These are the TTC route changes to expect during today's Climate Strike

Sep 27 2019, 6:17 am

Massive crowds are expected to rally at Queen’s Park today to participate in the Global Strike for Climate Justice.

Hosted by Fridays For Future Toronto, the Facebook event page showed 11K going to the strike and an additional 14K “interested” in the event as of Friday morning.

Beginning at 10 am in the south end of the park grounds, the day will see a rally followed by a 1.5 minute of silence to remember those who have already lost their lives to the climate crisis, and then a march.

The march will head east on Wellesley, south on Bay, west on Queen and north on University, circling back to Queen’s Park.

The event will conclude with a rally and musical performances, plus speakers including Indigenous activists, food justice advocates, Fridays for Future youth, and former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Dianne Saxe.

Some of the city’s transit routes will be impacted as the day’s activities proceed. According to the TTC, extra subway service will be prepared to help transport the expected large crowds to and from the event.

Buses will be on standby for additional support.

Those travelling on buses and streetcars around midday should expect routes on Bay Street, College Street, Dundas Street and Queen Street to be impacted.

The TTC has also said that the 5 Avenue bus is currently rerouting, taking a detour southbound via Bloor Street West, St. George Street and Prince Arthur Avenue, and northbound via Bedford Road, Bloor Street West, and Avenue Road.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.