It’s time to start planning your weekend, especially if you’re going to be heading downtown.
This weekend, the 43rd-edition of the Toronto International Film Festival will be taking over King Street from Thursday to Sunday, causing various road closures and streetcar diversions.
Additionally, TTC construction and maintenance will cause disruptions on Line 1 and Line 2.
From Saturday, September 8 to Sunday, September 9, there will be no service on the portion of Line 1 Yonge-University between Lawrence and St Clair stations while Metrolinx crews continue construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
Shuttle buses will run frequently along Yonge Street, stopping at each station along the route.
Additionally, this Sunday only, Line 2 Bloor-Danforth will be open late between St George and Broadview stations while the City of Toronto and TTC crews perform subway track work and maintenance on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct.
Shuttle buses will run between these stations. Subway service is scheduled to begin at noon.
Castle Frank, Sherbourne and Bay stations will be closed but all other stations will remain open for fare sales and transfers.
Toronto International Film Festival – Festival Street
TIFF’s fourth annual Festival Street runs from Thursday, September 6 through Monday, September 10.
Festival Street events will result in the full closure of King Street West to traffic between Spadina and University Avenues from 5 am on Thursday, September 6 until 5 am on Monday, September 10.
John Street between King Street and Wellington Street will also be closed during the five-day period.
Taste of the Kingsway
Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive North to Montgomery Road will be closed from Friday, September 7 at noon to Sunday, September 9 at midnight.
A series of full and partial road closures will also take place in the surrounding area to accommodate this event.
The Festival of Praise
The formation of the parade and festival area will result in all northbound lanes of Queens Park Crescent East being closed between College Street and Bloor Street West on Saturday, September 8 from 6 am to 6 pm with southbound traffic maintained on Queens Park Crescent West.
Toronto 5k for Sick Kids Hospital Foundation
A series of road closures will take place in the area bounded by St. Clair Avenue West to the north, Christie Street to the west, Davenport Road to the south and Russell Hill Road/Boulton Drive to the east on Saturday, September 8 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am.
The Cabbagetown Festival
Parliament Street from Gerrard Street East to Wellesley Street East and Carlton Street from Ontario Street to Exchange Lane will be closed in both directions from Saturday, September 8 at 6 am to Sunday, September 9 at 9 pm.
Bang and Olufsen Yorkville 5K Charity Fun Run/Walk and Canadian 5K Road Race Championship
A series of road closures will take place in the area bounded by Davenport Road to the north, University Avenue/Queen’s Park/Avenue Road to the west, Dundas Street West to the south and Bay Street to the east on Sunday, September 9 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am.