Road Closures THIS Week-end

Major subway closure also expected to cause headaches.

Notes for your week-end; when you're driving around trying to get chores done, and you encounter hoards of people. This is why.

There is a massive subway closure that will affect the downtown core.  The TTC is shutting down the Yonge-University-Spadina line between Yonge and Union station and up to St. George Station. The closure of the section, often referred to as the "U" begins at 2a.m. Saturday and will be in effect until 6:00a.m. Monday.

The TTC will be upgrading 60-year-old signals on the line laying the foundation for a new Automatic Train Control system.  120 shuttle buses will be put on Yonge Street and University Avenue.  

The City of Toronto will help facilitate shuttle buses by making traffic signal timing changes along Yonge St. and University Ave. and prohibit right-hand turns at the intersection of Bloor and Yonge Sts.

Customers attending the Toronto Blue Jays games can use the alternate routes listed below.
From the west:
- 504 King streetcar from Dundas West Station to University Ave. or Yonge St.
- 505 Dundas streetcar/replacement bus from Dundas West Station to University Ave. or Yonge St.

From the east:
- 506 Carlton streetcar from Main Street Station to Yonge St. or University Ave.
- 504 King streetcar from Broadview Station to Yonge St. or University Ave.
- 505 Dundas streetcar from Broadview Station to Yonge St. or University Ave.

From the north or south:
- Shuttle buses on University Ave. or Yonge St.
- 6 Bay bus operating on Bay St. between Bay Station and Queens Quay
- 510 Spadina streetcar operating on Spadina Ave. between Spadina Station and King St. W.
- 511 Bathurst streetcar operating on Bathurst St. between Bathurst Station and Lake Shore/Exhibition Place
- 75 Sherbourne bus operating on Sherbourne St. between Sherbourne Station and Queens Quay

TTC Wheel-Trans buses will be available to accommodate seniors and customers who use wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids.

This closure will likely mean there will be more cars on the roads, but there are a number of road closures that will make getting around the city even more difficult.

There is a bike race  for most of Saturday, affecting Sheppard east to Sewells Road.

Pape Village Summerfest, closes Pape,  north and south thru Cosburn, all Saturday.

Keep  the Gardiner in mind, for an alternate to the Lakeshore, Saturday morning. 

IT'S going to be closed  from Strachan to the Queensway, for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Other events, and closures,  have been compiled for you, here.

Malvern Bicycle Race
Brenyon Way from Sheppard Avenue East to Sewells Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 to accommodate this event.

Pape Village Summerfest
Pape Avenue from Floyd Avenue to Cosburn Avenue will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Pape Village Summerfest.

Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest
Broadview Avenue south of Queen Street East to the north side of the public lane will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for this event.

Ride to Conquer Cancer
Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to Windermere Avenue and Windermere Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard to the Queensway will be closed on Saturday, June 7 from 6 to 10 a.m. to accommodate this event. The Gardiner Expressway is an alternative route.

Dundas West Fest
Dundas Street from Lansdowne Avenue to Roxton Road will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for Dundas West Fest. College Street and Queen Street are alternative routes.

Portugal Day
Lansdowne Avenue from Bloor Street to College Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Portugal Day. Dufferin Street is a possible alternative route for motorists.

Festival on Bloor
Bloor Street from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street will be closed on Sunday, June 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate the event.  College Street is a possible alternative route.

Toronto Challenge Run
Wellington Street from Simcoe Street to John Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, June 8 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. There will also be a variety of road closures during the event in the area bounded by Wellington Street to the south, Spadina Avenue to the west, Wellesley Street to the north and Bay Street to the east. Richmond Street and Adelaide Street are east-west alternative routes while Bathurst Street and University Avenue are north-south alternatives.

Toronto Walk Now for Autism Speaks
There will be a series of lane closures in the area bounded by Queen Street to the south, College Street to the north, Bay Street to the east and University Avenue to the west on Sunday, June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate this event.

Memorial service Sunday to honour fallen Toronto firefighters

The City of Toronto will add the names of three fallen firefighters to the Memorial Honour Roll at a ceremony on Sunday. The service will include words of solace and the laying of wreaths by Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly and members of Toronto Fire Services and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association.

Date: Sunday, June 8
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Harbourfront Fire Station, 339 Queens Quay

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and the Bloor Annex BIA will be hosting their annual street festival, The Annex Festival on Bloor, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

As a result, a full road closure will take place on Bloor Street West, between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


On Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 11 a.m., the Portuguese Day Parade will take place.

Parade route:

Formation area: Lansdowne Avenue, Bloor Street West to College Street, full roadway, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
- southbound on Lansdowne Avenue, full roadway, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
- eastbound on Dundas Street West, full roadway, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
- dispersal area: Dundas Street West and Gore Vale Avenue

Event organizers anticipate 10,000 participants, 100 motor vehicles, 40 floats and six musical bands.


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  1. Mark posted on 06/07/2014 10:22 PM
    Toronto can screw off. We just moved our business out of this backward leftist trafic clogged shit hole as well as just selling out home in Hogs Hollow for a killing and we are done with this city. When we provide our propitiatory services to Toronto area businesses we will charge a hefty travel fee and laugh our way to the bank.
    1. MarkFromEtobicoke posted on 06/08/2014 02:19 PM
      @Mark Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye!
    2. Mark from South Etobicoke posted on 06/08/2014 02:51 PM
      @MarkFromEtobicoke We're leaving too. Had enough of congestion and lefties. See yah sucker.
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