Toronto Road Closures, Events, Festivals And More To Watch For This Weekend (June 8 to 10)

Well, Toronto has another busy weekend in store, filled with (some free!) events, festivals and of course, road closures.

So here’s your guide to having a great weekend in Toronto — and hopefully, traffic-free.

Foodalicious

Where: Downsview Park
When: Saturday June 9 and Sunday June 10
Admission: Free

Foodalicious Food Festival welcomes you to a large selection of Toronto’s top food trucks, carnival games, inflatables, stage shows, live music and so much more. Great for the kids, but adults can hang in the beer garden and munch on gourmet snacks.

Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer

For more than a decade, The Ride to Conquer Cancer has united an unparallelled community of powerful men and women across Canada committed to conquering cancer in our lifetime.

Road Closures For The Event:
  • Lake Shore Blvd. W. closed from Ontario Dr. to Windermere Ave., Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Windermere Ave. closed from Lake Shore Blvd. W to The Queensway, Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Burnhamthorpe Rd. lane closure westbound from The West Mall to Mill Rd., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • The Queensway lane closure westbound from Windermere Ave. to The West Mall Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • The West Mall lane closure northbound from The Queensway to Burnhamthorpe Rd. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • You can also expect GO train delays and busses in the area to be diverted.

A TAVOLA (Come and Eat)

Where: West Island in Ontario Place 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
When: Friday June 8 to Sunday June 10
Please note: This is a 19+ event. Valid ID required.
Admission: $9.00

A TAVOLA is a food celebration of everything Italian culture has to offer — delicious cocktails, wines, and food flavours from our most talented Italian restaurants and specialty food vendors. During the weekend festivities there will be an Italian breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The breakfast will feature items handcrafted with an Italian flare.

Shoppers Love You, Run For Women

The Shoppers Love You Run for Women has raised over $3.4 million dollars for local mental health services. Every dollar raised supports mothers, daughters, and friends through the funding of programs that allow women to take that next step to recovery.

Road Closures For The Event:
  • Grenville Pl. closed from the West side of Women’s College Hospital parking garage entrance to Surrey Pl., Saturday, 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Grosvenor St. closed from Queen’s Park Cres. E. to Terauley Lane, Saturday, 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Surrey Pl. closed from Grenville St. to Grosvenor St., Saturday, 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Grosvenor St. closed from Terauley Lane to Queen’s Park Cres. E. Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Queen’s Park closed from College St. to Queen’s Park Cres. E. Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Queen’s Park closed from Queen’s Park Cres. E. to Bloor St. W., Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Queen’s Park Cres. E. closed from Queen’s Park to Queen’s Park Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Queen’s Park Cres. W. closed from Queen’s Park to Queen’s Park Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • St Joseph St. closed from Bay St. to Queen’s Park Cres. E. Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Grilled Cheese Challenge

Where: Islington & Lake Shore Blvd. W.
When: June 9th 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Free

On Saturday the Lakeshore Village BIA welcomes back the 3rd annual Grilled Cheese Challenge Festival. The festival challenges food professionals to create one-of-a-kind grilled cheese sandwiches and compete for the ultimate grand prize of $1000.

Road Closures For The Event:

Lake Shore Blvd. W. closed Islington Ave to Third St., Saturday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Portugal Day Parade

Celebrate Portuguese culture and heritage at this kid-friendly event on Sunday. Expect amazing food, music, and of course, a parade.

Road Closures For The Event:
  • Dundas St. W. closed from Lansdowne Ave. to Shaw St., Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Lansdowne Ave. closed from Bloor St. W. to College St., Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Line 1 closed Lawrence West to Sheppard West on Sunday. Late opening at 11:00 a.m.

Artisan Cheese Night Market

Canada’s first-ever Artisan Cheese Night Market is a sampling show where you can try before you buy. Once you have purchased admission, you get to sample award-winning Canadian cheese, Quebec charcuterie and Ontario artisan foods, plus Niagara wines and Prince Edward County.

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