If you plan to take a drive around Toronto this weekend, there will be several road closures that might affect your commute.
As part of ActiveTO, these road closures allow cyclists and pedestrians to practice social distance while exercising outdoors. From Saturday, August 8 at 6 am, until Sunday, August 9 at 11 pm, these roads will be closed:
- 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
The City of Toronto states that due to limited parking nearby, those residents who plan to use the closed roads should access the area by bike or walking.
Parts of major roads in Toronto will be closed for people to be active this weekend, Sat. 6am until Sun. 11pm:
– Lake Shore Blvd. W. (Windermere to Stadium)
– Lake Shore Blvd. E. (Leslie St to Woodbine)
– Bayview Ave (Front St E to Rosedale Valley) https://t.co/Y4n2zeb5yY pic.twitter.com/jAZZEoqfLK
— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) August 7, 2020
The parking lots at Sunnyside Park, Budapest Park and Sir Casimir Gzowski Park will also be closed during the weekend and overnight parking will not be allowed during this time.
As for Toronto cyclists, new temporary bike lanes have now been installed down Bayview Avenue and River Street, Brimley Road, Bloor Street (Sherbourne Street to Avenue Road), Dundas Street East, Wilmington Avenue/Faywood Boulevard, and University Avenue, according to the city.
There are also temporary routes being installed on Danforth Avenue and Huntingwood Avenue with a permanent bikeway being installed down Bloor Street West.