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We warned you: ‘Weekend’ road closures start Thursday

CityNews | posted Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015

Don’t say we didn’t warn you. A large portion of Yonge Street in the city’s downtown core will be off-limits to drivers starting Thursday morning and over the weekend for Buskerfest.

On Saturday and Sunday, there will also be road closures for a Tamil festival in Scarborough, and an intersection closure until Monday morning in East York due to construction.

Add to that a partial subway shutdown for TTC work, and you’ve got yourself a busy weekend in the city.


Yonge Street, from Queen to College streets, will be closed from 9:30 a.m. on Thursday to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.

Some lane closures will take place on Yonge between Richmond and College from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

From Thursday to Sunday, some local streets will be closed including Dundas Square Street, and Walton, Gould, Edward and Elm streets.

Toronto Tamil Festival
Morningside Avenue will be closed from Finch Avenue East to Neilson Road from 6 a.m. on Saturday to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.

Road work

East York construction
The intersection of Don Mills Road and O’Connor Drive will be closed in all directions from Friday at 7 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m. for road resurfacing and sidewalk.

Two ramps from the Don Valley Parkway to southbound Don Mills Road will also be closed.

TTC buses will be diverted in the area.

TTC closure

Line 1 partial shutdown
Subways won’t be running on a portion of Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) between St Clair West and Downsview stations due to track and signal upgrades.

The TTC will be running replacement buses along the affected route. Regular subway service resumes at 6 a.m. on Monday.


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