Weekend events with road closures in Toronto |
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Several 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 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.
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
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Toronto Caribbean Carnival – Junior Carnival and Family Day Event
A series of road closures will take place on Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate the parade and other activities of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. The parade will begin at the rear of 30 Sewells Rd., then travel west on McLevin Avenue to Neilson Road and then travel north on Neilson Road to Neilson Park Drive. The 39A Finch East, 132 Milner and 133 Neilson bus routes will divert. More information about public transit schedules is available at http://www.ttc.ca.
Festival of South Asia
Gerrard Street between Glenside Avenue and Coxwell Avenue will be closed from Saturday, July 22 at 8 a.m. to Monday, July 24 at 2 a.m. for the Festival of South Asia. Shuttle buses on the 506 Carlton route will divert in both directions via Greenwood Avenue, Dundas Street East and Coxwell Avenue.
Big on Bloor
Bloor Street, from Dufferin Street to Lansdowne Avenue, will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 22 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, July 23 at 9 p.m. for the Big on Bloor Festival. To accommodate this event, a series of smaller road closures will be in place in this area. Buses on the 300 Bloor-Danforth night route will divert via Dufferin Street, Dupont Street and Lansdowne Avenue.
Ossington Avenue, from Dundas Street to Queen Street, will be closed from Saturday, July 22 at 5 a.m. to Sunday, July 23 at 3 a.m. for this event. Some local streets in the area will also be closed. Buses on 63/363 Ossington will divert via Dundas Street West and Shaw Street.
Toronto Triathlon Festival
This event will result in the following partial road closures on the Gardiner Expressway, the Don Valley Parkway and Lake Shore Boulevard:
• The eastbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway, from the Humber River to Carlaw Avenue will be closed on Sunday, July 23 from 2 a.m. to 12 noon. All westbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway will remain open.
• The northbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway, from the Gardiner Expressway to Eglinton Avenue will be closed on Sunday, July 23 from 2 a.m. to 12 noon. All southbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway will remain open.
• One eastbound lane of Lake Shore Boulevard, from Windermere Avenue to New Brunswick Way/Remembrance Drive, will be closed on Sunday, July 23 from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Yonge Street, from Dundas Street to Queen Street, will be closed on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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