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Weekend events affect transit services,
October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9



This weekend, for the first time since May, no special events affect transit services in Toronto.

However, on the edge of the Golden Horseshoe — the very edge of the area we cover in this blog — in Waterloo Region, Oktoberfest results in major changes for Grand River Transit services this weekend and next. (Details on detours during the Oktoberfest Thanksgiving parade follow shortly.)

Closer to Toronto, the farmers markets in Brampton, Markham and Milton end this Saturday. The markets have resulted in detours to local and GO bus services Saturdays since early June.

The events take place in Barrie, Brampton, Cambridge, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Guelph, Kitchener, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Markham, Milton, the Newcastle area of Clarington, the Rockton area of Hamilton and Waterloo.


The events affect these routes:

Barrie Transit3A Georgian Drive via Cook.

Brampton Transit2 Main, 24 Van Kirk, 502 Züm Main.

GO Transit25 Waterloo / Mississauga, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 90 Lakeshore East bus.

Grand River Transit1 Queen - River, 3 Ottawa South, 5 Erb, 6 Bridge, 7 Mainline, 8 Fairview Park Mall via Westmount / Franklin, 8 Fairview Park Mall via Weber / Courtland, 8 University via Courtland / Weber, 8 University via Franklin / Westmount, 9 Lakeshore, 10 College/ Fairview, 12 Westmount, 13 Laurelwood, 20 Victoria - Frederick, 22 Laurentian West, 23 Idlewood, 27 Chicopee, 34 Bingemans, 51 Hespeler Road, 56 Dunbar, 60 Northview Acres, 91 Late-night loop, 200 iXpress, 203 iXpress, 204 iXpress, Altes München Haus shuttle, Chicopee Haus shuttle, Concordia Club shuttle.

Guelph TransitAll routes, 20 Northwest Industrial.

Hamilton Street RailwayRockton World’s Fair shuttle

Lindsay TransitGreen.

Milton Transit2 Main, 6 Scott.

York Region Transit522 Markham community bus.


The Thursday, October 5 event affecting transit service is: Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest.

The Friday, October 6 events affecting transit services are: the Hespeler Village Farmers Market; Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest; and an Ontario Hockey League game.

The Saturday, October 7 events affecting transit services are: the Barrie Farmers Market; the Brampton Farmers Market; the Georgetown Farmers’ Market; Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest; the Lindsay Farmers Market; the Main Street Markham Farmers Market; the Milton Farmers Market; and the Rockton World’s Fair.

The Sunday, October 8 events affecting transit services are: Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest; and the Rockton World’s Fair.

The Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9 events affecting transit services are: the Guelph Thanksgiving Races; Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest; and the Rockton World’s Fair.


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, October 7, 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.

Brampton


Brampton Farmers Market

The City of Brampton is closing

  • Main Streets North and South between Nelson and Wellington Streets

to accommodate the city’s weekly farmers market. This is the last market of the season.

Brampton Transit is detouring service while the street is closed.

2 Main

From 5:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 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 at Wellington Street East and John Street and
  • on Main Street North north of Queen Street.

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24 Van Kirk

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7, southbound buses operate along their regular route to George Street North across from Diplock Lane,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street South at John Street.

Northbound buses start their trips on George Street North across from Diplock Lane, then proceed:

southward along George North;
westward along Queen Street West;
northward along Mill Street North; and then
eastward along Nelson Street West to George North,
resuming their regular route eastward along Nelson West.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at John Street and
  • on Main Street North north of Queen Street East.

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502 Züm Main

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 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 this Züm station:

  • Wellington.

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Cambridge

See also Hespeler.


Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest
56 Dunbar
51 Hespeler Road

Grand River Transit is providing free service on all routes at certain times and extending the hours of service on many routes this weekend.

Later buses operate until about midnight Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

200 iXpress

Grand River Transit is providing free service on all routes at certain times and extending the hours of service on many routes this weekend.

Later buses operate until about midnight Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along this route in Kitchener and Waterloo.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

60 Northview Acres

Later buses operate until about 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7.

All buses after 11 p.m. are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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Georgetown


Georgetown Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 14, 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 service while the street is closed.

31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto bus

From 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 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 across from Cross Street and at James 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 across from James 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 James 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


Guelph events include an Ontario Hockey League game (October 7); and the Guelph Thanksgiving Races (October 10).


