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Major road and TTC closures hit Toronto this weekend

Toronto road closures kick up this weekend as we head into Halloween. Along with a few key event-related shutdowns, there's also significant construction work that will make navigating downtown difficult. Throw in a subway closure on Line 1, and you have the recipe for a busy weekend on Toronto streets.

The most noteworthy closure this weekend is the intersection of Richmond and Yonge, which has been dug up for TTC track replacement and water main work. Only local traffic will be able to approach the intersection, while everyone else will be diverted onto nearby streets.

Lakeshore Boulevard will also be closed heading eastbound between Carlaw Avenue and Leslie Street, as construction crews do emergency rail track repairs. The eastbound lanes will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

The area around Bayview and Finch is going to be gridlocked as road repairs at the intersection will result in lanes closures. During the closure period this weekend, two eastbound lanes of traffic and one westbound lane will be open at the intersection of Bayview and Finch when grinding takes place in the westbound lanes.

In terms of events, two westbound lanes of Bloor Street West, from Royal York Road to Montgomery Road, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 for the Charity Bed Race.

On Sunday, Bloor Street will be closed in both directions from Jane Street to Runnymede Avenue from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the annual Halloween Fest in the area.

Also on Sunday is the Oxi Day Parade, which will shut down Euston Avenue and a section of the Danforth between Euston and Logan Avenue.

Last, the TTC has a major closure of Line 1 scheduled for this weekend between St. George and Lawrence West stations. Glencairn Station will be closed outright, while other stations will be open for the sale of fares and surface routes.

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


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