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May 3, 2017
Weekend event with road closures in Toronto
A special event in Toronto this weekend – the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon – will involve road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to enjoy the marathon as participants and spectators. Businesses in the areas affected will be 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.

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

TTC customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at or by following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Sunday closures and delays – marathon
The Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 7 and all closures and lane descriptions below will occur that day. The race begins at the North York Civic Centre at 7:30 a.m. but road closures begin at 6 a.m. The main segment of the race will take place on Yonge Street from Finch Avenue to Davenport Road.

Some lane restrictions will take effect in the area bounded by Bayview Avenue in the east, South Kingsway in the west, Lake Shore Boulevard in the south and Finch Avenue in the north.

The following ramps on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway will be closed during the periods noted below to accommodate the marathon:
• The eastbound Gardiner Expressway ramp to Jarvis Street will be closed from 7 to 10 a.m., with access to Lake Shore Boulevard remaining open.
• The westbound Gardiner Expressway ramp to Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Access to westbound Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed at Spadina Avenue from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• The Don Valley Parkway's Bayview/Bloor ramp to Bayview Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The route map and roads in the vicinity of the marathon that will remain open are available at

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