Read these daily “on schedule” posts to find news and other information that affects your daily commute. You’ll learn about public meetings, special events and construction projects that affect transit services today.
The City of Brampton is closing:
- George Street South between 25 metres north of Wellington Street West and Wellington West and
- Wellington Street West between Park Hill Court and Main Street South
from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 28.
GO Transit is detouring buses operating along this routes, while the streets are closed:
- 33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York.
Brampton Transit is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the streets are closed:
Map of Brampton Transit detour routing.
Starting Monday, September 26, construction on the grounds of the City of Markham’s Angus Glen Community Centre results in minor detours for buses starting and ending their trips at Angus Glen.
Construction affects service along this TTC route:
- 68B Warden.
Construction also affects service along this York Region Transit route:
- 18 Bur Oak.
Construction at Angus Glen Community Centre and the TTC and YRT detours continue until 7 p.m. October 3.
By the end of October, Ministry of Transportation contractors will install eastbound by-pass shoulders beside the freeway between Halton Region Road 25 in Milton and Highway 407. They will remain in place until the ministry and its contractors finish a project to expand the highway, including new high occupancy vehicle (or “HOV”) lanes in both directions.
The new bus lanes improve service for eastbound commuters traveling from Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph and Milton to Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto along these GO bus routes:
- 25 Waterloo / Mississauga;
- 29 Guelph / Mississauga;
- 30 Kitchener / Bramalea express; and
- 48 Guelph / York U.
This week, from Monday, September 26 until Friday, September 30, some TTC fare-and-transfer machines on Spadina Avenue will be out of service for as long as 24 hours various days. During this time, buy TTC fares or pick up transfers from machines in streetcars that operate along the 510 Spadina route.
The TTC has not explained why the machines are off-line.
The Toronto Transit Commission meets Wednesday, September 28 at 1 p.m. in Committee Room #1, Second Floor, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.
The commission is the TTC’s board of directors. It oversees matters of policy and planning, building, maintaining and operating the TTC system and expanding its services and facilities.
Commissioners include City of Toronto councillors and members of the public.
Starting Monday, September 26, the TTC is repairing the tracks in:
- Dundas West Station terminal.
It’s detouring streetcars operating along these routes, while the streetcar tracks are closed:
Streetcar track repairs in Dundas West Station terminal and the detours continue until October 3.
- Harmony Road North (Regional Road 33), northbound lanes, north of Taunton Road East (Regional Road 4)
during a project to install a new watermain.
Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the lanes are closed:
Construction on Harmony Road North north of Taunton Road East and the detours continue until September 30.
Brampton Transit celebrates its passengers during the annual Customer Appreciation Week, from Monday, September 26 until Friday, September 30. BT thanks you for riding its buses with music, snacks and free giveaways at terminals throughout Brampton.
Events take place:
Monday, September 26
Downtown Brampton Terminal,
from 3 until 6 p.m.
Tuesday, September 27
Brampton Gateway Terminal,
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28
Trinity Common Terminal,
from 3 until 6 p.m.
Thursday, September 29
from 3 until 6 p.m.
Friday, September 30
Heart Lake Terminal
from 2 until 5 p.m.
GO Transit is revising bus services in Durham Region, starting today, Saturday, September 24.
You can enjoy a variety of activities, including guided tours of Harvey Shop, a silent auction, a barbecue and a virtual subway simulator game during the event from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. tomorrow. A new low-floor Toronto Flexity streetcar and a vintage Peter Witt car are on display.
The TTC is operating a shuttle service between Bathurst Station and the Hillcrest complex for those taking transit to the event.
The TTC established the Harvey Shop in the early 1920s. Part of the Hillcrest Complex at 1138 Bathurst Street, the shop is the major maintenance facility for the streetcar fleet and component manufacturer for subway cars and buses.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children, with all proceeds supporting the United Way.