Upcoming 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 and visitors.
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.
Those who need to drive in the general 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 by following @TTCnotices on Twitter.
Oasis Zoo Run
A series of road and lane closures will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for this event including:
• Plug Hat Road will be closed from Beare Road to Meadowvale Road.
• One lane on Meadowvale Road will be closed from Plug Hat Road to Sheppard Avenue East (access to the Toronto Zoo will be maintained).
• Old Finch Avenue will be closed from Meadowvale Road to Reesor Road
• The southbound lanes of Reesor Road will be closed from Steeles Avenue East to Old Finch Avenue.
Two eastbound lanes of Dundas Street West from Runnymede Road to Fisken Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 24 for this event.
Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The eastbound bike lane will be closed on Shuter Street from Victoria Street to St. Enoch's Square from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 23.
Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market
The following streets will be closed for this event in Kensington Market on Sunday, September 24:
• Augusta Avenue from Dundas Street West to College Street, but the intersection at Augusta and Nassau Street and Augusta and Oxford will be open for traffic
• Baldwin Street from the west side of Green P parking garage (west side of Spadina Avenue) to Augusta Avenue
• Kensington Avenue from Baldwin Street to Dundas Street West
• St. Andrew Street from the Green P parking garage to Kensington Avenue (access to the parking garage will be maintained)
All of the above street closures will be in effect from noon to 7:30 p.m. with the exception of Kensington Avenue, which will be closed from noon to 10:30 p.m.
The Invictus Games 2017
The Invictus Games 2017 will take place September 23 to 30. In order to provide a safe and secure environment for those attending the games, as well as those who live and work in the city, various road closures will be in effect in accordance to the Toronto Police Service's security plan. Overviews of these measures will be issued each morning and will be available on the Toronto Police Service’s website http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/ and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TorontoPolice
WE Day Toronto
Bremner Boulevard between York Street and Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed Tuesday, September 26 from 7 a.m. to Friday, September 29 at 3 a.m., but local parking garages will the accessible.
There will also be lane restrictions on Bremner Boulevard, Bay Street, Blue Jays Way, Grand Trunk Crescent, Front Street and The Esplanade September 26 to 28 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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