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Weekend events affect transit services, August 7, 8, 9



Special events in Brampton, Georgetown, Hamilton, Markham, Oakville and Toronto affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Brampton Transit2 Main.

GO Transit31 Guelph - Georgetown - Union.

Hamilton Street RailwayAll routes, Tiger-Cats Express.

Oakville TransitJazz Festival Shuttle

Toronto Transit Commission72 Pape, 300 Bloor-Danforth overnight, 303 Don Mills overnight.

York Region Transit224B Woodbine


The Friday, August 7 events are: Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival; Pilaros Taste of the Danforth.

The Saturday, August 8 events are: Canadian Football League action; Downtown Brampton Farmers Market; Georgetown Farmers Market; Pilaros Taste of the Danforth.

The Sunday, August 9 events are: Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival; Markham Giro; Pilaros Taste of the Danforth.


Brampton

Downtown Brampton Farmers Market

The City of Brampton will close Main Street between John Street and Nelson Street West / Theatre Lane every Saturday morning until October 10 to accommodate the market.

Brampton Transit is detouring bus service during the market.

2 Main

From 6 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street West, then detour:

westward along Nelson;
southward along George Streets North and South; and then
eastward along Wellington Street West to Main,
resuming their regular route southbound along Main.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

You can see a map of the detour route here. (.pdf)


Georgetown

Georgetown Farmers Market

The Town of Halton Hills will close part of Main Street South Georgetown every Saturday morning until October 10 to accommodate the Georgetown Central Business Improvement Area’s weekly market.

GO Transit is detouring bus service during the market.

31 Guelph - Georgetown - Union

From 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, buses travelling to and from Guelph remain on Highway 7 instead of travelling along Main Street. They do not serve the Georgetown agency during the market hours.


Halton Hills

See Georgetown


Hamilton

Canadian Football League action
All Hamilton Street Railway routes

On the evening of Saturday, August 8, you can ride any HSR bus for free to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game against the Edmonton Eskimos at 6:30 p.m. — if you hold a valid ticket to the game. With the HSR’s Ticket to Ride program, you can ride free of fare to Ivor Wynne Stadium for as much as three hours before game time and free of fare from the stadium until the end of service.

Tiger-Cats Express shuttles

Four free HSR shuttle buses also speedily transport ticket-holders from four terminals across the city to the stadium and back again after the game is over. You can read the schedule for the August 8 shuttle service here. (.pdf)

Read Transit Toronto’s June 19 post for more details.


Markham

Markham Giro

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, the Town of Markham is closing Cochrane Drive to accommodate the youth cycling race.

York Region Transit is detouring buses during the event.

224B Woodbine

Until noon on Sunday, August 9, southbound buses operate along their regular route.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Woodbine Avenue and Lanark Road, then detour:

northward along Woodbine; and then
westward along Highway 7 to Frontenac Drive,
resuming their regular route northward along Frontenac.

From noon until about 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Allstate Parkway and Highway 7, then detour:

eastward along Highway 7; and then
southward along Woodbine Avenue to Lanark Road,
resuming their regular route southward along Woodbine.


Oakville

Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival

On Friday and Saturday, the Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area will host the annual music event.

Jazz Festival Shuttle

To help jazz buffs take advantage of free parking at the Oakville GO Station, instead of parking downtown with limited space, Oakville Transit is operating frequent express shuttle bus service on Friday and Saturday evening between the GO Station and OT’s downtown terminal. Buses leave Oakville GO Station every 15 minutes, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8. They leave the bus terminal at Church and Dunn Streets every fifteen minutes until 12:30 a.m.


Toronto

Pilaros Taste of the Danforth

The City of Toronto will close Danforth Avenue between Broadview and Jones Avenues — including the entire intersection of Pape and Danforth Avenues — from Friday morning until Sunday evening to accommodate the 16th annual festival.

The TTC will divert bus service during the event.

300 Bloor - Danforth overnight

From about 2 until 5 a.m. on Saturday, August 8 and from about 2 until 9 a.m. on Sunday, August 9, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Danforth and Donlands Avenues, then detour:

northward along Donlands;
westward along Mortimer Avenue; and then
southward along Broadview Avenue to Danforth,
resuming their regular route westward along Danforth Avenue.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.

303 Don Mills overnight

From about 2 until 5 a.m. on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Pape and Mortimer Avenues, then detour:

westward along Mortimer; and then
southward along Broadview Avenue to Danforth Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Broadview.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

72 Pape

From 6 p.m. on Friday, August 7 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, southbound buses start their trips at Donlands Station (instead of Pape Station), then proceed:

southward along Donlands Avenue;
westward along Danforth Avenue;
southward along Jones Avenue; and then
westward along Gerrard Street East to Carlaw Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Carlaw.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.