There will be several road closures around Toronto for the long weekend.
First up is ActiveTO closures, which allows residents to enjoy the outdoors while maintaining distancing. It will be in place this weekend, from Saturday, August 1 at 6 am to Monday, August 3 at 11 pm:
• Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only) from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road. As a result, the eastbound Gardiner Expressway off ramp to Lake Shore Boulevard West (exit #146) will be closed
• Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only) from Leslie Street to just south of Woodbine Avenue (Kew Beach Avenue)
• Bayview Avenue from Front Street East to Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue
According to the City, residents planning to use these roads should access them by bike or as a pedestrian, as nearby parking is limited and there is no onsite parking available.
As well, parking lots at Sunnyside Park, Budapest Park and Sir Casimir Gzowski Park will be closed all weekend during ActiveTO closures.
For those cycling this weekend, Toronto’s cycling network is also rapidly expanding. New temporary bike lanes are now installed along Bayview Avenue and River Street, Brimley Road, Bloor Street, Dundas Street East, Wilmington Avenue/Faywood Boulevard, and University Avenue. New routes are actively being installed along Danforth Avenue and Huntingwood Avenue.
Additional road closures at the NHL bubble:
According to the Toronto Police Service, there will be traffic restrictions and security enhancements in place starting Monday, July 27, 2020.
The restrictions will be in place around the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and the Scotiabank Arena.
Northbound York Street is closed from Front Street West to Piper Street for the duration of the 2020 NHL Playoffs.
“The public may also notice other enhanced security measures in the surrounding area, including an increased police presence and/or the use of other public and private sector resources,” said police.