Road closures in Toronto: July 19-20
Road closures in Toronto for the weekend of July 19 and 20 rounds up the key transportation shut-downs affecting the city, including street and TTC closures.
KEY ROAD CLOSURES IN TORONTO
Strachan: Lake Shore--Fleet, Lake Shore: Strachan--British Columbia. The Honda Indy Weekend has closed portions of Lake Shore and Strachan. The roads will re-open Sunday, July 20 at 11:59 p.m. Access to Ontario Place via Lake Shore and Strachan.
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival's Junior Parade and Festival Multiple road closures on Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate the parade route, which is as follows: 30 McLevin Avenue to Sewells Road, west on Sewells Road to Neilson Road, north on Neilson Road to Neilson Park Drive, and east on Neilson Park Drive to the entrance of Neilson Park.
Yonge: Edward--Queen. A portion of Yonge from just north of Dundas to Queen will be closed for the Live Green Toronto Festival, Saturday, July 27 from 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
St. Clair: Winona--Christie. Salsa on St. Clair requires the closure of the road from Saturday, July 19 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, July 20 at 11 p.m.
Dundas: Spadina--Beverley Street. Street closed from Saturday, July 19 at 12:01 a.m. to Sunday, July 20 at 11 p.m for the Chinatown Festival.
Bloor: Dufferin--Lansdowne. Closed in both directions from Saturday, July 19 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, July 20 at 9 p.m. for the Big on Bloor event.
Danforth: Broadview--Jackman. The Thrill of the Grill event means the Danforth will be closed from Broadview to Jackman in both directions from Saturday, July 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Yonge: Queen--Dundas. Yonge will be closed again between Dundas and Queen for a Youth Day event Sunday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
510 Spadina: Dundas. Water main replacement work (and later streetcar track replacement) means Spadina and Dundas is closed to all streetcar traffic until Aug. 11. The 505 Dundas streetcar will divert via McCaul, College, and Bathurst. The 510 Spadina is being replaced by bus until July 28.
Line 2 Bloor-Danforth: Islington--Kipling. The final western stretch of the Bloor-Danforth line will be closed this weekend for track replacement work. Shuttle buses from Islington station will cover the remainder of the route. Wheel-Trans vehicles will leave from Jane. Normal service resumes Monday, July 21 at 6 a.m.
504 King, 505 Dundas: Broadview. For six weeks starting Sunday, July 20, the 504 King and 505 Dundas streetcars will be unable to reach Broadview subway station due to construction on Broadview. The 504 will turn south at Dundas and Broadview and return to King via Queen and Parliament. The 505 will divert via Parliament, Gerrard and Broadview. Both routes will be completed by shuttle bus.
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.