Just when you though the worst of road closure season was behind us in Toronto, it continues. But, hey, that's a good thing because it means there's exciting stuff going on. Topping that list is the Jays push for the playoffs.
As the team starts its final home stand of the season tonight, police have put in place a number of road closures to help keep traffic moving around the Rogers Centre, which is expected to host roughly 50,000 fans.
The following road closures will be in effect for tonight's game:
- Blue Jays Way will have a partial road closure for southbound traffic, from Front Street West to Navy Wharf Court
- Bremner Boulevard will have a partial road closure, for eastbound traffic, from Spadina Avenue to Rees Street
- Bremner Boulevard will have a full road closure, for eastbound traffic, from Rees Street to Lower Simcoe Street
- Bremner Boulevard will have a full road closure, for westbound traffic, from Lower Simcoe Street to Navy Wharf Court
- Spadina Avenue will have a full road closure for southbound traffic, from Front Street West to Lake Shore Boulevard
As far as the weekend goes, Kensington Market will be closed to traffic on Sunday as the second last monthly pedestrian festival takes place throughout the day.
One ongoing road closure to be aware of is Dufferin St. between Peel and Queen, which has been shut down for construction work on the railway overpass. Drivers will once again have to jog over to Gladstone to get around the closure.
There's also a significant TTC subway closure this weekend, as Line 1 will be shut down between Bloor and Osgood stations. That will make for a little bit of a walk to get to the Rogers Centre for baseball fans, so plan for some extra travel time so you don't miss the first pitch.
For a full list of road closures and restrictions, check the city of Toronto site.
by Derek Flack via blogTO