Festivals and TTC maintenance to make impact on weekend traffic

TIFF, various Toronto festivals and no subway service between Bloor and Lawrence, will make for traffic headaches

The Toronto International Film Festival, TTC maintenance and construction will all contribute to headaches for those driving in the city this weekend.

Here's a look at the events causing road closures during the weekend of September 6-8.

King Street will be closed from Spadina Avenue to University until midnight on Sunday, September 7.

TTC Subway closure
This weekend, on September 6 - 7, there will be no service on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) between Bloor and Lawrence stations due to track work and signal upgrades. More than 60 shuttle buses will operate between Bloor and Lawrence stations. Wheel-Trans buses will be available to accommodate customers who use wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids

The Festival of Praise – Saturday closure
The parade will close Rosedale Valley Road in both directions from the east side of Park Road to Bayview Avenue on Saturday, September 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The dispersal area for the parade will result in the closure of the northbound lanes of Queen's Park Crescent from College Street to Wellesley Street from 2 to 5 p.m.

Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Fair – Saturday and Sunday closure
Bloor Street West will be closed from Montrose Avenue to Dufferin Street from Saturday, September 6 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, September 7 to 1 a.m.

Cabbagetown Festival – Saturday and Sunday closure
Parliament Street from Gerrard Street to Wellesley Street and Carlton Street from Parliament Street to Berkley Street will be closed in both directions on Saturday, September 6 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition, both streets will be closed in the same locations on Sunday, September 7 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Taste of the Kingsway – Saturday and Sunday closure
Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive North to Montgomery Road will be closed from Friday, September 5 at noon to Sunday, September 7 at 11 p.m. A series of full and partial road closures will also take place in the surrounding area to accommodate this event.

Bang and Olufsen Yorkville 5K Charity Fun Run/Walk and the Canadian 5K Road Race Championship – Sunday closure
A series of road closures will take place in the area bounded by Davenport Road to the north, University Avenue/Queen's Park/Avenue Road to the west, Dundas Street to the south and Bay Street to the east on Sunday, September 7 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The Weekend to End Women's Cancers
It takes place on Saturday and Sunday. It is a 60-km walk through the City of Toronto. There will be a road closure on Bremner Boulevard, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

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