Weekend events with road closures in Toronto |
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A variety of special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. 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.
Motorists 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.
Taste of Little Italy
College Street between Bathurst and Shaw Streets will be closed from Friday, June 16 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 19 at 3 a.m. for the Taste of Little Italy event. The TTC’s 506 and 306 night transit service will divert in both directions via College Street, Ossington Avenue, Dundas Street, Bathurst Street and College Street.
Flavours of Fairbanks
Eglinton Avenue between Dufferin Street and Ronald Avenue will be closed from Friday, June 16 at 2 a.m. to Monday, June 19 at 4 a.m. to accommodate this event.
Highland Creek Heritage Festival and Parade
Old Kingston Road between Watson Road and Kingston Road, and Morrish Road between Kingston Road and the south side of 226 Morrish Rd., will be closed on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Waterfront 10k Race
Two main roads will be closed during the Waterfront 10k Race on Saturday, June 17:
• University Avenue will be closed between Queen and Dundas Streets from 4:30 to 9 a.m.
• Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed between Bathurst Street and Colborne Lodge Drive from 4:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Thrill of the Grill
Danforth Avenue between Broadview and Playter Avenues will be closed on Saturday, June 17 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Thrill of the Grill event.
The Village Festival
Church Street between Wood and Gloucester Streets will be closed from Saturday, June 17 at 9 a.m. to Monday, June 19 at 2 a.m. for the Village Festival.
Journey to Conquer Cancer Run/Walk 5K
University Avenue between Bloor and Wellington Streets will be closed on Sunday, June 18 from 8 a.m. until noon to accommodate this event.
Bloor Yorkville Exotic Car Show
Bloor Street between Avenue Road and Bay Street will be closed on Sunday, June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. for the car show.
MuchMusic Video Awards
There will be a series of road closures for the MuchMusic Video Awards in the area bounded by Richmond Street in the south, Queen Street in the north, Simcoe Street in the east and Peter Street in the west from Sunday, June 18 at 4 p.m. to Monday, June 19 at 3 a.m. The following TTC bus diversions will be in effect from 8 a.m. on June 18 to 3 a.m. on June 19.
• 501/301 Queen eastbound replacement buses will divert east on Queen Street, south on Peter Street, east on Adelaide Street, north on University Avenue and east on Queen Street.
• 501/301 Queen westbound shuttle buses will divert west on Queen Street, south on University Avenue, west on Richmond Street, north on Peter Street and west on Queen Street.
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