Weekend events with road closures in Toronto |
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Several special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.
Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.
In addition to road closures related to special events, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.
People driving in the vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destinations. A more complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions. TTC customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at http://www.ttc.ca/ or following @TTCnotices on Twitter.
Feast of St. Lawrence
Front Street between Scott Street and Church Street will be fully closed from 11 a.m. on Friday, August 12 to 2 a.m. on Saturday, August 13. Market Street between Front Street and Wilton Street will be closed on Saturday, August 13 from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the Feast of St. Lawrence event.
TTC buses on the 121 Fort York-Esplanade route will divert as follows:
• Friday – Eastbound buses will divert via Yonge, King and Church Streets. Westbound buses will not divert.
• Saturday – Eastbound buses will divert via Front and Lower Jarvis Streets. Westbound buses will divert via Lower Jarvis, Front and Wellington Streets.
Lake Shore Boulevard, King Street or Adelaide Street are alternatives for motorists.
International Street Festival
Eglinton Avenue from Dufferin Street to Marlee Avenue will be closed in both directions from 2 a.m. on Saturday, August 13 to 2 a.m. on Monday, August 15 for this event.
TTC buses will divert as follows:
• 32/332 Eglinton West route will divert both ways via Marlee Avenue, Roselawn Avenue and Dufferin Street.
• 63/363 Ossington route will turn back northbound via Vaughan Road and Jesmond Avenue.
Lawrence Avenue is an optional route for motorists.
Wheels on the Danforth and Fun in the Park
The following roads will be closed in both directions from 7 a.m. on Saturday, August 13 to 1 a.m. on Sunday, August 14 to accommodate this community event.
• Danforth Avenue from Byng Avenue to Leyton Avenue (Leyton open to local traffic)
• Danforth Avenue from Leyton Avenue to Warden Avenue
• Danforth Road from Landry Avenue to Danforth Avenue
Buses on the 113 Danforth and 20 Cliffside routes will divert via Warden, St. Clair and Pharmacy Avenues. Kingston Road and St. Clair Avenue are alternative routes for drivers in this area.
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