As the weather finally warms up, events in the city get booming.
As a result, several happenings will involve road closures this weekend.
Whether you’re exploring Toronto’s most captivating buildings or strolling through Kensington Market, there’s plenty to get up to over the next few days.
- Every building taking part in this year's Doors Open Toronto
- These are the scrumptious bites coming to this year's 'Fast in the 6'
- A Pan-Asian Night Market is coming to Ontario Place this August
Business in the areas of the upcoming events will stay open to foot traffic, but you won’t be able to access these spots by car.
These are the places you’ll want to steer your vehicle clear of from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26:
Fast in the 6 – Friday, May 24 from 9:40 pm to 10:30 pm
Hagerman Street, from Elizabeth Street to Bay Street, will be closed. A map of this closure is available here.
Toronto Raptors tailgate and viewing party – Saturday, May 25 from 7 am to midnight
Bremner Boulevard from Lake Shore Boulevard West to the east side of the parking garage at 25 York Street will be closed. A map of these closures is available here.
Doors Open Toronto – Saturday, May 25 from 8:30 am to 5 pm
The east curb lane on Victoria Street, from Dundas Street East to Shuter Street, will be closed as part of this City-wide event. A complete list of the many Doors Open Toronto events taking place throughout the weekend is available here.
Senhor Santo Cristo Festival – Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 from 2 pm to 11 pm
Portugal Square, from Bathurst Street to Adelaide Street West, as well as Adelaide Street West, from 629 Adelaide Street West to Bathurst Street, will be closed each day. A map of these closures is available here.
Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market – Sunday, May 26 from noon to 10:30 pm
Passover of Imam Ali – Sunday, May 26 from 5 pm to 9:30 pm
• Northbound curb lane on McCowan Road, between the driveway at 4325 McCowan Road and Steeles Avenue East.
• Eastbound curb lane on Steeles Avenue East, between McCowan Road and Middlefield Avenue.
• All southbound lanes on Middlefield Avenue will be closed from Steeles Avenue East to Passmore Avenue.
• Westbound curb lane on Passmore Avenue from Middlefield Avenue to 328 Passmore Ave.
A map of these closures is available here.
In addition to road closures related to special events, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city.
As a result of this, people are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster, and more affordable way of getting to their destinations. Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destinations.
A more complete list of events and road work is available here.
Information about road closures related to parades and special events that are overseen by the Toronto Police Service is available here.