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Nuit Blanche, September 30, October 1:
GO, TTC revise service, provide extra service



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This weekend, from sunset Saturday, September 30 until sunrise Sunday, October 1, enjoy Nuit Blanche Toronto, the free, annual, city-wide celebration of contemporary art.

Since 2006, the event has featured nearly 1,400 art installations by 4,900 artists, generating more than $311 million in economic benefits for Toronto.

During the event, the City of Toronto is closing:

  • Bay Street between Dundas and Queen Streets West 8 a.m. Saturday, September 30 until 10 a.m. Sunday, October 1, and between Queen and Front Streets West 4:30 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday;
  • Queen Street West between University Avenue and Yonge Street 6:30 p.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Sunday; and
  • Queen’s Park and Queen’s Park Crescents East and West between Bloor Street West and College Street 3:30 p.m. Saturday until 8:30 a.m.

GO Transit and the TTC are adding more service or revising regular service to make sure you get to the various events and then home again. GO is operating extra trains along most (but not all) lines and extra buses. The TTC is operating subway trains along the 1 Yonge - University and 2 Bloor - Danforth lines all night, adding extra buses and streetcars and diverting vehicles along certain routes.

The event affects service along these routes:

GO Transit01 Lakeshore West train; 09 Lakeshore East train; 18 Lakeshore West bus; 21 Milton train; 30 Kitchener / Brampton; 31 Kitchener train; 33 Guelph / North York; 65 Barrie train; 71 Stouffville train.

TTC1 Yonge - University subway, 2 Bloor - Danforth subway, 5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 29 Dufferin, 72 Pape, 94 Wellesley, 196 York University rocket, 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight, 301 Queen overnight, 307 Bathurst overnight, 320 Yonge overnight, 501 Queen, 509 Harbourfront, 510 Spadina.


GO Transit
65 Barrie train

A special northbound train leaves Union Station at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, October 1. It drops off passengers at all stations along the line and ends its trip in Allandale Waterfront GO Station at 3:55 a.m.

33B Guelph / Georgetown / North York

A special eastbound bus leaves University Centre Terminal on the University of Guelph campus at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, September 30. It ends its trip in Georgetown GO Station bus terminal at 4:45 p.m. so that passengers can connect with an eastbound train along the 31 Georgetown line. The train leaves at 5 p.m.

The train returns to Georgetown at 3:44 a.m. Sunday, October 1. A special westbound bus leaves Georgetown at 3:52 a.m. It ends its trip in University Centre Terminal at 4:47 a.m.

30 Kitchener / Brampton express

A special eastbound bus leaves Kitchener GO Station at 3:54 p.m. Saturday, September 30. It ends its trip in Bramalea GO Station bus terminal at 5:09 p.m. so that passengers can connect with an eastbound train along the 31 Georgetown line. The train leaves at 5:24 p.m.

The train returns to Bramalea at 3:19 a.m. Sunday, October 1. A special westbound bus leaves Bramalea at 3:29 a.m. and ends its trip in Kitchener at 4:29 a.m.

31 Kitchener train

A special eastbound train leaves Georgetown GO Station at 5 p.m. Saturday, September 30. It picks up passengers at all stations along the line east of Georgetown and ends its trip in Union Station at 6:07 p.m.

A special westbound train leaves Union at 2:40 a.m. Sunday, October 1. It drops off passengers at all stations along the line until it ends its trip in Georgetown at 3:44 a.m.

GO operates buses along the 33C Guelph / Georgetown / North York route to meet the trains in both directions at Georgetown. It also operates buses along the 30 Kitchener / Brampton route to meet the trains at Bramalea GO Station.

09 Lakeshore East train

A special eastbound train leaves Exhibition GO Station at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, October 1. It leaves Union Station at 2 a.m. The train drops off passengers at all stations along the line and ends its trip in Oshawa GO Station at 2:57 a.m.

18 Lakeshore West bus

Special trains operating along the 01 Lakeshore West line arrive in Aldershot GO Station at 3:06 and 5:06 a.m. Sunday, October 1.

Special buses meet the trains. They leave Aldershot at 3:14 and 5:14 a.m. They end their trips in Hamilton GO Centre at 3:29 and 5:29 a.m.

01 Lakeshore West train

Special westbound trains leave Union Station at 2 and 4 a.m. Sunday, October 1. They drop off passengers at all stations along the line and end their trips in Aldershot GO Station at 3:06 and 5:06 a.m.

GO operates buses along the 18 Lakeshore West route to meet the trains at Aldershot GO Station.

21 Milton train

A special eastbound train leaves Milton GO Station at 5 p.m. Saturday, September 30. It picks up passengers at all stations along the line and ends its trip in Union Station at 5:57 p.m.

A special westbound train leaves Union at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, October 1. It drops off passengers at all stations along the line and ends its trip in Milton at 3:28 a.m.

71 Stouffville train

A special southbound train leaves Lincolnville GO Station at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, September 30. It picks up passengers at all stations along the line and ends its trip in Union Station at 5:54 p.m.

A special northbound train leaves Union at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, October 1. It drops off passengers at all stations along the line and ends its trip in Lincolnville at 3:59 a.m.


Toronto Transit Commission
5 Avenue Rd

After 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue Road and Bloor Street West, then detour:

westward along Bloor West;
southward along Bedford Road;
westward along Prince Arthur Avenue; and then
southward into St George Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen’s Park across from Charles Street West,
  • 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 passengers at a temporary stop

  • in St George Station bus terminal.

