This weekend’s Toronto Caribbean Carnival parade will involve the closure of a section of Lake Shore Boulevard to regular traffic. Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed in both directions between Colborne Lodge Drive and Strachan Avenue from 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 until 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 31 for the parade and related Toronto Caribbean Carnival activities.
Residents and visitors are, however, being encouraged to come out and enjoy the event on Saturday.
TTC customers can take the following public transit routes to get to Exhibition Place and the carnival:
• 29 Dufferin/29E Dufferin Express buses southbound from Dufferin Station to Dufferin Gate
• 511 Bathurst streetcar/511 Bathurst Express shuttle bus southbound from Bathurst Station to Fort York Boulevard/Fleet Street and walk five to 10 minutes
• 504 King streetcar westbound from King or St. Andrew Stations to King Street/Strachan Avenue and walk five to 10 minutes
• 509 Harbourfront streetcar westbound from Union Station to Fort York and Boulevard/Bastion Street and walk five to 10 minutes, or
• 121 Fort York-Esplanade bus westbound (board bus at street level at Front/Bay Streets) to Fort York Boulevard/Fleet Street and walk five minutes.
Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents, the City said in a statement.
In addition to road closures related to special events, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations. – CINEWS