Toronto residents will have more space to enjoy the outdoors this weekend as the City is closing down another 10 km of roads to traffic as part of its ActiveTO initiative.
This weekend, the closure of Lake Shore Boulevard West will return and the Lake Shore Boulevard East closure will be extended east to Leslie Street, giving residents space to physically distance while getting exercise outdoors.
From Saturday, June 6 at 6 am until Sunday, June 7 at 11 pm, the following roads will be closed:
- Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only) from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road. As a result, the eastbound Gardiner Expressway off-ramp to Lake Shore Boulevard West (exit #146) will also be closed.
- Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only) from Leslie Street to just south of Woodbine Avenue (Kew Beach Avenue).
- Bayview Avenue from Mill Street to Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue.
Vehicle access on these sections of major roads will be closed to provide people with greater space for walking, running and biking.
The City says it will be actively managing traffic during these closures through signal timing adjustments on adjacent routes, as well as roadway signage to alert drivers. Motorists who normally travel these roads on weekends are encouraged to plan alternate routes.
Those expecting to use the major road closures to walk, run or cycle should access them as a pedestrian or by bike, since nearby parking is limited and site parking is not provided.
Parts of major roads in Toronto will be closed this weekend, Sat. at 6am until Sun. at 11pm:
– Lake Shore Blvd. W. (Windermere Ave. to Stadium Rd.)
– Lake Shore Blvd. E. (Leslie St. to Woodbine Ave)
– Bayview Ave (Front St E to Rosedale Valley Rd)
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Along with these major road closures, residents can also check out the ‘Quiet Streets’ across the city. To date, a total of 50 km of Quiet Street routes have been installed in 24 spots across the city, with more routes planned.
In these locations, the public can expect traffic calming measures, such as signage and temporary barricades placed at intersections to encourage slow, local vehicle access only so that the roadway can be a shared space that also welcomes people who walk, run and bike.