If you plan to drive downtown this weekend, you may want to plan ahead.
The Toronto Police Service have put out two notices in regards to major road closures and possible delays downtown on Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, March 11, the annual International Women’s Day march will be taking place beginning at 11 am. Roads are expected to be closed on a rolling basis around the march route starting at 1 pm, which is as follows:
Eastbound: Hart House Circle (full road)
Eastbound: Wellesley Street West
Northbound Queen’s Park Crescent East (northbound lanes)
Eastbound: Bloor Street West (eastbound lanes)
Southbound: Yonge Street (southbound lanes)
Eastbound: Gerrard Street East (eastbound lanes)
Southbound: Church Street (soutbound lanes)
Westbound: Gould Street (full road)
Dispersal Area: Gould Street Jorgenson Hall (Ryerson)
It is anticipated that the event will be concluded by 2:30 pm.
And on Sunday, March 12, the St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk will take place downtown.
Participants will be assembling on Bremner Boulevard, east of Rees Street, at approximately 9 am. At 10:30 am, the 5 km run/walk will begin along the following routes:
Formation Area: Bremner Boulevard (Rees Street to Lower Simcoe Street)
Westbound: Bremner Boulevard
Northbound: Spadina Avenue (northbound curb lane only)
Eastbound: Clarence Square
Eastbound: Wellington Street (two southside lanes)
Turnaround Just west of Yonge Street
Westbound: Wellington Street (two southside lanes)
Westbound: Clarence Square
Southbound: Spadina Avenue (northbound curb lane only)
Eastbound: Bremner Boulevard
Dispersal Area: Bremner Boulevard (Rees Street to Lower Simcoe Street)
Drivers are advised to consider alternate routes.