Ontario Hockey League game
All Guelph Transit routes

You can ride any Guelph Transit) bus for just $1 Friday, October 6 to the Guelph Storm game against the Kitchener Rangers at 7:30 p.m. — if you have a valid ticket to the game.

You can take advantage of dollar rides to and from the Sleeman Centre Friday evening after 5 p.m. by simply showing the Guelph Transit driver your game ticket.

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Guelph Thanksgiving Races

The City of Guelph is closing

  • London Road West between Kathleen and Exhibition Streets

and other streets near Exhibition Park Monday morning and early afternoon to accommodate the annual event.

Guelph Transit will detour buses, while the street is closed.

20 Northwest Industrial

(Guelph Transit has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this section of the post on information it supplied about this event in 2016.)

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Monday, October 9, outbound buses operate along their regular route to Woolwich Street and Suffolk Street East, then detour:

westward along Suffolk Streets East and West; and then
northward along Yorkshire Street North to London Road West,
resuming their regular route westward along London West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Woolwich Street at Norwich Street.

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Halton Hills

See Georgetown.


Hamilton

See (Rockton)[#rock].


Hespeler


Hespeler Village Market

The City of Cambridge is closing

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

to accommodate the market. This is the last market of the season.

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

203 iXpress

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 3 until 8 p.m. Friday, October 6, outbound buses operate along their regular route to Adam and Tannery Streets, then detour:

northward along Adam to Queen Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Guelph Avenue.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Tannery Street East at Queen Street East.

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Kawartha Lakes

See Lindsay.


Kitchener


Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest

The City of Kitchener is closing:

  • Gaukel Street between King and Charles Streets West,
  • King Street West between Water and Ontario Streets and
  • Young Street between King and Duke Streets West

Thursday evening and all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the Oktoberfest Opening Ceremonies and other events. Grand River Transit is diverting buses while the streets are closed.

The City is also closing:

  • **Weber Street West,
  • Weber Street East east of Borden Avenue North and
  • Frederick Street between Edna Street and Duke Street East

Monday morning and early afternoon to accommodate the Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Parade. Grand River Transit is diverting buses while the streets are closed.

GRT is also operating later service along many routes. All buses operate free of fare after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7.

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Altes München Haus shuttle

Shuttle buses operate every 15 minutes to Charles Street Terminal from 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 until 1:45 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses are free of fare after 11 p.m.

34 Bingemans

Friday, October 6, inbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Francis Street, then detour:

southward along Francis South; and then
eastward along Charles Street West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Water Street South and Gaukel Street.

Outbound buses reverse the inbound detour routing.

Outbound buses kip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of College Street and at Francis Street North.

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

  • on Charles Street West west of Water Street South.
6 Bridge

Until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Lancaster Street West and Wellington Street North, then detour:

eastward along Lancaster West;
northward along Victoria Street North;
southward along Edna and Dumfries Streets;
westward along Chapel Street;
southward along East Avenue;
eastward along Eugene George Way;
southward along McKenzie Avenue;
southwestward along Ottawa Streets North and South; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Wellington Street North across from Major Street, at St. Leger Street, Margaret Avenue and Ahrens and Weber Streets West,
  • on Victoria Street North south of Weber Street North and
  • on King Street West at Water Street South and Gaukel Street.

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

  • on Lancaster Street West east of Wellington Street North,
  • on Victoria Street North north of Lancaster Street East,
  • on Edna Street south of Victoria Street North and Frederick Street,
  • on East Avenue at Krug Street,
  • on Ottawa Street North at Weber Street East and
  • on Charles Street East west of Stirling Street South, at Cameron and Cedar Streets South and west of Benton Street.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route to Gaukel and Charles Street West, then detour:

eastward along Charles Streets West and East;
northeastward along Ottawa Streets South and North;
northward along East Street;
eastward along Chapel Street;
northward along Dumfries and Edna Streets;
southward along Victoria Street North; and then
westward along Lancaster Street West to Wellington Street North,
resuming their regular route westward along Lancaster West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of College Street and at Francis Street North and
  • on Victoria Street North north of Duke Street West,
  • on Wellington Street North north of Weber Street West, at Ahrens Street West, north of Margaret Avenue and at St. Leger and Major Streets.

