Weekend events and road closures for October 1 to 2

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A number of road closures and restrictions will be in effect this weekend, to support events and critical infrastructure work in Toronto.

Event road closures

To accommodate Nuit Blanche, the following roads closures will be in effect:

Starting today at 9 p.m. until 2 p.m., Sunday, October 2:
• Temperance Street, between Yonge and Bay Streets, and Colborne Street, between Yonge and Scott Streets. Local traffic will be permitted along a portion of the road.

Starting Friday, September 30 at 6 p.m. until 11 a.m., October 2:
• Westbound Gardiner Expressway exit from Yonge Street will be closed.
• Esplanade Street, between Yonge and Scott Streets will be closed. Only local traffic will be permitted along a portion of the road.

Starting Friday at 9 p.m. until 11 a.m., October 2:
• Yonge Street will be closed between Dundas Street and Queens Quay. East-west traffic will be maintained at major intersections along the stretch.
• Queen Street will be closed between York and Bay Streets, and between Bay and Victoria Street.

Starting Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. until 10 a.m., October 2:
• Road closures and restrictions will be in place on Bay Street, between Dundas Street West and Richmond Street West, including both Albert and James Streets.
• Hagerman Street will be closed.
• Queens Quay West will be closed between York and Bay Streets, with local traffic permitted along a portion of the road.

Starting October 1 at 11 a.m. until 11 a.m., October 2:
• Southbound lanes on Yonge Street from Park Home Avenue to North York Boulevard

Starting at noon on October 1 until noon, October 2:
• Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, from Lake Shore Boulevard West to Colonel Samuel Park Trial

To accommodate the Michelob Ultra Night Run, Mill Street, from Trinity Street to Cherry Street will be closed on October 1, 4 to 10:30 p.m. The following roads will also be closed from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.:
• Lake Shore Boulevard East, from Parliament Street to Don Roadway
• Cherry Street from Mill Street to Villiers Street

To accommodate the Ontario Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, the following roads will be closed on October 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
• All northbound lanes on Queens Park/Queen’s Park Crescent East, from College Street to Grosvenor Street
• Grosvenor Street, from Queen’s Park Crescent East to Surrey Place

Eastbound lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard West, from British Columbia Road to Remembrance Drive, will be closed on October 2, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for the CIBC Toronto Run for the Cure.

Construction closures

Westbound Lake Shore Boulevard, between Jarvis and Yonge Streets, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, October 21, for continuing gas main work.

College Street, from St. George Street to Spadina Avenue, is fully closed to vehicular traffic to replace the TTC streetcar tracks and make other improvements. College Street, between Borden Street and Spadina Avenue, is reduced to one eastbound lane. There is no westbound travel in this section of the work zone. These closures are expected to be in place until mid-November.

The Carlton and Church Streets intersection remains closed for streetcar track replacement.

The intersection of King Street West and Shaw Street is reduced to one lane in each direction for TTC and watermain work. Beginning Tuesday, October 4, the intersection will be fully closed for approximately six weeks, so crews can replace TTC tracks.

Traffic lanes around Queens Park, between Bloor Street West and Queen’s Park Crescent, are reduced to accommodate the TTC’s Easier Access (elevator installation) work at Museum Station.

The Queensway has a reduced number of lanes, in both directions, between Parkside Drive and the King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles (KQQR) intersection, for TTC track replacement and road reconstruction work. Eastbound left turns are not permitted from The Queensway to Glendale Avenue.

Roncesvalles Avenue is closed from Queen Street West to Harvard Avenue for water main replacement, TTC track replacement and road reconstruction.

Wellington Street, from Church Street to Yonge Street, is reduced to one westbound lane for TTC track replacement and sidewalk improvements. Scott Street, north of Wellington Street, is closed to all vehicular traffic.

Pottery Road, between Bayview and Broadview Avenues, will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 2 to perform upgrades to a telecommunications tower with a mobile crane.

The intersection of Steeles Avenue East and Woodbine Avenue will be closed from October 1 at 9 p.m. until October 2 at 5 p.m. for intersection paving by the Ministry of Transportation. The ramp from Highway 404 northbound to Steeles Avenue/Woodbine Avenue will also be closed during this time.

Armoury Street, between Centre Avenue and Chestnut Street, will be intermittently closed tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Then, the street will be fully closed during the weekend for concrete pouring/pumping and crane hoisting at the New Toronto Courthouse.

To accommodate major crane hoisting activity at Sick Children’s Hospital, the following roads will be closed beginning tomorrow at 6 a.m. until Sunday:
• Elizabeth Street, from Elm Street to Gerrard Street
• Walton Street, from Bay Street to Elizabeth Street
• Elm and Elizabeth Streets intersection

Cherry Street will be restricted to southbound traffic only between Commissioners Street and Unwin Avenue starting Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m. until Monday, October 3 at 6 a.m. This work is to connect the new alignment of Cherry Street with the existing alignment at Polson Street.

There are no ActiveTO major road closures scheduled this weekend.

Roads within High Park will be closed to vehicle traffic during the weekend. More information about access to High Park is available on the City’s High Park webpage: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/parks-gardens-beaches/high-park/.

Toronto’s more than 1,500 parks and 11,000 hectares of ravine spaces are also open for fresh air and exercise daily, including The Meadoway from Brimley Road to Scarborough Golf Club Road. Maps and details for walking, cycling and hiking paths and trails in Toronto are available on the City’s Walking, Hiking and Cycling webpage: www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/walking-hiking/.

TTC closures
There are no scheduled subway closures on the TTC this weekend.

Residents are encouraged to follow @TTCNotices on Twitter, sign up for eAlerts and check the TTC website (www.ttc.ca) for the most up-to-date information.

Metrolinx closures and service disruptions
There are no scheduled closures on the Metrolinx this weekend.

Residents are encouraged to check GO Transit schedules and plan their trips by visiting the GO Transit website: www.gotransit.com/en/trip-planning/go-service-updates/train-schedule-changes.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of road closures should stay alert, consider alternate routes and allow extra time to get to and from their destinations. A complete list of road closures and restrictions is available on the City’s Road Restrictions webpage: www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions.

SOURCE City of Toronto

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