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Major Toronto road closures ramp up this weekend

The last big run of street festivals goes down this weekend, and with them come a host of major road closures across the city including Yonge and Bloor streets. There's also a TTC subway shutdown that'll making getting around uptown more difficult than usual.

Of the various festivals this weekend, Open Streets TO is surely the most significant when it comes to road closures, though it only takes place on one day. The pedestrian celebration will shut down Yonge Street between Bloor Street Queen and Bloor Street between Dufferin and Parliament on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The annual Polish Festival will shut down Roncesvalles between Dundas Street West and Queen Street West on Saturday and Sunday, while the Ukrainian Fest will do the same on Bloor Street West between Jane and Runnymede starting on Friday afternoon through to Sunday evening.

Running events start to ramp up for the fall this weekend in Toronto. Take note of road closures in the Port Lands for the Toronto 10-Miler. Closures will take place Saturday, September 17 between 5:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the area bounded by Unwin Avenue in the west, Leslie Street in the east, Commissioners Street in the north and Lake Ontario in the south.

There will also be closures for the Sunnybrook Foundation and RBC Run for the Kids between 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. Streets will be closed in the area
bounded by Sheppard Avenue in the south, Yonge Street in the east, Dufferin Street in the west and Steeles Avenue in the north.

And finally the Line 1 will be closed between St. Clair West and Downsview on both September 17 and 18, opening again for the start of service on Monday.

For a full list of road restrictions, check the City of Toronto's map.

Photo by Marcus Mitanis in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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