It’s time to start planning your weekend, especially if you’re going to be heading downtown.
This weekend, there are a number of events and festivals resulting in road closures, including Nuit Blanche, Buffer Festival, CIBC Run for the Cure, Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays and more.
Here’s what to prepare for.
Nuit Blanche Toronto
A series of significant road closures will take place from Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, September 30 during Nuit Blanche.
- Borough Drive will be closed between Brian Harrison Way and Town Centre Court from Saturday, September 29 at 8 am to Sunday, September 30 at 9 am.
- Bay Street will be closed between Dundas Street West and Adelaide Street West, with additional closures on Temperance, Elizabeth, Albert and James Streets from Saturday, September 29 at 8 am to Sunday, September 30 at 11 am.
- Queen Street West between Yonge Street and University Avenue and York Street between Queen Street West and Richmond Street West will be closed starting Saturday, September 29 at 4 pm until Sunday, September 30 at 9 am.
Additionally, TTC Subway Lines 1, 2 and 3 will operate an all-night schedule from 1:30 pm to 8 am on Sunday, September 30 between selected stations. Free parking will be available at TTC commuter parking lots.
- Line 1 Yonge-University service will operate between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station and Finch Station.
- Line 2 Bloor-Danforth service will operate between Kipling Station and Kennedy Station.
- Line 3 Scarborough service will offer free, all-night service between Kennedy Station and McCowan Station from Saturday, September 29 at 7 pm to Sunday, September 30 at 7 am.
- The curb lane and sidewalk fronting the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts at 27 Front Street East will be closed Sunday, September 30 from noon to 9 pm for the Buffer Festival.
CIBC Run for the Cure
There will be a series of road closures and lane restrictions in the area bounded by University Avenue/Queen’s Park Circle to the east, Bloor Street West to the north, St. George Street to the west and Queen Street West to the south on Sunday, September 30 from 7 am to 1 pm for this event.
As a result, some TTC routes will detour during these closures including 5 Avenue Road, 94 Wellesley, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton and 300 Bloor-Danforth.
Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays
Parts of Kensington Avenue, Augusta Avenue, Baldwin Street and St. Andrew Street will be closed on Sunday, September 30 from noon to 10:30 pm for the Pedestrian Sunday event.
Ontario Firefighters Memorial
Grosvenor Street from Queens Park Crescent East to Surrey Place and the westbound curb lane of College Street from Queens Park Crescent East to 112 College Street will be closed on Sunday, September 30 from noon to 3 pm.
The northbound lanes of Queen’s Park Crescent East from College Street to Grosvenor Street will be closed on Sunday, September 30 from 12:30 to 3 pm.
Global Zoom 2018
The curb lane on York Street will be restricted from Wellington Street West to Queen Street West from Sunday, September 30 to Monday, October 1 at various times from 6:30 am to 10 pm daily for Global Zoom.