Weekend road closures for June 11 to 12

Weekend road closures for June 11 to 12

This weekend, a number of road closures will be in effect across Toronto in support of a number of special events, festivals and critical infrastructure work.

The westbound lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard West, from Strachan Avenue to Windermere Avenue, will be closed to vehicles from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., June 11, for the Ride to Conquer Cancer cycling fundraiser.

Lake Shore Boulevard West, between Seventh and Second Streets, will be closed to vehicles from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., June 11, for the Grilled Cheese Challenge festival.

Queens Park Crescent East and West, from College Street to Bloor Street West, will be closed to vehicles from 12:01 to 10:30 a.m., June 11, for the Run for Women event in support of the Department of Psychiatry at Women’s College Hospital.

Queens Park Crescent East and West, from Wellesley Street West to Bloor Street West, will be also closed to vehicles from 10:30 a.m., June 11, to 6 p.m., June 12, for the Word on the Street festival.

Lansdowne Avenue, from Bloor Street West to College Street, will be closed to vehicles from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 11, to accommodate the Portugal Day Parade.

Islington Avenue, from Eglinton Avenue West to The Kingsway, remains closed to vehicles until Friday, June 17, to accommodate the RBC Canadian Open. Local access continues to be maintained. More information about road and sidewalk closures, TTC diversions and waste collection service impacts are available on the event website: www.rbccanadianopen.com/communityinformation/.

ActiveTO will take place on Bayview Avenue, from Rosedale Valley Road to Lawren Harris Square; River Street, between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Street; and The Meadoway, from Brimley Road to Scarborough Golf Club Road, from 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 12.

Roads within High Park will be closed to vehicles during the weekend. Limited street parking is available on Bloor Street. 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/.

The following road restrictions due to critical, City-led infrastructure work may impact travel throughout the weekend:

• Jarvis Street, from Carlton Street to Bloor Street East, including Ted Rogers Way, is reduced to one lane in each direction for road resurfacing, sidewalk repairs and intersection safety modifications.
• Wellesley Street East, from Ontario to Sherbourne Streets, is reduced to one westbound lane for bikeway and road reconstruction.
• Wellington Street, from Yonge to Church Streets, is reduced to one westbound lane for TTC track replacement and sidewalk improvements.
• Travel lanes on The Queensway, between Parkside Drive and Roncesvalles Avenue, are reduced to a minimum of one shared travel lane in each direction for King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles (KQQR) TTC track replacement and road reconstruction work. King Street West is also closed at the KQQR intersection.

This weekend, there will be no subway service on the portion of TTC Line 1 between Lawrence and St. Clair stations due to Metrolinx construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. On June 12, service on the portion of Line 2 between St. George and Broadview stations will begin by noon to accommodate beam replacement on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct. Residents and visitors are encouraged to follow @TTCNotices on Twitter, sign up for eAlerts or check www.ttc.ca/ for the most up-to-date information, as several events taking place this weekend will result in adjustments to TTC bus and streetcar service.

No GO Train service will be provided on the Stouffville line from the evening of Friday, June 10 until June 12. Replacement buses will provide service between Union Station Bus Terminal and Unionville, Centennial, Markham, Mount Joy, Stouffville, and Old Elm GO Stations. Some buses will run express trips. Replacement buses will not serve Kennedy, Agincourt or Milliken GO Stations. Customers may wish to use TTC instead.

No late-evening GO Train service will be provided on the Lake Shore West line to Aldershot and West Harbour GO Stations on June 10. Customers can take GO Bus route 18S during this time. More details are available on the GO Transit website: www.gotransit.com/en/trip-planning/go-service-updates/train-schedule-changes.

Toronto’s more than 1,500 parks and 11,000 hectares of ravine spaces are also open for fresh air and exercise every day, including weekends. 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/.

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 at www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting around the city. TTC customers can subscribe to eAlerts at www.ttc.ca or follow @TTCnotices on Twitter to receive information about service interruptions.

Source City of Toronto 

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