, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Kingston Road across from Columbine Avenue, at Dundas and Queen Streets East,
  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen and
  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Eastern Avenue.

Northbound buses start their trips on Coxwell Avenue, just north of Eastern Avenue, then proceed:

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

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Coxwell Avenue just north of Eastern Avenue,
  • on Queen Street East at Eastern Avenue,
  • on Kingston Road at Dixon Avenue and across from Rainsford Road.

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St. Francis of Assisi Church Good Friday Procession

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

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

Friday afternoon to accommodate the procession.

The event affects TTC services.

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506 Carlton

From 3 p.m., Good Friday, Friday, April 14 until the parade clears Dundas Street West, eastbound cars start their trips in Bathurst Station, then proceed:

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

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

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

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

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

Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on College Street at Bathurst Street, Euclid Avenue, Clinton, Grace and Crawford Streets, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, Havelock Street, Dufferin Street, Brock and Lansdowne Avenues,
  • on Dundas Street West at Sterling Road and across from Sorauren Avenue and at Morrow Avenue,
  • on Howard Park Avenue at Roncesvalles Avenue, Indian Road and Parkside Drive and
  • in High Park Loop.

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After the parade clears Dundas Street West until 6 p.m., eastbound cars operate along their regular route to College Street and Ossington Avenue, then detour:

southward along Ossington;
eastward along Dundas Street West; and then
northward along Bathurst Street to College,
resuming their regular route eastward along College.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on College Street at Crawford, Grace and Clinton Streets, Euclid Avenue and Bathurst Street.

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

  • on Ossington Avenue at Churchill Avenue and Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Shaw Street, across from Grace Street, at Gore Vale and Euclid Avenues and at Bathurst Street and
  • on Bathurst Street at Nassau and College Streets.

Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on College Street at Euclid Avenue, Clinton, Grace and Crawford Streets and Ossington Avenue.

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

  • on Bathurst Street across from Nassau Street and at Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Euclid Avenue, Grace and Crawford Streets and Ossington Avenue and
  • on Ossington Avenue across from Churchill Avenue and at College Street.

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Bathurst Street from 3 until 6 p.m.

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Other Good Friday events also affect service along the route - 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. and 8:15 until 9:30 p.m.. Another event affects service along the route from 11 p.m. Saturday, April 15 until 12:35 a.m. Easter, Sunday, April 16.

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506 Carlton shuttle bus

From 3 until 6 p.m. Good Friday, Friday, April 14, shuttle buses replace streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route between Ossington Avenue and Bathurst Street.

From 3 p.m. until the parade clears Dundas Street West, eastbound buses start their trips in Keele Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along Keele Street and Parkside Drive;
eastward along Howard Park Avenue, Dundas Street West and College Street; and then
southward along Ossington Avenue to Dundas Street West,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Keele Station bus terminal,
  • on Keele Street at Bloor Street West,
  • on Parkside Drive across from Indian Valley Crescent,
  • on Howard Park Avenue east of Parkside Drive, at Indian Road, Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West and
  • on Dundas Street West at Sorauren Avenue and across from Sterling Road,
  • on College Street at Lansdowne and Brock Avenues, Dufferin Street, Rusholme and Dovercourt Roads and Ossington Avenue and
  • on Ossington Avenue at Churchill Avenue and Dundas Street West.

Westbound buses start their trips on Ossington Avenue at Dundas Street West, then proceed:

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

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Dovercourt and Rusholme Roads, Gladstone Avenue, Dufferin Street, Sheridan, Brock and Lansdowne Avenues, Sterling Road, across from Sorauren Avenue and at Morrow Avenue,
  • on Howard Park Avenue at Roncesvalles Avenue, Indian Road and Parkside Drive,
  • on Parkside Drive at Ridout Street and Bloor Street West and
  • in Keele Station bus terminal.

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After the parade clears Dundas Street West until 6 p.m., eastbound buses eastbound buses start their trips in Keele Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along Keele Street and Parkside Drive;
eastward along Howard Park Avenue, Dundas Street West and College Street; and then
southward along Bathurst Street to Dundas Street West,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Keele Station bus terminal,
  • on Keele Street at Bloor Street West,
  • on Parkside Drive across from Indian Valley Crescent,
  • on Howard Park Avenue east of Parkside Drive, at Indian Road, Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West and
  • on Dundas Street West at Sorauren Avenue and across from Sterling Road,
  • on College Street at Lansdowne and Brock Avenues, Dufferin Street, Rusholme and Dovercourt Roads and Ossington Avenue, Crawford, Grace and Clinton Streets, Euclid Avenue and Bathurst Street and
  • on Bathurst Street across from Nassau Street and at Dundas Street West.

Westbound buses start their trips on Bathurst Street at Dundas Street West, then proceed:

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

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Euclid Avenue, Grace and Crawford Streets, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt and Rusholme Roads, Gladstone Avenue, Dufferin Street, Sheridan, Brock and Lansdowne Avenues, Sterling Road, across from Sorauren Avenue and at Morrow Avenue,
  • on Howard Park Avenue at Roncesvalles Avenue, Indian Road and Parkside Drive,
  • on Parkside Drive at Ridout Street and Bloor Street West and
  • in Keele Station bus terminal.

