Road closures in Toronto for the long weekend of August 30, 31, and September 1 rounds up the key transportation shut-downs affecting the city, including street and TTC closures.
KEY ROAD CLOSURES IN TORONTO
Front: John--Simcoe, Bremner: Simcoe--Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Simcoe: Bremner--InterContinental Hotel driveway. The annual Toronto Fan Expo requires the closure of the south curb lane on Front and the north curb lane of Bremner Thursday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Simcoe will be closed in the affected area on Saturday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bloor: Spadina--Parliament, Yonge: Bloor--Queen. The second Open Streets festival will see Bloor and Spadina closed to through traffic on Sunday, August 31 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vehicles will be able to cross Bloor and Yonge on major routes during the event.
Queen: University--Dufferin, Dufferin: Queen--CNE gates. Monday's Labour Day parade will take place between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, September 1. Expect additional road closures in the area between 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for crowd assembly and dispersal.
510 Spadina: Dundas. The continuing construction work at Spadina and Dundas means the 510 Spadina route will be serviced by shuttle buses until Saturday, August 30. The next day, two streetcars will enter service and the route will return to normal.
504 King, 505 Dundas: Broadview. The 504 King and 505 Dundas streetcars remain unable to reach Broadview subway station due to construction on Broadview at Danforth. The 504 is turning south at Dundas and Broadview and returning to King via Queen and Parliament. The 505 is diverting via Parliament, Gerrard and Broadview. Both routes are being completed by shuttle bus. The 504 King and 505 Dundas are expected to return to normal routing Sunday, August 31.
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