With the 44th-edition of the Toronto International Film Festival just weeks away, the city has announced a series of streetcar diversions during the festivities.
From Thursday, September, 5 until Monday, September 8, TIFF is holding its sixth annual Festival Street initiative, a free pop-up street festival with music, screenings, and activations that will result in some transit detours.
- TIFF announces its opening film for the 2019 festival
- TIFF just unveiled its first round of movie titles for 2019
- Meryl Streep confirmed to make an appearance at TIFF 2019
- Joaquin Phoenix confirmed to make an appearance at TIFF 2019
Festival Street will result in the full closure of King Street West to traffic between Peter Street and University Avenue from 5 am on Thursday, September 5 until 5 am on Monday, September 9.
The following streets will also be fully closed during the time:
- John Street between King Street West and Wellington Street West
- Ed Mirvish Way between King Street West and Pearl Street
- Simcoe Street between Wellington Street West and Pearl Street
Eastbound lanes on King Street West between Spadina Avenue and Peter Street will be closed, and westbound lanes on King Street West between York Street and University Avenue will also be closed.
The road closure will also result in service adjustments to the 504A King and 504B King, 508 Lake Shore (service starting September 3), and 304 King (night) streetcar services.
The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5 to 15, 2019.