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October 12, 2007
Weekend event and road closures in Toronto
  
There is a special event taking place this weekend in Toronto that all residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy. Businesses in the affected area are open to pedestrian traffic, but the road will be closed to motorists.

The public is encouraged to take public transit as a more affordable and faster means of getting to their destinations.

The Toronto Marathon
The race begins at the North York Civic Centre at 8 a.m.; road closures begin at 6 a.m. The main portion of the race will take place on Yonge St. from Finch Ave. to Bloor St. The following is a list of road and lane closures to accommodate the event:

- some lane restrictions will take place in the area bounded by Yonge St. to the east, Spadina Ave. to the west, Davenport Rd. to the south and Chaplin Cres. to the north.
- intermittent lane closures along Queen’s Quay from York St. to Bathurst St.
- Queen’s Park Circle/University Ave. will be closed from Bloor St. W. to Queen’s Quay. The race will end in Queen’s Park and the area will be reopened at 4 p.m.
- Bayview Ave. will be closed between Pottery Rd. and Rosedale Valley Rd. between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Bayview/Bloor ramps will also be closed.

Road Work
Additionally, the intersection of Bathurst St. and Queen St. will be closed in all directions for TTC track replacement work from Monday, October 15 at 5 a.m. to Monday, October 22 at 5 a.m., and further lane restrictions will be in place at the intersection until Monday, November 5.

Queen St. W. will be closed to westbound traffic at Augusta Ave. and eastbound traffic on Queen St. W. will be diverted at Tecumseth St. with local access maintained. Northbound traffic on Bathurst St. will be closed to traffic at Adelaide St. with local access maintained to Richmond St. and southbound traffic on Bathurst St. will be closed at Robinson St. with local access maintained.

Beginning Monday, October 22, one lane of eastbound traffic on Queen St. W. and one lane of northbound traffic on Bathurst St. will be reopened. On Monday, October 29, all lanes of Queen St. W. will be reopened. All lanes of Bathurst St. will be reopened on Monday, November 5.

During the construction, an alternate north/south route is Spadina Ave. and alternate east/west routes are King St. W. and Dundas St. W. The following TTC services will be re-routed.

- 501/301 Queen streetcars will be diverted both ways via: Queen St., Shaw St., King St. W., Spadina Ave. and Queen St. W. to route. Streetcars resume regular routing on October 29.
- 511 Bathurst streetcars will be diverted both ways via: Bathurst St., King St. W., Spadina Ave., College St. and Bathurst St. to route. Streetcars resume regular routing on November 5.
- 310 Bathurst Night buses will be diverted via: (Northbound until October 22): north on Bathurst St., east on Adelaide St., north on Spadina Ave., west on Dundas St. W. and north on Bathurst St. to route. (Southbound until November 5): south on Bathurst St., east on Dundas St. W., south on Spadina Ave., west on Richmond St. and south on Bathurst St. to route.

For up-to-date service details, maps and schedules, call the TTC Information Line at 416-393-INFO (4636) or visit the TTC website at http://www.ttc.ca.

For more information about road closures, check with Transportation Services’ Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City’s website at http://www.toronto.ca/transportation.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391, sjohnsto@toronto.ca


 

 

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