News Release
May 26, 2022

Today, the City of Toronto announced upcoming road closures and restrictions in effect for the May 28 to 29 weekend.

ActiveTO will take place again this weekend along sections of Lake Shore Boulevard West, Bayview Avenue and The Meadoway.

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., Saturday, May 28 until 7 p.m., Sunday, May 29. ActiveTO will also take place on Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only) between Windermere Avenue and Stadium Road on May 29, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Heart & Stroke will hold a warmup for the virtual Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart along the Lake Shore Boulevard West ActiveTO closure on 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 during the 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.

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 through Bike Share Toronto’s interactive map.

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

Other road closures and restrictions

The annual Gumball 3000 car rally and events will kick off in Toronto this weekend, which will also result in vehicle traffic closures on Bay Street, from Davenport Road to Bloor Street West, from 6 a.m., Friday, May 27 to 2 p.m., May 28; on Yonge Street, from Dundas Street to Shuter Street, from 5 to 11:59 p.m., May 27; on Yonge Street, from Gerrard Street to Queen Street, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 28; and on Dundas Street West, from Victoria Street to Bay Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 28.

Yonge Street, between Front Street East and Lake Shore Boulevard, and the westbound Gardiner Expressway off-ramp to Yonge-Bay-York Streets are still closed to vehicle traffic for ongoing emergency work that is addressing a substantial flow of ground water under the intersection of Yonge Street and The Esplanade. Crews are working around the clock to repair the issue and will have the roadway reopened as soon as possible.

Residents should also be advised of the following road restrictions due to critical City-led infrastructure work that may impact travel throughout the weekend:

  • Jarvis Street, from Carlton Street to Bloor Street East, including Ted Rogers Way, is reduced to one lane in each direction for road resurfacing, sidewalk repairs and intersection safety modifications.
  • Wellesley Street East, from Ontario Street to Sherbourne Street, is reduced to one westbound lane for bikeway and road reconstruction.
  • Wellington Street, from Yonge Street to Church Street, is reduced to one westbound lane for TTC track replacement and sidewalk improvements.
  • Travel lanes on The Queensway, between Parkside Drive and Roncesvalles Avenue, are reduced to a minimum of one shared travel lane in each direction for King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles TTC track replacement and road reconstruction work. People not travelling to the area are encouraged to use Parkside Drive, Jameson Avenue, Lansdowne Avenue or Dufferin Street for north-south travel; and Dundas Street West, Bloor Street West, Lake Shore Boulevard West or the Gardiner Expressway for east-west travel.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of road 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

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 or follow @TTCnotices on Twitter to receive information about service interruptions.

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