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Toronto weekend road closures: Pan Am party shuts down section of Bloor; SRT closed

CityNews | posted Friday, Jul 3rd, 2015

If you didn’t know summer arrived in Toronto, you would know it by the road closures in effect every weekend for events.

This weekend, a Pan Am Games torch relay celebration and street festivals will take over the city. Below is a list of road closures.

Also, keep in mind, there are some subway closures this weekend.

Road closures for events

Pan Am Games Torch Relay Community Celebration
The torch makes its way from Trenton to Toronto on Saturday, on day 35 of the relay. Citytv’s Tracy Moore is expected to arrive carrying the torch at the Bloor viaduct (Prince Edward viaduct) around 7 p.m. and will light the cauldron.

Bloor Street including the viaduct from Parliament Street to Broadview Avenue will be closed from 8 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Sunday.

Motorists won’t be able to access to Castle Frank Road from the Don Valley Parkway and the Bayview extension ramps from 4 p.m. on Saturday to 5 a.m. on Sunday.

Salsa on St. Clair
The street party celebrating Latin culture takes place along St. Clair Avenue this weekend, featuring live music, dance, food, and other events.

St. Clair Avenue will be closed from Winona Drive to Christie Street from 8 a.m. on Saturday to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

Youth Day
The free event on Sunday will allow young people to showcase their music, fashion, film, photography, and other artistic ventures in front of the masses at Yonge-Dundas Square.

Yonge Street, from Dundas to Queen streets, will be closed from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Taste of Lawrence
The three-day food and culture festival takes place in Scarborough from Friday to Sunday.

Lawrence Avenue, from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road, will be closed from 10 a.m. on Friday to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.

TTC closures

Trains won’t be running on Line 3 (SRT) this weekend for TTC track and maintenance work. Regular service will resume at 6 a.m. on Monday.

Shuttle buses will run between McCowan and Kennedy stations. Kennedy, Lawrence East and Scarborough Centre stations will be open for fare purchases.

Also, service on Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth) between St. George and Pape stations starts running at noon instead of 9 a.m. on Sunday due to beam and track work on the Bloor viaduct. Shuttle buses will run along Bloor Street and Danforth Avenue.


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