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Weekend events affect transit services,
December 1, 2, 3



Santa Claus is coming to town — or, at least, to 15 towns in the Greater Golden Horseshoe — this weekend.

He’s a busy man as parades welcome him to Burlington, the Courtice area of Clarington, the Elmira area of Woolwich Township, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, the Jackson’s Point area of Georgina, the Long Branch area of Toronto, Mississauga, the New Toronto area of Toronto, Peterborough, the Port Perry area of Scugog Township, the Rexdale area of Toronto, the Sutton area of Georgina, the Stoney Creek area of Hamilton, Stouffvilleand Whitby affect transit services this weekend.

Other events — some seasonal, some not — disrupt transit services in the Bowmanville area of Clarington, Guelph, Milton, Oakville, central Toronto and the Unionville area of Markham.


The events affect these routes:

Burlington Transit3 Guelph - Downtown, 4 Central, 10 New - Maple, 21 Fairview, 25 Walkers.

Durham Region Transit111 East Pickering counterclockwise, 111A East Pickering clockwise, 302 Brock - Brooklin, 312 Central Whitby, 402 King, 412 Adelaide, 501 South Bowmanville, 502 North Bowmanville, 900 PULSE.

GO Transit71 Stouffville / Toronto, 81 Port Perry / Whitby, 88 Peterborough / Oshawa, 90 Lakeshore East, 91 Newcastle / Oshawa express, 92 Oshawa / Yorkdale.

Grand River Transit21 Elmira, 51A Hespeler Road - Fisher Mills, 51B Hespeler Road - Melran, 203 iXpress.

Guelph TransitAll routes.

Hamilton Street Railway5 Delaware, 58 Stoney Creek local.

Milton Transit2 Main, 6 Scott.

MiWay29 Park Royal - Homelands.

Oakville Transit17 Kerr.

Peterborough Transit1 George North, 9 Nicholls Park, 10 Collison, 11 Ashburnham, 40 Trent West Bank express, 42 Trent East Bank express.

Toronto Transit Commission37 Islington, 44 Kipling South, 45 Kipling, 73C Royal York via Albion, 110 Islington South, 118 Thistle Down, 121 Fort York - Esplanade, 501 Queen / Long Branch.

York Region Transit15 Stouffville, 40 Unionville local, 50 Queensway, 202 Unionville GO shuttle, 302 Unionville express.

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The Friday, December 1 events affecting transit services are: Kerr Village Christmas-Tree Lighting; Moonlight Magic and Tree Lighting; an Ontario Hockey League game; the Pickering Christmas Tree-Lighting; the Toronto Christmas Market; and the Unionville Olde Tyme Christmas and Candle-Light Parade.

The Saturday, December 2 events affecting transit services are: the Elmira Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade; the Etobicoke - Lakeshore Christmas Parade; the Hespeler Santa Claus Parade; the JVC Whitby Santa Claus Parade; the Milton Holiday Street Market; the Stouffville Santa Claus Parade; the Peterborough Santa Claus Parade; the Scugog Santa Claus Parade; the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade; the Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights; and the Toronto Christmas Market.

The Sunday, December 3 events affecting transit services are: the Burlington Christmas Parade; the Courtice Santa Claus Parade; the Mississauga News Santa Claus Parade; the North Etobicoke Santa Claus Parade; and the Toronto Christmas Market.

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Bowmanville


Moonlight Magic

The Region of Durham and the Municipality of Clarington are closing

  • King Streets East and West Bowmanville (Regional Highway 2) between George and Scugog Streets

Friday evening to accommodate the Bowmanville Business Improvement Association’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit are likely detouring buses while the street is closed. DRT has not yet announced detour information, but GO has.

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Durham Region Transit
502 North Bowmanville

(DRT has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information it supplied about other events that have closed this section of King East.)

After 4 p.m. Friday, December 1, buses operate along their regular route to Church and Temperance Streets, then detour:

eastward along Church; and then
southward along Liberty Street North to King Street East,
resuming their regular route southward along Liberty South.

Buses skip their regular stops:

  • on King Street East east of Division Street, at Ontario Street and Liberty Street South.
501 South Bowmanville

(DRT has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information it supplied about other events that have closed this section of King East.)

After 4 p.m. Friday, December 1, buses operate along their regular route to Church and Temperance Streets, then detour:

eastward along Church; and then
southward along Liberty StreetNorth to King Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King East.

Buses skip their regular stops:

  • on King Street East east of Division Street, at Ontario Street and Liberty Street South.

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GO Transit
90 Lakeshore East

From 4 p.m. Friday, December 1 until 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 2, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Liberty Street, then detour:

southward along Liberty Street South;
westward along Baseline Road West;
northward along Waverley Road South;
east- and northward along Roenigk Drive to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East west of Liberty Street North and George Street and at Temperance Street North and
  • on King Street West at Scugog Street North.

Eastbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Scugog Street South and
  • on King Street East east of Division Street South and at Ontario and Liberty Streets South.
91 Newcastle / Oshawa express

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring but has not announced exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this post on information GO has supplied about other events that have closed this section of King East.)

After 4 p.m. Friday, December 1, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Roenigk Drive, then detour:

south- and eastward along Roenigk;
southward along Waverly Road;
westward along Baseline Road West; and then
northward along Liberty Street South to King East,
resuming their regular route eastward along King East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East east of Temperance and Division Streets South and at Ontario Street and Liberty Street South.

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Burlington


Burlington Christmas Parade

The City of Burlington is closing

  • Prospect Street between Cumberland Avenue and Guelph Line,

from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday and

  • Guelph Line between Prospect and New Streets,
  • New Street between Guelph Line and Martha Street,
  • Martha Street between New and James Streets,
  • James Street between Martha and Brant Streets and
  • Brant Street between Baldwin Street / Victoria Avenue and Elgin Street

from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. Sunday to accommodate the annual event.

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Burlington Transit has confirmed that it’s detouring buses while the streets are closed, but has not announced exact detour-routing information.

4 Central

(Burlington Transit has confirmed that buses are detouring, but not exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information it supplied about this event in previous years.)

From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, December 3, eastbound buses start their trips in the north loop at Burlington GO Station, then proceed:

north-, east- and northward along Queensway Drive;
westward along Plains Road East;
southward along Brant Street; and then
eastward along Fairview Street to Cumberland Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Cumberland.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on John Street in Downtown Burlington Terminal,
  • on James Street at Martha Street,
  • on New Street across from Holtby Avenue and at Smith and Stinson Avenues,
  • on Teen Tour Way at Drury Lane,
  • on Drury Lane at Courtland Drive, Woodward Avenue and Prospect Street,
  • on Prospect Street across from Paling Road and Wesley Street, at Guelph Line, beside #3030 Prospect, at Dynes Road, beside #3270 Prospect and at Cumberland Street.

