The City of Peterborough has announced enhanced services for Peterborough Transit during Canada Day, as well as temporary road closures and parking restrictions during the Canada 150 celebrations in downtown Peterborough and in East City.
Canada Day Transit Services
In celebration of Canada 150, the City of Peterborough is offering a number of enhancements to transit service on Canada Day.
First of all, it’s free of charge to encourage residents to chose transit when travelling to Canada Day festivities. Or, if you must drive, park at one of the city lots or garages and ride Peterborough Transit to your destination. Free parking will be provided at the King Street and Simcoe Street parking garages, as well as at the Memorial Centre parking lot.
Normal statutory holiday service will be provided on all 12 regular routes between 8 a.m. and 7:20 p.m. (with a 9:20 a.m. start on the Major Bennett route).
To provide enhanced service for the Kim Mitchell concert at Del Crary Park, service will be extended on all regular routes from 7:20 p.m. until 11:20 p.m., except the Major Bennett route.
In place of the Major Bennett route, a parking shuttle will be provided between 5 and 8 p.m. and 9 to 11:20 p.m. serving the Simcoe Street parking garage, the King Street parking garage, Del Crary Park, and the Memorial Centre parking lot. The shuttle bus will run every 20 minutes.
Handi-van service will also run during the same hours, with two vans in service until 11:20 p.m. Handi-van customer service staff will be on duty until 8:20 p.m. and will take trip requests for eligible riders up to this time. Handi-van bookings will be accepted on a first come first served basis, therefore those wishing to travel during peak times are encouraged to reserve their trips in advance.
Details regarding the hours of operation and the shuttle service will be posted on the What’s New at Transit page at www.peterborough.ca/transit and at the downtown Transit Terminal.
Transit passengers should check the Peterborough Transit service alerts page or follow @PeterboroughTr1 on Twitter for bus route changes during the Saturday parade closure and the Sunday closure of Hunter Street East (see below).
Temporary Road Closures and Parking Restrictions
The following road closures and parking restrictions will be in place:
Friday, June 30
There will be a temporary road closure from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for Hunter Street West from the east side of Aylmer Street to the west side of George Street.
The entrance and exit for the Simcoe Street Parking Garage will be on Simcoe Street only — the Hunter Street exit will be closed.
Saturday, July 1
There will be a temporary road closure from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Dublin Street (from the east side of Aylmer Street to the west side of Water Street), London Street (from the east side of Aylmer Street to the west side of Water Street), McDonnel Street ( from the east side of Aylmer Street to west side of Water Street), and George Street (from the south side of Parkhill Road West to the north side of Murray Street).
George Street from Murray Street to McGill Street will be treated as a rolling closure beginning at 12 p.m.
There is no parking on George Street from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Any cars parked on George Street will be towed to the Brock Street Parking Lot.
From 4 to 11 p.m., there will be a temporary road closure for Perry Street (from the east side of George Street to the west side of Crescent Street), Lake Street (from the east side of George Street to the west side of Crescent Street), Crescent Street (from the north side of Romaine Street to the south side of Perry Street), and Lock Street (from the north side of Romaine Street to the south side of Crescent Street).
Sunday, July 2
For Heritage Day festivities at the Peterborough Museum and Archives and the Peterborough Lift Lock, there will be a temporary road closure from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Hunter Street East, from the east side of Museum Drive to the west side of Ashburnham Drive.
Free parking for this event will be available at King George Public School and Armour Hill Parking Lot (at the top of Armour Hill). A free shuttle bus service will be provided.