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DVP closed this weekend for scheduled fall maintenance

CityNews | posted Friday, Oct 24th, 2014

Drivers in Toronto will have to plan for another weekend of road closures as the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) is scheduled to be closed for annual fall maintenance.

The DVP will be closed from the Gardiner Expressway to Highway 401 from 10 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Monday.

City crews will be doing road repairs, inspecting overpasses and cameras, and cleaning catch basins, among other tasks.

Alternate routes for drivers include Don Mills Road, Bayview Avenue, Yonge Street and Victoria Park Avenue.

Other road closures will also be in effect for events and construction projects.

Closures for events

Charity Bed Race
Two westbound lanes of Bloor Street West, from Prince Edward Drive to Royal York Road, will be closed on Sunday from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Halloween Parade
Bloor Street will be closed in both directions between Jane Street and Runnymede Avenue on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Variety Village 5 Kilometre Wheels, Run and Walk-N-Roll
Danforth Avenue, from Kingston Road to Birchmount Road, will be closed on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Construction projects

Bathurst Street
The TTC and city road crews are undertaking track work, watermain repairs and other road improvements at Bathurst and Wolseley streets, and Bathurst and Dundas Street West.

The intersection of Bathurst and Wolseley streets will be closed until Nov. 2 for work around and outside the Wolseley Loop. Drivers also won’t have access to Bathurst from Willis to Robinson streets, just north of Queen Street West.

The 511 Bathurst streetcar are being replaced by buses, and the 511 Bathurst bus will be on diversion during the closure

Parkside Drive road and sidewalk repairs
Parkside Drive, between Bloor Street West and Lake Shore Boulevard West, will be reduced to one lane until early November for road resurfacing and sidewalk repairs.

Adelaide Street West road, watermain and TTC work
Adelaide Street West, from Simcoe to York streets, will be partially closed until mid-November for watermain work, TTC track removal and road reconstruction.

Don Mills Road closure for watermain work
The southbound curb lane of Don Mills Road, from York Mills Road to Lawrence Avenue East, will be closed until Nov. 30 for watermain relining.

An additional southbound lane on Don Mills will be closed from Mallard Avenue to Bond Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every day.

Bridge repair on York Mills Road
One eastbound lane and one westbound lane of York Mills Road, from Lesmill to Scarsdale roads, will be closed for bridge repair.

The work started on Aug. 11 and will continue for around 11 weeks until the end of October.

Watermain projects on Richmond Street
Richmond Street will be reduced to two lanes between Church and York streets for watermain work. The work started on Aug. 11 and will run through October.


Drivers can stay up-to-date on construction details by visiting the City of Toronto website.

Upcoming construction can also be viewed on the T.O. INview map.


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