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Toronto August Long weekend events and road closures – July 30 to August 1

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Including Toronto Caribbean Carnival road closures in the vicinity of the CNE

A number of road closures and restrictions will be in effect across Toronto this Civic Holiday long weekend in support of events and critical infrastructure work.

Event road closures

To accommodate the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, the following roads will be closed to vehicle traffic from 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, until 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 31:

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West between Colborne Lodge Drive and Bathurst Street
  • Strachan Avenue from Fleet Street to Lake Shore Boulevard West
  • Jameson Avenue from Springhurst Avenue to Lake Shore Boulevard West
  • Dunn Avenue at Springhurst Avenue
  • Dufferin Street at Springhurst Avenue
  • Fort York Boulevard between Fleet Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West
  • The westbound Gardiner Expressway off-ramp to Dunn and Jameson Avenues (Exit 149)

Market Street continues to be closed from Front Street East to The Esplanade for I Heart Market Street activities.

Roads within High Park will be closed to vehicle traffic throughout the long weekend. More information about access to High Park is available on the City’s High Park webpage: www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/parks-gardens-beaches/high-park.

Toronto’s more than 1,500 parks and 11,000 hectares of ravine spaces are also open for fresh air and exercise daily, including The Meadoway from Brimley Road to Scarborough Golf Club Road. Maps and details for walking, cycling and hiking paths and trails in Toronto are available on the City’s Walking, Hiking and Cycling webpage: www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/walking-hiking.

Construction closures

The Wellington Street East and Church Street intersection is closed until Monday, August 1, for streetcar track replacement.

Travel lanes on The Queensway between Parkside Drive and Roncesvalles Avenue are reduced to a minimum of one shared travel lane in each direction for King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles TTC track replacement and road reconstruction work. King Street West is also closed at this intersection and eastbound left turns are not permitted from The Queensway to Glendale Avenue.

Westbound Lake Shore Boulevard East between Parliament Street and Lower Sherbourne Street is currently reduced to a single lane until 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, to facilitate gas main installation work by Enbridge.

Westbound Lake Shore Boulevard East between Cherry Street and Parliament Street is currently reduced to one lane until July 31.

TTC closures

No subway closures are scheduled this weekend; however, several events around the city, including the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, will result in adjustments to TTC bus and streetcar service. Residents are encouraged to follow @TTCNotices on Twitter, sign-up for e-alerts and check www.ttc.ca for the most up-to-date information.

Metrolinx closures

Residents are encouraged to visit www.GOTransit.com before travelling this long weekend for the most up-to-date information.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of road closures should stay alert, consider alternate routes and allow extra time to get to and from their destinations. A complete list of road closures and restrictions is available on the City’s Road Restrictions webpage: www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions.

photo by Stephen Uhraney

SOURCE City of Toronto

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