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

  • in Burlington GO Station north bus terminal,
  • on Plains Road East east of Brant Street,
  • on Brant Street south of Plains Road East and
  • on Fairview Street east of Brant Street, across from Walmart, east of Argon Court and beside Value Village.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Prospect Street west of Cumberland Street, beside Canadian Tire, across from Dynes Road, at Regency Court, east of Guelph Line, west of Guelph Line and at Parker Crescent,
  • on Drury Lane south of Prospect Street, at Woodward Avenue and Courtland Drive and across from Teen Tour Way,
  • on Teen Tour Way beside the Burlington Seniors Centre,
  • on New Street at Drury Lane and Lorne and Martha Streets,
  • on James Street at Pearl Street and
  • on John Street in Downtown Burlington Terminal.

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

  • on Fairview Street west of Guelph Line, across from Drury Lane and Argon Court, beside Walmart and east of Brant Street,
  • on Brant Street north of Fairview Street,
  • on Plains Road East at Queensway Drive and
  • in Burlington GO Station north bus terminal.

Burlington Christmas Parade Detours Map 2015.jpg

This map shows how BT detoured buses in 2015 during this event.

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21 Fairview

(Burlington Transit has confirmed that buses are detouring, but not exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information it supplied about this event in previous years.)

From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, December 3, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Fairview and Cumberland Streets, then detour:

westward along Fairview to Guelph Line,
resuming their regular route westward along Fairview.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Prospect Street across from #3270 Prospect, beside Canadian Tire, at Regency Court and at Guelph Line.

Outbound buses reverse the inbound detour routing.

Outtbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Line south of Fairview Street,
  • on Prospect Street beside #3030 Prospect, at Dynes Road, beside #3270 Prospect and at Cumberland Street.
3 Guelph - Downtown

(Burlington Transit has confirmed that buses are detouring, but not exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information it supplied about this event in previous years.)

From 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, December 3, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Plains Road East and Brant Street, then proceed:

westward along Plains East;
southward along Maple Avenue;
eastward along Lakeshore Road;
eastward along Fairview Street to Guelph Line,
resuming their regular route northward along Guelph.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops.

  • on Brant Street south of Plains Road East and Fairview Street, at Grahams Lane, south of Ghent Avenue and Olga Drive, across from Blairholm Avenue, at Baldwin and Caroline Streets and south of Ontario Street,
  • on John Street in Downtown Burlington Terminal,
  • on Elizabeth Street at Lakeshore Road, east of Old Lakeshore Road, across from Smith Avenue, Stratheden Drive, Seneca Avenue and Green Street and at St. Paul Street and
  • on Guelph Line north of Lakeshore Road, at Princess Boulevard, Woodland Park Drive, south of New Street, north of New Street, at Glencrest Road, Woodward Avenue, Prospect and Fairview Streets.

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

  • on Plains Road East west of Brant Street and beside Helena Street,
  • on Maple Avenue south of Plains Road East and
  • on Fairview Street across from Burlington Fire Headquarters, west of Brant Street, east of Brant, across from Walmart, east of Argon Court and beside Value Village.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Line and Fairview Street, then detour:

eastward along Fairview;
southward along Cumberland Avenue;
westward along New Street;
southward along Rossmore Boulevard;
westward along Lakeshore Road;
northward along John Street to Downtown Burlington Terminal, then continuing
eastward through the bus parking lot;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
westward along Lakeshore Road;
northward along Maple Avenue;
eastward along Plains Road East to Brant Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Plains East.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Line south of Fairview and Prospect Streets at Woodward Avenue, across from Glencrest Road, at New Street, across from St. Clair Avenue, Woodland Park Drive, Princess Boulevard and at Lakeshore Road,
  • on James Street at Brant Street,
  • on Brant Street at Caroline Street, beside #541 Brant, at Victoria and Blairholme Avenues, Rambo Crescent, Prospect Street, Ghent Avenue and Maplewood Drive.

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

  • on Cumberland Street at Woodward Avenue,
  • on New Street at Dynes and Claridge Roads,
  • on Lakeshore Road at Brant Street, Burlington and Nelson Avenues and west of Brock Avenu,
  • on Maple Avenue at Elgin Street, north of Ontario Street, at Maple Crossing Boulevard [south and north], Richmond Road and across from the Mapleview Centre and at Fairview Street and Plains Road East and
  • on Plains Road East across from Helena Street and west of Brant Street.

Burlington Christmas Parade Detours Map 2015.jpg

This map shows how BT detoured buses in 2015 during this event.

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10 New - Maple

(Burlington Transit has confirmed that buses are detouring, but not exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information it supplied about this event in previous years.)

From 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, December 3, inbound buses operate along their regular route to New Street and Rossmore Road, then detour:

southward along Rossmore;
westward along Lakeshore Road; and then
northward along John Street to Downtown Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on New Street at Dynes and Claridge Roads, Guelph Line and Beverley Drive, across from Seneca Avenue, beside the Burlington Seniors Centre, at Drury Lane and Lorne and Martha Streets,
  • on James Street at Pearl Street,
  • on Lakeshore Road at Brant Street, Burlington and Nelson Avenues and west of Brock Avenue and
  • on Maple Avenue at Elgin Street, north of Ontario Street, at Maple Crossing Boulevard [south] and [north], at Richmond Road, across from Mapleview Centre and north of Thorpe Road.

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

  • on Lakeshore Road west of St. Paul Street, at Green Street, west of Delaware Avenue, at Stratheden Drive and Smith Avenue, west of Torrance Street and at Martha and Elizabeth Streets.

Outbound buses start their trips in Downtown Burlington Terminal, then detour:

eastward through the bus parking lot;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
eastward along Lakeshore Road; and then
northward along Rossmore Boulevard to New Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along New.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Maple Avenue north of Fairview Street, south of Fairview Street, south of Mapleview Centre, at Augustus Drive, across from Maple Crossing Boulevard [south], Ontario and Elgin Streets and at North Shore Boulevard West,
  • on Lakeshore Road across from Brock Street, Burlington Avenue and Locust Street,
  • on James Street at Martha Street,
  • on New Street across from Holtby Avenue, at Smith and Stinson Avenues, east of Delaware Avenue, across from Beverley Drive, west of Guelph Line, east of Guelph Line and at Rossmore Boulevard.

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

  • on Elizabeth Street at Lakeshore Road and
  • on Lakeshore Road east of Old Lakeshore Road, across from Smith Avenue, Stratheden Drive, Seneca Avenue and Green Street and at St. Paul Street

Burlington Christmas Parade Detours Map 2015.jpg

This map shows how BT detoured buses in 2015 during this event.

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25 Walkers

(Burlington Transit has confirmed that buses are detouring, but not exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information it supplied about this event in previous years.)

From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, December 3, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Fairview and Cumberland Streets, then detour:

westward along Fairview to Guelph Line,
resuming their regular route westward along Fairview.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Prospect Street across from #3270 Prospect, beside Canadian Tire, at Regency Court and at Guelph Line.