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

  • on Charles Street East east of Benton Street and Cedar Street South, across from Pandora Street South and at Sterling Street South,
  • on Ottawa Street North at Weber Street East,
  • on East Avenue north of Krug Street,
  • on Edna Street at Frederick Street,
  • on Victoria Street North south of Edna Street and at Lancaster Street West and
  • on Lancaster Street West at Breithaupt Street.

Later buses operate until about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

27 Chicopee

Later buses operate until about 11:35 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

Chicopee Haus shuttle

Shuttle buses operate every 30 minutes to Fairview Park Mall Terminal from 11:35 p.m. Saturday, October 7 until 1:35 a.m. Sunday, October 8.

All buses are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

10 College / Fairview

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

Concordia Club shuttle

Shuttle buses operate every 15 minutes to Charles Street Terminal from 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 until 1:45 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

8 Fairview Park via Weber / Courtland

Until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9, buses operate along their regular route to Margaret Avenue and Victoria Avenue North, then detour:

northward along Victoria Street North;
southward along Edna and Dumfries Streets;
westward along Chapel Street;
southward along East Avenue;
eastward along Eugene George Way;
southward along McKenzie Avenue;
southwestward along Ottawa Streets North and South; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Margaret Avenue east of Victoria Street North and at Queen Street North,
  • on Queen Street North at Ahrens Street West,
  • on Frederick Street at King Street East and
  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

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

  • on Victoria Street North at Ellen Avenue West and north of Lancaster Street East,
  • on Edna Street south of Victoria Street North and Frederick Street,
  • on East Avenue at Krug Street,
  • on Ottawa Street North at Weber Street East and
  • on Charles Street East west of Stirling Street South, at Cameron and Cedar Streets South and west of Benton Street.

GRT is also detouring the buses in Waterloo Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9 during the parade.

Later buses operate until about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along this route in Waterloo.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

8 Fairview Park via Westmount / Franklin

Until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9, buses operate along their regular route to Charles Street East and Benton Street, then detour:

eastward along Charles East; and then
northeastward along Ottawa Streets South and North to Weber Street East,
resuming their regular route northward along Ottawa North.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street across from Goudies Lane and at Weber Street East,
  • on Weber Street East east of Scott Street, Cedar Street North and Madison Avenue North, at Fairview Street and Sterling Avenue North and west of Borden Avenue North and Onward Avenue.

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

  • on Charles Street East east of Benton Street and Cedar Street South, across from Pandora Street South and at Sterling Street South and
  • on Ottawa Street North at Weber Street East.

Later buses operate until about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along this route in Waterloo.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

4 Glasgow

From 10 p.m. Thursday, October 5 until Sunday, October 8, **inbound buses operate along their regular route to Frederick Street and King Street East, then detour:

southward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West west of Ontario Street North.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

23 Idlewood

Later buses Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

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200 iXpress

Until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9, buses heading toward Cambridge operate along their regular route to Charles Street East and Sterling Avenue South, then detour:

eastward along Charles East; and then
northward along Ottawa Streets South and North to Weber Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Weber East.

Buses heading toward Cambridge skip their regular iXpress station:

  • on Weber Street East west of Ottawa Street North.

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

  • on Ottawa Street North south of Weber Street East.

Buses heading toward Waterloo reverse the detour routing for buses heading toward Cambridge.

Buses heading toward Waterloo skip their regular iXpress station:

  • on Weber Street East at Ottawa Street North.

Instead, buses heading toward Waterloo drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary iXpress station:

  • on Ottawa Street North at Weber Street East.

Later buses operate until about midnight Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along this route in Cambridge and Waterloo.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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204 iXpress

Until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9, buses heading toward The Boardwalk operate along their regular route to Victoria Street North and Edna Street, then detour:

southward along Edna and Dumfries Streets;
westward along Chapel Street;
southward along East Avenue;
eastward along Eugene George Way;
southward along McKenzie Avenue;
southwestward along Ottawa Streets North and South; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Buses heading toward The Boardwalk skip their regular iXpress stations:

  • on Victoria Street North south of Edna Street and at Lancaster Street West and Margaret Avenue,
  • on Weber Street West east of Victoria Street North and
  • on Water Street South south of King Street West.

Instead, buses heading toward The Boardwalk drop off or pick up passengers at temporary iXpress stations:

  • on Edna Street south of Victoria Street North and Victoria Street,
  • on Krug Street at East Avenue and
  • on Ottawa Street North at Weber Street East.

