Take the TTC this long weekend, TTC adds service for Toronto Caribbean Carnival

There are no scheduled subway closures this long weekend, and with plenty of transit options, the TTC is the fastest, most convenient, and eco-friendly way to get to and from all the events and attractions across Toronto.


Toronto Caribbean Carnival


Those attending the Toronto Caribbean Carnival and The Grand Parade on Sat., Aug. 5, can take the subway, Line 2 Bloor-Danforth to Dufferin Station and transfer to a dedicated shuttle bus, or to Bathurst Station and transfer to the 511 Bathurst. Customers can also take the subway, Line 1 Yonge-University to Union Station and transfer to the 509 Harbourfront.


There will be extra subway service on Lines 1 and 2 all day Saturday, and additional streetcar service on the 509 Harbourfront and 511 Bathurst.


A dedicated Toronto Caribbean Carnival shuttle bus will operate between Dufferin Station and Springhurst/Dufferin Gate Loop to get revelers to and from the Parade safely. TTC personnel will be on-site to help direct customers to the appropriate boarding locations. Customers who require Wheel-Trans service can speak to any TTC customer service staff member for assistance.


Customers are advised that while the Dufferin Street Bridge remains closed to the general public, it will be open for ticket-holders to the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Pedestrians with tickets are urged to follow the posted signage. Free viewing areas can be accessed via Strachan or Dowling avenues.


Several bus and streetcar routes will also be diverting to accommodate road closures for the event, including:


  • 80 Queensway eastbound will divert along The Queensway, to Roncesvalles Ave. and Howard Park Ave., from 10 p.m. Fri., Aug. 4, to 6 a.m. Sun., Aug. 6


  • 307 Bathurst Night Bus southbound will divert along Fleet St., from 10 p.m. Fri., Aug. 4, to 6 a.m. Sun., Aug. 6


  • 504B King will be extended both ways to Dundas West Station, via King St. W. and Roncesvalles Ave., between 6 a.m. – midnight on Sat., Aug. 5


  • 510 Spadina will turn back at Queens Quay Loop between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 5.


VELD Music Festival


Those attending the VELD Music Festival can take Line 1 Yonge-University to Downsview Park Station to get to and from the event.


The 101 Downsview Park will divert both ways along Sheppard Ave. W. to Downsview Park Station from 11 a.m. Fri., Aug 4, to midnight on Sun., Aug. 6. Higher than normal traffic volume is expected, which may result in delays for customers on several bus routes, including the 41 Keele, 84 Sheppard West, 106 Sentinel, 107 York University Heights, and 108 Driftwood.


National Bank Open


Customers heading to the National Bank Open can take Line 1 Yonge-University to Pioneer Village Station, which is a short walk from Sobeys Stadium. Bus routes close to the venue include the 106 Sentinel, 108 Driftwood, and 960 Steeles West Express.


Simcoe Day Holiday


The TTC will be operating on a holiday service schedule this Mon., Aug. 7. Customers can visit www.ttc.ca for more information and help planning their trip.


The TTC is committed to keeping customers informed about work and events that impact service and about alternate routes. For the most up-to-date information, follow @TTCNotices on Twitter or sign up for eAlerts.

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