Weekend events and road closures for July 23 to 24

City of Toronto News Release

Event road closures

Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Beech Avenues, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 until 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, for the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Ossington Avenue, from Dundas Street West to Queen Street West, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6 a.m. on July 23 until 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, for OssFest.

Gerrard Street East, between Coxwell and Glenside Avenues, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6 a.m. on July 23 until 2 a.m. on July 24, for the Festival of South Asia.

To accommodate the Toronto Triathlon Festival, the Gardiner Expressway (eastbound lanes only), from the Humber River to the Don Valley Parkway, and the Don Valley Parkway (northbound lanes only), from the Gardiner Expressway to Eglinton Avenue East, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 2 a.m. until 12 p.m. on July 24.

Yonge Street, from Dundas Street to Queen Street, and Dundas Square, between Yonge Street and O’Keefe Lane, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on July 24, for Youth Day 2022.

Bathurst Street, between Wilson and Laurelcrest Avenues, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 12:01 a.m. on July 23 until 11:59 p.m. on July 24, for Fun Philippines Toronto Street Festival.

Market Street continues to be closed from Front Street East to The Esplanade, for I Heart Market Street activities.


Bayview Avenue, from Rosedale Valley Road to Lawren Harris Square, and River Street, between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic for ActiveTO from 7 a.m. on July 23 until 7 p.m. on July 24.

Roads within High Park will be also closed to vehicle traffic during the weekend. Limited street parking is available on Bloor Street. More information about access to High Park is available on the City of Toronto’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 open for fresh air and exercise every day, 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/

Construction closures

The Wellington Street East and Church Street intersection is closed until Monday, August 1 for streetcar track replacement.

The Overlea Boulevard Bridge, over the Don River, is reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge rehabilitation.

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 TTC track replacement and road reconstruction work. King Street West is also closed at this intersection and eastbound left turns are not permitted from The Queensway to Glendale Avenue.

The westbound Gardiner on-ramp at York Street will be closed overnight, from 12:01 a.m. until 5 a.m., on both Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, to facilitate concrete chipping work underneath the Gardiner Expressway.

Westbound Lake Shore Boulevard East, between Parliament and Lower Sherbourne Streets, will be reduced to a single lane from 7 a.m. on July 22 until 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 13. to facilitate gas main installation work by Enbridge.

Westbound Lake Shore Boulevard East, between Cherry and Parliament Streets, is currently reduced to one lane until Sunday, July 31.

TTC closures

This weekend, there will be no subway service on the portion of Line 1 between Sheppard-Yonge and St Clair stations due to construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. TTC will also take advantage of this closure to conduct track and tunnel maintenance, along with work on the Easier Access project at Lawrence Station.

On July 24, 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 are encouraged to follow @TTCNotices on Twitter, sign-up for e-alerts and check www.ttc.ca/ for the most up-to-date information.

Metrolinx closures

Starting late on July 22 until July 24, there will be changes to the Lake Shore East train schedule, including some cancellations, in the late evenings and mornings. Thirty-minute service will be in place for the remainder of the weekend on the line; however, schedules on both the Lake Shore East and West lines will be adjusted on Saturday afternoon and evening, before the TFC game. Residents can learn more by visiting www.gotransit.com/.

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.

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit www.toronto.ca or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofToronto, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofto.

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