What to know about road and traffic closures in Toronto this weekend

If you’re heading to Toronto this weekend to watch the Blue Jays or participate in a marathon, there are several road closures and disruptions to transit service to consider.

Elizabeth Street will be closed between Gerrard Street West and Elm Street from 4am to 4pm for Meagan’s Hug, which supports pediatric brain tumor research.


SATURDAY:

Scientific meeting of the University of Toronto:

St. George Street will be closed between Harbord and College streets from 6 am to 8 pm during the event. Ursula Franklin Street will also be closed between Huron and St. George streets.

Toronto Hydro Work:

Bleecker Street will be closed between Carlton and Wellesley streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow crews to replace a Toronto Hydro transformer.

TTC Closure:

There is no subway service on Line 1 between the Davisville and Sheppard-Yonge stations due to planned track work. The TTC says shuttle buses will operate. Regular service will resume Sunday at 8 a.m.


SUNDAY:

10K sports life

There will be several closures in downtown and downtown Toronto on Saturday and Sunday for the Sporting Life 10K Marathon.

On Sunday the following roads will not be open to traffic:

4 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lake Shore Boulevard West between British Columbia Road and Bathurst Street. Local traffic will be maintained between Remembrance Drive and Bathurst Street.

4 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Yonge Street between Lawrence and Davisville avenues; Strachan Avenue and Fort York Boulevard between Fleet Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West.

7 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Yonge Street between Davisville Avenue and Wellington Street West; Wellington Street West between Yonge and Bay streets; Bay Street between Wellington Street West and Lake Shore Boulevard West; and westbound lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard between Bathurst Street and Bay Street.

7 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Yonge Street between Davisville Avenue and Wellington Street West; Wellington Street West between Yonge and Bay streets; Bay Street between Wellington Street West and Lake Shore Boulevard West; and westbound lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard between Bathurst Street and Bay Street.


GO IN TRANSIT:

This weekend, Lakeshore West trains will run every 15 minutes between Union Station and Oakville GO and hourly between Oakville GO and West Harbor due to construction.

GO says bus connection times may change. Check the bus schedules here.


OTHER ROAD CLOSURES:

Don Valley Highway

The DVP entrance and exit ramps at Don Roadway and Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed from 10 pm Friday until 5 am Sunday to accommodate Toronto Hydro’s work for Waterfront Toronto.

Bayview Avenue

Lane restrictions will be in place on Bayview Avenue between Roehampton Avenue and Armistice Drive through the fall while the city completes road resurfacing, curb and sidewalk replacement, and traffic signal and pedestrian improvements.

One northbound lane is closed between Kilgour Road and Roehampton Avenue.

Cherry Street

The closure on Cherry Street south of Polson Pier continues due to maintenance on the Ship Channel Lift Bridge.

Lakeside Boulevard

Lake Shore Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes westbound between New Brunswick Way and British Columbia Road Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. until mid-June to replace a fence.

West King Street

King Street will be closed around the rolling work zone between Mowat and Fraser avenues until May 21 to replace the TTC streetcar tracks.

Phased road closures will continue between Dufferin and Shaw streets through September.

Gardiner Highway

One westbound lane of the freeway will be closed around a 500 meter work zone between Dowling Avenue and Riverside Drive until June 14 between 11 pm and 5 am to install a security fence.

The city says that on evenings when events are held at Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre, BMO Field or Budweiser Stage, the closure will begin at 12:01 a.m. to limit the impact of traffic.

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