Two special events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.
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 destination. A complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.
University of Toronto Science Rendezvous – Saturday closure
St. George Street, from College Street to Harbord Street, will be closed in both directions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.
Sporting Life 10k – Sunday closures and delays
Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Eglinton Avenue will be closed from 4:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 8 to accommodate the formation area for the run. Along the route for the run, closures will occur between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the following locations:
- Yonge Street between Eglinton Avenue and Richmond Street
- Richmond Street from Yonge Street to Peter Street
- Peter Street/Blue Jays Way between Richmond Street and Front Street
- Westbound Front Street between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street
- Bathurst Street from Front Street to Fort York Boulevard
- Fort York Boulevard from Bathurst Street to Fleet Street
Expect delays on Lake Shore Boulevard at Fort York Boulevard as runners enter Coronation Park.
Note: after all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic in the area. It is expected that all roads will re-open by 12:30 p.m.