The weekend ahead is prepping to be a sunny one in Toronto, and as you gear up to enjoy it, there are a few road closures you’ll want to be aware of across the city.
Starting at 9 pm tonight — Friday, November 6 — Lake Shore Boulevard West will be reduced to single-lane traffic, westbound, between Windermere Avenue and Ellis Avenue.
The reduction will remain in effect until 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 8, to accommodate a large tower crane hoist.
Also, there will be several filming permits in place downtown through the weekend, including along Asquith Avenue; this will require lane restrictions on Church Street.
Under the city’s streets, there will also be no subway service on Line 1 between St. Clair West and St. Andrew stations on Saturday and Sunday to allow for track work. Dupont, St. Patrick, and Osgoode stations will be closed, but all others will remain open for fare sales, connection to surface routes, and access to Line 2. Shuttle buses will be running.
Also, the 63 Ossington bus will be diverted away from Atlantic Avenue for a large crane lift; further details can be found here.
On Friday, Mayor John Tory also announced a pothole repair blitz will take place Saturday, November 7, ahead of winter weather. Crews will be working to repair “as many potholes as possible” on expressways, major roads, and neighbourhood streets, starting early Saturday morning. Those driving or biking through the city on Saturday should expect “minor delays” as a result of the blitz, and the public is being asked to respect work zones by giving crews space while they make repairs.
The city says that traffic-signal timing on routes nearby planned restrictions and closures will be enhanced, all weekend, to help manage congestion.
The major road closures that have, for many weeks now, occurred each weekend for ActiveTO will not be in place this Saturday or Sunday. The city says factors for why include some of the restrictions listed above, as well as available capacity along the adjacent Martin Goodman Trail and Don Valley Trail.
As temperatures have cooled, City staff have reportedly observed that the trails are accommodating demand for their use.
ActiveTO major weekend road closures will not be in place this weekend. More info about weekend road closures is available at: https://t.co/oULtgWeeAc
— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) November 5, 2020