The City of Toronto has announced that the first ActiveTO weekend major road closures of 2021 will be in place this weekend beginning May 1, 2021 along Bayview Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard East.
The following closures will be in place beginning Saturday, May 1 at 6 a.m. until Sunday, May 2 at 9 p.m.:
- Bayview Avenue, between Front Street East and Rosedale Valley Road, as well as River Street between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Street
- Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only), between Leslie Street and Woodbine Avenue.
These routes will be closed to vehicles and open to people on bikes as well as pedestrians to get fresh air and exercise. Drivers making essential trips should plan ahead and choose alternate routes.
“I encourage residents to enjoy these ActiveTO routes this weekend, as well as the many paths, parks and trails that are open and available across the city. I remind all those who are out to enjoy these spaces only with members of their own household and to keep their distance from others.”– Mayor John Tory
Residents intending to use ActiveTO routes should do so only with members of their own household and access them by bike or as a pedestrian because nearby parking is limited and there is no onsite parking available.
Residents continue to be encouraged to stay close to home and explore the many paths, ravines, and hydro corridors with trails throughout Toronto that continue to be open and available every day for fresh air and exercise. A few examples of these locations include The Meadoway in Scarborough, the Humber Valley Trail in Etobicoke or the Finch Hydro Corridor in North York. High Park remains closed to vehicles on weekends to allow people to explore the park while practising physical distancing. There are also many museums with green spaces available throughout the city.
As a quick-start COVID-19 response program first launched in 2020, ActiveTO was designed to provide more space for people to practise physical distancing while outside, support the overall well-being of residents and to quickly connect and expand Toronto’s cycling network by installing safe, separated temporary bike routes that mirror major transit lines.
Learn more about ActiveTO
Maps and details for available paths and trails are available here
Learn more about The Meadoway, which spans 16 kilometres and connects parks and greenspaces in Scarborough, here.