Last updated: September 24, 2020 at 12:40 p.m.
ActiveTO Major Road Closures will be in place each weekend until the end of September, up to and including the weekend of September 26-27, 2020. Availability of Major Road closures may be impacted by planned construction or other road restrictions.
For this weekend, September 26 at 6 a.m. until September 27 at 11 p.m., the following three major road closures will be in place:
The closure typically planned on Lake Shore Boulevard East (Leslie St. to Woodbine Ave) will not be in place this weekend. Keeping the route open to vehicles provides more alternate routes for drivers while important and necessary nearby lane restrictions and closures are in place related to long-term work on the Gardiner Expressway over the weekend.
On Sunday, September 27 part of Yonge Street will be closed for ActiveTO presents Open Streets. Closures on Yonge Street will begin between 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday and roads will re-open starting at 2 p.m., and be fully re-opened by 3 p.m.:
Popular recreational trails like the Martin Goodman Trail and the Lower Don Trail have been observed to be overcrowded, especially on warmer weekends. Recurring short-term closures (i.e. weekends and holidays) of major streets adjacent to these trails will be implemented to provide more space for walking and cycling, thus enabling practising physical distancing.
Normal weekend closures (except long weekends) will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturdays until 11 p.m. on Sundays.
Public parking lots, such as those with access to parks and beaches, will not be accessible if they fall within the major road closure area.
City Staff will monitor adjacent routes and make adjustments as needed. Other locations are being reviewed for closures for the following weekend and beyond.