Weekend events affect transit services,
March 17, 19



Events in Guelph and Toronto affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect service along these routes:

Guelph TransitAll routes.

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

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The Friday, March 17 event affecting transit is: an Ontario Hockey League game.

The Sunday, March 19 event affecting transit is: the Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Guelph


Ontario Hockey League

You can ride any Guelph Transit bus free of fare to and from tonight’s Guelph Storm game against the Sarnia Sting.

Simply show the Guelph Transit driver your game ticket when you board the bus to travel to Storm home games at the Sleeman Centre against other Ontario Hockey League teams Friday evenings. Then, show the driver your ticket after the game to ride home for free.

This is the last regular-season Friday-evening home game of the season.

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Toronto


Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The City of Toronto is closing

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

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

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

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

The TTC is detouring transit services during the event.

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5 Avenue Rd

From about noon until 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Avenue and Davenport Roads, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Davenport Road west of Avenue Road, beside #250 Davenport and at Bedford Road.

(Also likely other temporary stops on St.George Street.)

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

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

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • in St George Station bus terminal.

(Also likely other temporary stops on St. George Street and Davenport Road.)

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6 Bay

Buses operate along their regular route.

From about noon until about 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, TTC supervisors direct buses through gaps in the parade at Bay Street and Bloor Street West. From about 1 until 3 p.m., the supervisors also direct buses through gaps in the parade at Bay and Queen Street West. Passengers should expect delays until the parade clears the intersections.

506 Carlton

Streetcars operate along their regular route.

As the parade passes Yonge and Carlton / College Streets, from about 1 until about 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, TTC supervisors direct streetcars through gaps in the parade. Passengers should expect some delays until the parade clears the intersection.

505 Dundas

Streetcars operate along their regular route.

As the parade passes Yonge and Dundas Streets, from about 1 until about 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, TTC supervisors direct streetcars through gaps in the parade at Dundas and Yonge Streets. Passengers should expect some delays until the parade clears the intersection.

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501 Queen

From about 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, eastbound streetcars 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 Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen East.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Spadina Avenue south of Queen Street West,
  • on King Street West at Blue Jays Way, John and Simcoe Streets, 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 streetcars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

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

Instead, westbound cars drop off and 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.

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94 Wellesley

From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Harbord Street and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

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

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

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

As the parade passes Yonge and Wellesley Streets, from about 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, TTC supervisors direct buses through gaps in the parade. Passengers should expect delays until the parade clears the intersection.

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