Warm weather is in full swing, and the weekend is upon us. Like most weekends in Toronto, there are events resulting in several road closures in the city.
Along with the roads, the TTC also has a planned closure, and some diversions due to the Invictus Games.
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A series of road and lane closures will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 7:30 am to 8:45 am for this event including:
• Plug Hat Road will be closed from Beare Road to Meadowvale Road.
• One lane on Meadowvale Road will be closed from Plug Hat Road to Sheppard Avenue East (access to the Toronto Zoo will be maintained).
• Old Finch Avenue will be closed from Meadowvale Road to Reesor Road
• The southbound lanes of Reesor Road will be closed from Steeles Avenue East to Old Finch Avenue.
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The eastbound bike lane will be closed on Shuter Street from Victoria Street to St. Enoch’s Square from 5 pm to 7:45 pm on Saturday, September 23.
Two eastbound lanes of Dundas Street West from Runnymede Road to Fisken Avenue will be closed from 7 am to 10 pm on Sunday, September 24 for this event.
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The following streets will be closed for this event in Kensington Market on Sunday, September 24:
• Augusta Avenue from Dundas Street West to College Street, but the intersection at Augusta and Nassau Street and Augusta and Oxford will be open for traffic
• Baldwin Street from the west side of Green P parking garage (west side of Spadina Avenue) to Augusta Avenue
• Kensington Avenue from Baldwin Street to Dundas Street West
• St. Andrew Street from the Green P parking garage to Kensington Avenue (access to the parking garage will be maintained)
All of the above street closures will be in effect from noon to 7:30 pm with the exception of Kensington Avenue, which will be closed from noon to 10:30 pm.
The Invictus Games 2017
The Invictus Games 2017 will take place September 23 to 30. In order to provide a safe and secure environment for those attending the games, as well as those who live and work in the city, various road closures will be in effect in accordance to the Toronto Police Service’s security plan. Overviews of these measures will be issued each morning and will be available on the Toronto Police Service’s website and on Twitter.
TTC closures and diversions
This weekend, September 23 to 24, TTC track and cable upgrades will close Line 2 Bloor-Danforth between Kipling and Islington stations only. Shuttle buses will operate frequently and additional service will be added to the 192 Airport Rocket, which will stop at both Kipling and Islington stations throughout the weekend.
Regular subway service resumes Monday at 6 am.
There are no planned subway closures for the next two weekends.
The next scheduled subway closures are:
– Oct 14-15 – Line 1 Yonge-University: St Clair to Lawrence for track work
– Oct. 21-22 – Line 1 Yonge-University: Sheppard West to St George for signal upgrades
– Oct 28-29 – Line 1 Yonge-University: St Clair to Lawrence for track work
Invictus Games Toronto 2017
From September 23 to 30, Toronto will play host to the third installment of the Invictus Games. Several events associated with the Games will impact service for some TTC customers.
501 Queen will be on diversion both ways via Spadina Ave., King St. and Church St. as follows:
– Friday, Sept. 22 – 8:30 am to 7:30 pm.
– Saturday, Sept. 23 – 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
– Sunday, Sept. 24 – 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
– Monday, Sept. 25 – 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.
106 York University northbound will divert via The Pond Rd., Bus Roadway to the commons as follows:
– Monday, Sept. 24 – 8:30 am to 10:30 pm.
– Tuesday, Sept. 25 – 7:30 am to 8:30 pm.
6 Bay will divert via Yonge St. between Gerrard St. and Queen’s Quay E. for opening and closing ceremonies at the Air Canada Centre as follows:
– Saturday, Sept. 23 – 5 to 8 pm.
– Saturday, Sept. 30 – 5 to 8 pm.