Buses heading toward Ottawa Street North / Lackner Boulevard reverse the detour routing for buses heading toward The Boardwalk.

Buses heading toward Ottawa North / Lackner skip their regular iXpress stations:

  • on Water Street South south of King Street West,
  • on Weber Street West at Victoria Street North and
  • on Victoria Street North at Margaret Avenue and Lancaster Street East.

Instead, buses heading toward Ottawa North / Lackner drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Ottawa Street North at Weber Street East,
  • on East Avenue north of Krug Street and
  • on Edna Street at Frederick Street and Victoria Street North.
91 Late-Night loop

All buses Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 are free of fare.

Buses operating along the route also serve Waterloo.

22 Laurentian West

Later buses operate until about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

7 Mainline

From 10 p.m. Thursday, October 5 until Sunday, October 8, **Waterloo-bound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Frederick Street / Benton Street, then detour:

southward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Gaukel Street;
eastward through Charles Street Terminal;
northward along Ontario Street South;
westward along Charles Street West; and then
northward along Francis Street South to King West,
resuming their regular route westward along King.

Waterloo-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West west of Ontario Street North and College Street and at Francis Street North.

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

  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East and
  • on Charles Street West west of Water Street South.

Kitchener-bound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Francis Street, then detour:

southward along Francis South; and then
eastward along Charles Street West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Kitchener-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Water Street South and Gaukel Street.

Later buses operate until about 2:20 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along this route in Waterloo.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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3 Ottawa South

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

1 Queen - River

From 10 p.m. Thursday, October 5 until Sunday, October 8, **inbound buses heading to Charles Street Terminal operate along their regular route to Frederick Street and King Street East, then detour:

southward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West west of Ontario Street North.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

From 10 p.m. Thursday, October 5 until Sunday, October 8, **inbound buses heading to Charles Street Terminal operate along their regular route to Frederick Street and King Street East, then detour:

southward along Benton Street;
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West west of Ontario Street North.

Instead, inbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

Later buses operate until about 1:17 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

8 University via Courtland / Weber

Until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9, buses operate along their regular route to Charles Street East and Benton Street, then detour:

eastward along Charles East;
northeastward along Ottawa Streets South and North;
northward along East Street;
eastward along Chapel Street;
northward along Dumfries and Edna Streets; and then
southward along Victoria Street North to Margaret Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Margaret.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street across from Goudies Lane and at Weber Street East and Irvin Avenue and
  • on Margaret Avenue west of Queen Street North and at Victoria Street North.

Instead buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Charles Street East east of Benton Street and Cedar Street South, across from Pandora Street South and at Sterling Street South,
  • on Ottawa Street North at Weber Street East,
  • on East Avenue north of Krug Street,
  • on Edna Street at Frederick Street,
  • on Victoria Street North south of Edna Street and at Lancaster Street West and Margaret Avenue.

GRT is also detouring the buses in Waterloo Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9 during the parade.

Later buses operate along the route until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along the route in Waterloo.

University via Franklin / Westmount

Until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9, buses operate along their regular route to Ottawa Street North and Weber Street East, then detour:

southwestward along Ottawa Streets North and South; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Weber Street East at Borden Avenue, Fairview Avenue, Pandora Avenue North, Cameron and Cedar Streets North and Scott Street,
  • on Frederick Street at King Street East and
  • on Benton Street at Charles Street East.

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

  • on Charles Street East west of Stirling Street South, at Cameron and Cedar Streets South and west of Benton Street.

Later buses operate along the route until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along the route in Waterloo.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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20 Victoria - Frederick

Until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9, buses heading toward The Boardwalk operate along their regular route to Frederick and Edna Streets, then detour:

southward along Edna and Dumfries Streets;
westward along Chapel Street;
southward along East Avenue;
eastward along Eugene George Way;
southward along McKenzie Avenue;
southwestward along Ottawa Streets North and South; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West;
southward along Gaukel Street;
westward along Joseph Street to Water Street South,
resuming their regular route westward along Joseph.

Buses heading toward The Boardwalk skip their regular stops

  • on Frederick Street at Edna Street, south of Filbert Street, at Gordon Avenue and south of Lancaster Street East,
  • on Queen Street North at Ahrens Street West,
  • on Weber Street West at Young Street,
  • on Water Street North at Francis Street North and
  • on Water Street South south of King Street West and at Joseph Street.

