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Upcoming Spring 2019 HSR changes

Effective April 28 2019, HSR will be implementing changes affecting several routes.

Re-routing of Route 7 LOCKE due to construction will begin on April 28th and remain in effect for the duration of the project. Buses during this time will not service Locke Street directly. Buses will travel southbound on Queen Street South and northbound on Dundurn Street South. Re-routing buses will require customers to walk into the Locke St shopping district, but will allow buses to maintain schedule integrity.

Permanent re-routing of Route 34 UPPER PARADISE Will also begin on April 28th. This route has been impacted by a number of speed calming initiatives over recent years and buses are no longer able to remain on schedule. Upcoming changes to the route should make route 34 service more reliable for customers.

  • The route is being shortened and will now end at Main at MacNab rather than King at James.
  • Buses returning to the mountain will travel southbound on James Street South and then westbound on Hunter Street West to Queen Street South.

Permanent change to bus stops on King between James and MacNab Will also take place. The stop platform is being expanded to allow for greater accessibility for the six different route variations that operate at this location. The stops have been consolidated and re-aligned so that the buses running along Main St W (5-2 DELAWARE, 10 B-LINE EXPRESS) will operate from the stop closest to MacNab, while the buses running through McMaster University (1A KING5C DELAWARE, 51 UNIVERSITY) will operate from the stop closest to James.

Also starting April 28th is a trial stop re-location for the bus stop for Routes 2 BARTON and 3 CANNON from James at King back to James at King William. The trial will take place from April 28 until September 2019. The aim is to alleviate congestion created by multiple buses attempting to service a singular platform while at the same location 1 KING buses are attempting to turn onto James.

Finally the 56 CENTENNIAL Riverdale Pilot, has been extended until June 22nd, 2019.

5 DELAWARE detoured due to Justine Avenue closure April 24th


Effective Monday, April 24, 2017 from approximately 7:00 AM until approximately 6:00 PM weather permitting, Justine Avenue from Province Avenue to King Street will be closed due to construction.

During this time eastbound 5 DELAWARE buses will be on detour as follows.

Emerson closure detours 5 DELAWARE and 51 UNIVERSITY on January 24th from 8am-3pm


On Tuesday January 24, 2017 from 8 am to 3 pm a road closure of Emerson St., between Holmes Ave. and Whitney Ave, will be in effect due to construction. This closure will result in the requirement for buses in the affected area to be diverted.

During this time routes 5 DELAWARE and 51 UNIVERSITY will be detoured as follows:

Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade Detours Routes 5/58 on December 3rd


The Santa Claus Parade will be held in Stoney Creek on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. The parade will result in the total closure of King Street between Centennial Pkwy and Gray Road from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Gray Road between Highway # 8 and King Street will also be closed as a result of the parade from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

5 DELAWARE detoured at St Joseph’s Ambulatory Care on King Street East on November 26th


Effective Saturday, November 26th, 2016 from approximately 7:00 AM until 12:00 PM, the entrance to St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s King Campus will be closed to bus traffic due to construction.

Route 5 DELAWARE will not directly service the building during this time and will remain on King Street.

CP Holiday Train Detours 5 DELAWARE on November 28th


The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be stopping for a very brief visit to the Hamilton area on Monday, November 28th, 2016. The CP Holiday Train is decorated with thousands of Christmas Lights and supports local food banks. As a result of the train visit, the following roads will be closed to all traffic for several hours, from approximately 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM:

  • Gage Avenue between Cumberland Avenue and Lawrence Road
  • Lawrence Road between Gage Avenue and Ottawa Street

The train is scheduled to arrive at 7:45 PM with the event taking place between 8:00 PM and 8:40 PM.

2016 Remembrance Day Detours – Dundas


There will be Remembrance Day ceremonies in Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster and Stoney Creek on Friday, November 11, 2016 affecting transit routes in the City.

The Royal Canadian Legion will be holding the Dundas Remembrance Day parade. The parade will form at the Fire Hall on Memorial Square. It will leave the Hall at 10:30 AM and will proceed north on Memorial Square and west on King to the Cenotaph. After a small service, the parade will proceed west on King Street to the Legion Hall just east of Peel. The approximate arrival time at the Legion Hall is 11:45 AM.

As a result of the celebrations, King Street West in Dundas will be closed to all traffic between Memorial Square and Peel Streets from approximately 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon.

The 5 DELAWARE detours are as follows below:

5 DELAWARE detoured October 26th due to film shoot


Effective Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 from approximately 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the entrance to St Joseph’s Ambulatory Care in Stoney Creek will be closed to bus traffic due to a movie shoot.

Route 5 DELAWARE will remain on King Street during this time.

2016 Labour Day Parade Downtown Detours


The 2016 Hamilton Labour Day parade will be held on Monday, September 5, 2016 from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM. The parade will assemble on York Blvd. between Dundurn and Queen starting at 9:00 AM.

At 10:30 AM, the parade will travel south on Queen, east on Main, north on Bay, and west on York Blvd. to Dundurn Park. The parade will arrive at Dundurn Park at approximately 12:30 PM. The parade will result in the closure of the following streets between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Please note that HSR buses will be allowed to proceed on Main eastbound as far as the intersection at Queen Street.

  • York Blvd. between Dundurn and Bay
  • Bay Street between Main and Cannon
  • Queen Street between York Blvd. and Main
  • Cannon Street between Bay and Queen
  • Main Street between Queen and Bay
  • King Street between Queen and MacNab

Due to the road closures routes 4 BAYFRONT, 5 DELAWARE (all branches), 7 LOCKE, 8 YORK, 9 ROCK GARDENS, 34 UPPER PARADISE and 99 WATERFRONT SHUTTLE will be detoured between approximately 9:30am until 12:00pm.

The detours are as follows:

McMaster Welcome Event detours 5 DELAWARE September 3rd from 10am-2pm


Effective Saturday, September 3, 2016 from approximately 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, University Avenue from Forsyth Avenue to College Crescent (McMaster University) will be fully closed due to the McMaster Welcome Event.

Routes 5A DELAWARE (eastbound) and 5C DELAWARE (westbound) will be detoured during this time as follows: