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We’re taking a few days off from updating the news section of our site.

Daily updates resume Thursday, June 29.

Rossland Road West Whitby construction:
DRT detour starts June 26

Starting Monday, June 26, the Region of Durham and the Town of Whitby are closing:

  • Rossland Road East (Regional Road 28) between Country Lane and Lakeridge Road

during a project to rebuild and widen the roadway.

(The Region and town are completely closing the street to all traffic west of McQuay Boulevard.)

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 916 Rossland.

Due to the length of the detour routing, DRT is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route to allow drivers more time to complete round trips.

Construction on Rossland Road West and the DRT detour continue until November 30.

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Brampton Transit revises services, June 26

Brampton Transit it making minor changes to its services, starting Monday, June 26.

DRT revises services, June 26

Durham Region Transit is making mostly minor changes to its services, starting Monday, June 26.

The big news is this: Next Saturday, July 2, DRT introduces Saturday service along the 950 Reach / Simcoe North route, providing six-days-a-week local transit service to Uxbridge and Port Perry for the first time.

HSR revises routes and services, June 25

This Sunday, June 25, the Hamilton Street Railway starts decreasing service along many routes, as fewer passengers travel by transit during the summer.

On the same day, it also resumes service along its free summertime shuttle service between downtown Hamilton and the waterfront.

The HSR is also revising the path of buses operating along the 56 Centennial route to enter Confederation Park and serve passengers heading to and from Wild Waterworks.

GO revises routes and services, June 24

GO Transit is introducing new Monday-to-Friday midday and evening service along the 71 Stouffville line.

Starting Monday, June 26, GO trains operate every hour in both directions Monday-to-Friday midday and evenings between Unionville GO Station and Union Station. (Currently, trains only operate along the line during rush hours.)

GO trains also operate on two new trips along the line — one between Lincolnville GO Station and Union Monday-to-Friday mornings, and one in the reverse direction afternoons. GO is also extending some train trips between Unionville and Union so that the trains serve the entire line between Lincolnville and Union. In total, GO is adding 17 new train trips every weekday, doubling the total number of weekly train trips from 85 to 170 along the corridor.

Since it’s adding more train service, GO is significantly adjusting the schedules for parallel bus trips, decreasing service along the 71 Stouffville / Toronto bus route and increasing service along the 70 Uxbridge / Stouffville / Markham route.

Starting today, Friday, **June 23, GO is resuming its summer weekend train service along the 12 Niagara Falls line, restoring its seasonal 11 Niagara Falls / St. Catharines route and increasing the number of express trips along the 12 Niagara Falls / Burlington route.

GO is also making a number of other changes to its service, starting tomorrow, Saturday, June 24.

Main Street Markham railway track repairs:
GO, TTC detours, June 23 to 26

The City of Markham is closing:

  • Main Street North north of Parkway Avenue / Snider Drive

from 8 p.m. Friday June 23 until 4 a.m. Monday, June 26, as Metrolinx contractors repair the railway crossing.

Closing the street likely affects GO Transit bus service along the 54 Markham / York U and 71 Stouffville / Toronto routes, but GO hasn’t yet announced detour-routing information.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along this route, while the street is closed:


No Line 3 Scarborough service, June 24 and 25


The TTC is closing all of Line 3 Scarborough this weekend, Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. Shuttle buses operate on nearby streets to replace the rapid transit line. The buses stop at all stations along the line between McCowan and Kennedy Stations.

McCowan, Ellesmere and Midland stations are closed this weekend. You may buy fares at Kennedy, Lawrence East or Scarborough Centre stations.

Wheel-Trans buses operate between Scarborough Centre and Kennedy stations. Ask any TTC staff member for Wheel-Trans accessible service.

While the line is closed, TTC crews are maintaining the tracks and signals on the line. The TTC continues its program of rehabilitating Line 3 tracks and vehicles to provide a more reliable and comfortable service over the next 10 years. It will close the line when it opens the extension of Line 2 Bloor - Danforth to Scarborough Centre.

The TTC previously closed the line for maintenance earlier this year:

The TTC has scheduled just one more weekend closure of Line 3 this year:

  • Sunday, August 27.

Line 3 opened March 24, 1986, so the tracks, stations and vehicles are now more than 31 years old.

From the Transit Toronto archives, read:

Weekend events affect transit services,
June 22, 23, 24, 25

The Pride festival in downtown Toronto dominates the list of events affecting transit services this weekend.

However, Ajax, Barrie, Brampton, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Guelph, Hamilton, the Keswick area of Georgina, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Milton and Vaughan are also hosting events this weekend, resulting in detours for transit services.

GO trains return to Niagara Falls, June 23

GO Transit is resuming its seasonal GO train service between Niagara Falls and Toronto Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and and holidays from Friday, June 23 until Labour Day, Monday, September 4.

The trains operate Friday evenings and several times Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, dropping off and picking up passengers at Union Station, Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville and Burlington GO stations and St. Catharines and Niagara Falls VIA Rail stations.

GO is also again operating express buses carrying passengers between St. Catharines VIA Rail Station and downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake.

GO continues to operate buses along the 12 Niagara Falls / Burlington route seven days a week throughout the year. The buses meet trains operating along the 01 Lakeshore West line at Burlington GO Station.

GO also temporarily restores the service over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from Friday, October 6 until Monday, October 9.

GO upgrading more ticket-vending machines
with PRESTO functions, starting June 22

GO Transit is upgrading all of its ticket-vending machines so you can instantly load value onto your PRESTO farecard, check your PRESTO account information and, at some locations, buy a PRESTO card.

Starting Thursday, June 22, GO is upgrading some of the machines at Mount Joy, Markham, Centennial, Milliken and Agincourt GO Stations so you can instantly load your PRESTO card and check account information. During this time you can use another ticket vending machine at your station or visit a GO ticket booth to buy your ticket or load your PRESTO card. You can also load your card online at or visit a PRESTO customer service outlet.

Starting Friday, June 23, it’s upgrading the machine at the Bramalea Terminal.

GO is improving the remaining ticket vending machines throughout 2017. If GO is upgrading a machine at your station, expect it to be out of service for less than one business day. GO is upgrading one machine at a time to be sure that you have other options for buying fares at your station.

Although any machines at busier sites now sell PRESTO cards, GO station attendants and UP Express guest services representatives continue to sell PRESTO cards at all stations.