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If you're planning on heading downtown this weekend, you'll want to keep this in mind.

The annual Becel Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart takes place on Sunday and while it's for a good cause, it's also causing some major traffic disruptions.

The Don Valley Parkway will be shut down from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway. The Gardiner Expressway will also be closed from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber Bridge.

The closures will last from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It's not the only closure in the city.

Lakeshore will be closed overnight for road work, while the TTC will have Line 1 (Yonge University Spadina) closed between Bloor and Eglinton Saturday for signal repairs.

TTC Spokesman Brad Ross admits it's not ideal but the work has to be done.

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  1. Sonny posted on 05/30/2014 05:24 PM
    The Fords said they were going to move these rides & runs off the highways...
    1. █Alex█ posted on 05/30/2014 08:33 PM
      @Sonny █Yes the Fords don't promote bikes█They are good for the environment.█They need to be petaled█That means exercise█Rob couldn't read his notes and papers on the expressway either like in his car█But he never got charged█Because of who he is?█ I think so█ I guess he still likes a little gravy█now and then█
    2. Karl Burgin posted on 06/02/2014 09:26 AM
      @█Alex█ That's right Alex. Transform and troll out.
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If you're planning on heading downtown this weekend, you'll want to keep this in mind.

The annual Becel Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart takes place on Sunday and while it's for a good cause, it's also causing some major traffic disruptions.

The Don Valley Parkway will be shut down from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway. The Gardiner Expressway will also be closed from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber Bridge.

The closures will last from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It's not the only closure in the city.

Lakeshore will be closed overnight for road work, while the TTC will have Line 1 (Yonge University Spadina) closed between Bloor and Eglinton Saturday for signal repairs.

TTC Spokesman Brad Ross admits it's not ideal but the work has to be done.

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  1. Sonny posted on 05/30/2014 05:24 PM
    The Fords said they were going to move these rides & runs off the highways...
    1. █Alex█ posted on 05/30/2014 08:33 PM
      @Sonny █Yes the Fords don't promote bikes█They are good for the environment.█They need to be petaled█That means exercise█Rob couldn't read his notes and papers on the expressway either like in his car█But he never got charged█Because of who he is?█ I think so█ I guess he still likes a little gravy█now and then█
    2. Karl Burgin posted on 06/02/2014 09:26 AM
      @█Alex█ That's right Alex. Transform and troll out.
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