Outbound buses reverse the inbound detour routing.

Outtbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Line south of Fairview Street,
  • on Prospect Street beside #3030 Prospect, at Dynes Road, beside #3270 Prospect and at Cumberland Street.

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Clarington

See Bowmanville and Courtice.


Cambridge

See Hespeler


Courtice


Courtice Santa Claus Parade

The Municipality of Clarington is closing

  • Nash Road between George Reynold Drive and Townline Road North

Sunday morning and afternoon to accommodate the Clarington Board of Trade’s annual parade.

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses while the road is closed.

412 Adelaide

From noon until 2 p.m. Sunday, December 3, westbound buses operate along their regular route to George Reynolds Drive and Trulls Road, then detour:

southward along Trulls;
westward along Durham Highway 2; and then
northward along Townline Road North to Nash,
resuming their regular route northward along Townline North.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on George Reynolds Drive at Mallory Street, Mull Crescent [north], Devondale Street and Nash Road and
  • on Nash Road west of Tooley Road and at Varcoe Road and Townline Road North.

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

  • on Durham Highway 2 across from Sandringham Drive and Prestonvale Road, west of Centrefield Drive and at Varcoe Road and
  • on Townline Road North at Nash Road.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Nash Road east of Townline Road North and Varcoe Road and at Valleycrest Drive,
  • on George Reynolds Drive across from Mull Crescent [south], north of Kintyre Street, at Audrey Court and Trulls Road.

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

  • on Townline Road North across from Nash Road,
  • on Durham Highway 2 at Darlington Boulevard and Old Kingston Road, west of Prestonvale Road and Sandringham Drive and
  • on Trulls Road north of Durham Highway 2.

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402 King

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

From noon until 2 p.m. Sunday, December 3, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Durham Highway 2 and Trulls Road, then detour:

northward along Trulls; and then
westward along Nash Road to Courtice Road, and then
southward along Courtice to Moyse Drive, ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Durham Highway 2 at Trulls Road and
  • on Courtice Road (northbound) at Moyse Drive.

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

  • on Nash Road east of Trulls Road, across from Fourth Avenue and at Courtice Road and
  • on Courtice Road across from Moyse Drive (beside Clarington Community Complex).

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Elmira


Elmira Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade

The Township of Woolwich is closing

  • Arthur Street South Elmira between Church and First Streets and
  • Arthur Street North between William and Church Streets

Saturday morning to accommodate the annual parade.

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

21 Elmira

From 9:30 a.m. until noon, Saturday, December 2, southbound buses start their trips on Snyder Avenue South south of Church Street West, then proceed

southwardalong Snyder South;
westward along First Street West;
southward along Meadowlark Road; and then
eastward along Oriole Parkway to Arthur Street South,
resuming their regular route southward along Arthur South.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Church Street West at Maple Street and
  • on Arthur Street South across from Howard Avenue.

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

  • on Oriole Parkway at Arthur Street South.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Arthur Street South at Howard Avenue; then detour:

eastward along Howard;
northward along Union Street;
westward along Erb Street;
northward along Duke Street;
westward along Church Street East;
northwestward along Riverside Drives East and West; and then
southward along Snyder Avenues North and South to just south of Church Street West,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Arthur Street South north of First Street East, across from Brubacher Street, at Park Avenue East and Wyatt Street East and north of Mill Street and
  • on Church Street West at Maple Street.

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

  • on Union Street north of First Street East, at Park Avenue East and
  • on Duke Street at Church Street East and
  • on Snyder Avenue South south of Church Street West.

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Etobicoke

See Long Branch, New Toronto and Rexdale.


Georgina

See Jackson’s Point and Sutton.


Guelph


Ontario Hockey League action
All Guelph Transit routes

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus for just $1 Friday, December 1 to the Guelph Storm game against the Erie Otters 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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Halton Hills

See Georgetown.


Hamilton

See Stoney Creek


Hespeler


Hespeler Santa Claus Parade

The City of Cambridge is closing:

  • Groh Avenue between Bechtel Street and Goebel Avenue,
  • Goebel Avenue between Queen Street West and Groh Avenue,
  • Queen Street West Hespeler between Goebel Avenue and Guelph Avenue / Adam Street,
  • Tannery Street East between Queen Street East and Adam Street,
  • Adam Street between Tannery Street East and Bergey Street

and other streets in Hespeler Village Saturday morning and afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

Grand River Transit is detouring buses while the streets are closed.

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51A Hespeler Road - Fisher Mills

Until 2 p.m., southbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Avenue and Fisher Mills Road, then detour:

westward along Fisher Mills; and then
southward along Hespeler Road to Smart Centres! Cambridge,
resuming their regular route southward into Smart Centres!.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Avenue at Sheffield Street
  • on Queen Street West west of Guelph Avenue and across from Harvey Street, Winston Boulevard and Rooshill and Shepherd Avenues.

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

  • on Fisher Mills Road at Fearnwood Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Smart Centres! Cambridge, then detour:

northward along Hespeler Road; and then
westward along Fisher Mills Road to Scott Road,
resuming their regular route northward along Scott.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street West at Shepherd and Rooshill Avenues, Winston Boulevard and Harvey and Adam Streets,
  • on Guelph Street across from Sheffield Street and
  • on Fisher Mills Road at Fearnwood Street.
51B Hespeler Road - Melran

Until 2 p.m., southbound buses operate along their regular route to Franklin Boulevard and Holiday Inn Drive, then detour:

southward along Franklin;
westward along Pinebush Road;
along internal roads through Smart Centres! Cambridge to the regular southbound stop #1456,
resuming their regular route.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Holiday Inn Drive beside Jacob Hespeler High School, the Holiday Inn and Heritage Bible College and at Groh Avenue.

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

  • on Pinebush Road west of Struck Court at beside Smart Centres! Cambridge.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to the northbound stop in Smart Centres! Cambridge, then detour:

along internal roads to Pinebush Road;
eastward along Pinebush; and then
northward** along Franklin Boulevard to Jamieson Parkway,
resuming their regular route northward along Franklin.

Northbound buses continue along their regular route to Cooper and Hammet Streets, then detour:

northward along Hammet;
eastward along Gerrard Avenue; and then
northward along Renwick Avenue to Queen Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen East.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Groh Avenue at Holiday Inn Drive,
  • on Holiday Inn Drive beside Cambridge Markets and #200 Holiday Inn, across from Jacob Hespeler High School and at Franklin Boulevard,
  • on Cooper Street at Lewis Street,
  • on Queen Street East at Hungerford Road and east of Pannabaker Street.

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

  • on Hammett Street at Black Street and
  • on Renwick Avenue north of Gerrard Avenue and at Walker Avenue.

