News Release
June 10, 2021

The City of Toronto today announced the ActiveTO major weekend road closures and highlighted other routes that will be available for people to safely get outside for exercise on  Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13.

ActiveTO locations this weekend include:

  • Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only) from Leslie Street to Woodbine Avenue, from June 12 at 6 a.m. until June 13 at 9 p.m.
  • Roads within High Park will be closed to vehicles starting at approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, June 10 until 7 a.m. on Monday, June 14.
  • The Bayview multi-use trail, from Mill Street to Rosedale Valley Road, is available to make more space for people outside.
  • Toronto’s has more than 1,500 parks that remain open for exercise every day of the week.

ActiveTO routes are open to people on bikes and pedestrians. Residents planning to use ActiveTO routes or visit High Park are asked to access them by bike or on foot due to limited nearby parking and no on-site parking available.

City staff will actively monitor traffic congestion along Lake Shore Boulevard East this weekend and adjust signal timing at the intersection of Leslie Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East to keep vehicles moving and people safe. Drivers are reminded to plan their trips in advance to avoid the closure, if possible, and should consider using a wayfinding app to understand detours and travel times.

City staff continue planning for other weekend closures along Black Creek Drive, as well as roads within the Exhibition Place. Details will be announced when they are available.

Bike Share Toronto stations are available along ActiveTO routes. Download the PBSC app to get started.

June is Bike Month. It’s an annual celebration of cycling in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area featuring a variety of virtual events from Monday, May 31 to Wednesday, June 30. Residents can log their cycling trips and play Bike Month Bingo for a chance to win prizes. More information is available here

ActiveTO was designed in response to COVID-19 to provide more space for people to practise physical distancing while outside, support the overall wellbeing of residents and to quickly connect and expand Toronto’s cycling network by installing safe, separated temporary bike routes that mirror major transit lines.

Learn more about ActiveTO, including information about the new ActiveTO Bayview Cycling Corridor, here

Details about access to High Park are available here

Maps and details for available paths and trails are available here

Learn more about cycling in Toronto



“Even as more people in our city get vaccinated, it’s important that we provide as much space as possible for people to safely be active and get exercise. I encourage residents to get outside this weekend and use any of the many ActiveTO locations for fresh air and exercise.”

– Mayor John Tory

“This weekend, stay cool while staying active in one of the City’s parks or trails. Toronto’s tree canopy helps to support the City’s resilience to climate change, while providing a shady escape on sunny days.”

– Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rough Park) Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee

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