Road closures in Toronto: September 6-7
Road closures in Toronto for the weekend of September 6 and 7 rounds up the key transportation shut-downs affecting the city, including street and TTC closures.
KEY ROAD CLOSURES IN TORONTO
Queen's Park: Bloor--College. The southbound lanes of Queen's Park will be closed for resurfacing work from Friday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 a.m. Use Spadina, Bay, or Yonge, the city says.
King: Spadina--University. The Toronto International Film Festival is back, which means a portion of King going to be closed to all vehicles (streetcars included, see below,) starting after the morning rush hour on September 4 until midnight on September 7. From September 8 to 11, one lane of King in each direction between John and Duncan will be open. The road will return to normal September 12.
Rosedale Valley: Park--Bayview, Queen's Park: College--Wellesley. The formation of the The Festival of Praise will close the road in both directions on Saturday, September 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The dispersal of the parade will take place on Queen's Park Circle from 2 to 5 p.m.
Bloor: Montrose--Dufferin. Closed from Saturday, September 6 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, September 7 to 1 a.m. for the Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Fair.
Bloor: Prince Edward--Montgomery. Tastes of the Kingsway requires that the road be closed from Friday, September 5 at noon to Sunday, September 7 at 11 p.m. Some surrounding roads will also be closed during the event.
Parliament: Gerrard--Wellesley, Carlton: Parliament--Berkeley. Roads will be closed for the Cabbagetown Festival on Saturday, September 6 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday, September 7 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Davenport, University, Queen's Park, Avenue, Dundas, and Bay area. Various road closures to accommodate the Bang and Olufsen Yorkville 5K Charity Fun Run and Walk and the Canadian 5K Road Race Championship on Sunday, September 7 from 8 a.m. to noon.
504 King and 508 Lake Shore: King The TTC's 504 and 508 streetcars will be on diversion during the Toronto International Film Festival from 10 a.m. on September 4 until 4 a.m. September 8. Heading east, the 504 King will travel north on Spadina, east on Queen, and south on Church back to King. Westbound, the 504 will go north on York, west on Queen, and south on Spadina back to King. See here for details of the 508 Lake Shore diversion.
506 Carlton: Church--Parliament. The 506 streetcar will be on diversion 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, September 6, and 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, September 7, 2014. 506 Carlton streetcars will divert in both directions via Carlton, Church, Dundas, Parliament and Gerrard.
Line 1: Bloor--Lawrence. There will be no service on a portion of the Yonge line this weekend between Bloor and Lawrence due to track work and signal upgrades. More than 60 shuttle buses and Wheel-Trans vehicles will bridge the gap, the TTC says. Regular subway service is due to resume on Monday, September 8 at 6 a.m.
Adelaide: Simcoe--York. Adelaide will be reduced to one lane starting September 15 for watermain replacement and road reconstruction. This project is due to be completed by mid-November.
Don Mills: York Mills--Lawrence. The southbound curb lane of Don Mills is closed until November 30. An additional southbound lane will be closed Mallard--Bond from 9:30 to 3:30 daily for watermain work.
Parkside: Bloor--Lake Shore. The road will be partially closed for resurfacing and sidewalk repairs for about eight weeks starting in early September. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.
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.
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