Today, the City of Toronto announced that ActiveTO will take place over the Victoria Day long weekend along sections of Lake Shore Boulevard West, Bayview Avenue and The Meadoway, in addition to an ActiveTO COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, May 23.
These road closures are recurring short-term closures of major streets adjacent to highly used trails that provide space for thousands of people to be active, contributing to the overall health and wellbeing of Toronto residents.
ActiveTO will take place on Bayview Avenue from Rosedale Valley Road to Lawren Harris Square, River Street between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Street, and The Meadoway from Brimley Road to Scarborough Golf Club Road, from 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. ActiveTO will also take place on Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only), between Windermere Avenue and Stadium Road, on Monday, May 23 (Victoria Day) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Toronto Public Health is also hosting a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic along the Lake Shore Boulevard West ActiveTO route on Monday, May 23 to help residents get their next eligible dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The clinic will be located at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Strachan Avenue and will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clinic will have first, second, third and fourth doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and will operate on a walk-in basis with no health card required. Pfizer (including pediatric doses) and Moderna vaccines will be available. Masks are mandatory inside the clinic area.
ActiveTO will be in effect again during the May 28 to 29 weekend. Bayview Avenue from Rosedale Valley Road to Lawren Harris Square, River Street between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Street, and The Meadoway from Brimley Road to Scarborough Golf Club Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 29. ActiveTO will take place on Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only), between Windermere Avenue and Stadium Road, on Sunday, May 29 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Heart & Stroke will be holding a warm-up for the virtual Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart along the Lake Shore Boulevard West ActiveTO closure on Sunday, May 29. The event aims to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke. Heart & Stroke street teams will be on site on May 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ActiveTO routes are open to pedestrians and people cycling and closed to vehicles. Residents planning to use ActiveTO routes are asked to access them by bike or as a pedestrian, as there is no available on-site parking and limited nearby parking.
Roads within High Park will also be closed to vehicles on all three days of the long weekend. Limited street parking is available on Bloor Street. More information about access to High Park is available on the City’s High Park webpage.
Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of ActiveTO weekend closures should stay alert, consider alternate routes and allow extra time to get to and from their destinations. A complete list of road closures and restrictions is available at Toronto.ca/roadrestrictions.
Road users should look for Bike Share Toronto stations, as well as seasonal valet stations that are staffed with Mobile Community Ambassadors who have extra bikes and docking points. Residents can download the PBSC app or visit a station to get started. More information is available on the Bike Share Toronto website.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting around the city. TTC customers can subscribe to eAlerts at TTC.ca or follow @TTCnotices on Twitter to receive information about service interruptions.
Toronto’s more than 1,500 parks and 11,000 hectares of ravine spaces are also open for fresh air and exercise every day, including weekends. Maps and details for walking, cycling and hiking paths and trails in Toronto are available on the City’s Walking, Hiking and Cycling webpage.
More information about ActiveTO is available at Toronto.ca/activeto.
“We have made huge progress confronting the pandemic and reopening Toronto. City staff are working to balance all the renewed demands on our roads and other public spaces and the need to accommodate as much as possible all the major events across Toronto that are now back, while continuing to provide opportunities for ActiveTO. I encourage people to get out and enjoy ActiveTO and all parts of our city this weekend.”
– Mayor John Tory
“With warmer weather approaching, the return of ActiveTO will once again support the overall wellbeing of residents, by encouraging active transportation and providing more places to get fresh air and exercise.”
– Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee
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