Weekend events affect transit services,
May 20, 21, 22



Update — Saturday, May 20, 9:04 p.m.: Due to inclement weather, the City of Hamilton is rescheduling its fireworks event from Sunday, May 21 to Victoria Day, Monday, May 22.


Things are booming throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe area as Canadians celebrate Victoria Day and the first long holiday weekend of the spring and summer with fireworks displays and other special events.

Events take place in Barrie, the Dundas area of Hamilton, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Markham, Milton and Toronto affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Barrie Transit3A Georgian Drive via Cook.

Hamilton Street Railway5 Delaware.

Lindsay TransitGreen.

Milton Transit2 Main, 6 Scott.

Toronto Transit Commission22 Coxwell, 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 63 Ossington, 92 Woodbine South, 121 Fort York - Esplanade, 501 Queen, 509 Harbourfront, 510 Spadina, 511 Bathurst.

York Region Transit522 Markham community bus.

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The Saturday, May 20 events affecting transit services are: the Barrie Farmers Market; the Lindsay Farmers Market; the Main Street Markham Farmers Market; the Milton Farmers Market; and the Santo Cristo Festival.

The Sunday, May 21 event affecting transit service is: the Santo Cristo Festival.

The Victoria Day, Monday, May 22 events affecting transit services are: the Hamilton Fireworks Display; the Ashbridges Bay Fireworks; and the Walk With Israel.

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Barrie


Barrie Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 28, the City of Barrie is closing

  • Mulcaster Street between Worseley and Collier Streets

during the weekly market.

Barrie Transit is detouring buses, while the street is closed.

3A Georgian Drive via Cook

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, buses operate along their regular route to Collier and Mulcaster Street, then detour:

eastward along Collier;
northward along Poyntz Street; and then
westward along Worsley Street to Mulcaster,
resuming their regular route northward along Mulcaster.

Buses skip their regular stop

  • on Mulcaster Street north of Collier Street.

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

  • on Collier Street east of Mulcaster Street.

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Dundas


Hamilton Fireworks Display

The City of Hamilton and the Rotary Club of Dundas Valley Sunrise are hosting their annual event from 6 until 10 p.m. Victoria Day Sunday, May 22 in Dundas Driving Park.

The Hamilton Street Railway is adding extra service to help disperse the crowds after the event.

5 Delaware

From about 10 until 11 p.m., the HSR operates extra eastbound buses between King Street East Dundas east of Oglivie Street and Main Street West west of MacNab Street South in downtown Hamilton. According to some Transit Toronto readers, extra buses usually only drop off and do not pick up passengers at stops along the route.

Some extra buses operate express — without stopping — between the stop on Cootes Drive west of Dundas Street and the stop on Main Street West Hamilton at Emerson Avenue, across from McMaster University. These buses travel along Cootes Drive between Dundas and “Mac”.


Hamilton

See Dundas.


Kawartha Lakes

See Lindsay.


Lindsay


Lindsay Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 29, 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 while the street is closed.

Green route

From 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 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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Markham


Main Street Markham Farmers Market

Saturday mornings and afternoons until October 7, the City of Markham is closing:

  • Robinson Street west of Main Street North

to accommodate the market.

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

522 Markham community bus

From 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North Markham and Robinson Street, then detour:

northward along Main North;
westward along Wilson Street;
northward along Water Street to the Markham Seniors Centre;
turning around in front of the centre;
southward along Water;
eastward along Wilson; and then
southward along Main to Robinson,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Buses skip their regular stop

  • on Robinson Street (westbound) at Water Street and
  • on Water Street (southbound) at Robinson Street.

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Milton


Milton Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 7, the Town of Milton is closing

  • Main Street East between James and Martin Streets

to accommodate the Milton Chamber of Commerce’s weekly market.

Milton Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

2 Main

Until noon Saturday, May 20, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street East and James Street, then detour:

northward along James; and then
eastward along Mill Street to Martin Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Martin.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

6 Scott

Until noon Saturday, May 20, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street East and James Street, then detour:

northward along James;
eastward along Mill Street;
northward along Martin Street; and then
east- and southward along Millside Drive to Main Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Main East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street East at Fulton Street.

