Road closures in Toronto for the June 28 to July 1st holiday weekend rounds up the key transportation shut-downs affecting the city, including street and TTC closures.
KEY ROAD CLOSURES IN TORONTO
SATURDAY JUNE 28
Church Street: Carlton Street--Hayden Street: A portion of Church will be closed from Friday, June 27 at 3 p.m. to Monday, June 30 at 7 a.m. for WorldPride events.
Wellesley Street: Jarvis--Queen's Park Circle: Wellesley and Queen's Park Circle is due to be closed to traffic for the Pride and Rememberence Run on Saturday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Carlton Street: Jarvis--Yonge, Yonge Street: Carlton--Charles, Charles Street: Yonge--George Hislop Parkette: Closed for the annual Dyke March Saturday June 28, 1 to 5 p.m.
SUNDAY JUNE 29
Rosedale Valley Road: Bayview--Park Road (plus lane restrictions on Bayview,) Bloor: Church--Yonge, Yonge: Bloor--Dundas, Dundas: Yonge--Church: To accommodate the Pride Parade and related staging areas from 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 29.
Gardiner Expressway: Dufferin--Downling Bridge: The eastbound Gardiner will be reduced to one lane for surface upgrades Sunday, June 29 at 9:30 p.m. to Monday, June 30 at 5:30 a.m.
TUESDAY JULY 1
Queen's Park Circle: College--Hoskin: Closed on Tuesday, July 1 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Canada Day festivities at Queen's Park.
Brimley: Progress--Ellesmere and Ellesmere--Lawrence, Ellesmere: Midland--McCowan: Scarborough's Canada Day parade will see Brimley and Ellesmere roads closed at various times on Tuesday, July 1. Progress to Ellesmere will be shut 1:30 to 6 p.m., Ellesmere--Lawrence 4 to 7 p.m., and Ellesmere from Midland--McCowan 4 to 5 p.m.
Yonge Street: North York Blvd.--Park Home Ave.: Southbound lanes closed on Tuesday, July 1 from noon to 11 p.m. for North York's Canada Day party. Yonge will be completely closed in the evening from 7 to 11 p.m.
- Line 1 Yonge-University-Spadina: Wilson--Downsview. Critical track work means the some 70 shuttle buses will be operating the stretch of Line 1 between Wilson and Downsview on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29. Wheel-Trans buses will provide an accessible connection from Eglinton West station.
- 505 Dundas: Bay--Broadview. WorldPride-related road closures this Sunday mean the 505 Dundas streetcar and 94 Wellesley bus will be on diversion. Stating at 1 p.m., 505 Dundas will divert both ways via Bay, College/Carlton, Parliament, Gerrard, and Broadview. Replacement buses will operate between Jarvis and Broadview after 7 p.m.
- 94 Wellesley. After 1 p.m. on Sunday, the 94 Wellesley will be split in two: buses west of Yonge will service stops between Ossington and St. George station. East of Yonge, buses will make stops between Jarvis Street and Castle Frank station.
Queen Street: Broadview Intersection. TTC streetcar track replacement means that Queen and Broadview will be impassable from Monday, June 30 at 4:30 a.m to July 25.
Over and above the special closures this weekend, construction projects across Toronto result in numerous other road restrictions across the city. For a comprehensive list of such closures, you can consult the official map maintained by the City of Toronto (also available as a PDF.)
Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.
by Chris Bateman via blogTO