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TTC diversions and road closures this weekend: August 18 to 20

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DH Toronto Staff Aug 17, 2017 5:38 am 323

The second last weekend of August is here, which means it’s time for more road closures and TTC track upgrades.

Before heading out this weekend, be prepared to face some subway closures as the TTC updates its tracks on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth. Tracks will be upgrades between Kipling and Islington stations, so both will be closed and shuttle buses will be operating frequently between them.

Buses will be added to the 192 Airport Rocket service, which will stop at both Kipling and Islington stations this weekend.

Regular subway service resumes Monday at 6 am.

The next scheduled subway closures are:
Aug. 26 – Line 2 Bloor-Danforth: St. George to Broadview for City work on the Bloor Viaduct.
Aug. 27 – Line 3 Scarborough: entire line for life extension work
Sept. 9-10 – Line 1 Yonge-University: Lawrence West to Sheppard West for track work

Weekend events and diversions

This weekend, numerous events around Toronto will impact service on surface routes. The vents and closures are as follows:

Chinatown Festival
Spadina Avenue’s southbound lanes will be closed from St. Andrew Street to Sullivan Street from midnight on Saturday, August 19 to midnight on Sunday, August 20 to accommodate the Chinatown Festival. Dundas Street will remain open.

Taste of Manila
From Saturday at 12:01 am to Sunday at midnight, Bathurst St. will be closed in both directions between Wilson Ave. and Laurelcrest Ave., causing the 7/307 Bathurst and 160 Bathurst North services to divert via Wilson Ave., Faywood Blvd. and Laurelcrest Ave.

Open Streets TO
Bloor St. W. from Montrose Ave. to Yonge St., and Yonge St. from Bloor St. to Queen St., will be closed on Sunday from 8:30 am to 3 pm. The 161 Rogers Road bus will divert to and from Ossington Station via Ossington Ave. and Dupont St.

During this event, vehicles will be able to cross Bloor Street at Grace Street/Christie Street, Bathurst Street, Spadina Avenue, Avenue Road, Bay Street, Church Street, Ted Rogers Way and Sherbourne Street. Vehicles will be able to cross Yonge Street at Wellesley, College, Gerrard, Dundas, Shuter and Queen Streets.

The TTC’s 161 Rogers Road bus will divert to and from Ossington Station via Ossington Avenue and Dupont Street.

Wheels on the Danforth
Danforth Ave. will be closed from Byng Ave. to Warden Ave. and Danforth Rd. will be closed from Landry Ave. to Danforth Ave. on Saturday between 7 am and midnight. The 113 Danforth and 20 Cliffside services will divert in both directions via Warden Ave., Clonmore Dr., Gerrard St. E. and Victoria Park Ave.

Panorama India Day Festival and Grand Parade
Two northbound lanes on University Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street, and Armoury Street between University Avenue and Chestnut Street, will be closed on Sunday, August 20 from 12:01 am to 6 pm for this festival and parade.

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