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505 Dundas

From 3 until 6 p.m., Good Friday, Friday, April 14, eastbound cars start their trips in Bathurst Station, then proceed:

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

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Dundas West Station,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West, east of Roncesvalles Avenue, at Howard Park and Sorauren Avenues, across from Sterling Road and St. Helens Avenue, at Lansdowne, Brock and Sheridan Avenues, Dufferin Street, Gladstone Avenue, Lisgar Street, Dovercourt Road, Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, across from Grace Street, at Gore Vale and Euclid Avenues and at Bathurst Street.

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

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

Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

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

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Bathurst Street from 3 until 6 p.m.

Other Good Friday events also affect service along the route - 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. and 7 until 11 p.m..

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505 Dundas shuttle bus

From 3 until 6 p.m., Good Friday, Friday, April 14, eastbound buses start their trips in Dundas West Station bus terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Edna Avenue;
south- and eastward along Dundas Street West; and then
northward along Ossington Avenue to College Street, ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Dundas West Station,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West, east of Roncesvalles Avenue, at Howard Park and Sorauren Avenues, across from Sterling Road and St. Helens Avenue, at Lansdowne, Brock and Sheridan Avenues, Dufferin Street, Gladstone Avenue, Lisgar Street, Dovercourt Road and Ossington Avenue and
  • on Ossington Avenue across from Churchill Avenue.

Westbound buses start their trips on Ossington Avenue south of College Street, then proceed:

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

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on College Street at Dovercourt Road, Havelock Street, Dufferin Street, Brock and Lansdowne Avenues,
  • on Dundas Street West at Sterling Road, across from Sorauren Avenue, at Morrow Avenue and across from Roncesvalles Avenue and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

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Other Good Friday, Friday, April 14 events

Expect delays on these routes:

  • 1 until 2:30 p.m.: St. James Parish — 161 Rogers Road (see also 7:30 until 9 p.m.).
  • 4:30 until 7 p.m.: St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church — 24 Victoria Park, 85 Sheppard East, 167 Pharmacy North (see also 5 until 6:30 p.m., 169 Huntingwood and Scarborough Centre rocket.
  • 5 until 6:45 p.m.: All Saints’ Roman Catholic Church — 73 Royal York.
  • 5 until 6:30 p.m.: Epiphany of Our Lord Church — 167 Pharmacy North (see also 4:30 until 7 p.m.).
  • 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.: St. Wilfred’s Roman Catholic Church — 36 Finch West and 106 York University.
  • 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.: St. Brigid’s Church — 70 O’Connor (see also 8:45 until 9:30 p.m. and 91 Woodbine.
  • 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.: Burial of Christ Procession — 505 Dundas (see also 3 until 6 p.m. and 7 until 11 p.m.) and 506 Carlton (see also 3 until 6 p.m., 8:15 until 9:30 p.m. and Saturday).
  • 7 until 11 p.m.: St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church — 505 Dundas (see also 3 until 6 p.m. and 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.).
  • 7:30 until 9 p.m.: St. Clare Church — 161 Rogers Road (see also 1 until 2:30 p.m.) and 512 St Clair.
  • 8:15 until 9:30 p.m.: Holy Trinity Church — 506 Carlton (see also 3 until 6 p.m., 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. and Saturday).
  • 8:30 until 10:30 p.m.: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church — 17 Birchmount and 39 Finch East.
  • 8:30 until 10:30 p.m.: Metamorphosis Greek Parade — 56 Leaside (see also Saturday and 83 Jones (see also Saturday).
  • 8:30 until 10:15 p.m.: Greek Community of Toronto, St. Irene25 Don Mills, 72 Pape and 81 Thorncliffe Park (see also 8:45 until 10 p.m.).
  • 8:45 until 10 p.m.: Greek Community of Toronto, St. Demetrios81 Thorncliffe Park (see also 8:30 until 10:15 p.m. and 88 South Leaside.
  • 8:45 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.: St. Kosmas Aitolos Greek Church — 70 O’Connor (see also 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.).
  • 8:45 until 10:30 p.m.: Greek Community of Toronto, St John’s Church68 Warden.

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Other Saturday, April 15 events

Expect delays on these routes:

  • 2 until 3 p.m.: Bangladesh Canada Hindu Cultural Society20 Cliffside, 23 Dawes and 113 Danforth.
  • 10:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.: Metamorphosis Greek Parade — 56 Leaside (see also Friday) and 83 Jones (see also Friday).
  • 11 p.m. until 12:35 a.m.: Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church — 506 Carlton (See also Friday: 3 until 6 p.m., 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. and 8:15 until 9:30 p.m..

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Inbound buses operate toward Pickering GO Station.
Outbound buses operate away from Pickering GO Station.