Here's What You Need To Know About This Weekend's Many Road Closures In Toronto
Including a huge stretch of Bloor Street!
There's never a dull moment in Toronto, as there are always events happening in the city. But with these big events comes disruption, and there will be numerous Toronto road closures this weekend. So, if you plan on leaving or going into the city this weekend, you'll want to be on top of what's going on and what will be closed.
First up is Bloor West Village's Toronto Ukrainian Festival. From Sept. 13 at 9:30 a.m. all the way to Sept. 15 at midnight, Bloor Street West between Jane Street and Runnymede Road will be fully closed, according to the City of Toronto.
Next on the road closure list is Roncesvalles Polish Festival. If you're passing through the Roncy area, know that Wright Avenue between Roncesvalles and 219 Wright Ave. is closed from Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. until midnight on Sept. 15.
According to Toronto Police, Roncesvalles will be closed from Grafton Avenue to Boustead Avenue from Sept. 14 at 5 a.m. to Sept. 15 just before midnight.
To accommodate the annual RBC Race for the Kids, Beecroft Road will be fully closed from Park Home Avenue right to North York Boulevard from 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 14.
There will be a couple of full, partial, and rolling closures to make sure the race runs smoothly which will impact parts of Yonge Street, Bathurst Street, Finch Avenue, and Talbot Road. For a more detailed look into what streets may cause delays, you can click here.
The biggest disruption in Toronto is likely to be thanks to Open Streets TO, though.
The City of Toronto says a 3.5 km stretch of Bloor from Ossington Avenue to Church Street will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 3p.m. this Sunday for . Yonge Street from Bloor to Queen Street will also be shut down for this period.
Streets won't be completely closed as there will be chances for vehicles to drive by. For the full list of where you can cross, click here.
A Toronto Police news release strongly recommends that whoever plans on going to Open Streets Toronto should take public transit, walk, bicycle, or find another way to get there.
So, make sure to plan accordingly this weekend in order to avoid some headaches. Go out and enjoy the weather before it gets any worse!