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

  • on Martin Street across from Mill Street and
  • on Millside Drive east of Martin Street and at Main Street East.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Millside Drive east of Martin Street,
  • on Martin Street at Mill Street and
  • on Mill Street west of Garden Lane.

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Toronto


Toronto events affecting transit services this weekend include: the Ashbridges Bay Fireworks Display (May 22); the Santo Cristo Festival (May 20 and 21); and Walk With Israel (May 22).


Ashbridges Bay Fireworks Display

The City of Toronto is again hosting its annual Victoria Day fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay Park, starting at 9:45 p.m. Monday, May 22. The park stretches along the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard East between Woodbine and Coxwell Avenues.

The City expects that more than 80,000 people will visit the park and other nearby Eastern Beaches to watch the skies light up. It’s encouraging everyone to leave their cars at home and walk, cycle or travel by transit to and from the event.

To handle the crowds, the TTC usually increases service to the park and the Beach neighbourhood by operating more buses and streetcars along nearby routes throughout the afternoon and evening.

This year, it’s also detouring service.

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22 Coxwell

After noon, Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, the TTC splits the route in two. In the west, buses operate between Coxwell / Danforth Avenues and either Lake Shore Boulevard East or Dundas Street East. In the east, shuttle buses operate along Kingston Road between Bingham Loop (Kingston Road / Victoria Park Avenue) and Woodbine Loop (Kingston Road / Queen Street East).

In the west, it’s operating extra buses along the route after noon and interlining them with buses operating along the 92 Woodbine South route.

In the west, buses operate along two detour routings:

From noon until 6 p.m. Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Coxwell Avenue and Queen Street East, then proceed:

southward along Coxwell; and then
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard East to beside Ashbridge’s Bay Park,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses do not enter the park or the Woodbine Beach Loop.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Lake Shore Boulevard East beside Ashbridge’s Bay Park.

Northbound buses start their trips on Lake Shore Boulevard East at Northern Dancer Boulevard, across from Ashbridge’s Bay Park, then proceed:

westward along Lake Shore East; and then
northward along Coxwell Avenue to Eastern Avenue,]
resuming their regular route northward along Coxwell.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East.

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

  • on Lake Shore Boulevard East at Northern Dancer Boulevard.

After 6 p.m. Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Coxwell Avenue and Dundas Street East, then detour,

eastward along Dundas East to just west of Kingston Road,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Coxwell Avenue at Queen Street East and
  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East.

Northbound buses start their trips on Dundas Street East west of Kingston Road, then proceed:

westward along Dundas East to Coxwell Avenue,
resuming his regular route northward along Coxwell.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East and
  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Eastern Avenue and at Dundas Street East.
22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd

After noon, Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, buses operate only on Kingston Road between Bingham Loop (Kingston Road / Victoria Park) and Woodbine Loop (Kingston Road / Queen Street East). Buses do not operate on Queen Street East or Eastern and Coxwell Avenues.

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501 Queen

After 6 p.m. Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, the TTC splits the route in two, with buses operating east of Wineva Avenue and west of Greenwood Avenue.

In the east end of the route, westbound buses start their trips in Neville Park Loop, then proceed:

westward along Queen Street East; and then
northward along Hambly Avenue to just north of Queen Street East,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Neville Park Loop,
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch Avenue, Spruce Hill Road, Glen Manor Drive and Wineva Avenue and
  • on Hambly Avenue north of Queen Street East.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Hambly Avenue north of Queen Street East, then proceed:

northward along Hambly;
eastward along Williamson Road;
southward along Wineva Avenue;
eastward along Queen Street East; and then
southward into Neville Park Loop, ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Hambly Avenue north of Queen Street East and at Williamson Road,
  • on Williamson Road across from Southwood Drive,
  • on Wineva Avenue south of Williamson Road and at Queen Street East,
  • on Queen Street East at Scarborough Beach Boulevard, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.

In the west end of the route, westbound buses start their trips on Greenwood Avenue just north of Queen Street East, then proceed:

along their regular route westward along Queen East.

Westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Greenwood Avenue north of Queen Street East.

Westbound buses operate along the regular route to Queen Street East and Hiltz Avenue, then proceed:

northward along Hiltz;
eastward along Dorothy Street; and then
southward along Greenwood Avenue to just north of Queen Street East,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Dorothy Street at Greenwood Avenue and
  • on Greenwood Avenue north of Queen Street East.