Instead, buses heading toward The Boardwalk drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Edna Street south of Victoria Street North and Frederick Street,
  • on East Avenue at Krug Street,
  • on Ottawa Street North at Weber Street East and
  • on Charles Street East west of Stirling Street South, at Cameron and Cedar Streets South and west of Benton Street and
  • on Joseph Street at Water Street South.

Buses heading toward Stanley Park Mall reverse the detour routing for buses heading toward The Boardwalk.

Buses heading toward Stanley Park skip their regular stops

  • on Joseph Street at Water Street South,
  • on Water Street South at King Street West,
  • on Water Street North at Weber Street West,
  • on Weber Street West at Young Street and Ontario and Queen Streets North,
  • on Frederick Street at Irvin Street, across from Otto Street, north of Samuel Street, at Merner Avenue and beside Frederick Street Mall.

Instead, buses heading toward Stanley Park drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Charles Street East east of Benton Street and Cedar Street South, across from Pandora Street South and at Sterling Street South,
  • on Ottawa Street North at Weber Street East,
  • on East Avenue north of Krug Street and
  • on Edna Street at Frederick Street.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

12 Westmount

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along this route in Waterloo.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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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, October 7, 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

The City of Markham is closing:

  • Robinson Street west of Main Street North

to accommodate the market. This is the last market of the season.

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, October 7, 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.

Milton


Milton Farmers Market

The Town of Milton is closing

  • Main Street East between James and Martin Streets

to accommodate the Milton Chamber of Commerce’s weekly market. This is the last market of the season.

Milton Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

2 Main

Until noon Saturday, October 7, 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, October 7, 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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Newcastle


Newcastle Harvest Festival

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing

  • King Avenues East and West Newcastle (Regional Highway 2) between Beaver Street and Baldwin / North Streets

Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the Newcastle Business Improvement Association’s annual street event.

The event affects GO Transit bus service.

90 Newcastle / Oshawa

(GO has confirmed that it is detouring buses, but has not confirmed exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this section of the post on information it supplied about other events that closed King Avenues East and West.)

From 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, October 7, westbound buses start their trips on Brookhouse Drive at Harmer Drive, then proceed:

west- and southward along Harmer;
westward along Edward Streets East and West; and then
northward along Baldwin Street to King Avenue West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Avenue East east of Beaver Street and
  • on King Avenue West at North Street.

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

  • on King Avenue East west of North Street.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West Newcastle and Baldwin Street / North Street, then detour:

southward along Baldwin;
eastward along Edward Streets West and East; and then
northward along Brookhouse Drive to Harmer Drive,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Avenue West east of Baldwin Street and
  • on King Avenue East east of Beaver Street.

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

  • on King Avenue East at Baldwin Street.

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Rockton


Rockton World’s Fair
Rockton World’s Fair shuttle

The Hamilton Street Railway is operating free shuttle buses between the fairgrounds and downtown Hamilton Saturday, October 7, Sunday, October 8 and Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9.

Inboundbuses leave the Rockton Fairgrounds on Old Highway 8 in Rockton, then proceed:

westward along Old Highway 8;
eastward along City Highway 8;
southward along Brock Road;
eastward along King Street West Dundas, Main Street Dundas, Osler Drive and Main Streets West and East Hamilton;
northward along John Street South; and then
westward along King Streets East and West Hamilton to a stop across from the MacNab Terminal.

Inbound buses pick up passengers on Old Highway 8 beside the fairgrounds and drop off passengers at stops

  • on Highway 8 at Park Avenue (the Coach Canada Greensville stop),
  • on King Street West Dundas at Memorial Square,
  • on Osler Drive across from Osler Court (beside University Plaza),
  • on Main Street West Hamilton at Emerson Avenue (across from McMaster University), at Dundurn and MacNab Streets South and
  • on King Street West Hamilton across from MacNab Terminal.

Inbound buses leave the fairgrounds

  • Saturday, October 7 at 3:45, 5:15, 9:30 and 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 8 at 3:45, 5:15, 8:30 and 10 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9 at 4 and 5:30 p.m.

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Outbound buses leave King Street West Hamilton across from the MacNab Terminal, then proceed:

westward along King Street West Hamilton;
southward along Paradise Road South;
westward along Main Street West Hamilton, Osler Drive, Main Street Dundas and King Street West Dundas;
northward along Brock Road;
westward along City Highway 8 and Old Highway 8 to a stop beside the fairgrounds in Rockton,
ending their trips.

