Summer is winding down in Toronto, but festival season is still in full swing… which means there will be a few road closures this weekend.
The TTC also has a planned closure, along with a diversion due to the Toronto International Film Festival.
Toronto International Film Festival
TIFF’s fourth annual Festival Street initiative will run from Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, September 10. Festival Street events will result in the full closure of King Street West to traffic between Spadina and University Avenues from 5 am on Thursday, September 7 until 5 am on Monday, September 11. John Street between King and Wellington Streets will also be closed during the five-day period.
Taste of the Kingsway
Bloor Street West between Prince Edward Drive North and Montgomery Road will be closed from Friday, September 8 at noon to Sunday, September 10 at 11 pm. A series of full and partial road closures will also take place in the surrounding area to accommodate the Taste of the Kingsway event.
Festival of Praise
The formation of the parade and festival area for this event will require the closure of all northbound lanes of Queen’s Park Circle from College Street to Bloor Street on Saturday, September 9 from 6 am to 6 pm. 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 pm.
Parliament Street between Gerrard and Wellesley Streets and Carlton Street between Parliament and Berkeley Streets will be closed from Saturday, September 9 at 6 am to Sunday, September 10 at 9 pm for the Cabbagetown Festival.
Bang and Olufsen Yorkville 5K Charity Fun Run/Walk and Canadian 5K Road Race Championship
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 10 from 8 am to noon for these two events.
Toronto 5K for Sick Kids Hospital Foundation
A series of road closures will take place in the area bounded by St. Clair Avenue West to the north, Christie Street to the west, Davenport Road to the south and Russell Hill Road/Boulton Drive to the east on Saturday, September 9 from 7:30 to 10:30 am for this fundraising event.
This weekend, September 9 to 10, TTC crews will carry out essential track work in several locations on Line 1 that will require the closure of the portion of the line between Sheppard West and Lawrence West stations.
Frequent shuttle buses will operate, stopping only at stations along the closure route. Customers are advised to leave extra travel time or use alternate subway service on the Yonge St. portion of Line 1.
Regular subway service resumes Mon., Sept. 11 at 6 am.
King Street West diversion
The TTC is also advising customers to plan ahead if traveling through the downtown area via King St. W.
From today until Monday, September 11 at 5 am, the TTC’s 504/304 King and 514 Cherry streetcar routes will divert around a road closure on King St. W. for the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Routes will operate as follows:
– 504 King streetcar service will divert eastbound via Queen St. between Spadina Ave. and Church St. and westbound between Spadina Ave. and York St.
– 504 King rush hour weekday bus service will divert between Spadina and University Aves. via Richmond and Adelaide Sts.
– 514 Cherry/304 King (night) service will divert in both directions via Richmond and Adelaide Sts., eastbound between Spadina Ave. and Church St., and westbound between York St. and Spadina Ave.
– 304 King shuttle bus service will be available from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. and operate between Parliament St. and Bathurst Ave.