These westbound route 501 stops have no transit service after 6 p.m. Victoria Day, Monday, May 22:

  • on Queen Street East at Lee Avenue, Waverly Road, Elmer and Woodbine Avenues, Lockwood and Kingston Roads, Coxwell Avenue, Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue and at Greenwood Avenue.

These eastbound route 501 stops have no transit service after 6 p.m. Victoria Day, Monday, May 22:

  • on Queen Street East at Connaught, Woodward, Coxwell, Eastern, Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverly Road and Lee and Wineva Avenues.

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92 Woodbine South

After noon, Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, the TTC is operating extra buses along the route and interlining them with buses operating along the 22 Coxwell route.

Buses operate along two detour routings:

From noon until 6 p.m. Monday, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Lake Shore Boulevard East and Northern Dancer Boulevard,

ending their trips.

Buses do not enter Woodbine Beach Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips on Lake Shore Boulevard East east of Ashbridge’s Bay Road beside Woodbine Beach Loop, then proceed:

along their regular route eastward along Lake Shore East.

After 6 p.m. Monday, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Woodbine Avenue and Kingston Road, then detour:

southwestward along Kingston; and then
westward along Dundas Street East to just west of Kingston,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops:

  • on Woodbine Avenue at Columbine Avenue and Queen Street East,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard East beside #1816 Lake Shore East and
  • in Woodbine Beach Loop.

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

  • on Kingston Road across from Columbine Avenue and at Dundas Street East.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Woodbine Beach Loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard East across from #1816 Lake Shore East,
  • on Woodbine Avenue at Kewbeach Avenue, north of Queen Street East, at Norway Avenue and Kingston Road.

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

  • on Kingston Road at Rainsford Road and Woodbine Avenue.

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Santo Cristo Festival

Processions block streets near St. Mary’s Portuguese Catholic Church Saturday and Sunday afternoons, affecting TTC services.

511 Bathurst

Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 from 2 until 11 p.m., expect delays for southbound cars at Portugal Square (Adelaide Street West).

Walk With Israel also affects service along this route Victoria Day, Monday, May 22.


Walk with Israel

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West, south curb lane, between Remembrance Drive and Fort York Boulevard,
  • Dan Leckie Way, east lanes, between Lake Shore Boulevard West and Fort York Boulevard,
  • Fort York Boulevard and Bremner Boulevard, south lanes, between Dan Leckie Way and Maple Leaf Square,
  • York Street, east curb lane, between Bremner Boulevard and Front Street West,
  • Wellington Street West, north curb lane, between York Street and Strachan Avenue and
  • Strachan Avenue, west curb lane, between Wellington Street West and Princes’ Boulevard.

Sunday to accommodate the annual walk. Participants support the United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto.

The event affects TTC services.

511 Bathurst

From 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, expect delays as participants cross Bathurst Street at Wellington Street West.

The Santo Cristo Festival also affects service along this route Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21.

121 Fort York - Esplanade

From 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, buses do not operate **west of Yonge Street.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Wellington Street East and Yonge Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street at Front Street West,
  • on Front Street West at Bay Street, west of Simcoe Street and at John Street,
  • on Blue Jays Way south of Front Street West,
  • on Bremner Boulevard at Lower Spadina Avenue,
  • on Fort York Boulevard west of Dan Leckie Way and Bathurst Street, across from Gzowski Street and at Fleet Street,
  • at Princes’ Boulevard at Strachan Avenue and
  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Wellington Street East at Yonge Street, then proceed:

southward along Yonge to Front Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Front East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop,
  • on Fleet Street at Fort York Boulevard,
  • on Fort York Boulevard east of Bastion Street, at Bathurst Street and across from Capreol Court,
  • on Bremner Boulevard east of Lower Spadina Avenue and
  • on Front Street West east of Blue Jays Way, at John and Simcoe Streets and east of Bay Street.

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509 Harbourfront

From 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, expect delays as participants cross Bathurst Street at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Fleet Street at Strachan Avenue.

63 Ossington

From 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, expect delays as participants proceed along Strachan Avenue between Wellington Street West and East Liberty Street.

510 Spadina

From 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, expect delays as participants cross Lower Spadina Avenue at Wellington Street West.

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