With the Toronto Raptors up 3-1 and heading into Game 5 tonight at the Scotiabank Arena, the city is getting ready for massive crowds in the downtown core.
On Sunday night, City of Toronto spokesperson, Brad Ross, tweeted some advice to Raptors fans hoping to watch in the city — leave your cars at home!
Heading downtown tomorrow to take in Game 5, a viewing party or just because, PLEASE consider leaving your car at home and opt for public transit. Road closures and info on extra TTC service can all be found here: https://t.co/qQzfoe3r2S #WeTheNorth
— Brad Ross (@bradrossTO) June 9, 2019
According to Ross, there will be multiple road closures in the city’s core both before and after the game.
Roads affected by the closure include:
- Bremner Blvd. from Lake Shore Blvd. W. to York St. from 7 a.m. on June 10 until 2 a.m. on June 11
- York St. between Lake Shore Blvd. W. and Front St. W. 9 a.m. on June 10 until 2 a.m. on June 11
- Bremner Blvd. between Lower Simcoe St. and York St. from 9 a.m. on June 10 until 2 a.m. on June 11
- Bremner Blvd. from Lower Simcoe St. to Rees St. from 5 p.m. on June 10 until 2 a.m. on June 11
To help ease congestion in the area, the TTC intends to run additional service on Monday night. The TTC is adding five additional subway cars and 25 more buses to the downtown core both before and after the game. The TTC will also continue running the Blue Night Network throughout the night.