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Weekend events affect transit services,
March 8, 9, 10, 11



Events in Brampton, Guelph and Toronto affect transit services this weekend, Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main, 24 Van Kirk, 25 Edenbrook, 502 Züm Main.

Guelph TransitAll routes.

Toronto Transit Commission5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 94 Wellesley, 501 Queen, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton.

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The Thursday, March 8 event affecting transit services is: Rogers Hometown Hockey.

The Friday, March 9 events affecting transit services are: an Ontario Hockey League game; and Rogers Hometown Hockey.

The Saturday, March 10 event affecting transit services is: Rogers Hometown Hockey.

The Sunday, March 11 events affecting transit services are: the Achilles Canada St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run / Walk; Rogers Hometown Hockey; and the Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Brampton


Rogers Hometown Hockey

The City of Brampton is closing

  • Main Street North between Theatre Lane / Nelson Street West and Queen Street

from 9 a.m. Thursday, March 8 until 5 a.m. Monday, March 12

to accommodate the event.

The City is also closing

  • Main Street South between Wellington and Queen Streets,
  • Queen Street East between George and Main Streets and
  • Queen Street West between Chapel Street / Theatre Lane and Main Street

from 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10 until 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 12.

Brampton Transit is detouring buses, while the streets are closed.

25 Edenbrook

After 9 a.m. Thursday, March 8 and all day Friday, March 9, 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.

Detour 24 Vankirk and 25 Edenbrook HTH.jpg

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2 Main

From 9 a.m. Thursday, March 8 until 5 a.m. Monday, March 12, 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.

Detour Route 502 and 2 main HTH.jpg

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24 Van Kirk

From 9 a.m. Thursday, March 8 until 5 a.m. Monday, March 12, 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.

Detour 24 Vankirk and 25 Edenbrook HTH.jpg

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502 Züm Main

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, SATDATE, 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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Detour Route 502 and 2 main HTH.jpg

Brampton Transit is also warning passengers that traffic congestion on nearby streets during the event may delay the detouring buses.

Congestion may also delay buses along these routes:

  • 1 / 1A Queen;
  • 9 Vodden;
  • 52 / 52A McMurchy;
  • 501 / 501A Züm Queen; and
  • 561 Züm Queen West.

The event may also affect GO Transit buses operating through downtown Brampton along these routes:

  • 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto;
  • 33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York;
  • 36 Brampton / North York express; and
  • 37 Orangeville / Brampton.

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Guelph


Ontario Hockey League action
All Guelph Transit routes

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus for just $1 Friday, March 9 to the Guelph Storm game against the Saginaw Spirit at 7:30 p.m. — if you have a valid ticket to the game.

You can ride for $1 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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Toronto


Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Harbord Street between Huron and St. George Streets,
  • Hoskin Avenue between St. George Street and Queen’s Park Crescent West

and other streets near the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto from about 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, while parade organizers set up the annual parade.

The parade starts from St. George Street and Bloor Street West at noon. As it reaches the various parts of its route and then clears the streets after it passes by, the City is closing and then re-opening streets in downtown Toronto from noon until about 3 p.m., including

  • Bloor Street West between St. George and Yonge Streets,
  • Yonge Street between Bloor and Queen Streets,
  • Queen Street West between Yonge Street and University Avenue and
  • University Avenue, northbound lanes between Queen and Dundas Streets West.

The TTC is detouring transit services during the event.

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5 Avenue Rd

From about 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue and Davenport Roads, then detour:

westward along Davenport and Dupont Street;
southward along St. George Street;
eastward along Prince Arthur Avenue; and then
southward into St George Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Avenue Road at Boswell Avenue, across from Yorkville Avenue, at Bloor Street West,
  • on Queen’s Park across from Charles Street West [beside Museum Station],
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Hoskin Avenue and beside Hart House and the University of Toronto Library and
  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street.

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

  • on Davenport Road west of Avenue Road, beside #250 Davenport and at Bedford Road and
  • on St. George Street at Bernard and Lowther Avenues.

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

northward along Bedford Road;
westward along Prince Arthur Avenue;
northward along St George Street; and then
eastward along Dupont Street and Davenport Road to Avenue Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Avenue.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street, at Wellesley Street West and north of St. Joseph Street,
  • on Queen’s Park north of Charles Street West [beside Museum Station],
  • on Avenue Road north of Bloor Street West, across from Lowther and Boswell Avenues and at Davenport Road.

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

  • in St George Station bus terminal and
  • on St. George Street at Lowther and Bernard Avenues.

(Also likely other temporary stops on Davenport Road.)

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6 Bay

Buses operate along their regular route.

From about noon until about 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, TTC supervisors direct buses through gaps in the parade at Bay Street and Bloor Street West. From about 1 until 3 p.m., the supervisors also direct buses through gaps in the parade at Bay and Queen Street West. Passengers should expect delays until the parade clears the intersections.

506 Carlton

Buses operate along their regular route.

As the parade passes Yonge and Carlton / College Streets, from about 1 until about 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, TTC supervisors direct streetcars through gaps in the parade. Passengers should expect some delays until the parade clears the intersection.

505 Dundas

Buses operate along their regular route.

As the parade passes Yonge and Dundas Streets, from about 1 until about 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, TTC supervisors direct streetcars through gaps in the parade at Dundas and Yonge Streets. Passengers should expect some delays until the parade clears the intersection.

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501 Queen

As the parade proceeds westward along Queen Street West — likely from about 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11eastbound streetcars operate along their regular route to Queen Street West and McCaul Street, then detour:

northward along McCaul;
eastward along Dundas Streets West and East; and then
northward along Parliament Street to Queen East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street West at University Avenue, York, Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets.

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

  • on McCaul Street south of Queen Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at University Avenue and Chestnut, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on King Street East at Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets and
  • on Parliament Street at Shuter Street and Queen Street East.

Westbound streetcars operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue, then detour:

northward along Broadview;
westward along Dundas Streets East and West; and then
southward along McCaul Street to Queen West,
resuming their regular route westward along Queen.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue and west of Simcoe Street.

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

  • on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East,
  • on Dundas Street East at Munro, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets and
  • on Dundas Street West at Bay and Chestnut Streets, University Avenue and McCaul Street.
  • on King Street West at Bay Street, University Avenue, John and Peter Streets and Spadina Avenue and
  • on Spadina Avenue north of King Street West.

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94 Wellesley

From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Harbord Street and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

southward along Spadina Avenue and Crescent;
eastward along College Street; and then
northward along Queen’s Park and Queen’s Park Crescent East to Wellesley Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Wellesley West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Harbord Street at St. George Street,
  • on Hoskin Avenue at Wycliffe College and
  • on Wellesley Street West at the Ontario Legislature Building.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Wellesley Street West and Queen’s Park Crescent East, then detour:

westward along Wellesley
southward along Queen’s Park Crescent West and Queen’s Park;
westward along College Street; and then
northward along Spadina Avenue and Crescent to Harbord Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Harbord.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen’s Park Crescent West at Hoskin Avenue,
  • on Hoskin Avenue at Trinity College and St. George Street and
  • on Harbord Street at Spadina Avenue.

As the parade passes Yonge and Wellesley Streets, from about 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, TTC supervisors direct buses through gaps in the parade. Passengers should expect delays until the parade clears the intersection.

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Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.