It's going to be a congested weekend on Toronto roads
Road closures in Toronto this weekend will cause a headache for drivers but offer plenty of chance for pedestrians to frolic in the sun. While no highways are closed on June 11 and 12, a number of street festivals and events will shut down major streets across the city.
The most significant road closure takes place on Saturday the 11th for Dundas West Fest, which shuts down the eponymous street to cars between Roxton Rd. and Lansdowne Ave. between 8 a.m. and midnight. If the crowds are like previous years, it'll also be difficult to ride a bike through this stretch as pedestrians and patios take over.
Also on Saturday is the Toronto leg of the Ride to Conquer Cancer, which will witness the closure of the westbound lanes of Lake Shore Blvd. between Strachan Ave. and Windermere Ave. from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A section of Kingston Rd. will also be closed on Saturday between Danforth Ave. and Birchmount Rd. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a triathlon.
Sunday is Portugal Day, which brings the closure of Lansdowne Ave between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Given that the Euro is about to ramp up, you expect to see a ton of flags out on display.
There are also two running events with road closures to be aware of on Sunday. The Shoppers Run for Women will close Queen's Park between College St and Bloor St. West between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Meanwhile the Toronto Challenge Run will shut down Wellington St. from John Street to University Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will also be related closures in the area as the run proceeds.
Lastly, the TTC has a partial closure on Sunday with Line 2 shut down for maintenance from Pape to St. George.
For the full list of road closures and restrictions, head to the City of Toronto's dedicated website.
Photo of Dundas West Fest by Jesse Milns.
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