Road closures in Toronto: July 12-13
Road closures in Toronto for the weekend of July 12 and 13 rounds up the key transportation shut-downs affecting the city, including street and TTC closures.
KEY ROAD CLOSURES IN TORONTO
Front: John--Simcoe and John: Front--Wellington. Streets will be closed for the CBC World Cup viewing party starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 11 for set-up. Streets will re-open at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 13.
Bloor: Windermere, Beresford, Glendonwynne, Armadale, Durie and Kennedy. The Bloor West Village BIA Festival requires the closure of several streets off Bloor on Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lake Shore: Parkside--Newfoundland. Eastbound lanes of Lake Shore will be closed near the CNE grounds for a Pan Am/Parapan Am Games test event Saturday, July 12 from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bay: Dundas--Queen. An event to celebrate the one year countdown to the start of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will close Bay from Dundas to Queen on Saturday, July 12 from 10 to 11:30 p.m.
Gardiner: Eastbound lanes Humber River--Carlaw, DVP: Northbound lanes Gardiner--Eglinton. The Toronto Triathlon Festival will close parts of the downtown highways on Sunday, July 13 from 2 a.m. until noon.
501 Queen: Broadview. Queen Street remains closed at Broadview due to ongoing streetcar track replacement work. The 501 Queen streetcar is diverting via Parliament, Gerrard, and Coxwell. 504 King is using Broadview, Dundas, and Parliament. 502 Downtowner and 503 Kingston Road streetcars are being replaced by buses.
501 Queen: Sackville. The TTC is due to carry out rail replacement at Sackville Street this weekend. See above for diversion details.
Line 2: Bloor-Danforth. The subway between St. George and Pape will open late Sunday, July 13 due to track replacement work on the Bloor Viaduct. Shuttle and Wheel-Trans buses will operate the route until noon, when normal service is due to resume.
510 Spadina: Dundas. Double whammy at Spadina and Dundas starting this Monday. Replacement of a water main beneath the intersection and a subsequent overhaul of the streetcar tracks means the intersection will be closed July 14 to Aug. 11. The 505 will be diverting via McCaul, College, and Bathurst and later halted altogether. See this explainer video.
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.