Road closures in Toronto: August 23-24
Road closures in Toronto for the weekend of August 23 and 24 rounds up the key transportation shut-downs affecting the city, including street and TTC closures.
KEY ROAD CLOSURES IN TORONTO
Yonge: Richmond--Gerrard, Yonge: Gerrard--College, and others. Buskerfest is due to close Yonge between Richmond and Gerrard from today (Thursday) at 9:30 a.m. to Sunday, August 24 at 11:59 p.m. Gerrard to College from Friday, August 22 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 24 at 11:59 p.m. Expect closures on Dundas Square Street, Walton, Gould, Edward, and Elm over the weekend, too.
Bathurst: Wilson--Allingham. Two southbound lanes of Bathurst will be closed between Wilson and Allingham on Saturday, August 23 from 4 a.m. to Sunday, August 24 at midnight for Taste of Manila. During this time, one northbound lane will be reversed for southbound traffic.
Gerrard: Glenside--Coxwell. The road will be closed from Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m. to Monday, August 25 at 2 a.m. for the Festival of South Asia.
Line 1: Bloor--Eglinton. Planned signal upgrades mean the Yonge line will be closed all day on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24. Shuttle buses will operate between both stations, calling at all stops. Wheel-Trans buses will also be made available.
510 Spadina: Dundas. Due to construction at Dundas, the 510 Spadina streetcar is currently being served by shuttle bus between Spadina station bus platform and Queens Quay West. The 505 Dundas is operating as normal through the area. The intersection is due to fully reopen August 30.
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. Work ends August 31.
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.