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Road closures in Toronto: Labour Day weekend 2015

Road closures in Toronto for the Labour Day long weekend of September 5, 6, and 7 rounds up the key transportation shut-downs affecting the city, including street and TTC closures.


Bloor: Christie/Grace--Parliament, and Yonge: Bloor--Queen. Closed on Sunday, September 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Open Streets Toronto. Vehicles will be able to cross Bloor Street at Christie, Grace, Bathurst, George, Bay, Church, Sherbourne and Parliament Streets, as well as at Avenue Road and Ted Rogers Way. Vehicles will be able to cross Yonge Street at Wellesley, College/Carlton, Gerrard, Dundas, Shuter and Queen Streets.

University: Dundas--Queen, Queen: Bay--Dufferin. Partially closed on Monday, September 7 at various times from 7 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the Labour Day parade. The parade will travel west on Queen from University to Dufferin starting at 8:00 a.m. and require rolling road closures.


501 Queen. Starting as early as 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on September 7, 2015, the Labour Day Parade will require the 501 Queen streetcar to divert east and westbound via King Street, Church Street, Spadina Avenue to route. As the parade progresses westbound, the diversionary routings will change on Queen Street.

504 King & 505 Dundas. Both routes will be turning back west at Broadview due to due to overhead electrical work. The 504 King will turn back at Broadview Avenue, diverting east on King Street, north on Parliament Street, east on Dundas Street, south on Broadview Avenue, west on Queen Street, and south-west on King Street.

505 Dundas streetcars will turn back at Broadview Avenue, diverting east on Dundas Street, north on Parliament Street, east on Gerrard Street, south on Broadview Avenue and west on Dundas Street.

504/505 replacement bus will provide service between Broadview Station and King Street East and Parliament Street intersection, running in both directions via Broadview Avenue, Queen Street and King Street.


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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