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203 iXpress

Until 2 p.m., Saturday, December 4, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Avenue and Sheffield Street, then detour:

westward along Sheffield Street;
northward along Clemens Avenue;
westward along Fisher Mills Road;
southward along Hespeler Road; and then
eastward along Pinebush Road to Franklin Boulevard,
resuming their regular route southward along Franklin.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Adam Street at Tannery Street West,
  • on Franklin Boulevard at Shamrock, Edward and Thomas Streets, Winston Boulevard and Holiday Inn Drive.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Franklin Boulevard and Pinebush Road, then detour:

westward along Pinebush;
northward along Hespeler Road;
eastward along Fisher Mills Road;
northward along Trillium Avenue;
eastward along Shaw Avenue West; and then
southward along Guelph Avenue to Fisher Mills,
resuming their regular route westward along Fisher Mills.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Franklin Boulevard at Jamieson Parkway, Winston Boulevard, Thomas, Edward and Adam Streets, and on Tannery Street East at Queen Street East.

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

  • on Guelph Avenue at Fisher Mills Road.

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Jackson’s Point and Sutton


Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights

The Region of York and the Town of Georgina are closing

  • Dalton Road between Black River Road in Jackson’s Point and High Street Sutton and
  • High Street Sutton between Dalton and Snooks Roads

Saturday evening to accommodate the annual event.

York Region Transit is likely detouring buses during the event but has not announced detour-routing information.

50 Queensway

From about 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2, southbound buses start their trips at High and Burke Streets, as usual, then proceed:

eastward along High;
southward along Highway 48;
westward along Old Homestead Road; and then
northward along Kennedy Road to Metro Road,
resuming their regular route westward along Metro.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on High Street at East Street, Snooks Road, Middle Street and Dalton Road,
  • on Dalton Road north of High Street, at Black River Road, north of Woodriver Bend, at Grew Boulevard and across from Pride Crescent and Roanoak Road,
  • on Metro Road North west of Dalton Road, at Melody Lane, Hardwood Drive and Birch Road, across from Alexander Boulevard, west of De La Salle Park, at Salvation Army Road, west of Salvation Army Road, at Huntley Drive, Montsell Avenue and Kennedy Road.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Metro Road North and Kennedy Road, then detour:

southward along Kennedy;
eastward along Old Homestead Road;
northward along Highway 48;
westward along High Street;
northward along East Street;
westward along North Street;
southward along Hawkins Street; and then
eastward along High Street to Burke Street,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Metro Road North across from Montsell Avenue and Huntley Drive, west of Salvation Army Road, across from Salvation Army Road, at Kelenna Drive, Alexander Boulevard, Birch Road, Hardwood Drive, Marie Street and Dalton Road,
  • on Dalton Road south of Roanoak Road and Pride Crescent, south of Grew Boulevard, across from Woodriver Bend, at Black River Road and north of McDonough Avenue and
  • on High Street (eastbound) east of Dalton Road, at Snooks Road, Middle Street and East Street.

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Long Branch and New Toronto

Etobicoke - Lakeshore Christmas Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West between Dwight Avenue and Thirty-Seventh Street,

Saturday to accommodate the Lakeshore Village and Long Branch Business Improvement Associations’ annual Santa Claus Parade.

The TTC is detouring transit services during the event.

110 Islington South

From about 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, December 2, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Islington Avenue and Birmingham Street, ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Islington Avenue at Lake Shore Boulevard West,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West at Tenth Street and
  • on Twelfth Street north of Lake Shore Boulevard West.

Northbound buses start their trips at Islington Avenue and Birmingham Street, then proceed:

westward along Birmingham;
northward along Eighth Street; and then
eastward along New Toronto Street to Islington Avenue;
resuming their regular route northward along Islington.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Twelfth Street north of Lake Shore Boulevard West,
  • on Garnett James Road east of Twelfth Street and at Coin Street,
  • on Ninth Street at Birmingham Street and
  • on Birmingham Street at Eighth Street.

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44 Kipling South

From about 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 2, buses start and end their trips at Kipling streetcar loop, north of Lake Shore Boulevard West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kipling Avenue at Lake Shore Boulevard West,
  • on Colonel Smith Drive south of Lake Shore Boulevard West and at Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus Building M and
  • at the Kipling bus loop.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • at the Kipling bus loop,
  • on Colonel Smith Drive at Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus Building M and
  • on Kipling Avenue north of Lake Shore Boulevard West.

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501L Queen / Long Branch

From about 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, December 2, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Lake Shore Boulevard West and Brown’s Line, then detour:

northward along Brown’s;
eastward along Horner Avenue;
southward along Kipling Avenue;
eastward along New Toronto and Struthers Streets; and then
southward along Royal York Road to Lake Shore West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Lake Shore.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West at Thirty-Seventh Street, Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-First, Twenty-Eighth, Twenty-Seventh and Twenty-Second Streets and Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, across from Fifteenth Street, at Thirteenth, Tenth, Seventh, Fifth, Third and First Streets and Royal York Road.

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

  • on Browns Line north of Lake Shore Boulevard West, across from Jellicoe Avenue and Woodbury Road and at Horner Avenue,
  • on Horner Avenue across from Sheldon and Alderbrae Avenues, Beta and Delta Streets and at Thirtieth Street, across from Edilou Drive, at Belvia Road and Fima Crescent, beside #289 Horner and at Kipling Avenue,
  • on Royal York Road at Symons Street, across from Dartmouth Crescent and at Albani Street.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West west of Dwight Avenue, at Third and Fifth Streets, Islington Avenue, Tenth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets, Kipling Avenue, Twenty-Second, Twenty-Sixth, Twenty-Ninth and Thirtieth Streets and across from Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-Seventh and Thirty-Ninth Streets.

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

  • on Horner Avenue across from Tupper Avenue and Fima Crescent, at Connorvale Avenue, Edilou Drive, Thirtieth Street, west of Delta Street, at Beta Street and Alderbrae and Sheldon Avenues,
  • on Browns Line south of Horner Avenue, at Woodbury Road and south of Jellicoe Avenue and
  • in Long Branch Loop.

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Markham

See Unionville.


Milton


Milton Holiday Street Market

Saturdays, December 2, December 9** and December 16, the Town of Milton is closing

  • Main Street East between Brown and Commercial Streets

to accommodate the seasonal event.

Milton Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

2 Main

All day, Saturdays, December 2, December 9** and December 16, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street East and Elizabeth Street, then detour:

northward along Elizabeth; 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

All day, Saturdays, December 2, December 9** and December 16, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street East and Elizabeth Street, then detour:

northward along Elizabeth;
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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Mississauga


Mississauga News Santa Claus Parade

The City of Mississauga is closing:

  • Glen Erin Drive between Dunwin Drive and Dundas Street West,
  • Motorway Boulevard between Woodchester and Glen Erin Drives and
  • Woodchester Drive between Dunwin Drive and Dundas Street West

Sunday morning and afternoon to accommodate the first annual event.

