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
Accommodating the Toronto International Film Festival, the following roads will be closed to vehicle traffic from 5 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, until 5 a.m. on Monday, September 12:
• King Street West between University Avenue and Peter Street
• Simcoe Street between Wellington Street West and Pearl Street
• Duncan Street between King Street West and Pearl Street
• John Street between Wellington Street West and Pearl Street
To accommodate the Journey to Conquer Cancer and Constantine Yorkville Run, Bay Street between Davenport Road and Cumberland Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 11. Additionally, the following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 11:
• Southbound lanes on Bay Street between Cumberland Street and Dundas Street West
• Elm Street between Bay Street and University Avenue
• Eastbound lanes on Davenport Road between Avenue Road and Bay Street.
The following roads will also be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 11:
• Dundas Street between Victoria Street and Simcoe Street
• University Avenue between Queen Street West and College Street
• Queens Park between Bloor Street West and College Street
Eastbound lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard West between Strachan Avenue and British Columbia Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from 12:01 a.m., Friday, September 9, to 6 a.m. Monday, September 12, for the Rolling Loud music festival. In addition, the Martin Goodman Trail will be redirected to the westbound curb lane on Lake Shore Boulevard West.
Bloor Street West between Montgomery Road and Prince Edward Drive North will be closed to vehicle traffic from noon on September 9 to 11:59 p.m. on September 11, for the Taste of the Kingsway festival.
Queens Park Crescent East between College Street and Wellesley Street West will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, for the formation and dispersal of the Jesus in the City Parade.
Parliament Street from Carlton Street North to 508 Parliament St. and Carlton Street from Parliament Street to Exchange Lane will be closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 for the Parkscape Wrap-up event.
Market Street continues to be closed from Front Street East to The Esplanade for I Heart Market Street activities.
The intersection of King Street West and Shaw Street will be reduced to a single lane in each direction from September 6 until November 12 for TTC and watermain work.
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.
Westbound Lake Shore Boulevard is reduced to a single lane between Lower Jarvis Street and Yonge Street from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, to 7 a.m. on Friday, September 30, to facilitate the Enbridge gasmain installation.
The Queensway has a reduced number of lanes, in both directions, between Parkside Drive and the King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesval
Elizabeth Street from Gerrard Street West to Elm Street and Elm Street at Elizabeth Street will be closed to accommodate a major construction crane lift at Sick Children’s Hospital.
Wellington Street from Church Street to Yonge Street is reduced to a single westbound lane for TTC track replacement and sidewalk improvements. Scott Street, north of Wellington Street, is closed to all vehicular traffic.
The Carlton Street and Church Street intersection will remain closed for streetcar track replacement all weekend.
There will be no ActiveTO major road closures 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: www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/p
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/r
On Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, there will be no subway service on the portion of Line 1 between Sheppard-Yonge and St. Clair stations to accommodate work on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (ECLRT).
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
This weekend maintenance and construction work will result in temporary schedule changes on the Barrie GO Line and trips to Niagara Falls. Starting on the evening of Friday, September 9, until the end of service on Sunday, September 11, trains will not be in service on the Barrie Line. Buses will replace some cancelled train trips and serve all stations except Downsview Park GO. On Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, Niagara Falls train service will also be adjusted.
Residents are encouraged to check GO 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
SOURCE City of Toronto