Outbound buses pick up passengers at stops

  • on King Street West Hamilton across from MacNab Terminal and at Dundurn Street North,
  • on Main Street West Hamilton across from Emerson Avenue (beside McMaster University),
  • on Osler Drive at Osler Court (across from University Plaza),
  • on King Street West Dundas at Sydenham Street and
  • on Highway 8 at Park Avenue (the Coach Canada Greensville stop).

They drop off passengers only at the fairgrounds.

Outbound buses leave King Street West Hamilton across from MacNab Terminal

  • Saturday, October 7 at 9 and 10:30 a.m., 3 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 8 at 9 and 10:30 a.m., 3 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9 at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

You can view the full schedule here. (.pdf)


Waterloo


Kitchener - Waterloo Oktoberfest

Grand River Transit is providing free service on all routes at certain times and extending the hours of service on many routes this weekend.

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5 Erb

Later buses operate early Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

8 Fairview Park via Weber / Courtland

Until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9, buses operate along their regular route to University Avenue East and Weber Street North, then detour:

eastward along University East;
southward along Carter Avenue;
eastward along Marshall Street;
northward along Lincoln Road; and then
southeastward along Margaret Avenues North and South to Union Street East,
resuming their regular route southeastward along Margaret South.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Weber Street North at Marshall and Noecker Streets, across from Lincoln Road and at Erb Street East, +on Weber Street North at Allan Street East and Rodney Street and
  • on Union Street East east of Weber Street North and at Ellis Crescent South and Margaret Avenue South.

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

  • on University Avenue West at Marsland Drive,
  • on Lincoln Road across from Marshall Street,
  • on Margaret Avenue North at Erb Street East and
  • on Margaret Avenue South at Union Street East.

GRT is also detouring the buses in Kitchener Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9 during the parade.

Later buses operate until about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along these routes in Kitchener.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

Later buses operate until about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along these routes in Kitchener.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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200 iXpress

Grand River Transit is providing free service on all routes at certain times and extending the hours of service on many routes this weekend.

Later buses operate until about midnight Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along this route in Cambridge and Kitchener.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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9 Lakeshore

Later buses operate early Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

91 Late-Night loop

All buses Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 are free of fare.

Buses operating along the route also serve Kitchener.

13 Laurelwood

Later buses operate early Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

7 Mainline

Later buses operate until about 2:20 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along this route in Kitchener.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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8 University via Courtland / Weber

Until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9, buses operate along their regular route to Margaret Avenue South and Union Street East, then detour:

northwestward along Margaret Avenues South and North;
southward along Lincoln Road;
westward along Marshall Street;
northward along Carter Avenue; and then
westward along University Avenue East to Weber Street North,
resuming their regular route westward along University East.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Union Street East at Ellis Crescent South and Weber Street South,
  • on Weber Street South at Bristol Street and north of Cornwall Street and Allen Street East and
  • on Weber Street North at Royal Street, Lincoln Road and Noecker and Marshall Streets.

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

  • on Margaret Avenue South at Union Street East and Erb Street East,
  • on Lincoln Road at Marshall Street and
  • on University Avenue West beside Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus.

GRT is also detouring the buses in Kitchener Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9 during the parade.

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along these routes in Kitchener.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

8 University via Franklin / Westmount

Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along these routes in Kitchener.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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12 Westmount

Until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9, buses heading toward Fairview Park Mall operate along their regular route to Lincoln Road and Marshall Street, then detour:

westward along Marshall;
northward along Carter Avenue and then
westward along University Avenue West to Weber Street North,
resuming their regular route westward along University West.

Buses heading toward Fairview skip their regular stops

  • on Lincoln Road across from Lincoln Crescent North and at Weber Street North and
  • on Weber Street North at Noecker and Marshall Streets.

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

  • on University Avenue West beside Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus.

Buses heading toward Conestoga Mall reverse the detour routing for buses operating toward Fairview.

Buses heading toward Conestoga skip their regular stops

  • on Weber Street North at Marshall and Noecker Street and
  • on Lincoln Road east of Weber Street North and at Ellis Crescent North.

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

  • on University Avenue West at Marsland Drive. Later buses operate until about 2 a.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

All buses after 11 p.m. Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 are free of fare.

GRT also offers later service along this route in Waterloo.

You can view the schedule for late-night service here.

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Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.