There’s a subway line and a few road closures to top off the wet weekend in Toronto.
From May 6 to 7, track and signal work on Line 3 Scarborough will require the entire line, from Kennedy to McCowan stations, to close. Shuttle buses will operate, stopping only at stations along the route.
Periodic weekend closures are required as the TTC undertakes a complete life-extension rehabilitation of the tracks and vehicles on Line 3 to provide a more reliable and comfortable service over the next 10 years. The line will be decommissioned following the opening of the Scarborough Subway Extension.
Midland, Ellesmere and McCowan stations will be closed. All other stations will remain open for the sale of fares. All regular service resumes Monday morning at 6 am.
Allen Road Closure
The City of Toronto’s Transportation Services division will be performing maintenance on Allen Road from May 5 to 7. A full closure of Allen Road is required for the safety of the public and workers starting late Friday night.
Allen Road will be closed in both directions between Sheppard Avenue and Eglinton Avenue from 11 pm on Friday, May 5 to 5 am Sunday, May 7.
Specific activities that will be undertaken during this closure:
• comprehensive inspection of bridges
• bridge maintenance work
• general roadway repairs including pothole repairs
• sign maintenance
• streetlight inspection and repairs
• cleaning and repair of catchbasins
• re-painting of pavement markings
• inspection of overhead signs
• guiderail repairs
• road flushing and expressway sweeping
• grass cutting and trimming of trees on top of retaining walls, and
• litter cleanup and graffiti removal.
Dufferin Street and Bathurst Street are alternative routes for motorists to use during the closure. Whenever possible, people are encouraged to consider using public transit as a convenient alternative to driving.
Motorists who would normally use Allen Road should, however, allow extra time to get to and from their destinations during the closure.
Weekend event road closures
The Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon takes place on Sunday, and will require road closures. The event will take place on Sunday, May 7 and all closures and lane descriptions below will occur that day. The race begins at the North York Civic Centre at 7:30 am but road closures begin at 6 am. The main segment of the race will take place on Yonge Street from Finch Avenue to Davenport Road.
Some lane restrictions will take effect in the area bounded by Bayview Avenue in the east, South Kingsway in the west, Lake Shore Boulevard in the south and Finch Avenue in the north.
The following ramps on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway will be closed during the periods noted below to accommodate the marathon:
• The eastbound Gardiner Expressway ramp to Jarvis Street will be closed from 7 to 10 a.m., with access to Lake Shore Boulevard remaining open.
• The westbound Gardiner Expressway ramp to Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Access to westbound Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed at Spadina Avenue from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• The Don Valley Parkway’s Bayview/Bloor ramp to Bayview Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The route map and roads in the vicinity of the marathon that will remain open are available online.
Also remember, Queen streetcars will be removed starting Sunday for the entire summer.