MiWay is detouring buses, while the streets are closed.

29 Park Royal - Homelands

From 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, December 3, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Glen Erin Drive and Council Ring Road, then detour:

eastward along Council Ring;
south- and eastward along South Millway;
southward along Fifth Line West; and then
westward along Dundas Street West to Glen Erin,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Glen Erin Drive at Council Ring Road, Dunwin Drive, Motorway Boulevard and Dundas Street West.

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

  • on South Millway at Fifth Line West and
  • on Dundas Street West west of Dunwin Drive and at Glen Erin Drive.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Glen Erin Drive north of Dundas Street West and at Dunwin Drive and Council Ring Road.

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

  • on Dundas Street West at Liruma Road, west of Liruma Road and across from Dunwin Drive and
  • on South Millway across from Council Ring Road.

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New Toronto

See Long Branch.


Oakville


Kerr Village Christmas Tree-Lighting

The Town of Oakville is closing

  • Kerr Street between Washington Avenue and Florence Drive

to accommodate the Kerr Village Business Improvement Area’s annual event.

Oakville Transit is revising bus services while the streets are closed.

17 Kerr

From 3 until 9 p.m., Friday, December 1, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Kerr and Stewart Streets, then detour:

westward along Stewart;
southward along Felan Drive; and then
eastward along Herald Avenue to Kerr,
resuming their regular route southward along Kerr.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kerr Street across from Florence Drive.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kerr Street at Florence Drive.

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Peterborough


Peterborough Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade

The City of Peterborough is closing

  • George Streets North and South between McDonnell Street and Lansdowne Avenue

to accommodate the [Kinsmen’s Club of Peterborough](http://www.kinsmenclubpeterborough.ca/’s annual parade.

GO Transit and Peterborough Transit are likely detouring bus services during the event.

GO Transit
88 Peterborough - Oshawa

(GO has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information that GO supplied about previous events that closed George Street.)

From 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2, southbound buses operate along their regular route to George Street South and Parkhill Road West, then detour:

westward along Parkhill West; and then
southward along Aylmer Street North to Charlotte Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Charlotte.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • at the Downtown Peterborough Terminal.

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

  • on Aylmer Street North at Simcoe Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • at the Downtown Peterborough Terminal.

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

  • on Aylmer Street North at Simcoe Street.

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Peterborough Transit
11 Ashburnham

From 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe and Water Streets,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Downtown Peterborough Bus Terminal.

Outbound buses start their trips on Simcoe Street at Water Street, then detour:

northward along Water; and then
eastward along Hunter Street West to Queen Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Hunter West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Downtown Peterborough Bus Terminal.
10 Collison

From 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Lansdowne Street and George Street South, then detour:

westward along Lansdowne;
northward along Aylmer Streets South and North;
eastward along Simcoe Street; and then
northward into the Downtown Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on George Street South across from Prince Street, north of Princess Street, at Romaine Street, north of Lake Street, at Rink Street and across from Townsend Street,
  • on George Street North at Sherbrooke Street and
  • on Water Street at King Street and north of Charlotte Street.

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

  • on Lansdowne Avenue West at Aylmer Street South,
  • on Aylmer Street South north of Prince Street, beside King Edward Park and at Lake and Townsend Streets,
  • on Aylmer Street North at Dalhousie Street and north of Sherbrooke and King Streets.

Outbound buses reverse the inbound detour routing.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on George Street North south of Charlotte, King, Dalhousie and Sherbrooke Streets,
  • on George Street South at Rink, Perry, Westcott and Romaine Streets,
  • on Princess Street at Maud Street and
  • on Lock Street south of Princess Street.
1 George North

From 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2, inbound buses operate along their regular route to George Street North and Parkhill Road West, then detour:

westward along Parkhill West;
southward along Reid Street North;
eastward along Simcoe Street; and then
northward into the Downtown Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on George Street North south of Parkhill Road West, at Edinburgh, Dublin, London, McDonnel and Murray Streets and south of Brock Street and Hunter Street West.

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

  • on Reid Street at Dublin and London Streets, south of McDonnel Street and at Brock Street and
  • on Simcoe Street at Rubbidge and Stewart Streets.

Outbound buses start their trips at the Downtown Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

westward along Simcoe;
northward along Rubbidge Street and Reid Street North; and then
eastward along Parkhill Road West to Water Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Water.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Water Street north of Hunter Street West, at Brock and Murray Street, north of McDonnel and London Streets, at Dublin Street, across from Edinburgh Street and north of Antrim Street.

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

  • on Simcoe Street at Rubbidge Street,
  • on Rubbidge Street at Brock and Murray Streets,
  • on Reid Street at McDonnel Street, north of London Street and at Edinburgh Stree

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9 Nichols Park

From 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Simcoe and Water Streets,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Downtown Peterborough Bus Terminal.

Outbound buses start their trips on Simcoe Street at Water Street, then detour:

northward along Water; and then
eastward along Hunter Street West to Queen Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Hunter West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Downtown Peterborough Bus Terminal.
42 Trent East Bank express

From 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Parkhill Road West and George Street North, then detour:

westward along Parkhill Road West;
southward along Reid Street;
eastward along McDonnel Street;
southward along Aylmer Street North;
eastward along Simcoe Street; and then
northward into the Downtown Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on George Street North at Antrim Street.

Outbound buses reverse the inbound detour routing.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on McDonell Street at George Street North and
  • on Water Street at Antrim Street.

Instead, outbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Reid Street north of Dublin Street.
40 Trent West Bank express

From 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, November 11, inbound buses operate along their regular route to McDonnel Street and Aylmer Street North, then detour:

southward along Aylmer North;
eastward along Simcoe Street; and then
northward into Downtown Peterborough Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on McDonnel Street at George Street North.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

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Pickering


Christmas Tree-Lighting and Fireworks

The City of Pickering is closing

  • The Esplanade North and
  • The Esplanade South

from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Friday to accommodate the event.

The event likely affects Durham Region Transit transit service, but DRT has not announced detours.

111 East Pickering counterclockwise

From 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Friday, December 1, buses operate along their regular route to Glenanna Drive and The Esplanade South, then detour:

southward along Glenanna; and then
eastward along Pickering Parkway to Valley Farm Road South,
resuming their regular route eastward along Pickering.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on The Esplanade North at Valley Farm Road and
  • on Valley Farm Road at Pickering Parkway.
111A East Pickering clockwise

From 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Friday, December 1, buses operate along their regular route to Pickering Parkway and Valley Farm Road South, then detour:

westward along Pickering to Glenanna Road,
resuming their regular route westward along Pickering.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on The Esplanade North beside #1292 Esplanade North and
  • on Glennana Road across from The Esplanade South.

