Road closures in Toronto this August long weekend are mercifully lower than average on account of a reduction in street festivals, but that doesn't mean the city's roads are going to be a breeze to navigate. With plenty of ongoing construction and major shut downs in conjunction with Caribana, it's sure to busy out there.
Caribana takes place over the course of the weekend, but it's the main parade that will close Lake Shore Boulevard on Saturday. Starting at 1 a.m. both directions of the street will be shut to traffic between Colborne Lodge Drive and Strachan Avenue. The restrictions will be lifted at 6 a.m. on Sunday.
In addition to the festival closures, there are a variety of lane restrictions for Lake Shore Boulevard East on account of Gardiner Maintenance. These are most concentrated north of the Port Lands, so avoid this area if you can.
Another area to avoid is College and Lansdowne, which is closed for streetcar track replacement. You can by-pass the closures heading east-west via Dundas, but those traveling north or south will have to take Roncesvalles Avenue or Brock Street.
Gerrard Street will also be congested due to lane restrictions between University Avenue and Elizabeth Street and the final work to replace water mains between Yonge and Church streets.
Thankfully, there are no scheduled TTC subway closures this weekend.
There are, however, plenty of other restrictions across the city due to construction, which you can check up on using the official city of Toronto map.
Photo by Alejandro Santiago
by Derek Flack via blogTO