The weekend is almost here, and some of Toronto’s busiest roads will be closed as part of ActiveTO’s extension into October.
ActiveTO road closures allow pedestrians and cyclists to practice physical distancing on city roads while staying active outdoors.
From October 17 at 6 am until October 18 at 11 pm, the following two major road closures will be in affect:
- Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only) from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road. The eastbound Gardiner Expressway off ramp to Lake Shore Boulevard West will also be closed.
- Bayview Avenue from Front Street East to Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue
The ActiveTO closure on Lake Shore Boulevard East (between Leslie Street and Woodbine Avenue) will not be in place this weekend in an effort to provide alternate routes for drivers, as there is planned construction that will be taking place on the Gardiner Expressway.
Popular walking trails such as the Martin Goodman Trail and the Lower Don Trail have had reports of overcrowding, primarily when the weather has been nice. Recurring short-term closures of major streets adjacent to these trails will be implemented on weekends to provide more space for walking and cycling, thus making it easier for everyone to practice physical distancing.
Normal weekend closures will start at 6 am on Saturdays and remain in place until 11 pm on Sundays.
Public parking lots will be inaccessible if they are found within the road closure area.
Allen Road Maintenance:
Allen Road will be closed from Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11 pm until Monday, October 19, 2020 at 5 am for annual maintenance.
“The City performs regular spring and fall maintenance every couple years on the Allen Road Expressway,” states the City’s website.
“This maintenance typically involves a full or partial closure of the expressway over a weekend that allows City road crews, engineers, and other stakeholders to make improvements and keep the throughway in a state of good repair.”