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Port Perry


Scugog Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Township of Scugog are closing

  • Queen Street between Simcoe and Water Streets,
  • Water Street between Queen and Mary Streets,
  • Mary Street between Water and Simcoe Streets,
  • Simcoe Street (Regional Road 2) between Reach and Queen Streets and
  • Reach Street (Regional Road 8) between Port Perry Fairgrounds and Simcoe Street.

Saturday afternoon and evening to accommodate the Scugog Chamber of Commerce’s annual parade.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit are detouring bus service while the streets are closed.

Durham Region Transit
950 Reach / Simcoe North

From 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Reach Street and Old Simcoe Road, then detour:

southward along Simcoe;
eastward along Paxton Street;
southward along Rosa and Ella Streets;
eastward along Scugog Street; and then
northward along Water Street to Curts Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Curts.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Reach Street across from Carlan Drive and at Simcoe Street,
  • on Simcoe Street at Kellett and Balsalm Streets,
  • on Paxton Street beside Port Perry Community Memorial Hospital and
  • on Queen Street east of Simcoe Street and at Water Street.

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

  • on Scugog Street [eastbound] at Arrow Street, east of Simcoe Street and at High Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Port Perry Terminal on Curts Street east of Water Street, then proceed:

east- and southward along Curts;
westward along Scugog Street;
northward along Ella and Rosa Streets;
westward along Paxton Street; and then
northward along Old Simcoe Road to Reach Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Reach.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Water Street North of Curts and across from Queen Street,
    • on Queen Street at Perry and Simcoe Streets,
    • on Simcoe Street across from Balsam Street, at Beech Street and south of Coulter Street and
    • on Reach Street west of Simcoe Street and at Carlan Drive.

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

  • on Scugog Street [westbound] at Simcoe Street and across from Arrow Street.

GO Transit
81 Port Perry / Whitby

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not announced exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information GO has supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 4 until 7 p.m. Saturday, December 2, southbound buses from Beaverton operate along their regular route to Reach Street (Regional Road 8) and Old Simcoe Road, then detour:

southward along Old Simcoe to Scugog Street; and then
eastward along Scugog (Highway 7A) to Simcoe Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Scugog.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Reach Street at Simcoe Street,
  • on Simcoe Street south of Kellatt Street and at Balsam and Queen Streets,
  • on Scugog Street (eastbound) at High Street,
  • on Curts Street east of Water Street and
  • on Scugog Street (westbound) at Simcoe Street.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Scugog Street (eastbound) at High Street,
  • on Curts Street east of Water Street,
  • on Scugog Street (westbound) at Simcoe Street,
  • on Simcoe Street at Queen Street, across from Balsam Street and at Beech Street and
  • on Reach Street west of Simcoe Street.

The Santa Claus Parade in Whitby also affects service along this route.

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Rexdale


North Etobicoke Santa Claus Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Albion Road between Finch Avenue West and Thistledown Boulevard

Sunday afternoon to accommodate the first annual parade.

The TTC is detouring buses, while the street is closed.

37A Islington

From noon until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 3, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Islington Avenue and Finch Avenue West, then detour:

westward along Finch West;
southward along Martin Grove Road; and then
westward along Westhumber Boulevard, Brookmere Road and Elmhurst Drive to Islington,
resuming their regular route southward along Islington.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Islington Avenue south of Beaumonde Heights Drive and Kingsmoor Gate, at Albion Road and Sandhill Drive, across from Barker Avenue, at Fordwich Crescent and south of Gosfield Gate.

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

  • on Finch Avenue West at the walkway to Farr Avenue, west of Kipling Avenue, across from Albion Mall, west of Albion Road and across from Kendleton Drive,
  • on Martin Grove Road south of Finch Avenue West, across from Rampart Road, at John Garland Boulevard and Milkwood Avenue,
  • on Westhumber Boulevard west of Martin Grove Road and Delsing Drive, at Ixworth Drive and Kipling Avenue,
  • on Brookmere Road at Elmhurst Drive and
  • on Elmhurst Drive at Harefield Drive and Fordwich Crescent, west of Drumheller Road and at Islington Avenue.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Islington Avenue at Elmhurst Drive, across from Gosfield Gate and Fordwich Crescent, at Barker Avenue, across from Sandhill Drive, at Albion Road and Barkwin Drive, across from Kingsmoor Gate and Beaumonde Heights Drive and at Finch Avenue West.

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

  • on Elmhurst Drive across from Redwater Drive, at Cromarty Drive, across from Genthorn Avenue, at Hinton Road and west of Henley Crescent,
  • on Brookmere Road at Kipling Avenue,
  • on Westhumber Boulevard west of Esther Lorrie Drive and at Moon Valley Drive [east],
  • on Martin Grove Road north of Westhumber Boulevard, across from Milkwood Avenue and at John Garland Boulevard, Rampart Road and Finch Avenue West and
  • on Finch Avenue West at Kendleton Drive, Albion Road, Albion Mall and Kipling Avenue.

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45 Kipling

From noon until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 3, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Kipling Avenue and Finch Avenue West, then detour:

westward along Finch West;
southward along Martin Grove Road; and then
westward along Westhumber Boulevard, Brookmere Road and Elmhurst Drive to Islington,
resuming their regular route southward along Kipling.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kipling Avenue at Albion Road and John Garland Boulevard, across from Henley Crescent and at Westhumber Boulevard.

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

  • on Finch Avenue West west of Kipling Avenue, across from Albion Mall, west of Albion Road and across from Kendleton Drive,
  • on Martin Grove Road south of Finch Avenue West, across from Rampart Road, at John Garland Boulevard and Milkwood Avenue and
  • on Westhumber Boulevard west of Martin Grove Road and Delsing Drive, at Ixworth Drive and Kipling Avenue.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kipling Avenue at Brookmere Road, across from Esther Lorrie Drive and John Garland Boulevard and at Albion Road, Penlea Avenue and Finch Avenue West.

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

  • on Westhumber Boulevard west of Esther Lorrie Drive and at Moon Valley Drive [east],
  • on Martin Grove Road north of Westhumber Boulevard, across from Milkwood Avenue and at John Garland Boulevard, Rampart Road and Finch Avenue West and
  • on Finch Avenue West at Kendleton Drive, Albion Road and Albion Mall.
73C Royal York via Albion

From noon until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 3, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Albion Road and Finch Avenue West, then detour:

westward along Finch West;
southward along Martin Grove Road; and then
westward along Westhumber Boulevard, Brookmere Road and Elmhurst Drive to Albion,
resuming their regular route southward along Albion.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Albion Road beside the Albion branch library, at Kipling Avenue and Sanagan Road, across from Toddbrook Drive, beside #1155 Albion, at Islington Avenue and Riverdale Drive, across from Calstock and Bankfield Drives, south of Irwin Road and at Elmhurst Drive.

