Road closures in Toronto: August 16-17
Road closures in Toronto for the weekend of August 16 and 17 rounds up the key transportation shut-downs affecting the city, including street and TTC closures.
KEY ROAD CLOSURES IN TORONTO
Lake Shore: Bay--York. Westbound lanes will be closed from Saturday, August 16 at 12:01 a.m. to Sunday, August 17 at 11:59 p.m. for construction of a pedestrian bridge over the road. Traffic traveling west will be diverted onto Yonge.
Danforth Ave: Warden-- Byng, Danforth Rd: Landry to Danforth Ave. The streets will be closed in both directions for Wheels on the Danforth and Fun in the Park on Saturday, August 16 from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Bouchette and Logan: Commissioners--Lake Shore. A Midsummer Night's Run requires the closure of several roads on Saturday, August 16 from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Some streets bound by Cherry, Lake Shore, Leslie, and Unwin will also be affected.
Eglinton: Dufferin--Marlee. The road will be closed in both directions from Saturday, August 16 from 3 a.m. to Monday, August 18 at 3 a.m. for the International Street Festival.
Bloor: Spadina--Parliament, Yonge: Bloor--Queen. The city's first Open Streets event will close Bloor and Yonge to through traffic from Sunday, August 17 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vehicles will still be able to use major streets that intersect Bloor and Yonge during the event.
Line 1: Union--St. Andrew. There will be no subway service on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 between Union and St. Andrew stations on Line 1 as TTC crews make final preparations for the opening of the Union station second platform on Monday, August 18.
510 Spadina: Dundas. The continuing construction work at Spadina and Dundas means the 510 Spadina route is still being serviced by shuttle buses. The route is due to return to normal August 31. The 505 Dundas streetcar is operating through the area as 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.
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.