Weekend events and road closures for October 8 to 10

GTA Weekly
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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.

The City of Toronto is ready to actively manage traffic this weekend as the Toronto Blue Jays host fans at Rogers Centre. In order to keep traffic moving this long weekend, the following plans are in place:
•       Active monitoring of traffic cameras as well as signal timing adjustments around key intersections.
•       Close coordination with the City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) as well as the Rogers Centre on traffic management and support control.
•       Dedicating additional resources to the City’s Road Emergency Services Communications Unit (RESCU) to anticipate and respond to any traffic incidents on the Gardiner Expressway.

Event road closures
St. Joseph Street between Queen’s Park and Bay Street will be closed from 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 9 to accommodate the Latin Fall Fiesta and Parade.

Construction closures
Westbound lanes on Sheppard Avenue East, between Yorkland Road and Fairview Mall Drive, will be closed on Saturday, October 8 from 12:01 a.m. to 7 p.m. for pavement grinding work as part of the Ministry of Transportation bridge rehabilitation project.

Two southbound lanes on the Don Valley Parkway, including the southbound on-ramp at Bloor Street/Danforth Avenue will be closed on Sunday, October 9 from 2 to 9 a.m. for TTC repairs to the Price Edward Viaduct.

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 has partially reopened. Vehicles can turn right onto westbound Carlton Street from southbound Church Street and turn right onto southbound Church Street from eastbound Carlton Street.

The intersection of King Street West and Shaw Street is fully closed until mid-November for TTC track replacement.

Traffic lanes on Queen’s 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 watermain 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 and Church Street is closed at the Esplanade.

Bayview Avenue, from Rosedale Valley Road to Lawren Harris Square, and River Street West between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 9 for ActiveTO.

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: 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
On Sunday, October 9, service on the portion of Line 2 between St. George and Broadview stations will begin at noon to accommodate beam replacement on the Prince Edward Viaduct. On Monday, October 10, the TTC will operate on holiday service for Thanksgiving Day.

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 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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