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

  • on Finch Avenue West west of Albion Road and across from Kendleton Drive,
  • on Martin Grove Road south of Finch Avenue West, across from Rampart Road, at John Garland Boulevard and Milkwood Avenue,
  • on Westhumber Boulevard west of Martin Grove Road and Delsing Drive, at Ixworth Drive and Kipling Avenue,
  • on Brookmere Road at Elmhurst Drive and
  • on Elmhurst Drive at Harefield Drive and Fordwich Crescent, west of Drumheller Road and at Islington and Muncey Avenues and Albion Road.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Albion Road at Elmhurst Drive, north of Arcot Boulevard, at Bankfield and Calstock Drives, west of Thistletown Boulevard, at Islington Avenue, beside #1180 Albion, at Toddbrook Drive, west of Beaumonde Heights Park, at Benstrow and Kipling Avenues, beside Albion Mall and at Finch Avenue West.

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

  • on Elmhurst Drive across from Muncey Avenue, at Islington Avenue, across from Redwater Drive, at Cromarty Drive, across from Genthorn Avenue, at Hinton Road and west of Henley Crescent,
  • on Brookmere Road at Kipling Avenue,
  • on Westhumber Boulevard west of Esther Lorrie Drive and at Moon Valley Drive [east],
  • on Martin Grove Road north of Westhumber Boulevard, across from Milkwood Avenue and at John Garland Boulevard, Rampart Road and Finch Avenue West and
  • on Finch Avenue West at Kendleton Drive.

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118 Thistle Down

From noon until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 3, southbound buses start their trips on Arcot Boulevard east of Albion Road, then proceed:

along their regular route southward along Albion.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Thistle Down Boulevard east of Albion Road and
  • on Albion Road across from Calstock and Bankfield Drives.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Arcot Boulevard [westbound] west of Albion Road,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Albion Road north of Arcot Boulevard, at Bankfield and Calstock Drives,
  • on Thistle Down Boulevard [eastbound] east of Albion Road, across from Barkwin Drive, north of Thistle Down Boulevard, at Dashwood Crescent, at Kenhill Drive, across from Atwood Place, at Bridgenorth Crescent, across from Bentwick Crescent [east], west of Barkwin Drive and [westbound] at Albion Road.

Scugog Township

See Port Perry.


Stoney Creek


Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade

The City of Hamilton is closing

  • King Streets East and West Stoney Creek between Gray Road and Centennial Parkway South

Saturday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

The Hamilton Street Railwayis detouring buses during the event.

5 Delaware

From about 1 until 4 p.m. Saturday, December 2, westbound buses start their trips at Eastgate Terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Queenston Road; and then
southward along Centennial Parkway South to King Street,
resuming their regular route westward along King Street East Hamilton.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Jones Avenue at King Street East,
  • on King Street East Stoney Creek at Mountain and Lake Avenues and
  • on King Street West Stoney Creek at Village Green Boulevard, across from Battlefield Drive and at Faircourt Drive.

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

  • in Eastgate Terminal,
  • on Centennial Parkway South at Neil Avenue, across from Felker Avenue and at Pleasant Avenue and Orlanda Road.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West Stoney Creek across from Faircourt Drive, at Battlefield Drive and Walker and Lake Avenues and
  • on Jones Avenue, west of Mountain Avenue and at King Street East.

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

  • on Centennial Parkway North across from Orlanda Road, at Glenview Drive and north of Felker Drive and Neil Avenue and
  • in Eastgate Terminal.

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58 Stoney Creek local

From about 1 until 5 p.m. Saturday, December 2, westbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Stoney Brook Drive, then detour:

northward along Stoney Brook and Gateshead Crescent; and then
westward along Queenston Road (City Highway 8) to Eastgate Terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East Stoney Creek at Gray’s Road South, Dawson Avenue, Manor Place, west of Jones Street and at Mountain and Lake Avenues
  • on King Street West Stoney Creek at Village Green Boulevard, across from Battlefield Drive and at Faircourt Drive and on Centennial Parkway South across from Orlanda Drive, at Glenview Drive and north of Felker and Neil Avenues.

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

  • on Queenston Road west of Gray Road, across from Fiesta Mall, west of Donn Avenue, beside #943 Queenston, at Lake Avenue North, west of Riverdale Drive and across from Irene Avenue.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Centennial Parkway South at Neil Avenue, across from Felker Avenue and at Pleasant Avenue and Orlanda Drive,
  • on King Street West Stoney Creek across from Faircourt Drive, at Battlefield Drive and Walker and Lake Avenues,
  • on King Street East Stoney Creek at Mountain Avenue, New Mountain Road, Lorna and Bonita Drives, Gray’s Road South and Stoney Brook Drive.

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

  • on Queenston Road east of Irene Avenue, across from Riverdale Drive, at Lake Avenue Drive, beside #940 Queenston, at Donn Avenue, beside Fiesta Mall and at Gray Road and Gateshead Crescent.

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Stouffville


Stouffville Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Whitchurch - Stouffville is closing

  • Main Street Stouffville between Tenth Line and Mostar Street

Saturday afternoon to accommodate the annual parade.

GO Transit is likely detouring buses while the streets are closed, but has not announced detour-routing information.

71 / 71C Stouffville / Toronto

(GO has not confirmed detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information it supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 1:30 until 4 p.m. Saturday, December 2, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Lincolnville GO Station, then detour:

eastward along Betheseda Road;
southward along the York - Durham Line (Regional Road 30);
westward along 19th Avenue;
northward along Tenth Line; and then
westward along Hoover Park Drive to Highway 48,
resuming their regular route southward along Highway 48.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Tenth Line at Stouffer Street and Main Street,
  • on Main Street across from Tenth Line South, at Stouffer, Church and Edward Streets.

Northbound buses reverse this routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street across from Edward Street, at Church and Edward Streets and Tenth Line South and
  • on Tenth Line at Aintree Drive.

The event also likely affects York Region Transit service.

15 Stouffville dial-a-ride

From about 1:30 until 4 p.m. Saturday, December 2, expect detours and delays on Main Street.

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Sutton

See Jackson’s Point


Toronto

See also Long Branch, New Toronto and Rexdale.


Toronto Christmas Market

The Distillery District is again hosting the market this year.

The large number of market visitors and their vehicles often block traffic on Mill Street.

The TTC is detouring buses to avoid Mill during the market.

121 Fort York - Esplanade

From Thursday, November 15 until Saturday, December 23, westbound buses start their trips on Cherry Street at Mill Street, then proceed:

southward along Cherry;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard East; and then
northward along Parliament Street to Mill,
resuming their regular route northward along Parliament.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mill Street west of Cherry Street and at Trinity and Parliament Streets.

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

  • on Cherry Street at Mill Street and
  • on Parliament Street north of Mill Street.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route.

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Unionville


Unionville Old Tyme Christmas and Candle Light Parade

The City of Markham is closing

  • Carlton Road between Pomander Road and Old Ivy Lane and
  • Main Street Unionville between Library and Station Lanes

Friday evening to accommodate the annual event.

