Weekend events and road closures in Toronto

The Honda Indy, Salsa on St. Clair & Big on Bloor are just some of the events taking place

If you're staying in Toronto this weekend (July 18-20) or looking for something to do, there is no shortage of events taking place.

Of course, they will also cause some road closures. Here's a list of everything that's going on:

Honda Indy Weekend
Strachan Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard to Fleet Street is closed and Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to British Columbia Drive is also closed. Both closures are in effect until Sunday, July 20 at 11:59 p.m. There will be no eastbound or westbound traffic during this closure.

Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival's Junior Parade and Festival
A series of road closures will take place on Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate the parade route. The parade will begin at the back of 30 Sewells Rd. and will travel east on McLevin Avenue to Sewells Road, west on Sewells Road to Neilson Road, north on Neilson Road to Neilson Park Drive, and east on Neilson Park Drive to the entrance of Neilson Park.

Live Green Toronto Festival
Yonge Street from Edward Street (just north of Dundas Street) to Queen Street will be closed on Saturday, July 27 from 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the festival. Bay Street will be an alternative route for motorists.

The Beaches International Jazz Festival
Stage concerts will be held at Woodbine Park this weekend.
The Streetfest along Queen Street takes place on July 24-26.

Salsa on St. Clair
St. Clair Avenue from Winona Drive to Christie Street will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 19 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, July 20 at 11 p.m. Vaughan Road and Davenport Road will be alternative east-west routes for motorists.

Big on Bloor
Bloor Street from Dufferin Street to Lansdowne Avenue will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 19 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, July 20 at 9 p.m. College Street and St. Clair Avenue will be alternative routes for motorists.

Chinatown Festival
Dundas Avenue West from Spadina Avenue to Beverley Street will be closed from Saturday, July 19 at 12:01 a.m. to Sunday, July 20 at 11 p.m.

Thrill of the Grill
Danforth Avenue from Broadview Avenue to Jackman Avenue will be closed in both directions on Saturday, July 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth Day Event
Yonge Street from Queen Street to Dundas Street will be closed in both directions on Sunday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bay Street and Church Street will be alternative routes for motorists.

There's also a TTC closure this weekend.
There won't be any subway service on Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth) between Kipling and Islington stations on both Saturday and Sunday. Crews will be completing track work on that section. Shuttle buses will operate between Jane and Kipling stations. Normal subway service will resume on Monday, July 21 at 6 a.m.

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  1. sarah t. posted on 07/18/2014 12:08 PM
    Having gone down to watch, I was amazed to see that those Indy cars don't go very fast on that tiny track. My guess is that they don't reach 100km/hr for most of the race.

    I have decades of driving experience to back up my observation.

    Shouldn't this event be moved so downtown citizens can enjoy this summer weekend in the city and the cars can actually race each other?
  2. dama posted on 07/18/2014 12:30 PM
    If you dont have to be downtown, stay clear this weekend..unless you have the patient
    to be stuck in traffic..

    Too many constructions and now Indy ??

    I will be in Buffalo shopping ..
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