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

southward along Bedford Road; and then
eastward along Bloor Street West to Avenue Road / Queen’s Park,
resuming their regular route northward along Avenue Road.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen’s Park Crescent East north of College Street, at Wellesley Street West and St. Joseph Street and
  • on Queen’s Park at Charles Street West.

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^ This map of the detour routing also indicates the detour for another event Sunday, October 1. A separate Transit Toronto post will detail information about that detour. Unfortunately, the mapmaker has reversed the labels for the two detours. Buses follow the route that the map displays in red during Nuit Blanche.

307 Bathurst overnight

The TTC says it’s operating extra service along this route early Sunday, October 1.

6 Bay

From 8 a.m. Saturday, September 30 until 10 a.m. Sunday, October 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Bay Street and Gerrard Street West, then detour:

eastward along Gerrard West; and then
southward along Yonge Street to Queens Quay,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queens Quay West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street at Gerrard Street West, Elm Street, Dundas Street West, Hagerman Street, Nathan Phillips Square, Queen, Adelaide, King and Front Streets West and south of Harbour Street and
  • on Queens Quay West east of Bay Street.

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

  • on Yonge Street at Elm Street and Dundas Street West, across from 247 Yonge and Shuter Street and at Queen, Richmond, King, Wellington and Front Streets West and Queens Quay West.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street north of Queens Quay West, across from the Air Canada Centre, at Front, Wellington and King Street West, north of Adelaide Street West, at Queen Street West and Albert Street, across from Hagerman Street and at Dundas Street West, Elm Street and Gerrard Street West.

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

  • on Yonge Street north of Front Street East and at King, Richmond and Queen Streets East, Shuter Street and Dundas Street East and across from Elm Street.

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300 Bloor - Danforth overnight

Even though the Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway operates all night, the TTC is operating buses along the route with their regular schedule early Sunday, October 1.

Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway

Trains operate every 10 to 15 minutes from about 1:30 until 8 a.m. Sunday, October 1.

29 Dufferin

The TTC says it’s operating extra service along this route late Saturday, September 30 and early Sunday, October 1.

72B Pape via Commissioners and Queens Quay

From 8 a.m. Saturday, September 30 until 10 a.m. Sunday, October 1, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge and Wellington Streets, then detour:

northward along Yonge to King Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Bay Street at Front Street West.

Instead, westbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Yonge Street at King Street East.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Yonge Street just south of King Street East, then proceed:

eastward along King East;
southward along Church Street;
eastward along Wellington Street East; and then
southward along Yonge to Queens Quay,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queens Quay East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Bay Street at Front Street West and south of Harbour Street and
  • on Queens Quay West across from Bay Street.

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

  • on Yonge Street at King Street East,
  • on King Street East at Church Street,
  • on Church Street at Wellington Street East and
  • on Yonge Street at Front Street West.

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509 Harbourfront

The TTC says it’s operating extra service along this route late Saturday, September 30 and early Sunday, October 1.

501 Queen
301 Queen overnight

From 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30 until 7:30 a.m. Sunday, October 1, eastbound cars operate along their regular route to Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

southward along Spadina;
eastward along King Streets West and East; and then
northward along Church Street to Queen East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street West at Peter, John and Duncan Streets, University Avenue and at York, Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria and Church Street.

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

  • on Spadina Avenue south of Queen Street West and at King Street West,
  • on King Street West at Blue Jays Way, John Street, University Avenue and Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on King Street East at Church Street and
  • on Church Street north of Lombard Street and at Queen Street East.

Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Church and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, west of Simcoe Street and at McCaul, John and Soho Streets and Spadina Avenue.

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

  • on Church Street at Richmond, Adelaide and King Streets East,
  • on King Street East at Yonge 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 and at Richmond Street West.

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510 Spadina

The TTC says it’s operating extra service along this route late Saturday, September 30 and early Sunday, October 1.

94 Wellesley

From 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30 until 1:30 a.m. Sunday, October 1, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Harbord Street and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

northward along Spadina;
eastward along Bloor Street West; and then
southward along Bay Street 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 beside Wycliffe College and
  • on Wellesley Street West beside the Ontario Legislature, east of Queen’s Park Crescent East and at Bay Street.

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

  • on Spadina Avenue at Sussex Avenue,
  • on Bloor Street West at St. George Street, across from Bedford Road, at Queen’s Park and at Bay Street and
  • on Bay Street south of Charles Street West and at St. Joseph Street.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Wellesley Street West and Bay Street, then detour:

southward along Bay;
westward along College Street; and then
northward along Spadina Avenue, Spadina Crescent and Spadina Avenue to Harbord Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Harbord.

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

  • on Bay Street south of Wellesley Street West and at Grosvenor and College Streets,
  • on College Street at Elizabeth Street and University Avenue, across from McCaul Street and at St. George Street and Spadina Avenue and
  • on Spadina Avenue at Willcocks Street.

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^ This map of the detour routing also indicates the detour for another event Sunday, October 1. A separate Transit Toronto post will detail information about that detour.

320 Yonge overnight

Even though the Line 1 Yonge - University subway operates all night, the TTC is operating buses along the route with their regular schedule early Sunday, October 1.

Line 1 Yonge - University subway

Trains operate every 10 to 15 minutes from about 1:30 until 8 a.m. Sunday, October 1.

196 York University rocket

The TTC says it’s operating extra service along this route late Saturday, September 30 and early Sunday, October 1.