York Region Transit is detouring bus service during the event.

302 Unionville express

After 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 1, buses operate along their regular route to Carlton Road and Fred Varley Drive, then detour:

southward along Fred Varley to Kreighoff Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Krieghoff.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Carlton Road at McKay Crescent [west], across from Pennock Crescent [east], south of McKay Crescent [east], at Pomander Road and Main Street Unionville,
  • on Main Street Unionville at Fred Varley Drive and
  • on Fred Varley Drive at Fonthill Boulevard, across from Aldona Road, at Sciberras Road and Kreighoff Avenue.
202 Unionville GO shuttle

After 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 1, buses operate along their regular route to Main Street Unionville and Highway 7, then detour:

westward along Highway 7;
northward along Sciberras Road; and then
west- and northward along Fred Varley Drive to Carlton Road,
resuming their regular route westward along Carlton.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street Unionville at Station Lane, across from Fred Varley Drive and at Carlton Road and
  • on Carlton Road across from Pomander Road and McKay Crescent [east], at Pennock Crescent [east] and [west] and Millstone Court.

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

  • on Highway 7 east of Sciberras Road and
  • on Fred Varley Drive at Krieghoff Avenue.

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40 Unionville local

From 5:30 until 10 p.m. Friday, December 1, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Carlton and Kennedy Roads, then detour:

southward along Kennedy;
westward along Highway 7;
northward along Sciberras Road; and then
west- and northward along Fred Varley Drive to Carlton,
resuming their regular route westward along Carlton.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Carlton Road at Chambery Crescent [west], Main Street Unionville, across from Pomander Road and McKay Crescent [east], at Pennock Crescent [east] and [west] and Millstone Court.

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

  • on Kennedy Road across from Austin Drive,
  • on Highway 7 east of Sciberras Road and
  • on Fred Varley Drive at Krieghoff Avenue.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Buchanan Drive and Village Parkway, then detour:

southward along Village;
eastward along Highway 7; and then
northward along Kennedy Road to Carlton,
resuming their regular route eastward along Carlton.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Village Parkway north of Krieghoff Avenue and across from Padget Place,
  • on Carlton Road east of Village Parkway, at Fred Varley Drive, McKay Crescent [west], across from Pennock Crescent [east], south of McKay Crescent [east], at Pomander Road, Main Street Unionville and Stanford and Kennedy Roads.

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

  • on Highway 7 east of Sciberras Road and at Main Street Unionville and
  • on Kennedy Road at Austin Drive and Carlton Road.

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Whitby


JCI Whitby Santa Claus Parade

The Region of Durham and the Town of Whitby are closing

  • Brock Streets North and South (Regional Highway 12) between Manning Road and Burns Street
  • Dundas Streets East and West (Regional Highway 2) between Hickory and Cochrane Streets.

Saturday morning to accommodate JCI Whitby’s annual Santa Claus Parade.

Durham Region Transit and GO Transit are likely detouring buses, while the streets are closed. DRT has not announced detour-routing information, although GO Transit has.

Durham Region Transit
302 Brock - Brooklin

From 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, December 2, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Brock Street North and Rossland Road, then detour:

eastward along Rossland East;
southward along Cochrane and Annes Streets; and then
eastward along Burns Street West to Brock South,
resuming their regular route southward along Brock.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Brock Street North south of Palmerston Avenue, south of Starr Avenue [2 stops], at Maple Street West, south of Chestnut Street West and Walnut Street and at Mary and Dundas Streets West and
  • on Brock Street South across from Gilbert Street East, at Ontario and Trent Streets West and south of Trent Street West.

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

  • on Rossland Road West west of Harvest Place and at Whitburn and Cochrane Streets,
  • on Cochrane Street at Valley Court and across from White Ash Drive and
  • on Burns Street West at Henry Street and east of Centre Street South.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Brock Street South north of Burns Street East, at Trent Street East, north of Ontario Street East and at Dundas Street East,
  • on Brock Street North at John Street East, across from Walnut Street, at Chestnut and Maple Streets East, south of Manning Road, at Manning Road and north of Wallace Drive.

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

  • on Burns Street West east of Centre Street South and Henry Street and at Annes Street,
  • on Cochrane Street north of Walnut Street and at Bonaccord Avenue, White Ash Drive and Rossland Road West and
  • on Rossland Road West at Red Oak Street and Centre Street North.

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312 Central Whitby

From 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, December 2, buses operate along their regular route to Dunlop Street East and Athol Street, then detour:

southward along Athol Street;
westward along Burns Streets East and West; and then
northward along Henry Street to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas West.

Buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dunlop Street West at Centre Street South and
  • on Henry Street at Dundas Street West.

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900 PULSE

From about 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, December 2, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street East and Garden Street, then detour:

southward along Garden Street South;
westward along Burns Streets East and West; and then
northward along Henry Street to Dundas West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street East west of Hickory Street North, across from Athol Street and at Brock Street North and
  • on Dundas Street West west of Byron Street North and at Euclid Street.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West east of King Street and at Brock Street South and
  • on Dundas Street East across from Perry Street and at Hickory Street South.

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GO Transit
81 Port Perry / Whitby

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not announced exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information GO supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, December 2, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Brock Street North and Rossland Road, then detour:

eastward along Rossland East;
southward along Garden Streets South and North; and then
westward along Consumers Drive to Brock South,
resuming their regular route southward along Brock.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Brock Street North at Palmerston Avenue, south of Starr Avenue [2 stops], south of Chestnut Street West and at Dundas Street West and
  • on Brock Street South at Trent Street West and south of Burns Street West.

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

  • on Garden Street North north of Dundas Street East.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Brock Street South at Burns and Trent Streets East, north of Gilbert Street and at Dundas Street East and
  • on Brock Street North at Chestnut Street East, south of Manning Road and at Manning Road, Wallace Drive and Rossland Road East.

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

  • on Garden Street North north of Dundas Street East.

The Santa Claus Parade in Port Perry also affects service along this route Saturday, December 2.

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92 Oshawa / Yorkdale

(GO has confirmed that buses are detouring, but has not announced exact detour-routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information GO supplied about this event in previous years.)

From about 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, December 2, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street East and Garden Street, then detour:

northward along Garden Street North;
westward along Rossland Roads East and West; and then
southward along Cochrane Street to Dundas West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Dundas Street East at Brock Street North.

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

  • on Garden Street North north of Dundas Street East and
  • on Dundas Street West at Wellington Street.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Dundas Street West at Brock Street South.

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

  • on Dundas Street West across from Wellington Street and
  • on Garden Street North north of Dundas Street East.

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Woolwich Township

See Elmira.


Inbound buses generally operate toward downtown. In Burlington, they operate toward Burlington GO Station.

Outbound buses generally operate away from downtown. In Burlington, they operate away from Burlington GO Station.