Several special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend and enjoy these events. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles, the City announced on Thursday.
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.
In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work 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.
Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destinations. A more complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/
Taste of Lawrence
Lawrence Avenue from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road will be closed on Friday, July 8 at 10 a.m. to Monday, July 11 at 2 a.m. Buses on the 54 and 354 Lawrence East routes will divert in both directions via Birchmount Road, Bertrand Avenue and Warden Avenue.
Lovin Local Food Fest (former Live Green Toronto Festival)
Yonge Street from Dundas Avenue to Queen Street will be closed on Saturday, July 9 from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. to accommodate this event.
Thrill of the Grill
Danforth Avenue from Broadview Avenue to Jackman Avenue and Hampton Avenue will be closed on Saturday, July 9 from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Buses on the 8 Broadview, 62 Mortimer, 87 Cosburn and 100 Flemington Park routes will divert using Erindale Avenue, Ellerbeck Street and Pretoria Avenue.
Salsa on St. Clair
St. Clair Avenue from Winona Drive to Christie Street will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 9 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, July 10 at 11 p.m. Buses on the 512 St Clair route will divert both ways via Christie Street, Davenport Road and Ossington Avenue.
Toronto Triathlon Festival
• The eastbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway from the Humber River to Carlaw Avenue will be closed on Sunday, July 10 from 2 a.m. to noon. All westbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway will remain open.
• The northbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway, from the Gardiner Expressway to Eglinton Avenue will be closed on Sunday, July 10 from 2 a.m. to noon. All southbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway will remain open.
• One eastbound lane of Lake Shore Boulevard from Windermere Avenue to New Brunswick Way and Remembrance Drive will be closed on Sunday, July 10 from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. – CINEWS