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
To accommodate the Elevate Festival and Just for Laughs Toronto, the following roads will continue to be closed to vehicle traffic until 6 a.m. on Monday, September 26:
Front Street between Yonge Street and Church Street
Scott Street between Scott Lane and 41 metres north of Front Street
West curb lane on Scott Street from Scott Lane and The Esplanade
To accommodate Geary Art Crawl, the following roads will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8 a.m. Saturday, September 24 until 3 a.m. on Monday, September 26:
Geary Avenue between Ossington Avenue and Lightbourn Avenue
Lightbourn Avenue between Geary Avenue and Brandon Avenue
Bristol Avenue between Geary Ave and the North Laneway
Bartlett Avenue from the Train Tracks south to the North Laneway
Salem Avenue between Geary Ave and the North Laneway
Westmoreland Avenue between Geary Avenue and the North Laneway
Delaware Avenue North between Geary Avenue and the North Laneway
Somerset Avenue between Geary Ave and the North Laneway
The west curb lane and sidewalk on Eastern Avenue from Queen Street East to 20 metres south of Queen Street East will be closed beginning today until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, for the Legacy Awards. On Sunday, September 25, the south curb lane and sidewalk on Queen Street East between 1651 Queen St. E and Eastern Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.
Market Street continues to be closed from Front Street East to The Esplanade for I Heart Market Street activities.
Lake Shore Boulevard West will be reduced to a single westbound lane at York Street for Enbridge gas main replacement from 7 a.m. Friday, September 23, until 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. During this time, there will be no access to Lake Shore Boulevard from north or southbound York Street. Northbound traffic will be redirected onto Harbour Street, and southbound traffic will be redirected at Bremner Boulevard. Access to the westbound Gardiner on-ramp is being maintained. Westbound Lake Shore Boulevard is also reduced to a single lane between Lower Jarvis Street and Yonge Street until 7 a.m. on Friday, September 30, to facilitate Enbridge gas main installation.
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 Augusta Avenue and Spadina Avenue is reduced to one eastbound lane. There is no westbound travel during this section of the work zone. This closure is expected to be in place until mid-November.
The intersection of King Street West and Shaw Street will be reduced to a single lane in each direction until November 12 for TTC and watermain work.
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-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 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.
Pottery Road between Bayview Avenue and Broadview Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 25 to upgrade a telecommunications tower with a mobile crane.
There are no ActiveTO major road closures scheduled this weekend.
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/.
On Saturday, September 24, subway service on Line 1 will end at approximately 1:30 a.m. due to Automatic Train Control (ATC) signal upgrades. Shuttle buses will operate, and regular subway service will resume on Line 1 at 6 a.m. Additionally, there will be no subway service on the portion of Line 1 between Finch and St. Clair stations beginning Saturday, September 24, until Sunday, September 25, due to ATC signal upgrades.
On Sunday, September 25, subway 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.
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, there will be major service adjustments along the Lakeshore East and Stouffville GO Lines for maintenance and construction work.
Trains will be suspended on the Lahoreshore East Line from 11 p.m. on Friday, September 23, until the end of service on Sunday, September 25. Buses will serve all stations except those where the TTC is an option – Rouge Hill, Guildwood, Eglinton, Scarborough and Danforth.
Trains will be suspended on the Stouffville Line beginning of service on Saturday, September 24, until the end of service Sunday, September 25. Buses will serve all stations except those where the TTC is an option – Milliken, Agincourt and Kennedy.
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.
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