A number of road closures and restrictions will be in effect this weekend and beyond to support critical infrastructure work in Toronto along with special events, including Halloween.
Event road closures
Danforth Avenue between Broadview Avenue and Donlands Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 30 for the Oxi Day Parade.
Church Street between the north side of Carlton Street to the south side of Gloucester Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6 p.m. on Monday, October 31 to 2 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1 for the Halloween on Church event.
Traffic lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks on Yonge Street from Lake Shore Boulevard to Front Street will be closed starting at 7 a.m. on Friday, October 28 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, October 30 to facilitate a partial demolition of the Metrolinx bridge over Yonge Street. Access to Yonge Street from the westbound Gardiner off-ramp will also be closed. Northbound and southbound vehicular traffic will be redirected at Lake Shore Boulevard and Front Street, respectively. Local access will be maintained on the west side of Yonge Street, between Lake Shore Boulevard and the south end of the Metrolinx bridge. This closure is planned for six consecutive weekends starting this weekend to complete the bridge demolition.
Access to Lake Shore Boulevard East via northbound Parliament Street will be closed until 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 30 for continuing gas main work. One westbound lane will be maintained across the intersection. Northbound and southbound traffic will be redirected at Lake Shore Boulevard East and Front Street East, respectively.
The Esplanade between Market Street and Church Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30 for crane hoist operations.
Yonge Street between Maitland Street and Alexander Street will be fully closed from 7 p.m. on Friday, October 28 to 5 a.m. on Monday, October 31 to facilitate the assembly and dismantling of a mobile crane and the removal of the tower crane at 480 Yonge St.
Rees Street from Bremner Boulevard to Lake Shore Boulevard West is closed to vehicular traffic until 6 p.m. Friday, October 28 for hoisting of auxiliary equipment by Toronto Hydro.
Adelaide Street from west of Simcoe Street to Bay Street is reduced to one shared lane and the intersection of University Avenue and Adelaide Street is reduced to one lane in each direction for major construction. There will also be a partial intersection closure on Adelaide Street at Simcoe Street with no through traffic south of Adelaide. Beginning the week of October 31, Adelaide Street from Widmer Street to Simcoe Street will be reduced to one shared lane and there will be partial intersection closures at Widmer Street, John Street and Duncan Street.
To accommodate TTC streetcar tracks replacement and other infrastructure upgrades, the following roads closures are in effect until mid-November:
• College Street, between Borden Street and Spadina Avenue, is reduced to one eastbound lane
• College Street from St. George Street to University Avenue is reduced to one westbound lane
• Southbound University Avenue at College Street will be reduced to one lane on Tuesday, November 1
The intersection of King Street West and Shaw Street is fully closed until mid-November for TTC track replacement.
Traffic lanes on 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-Roncesval
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.
There are no TTC closures or service disruptions scheduled this weekend.
Metrolinx closures and service disruptions
This weekend, construction-related service changes will impact Lakeshore West, Lakeshore East and Barrie GO Train service.
Lakeshore West trains will run hourly between Union Station and West Harbour GO Station. Connection times between Lakeshore East and West trains will be longer. Niagara Falls trains and bus routes 12, 15 and 18 will operate under slightly different schedules.
Trains will also operate under slightly different schedules on the Lakeshore East line to accommodate the work on the Lakeshore West line.
There will be hourly GO Train service on the Barrie Line between Union and Aurora GO Stations with no trains running between Aurora GO and Allandale Waterfront GO. Buses will replace some of the cancelled train service.
Residents are encouraged to check GO Transit schedules and plan their trips by visiting the GO Transit website: www.gotransit.com/en/trip-plan
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/roadrestriction
The City of Toronto has partnered with the Ministry of Transportation Ontario to sponsor the Transportation Tomorrow Survey: https://tts2022.ca/en/. The survey, which will be mailed to randomly selected Toronto residents, takes less than 15 minutes to complete, and the results will help plan improvements to transportation facilities for all road and transit users in Toronto and across the region.
SOURCE City of Toronto