TIFF certainly brings an exciting crowd to Toronto, but it will also bring a few headaches for commuters as the festival will cause a diversion on the popular King streetcar route.
The King streetcar will be diverted for four days, including workdays and weekends, for the TIFF Street Festival.
Starting September 6 at 5 a.m. until September 10 at 5 a.m., the 501 King will be diverting up to Queen Street.
Westbound routes will head up York and down Spadina.
Eastbound routes will divert up Spadina and down Church.
Commuters are understandably frustrated, as the King streetcar is one of the busiest routes in the city with roughly 80,000 people taking the route each day
Shutting down the 504 King streetcar in rush hour, detouring it on to Queen St and causing severe delays to 504 King and 501 Queen streetcars is totally unacceptable! The King streetcar carries over 80000 people a day and it is appalling that the city allows you to do this.
— andrewpmk (@andrewpmk) August 21, 2018
The renewed energy for pedestrians had brought in popular initiatives that encouraged a more relaxed vibe to the famous street highlighting both transit and pedestrians over traffic.
That is until TIFF comes to town apparently…
Here’s hoping we can get back to normal once the A-Listers leave.